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Poll: Are Triumph right to follow BMW so closely?

MCN, 20 June 2012 16:12

The new Triumph Trophy 1200 will be revealed this Friday evening here on, but thanks to spy shots we already have a very good idea what it will look like: a BMW R1200RT crossed with a smidge of Pan European. This follows Triumph's Tiger 800, which looked remarkably like a BMW F800.So do you think Triumph are right to ...

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10 bad ideas that made great bikes

Guy Procter, 30 November 2011 09:27

When Ducati set out to build the 1199 – the most extreme superbike it could envisage – it did everything but address the bad idea at its core. With good reason. The firm’s L-twin engine layout is one of many examples of the rationally wrong ways of doing things that have characterised so many of our most- loved bikes. Porsche’s ...

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50cc bike trip

Joshua Cherry, 21 December 2010 14:55

I just read your 'top adventure motorcyclists' article on the website and thought I'd share my biking experience too to emphasise ANYONE really can do this and how much I'd recomend it. Last year me and a friend (both aged 16), after much discussion at the back of our science classroom decided that in the summer we would embark on an epic ...

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Inside the technology of the VFR1200F

Andy Downes, 16 October 2009 13:46

Honda has spent years developing the technology making up the new VFR1200F – some of it will only be making an appearance on future versions – but this is the first close look at the technology of the bike. More info on the Honda VFR1200 Reducing vibrationThere were several major challenges in getting the V4 ready for production, and reducing vibration was ...

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Honda supplies Pan Europeans for cycle race

Andy Downes, 10 September 2009 17:03

Honda is supplying a fleet of Pan European bikes to the television company covering the week-long Tour of Britain bicycle race.   Find a Honda Pan European for sale The firm is also offering the chance to win a Honda CB600F Hornet for a year.Starting tomorrow morning (Saturday), in Scunthorpe and finishing in London on Saturday 19 September, the Tour of ...

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Vigilante biker crashes

Steve Farrell, 16 July 2009 15:15

A motorcyclist who claimed to spend his spare time filming other riders and handing footage to police has written off his bike in a crash. Geoff Smith boasted last year of riding at the speed limit and sending police footage recorded on his helmet camera of other motorcyclists overtaking. “I record all the idiots that, while I’m doing the normal ...

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Credit crunch biking part 3

peterhenthorne, 16 May 2009 18:16

Three months ago I bought an old CBR 1000F to keep me on the road after selling my Pan European – there are 2 previous little reports in MCN readers news archives if anyone is interested. I’ve now done over 3000 miles with no drama, that’s about the same as the mileage it covered in the previous 2 years. Nothing ...

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5 of the best V4 motorcycles

James Keen, 03 April 2009 11:43

The Aprilia RSV4 launched at Misano this week and so far MCN road tester Michael Neeves has been very impressed with it's 999cc V4 engine. Click here to read the Aprilia RSV4 first ride To celebrate the launch of Aprilia's new flagship bike, we take a look back at some of the great V4 bikes of the last few years. ...

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Death crash driver fails to return from Pakistan

Steve Farrell, 27 January 2009 13:09

A driver accused of killing two bikers has failed to return to the UK after being allowed to travel to Pakistan. Syed Raza, 27, is charged with causing the deaths of motorcyclist Michael Rowley, 41, and his 14-year-old son Jonathan, riding pillion. But prosecutors allowed Raza to keep his passport and travel home to after he claimed his mother was ...

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18 year old motorcyclist becomes youngest RoSPA advanced instructor

Liam Marsden, 22 April 2008 11:59

In December Sam Davis became the youngest motorcyclist to pass the RoSPA advanced motorcycle test to a gold standard at just the age of 18. Now he has just become the youngest motorcyclist to become a RoSPA advanced instructor. RoSPA misquoted in "speed control" report Sam Davis is still 18 years old and his Honda CB500 motorcycle is still restricted ...


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