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Ewan becomes face of Guzzi

Phil West, 05 April 2013 09:14

Scottish Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is to star in a new advertising campaign for Moto Guzzi’s all-new California 1400. The star of Trainspotting, the Star Wars prequels, Moulin Rouge and TV’s Long Way Round is a lifelong bike – and particularly Moto Guzzi (he owns 10!) – fan and will star in a new television campaign called ‘My Bike, My ...

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'Old Bill' Brough sells for world record £290K

Phil West, 25 October 2012 10:31

A new world record sale price for a classic motorcycle has been set by historic Brough Superior 'Old Bill', which sold for £291,200 at H&H's Duxford auction on Tuesday. The bike, built in 1922 for the personal use of Brough Superior founder, George Brough who raced it to over 50 sprint victories, is considered one of the most historic of ...

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50 classics in time-warp village hall

Phil West, 08 December 2011 11:21

This amazing barn find collection of classic bikes has just been unearthed in the West Country and will now go up for auction early in the new year. Stored in a former village hall near Bristol, the machines, including classic BSAs, Triumphs, Velocettes and more, are thought to have not seen daylight for over 30 years. More than 50 machines ...

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Bike-mad Chelsea manager dreams of Dakar

Phil West, 03 October 2011 10:10

Chelsea football manager Andre Villas-Boas owns five motorbikes and dreams of one day competing in the notorious Dakar Rally, it has been revealed. The highly-rated Portugeuse coach, whose day job requires coaching multi-millionaire footballers and challenging for honours in the world’s most competitive football league, revealed in an interview with the BBC that bikes are in his blood and likes nothing ...

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Become a Le Mans 24hr VIP!

Phil West, 02 August 2011 11:46

A pair of VIP passes, one night’s accommodation and the chance to meet TT Legends racers John McGuiness, Keith Amor and Steve Plater at the Le Mans 24hr next month are up for grabs in a new free-to-enter competition from Honda. The prize also includes a behind the scenes pit tour and access to the event’s concert. The Le Mans ...

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Video: Eddie Kidd completes London Marathon

Phil West, 07 June 2011 13:41

This just released video shows disabled motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd completing the London Marathon this week. Produced by ITN the emotion-charged film shows Eddie’s stunt background before showing the herculean effort it took him to complete the 26-mile event. Eddie, 51, suffered massive injuries when a bike jump went wrong at the Bulldog Bash in 1996 and was told ...

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Copping, a free Triumph!

Phil West, 15 November 2010 09:16

A Triumph fan has won a free Thunderbird 1600 after taking part in a competition in Suffolk. Julian Copping, a regular customer at Lings Triumph in Ipswich, took up an invitation to test ride a Thunderbird in the summer and has now been pulled out of the hat to win a Thunderbird he can call his own. "It's a wonderful machine ...

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Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

Phil West, 22 October 2010 13:25

We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 10,000 motorcycles for sale.     Read more modern classics news and features Here's just a few of the fantastic modern classic machines available this week:  1980 Honda CB250N Superdream - £395Loved and loathed best-selling learner 250 of early ‘80sWe say: Naff, maybe, but original, cute ...

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Rossi leads fans ride-out – in next week’s MCN

Phil West, 25 September 2010 15:48

Valentino Rossi ignored rain and dark to join racing greats Kevin Schwantz and Giacomo Agostini leading a fans’ ride-out around Mugello last week. The two-lap ride, delayed by a thunderstorm, was one of the highlights of the Italian Legendary Tour organised by Dainese, which saw 60 competition winners, dealers and journalists join the stars on a spectacular three-day road tour ...

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Norton expansion continues

Phil West, 06 August 2010 11:54

Revived Norton Motorcycles at Donington are looking for more staff as production increases. With the run of the limited edition 961 SE expected to be completed shortly, production will gear up with the Sport and Café Racer MCN tested last month. Norton says they have roles within the company’s machine facility, production and assembly and within the firm’s web team ...

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