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Valentino Rossi stars in Nutella advert

Rob Hull, 17 April 2009 09:24

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi has taken time out of his busy racing schedule to promote breakfast spread, Nutella.  Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1 Rossi, who has already appeared in a multitude of Italian TV adverts including the endorsement of his own replica Aprilia SR50 back in his 125cc glory days, features in the breakfast spread ad. ...

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Leon Haslam meets Elton John

Rob Hull, 09 December 2008 09:42

Leon Haslam met Elton John in London last week when the legendary pop star was at the unveiling of a new photographic exhibition by Anderson and Low called Champions. The exhibition has taken several years to shoot and is to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation charity. Haslam is the only motorcycle racer among the 40 athletes – including Venus ...

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Win Long Way Down replica BMW R1200GS

Rob Hull, 08 February 2008 09:19

This weekend you have the chance to win a very special one-off replica Long Way Down replica BMW R1200GS courtesy of TOTAL Excellium. Charley Boorman testing the new BMW R1200GS Adventure After sponsoring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Down series from John O’Groats to Cape Town, TOTAL bought a replica of the stars’ bikes at the post-journey party ...

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Nick Sanders continues on Dakar route

Rob Hull, 15 January 2008 17:43

Despite the cancellation of the 2008 Dakar Rally for fears of terrorist attacks en route, Nick Sanders and 35 paying bikers have continued their tour to Timbuktu. The original plan was to follow some of the route of the Dakar, however with the rally raid being called off Sanders has decided to continue the guided tour alone. Sanders told MCN: ...

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Triumph Street Triple owners cash in on second hand market

Rob Hull, 16 December 2007 13:00

Riders who were lucky enough to get their hands on the Triumph Street Triple early are cashing-in by selling their machines for a premium. Motorcycles are coming up for sale with few miles, and a higher price tag than Triumph’s new on the road price of £5,349. Peter Verrinder, PR and Marketing Manager for Powerbronze aftermarket products had to pay ...

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Salvagers allowed to keep BMWs from MSC Napoli

Rob Hull, 26 October 2007 14:26

Anyone who dragged a BMW motorcycle up Branscombe beach on the coast of Devon back in January this year has been told they can keep the booty.   Salvagers who signed the forms released by the Receiver of Wreck giving all their details have been told they can keep what they took ten months ago, including the lucky few who ...

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‘Split engined’ bike shows how dirty standard fuel is

Rob Hull, 11 October 2007 17:32

This is British Petroleum’s split engine R1200GS Adventure, designed to show the benefits of using advanced fuels. One half of the engine runs on BP Ultimate and the other on ordinary fuel to demonstrate the effect different fuel’s have on a bike’s engine. After 5,000km ride under motorway, suburban and urban conditions, BP says its Ultimate fuel left its half ...

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£28K limited-run classic MV Agusta for sale

Rob Hull, 02 October 2007 11:00

One of the twelve MV Agusta’s built in German between 1979 and 1980 is up for sale on a popular auction website with the price tag of £28,000. Priced at 26,000 German Marks new in 1980, the Corona 1000S was built by Hansen GmbH of Baden Baden under an agreement with MV Agusta after they’d ceased production in Italy in ...

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Biker Britain airs tonight

Rob Hull, 20 September 2007 17:39

Following the release of his book under the same name, Nick Sanders is set to appear in a new ten part series from tonight, exploring the world of Biking in Britain. Riding a Yamaha XT660R, the known motorcycle globe-trotter riders to the TT for Mad Sunday, the North West 200, Beaulieu’s Motorcycle World, the Horizons Unlimited rally and MotoGP at Donington. ...

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Paint My Ride competition winner

Rob Hull, 10 August 2007 15:26

Here is the winner of the Paint My Ride competition running with MCN over the past two months. Michael Manuel, owner of custom paint firm Paint My Ride, handpicked this entry from masses of designs sent to MCN. Winner Fiona Rickeard from Southampton will receive £1390 worth of custom painting tuition for free. Manuel said, “As the response was so ...

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