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Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

Tom Rayner, 22 May 2007 13:30

MCN man Tom Rayner has spent the weekend blasting round the lakes of Austria on the new three-wheeled Can Am Spyder. Read on for his first impressions of the trike and check out the video of the unusual machine below. "The first thing you notice is that it feels nothing like a bike," commented Tom. "It doesn't lean when you go round corners ...

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Video: Filtering on a Piaggio MP3

Tom Rayner, 15 May 2007 10:30

MCN's Tom Rayner has been getting to grips with his Piaggio MP3. And despite the huge luggage capacity and two front wheels, he's still learnt the art of filtering on the three-wheeler. Watch our video to see how he handles traffic on the Piaggio, and read his thoughs on the unusual 250cc machine in MCN, May 16, 2007.   Zoom ...

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Watch the world's fastest electric bike

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 14:30

Here’s conclusive proof that electric bikes can be cool - meet the 350bhp Killacycle. Built by American Bill Dube, the Killacycle is the fastest electric-powered motorcycle in the world. It has recently posted a 0-60mph time in just 1.4 seconds, and the bike’s best quarter mile drag run was just 8.76 seconds with a top speed of 145mph! The bike ...

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Video: Backstage with the Bennetts Babes

Tom Rayner, 13 April 2007 12:57

MCN can exclusively take you backstage with this year’s stunning Bennetts Babes. The footage was taken at the first official photo shoot as the twelve girls got to know each other. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Bennetts Babes as they travel the country with the British Superbikes and appear at bike shows, however, here’s an early opportunity ...

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Youtube 'speeder' gets off

Tom Rayner, 22 March 2007 14:24

Charges have been dropped against the biker accused of posting an illegal blast on his Yamaha R1 on the Internet video jukebox, You Tube. Biker, Jeremy Parrott was ostracised by his local community and claimed he was: “treated like a sex offender” by the Police after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. The video showed a motorcycle breaking the ...

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MCN repairs potholes

Tom Rayner, 22 March 2007 09:24

MCN spent a day repairing potholes using a revolutionary new technique that is quicker, cheaper and lasts longer than conventional methods. Unlike the traditional pothole repairs in which hot tar is dropped into a pothole, flattened with a jack hammer and sealed with the slippery over banding this new technique, developed by a company called ASI, is much safer for ...

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First bike orchestra

Tom Rayner, 31 January 2007 16:19

James Toseland led a band of bikers in Central London in the world’s first bike orchestra.He was accompanied by renowned conductor and award winning composer Stephen Montague who had devised a symphony with a difference – the orchestra will be accompanied by eight revving motorcycles!The musical masterpiece has been sponsored by Bennetts who are hoping to raise awareness of bikers ...

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Video: MCN tests the MP3

Tom Rayner, 07 December 2006 20:03

MCN got a first ride of Piaggio's MP3 three-wheeled scooter at the official UK launch in Camden Town, North London. We were impressed how a three-wheeler can feel just like a real bike - the physics are exactly the same. It leans at 40 degrees, which is further than some Harley-Davidsons. What's more, you can brake and corner in total ...

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