Bike News (September 2012)

  • AC Sanctuary Kawasaki GPZ900R

    28 September 2012 by MCN

    AC Sanctuary Kawasaki GPZ900R

    This stunning Kawasaki GPZ900R was created by Japanese specials builder firm AC Sanctuary. It’s got Ohlins suspension, a Nitro exhaust, OZ wheels and Brembo brakes.  The firm says it’s made for...

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  • Kawasaki release limited edition Z1 watch

    28 September 2012 by Phil West

    Kawasaki release limited edition Z1 watch

    Kawasaki is releasing this limited edition watch to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Z1. Just 903 examples (a number chosen to match the bike’s displacement) of the men’s chronograph are...

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  • Destination dealer: Laguna Motorcycles

    28 September 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Laguna Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION MCN’s multi outlet Dealer of the Year, Laguna Motorcycles, offers their customers a unique retail opportunity. As authorised dealers for Triumph, Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha,...

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  • Rider deaths down

    27 September 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Rider deaths down

    Motorcycle fatalities fell 10% last year according to latest government figures. It’s the second year in a row of improvement after a fall of 15% in 2010. Rider deaths were down 33% in 2011 compared...

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  • Sept 26: Bikes on TV

    26 September 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Sept 26: Bikes on TV

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Sept 26: What's On

    26 September 2012 by Colleen Dixon

    Sept 26: What's On

    WEDNESDAY September 26 TRACK DAYS Castle Combe Track Day, Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wilts. www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk Easytrack, Brands Hatch Indy 9am-18.30, Fawkham, Kent. £135...

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  • MCN-TV launched

    26 September 2012 by Ped Baker

    MCN-TV launched

    MCN has launched a new on-line TV channel called MCN-TV. Featuring the world’s best biking movies, TV shows and documentaries, MCN-TV can be watched on any on-line device running a standard web...

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  • New MCN September 26: Honda RCV for the road

    25 September 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN September 26: Honda RCV for the road

    In this week's MCN, out September 26, we reveal Honda's official plans to make a road-going version of its 250bhp MotoGP missile. Honda boss Takanobu Ito claims development has already begun on the...

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  • Hein Gericke brand remains in the UK

    24 September 2012 by MCN

    Hein Gericke brand remains in the UK

    The successful bid of the German Hein Gericke Group has seen the company come out of administration as of Saturday September 8, with a commitment to retaining 16 of the original UK stores in the...

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  • Good vibrations

    23 September 2012 by Jarrefan

    After completing my DAS course and investing in a Suzuki Bandit 600 I got myself a SV1000S. The SV has mountains of torque and a top speed of around 140mph but I find it vibrates a lot more than the inline four Bandit. Is this a common thing with V-twins?

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  • Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

    21 September 2012 by Guy Procter

    Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

    Ever wondered how good a Triumph Tiger 800 really is off-road? Well, just… just… watch this. Undoubtedly the best advert Triumph's ever had, and they didn't even have to shoot it themselves. Sit back,...

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  • The best of the Goodwood Revival

    21 September 2012 by MCN

    The best of the Goodwood Revival

    TT winner and TT Honda Legends world endurance rider Cameron Donald was brought up on classic racing in Australia. He adores the Goodwood Revival. "It’s so relaxed away from the pressure of the TT and...

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  • Hands-free phones ‘just as distracting’

    20 September 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Hands-free phones ‘just as distracting’

    Drivers making hands-free calls are just as distracted as those on handheld phones, a Which? study has shown. Meanwhile texting is far more distracting than making a call – and more so than drinking...

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  • Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    20 September 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION 2012 has been a big year for Honda and their leading UK dealer, Doble Motorcycles. The introduction of several key models such as the NC700 range and the new Crosstourer have...

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  • Banned for 103mph wheelie past camera van

    20 September 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Banned for 103mph wheelie past camera van

    A motorcyclist was banned from the roads for 12 months for wheelying past a speed camera van at 103mph. Lukasz Wisniewski, 26, of Leeds, did the stunt on a Honda Fireblade on the A63 near...

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  • UK third world roads

    20 September 2012 by Marmalade2

    UK third world roads

    On Saturday August 11 I collected my new  GSX-R750 and on the way home got a new rear tyre fitted. On August 14 I went to collect a seat pad from someone in...

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  • MCN Awards 2012

    19 September 2012 by Richard Newland

    MCN Awards 2012

    The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, provided the stunning backdrop for last night’s 2012 MCN Awards, as dignitaries from the motorcycle industry joined senior MCN staff under the wings of Concorde in...

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  • Bikes on TV: September 19-25

    19 September 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: September 19-25

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Poll: Do you use your riding modes switch?

    18 September 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Do you use your riding modes switch?

    If your bike has riding modes (where a switch can change the power characteristics), we'd like to know if you still use them. Or did you try the modes out when you first got the bike, but then leave...

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  • MCN in demand

    15 September 2012 by robertswarbrick

    MCN in demand

    Waiting to board the boat to Norway with my copy of MCN. It was the only copy on the ship and was in great demand!

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  • Government boost for bike scheme

    14 September 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Government boost for bike scheme

    A scheme helping young people get to work or college by providing them with scooters has won a £50,000 government grant. The scheme subsidises hire of scooters to young people in rural areas where...

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  • Exmoor Classic Car Museum contents sold

    10 September 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Exmoor Classic Car Museum contents sold

    This 1898 Phébus 2¾ bhp motor tricycle sold at the Bonhams Beaulieu sale last weekend for £28,750. The extremely rare machine belonged to the Exmoor Classic Car Museum, the entire contents of which...

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  • Uni students go for TT

    10 September 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Uni students go for TT

    Four engineering students plan to design, build and race a Moto2 specification GP bike in the Senior class at the 2013 Isle of Man TT. Nick Castledine, Niall Shimmin, Aden Shawfrost and Jonny Elliott...

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  • Failed Ducati robbery

    10 September 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Failed Ducati robbery

    In Moto, Croydon was targeted by hammer wielding thieves on Tuesday September 4 at 5:30pm. A gang of six youths equipped with three scooters attempted to steal two Ducati 1199’s by trying to walk the...

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