Bike News (December 2012)

  • Vote for your MCN Man of the year

    02 January 2013 by MCN

    Vote for your MCN Man of the year

    2012 was the year home-grown talent put the Great back into Britain with Cal Crutchlow, Tom Sykes, Danny Kent and Scott Redding enjoying major success on the world stage, and all four are leading...

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  • Video: Five minutes with Bradley Smith

    31 December 2012 by MCN

    Video: Five minutes with Bradley Smith

    MCN caught up with Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP rider Bradley Smith at Motorcycle Live 2012 to talk ice cream, Jay Z and flying. Don't forget to pick up your 2-in-1 MCN Christmas issue to keep you entertained...

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  • The rules: See and be seen

    28 December 2012 by MCN

    The rules: See and be seen

    No one has to worry more about seeing high-speed objects than a fighter pilot. Closing speeds with other aircraft can be well over 1000mph. Any miscalculation, even for a fraction of a second, can be...

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  • Video: Five minutes with James Whitham

    27 December 2012 by MCN

    Video: Five minutes with James Whitham

    MCN caught up with former racer James Whitham at Motorcycle Live 2012 to talk '70s/'80s two-strokes, Sean Bean and ironing. Don't forget to pick up your 2-in-1 MCN Christmas issue to keep you...

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  • Michael Neeves' top five bikes of 2012

    27 December 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Michael Neeves' top five bikes of 2012

    As Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is in the envious position of riding a huge range of bikes every year. So we got Neevesy to run through the top five bikes he's ridden in 2012. 1. Ducati...

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  • 50 years ago: The Ernst Degner story

    27 December 2012 by Matt Oxley

    50 years ago: The Ernst Degner story

    Fifty years ago Suzuki won its first world championship with the rinkiest-dinkiest little Grand Prix bike. The 50cc RM62 that Ernst Degner rode to the inaugural 50cc title in October 1962 made eight...

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  • Video: Five minutes with Scott Redding

    25 December 2012 by MCN

    Video: Five minutes with Scott Redding

    MCN caught up with Scott Redding at Motorcycle Live 2012 to talk fast food, the Hulk, Eddie Murphy and motorcycles. Don't forget to pick up your 2-in-1 MCN Christmas issue to keep you entertained over...

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  • Bullet bobber on a budget

    24 December 2012 by bloomonkey

    Bullet bobber on a budget

    I decided to customise my Royal Enfield Bullet 500 into a bobber style with a meagre budget of less than a grand. I did everything from the engine rebuild to the respray and artwork on the tank.

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  • MCN rides the Wall of Death

    23 December 2012 by Steve Farrell

    MCN rides the Wall of Death

    I wouldn’t usually spend much time thinking about the word ‘hurt’. But I did recently give it some consideration after receiving an email warning: “There is a very good chance you will get...

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  • Stolen MCN

    22 December 2012 by michael

    Stolen MCN

    On holiday in the sun my daughter got bored reading Harry Potter so she stole my MCN.

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  • Nick Sanders - Timbuktu available now on iPad

    22 December 2012 by MCN

    Nick Sanders, the world's greatest motorcycle adventurer rides the length of the Americas twice in a record breaking time of 49 days. This amazing journey is now available in Apple's interactive book format downloadable on iPad. You swipe the pages and touch-screen poster-frame photographs with embedded video, so the page 'comes alive'. The interactive book concept is the most exciting new...

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  • MCN staff top bikes of 2012

    21 December 2012 by MCN

    MCN staff top bikes of 2012

    2012 was a good year for new bikes. Ducati promised to move the superbike game up a league with the 1199 Panigale and MV Agusta brought out the 675 F3 to compete against the Triumph Daytona 675 and...

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  • Saucy ads for scooter kit

    21 December 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Saucy ads for scooter kit

    Scooter aprons get women so hot they need to take off all their clothes. That appears to be the suggestion of a series of viral ads from Italian bike accessories firm Tucano Urbano. In the first, a...

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  • The Long Ride Home

    21 December 2012 by Andy Davidson

    The Long Ride Home

    In 2009 Nathan Millward set off from Sydney, Australia on an old Australian Post bike called Dot with the hope of one day reaching England. Over the following nine months he rode 23,000 miles, through...

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  • Two weeks of MCN-TV for free!

    20 December 2012 by MCN

    Two weeks of MCN-TV for free!

    Now there's no need to watch a turkey on the telly this Christmas! MCN-TV.com are giving away TWO WEEKS unlimited access to their on-line library enabling you to watch over 100 biking films,...

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  • Win a Victory High-Ball!

    20 December 2012 by MCN

    Win a Victory High-Ball!

    You could win your very own Victory High-Ball worth £10,995. We have secured one of Victory’s most popular motorcycles to give away to one lucky reader! Powered by Victory’s thundering 106ci (1731cc)...

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  • Win an exclusive Metzeler calendar

    19 December 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Win an exclusive Metzeler calendar

    Metzeler is offering 10 MCN readers an exclusive chance to win a coveted Metzeler Classics Calendar.  The German tyre manufacturer is celebrating 150 years in the business with this years...

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  • Vote for your Bike Shop Star of the month

    19 December 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Vote for your Bike Shop Star of the month

    MCN are on the look-out for men and women in the motorcycle trade who have gone that extra mile, just for you. Whether your local mechanic performed exceptional work on your beloved bike, a salesman...

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  • Moove out of the way

    19 December 2012 by Andy Downes

    Moove out of the way

    We all ride bikes on the road on the look-out for the usual idiots but this video footage from a dashboard camera on a car in Russia manages to get a rather close view of something much more...

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  • Win a year's free motorcycle insurance!*

    19 December 2012 by MCN

    Win a year's free motorcycle insurance!*

    To celebrate the re-launch of MCNcompare.com, we are offering you a chance to win a year's free motorcycle insurance.* To be in with a chance of winning a year's free bike insurance up to the...

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  • M25 cameras catch no one in a year

    17 December 2012 by Steve Farrell

    M25 cameras catch no one in a year

    A network of 36 speed cameras on the M25 has caught no one in a year because none has been switched on. Technical and legal difficulties have prevented the Highways Agency from switching on the...

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  • Lorenzo goes head to head with Vettel

    14 December 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo goes head to head with Vettel

    This weekend will see reigning world champions on two and four wheels go head to head in the Race of Champions in Bangkok. The first round draws for the ultimate in motorsports bragging rights has...

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  • Destination Dealer: All Change At Metropolis

    14 December 2012 by MCN - General News

    Destination Dealer: All Change At Metropolis

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Metropolis Motorcycles has three branches located in London, each with their own areas of expertise to cater for the city biker’s every need – and the big news is that at the...

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  • McGuinness on track with Schumacher

    13 December 2012 by Simon Patterson

    McGuinness on track with Schumacher

    Nineteen-time TT winner John McGuinness took to the track for a special Monster Energy track day last week, joining seven times Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher. Schumacher, who raced in...

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  • New MCN December 19: 5-in-1 Bumper Issue!

    13 December 2012 by MCN

    Don't miss this week's 5-in-1 Christmas Special Motorcycle News, on sale 19th December! Featuring lots of competitions and free giveaways, including 12 pull-out posters, a free glossy calendar, and a 16-page Dakar companion! Also this week: All the usual MCN news, features, and regulars, including a world first test of Triumph's new Daytona 675! In sport: As well as our 16-page Dakar special,...

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  • Video: Five Minutes with Nick Sanders

    12 December 2012

    Video: Five Minutes with Nick Sanders

    MCN caught up withround-the-world rider and author Nick Sanders at Motorcycle Live 2012, to talk love, life and motorcycles! Check out an awesome 9-disc bundle of Nick's DVDs over at MCNshop.com for...

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