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Poll: Should the AR125 be rescued from history’s dustbin?

Guy Procter, 25 July 2012 07:30

When the Government relegated learners from 250s to 125s nearly 30 years ago, hopes of luring the next generation of riders hinged on two new two-strokes from Yamaha and Kawasaki. History has remembered the wrong one, argues Steve Farrell in this week's MCN. But is he right? Vote!

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Suzi Perry: 'I will follow you for money'

Guy Procter, 14 March 2011 17:41

Can a price be put on Suzi Perry’s attention? Thanks to Comic Relief it can – and in a way that currently ranks her as bigger than Stephen Fry, Fearne Cotton or Leona Lewis. Every biker’s favourite old flame will follow you on Twitter, give you one of her bike jackets and get you into Silverstone MotoGP, meet Alvaro Bautista ...

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Surf the Silverstone WSB crowd with new iPhone app

Guy Procter, 28 July 2010 14:23

A new free iPhone launching this Friday allows race fans to connect with each other at home and in the crowd as the action unfolds. Released in time for WSB Silverstone Crowdsurfer connects Twitter users to share the action on the track, the banter in the crowd around them and now the gossip happening between users of the app at ...

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The pill that could cure you of motorcycling

Guy Procter, 08 June 2010 15:04

You better hope nobody from the EU reads this, but there's a pill that some experts think could 'cure' you of motorcycling. The new drug ­called co-trimoxazole­ has been proven ten times more effective than previous remedies against the condition Toxoplasmosis ­a bacterial infection Dr Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University says is unusually common in motorcyclists, and which he believes ...

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Boobs on Bikes parade no longer a must-visit

Guy Procter, 23 September 2009 11:49

New Zealand’s annual Boobs on Bikes parade parade took place yesterday, but it’s no longer a must-visit for bike fans MCN is sorry to report. The bikes were outnumbered by the boobs by far more than the usual 2-to-1, with many of the boob’s owners choosing to ride in cars or even tanks rather than take to two wheels. We ...

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Burnout competition goes disastrously wrong

Guy Procter, 03 August 2009 17:09

Both bikes caught fire and one rider ended up in hospital after a burnout competition went disastrously wrong at the weekend. Neil de Jersey’s Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP burst into flames shortly after he stopped his burnout, with the fire leaping onto his burnout rival’s GSX-R too. The Suzuki’s flames were soon put out but the EXUP received a throrough roasting. ...

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Watch Ronnie Renner's six-storey jump

Guy Procter, 27 July 2009 14:08

Red Bull stunt rider Ronnie Renner smashed his own world record jump on Saturday, reaching 63.5ft from the ground. That beats his previous best of 59.2ft. It was over all too quickly - but you can watch it in lavish slo-mo in this video: Ronnie's record-breaking jump   Vital to the success of the jump was the 'whip' Renner achieved ...

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Suzi Perry has meningitis

Guy Procter, 13 July 2009 14:57

BBC MotoGP anchorwoman Suzi Perry will miss this weekend's GP at Germany's Sachsenring after being diagnosed with meningitis. Suzi called MCN to give us the shock news: "I've had to cancel all my work. I have been suffering severe headaches, back and neck pain and sickness. I have to be really careful so there wont be long term effects". The ...

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Mike Willis, boss of MW Leathers, dies

Guy Procter, 19 June 2009 11:28

Founder of London-based MW Leathers Mike Willis died yesterday aged 64. Mike was recovering from a successful operation to remove a cancer when he contracted septicaemia. He passed away at 8.15pm on Wednesday 17 June. Mike’s leathers were the choice of many racers in diverse classes. He leaves wife Olive and daughter Danielle.

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