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Video: Royal Enfield Chennai tribute

Dan Aspel, 07 March 2011 11:26

Royal Enfield has released the following video as a tribute to the city of Chennai, its current base of operations. The video is also dedicated “to the wonderful people who build, sell, ride and maintain these beloved machines”. The once-British marque is currently building a second factory to cope with an annual Indian-market demand of 50,000 units per year.

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Aprilia offers 0% finance deals

Dan Aspel, 02 March 2011 09:48

Aprilia is offering 0% finance packages on the Shiver 750, Dorsoduro and Dorsoduro Factory until the end of this month. The offer requires a 25% deposit and runs over a 24 month period. Alternatively 1.9% finance offers are available for a lower £99 deposit. OTR prices currently stand at £6,674 for the Shiver, £7,174 for the Dorsoduro and £7,874 for the carbon-fibre laden ...

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For sale: Valentino Rossi's motorhome

Dan Aspel, 01 March 2011 17:09

Valentino Rossi's custom-painted motorhome is up for sale.The 11.94m, eight-sleeper "Monaco Dynasty Bishop IV" has a relatively new registration - 2009 - and a comfortably low mileage of 37,777.   The 425bhp rating is roughly double that of Rossi's new Ducati GP11, but the downside is it weighs in at 20,484kg.   A standard model would cost roughly £250,000, but there's no ...

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Avoiding idiots: readers’ videos

Dan Aspel, 23 February 2011 16:26

Last week we showed you a highlight video of Dublin’s worst drivers and asked MCN readers to submit their own footage. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and we hope you enjoy six of the best that we’ve included below. From the dangerous to the controversial, they highlight some of the hazards faced by motorcyclists every day on Britain’s roads and ...

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Video: Avoiding idiots

Dan Aspel, 16 February 2011 11:33

Ever felt like you’re the only sane person on the road? “Avoiding idiots” – a YouTube video shot by Dubliner Rob Brannigan on his daily commute through the city – highlights some of the dangers faced by bikers every day. Brannigan told MCN: “There were 3 main motivations for shooting the video: firstly, I nearly got taken out at the ...

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Bike vs car: cost comparison

Dan Aspel, 27 January 2011 14:32

Getting on a moped or bike costs half as much as driving a car, and we’ve got the figures to prove it. Our research below shows that a 17-year-old driving a car will have spent around £2640 to get on the road, while a 16-year-old riding a moped will have spent just £1288. A saving of over 52%. If you’re ...

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Electric bike beats petrol twins to podium

Dan Aspel, 10 January 2011 15:17

An electric superbike has taken two podium spots at a California-based race series – fighting off a petrol-fuelled grid of RC8s and 1198s. The Swigz.com Racing team bike – which makes 194bhp and 295ftlbs of instant torque – was piloted by team owner Chip Yates. An overjoyed Yates tweeted shortly after the races: “History has been made, and the gasoline ...

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MCN staff highlights of 2010

Dan Aspel, 31 December 2010 07:30

The past twelve months has seen some blistering racing, riding and releases in the world of motorcycling. As the year draws to a close, the MCN team look back at what defined another busy year in biking.  Here are our highlights of 2010: “Being one of the few journalists in the world to ride a bike at night under the ...

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Video: Dougie Lampkin’s back!

Dan Aspel, 22 December 2010 08:00

Trials legend Dougie Lampkin is back with a new Nissan-funded video available exclusively on motorcyclenews.com. MCN caught up with Lampkin on the set of the video shoot. He told us how his haul of 12 world championship wins – from utterly dominating the Trials scene from 1997 to 2003 – has eased the pressure on him and allowed him to ...

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Video: Hear the six-cylinder BMW K1600GT run

Dan Aspel, 15 December 2010 16:15

BMW have released the following video of the upcoming K 1600 GT. No voice over or introduction, but plenty of detail shots, as well as some good audio of the new six-cylinder 1649cc engine.  The 160bhp, 129ftlb is due to appear in showrooms in spring 2011. 

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