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Bike News (July 2011)

  • MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Filtering

    24 September 2012 by Stefan Bartlett

    MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Filtering

    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been looking at ways you can improve your riding style to make you a better biker. But whether it’s your first time on your bike or you’re going back to biking...

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  • MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Motorways

    17 September 2012 by Stefan Bartlett

    MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Motorways

    Over the next few weeks, the IAM will be providing you with advice to be a better rider. Whether you’ve just started riding or you’ve been away from your bike for a few years, you might be under the...

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  • MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Braking

    10 September 2012 by Stefan Bartlett

    MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Braking

    Over the next six weeks, the IAM will offer tips and advice on all things biking related. So if you’ve been away for a while or just want to become a better rider, you’ve come to the right place.

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  • The mother of all bike rallies

    29 July 2011 by James Capell

    The mother of all bike rallies

    This year is the 71st anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally, where a small town with a population of 7,000 swells to the size of 500,000 plus with motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the...

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  • New biker friendly road for TT fans

    29 July 2011 by James Capell

    New biker friendly road for TT fans

    Bikers travelling to the Isle of Man TT via the Heysham ferry will benefit from a new dual carriageway with safer concrete crash barriers as opposed to out-dated steel ones. Work to the new three-mile...

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  • Video: Sdoc100 helmet cleaner

    29 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Sdoc100 helmet cleaner

    The August 3 issue of MCN, on sale next Wednesday, has details of this new helmet cleaner from Sdoc100. Here's a sneak preview of how it works and what it does.  

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  • Use it all year for safer riding

    28 July 2011 by Gary Sharp

    Use it all year for safer riding

    My advice to aid the skills of becoming a better rider would be to ride all year round and not to mothball the machine as soon as the nights begin to close in. With the exception of icy roads riding...

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  • Meeting heroes through biking!

    28 July 2011 by Brian Pollard

    Meeting heroes through biking!

    Last Sunday I met two of my heroes! I entered my RD-Hejira hand built custom race bike in the Durham Constabulary Bikewise Event last Sunday. It won the runners up award for Best Custom Bike and I got...

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  • A well travelled NR750

    28 July 2011 by Peter

    A well travelled NR750

    The NR rather passed me by when it was announced. The staggering cost of the thing and that fact that I'd had never so much as seen one kept it out of mind. Then about 5 years ago whilst living in...

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  • Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 2

    28 July 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 2

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Kawasaki launches great deal on ZX-10R

    27 July 2011 by MCN

    Kawasaki launches great deal on ZX-10R

    MCN has teamed up with Kawasaki to bring you a fantastic deal on the new ZX-10R. Take a test ride at your local dealer and we'll give you a six-week subscription to MCN for free! Buy a new Kawasaki...

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  • World’s best wife found

    27 July 2011 by James Capell

    World’s best wife found

    David Whitby's weekend got a little better when his wife, Lorraine, bought him a Ducati 1198SP as a surprise present. Lorraine, from Colchester sold her Ducati 1098S Tricolore for the 1198SP. While...

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  • Billing bikefest a success

    27 July 2011 by Scott Redmond

    Billing bikefest a success

    Billing Aquadrome in Northampton has hosted many a bike club rally over the years but at the weekend it staged its very own show, The Billing Bikefest! The atmosphere was like that of a decent club...

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  • Video: Carl Fogarty onboard a Ducati 916

    26 July 2011 by MCN

    Video: Carl Fogarty onboard a Ducati 916

    On the eve of the World Superbikes round at Silverstone and with the mouth-watering, all-new Ducati 1199 in prospect, we reckoned that there was no better time to look back on the benchmark bikes that...

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  • Ross Noble: enduro star

    25 July 2011 by James Capell

    Ross Noble: enduro star

    TV comedian and motorcycle fanatic Ross Noble has just competed in the Red Bull Romaniacs – the world’s toughest enduro race – finishing a respectable 15th. The event, held in Sibu, Romania, puts...

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  • First ever female speedway pro rides again

    25 July 2011 by John Westlake

    First ever female speedway pro rides again

    Britain’s first female speedway professional is planning to embark on 14 enduro ride across Africa. Katie McAuley, 37, was a top level amateur motocrosser before taking up speedway and eventually...

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  • Yamaha GP stars travel back in time

    22 July 2011 by MCN

    Yamaha GP stars travel back in time

    Yamaha send a collection of GP stars and legends back in time in 'A Blast From the Past' to examine a time in GP racing "when things were much simpler". Take a look at a bygone age of...

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  • Motorcycle gloves of the future?

    22 July 2011 by James Capell

    Motorcycle gloves of the future?

    Check out these sci-fi motorcycle gloves that allow you to control a smart phone when it’s in your pocket.  The gloves make it possible to answer calls and listen to music while riding at the...

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  • Yamaha greats together at Laguna

    22 July 2011 by James Capell

    Yamaha greats together at Laguna

    GP legends Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Kel Carruthers were reunited this week as part of Yamaha Racing’s 50th anniversary. The four greats, along with current Yamaha stars Jorge...

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  • Win Brands Hatch BSB tickets!

    22 July 2011 by MCN

    Win Brands Hatch BSB tickets!

    The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship returns to Brands Hatch on 5-7 August. Don’t miss a triple-header battle for supremacy on the Grand Prix circuit! HM Plant Honda's Shane 'Shakey' Byrne...

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  • ‘King Kenny’s R1’ up for grabs!

    21 July 2011 by James Capell

    ‘King Kenny’s R1’ up for grabs!

    A special, one-off Yamaha R1 which is to be ridden by GP legend 'King' Kenny Roberts at the US MotoGP this weekend is to be auctioned off for charity. Fans of the three times 500cc world champion will...

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  • Suzuki launches female rider initiative

    21 July 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Suzuki launches female rider initiative

    Suzuki GB has launched a dedicated web resource for females. The new Girl Torque web resource is aimed at providing all-things motorcycling to new and existing female riders as well as anyone...

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  • My custom Kawasaki Ninja 250R

    20 July 2011 by Elton Ronald Osbert Lontoh

    My custom Kawasaki Ninja 250R

    I'm Ossy from Indonesia. The picture shows my Kawasaki Ninja 250R which I have customised. Here are the specs: Ignition Coil : Nology Complete Sets Carburetors : SUDCO CR 33" Pistons : JE...

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  • Video: Isle of Man TT Review 2011

    19 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Isle of Man TT Review 2011

    The official 2011 TT review DVD is out now, costing £24.99. It lasts 240 minutes, and is also available on Blu-Ray. Want to know if it's worth the money? Check out the footage at 1:12… Unreal.  

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