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Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 needed

MCN is on th elookout for owners of a Kawasaki ZX750 H1, which we need for a static photoshoot this week. We don't need to ride the bike, we'll just collect it and drop it back off when we're finished, and you'll get some MCN freebies for your troubles! If you can help contact alison.silcox@motorcyclenews.com or call 01733 468025.

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 August 2014

Lotus C-01 spied testing

This is the world’s first glimpse of a working version of the all-new 200bhp Lotus C-01 superbike, spied testing on the roads near the German headquarters of the firm behind the bike. The image is the first ‘in-the-metal’ confirmation the ambitious plan to build a Lotus motorcycle is now nearing reality, lending weight to the firm’s intention to get the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 18 August 2014

Petition to ban surface dressing launched

An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures. The ePetition was started by Christopher Caswell and calls for an end to surface dressing; the method of adding a layer of liquid tar and then gravel that poses such a danger to motorcyclists. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 15 August 2014

September MADness

If your September evenings are looking a little devoid of humour, you need to head to a theatre in Maidstone, Southend, Newark or Scunthorpe to be entertained by persistent prankster and GP aficionado, Steve Parrish, on his MAD tour. If your September is already maxed out, then the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull has announced that the tour will roll ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 14 August 2014

New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan

The horrified response to the Japanese specification Ducati 1199 when it was unveiled in 2012 has prompted this revised exhaust system, spotted by a spy photographer at the Ducati test track last week. The noise regulations in  Japan are so strict that the 1199 was unable to pass without a massive carbon-fibre end can and modified crankcase with a noise-supressing ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 14 August 2014

Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being squeezed out by the even-faster Z1 in ’73. But by then the H2 had cemented its place in folklore. In those pre-political correctness days, Kawasaki’s press release trumpeted: ‘The Kawasaki 750 ...

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  • General news
  • 14 August 2014

Harley recall now includes UK models

A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work to be scheduled. The recall follows concerns that ABS-equipped bikes built between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014 may suffer a front wheel lock-up during riding ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 August 2014

Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions

We’ve teamed up with Riders for Health to offer one lucky reader the chance to meet their GP heroes at the fantastic Day of Champions event taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday August 28. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the entertainment zone, giving access to the stage show, live music, rider interviews, stunt shows and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 August 2014

Penalty for mobile use could double

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has suggested the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving could be doubled from three points to six, backing up Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's similar call. The increased penalties would also mean any driver convicted twice in three years would get banned from driving as a result of totting up points. The transport ...

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  • General news
  • 08 August 2014

Has Cal Crutchlow made the right move defecting to Honda?

Two weeks ago Cal Crutchlow was staying with Ducati for the second year of his contract, but now he's announced he'll be moving to the LCR Honda squad in 2015.

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 07 August 2014

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