Bike News (October 2012)

  • Poll: What I love about biking

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    Poll: What I love about biking

    Every biker loves biking for a different reason, even when it comes to performance. So, this week, we're asking - what is it you love about your bike's performance? Is it the way you can blast off...

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  • You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

    I've been riding faired sportsbikes for thirteen years, but I'm actually getting a bit frustrated by how good they are, and how you can't use them properly on the road (I don't do trackdays)… I'm...

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  • New Rossi special on the iPad

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    New Rossi special on the iPad

    MCN’s sister title MCN Sport has just released a new, interactive Rossi special issue on the iPad. Featuring interviews with those closest to him, technical analysis of all his world...

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  • Win a £7000 classic Laverda

    30 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Win a £7000 classic Laverda

    Someone will have extra reason to celebrate this Christmas after winning this immaculate 1973 Laverda SF1 750 worth over £7000. It’s the top prize in the Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Christmas raffle,...

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  • New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

    In this week's MCN, out October 24, we look at speed off the line with our acceleration special. We talk to top racers on technique, look at the kings of top end; drag racers, and have some quarter...

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  • Deadly 720 world record

    30 October 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Deadly 720 world record

    The Top Gear stunt team established a first world record double loop-the-loop using a motorbike at Birmingham’s NEC last week. Stunt rider, Gary Hoptrough successfully completed the Deadly 720 on a...

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  • Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

    Riders for Health have had a massive success with their summer appeal, raising £317,385 to improve health care access in Africa. Under the British government's Aid match program, this will be doubled...

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  • Oct 31 Bikes on the Box

    30 October 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Oct 31 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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  • Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

    30 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

    A bike that looks like this wouldn’t normally make a tempting financial investment but this one fetched £59,740 at a Bonhams auction.   The 1930 Brough Superior Overhead 680 doubled its top...

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  • Rip off Britain

    29 October 2012 by Anonymous

    Recently received quote for new Harley. Cost £18,000 new, £5,400 deposit, balance to finance £12,600 over 36 payments. Cost per month ,£223.14 with a final payment of £8,718. Total charge for credit a whopping £4226.04 which equates to approx 33.54% over the payback period. Total cost of bike £22,226.04. They say its a good deal what do you think? I think its extortionate.

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  • Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

    A motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph has been found guilty of dangerous driving. Stephen Tull, 37, admitted more than doubling the 70mph speed limit on the A27 in Binsted, Sussex, on October 16...

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  • Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

    Honda CBR400R owners might be interested in the DVLA’s next personalised number plate auction – which includes the registration ‘CBR400R’. The private plate will go under the hammer on November 14 at...

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  • New motorway tax considered

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    New motorway tax considered

    Using motorways would cost more in road tax under plans being considered by the Government. According to newspaper reports, ministers are considering a two-tier system with those who agree not to use...

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  • ‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    ‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

    Motorcycling would be safer if clocks were brought forward by an hour to make evenings lighter, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The group wants a three-year trial of new daylight...

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  • 'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

    26 October 2012 by MCN

    'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

    TT star John McGuinness and renowned roadracing photographer Stephen Davison will launch their new book 'John McGuinness - TT Legend' tomorrow in Ballymoney. The book, with words by McGuinness and...

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  • Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    26 October 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Now is a great time to buy a bike at Doble Motorcycles with some of the best prices you’re likely to find anywhere in the country on some of the hottest bikes available. Take the...

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  • New vid goes behind the scenes of Skyfall's bike chase

    26 October 2012

    This awesome new video, produced in cooperation with Honda, shows how the motorcycle chase in the brand new James Bond movie, Skyfall, was filmed. It features stunt ace Robbie Maddison (who doubles for star Daniel Craig), interviews with the stunt team and footage from the film. See next week's Motorcycle News for our run down of the best Bond bike sequences ever – it's out Wednesday October 31

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  • McGuinness, John McGuinness!

    25 October 2012 by MCN

    It's probably good that John McGuinness is exceptionally talented on a motorbike, because if this foray into film is anything to go by, he doesn't have a future in acting! Check out John in action as Secret Agent 001, supported by an all star cast including Honda Racing boss Neil Tuxtworth and former Manx Chief Constable Carolyn Kinrade!  

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  • France rejects EU 'super-MOT'

    25 October 2012 by MCN

    France rejects EU 'super-MOT'

    Plans for a new Europe-wide ‘super MoT’ have been rejected in France, Sweden and Holland. The Motorcycle Action Group is calling for the UK to do the same. It says the proposed EU annual...

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  • Why we ride

    24 October 2012 by Nathan Laws

    Why do this? Why do that? Why ride bikes? If you need a reason... Go on, read it. You know you’re curious. The golden glint of the evening spring sun dances across my visor, reflected across the damp-patched tarmac as I begin to sit the bike up post-apex. The throttle grip feels good in my gloved hand, everything familiar and comfortable. The well worn leather sits close to my skin, like an old...

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  • Oct 24: Bikes on the Box

    23 October 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Oct 24: 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 October 24: Simoncelli one year on

    23 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN October 24: Simoncelli one year on

    In this week's MCN, out October 24, we reflect on the untimely passing of Marco Simoncelli one year on. We speak to rivals Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner, friends Loris Capirossi and Valentino...

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  • 20th Anniversary Monsters at Motorcycle Live

    22 October 2012 by Richard Newlands

    20th Anniversary Monsters at Motorcycle Live

    Ducati is asking for Monster owners to share images and stories of owning the iconic bike, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, on their Facebook page. From all the submissions, Ducati...

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