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The SPecial One

Jon Urry, 14 September 2014 09:30

Honda’s SP-1, or the VTR1000 SP-1 RC51 to give it its proper name, will always hold a very special place in motorcycle history. This is a bike born out of necessity – not to mention a considerable degree of frustration… Despite having HRC’s full weight behind it, the exotic RC45 was a flop both on the track and in showrooms ...

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Honda reveals new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner

Andy Downes, 10 September 2014 09:10

Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets a fairly hefty series of revisions including more power and mid-range torque, new styling, longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling indicators and heated grips as standard. The original Crossrunner, on sale ...

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Your Chance to Meet Jorge Lorenzo

MCN News, 04 September 2014 09:33

Jorge Lorenzo is to make a special guest appearance at the Rocket Centre in Blackburn, Lancashire on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 as part of Alpinestars ‘Race Experience’ event. The ‘Race Experience’ showcases Alpinestars’ cutting-edge technology from MotoGP and World Superbikes, which ensures ultimate performance for Alpinestars’ customers on track and street. Jorge will attend the Rocket Centre between 11am and 1:30pm, ...

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Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

MCN, 28 August 2014 11:59

Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the things that really grind bikers’ gears included lethal potholes, heavy traffic, speed cameras, red-light jumpers and drivers who just can’t get off their mobile phones. Unsurprisingly, potholes came ...

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Bimota dealer opens in Scotland

Andy Downes, 15 August 2014 16:14

The UK’s only Bimota dealer has opened in Scotland with the first two bikes already shipped and in stock ready for sale. Moto Meccanica has taken delivery of a BMW S1000RR-engined BB3 superbike along with a limited-edition version of the hub-centre steered Tesi which is a 40th anniversary version, but is also cater for all bikes while specialising in Italian ...

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Petition to ban surface dressing launched

MCN, 15 August 2014 09:30

An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures. The ePetition was started by Christopher Caswell and calls for an end to surface dressing; the method of adding a layer of liquid tar and then gravel that poses such a danger to motorcyclists. ...

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New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

Andy Downes, 11 August 2014 14:25

This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the current 1190 model. MCN brought spy shots of this bike in much rougher prototype from a few months ago but this finished bike leaked ...

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The best Ducati 916

John Hackett, 07 August 2014 15:05

I’m split between two models – the very first 916 Strada and the 998R. When it was launched in 1994 the 916 Strada bowled me over. I saw the back end of it in 1993 when I was at the Ducati factory but they wouldn’t let me near it so it wasn’t until the Milan Show later that year that ...

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New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

MCN, 01 August 2014 07:30

If Yamaha’s YZF-R1 is getting on a bit, having not had a major facelift since 2009, its supersport R6 brother is now positively ancient. Its last notable tweak was revealed in 2007 when the ’08-spec bike was shown, but the basic design dates back to the 2006 model, which was first unveiled to the world in late 2005. So it’s ...

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Indian Roadmaster revealed

MCN, 28 July 2014 16:01

This weekend will see Indian – America’s first motorcycle company – unveil the latest addition to their growing Chief range, a full-spec tourer named Roadmaster. Intended as the new benchmark in V-twin luxury tourers, it will make its public debut on August 2 at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, alongside a new Victory (both firms are owned by Polaris ...

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