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How fast does it go mister?

Adam Child, 23 May 2014 12:04

‘How fast does it go mister?’ Whether it’s bikes or broadband, we’re obsessed by speed, so here are the facts you need to win your next pub debate Speed addiction has plagued humans since we first realised we could run. We’re fascinated by it, and the quest to discover who, or what, is the fastest. As soon as we’re sure ...

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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: KTM 1290 Super Duke R group test

MCN, 10 January 2014 16:57

Triumph's Speed Triple is MCN's long-standing king of the traditional naked litre-class bikes, free of traction control and rider modes. At the other end of the spectrum is Aprilia's Tuono V4R, which grabbed all the accolades with brutal power and myriad electronic rider aids. But now there's a new 'Beast' fighting for naked honours: KTM's 1290 Super Duke R. We ...

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Video: Shark Helmets Extreme Experiment

MCN, 15 April 2013 11:28

Shark helmets have unveiled a new video to show the claimed energy-absorbing properties of their new Speed-R and Race-R Pro Carbon helmets. Recreating a Netwon's Cradle device experiment (designed to show Newton's first law of motion), they show how much the new helmets disappate energy using... err.. stuntmen's heads!

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Bikers arrested over motorway marriage blockade

Andy Downes, 13 March 2013 16:11

Four men, including the groom-to-be have been arrested following a marriage proposal in which hundreds of bikers blocked a Californian motorway. The groom and three friends were all arrested for the ‘investigation of misdemeanour public nuisance’ and ‘participating in an unlawful assembly’. The 24-year-old groom, Hector Martinez of Covina, California was also arrested for investigation of ‘exhibition of speed’. As ...

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Video: Kawasaki Ninja 300

MCN, 26 September 2012 13:55

EU laws change on 19 January replacing the 33bhp learner limit with 47bhp (and no more than 0.3bhp/kg), freeing up Kawasaki to make a more powerful entry-level sportsbike than its popular Ninja 250R. Though stopiing some way short of the new limits, the Ninja 300 promises to be a sporty, good-looking entry-level bike capable of high cruising speed and Kawasaki ...

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Video: MCN rides sidecar passenger

Adam Child, 02 August 2012 10:30

It’s often said the craziest people in the racing paddock are sidecar passengers, and after attempting it, I reckon they are. How the hell they can passenger around the TT course is unimaginable. Most would choose a nice slow machine, at a safe track, in the hands of an expert driver for their first go as a passenger, but not ...

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Video: Horex VR6 in action

Liam Marsden, 22 June 2012 12:13

Video released by new German manufacturer Horex shows their V6-engined VR6 on the road in what appears to be showroom-ready form. The video gives the first glimpse at the sound of the unique 1218cc narrow-angle V6. The all-new VR6 Roadster has a series of innovations including a clever and compact 1218cc six-cylinder engine. The bike will have 161bhp and a ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale vs BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV4

MCN, 11 May 2012 15:46

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles this year - the Ducati Panigale - reignite our passion for all things very fast? Ducati certainly hope so and have thrown the kitchen sink ...

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MCN reaches 100million Youtube views

Liam Marsden, 20 April 2012 11:02

Since MCN's first ever Youtube video was posted in July 2006 we have had over 100million views. On the MCN Youtube channel our 1056 (and counting) videos have been watched a total of 100,202,184 times to be exact at this moment in time. They feature everything from the Ducati Panigale first ride to a leaning monkey trike. To celebrate the achievement, here are our ...

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