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Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

Guy Procter, 21 September 2012 17:31

Ever wondered how good a Triumph Tiger 800 really is off-road? Well, just… just… watch this. Undoubtedly the best advert Triumph's ever had, and they didn't even have to shoot it themselves. Sit back, crack a beer, enjoy this epic half hour odyssey from US gear brand Icon. If you don't want a Tiger 800 after this… we're impressed!

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Roland Sands 'Dirty Desmo': des-irable or des-ecration?

Guy Procter, 22 November 2011 09:38

Roland Sands recently took the brave/insane decision to accept a commission to streetfighter a Desmsedici RR. Or dirt tracker-it anyway, as is their wont where he lives. There's no doubting the size of the cahunas required to take the angle-grider to a MotoGP rep, and equally to ride the 200bhp mutant. But was it the right thing to do? Is ...

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KTM Freeride video brilliantly sells appeal of electric dirtbikes

Guy Procter, 09 November 2011 10:41

KTM has done the electric dirtbike industry a massive favour with its latest promo. The clip, which shows the lithe, 'leccy Freeride E tearing up Barcelona from bedside to BMX track brilliantly articulates the benefits silent motive power can have. The power of e-dirtbikes to vaporize indignation and opposition to riding from non-riders should not be underestimated. Without leaving a ...

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First verdicts on 161bhp Motus V4 sports-tourer

Guy Procter, 10 August 2011 10:29

New American V4 sports-tourer the Motus MST-01 has completed the first leg of a multi-thousand-mile public development ride. The joyously coarse-sounding pushrod-actuated, direct-injected engine is the star of the soundtrack in this newly released video recap, which also features soundbites from the first journalists to ride the bike. Although to call them independent might be pushing it (both are 'friends' ...

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New EBR 1190RS on sale in UK in 2011

Guy Procter, 15 June 2011 09:16

Magnesium wheels, 175bhp, 97ft-lb, 176kg, all-carbon bodywork, £27k, plans for three more new models…. THIS is how you bounce back from a breakup you even managed to lose your name in. And it'll be on sale in the UK before the end of 2011. Denied the right to append to his own name to bikes that are more his than ever (Harley-Davidson ...

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Exclusive: behind the scenes with Guy Martin on TT3D

Guy Procter, 11 April 2011 11:51

The effervescent Guy Martin stars in the new bikesport blockbuster TT3D: Closer to the Edge, which hits cinemas nationwide from 22 April, and we've got this exclusive clip of him talking to director Richard de Aragues and crew behind the scenes. 250 competition-winning MCN readers will be attending the London premiere on 14 April, and there are further chances to ...

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Suzuki's fuel cell scooter gets mass-production approval - but should you want one?

Guy Procter, 09 March 2011 16:48

Suzuki's hydrogen-powered Burgman scooter has become the first fuel-cell vehicle to get European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ­- a license to start mass production. Hydrogen power might be a technological cul-de-sac but various governments, including our own, are determined to make it as long a one as Brookside. Hydrogen fuelling stations are being incentivised into existence from London out, and ...

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Return of the 'real bike'? Motus MST-01 revealed

Guy Procter, 04 March 2011 17:29

New US bike firm Motus has at last revealed its brutal new sports tourer, the MST-01. Its Corvette-aping pushrod-operated 1650cc transverse V4 puts out 160bhp but despite that impressive peak Motus claim it’s tuned not for power but real roads, real revs grunt that promises to leave rivals feeling weedy. And before you say it’s ugly, remember it’s up against ...

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Video: TTXGP celebrates short-circuit focus with new promo

Guy Procter, 15 February 2010 17:24

Ditched by the TT but undiminished in enthusiasm and still with the biggest entry list by far, TTXGP is celebrating its now exclusiv short-circuit focus with this new promo. There must be a clever comment to make about ‘short circuits’ here, but you don’t have a comment box and make the wisecracks yourself.   TTXGP World Series promo Meanwhile, we really ...

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Video: Vyrus 987 in testing

Guy Procter, 18 January 2010 13:51

This is Prada heir Lorenzo Bertelli’s new toy – the new Ducati 1198R-powered Vyrus 987, as delivered to him by Vyrus boss Ascanio Rodorigo on Christmas Eve. Rodorigo borrowed the bike back to show off at the weekend’s Verona Motor Bike Expo (looks like they took the rug too). Previously set to be the world’s most powerful production bike, the ...

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