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Top 10 infamous bike ads

MCN, 27 June 2014 08:30

Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore…     Life helmets | 1979Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with its campaign featuring body-painted models Tula and Diane West. The shooting of the ads was featured, revealingly, in Aussie magazine Revs while controversy was stoked four years later when Tula, ...

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How to change your chain and sprockets

MCN, 26 June 2014 11:00

Even a beautifully maintained chain that spends its life in a shimmering coating of oil and is frequently adjusted to exact manufacturer tolerances will wear out, and it will take the sprockets with it. The chain stretches with miles, its rollers fit less snugly inside the sprocket’s teeth and cut into them, eventually turning each tooth into a pointed hook. ...

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500cc two-stroke for £60,000

MCN, 23 June 2014 16:17

If you hanker after 500cc two-strokes and have £60,000 burning a hole in your wallet then the Ronax 500 might be your ideal track bike. The Ronax, built in Germany, is powered by a two-stroke V4, producing a claimed 160bhp. Surprisingly it's road legal and even features two ignition maps. Ronax will only be making 46 bikes, so be quick!

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Monsters Inc.

MCN, 12 June 2014 11:28

If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's tills and funded the development of headline-grabbing models such as the 916. 21 years later we look at the four defining models, and highlight a few good ...

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Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R owners needed

MCN, 29 May 2014 16:44

MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R models. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and email it to mcn.news@motorcyclenews.com along with a head and shoulder photograph of yourself. Name:Home town:Bike ...

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All-new Ariel prototype spied testing

MCN, 01 May 2014 15:24

An eagle-eyed MCN reader snatched this exclusive spy shot of the prototype Ariel roadster undergoing testing close to the firm's Somerset factory. The picture reveals the bike has much more radical engineering wrapped around the Honda VFR1200F engine and swingarm than previously thought. Most striking, and surprising, is the unconventional front-end, which has a striking similarity to the 'girder' front suspension ...

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Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

MCN, 17 April 2014 10:37

On April 5 2014 motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passed away at the age of 70. Tamburini is arguably the most influential motorcycle designer of modern times, and was responsible for designing the beatiful Ducati 916 and equally stunning MV Agusta F4 - which remains the same today. Although there'll be no new Tamburini-designed motorcycles, we have some of his most iconic ...

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Have a spin with Marquez's helmet

MCN, 13 March 2014 06:00

In this week's MCN, we have an incredible feature on some of the most iconic helmets in motorcycle racing; from Evel Knievel to Jorge Lorenzo. We look at construction, paint and technology, and how it's improved from the seventies to the present day. One fo the lids featured is that of eventual World Champion Marc Marquez. But it's not just ...

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Video: MT-09 Group Test

MCN, 12 March 2014 12:07

At £6799, Yamaha's three-cylinder MT-09 promises super naked thrills and supersport speed, but at a budget commuter price. But how close is it really to any of them? To find out, we put it through a multi-disciplined test against typical examples of each, around town, down motorways, along backroads and even on track.)

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Video: 125s to the Elephant Rally

MCN, 20 February 2014 10:57

The Elephant Rally is for nutters. Since its inception in 1956, thousands of riders across Europe have traversed snow, blizzards and temperatures as low as -16C to attend the annual event. So of course MCN's Andy Davidson thought it would be a good idea to ride to the event on three 125s... brightcove.createExperiences();

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