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Bike News (April 2012)

  • MCN in Goa

    27 April 2012 by GEOFF GREENHALGH

    MCN in Goa

    Get Stoner and co on one of these and maybe Rossi will have a chance?!

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  • Destination dealer: Farnham Honda

    26 April 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Farnham Honda

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Farnham Honda had the honour of being commissioned to create the official 2010 John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson Fireblades to celebrate Honda’s success at the Isle of Man TT -...

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  • What is adventure riding anyway?

    25 April 2012 by DazLoczy

    What is adventure riding anyway?

    Setting off for my 100 mile commute to work this morning was a step into the unknown. The dark grey skies were ensuring everywhere was soaked by what the water companies will tell us is much-needed...

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  • Chris Walker Race School

    25 April 2012 by Les Hill-Lawton

    Chris Walker Race School

    I atteneded the very first Chris Walker Race School at Mallory Park on April 19 and would like to pass on my congratulations to Chris Walker, Craig Lormer and Jamie Whitam for a truly...

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  • MCN down under

    24 April 2012 by Barrie.Smith

    MCN down under

    I couldn't take my Yamaha TRX850 to Oz, but I made sure I took my copy of MCN to keep me entertained! 

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  • New MCN April 25: Ducati special issue

    24 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 25: Ducati special issue

    This week we have a special issue dedicated to Ducati, with 27-pages of features on the historic Italian manufacturer. We pit the all-new Ducati 1199 Panigale against its European and Japanese rivals,...

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  • April 25 Bikes on the Box

    23 April 2012 by Alison Silcox

    April 25 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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  • Ducati Panigale off road

    23 April 2012 by T1G3R

    Ducati Panigale off road

    Ducati unveils Multistrada 1200 replacement at Prescott Bike Festival. New off road version of the Panigale tested. 187mph and off road ability - just not at the same time

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  • Destination dealer: Sycamore Motorcycles

    20 April 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Sycamore Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Sycamore Motorcycles offers the best support to seasoned Harley-Davidson and Ducati owners and a warm welcome to anyone who is new to two of the most enduring brands in...

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  • MCN reaches 100million Youtube views

    20 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    MCN reaches 100million Youtube views

    Since MCN's first ever Youtube video was posted in July 2006 we have had over 100million views. On the MCN Youtube channel our 1056 (and counting) videos have been watched a total of...

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  • Poll: Audi's Ducati buyout - good thing?

    19 April 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Audi's Ducati buyout - good thing?

    Audi can spout all the boilerplate it likes about benefiting from Ducati's technical expertise in small engines, all we want to know is will its buyout be a good thing or not for the Italian firm? Is...

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  • Audi confirms Ducati purchase

    19 April 2012 by MCN

    Audi confirms Ducati purchase

    Car manufacturer Audi has confirmed the purchase of Ducati. Last week Ducati insiders told MCN an announcement on the deal would be made this week, and that the purchase will be presented as being a...

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  • Faith in humanity restored

    19 April 2012 by Daniel Elliott

    On Saturday 17 March at approximately 8:00pm I was riding my white CBF125 from Chelmsford to Bury St Edmunds. It was a horrible night for biking - wet, windy and therefore cold but I was doing a training course in Chelmsford and the bike was the only transport to get there. I came up to a roundabout possibly heading onto the A131 but I was taking the 3rd exit which meant going right on the...

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  • Dominos solves 'silent scooter' menace with Dutch

    18 April 2012 by MCN

    Dominos Pizza in the Netherlands has solved the menace posed by its fleet of silent electric delivery scooters with a loudspeaker connected to the throttle. As if their perma-stoned customers needed anything else to pitch them into fits of giggles, they didn't just stick with brrm brrm noises…   

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  • Car drivers definitely getting worse!

    18 April 2012 by John Netting

    Having been driving on the roads for 47 years, I can categorically attest to the fact of car drivers getting worse, year on year. My main hate is silver cars. This seem to be the chosen colour of the dim-witted. If it is foggy, 95% of the cars without lights will be silver. If there is a long line of very slow moving cars, the one in front will be silver. Any comments? You know I'm right!

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  • Schuberth S2 sports lid lands in UK

    18 April 2012 by MCN

    Schuberth S2 sports lid lands in UK

    The new Schuberth S2 sports helmet will be available in the UK from next week, priced at £450 for plain colours and £500 for a striped version. The composite-fibre lid features spoilers claimed to...

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  • "I didn't see you"

    17 April 2012 by Granville Sellars

    "I didn't see you"

    In April 2009 whilst riding my bike I was involved in an accident. I was travelling on the A515 between Ashbourne and Buxton, in Derbyshire. I'd seen the van approaching from a minor road to my left...

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  • Audi agree to buy Ducati

    17 April 2012 by MCN

    Audi agree to buy Ducati

    Volkswagen Audi has agreed to buy Ducati for about 860 million euros (£705m), two insiders have told the Reuters news agency. The total includes Ducati's debt, say Reuters, though it's unclear how...

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  • April 18 Bikes on TV

    17 April 2012 by Alison Silcox

    April 18 Bikes on 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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  • New MCN April 18: Norton exclusive

    17 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 18: Norton exclusive

    This week we have exclusive news that Donington Park-based manufacturer Norton will compete in this year's Senior TT with an all-new v4. MCN has the exclusive inside story of how the...

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  • The Ale Room extends MCN reader offer

    17 April 2012 by MCN

    The Ale Room extends MCN reader offer

    The Ale room are extending their exclusive offer to MCN readers on British ale, cider, wines, and spirits. Simply enter the code MCN12 in the ‘How did you hear about us?' box when registering and...

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  • Under attack in Qatar!

    17 April 2012 by Steve Tripp

    Under attack in Qatar!

    Steve and Wayne chilling at Losail and under attack by mad antipodean woman (Lorraine) as I had the only copy of MCN's MotoGP supplement in the state of Qatar! Great night's racing.

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  • Red tape destroying the industry

    12 April 2012 by Marty Simpson

    It had to happen sometime, the slow decline of the bike industry as we know it, probably blamed on the recession, or exchange rates. But here's my take on the situation so far, based on my son's experience. Firstly after paying £600 to insure his Aprilia RS50, his insurance company wouldn’t transfer the remainder of his policy onto an Aprilia RS125 when he turned 17. He was forced to pay £750 to...

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  • Tonfanua race circuit: A hidden gem

    11 April 2012 by Anonymous

    Tonfanua race circuit: A hidden gem

    Over the Easter weekend I discovered the unique Tonfanau race track situated just North of Tywyn in North Wales, right on the coast, in fact its track is as close to the sea as Philip Island! This...

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