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Bike News (November 2011)

  • Do we need electronic rider aids? You decide.

    17 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Do we need electronic rider aids? You decide.

    Hi, it’s Michael Neeves, Senior Road tester here and I’m looking for willing volunteers to help me with a road test feature. I would like to invite a couple of you to try some bikes fitted with and...

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  • Ex-Manx Suzuki XR69 for sale

    17 November 2011 by Jim Moore

    Ex-Manx Suzuki XR69 for sale

    This achingly-gorgeous Harris Performance XR69 is being offered for sale by long-time endurance race campaigners Alf’s Motorcycles in Worthing. The bike, which lapped the Isle of Man’s 37.73 Mountain...

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  • Video: 1980s Paris-Dakar box-set

    17 November 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: 1980s Paris-Dakar box-set

    Duke Video have recently released a box-set of their coverage of the 1984-89 Paris-Dakar rallies. It costs £54.99 for the six-DVD collection, and covers a whopping 547 minutes of off-road action. And...

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  • No Farmyard ticket price rise

    17 November 2011 by MCN

    No Farmyard ticket price rise

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has announced that ticket prices for the Farmyard Rally will not rise in 2012. This is the fifth year running tickets for Europe’s biggest motorcycle-only rally have...

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  • See Guy Martin tow girls on skates this weekend

    17 November 2011 by John Westlake

    See Guy Martin tow girls on skates this weekend

    Road-racing superstar Guy Martin will headline a new event called Rollerburn this weekend featuring scantily-clad women being towed behind bikes. The event is at the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire...

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  • New meeting place for Brussels protest

    16 November 2011 by Steve Farrell

    New meeting place for Brussels protest

    MCN’s Brussels protest ride now has a new meeting point. At the request of Belgian police, riders will gather in a prestigious park opposite the European Commission instead of outside European...

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  • Visit Alpha at the NEC

    16 November 2011 by MCN

    Visit Alpha at the NEC

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Essex-based official Yamaha and Suzuki dealers Alpha Motorcycles are well known for their show deals and special offers. After many years exhibiting at the NEC they know what...

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  • Michael Neeves blog – Racedays, Jerez

    16 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Michael Neeves blog – Racedays, Jerez

    I’ve just come back from riding my BMW Park Lane S1000RR at Racedays in Jerez. It was my final ever outing on No.5, after two years racing it in MRO. What is/who are Racedays? Racedays is a three-day...

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  • Help highlight potholes

    15 November 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Help highlight potholes

    A new BBC consumer affairs programme wants to hear about hazardous unfilled potholes. Programme makers are looking for examples to film this week for a pilot series to be broadcast on Wednesday...

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  • Bumping into Ian Hutchinson

    13 November 2011 by Mark Vestey

    Bumping into Ian Hutchinson

    I am Mark Vestey, an avid MCN reader for over 20 years, now living in Hong Kong. I just bumped into Ian Hutshinson at the Macau ferry here. Ian was on his way to Macau to race there next weekend.

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  • El Sardinero Rally

    11 November 2011 by Jeff Rogers

    El Sardinero Santander 2011 (Spanish Classic Motorcycle Rally). I entered the rally for the first time this year having heard many stories of the atmosphere, the roads and the welcome of the Spanish people. I can testify that all the tales were true and would recommend it to anyone, but my story is of a different aspect of the rally that many riders will possibly not want to think about. On one of...

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  • Video: a decade in MotoGP

    11 November 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: a decade in MotoGP

    Duke Video have just announced this extremely tempting DVD which covers the most controversial moments in the premier class of racing over the last 10 years. With expert analysis from the people who...

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  • Second MP backs MCN Brussels protest ride

    10 November 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Second MP backs MCN Brussels protest ride

    An MP has given a major boost to MCN’s planned Brussels protest over stifling EU measures by promising to join the ride. Steve Weatherley, Tory MP for Brighton and Hove, will join MCN readers taking...

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  • Destination dealer: Great deals at Doble

    10 November 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Great deals at Doble

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles of Coulsdon, Surrey, have had a great summer – and continue to lead the way with fantastic offers on ALL new Hondas. Selected new motorcycles from Doble are...

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  • Spanish rally draws classic Brit bikers

    09 November 2011 by Mark Holmes

    Spanish rally draws classic Brit bikers

    Three hundred British bikers descended on the Spanish port of Santander to take part in the XXIV Ancient Motorcycles Meeting aboard their classic bikes. They were treated to a celebrity welcome as...

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  • Bikes on TV: 9 - 15 November

    09 November 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: 9 - 15 November

    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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  • Neck braces do work…

    08 November 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Neck braces do work…

    Check out this video of a guy who crashed during a trackday at Barber Motorsports, USA. Now there’s braking and there’s braking, but braking to the point of breaking your bike and yourself is...

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  • Brit GP winner makes bike training DVD

    08 November 2011 by MCN

    Brit GP winner makes bike training DVD

    Ex-500cc Grand Prix winner Simon Crafar finished filming his new track-riding instructional DVD at the Motorland circuit in Aragon last month. The huge production, which consisted of a 31-strong film...

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  • Fantasy Road Race winner

    08 November 2011 by MCN

    Fantasy Road Race winner

    Duncan Norman has won the MCN Fantasy Road Race competition, in association with MCE Insurance, and alongside the glory of winning he becomes the proud owner of a 50th anniversary Yamaha...

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  • Those were the days

    08 November 2011 by jean morris

    The picture is of me and was in MCN, October/November 1977 as the last of your 'bike birds'. I still have a bike - a Harley-Davidson 48 which I share with my twin sister. I'm still going over to the Ilse of Man for the TT and Manx next year!

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  • Super Sic tribute

    07 November 2011 by Natalie

    Super Sic tribute

    MotoGP is a sport that I have grown up with due to my dad's love of all things motorbike. As a 20 year old girl I would normally groan when he'd change channels on a sunday to watch the...

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