Bike News (February 2013)

  • Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

    28 February 2013 by MCN

    Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

    Filippo Preziosi has resigned from Ducati before he was due to start his new role as Director of R&D, citing poor health. Preziosi was the engineer in charge of the development of the Desmosedici...

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  • Free Barry Sheene DVD from Duke!

    28 February 2013 by MCN

    Free Barry Sheene DVD from Duke!

    Barry Sheene, MBE - probably the most famous star on two wheels ever to have come out of Britain - was a cheeky cockney inspiration to millions. Incredibly, it's a decade since we lost Bazza to...

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  • Kevin Ash memorial fund

    28 February 2013 by MCN

    Kevin Ash memorial fund

    World-respected journalist Kevin Ash, who died in January, was an MCN columnist and the Daily Telegraph's motorcycling correspondent. MCN and The Telegraph have been overwhelmed by the tributes since...

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  • Ducati used bike guide

    27 February 2013 by MCN

    Ducati used bike guide

    The Panigale is not only the most advanced superbike Ducati have ever made, it also marks a move away from a piece of technology that has become almost as synonymous with Ducati as the desmo valve...

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  • Save money at Lidl with MCN

    27 February 2013 by MCN

    Save money at Lidl with MCN

    German supermarket chain Lidl are holding another of their budget motorcycling sales starting on the 28th February, and you can save 10% exclusively with MCN! Featured items include a Crivit Sport...

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  • Enfield loses its UK distributor

    26 February 2013 by Rich Newland

    Enfield loses its UK distributor

    Fourteen years after acquiring the UK distribution rights for Royal Enfield, Cotswold-based Watsonian Squire has announced that they are ceasing distribution of the Indian-made motorcycles. The firm,...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Problems with Cornering

    26 February 2013 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Problems with Cornering

    "I'm a new rider and have a problem with cornering. I seem to stiffen up when cornering and do not have the confidence to lean - I keep thinking the bike will slip over or I'll completely lose the...

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  • The best biking decade was...

    25 February 2013 by MCN

    The best biking decade was...

    What was the heyday of biking? Was it the arrival of cheap machinery in the 1970s, the exotica of the 1980s, the screaming two-stroke 500s of the 1990s, the technology of the 2000s? Or is it the...

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  • Ex-racer Emmett’s new bride dies

    25 February 2013 by Andy Downes

    Ex-racer Emmett’s new bride dies

    The new wife of ex-500GP racer Sean Emmett has died after apparently falling from a hotel window while the newly married couple were on honeymoon in Dubai. Abbie Emmett, 27, died just days after...

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  • My motorcycle fleet is...

    23 February 2013 by MCN

    My motorcycle fleet is...

    How many bikes is too many bikes? Have you just got your trusty all-rounder that's capable of everything, something like a CBR600F? Or do you keep an everyday bike and a trackday tool? Or is more...

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  • Feb 20: Bikes on the Box

    21 February 2013 by Alison Silcox

    Feb 20: 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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  • Insurance Advice: What to do if you're convicted?

    21 February 2013 by MCN Staff

    If you're ever unfortunate enough to find yourself convicted of a motoring offence with your bike you'll have a lot of questions flying through your head. MCN Compare have taken some of the most frequently asked questions about motoring convictions and answered them here for you; to help take some of the mystery our of insurance.   What to do if you’re convicted What it means to you...

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  • Video: New Triumph Daytona 675 vs Old

    21 February 2013 by MCN

    Video: New Triumph Daytona 675 vs Old

    With Triumph launching their new Daytona 675, MCN road tester Adam Child took the new bike up head-to-head against the old bike to see what changes Triumph has made to the new model.

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  • See the London Motorcycle Show on TV

    21 February 2013 by Richard Newland

    See the London Motorcycle Show on TV

    This week's new edition of the Bike World television programme is brought to you from the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL, where the Bike World team take a first look at the new Triumph Tiger...

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  • Video: Triumph Tiger Sport First Ride

    20 February 2013 by MCN

    Video: Triumph Tiger Sport First Ride

    Last week senior road tester Michael Neeves traveled to the mountains outside Barcelona to try out Triumph's updated Tiger Sport. Check out the full review on the Bike Channel on Thursday 21st Feb at...

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  • Touratech kits out new water-cooled BMW R1200GS

    20 February 2013 by Andy Downes

    Touratech kits out new water-cooled BMW R1200GS

    The new water-cooled 2013 BMW R12000GS isn’t even in dealers yet but that hasn’t stopped aftermarket off-road specialists Touratech from getting to work with a full list of goodies for the adventure...

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  • Nexx XR1R Carbon review

    18 February 2013

    Nexx XR1R Carbon review

    Advertisement Promotion When MCN reviewed the Nexx XR1R Carbon, writer Dan Aspel concluded that it was “The best road helmet I’ve worn”, and awarded it 5 stars. Thanks to its carbon shell, the Nexx...

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  • My son the criminal

    15 February 2013 by jess jephcott

    An interesting situation is developing in our lives at the moment - I would welcome comment about it. Last June, my 17-year-old son went to a local supermarket on his motorcycle to use the cash machine. Whilst in the car park he was hit by a car, knocked off and injured. It turned out that the driver of the car was a family friend. She got out, apologised to him, saying she...

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  • Video: All roads lead to the MCN Show

    14 February 2013 by MCN

    Video: All roads lead to the MCN Show

    Typical motorbike racers, always late... So 19-time TT winner John McGuinness, 12-time World Trials champion Dougie Lampkin, and former World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson had to resort to Boris...

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  • Bring MCN to life with your mobile

    12 February 2013 by Ped Baker

    Bring MCN to life with your mobile

    This weeks MCN features amazing new interactive content that you can bring to life with your mobile phone. Simply download the free yo2mo window app from your phones app store, find the ads and images...

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