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Staff Blog: Taking charge of my Yamaha Fazer 8

Alison Silcox, 23 April 2013 17:43

Today’s the day my riding year really gets under-way; I’m taking charge of my new Yamaha Fazer 8 long termer this afternoon. After a weekend of bikes and beer at MCN Live at Butlins SkegVegas and the recent change in weather, I really am looking forward to getting back on two wheels and have loads of trips planned. First things ...

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Staff blog: Is the Judge worthy of a nod?

Liam Marsden, 22 April 2013 13:28

Riding back from MCN Live at Butlins Skegness at the weekend was the first weekend with good weather and plenty of bikes on the fantastic roads of the Lincolnshire Wolds. On previous long term bikes I've never given two thoughts to the nods I've received from fellow bikers. But I'm not sure if less people are nodding at me on ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - Marseille, Bologna and Skegness and 2500 miles in five days

Andy Downes, 26 April 2010 13:56

It’s the words you learn to dread while working at MCN – “Can I borrow your bike please?” In this case there was no way out. MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin needed to get to Marseille in the South of France for the launch of the new Yamaha FZ8 and because of the Icelandic volcano and no flights riding ...

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Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - First impressions

James Keen, 26 April 2010 10:18

My gleaming new GSX-R600 turned up at the office at 2.50pm on Friday and by 3 I was on the way up to Skegness for the MCN Live! weekend.  I'd volunteered to help marshall the MCN ride out on Saturday and it was the perfect way to put the first couple of hundred miles on the new bike. It got quite ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - MCN Live! priorities

Ian Jubb, 23 April 2010 17:30

Getting the priorities right for MCN Live at Butlins, Skegness. The GS is really a do anything bike and it carries beers and snacks pretty well too! Now on with the disk lock and away with the key until tomorrows ride out. Now to hope I don't actually find out how good it actually is! Further readingStaff bike blogs | ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - MCN Live! priorities

Ian Jubb, 23 April 2010 17:30

Getting the priorities right for MCN Live at Butlins, Skegness. The GS is really a do anything bike and it carries beers and snacks pretty well too! Now on with the disk lock and away with the key until tomorrows ride out. Now to hope I don't actually find out how good it actually is! Further readingStaff bike blogs | ...

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Staff bikes blog – Victory Hammer S: 48mpg!

Chris Newbigging, 23 April 2010 13:09

When you don’t have a fuel gauge, you get tuned in to how many miles you can do on a tank. My Hammer S usually gets around 125 miles before I fill up, returning 38mpg on a country roads blat – fairly respectable for a big engine like the Victory 1731cc lump. Yesterday I used the Victory to visit Shaw ...

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MCN Daily 14/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

Angus Farquhar, 14 April 2008 14:46

In episode 84 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show MCN’s editor, Marc Potter has been in Italy checking out Honda’s new CB1000R, we start the countdown to MCN Live at Butlins and Jorge Lorenzo is in heaven after his maiden win in Portugal.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up ...

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2005 MCN test fleet

Anonymous, 25 March 2005 00:00

MCN’s long term test bike fleet launched this week with an amazing selection of bikes lining up to be put through their paces this year. There will be 19 bikes on test with everything from a Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a Honda Africa Twin and the bikes are already being put through their paces. MCN editor Marc Potter took his Ducati ...

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