Bike News (July 2015)

  • Gallery: Cadwell Park International Classic

    01 August 2015 by MCN News

    Gallery: Cadwell Park International Classic

    “It’s like Goodwood for true classic race fans,” says excited spectator Mark Wharburton as Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read and Derek Chatterton scream past the canteen and drop into Hall Bends.  “The...

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  • 66 bikes up for auction in summer super sale

    30 July 2015 by LIam Marsden

    66 bikes up for auction in summer super sale

    66 motorcycles will go under the hammer in BCA's July Motorcycle Supersale, which takes place 1pm, Friday July 31 at BCA Peterborough. There's a huge range of motorcycles up for auction, including a...

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  • What's your pick of the big adventure bikes?

    29 July 2015 by peter baker

    What's your pick of the big adventure bikes?

    With last weeks official launch of the Africa Twin, the big capacity adventure bike line-up is now complete. So which one will have you rally raiding your bank account? With last weeks launch of the...

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  • The great summer ride guide: FRANCE

    29 July 2015 by Simon Weir

    The great summer ride guide: FRANCE

    August is the big month of summer – the moment to down tools, kiss goodbye to loved ones and become one with your bike during a week or more of self-indulgent holiday miles.  So in this week's...

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  • Norton lands £4m government backing

    28 July 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Norton lands £4m government backing

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today announced a deal that will see a UK Government-backed £4million development fund made available for Norton Motorcycles to increase investment in...

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  • New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

    28 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 29: New Africa Twin: All the details! Yamaha's Retro MT-07 Bradley Wins Suzuka Dunlop Strikes Back! MotoGP...

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  • Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

    27 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

    Brit Steve Bland has set the UK’s ‘Fastest Nitrous Motorcycle’ record on his 1400cc Suzuki Hayabusa…which he also rides on the road. Blasting to a top speed of 219.5mph, from a standing start over...

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  • Video: Acceleration super-test

    25 July 2015 by MCN

    Video: Acceleration super-test

    Ever since the ancients worked out how to strap something round to an axle, the division between four and two wheels has been raging. We all know which we prefer to get our kicks on, but still the...

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  • Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

    24 July 2015 by Charlie Lester

    Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

    Just two months ago the Imps Motorcycle Display Team was in serious trouble. The volunteer-run charity, which teaches superb motorbike skills to disadvantaged kids, was desperately raising funds to...

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  • Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

    23 July 2015 by MCN News

    Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

    You only have a few days left to get your entry in for the MCN/Carole Nash Moto Foto competition. So make it snappy and you could walk away with some stunning prizes. With cash and Nikon goodies up...

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  • Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

    22 July 2015 by MCN

    Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

    The £41,000 Kawasaki H2R is the fastest production bike available producing 249bhp (tested). Lined-up at its side is the UK's fastest Mercedes-AMG C63, with over £30,000 worth of modifications. Check...

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  • KTM offers electric off-road experience

    22 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    KTM offers electric off-road experience

    KTM is offering the first chance for a day in the dirt powered exclusively by the battery-powered Freeride-E. The event will take place E-Scape's track at Nantmawr Quarry, Oswestry on August 8,...

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  • What’s your attitude to security?

    22 July 2015 by Andy Davidson

    What’s your attitude to security?

    Metropolitan Police launch a major blitz on rising bike crime by encouraging owners to lock and Datatag their bikes. Theft experts say that 80% of bikes stolen had no security fitted. What’s your...

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  • Video: Husqvarna TE449 vs Bowler EXR

    21 July 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Husqvarna TE449 vs Bowler EXR

    A 450cc single-cylinder Dakar bike doesn't have a chance against a five litre V8, does it? Check back soon for the full video on www.motorcyclenews.com and read all the results and analysis from the...

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  • New MCN July 22: Acceleration super-test

    21 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 22: Acceleration super-test

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 22: How fast? 10 brilliant bikes in the ultimate high-speed showdown Plans for new radical Honda Fireblade Do...

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  • Triumph auction Jurassic Scrambler

    20 July 2015 by MCN News

    Triumph auction Jurassic Scrambler

    This Thursday will see Triumph Motorcycles auction the Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt in the global summer blockbuster Jurassic World. The bespoke bike, featured racing alongside Raptors...

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  • Guy Martin Shakes Dirt Quake

    20 July 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Guy Martin Shakes Dirt Quake

    If you're the kind of person who enjoys watching grown men and women circling around a speedway track on Yamaha R1's whilst dressed as ballerinas - all to the accompaniment of  ‘classic’ 1970’s...

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  • Honda RC213V-S: Have you ordered one yet?

    17 July 2015 by MCN News

    Honda RC213V-S: Have you ordered one yet?

    The order book is now open for Honda's MotoGP bike for the road, the RC213V-S. To purchase an RC213V-S you have to complete an order entry form on the exclusive RC213V-S website. Once...

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  • KTM issue 1290 Super Duke R recall

    17 July 2015 by MCN News

    KTM issue 1290 Super Duke R recall

    KTM have issued a global recall of selected 1290 Super Duke R models from the 2014 model year, affecting around 248 models in the UK.  The firm states that “Due to deviations in manufacturing...

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  • Suzuki issue GSX-S1000 recall

    17 July 2015 by MCN News

    Suzuki issue GSX-S1000 recall

    Suzuki have confirmed a recall of its GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models. The recall affects 174 registered motorcycles in the UK, and has been instigated due to a radiator hose clearance...

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  • MCN races the BAJA GB

    16 July 2015 by Michael Guy

    MCN races the BAJA GB

    It may not be the Dakar, but the new BAJA GB event in Wales saw bikes and cars running alongside each other in a big mileage two day Rally in Wales. Held in bitterly cold conditions over 60 riders...

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  • SWM back in business

    15 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    SWM back in business

    Reborn Italian brand SWM – Speedy Working Motors – last week restarted production with the first of six new models, which will go on sale in September. SWM emerged from the shadows at the 2014 Milan...

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  • Moto Foto: Give it your best shot!

    15 July 2015 by MCN

    Moto Foto: Give it your best shot!

    Don’t miss your chance to achieve fame and fortune for your bike photography with the return of the Carole Nash and MCN Moto Foto competition. With cash and Nikon prizes up for grabs, and a place in...

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  • Cadwell Classic returns on July 25-26

    15 July 2015 by MCN News

    Cadwell Classic returns on July 25-26

    Cadwell Park will come alive with the sounds and smells of over 80 years of racing endeavour at their International Classic meet on July 25-26. The event blends historic motorcycle racing with a great...

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