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How fast does it go mister?

Adam Child, 23 May 2014 12:04

‘How fast does it go mister?’ Whether it’s bikes or broadband, we’re obsessed by speed, so here are the facts you need to win your next pub debate Speed addiction has plagued humans since we first realised we could run. We’re fascinated by it, and the quest to discover who, or what, is the fastest. As soon as we’re sure ...

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Phil McCallen: 'The Britten was a dark horse'

Adam Child, 26 January 2013 09:30

Nick Jefferies was the fastest man around the TT course on a Britten in 1994 How did you come to race the Britten at the TT in 1994?I’d won the Formula One race in 1993 on the Honda RC30 and I knew there was a new bike coming, the RC45 but I also knew numbers were only small. The Honda ...

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'How I bagged a Britten'

Adam Child, 25 January 2013 07:00

Britten owner and dedicated biker, Kevin Grant, bought his first bike aged 15, then got into racing and collecting bikes. How did you come to own a Britten?I picked it up in 1996, or '97, I think. It was just a quirk of fate really. We were going to a jubilee meeting at Assen, and I was trying to organise ...

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Video: MCN rides sidecar passenger

Adam Child, 02 August 2012 10:30

It’s often said the craziest people in the racing paddock are sidecar passengers, and after attempting it, I reckon they are. How the hell they can passenger around the TT course is unimaginable. Most would choose a nice slow machine, at a safe track, in the hands of an expert driver for their first go as a passenger, but not ...

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2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro ridden

Adam Child, 19 March 2012 15:49

Aprilia’s revised exotic Dorsoduro 1200 has lost weight, gained some Italian ponies and now has a three-way traction control as standard. If you thought the Supermoto scene was drying up you’d be wrong. Aprilia are seven times world supermoto champions, and the Dorsoduro has been a success story since its launch in 750 format back in 2008. It’s Aprilia’s third best-selling ...

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Fully updated Kawasaki ER-6n sets new standard

Adam Child, 21 October 2011 11:29

When we learnt that Kawasaki wasn't just giving its popular ER6 range a slight update for 2012 but was almost completely revising them, first we wondered if it was strictly necessary. After all, both ERs (n for naked, f for faired) were already among the best middle-weight twins. Then, on seeing the bikes and realising how similar they looked to ...

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Video: KTM RC8R Track at Donington Park

Adam Child, 10 August 2011 15:40

Track days today are more like race paddocks from a few years ago. Find a KTM RC8R for sale. With club racing turning increasingly professional, brand new race bikes are becoming common. Enter the KTM RC8R Track... the Austrian firm has witnessed the growing demand for off-the-peg track or race machines and produced this special, track-ready version of its RC8 ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR goes through TT pits at 150mph

Adam Child, 01 June 2011 09:53

This is the horrifying moment last night when TT rider Paul Shoesmith entered pit lane at 150mph by mistake. Apparently Shoesmith – on board his Ice Valley BMW S1000RR – was blinded by the sun and was slightly off line. The experienced TT rider went on to record a best lap last night of 118.726 – impressive after such a ...

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Video: Shaw Harley-Davidson Captain America Fat Boy built in 7 minutes

Adam Child, 21 April 2011 15:55

World Championship winning custom bike builders Shaw Harley-Davidson have managed to cram 100 hours of labour building their very special Captain America Fat Boy into 7m14sec of captivating video.  The short clip was filmed at Shaw Harley-Davidson near the south coast in East Sussex. It takes 10 hours for a skilled Shaw Harley-Davidson technician to fully strip the 2009 Fat ...

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Video: FAO MotoGP riders - how to ride Motorland Aragon

Adam Child, 14 September 2010 13:37

This weekend MotoGP visits the all new Motorland Aragon circuit, in Spain, making it a level playing field as the majority of riders will be taking to the new track for the first time. A select number of Moto 2 riders have already ridden the new track in pre-season testing and Lorenzo took a road R1 around the track last ...

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