Bike News (January 2014)

  • Product review: Motovudu2

    25 February 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Motovudu2

    Motovudu 2, Dark art of Performance, £19.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: All 93 pages in two sittings What’s good? Ex-500cc GP and WSB star Simon Crafar’s first book dealt with all the riding...

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  • Bike test success for Olympics hopeful

    31 January 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Bike test success for Olympics hopeful

    Just weeks before she will head off to the Sochi Winter Olympics, Team GB’s women’s slopestyle snowboarder Aimee Fuller has passed her CBT with the help of KTM UK.   Fuller, a 22 year old...

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  • Large capacity commuter owners needed!

    29 January 2014 by MCN

    Large capacity commuter owners needed!

    MCN is on the hunt for owners of large capacity commuter bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer (original generation) Kawasaki ZRX1200S Suzuki...

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  • Friends reunited at London Motorcycle Show

    28 January 2014 by MCN

    Friends reunited at London Motorcycle Show

    For the first time in the UK, Carl Fogarty MBE will be reunited with all four of his WSB championship-winning Ducatis. Appearing exclusively at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on ‘Foggy...

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  • MV Dragster 800 caught ‘in the wild’

    28 January 2014 by Steve Hunt

    MV Dragster 800 caught ‘in the wild’

    Last week the marketing department at MV Agusta released thefirst official teaser video of the new Dragster 800, accompanied by the tag line ‘Adrenaline Addicts Only’.  Showing only blurred...

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  • New MCN January 29: BMW R Nine T first ride

    28 January 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN January 29: BMW R Nine T first ride

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 29: New BMW R Nine T: We thought it might be good. It's not: it's bloody brilliant! Kawasaki Z1000 new vs...

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  • Exclusive Hailwood tribute

    27 January 2014 by MCN Staff

    Exclusive Hailwood tribute

    Mike Hailwood was one of the greatest and most naturally gifted British motorcycle riders ever to have accelerated down a pit lane. His legendary 1978 TT comeback ride, where at the age of 38 Hailwood...

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  • New Harley Street 750 goes ice racing

    24 January 2014 by Phil West

    New Harley Street 750 goes ice racing

    Harley's all-new entry level V-twin – the Street – has been turned into an ice racer to star in this week's Winter X Games. The American manufacturer is sponsoring this week's extreme sports event in...

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  • EU streamline toll paying system

    24 January 2014 by Simon Patterson

    EU streamline toll paying system

    The EU have unveiled a new system that should eventually make European touring a little easier for bikers, with the new European Electronic Toll Service streamlining the paying of tolls across the...

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  • Brighton Speed Trials saved!

    24 January 2014 by MCN News

    Brighton Speed Trials saved!

    The Brighton Speed Trials has been saved following a major campaign by event organisers, The Brighton and Hove Motor Club. After the council initially declined an application to run the event in 2014,...

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  • Vote now for your 2013 MCN Man of the Year!

    23 January 2014 by MCN

    Vote now for your 2013 MCN Man of the Year!

    With British riders taking on the world in 2013 – and winning – there’s a whole host of top talent in the running for MCN’s Man of the Year, including three world champions in Tom Sykes, Sam Lowes and...

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  • Competition: Win GB Racing engine protection

    23 January 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Competition: Win GB Racing engine protection

    British engine crash protection firm GB Racing has been awarded worldwide approval by the FIM, motorcycle racing’s world governing body – and is celebrating by offering motorcyclenews.com readers a...

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  • Who says learning can’t be fun?

    23 January 2014 by MCN Staff

    Who says learning can’t be fun?

    Aprilia RS4 125 The RS4 125 took over from the legendary RS125 in 2011, bringing four-stroke reliability to Aprilia’s 125cc sportsbikes for the first time. While many lamented the demise of the...

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  • New MCN January 22: New Fireblade shootout

    21 January 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN January 22: New Fireblade shootout

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 22: New Fireblade shootout: Has Honda's faster, sharper superstar got what it takes to beat the very...

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  • Road Test Diary: Part One

    17 January 2014 by MCN Staff

    Road Test Diary: Part One

    In late October last year, MCN Road Testers Michael Neeves and Adam Child took a trip to Sicily for a week's worth of road tests. The digital producer that went along to shoot video also took some...

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  • Bike tax changes causing confusion

    17 January 2014 by Andy Downes

    Scrapping the paper tax disc has left the DVLA scrabbling for a solution to the problem of what to do once a bike is sold with remaining tax on it; something no one appears to have thought about before announcing the end of the current system. Moves to scrap the 93-year-old vehicle tax disc in October this year have thrown up some issues which the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA) has...

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  • Tarmac stars get a taste of dirt!

    15 January 2014 by MCN

    Tarmac stars get a taste of dirt!

    When the 2014 Garmin Arenacross Tour kicks off on Friday evening at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena the International flavour on-track will be complimented off it with British Superbike, MotoGP and...

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  • Video like a pro

    15 January 2014 by MCN

    Video like a pro

    Unlike 1970's motocross legend Heikki Mikkola, these days you don't need to bungee a Super 8 film camera to your helmet to capture your motorcycling exploits. Digital video cameras are small, cheap...

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  • Lotus superbike: MCN world exclusive

    15 January 2014 by Andy Downes

    Lotus superbike: MCN world exclusive

    MCN has the world exclusive images of the new Lotus superbike in this week’s issue of the paper along with details of the project and how running prototypes are already out testing. We have exclusive...

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  • Win a place on the MT-07 world launch!

    15 January 2014 by MCN

    Win a place on the MT-07 world launch!

      One lucky MCN reader will be jumping on a plane on February 7th, and heading out to Lanzarote where they’ll get the chance to ride Yamaha’s all-new MT-07 at the world press launch event. The...

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  • Do you recognise this motocross bike?

    15 January 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Do you recognise this motocross bike?

    Gwent police is trying to find the owner of this bike, a Yamaha YZ450F or YZ250F, which was recovered at a property in the Coedkernew area. A 22-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were...

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  • Festival of 1000 Bikes cancelled

    14 January 2014 by Andy Downes

    The Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC) has been forced to cancel the 2014 running of the Festival of 1000 Bikes following the months of speculation and turmoil at Mallory Park racing circuit which has only recently been resolved. Mallory Park was eventually placed into administration in late 2013 and it was only later that new operators Real Motor Sport Ltd took over the running of the track but the...

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  • Old school supersport 600s needed

    14 January 2014 by MCN

    Old school supersport 600s needed

    MCN is on the hunt for owners of old school 600 supersport bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the Yamaha Thundercat, Kawasaki ZX-6R (1998-2002) and Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD...

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  • Changes to A2 test delayed

    14 January 2014 by Andy Downes

    Planned changes for the A2 bike test to reduce the minimum power of the bikes allowed to be ridden have been pushed back by delays in getting proposed legislation approved by Parliament. It’s not thought any potential test candidates have been affected by this as the bikes allowed under the current rules were never changed while the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) waited for the alterations to the...

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  • Hour wait for injured motorcyclist ambulance

    14 January 2014 by Andy Downes

    An injured motorcyclist knocked off his bike near Luton and suffering multiple injuries waited over an hour for the arrival of an ambulance capable of taking him to hospital. The accident on the A6 in Bedfordshire, was witnessed by a fellow motorcyclist and nurse who sat with the injured rider; firstly waiting 40 minutes for an ambulance car to arrive and then a further 28 minutes for an...

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