Bike News (April 2013)

  • What happened to the ES1?

    04 May 2013 by Steve Farrell

    What happened to the ES1?

    Six years ago, this British design was going to be the future of superbikes. So where is it? The trouble with bold claims is they can come back to haunt you. If you say you’re making the fastest,...

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  • “I can’t believe I only won one”

    02 May 2013 by Mat Oxley

    “I can’t believe I only won one”

    Alan Carter was hailed as the next Barry Sheene in the early 1980s. But the young Brit never got the factory bikes he deserved and his career was a tale of unfulfilled promise. He recently returned to...

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  • Used buying guide: Triumph Tiger

    01 May 2013 by Jon Urry

    Used buying guide: Triumph Tiger

    The Tiger is the unsung hero of the Hinckley triumph range. Where the iconic Speed Triple is the bike that captures the headlines, believe it or not the Tiger has been merrily going about its business...

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  • Industry reaches out to off-roaders

    30 April 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Industry reaches out to off-roaders

    The Motorcycle Industry Association and leading manufacturers are again joining forces to offer a ‘try-out’ day for off-road novices next month. The Motorcycle Off-Road Experience takes place near...

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  • New MCN May 1: The Ultimate Superbike Test

    30 April 2013 by MCN

    New MCN May 1: The Ultimate Superbike Test

    In this week's MCN, out May 1st, we have the ultimate superbike test, heading to Italy to pit The Ducati Panigale R against its rivals. We have a free 48-page Adventure Bike Yearbook, with all you...

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  • Bennetts make statement around modifications policy

    29 April 2013 by MCN

    Our online article posted 25th April, titled: Insurance Tips, Making Modifications to your Bike, gave incorrect details relating to Bennetts' modifications policy. Bennetts have issued the following statement in clarification.  In order to meet the needs of even more UK bikers, Bennetts has updated its modifications policy which now permits more modifications as standard than any other...

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  • Smaller injury pay-outs for riders

    29 April 2013 by MCN

    Smaller injury pay-outs for riders

    Motorcyclists will get smaller pay-outs for injury claims because of new 
legislation introduced last week, 
according to a solicitor. Personal injury solicitor Ed Fletcher says compensation will be...

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  • Dakar World tour hits the UK

    27 April 2013 by Michael Guy

    Dakar World tour hits the UK

    Aspiring Dakar competitors rubbed shoulders with race veterans and event organisers at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire on Friday at the UK tour of 2014 Dakar. ASO, the organisation that runs...

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  • 10 worst and five best promo videos

    26 April 2013 by Steve Farrell

    10 worst and five best promo videos

    1. Kawasaki Z800 Bystanders gawp at the new Z800 and take photographs in this preposterous video from Kawasaki Australia. It's as though they've found a portal to another universe and not a mass...

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  • Adventurers unite at HUBB UK

    25 April 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Adventurers unite at HUBB UK

    Overlanders website Horizons Unlimited are once again hosting the UK’s premier travel event, the HUBB UK. In its 13th year the popular gathering will take place from May 30 to June 2 at the Donington...

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  • Donington Park WSB deal for MCN readers!

    25 April 2013 by MCN

    Donington Park WSB deal for MCN readers!

    Donington Park is offering MCN readers a red hot deal on 2013 WSB tickets. Order your weekend or Sunday, May 26 tickets online using the offer code MCNDP13 and you’ll get £10 off each ticket...

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  • Warning of motorcycle insurance creeping clauses

    24 April 2013 by Gareth Nightingale

    This is a warning to all motorcycle riders to check their insurance terms carefully. I have been riding and insuring motorcycles for some 35 years now and have always been able to declare the bike as garaged. In the beginning this meant a simple decrease in premium, they trusted you to be sensible and put it in the garage most of the time. A few years ago a clause was introduced that this...

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  • Nominate the best place to live!

    24 April 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Nominate the best place to live!

    MCN wants your nominations for the best place in the UK for motorcyclists to live. We'll use your answers in a forthcoming feature. We're interested in places with access to great roads, bike...

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  • April 24 - May 7 Bikes on the Box

    23 April 2013 by Alison Silcox

    April 24 - May 7 Bikes on the Box

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

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  • New MCN April 24: World's Fastest Adventure

    23 April 2013 by MCN

    New MCN April 24: World's Fastest Adventure

    In this week's MCN, out April 24th, we test the ultimate fast adventure bikes on the Isle of Man TT course We have a Texas GP special on Marc Marquez - MotoGP's youngest ever winner Also this week:...

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  • Ducati names new boss

    18 April 2013 by Nathan Bellows

    Ducati names new boss

    Ducati’s CEO Gabrielle Del Torchio is being replaced by Claudio Domenicali, it has been announced. Rumours emerged earlier this week suggesting Del Torchio was set to leave the firm. These were...

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  • MCN Live kicks off tomorrow!

    18 April 2013 by MCN

    MCN Live kicks off tomorrow!

    MCNLive! kicks off its party weekend tomorrow. Hopefully you've packed your fancy dress for Saturday night's competition, we can’t wait to see this year’s entries! Still not booked? What are you...

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  • Long Way Round now on MCN TV

    18 April 2013 by MCN

    Long Way Round now on MCN TV

    Long Way Round, the first adventure series from Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman which started the adventure bike craze proper is now available on MCN TV. In 2004 McGregor and Boorman embarked on an...

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  • Two days to go until MCN Live!

    17 April 2013 by MCN

    Two days to go until MCN Live!

    Weekend tickets are still available to purchase but don't worry if you can't make the whole weekend, you can still come for the day. From amazing stunt shows to learning how to ride a trials bike to...

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  • Would you ever buy a Bimota?

    17 April 2013 by MCN

    Would you ever buy a Bimota?

    Bimotas are some of the most exotic, expensive motorcycles you can buy today. Is the exclusivety of the brand enough to tempt you to buy one? pollcomment

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  • Zippydodah - zip pull replacement

    16 April 2013 by David Hodson

    Zippydodah - zip pull replacement

    Fed up with zip pulls breaking on my gear and, at the time, not finding anything on the web I decided to create my own replacement zip pull. I spent a couple of years over this perfecting the design...

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  • New MCN April 17: Why 600s are back

    16 April 2013 by MCN

    New MCN April 17: Why 600s are back

    In this week's MCN, out April 17, we take the top of the class supersport screamers to Italy for a road and track test with world champion Neil Hodgson We talk exclusively to Brit Chaz Davies as he...

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