Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • MCN staff highlights of 2010

    31 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    MCN staff highlights of 2010

    The past twelve months has seen some blistering racing, riding and releases in the world of motorcycling. As the year draws to a close, the MCN team look back at what defined another busy year in...

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  • 2010’s maddest biking records

    28 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    2010’s maddest biking records

    Who pulled the longest wheelie in 2010? Who jumped a Harley the furthest? Who was the quickest rider through the mountains of Lesotho? Or across the beaches of...

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  • Chesca Miles: Stunt Rider

    27 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Chesca Miles: Stunt Rider

    In this week’s issue of MCN we’ve spoken to Chesca Miles, the UK’s only female stunt rider.   20-year-old Chesca tells us all about her stunting ambitions, her part-time modelling and what...

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  • CobraUSA RS750 retro specials

    26 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    CobraUSA RS750 retro specials

    Cobra USA's "Special Projects Division" have taken two Honda RS750s and decided to completely change their look.    The first has become a CL77 Scrambler 305 look-a-like, while the second...

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  • NZ trip

    24 December 2010 by stevetrotman

    NZ trip

    During my trip to New Zealand I met up with my mate, Hilton. Here's a picture of us both with his latest Suzuki GSX-R1000, which he even let me have a quick go on.

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  • Top video picks of the week! – Xmas Eve

    24 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    This here’s our last video selection for 2010. Luckily it’s got pretty much everything we love about biking in it. Merry Christmas, and see you all in 2011. Buenos Aires stunt spree Stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer heads from sub-zero Germany to +35C Buenos Aires to sweat it up with this trick video. Michael Dunlop onboard Try taking your eyes off this footage of Michael Dunlop at the Tandragee...

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  • National Road Rally 2011

    23 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    National Road Rally 2011

    The National Road Rally 2011 will be held on 25/26 June 2011, organisers have announced. The nation-wide rally event is divided into four classes, with riders having the option to travel between 200...

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  • Video: Dougie Lampkin’s back!

    22 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Video: Dougie Lampkin’s back!

    Trials legend Dougie Lampkin is back with a new Nissan-funded video available exclusively on motorcyclenews.com. MCN caught up with Lampkin on the set of the video shoot. He told us how his haul of...

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  • Free tickets for next year's NEC Show

    21 December 2010 by John Westlake

    Free tickets for next year's NEC Show

    If you bought a ticket in advance for the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC in November, but were unable to attend because of the atrocious road conditions, you can get a free ticket to next...

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  • Bikes on TV: December 21-28

    21 December 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: December 21-28

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

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  • 50cc bike trip

    21 December 2010 by Joshua Cherry

    50cc bike trip

    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...

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  • World’s top adventure motorcyclists speak!

    21 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    World’s top adventure motorcyclists speak!

    MCN have spoken to a panel of the top bike adventurers in the world today, to find out why they do what they do and why you should do the same. Hear about home-grown adventures in wild Siberia,...

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  • Make your own Pierobon special for £7800

    21 December 2010 by Andy Downes

    Make your own Pierobon special for £7800

    Italian frame-building magicians Pierobon have turned its previously track-only F042 chassis into a road bike that could cost less than £8000 to build. The F042 chassis has been around for a few years...

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  • MCN Christmas Quiz Part 1

    21 December 2010 by Andy Downes

    MCN Christmas Quiz Part 1

    This week’s issue of MCN sees the first of two parts of the 2010 MCN Christmas Quiz with 40 questions to answer and the chance to win World Superbike star Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne’s race boots and...

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  • Controversial loan companies target bikers

    21 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Controversial loan companies target bikers

    Second-hand buyers are more at risk of having their bikes seized over outstanding finance thanks to an explosion in a controversial lending practice. The number of so-called log book loans secured on...

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  • New MCN December 22: Rea's Honda MotoGP test

    21 December 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN December 22: Rea's Honda MotoGP test

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 22, WSB star Johnny Rea's top secret test on Casey Stoner's Honda RC212V. We test the old Triumph Speed Triple against the redesigned 2011 model. ...

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  • Free 2011 calendar in this week's MCN

    21 December 2010 by MCN

    Free 2011 calendar in this week's MCN

    In this week's MCN there's a FREE high quality glossy calendar featuring the best photographs from this year's British Superbikes. The calendar already has next year's BSB dates marked on it, so...

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  • Secrets of the UK’s best specials

    20 December 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Secrets of the UK’s best specials

    In this week’s MCN we’re taking a look inside some of Britain’s best home-grown specials – the top three from Britain’s Got Biking talent. We spoke to the owners of the top three bikes to find out...

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  • £77 million of bike test centres scrapped

    20 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    £77 million of bike test centres scrapped

    A controversial off-road part of the motorcycle test is to be scrapped under Government proposals announced this morning. From the end of next year, learners will have to take just one practical test...

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  • Briggo’s bike up for auction

    17 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Briggo’s bike up for auction

    Speedway legend Barry Briggs’ Yamaha WR250R is to be auctioned as the original buyer wants to help raise even more money for injured riders.   Throughout 2010, Briggo visited every UK...

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  • Top video picks of the week! – Dec 17

    17 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Top video picks of the week! – Dec 17

    Britain’s enduring The Big Freeze Mk.2 at the moment and short of riding like a 50p piece, there’s not much biking to be had on the icy roads.  Put the kettle on, enjoy these videos and make...

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  • Motorcyclists half as likely to drink-drive

    17 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Motorcyclists half as likely to drink-drive

    Bikers are half as likely as other road users to drink-drive, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association. Figures show that only 1.4% of riders tested after an accident failed a breathalyzer,...

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  • MCN’s Winter Biking Heroes of 2010

    17 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    MCN’s Winter Biking Heroes of 2010

    MCN called, and you the readers have responded. We’ve heard some harrowing tales of -8C rides, wild and grip-less backends and riders who just won’t get off their bikes, whatever the weather. Enjoy...

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  • Win a Japanese factory tour with Kawasaki

    17 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Win a Japanese factory tour with Kawasaki

    Attend one of Kawasaki’s 2011 range launch nights next month and you could win a tour of one of its Japanese factories.  Find a used Kawasaki for sale A selection of Kawasaki dealers will be...

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  • New motorcycle tyre rings

    17 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New motorcycle tyre rings

    Looking for his and hers wedding rings with a difference? Looks like your prayers have just been answered. Save cash on motorcycle products These new rings – in the shape and style of modern...

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  • Santa's new ride

    16 December 2010 by lm motorcycles

    Santa's new ride

    Santa trades in the sleigh for a more versatile system! Merry Christmas to all our customers.

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  • Skidmarx screen for Triumph Speed Triple

    16 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Skidmarx screen for Triumph Speed Triple

    British bodywork specialists Skidmarx have developed a screen to take some of the windblast off Speed Triple owners. Made from 3mm acrylic, the screen fits to the optional Triumph fly screen...

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  • Honda CBR250R gets Japanese tuner treatment

    15 December 2010 by MCN

    Honda CBR250R gets Japanese tuner treatment

    Japanese tuning houses Mugen and Moriwaki have already managed to get their hands on the new Honda CBR250R to give it a performance and styling makeover. 2011 Honda CBR250R first ride Both Mugen and...

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  • Used bikes of the week - Dec 15

    15 December 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Used bikes of the week - Dec 15

    Every week we have over 10,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

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