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Bike News (November 2010)

  • Muc Off cleaning with sex appeal

    15 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Ever wondered just how many products Muc Off made to help you with cleaning your bike? Or did you just want to see a woman using chain lube? Either way, this is worth a gander.

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  • Copping, a free Triumph!

    15 November 2010 by Phil West

    Copping, a free Triumph!

    A Triumph fan has won a free Thunderbird 1600 after taking part in a competition in Suffolk. Julian Copping, a regular customer at Lings Triumph in Ipswich, took up an invitation to test ride a...

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  • Video: Enduro Classics 2 on DVD

    12 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Take in some of the best footage you'll see of the ISDT in the 1960s, plus action from the European Two-Day Enduro championship. There's some brilliantly grainy film to be seen in this new DVD from Duke Video. The DVD costs £19.99 from www.dukevideo.com.

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  • Top video picks of the week! - Nov 12th

    12 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Chesca Miles Stunt Starz rider Chesca Miles is a gorgeous, 20-year-old English model that can pull highchair burnouts. We thought that would get your attention. E-Tracer “motorcycle” The makers of the E-Tracer call this 205mpg, 200mph two-wheeler a “cabin motorcycle”. We’re sure you can think of some better names for it… Snow bike This video’s a bit of an oldie [2008], but does something...

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  • New book on Ducati 1098/1198

    12 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New book on Ducati 1098/1198

    Marc Cook's lavish, 192-page hardback celebration of the most recent Ducati superbike goes behind the scenes at the factory for exclusive interviews with the bike's designers and engineers. Each tells...

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  • Video: Carole Nash Motorcycle Live launch

    12 November 2010 by Marc Potter

    Video: Carole Nash Motorcycle Live launch

    London's famous Centrepoint building played host to a bunch of motorcycling VIPs last night for the launch of Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. The star-studded event to officially launch the forthcoming...

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  • DVLA still not returning old licences

    11 November 2010 by machgv1

    Being an HGV 1 licence holder of "mature years" I have to renew my vocational licence periodically. Not one to leave too much to chance, I photocopied everything before enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and covering letter requesting my old licence be returned to me, as per MCN's good advice. Wouldn't you know it, old licence not returned. They obviously couldn't even be arsed to return...

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  • A dream come true!

    11 November 2010 by moma

    A dream come true!

    When I was six years old my father took me to school and I saw a guy riding a motocross bike. I dreamed one day I would own a motocross bike and be able to ride whenever I liked. I...

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  • New 2011 Ducati kit revealed

    11 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 2011 Ducati kit revealed

    The November 10 issue of MCN, on sale now, has the first details of Ducati's new range of kit for 2011. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets Possibly the coolest of the jackets is the £280 'Twin' cowhide...

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  • New HelmetLok system launched

    11 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New HelmetLok system launched

    Small and compact to fit in your pocket, jacket or belt loop, the HelmetLok has been designed to lock your helmet to any bike’s handlebars or frame. Save cash on motorcycle products It’s a...

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  • Used bikes of the week - Nov 10

    10 November 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Used bikes of the week - Nov 10

    Every week we have over 1,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           Browse bikes for...

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  • How MotoGP legends are made

    10 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    How MotoGP legends are made

    MotoGP: The Route to Glory is out now on DVD. It gives you a fantastic insight into how today’s GP starts got started in racing. Among the racers who discuss the influences, challenges and emotions...

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  • BMW R80/7 midlife crisis - a usable custom

    10 November 2010 by James Keen

    BMW R80/7 midlife crisis - a usable custom

    Adam Kay wanted a machine that could be ridden every day and look as cool as any custom - and his R80/7 midlife crisis embodies that perfectly. The donor bike is a BMW R80/7 with a 1978...

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  • Kawasaki GPz1100 bargain racer

    10 November 2010 by Scott Redmond

    Kawasaki GPz1100 bargain racer

    In its day, the GPz1100B1 was the original superbike: big, black, phenomenally fast and, in 1981, Kawasaki’s flagship.  So you’d be mistaken for assuming this GPz-based sprint machine has set...

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  • Dutch track-diesel powered motorcycle!

    09 November 2010 by Reismotor

    In the Netherlands is a little factory. They are building a motorcycle to run on diesel. A motorbike with a 800cc three cylinder turbo engine from Mercedes. 100Nm at 1800 rpm, 45HP at 3000-4500rpm. Consumption: 30-65km on 1 litre of diesel.

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  • Bike-mad pensioner hits 163mph at Silverstone

    09 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Bike-mad pensioner hits 163mph at Silverstone

    A pensioner, who had never been on a bike before, reached 163mph and took part in high-speed wheelies courtesy of “Rocket” Ron Haslam. Riding pillion with the former racer, 63-year-old Vanessa...

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  • Limited edition Rossi ‘Bye Bye’ T-shirt!

    09 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Limited edition Rossi ‘Bye Bye’ T-shirt!

    There will be a limited run of Rossi ‘Bye Bye’ T-shirts, as worn by the MotoGP legend last weekend to commemorate his final race for Yamaha, available at the end of November. They will cost £32.99 and...

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  • New issue of MCN Sport!

    09 November 2010 by Marc Potter

    New issue of MCN Sport!

    Find out the full story behind Valentino Rossi's move to Ducati in the amazing new issue of MCN Sport magazine, on sale next Wednesday. Put together by the expert team behind MCN and...

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  • New Givi range revealed

    09 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Givi range revealed

    This week's MCN, out Wednesday, November 10, has details of some of the coolest bits of new kit from Italian luggage and accessory firm Givi.  Save £££s on motorcycle luggage The 'Anti-theft’...

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  • Flash Rizoma kit for Ducati Monster 1100

    09 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Flash Rizoma kit for Ducati Monster 1100

    Italian bolt-ons firm Rizoma have released details of their range of components for the Ducati Monster 1100. Save cash on motorcycle products There's a massive range of kit available, from a 39 Euro...

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  • Win a VIP lunch with Lorenzo

    09 November 2010 by MCN

    Win a VIP lunch with Lorenzo

    Two lucky MCN readers will win a VIP lunch with MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. Click here to enter There are also 11 runner-up prizes - a signed Lorenzo X-lite helmet and...

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  • Save a tenner on Keis bodywarmers

    09 November 2010 by MCN

    Save a tenner on Keis bodywarmers

    Good news for year-round commuters - Keis Apparel has 100 of last year's X4 heated bodywarmers still in stock. The X4 normally retails at £89.99, but Keis are offering them for £79.99 with a...

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  • New MCN November 10: Milan bike show news

    09 November 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN November 10: Milan bike show news

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 10, we bring you all the news from the Milan Motorcycle Show. Plus, we ride Max Biaggi's WSB title-winning Aprilia RSV4. Also in this week's MCN,...

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  • Destination dealer: North City Triumph

    09 November 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: North City Triumph

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION North City Triumph is an innovative family run business that prides itself in excellent customer service. Visit northcitytriumph.co.uk After five successful years representing...

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  • MV Agusta F3 voted “best in show”

    08 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    MV Agusta F3 voted “best in show”

    MV Agusta’s eye-grabbing F3 was voted best bike at the Milan motorcycle show. 12,000 people voted in the poll, run by Italian site www.motociclismo.it, which resulted in a landslide victory for the...

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  • New women's winter glove from Alpinestars

    08 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    The new Stella WR-V Gore-Tex glove from Alpinestars is designed specifically designed for women. The Gore-Tex membrane insert is breathable and waterproof. There’s 5mm foam padding over the knuckles,  stretch panels on top of fingers and thumb, and what the firm calls an “ultra-soft velour insulated lining”. They cost £69.95. More info: www.alpinestars.com or see MCN BikeShop section for...

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  • Enduro Classics Volume 2 on DVD

    08 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Enduro Classics Volume 2 on DVD

    Check out some classic footage of some of the world’s greatest enduro events in this new DVD from Duke. It follows the story of the International Six Day Trial into the 1960s, with colour footage of...

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  • Buy Lorenzo’s crystal helmet for £10,300

    08 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Buy Lorenzo’s crystal helmet for £10,300

    Jorge Lorenzo’s championship-winning, Swarovski crystal-encrusted helmet is on sale. The lavishly decorated Nolan X-802 is currently listed at £10,300 by the Italian branch of Nolan helmets. ...

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  • Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

    05 November 2010 by MCN

    Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

    The re-creator of the Suzuki XR69 ‘80s-style works racers which stormed this year’s Manx classic is about to start on his next project – a replica of this glorious classic Yoshimura Suzuki endurance...

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  • Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

    05 November 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

    Never mind the CBR600F and Crossrunner – these exquisite minimotos were the bikes grabbing MCN’s attention on the Milan show Honda stand. The six bikes are mini-me versions of Honda road and race...

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  • Top video picks of the week! - Nov 5th

    05 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Top video picks of the week! - Nov 5th

    Urban Trials riding Fred Crosset takes his trials bike to the streets of Belgium in this life-affirming urban stunt video. Five stars is an understatement.      F800 GS stunted to...

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  • Used bikes of the week

    05 November 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Used bikes of the week

    Every week we have over 1,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           Browse bikes for...

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  • Honda CBF125 is best-selling bike in the UK

    05 November 2010 by James Keen

    Honda CBF125 is best-selling bike in the UK

    The Honda CBF125 is the best-selling motorcycle in the UK so far for 2010. Read the Honda CBF125 review Find a Honda CBF125 for sale As usual, 125cc motorcycles are way ahead, with the...

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