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MCN reader wins dream ticket to British MotoGP with Metis Gilera

Tom Rayner, 26 June 2007 12:37

MCN reader Dave Woollands won a dream VIP ticket to the British MotoGP at Donington Park last weekend in an MCN competition in collaboration with Gilera. Woollands, and his guest, got to spend the day with the Metis Gilera Racing 250cc GP squad and hung out in their race truck and hospitality areas. He also got the chance to meet the ...

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Learn how to pull motorcycle stunts

Tom Rayner, 14 June 2007 17:28

A veteran Brazilian stunt rider is setting up his first stunt school in London teaching bikers the art of motorcycle wheelies, stoppies and rolling burnouts. Bira Nicolella has spent 25 years perfecting his motorcycle skills and is now looking to train up the next generation of professional stunt riders at his Enfield based training school. “Because the sport is growing ...

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New bike test trial

Tom Rayner, 23 April 2007 18:14

The Motorcycle Rider Trainers Association is giving the public a first opportunity to get a feel of the new motorcycle test on July 1 at their annual events day. Held in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency, the MRTA are setting out a test circuit including some of the new test features including swerve and stop, slaloms and slow riding.

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Brough Superior up for sale

Tom Rayner, 18 April 2007 14:39

The most famous name in motorcycling history is being sold-off at auction next month. Alec Card, 80, has decided to sell the Brough Superior name off to the highest bidder on May 5 as part of the Legend of the Motorcycle auction in California.Card told MCN: “I’m getting too old to be dealing with it now, so I though it ...

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Bike-friendly bull bars

Tom Rayner, 18 April 2007 14:21

4x4s are being fitted with bike friendly bull bars made from a shock absorbent plastic material. From May the sale and fitment of metal bull bars will be made illegal by the Department for Transport, anybody flouting the law could face a 12-month prison sentence and a £20,000 fine. In response Endura plastic mouldings has created an energy-absorbing plastic alternative ...

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Cheaper way to buy a new Busa

Tom Rayner, 23 March 2007 15:56

Suzuki GB has just announced a new finance scheme that makes it even cheaper to own a brand new Hayabusa. The Personal Contract Purchase Scheme works in this way: you pay a deposit, have an agreed future value for the machine and then pay lower monthly repayments than a standard HPI scheme. The scheme is available on the following bikes: ...

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YouTube speeder tells all

Tom Rayner, 19 February 2007 11:01

MCN spoke exclusively to Jeremy Parrott, the YouTube biker, who reckons he has been treated like: “a sex offender” or “bank robber” for a speeding offence. When Parrott posted video clips of his antics on board a 185mph Yamaha R1 Superbike on internet site YouTube the last thing he expected was a call from the Police and to face a ...

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Chinese break away

Tom Rayner, 13 February 2007 14:47

£700 for a brand new bike might sound like a real bargain but one MCN reader is warning fellow bikers to: “Beware of cheap Chinese imports”.George Nelson, from Southwark, South London, thought he’d found the Internet bargain of a lifetime. A brand new 125cc trail bike, on the road and ready to go for £700.But with less than 1,500 miles ...

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BMWs float ashore

Tom Rayner, 22 January 2007 12:18

A sinking cargo ship dropped its load of brand new BMW bikes into the sea off the Devon coast.Locals around Branscombe beach were treated to the unusual sight as several containers packed with brand new BMWs were washed ashore – much to the delight of these scavengers who even managed to start the bike on the beach.Amongst the bikes recovered ...

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Triumph's official response

Tom Rayner, 18 January 2007 14:00

Triumph has advised its dealers to replace the braking systems on some Sprint ST and Speed Triple 1050 models. An e-mail was sent to all Triumph dealers which acknowledges customer dissatisfaction and advises dealers to enhance the much-maligned braking system, and has been leaked to MCN. The document reveals Triumph’s recommendation to fit: “a new master cylinder” for the Sprint ...

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