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Liam Marsden  says:

New MCN September 4: Yamaha strikes back!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 4: - Yamaha strikes back with the launch of the new three-cylinder MT-09- Around the world on a 125!- All-rounder showdown- All the news and gossip from a thrilling MotoGP weekend at Silverstone All available in print at your local newsagent, or on iPad and Google editions from...

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Sep 12

Posts: 63

busterrabbit says:

 Oh great, another picture of a bike on it's back wheel!  Why do magazines insist on doing this?? It's illegal on the road and just gets bikers a bad name, people think we all do it. (we all can by the way, it's not big or clever)

Any bike can wheelie, even a push bike, so what it is demonstrating, apart from breaking the law?

My other gripe with magazine photos?  Journos with their knee out at about 10 degrees lean trying to make biking look exiting.  The whole shifting your body half off the seat and sticking your knee out is a total waste of time on the road.  Yes you might think you look like Marquez, but actually to other riders you look  like a kn*b as you'll be going less than half as fast, to the public you might look like a racer, and therefore a dangerous kn*b.  That, together with your illegally loud exhaust, should be just about enough to p*ss off everyone around.  

Grow up, and tell us what bikes are like in the real world on real roads. 

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Aug 02

Posts: 9

feeb says:


 Yamaha MT09....................................I'm sure Triumph are shaking in their boots............not!

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Oct 12

Posts: 133

flydnb says:

nice wheelie

buster doing a wheelie is fine and shows great bike skills especially when done slowly and not just using the power, as far as putting it on the front cover of the mag I think its great, we need more of this to show biking is actually fun, yes fun , when I was a kid the first thing that got me into biking was the fact it was fun and exciting, we don't buy bikes because they are just transport we buy them because they make us smile, I tend to find that bikers that moan about wheelies are the ones that cant do them and you would be surprised the amount that cant and I guess you fall into that group.

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Oct 12

Posts: 133

flydnb says:


I think all this triumph should be worried etc a bit ott as well , its actually not a direct comparison when you look closely the yammy is definitely more a motard style than the triumph with the more upright position and lower pegs.

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

Nice rant, busterrabbit, 7/10

You did forget the bit about tilting the camera over at about 30 degrees to fake a bigger lean angle though, so a slight ding for that.

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Mar 05

Posts: 58

Neevesy says:

Tilt the camera?

My secret's out...Neevesy MCN

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Oct 10

Posts: 183

toadhancocks says:


And there was me thinking you were just showing us all how easy it was to get at the oil filter!"!!

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:


 Sounds like buster rides a ped,my rsv loves wheelies and being pushed into corners,wish I was faster mind,ur only as dangerous as you look if your slow yourself,if was crashing week in week out I wouldn't ride fast or pop a wheelie every now and then,bikes are fun but only when your having fun on them,no fun sat not getting ridden.

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Apr 11

Posts: 109

bikerpete51 says:

Sod off spammers.

If you could make decent money doing whatever scheme you're trying to flog, you wouldn't need to keep trying to scam the rest of us. **** off !

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