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Hesketh 24 first ride

Phil West, 13 August 2014 11:30

The British revival rumbles on. Or in this case THUNDERS. And then some. Hesketh is the latest UK heritage motorcycle brand to be reborn, (following Triumph in 1990, Norton in 2009 and Ariel last month). And, with numerous others in development (Brough, Matchless and Metisse), having a union flag on your bike’s tank is clearly a fashionable place to be ...

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Norton Academy gets Government backing

Andy Downes, 16 July 2014 12:21

Norton owner Stuart Garner has been promised Government backing for a new British Motorcycle Manufacture Academy (BMMA) after asking Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for help on Twitter. Garner, who bought Norton from American hands in 2009 and has been working to bring the brand back to former glory aims to make the BMMA a way of improving the ...

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Ride Assen this July

Richard Newland, 21 May 2014 10:51

If the current entry in your diary for July 10 this year can beat the intense excitement of riding at the world-famous Assen circuit on a Ducati, then look away now. If it can’t, read on. The Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) has been going since 2003, and offers riders of all abilities the opportunity to ride on great tracks, with ...

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TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

MCN, 16 April 2014 16:49

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020. TfL has targeted six ways it believes will further reduce the number of motorcycle accidents on London's roads, having already reduced the number of riders killed each year by ...

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BMW looking for three riders to compete in the GS Trophy

Andy Davidson, 25 March 2014 16:55

BMW is inviting British riders to compete for three places in Team UK for the 2014 GS Trophy final in Canada. The UK qualifier will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend May 25-26 and takes place in South Wales at BMW’s Off-Road Skills School. Riders will compete in navigation challenges on a road loop on their own bike, while ...

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Will Michael Dunlop and a factory BMW be competitive at the TT?

Simon Patterson, 08 January 2014 15:33

As revealed in today's MCN, sources suggest that seven-time TT winner Michael Dunlop could be on the cusp of signing a deal that would see him return to the TT in 2014 on a full factory BMW S1000RR. But has the young Northern Irishman made the right move by walking away from the might of Big H and their all-conquering ...

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The real story of The Great Escape

MCN, 24 December 2013 09:00

If there’s one film scene which everyone remembers it’s the bike chase in The Great Escape. After dozens of failed escape attempts ‘The Cooler King’, played by the inimitable Steve McQueen, finally makes it to within sight of freedom. He roars across the countryside on his stolen BMW pursued by a hoard of manic Nazi motorcyclists intent on his death. ...

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If you could download an expert bike skill overnight – which would you pick?

MCN, 27 November 2013 11:40

If you could download an expert bike skill overnight – which would you pick?

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Video: Jeremy McWilliams thrashes the new KTM Super Duke

Simon Patterson, 16 November 2013 09:00

KTM have released this video of the new Super Duke 1290 at it's recentl launch, with Jeremy McWilliams onboard around the Ascari circuit in Spain. It's fairly obvous that McWill has lost ittle of the skill that saw him GP races, as he wheelies, waves to the camera, and generally embarasses the journalists on track with him! 

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Video: See the new KTM Super Duke R in action

MCN, 03 October 2013 16:12

KTM has released new footage of the 1290 Super Duke R, showing the new super-naked's aggressive skills on road and track. Watch the video below and don't miss next week's MCN, as we go inside the factory to bring you the full story of the all-new bike's development – on sale Wednesday October 9.

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