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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • Get personal with Guy Martin

    12 December 2012

    Get personal with Guy Martin

    TT favourite and TV star Guy Martin is offering 10 MCN readers personalised, signed examples of his new, slightly oddball 2013 calendar. The calendar was designed by Guy himself and instead of...

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  • Dec 12 - Jan 1 Bikes on the Box

    11 December 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Dec 12 - Jan 1 Bikes on the Box

    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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  • New MCN 12 December: Streets Ahead?

    11 December 2012 by MCN

    New MCN 12 December: Streets Ahead?

    In this week's MCN, out December 12, we have the UK's first back to-back test of the 2013 model Triumph Street Triple against the bike it's replacing We also have the world-first test of the all new...

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  • Matchless set to return

    11 December 2012 by Andy Downes

    Matchless set to return

    The family behind the rebirth of the Belstaff fashion label has bought the rights to the Matchless motorcycle brand with plans for a return to limited retro motorcycle production. Franco Malenotti...

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  • Best ever track day

    10 December 2012 by Paul farres

    Best ever track day

    I recently took part in a track day at Cadwell Park and it was out of this world. I'd love to be able to do them every weekend!

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  • Poll: I don't do trackdays because...

    10 December 2012 by MCN

    Poll: I don't do trackdays because...

    More and more people are doing trackdays now, with thousands owning bikes that never even see a road. Many even venture further afield, with a host of companies offering British riders the chance to...

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  • Poll: Who is the greatest champion of 2012?

    10 December 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Who is the greatest champion of 2012?

    In MotoGP this year, Jorge Lorenzo held off the factory Hondas of Stoner and Pedrosa to take his second world title. In Moto2, Marc Marquez showed his potential for the future by dominating the...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Countersteering

    10 December 2012 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Countersteering

    "I'm new to riding, and people keep telling me to steer the wrong way into corners – which certainly wasn't mentioned in my training! I've done some digging online, and have read up on the theory of...

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  • Obituary: Father Graham Hullett

    10 December 2012 by John Allen & Gareth Ashman

    Obituary: Father Graham Hullett

    Reverend Frederick Graham Hullett, leader of the 59 Club during its heydays in the 60s, died on 5th December 2012 aged 80. A full requiem will be held in his memory on 17th December in Lincoln...

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  • FIM award membership to Palestine

    07 December 2012 by Simon Patterson

    FIM award membership to Palestine

    Last week saw the annual meeting of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the governing body of national and international motorcycling, in Monte Carlo. One of the most interesting...

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  • Bike brands top theft league

    06 December 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Bike brands top theft league

    Motorcycle and scooter brands are top in a league of vehicle makes most likely to be stolen.  Researchers compared the number of vehicles on the road from car and motorcycle...

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  • MCN Sport 2012 review out now on iPad

    06 December 2012 by Liam Marsden

    MCN Sport 2012 review out now on iPad

    In the latest iPad edition of MCN Sport, out now, we look back on an eventful year in motorcycle racing which saw three racers retire at the top of their game. We speak to Casey...

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  • Video: French Journalist has FJR1300 accident

    05 December 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Video: French Journalist has FJR1300 accident

    One of MCN's French colleagues from Moto journal had an unfortunate accident last week while out testing the new Yamaha FJR1300. While riding down a pier, he inadvertently clipped one of his pannier...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Old or new first bike?

    04 December 2012

    You Ask/You Answer: Old or new first bike?

    I'm putting myself through the new bike test in February, and will be buying a new bike shortly afterwards (I'm not a spoilt rich kid, I've benefitted from some inheritance money). I'll have to have...

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  • Poll: How far is 'too far' to ride in a day?

    04 December 2012 by MCN

    Poll: How far is 'too far' to ride in a day?

    How far is too far? We're aware here at MCN HQ that some of you use your bikes for the daily commute of only a few miles, while others might make a holiday on two wheels, covering thousands of miles...

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  • Poll: Motorcycle Live 2012 was...

    04 December 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Motorcycle Live 2012 was...

    Sunday saw Motorcycle Live, Britain's biggest bike show, done and dusted for another 51 weeks. Were you at the show this year? Have you beenn in the past? How did 2012 compare to previous years at the...

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  • New MCN December 5: Bigger Better Z800

    04 December 2012 by MCN

    New MCN December 5: Bigger Better Z800

    In this week's MCN, out December 5, we bring you the very first UK test of the new Z800, Kawasaki's replacement for it's ultra-popular Z750. We also take a look at BMW's update to it's already amazing...

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  • MCN Sport 2012 review out now!

    04 December 2012 by Liam Marsden

    MCN Sport 2012 review out now!

    In the latest issue of MCN Sport, out now, we look back on an eventful year in motorcycle racing which saw three racers retire at the top of their game. We speak to Casey Stoner, Max Biaggi...

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  • Dec 5: Bikes on the TV

    04 December 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Dec 5: Bikes on the TV

    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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  • France bins hi-vis plans

    03 December 2012 by Steve Farrell

    France bins hi-vis plans

    French plans for compulsory high-visibility motorcycle clothing have been withdrawn. French government had proposed making riders wear at least 150 square-centimetres of reflective material. The...

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  • Destination dealer: Drayton Croft

    30 November 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Drayton Croft

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Drayton Croft has been established for over 35 years and are proud to present their newly revamped website which means you now have access to a vast range of new and pre-loved...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Cheap winter riding kit

    28 November 2012 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Cheap winter riding kit

    I can't afford super-expensive winter riding kit, but my cheap all-weather gear leaves me soaked to my pants if I ride for more than 30 minutes in the rain. I can't afford new kit, so what works for...

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  • Poll: Would you buy winter tyres?

    27 November 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Would you buy winter tyres?

    In this week's MCN, we look at the debate around riding all through the winter, and talk to people who ride 365 in much worse weather than the UK. One of the people we talk to is a Swedish bike...

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  • New MCN November 28: Triumph Trio Spied

    27 November 2012 by MCN

    New MCN November 28: Triumph Trio Spied

    In this week's MCN, out November 29, we bring you exclusive shots of three brand new Triumphs, including a new Bonneville-based cafe racer and the long-awaited replacement for the Tiger 1050. We also...

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  • Winter bolt-ons for Honda NC700

    23 November 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Winter bolt-ons for Honda NC700

    Pyramid Plastics have just announced three new products to protect the Honda NC700 range from road muck over the grimier months. Firstly, the plastic Integra Hugger is said to require no drilling and...

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  • Destination dealer: Metropolis Motorcycles

    23 November 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Metropolis Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Metropolis Motorcycles has three branches in London, each with their own areas of specialism to cater for the city biker’s every need. The North London branch, located in Barnet,...

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