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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Great service

    09 May 2013 by Paul Dolby

    I just wanted to say what fantastic service I received when I bought my BMW K1300S from Williams BMW in Manchester. Their salesman (Dave Barrowcliffe) was extremely helpful getting panniers and decals fitted on the Friday morning so I could make the ferry that same night for Assen WSB. Very friendly and with a 'can't do enough for you' attitude, this dealership is one of the best...

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  • 122mph speeder jailed after forum boasts

    09 May 2013 by Steve Farrell

    122mph speeder jailed after forum boasts

    A motorcyclist has been jailed for eight months after boasting on a forum about lying to police over a speeding offence. Andrew Kelly, 37, was filmed speeding at 122mph by a speed camera van but told...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Have the prison sentences handed out for speeding slowed you down?

    08 May 2013 by MCN

    "This is not a question about whether the punishment fits the crime, my personal view is 'no way', it’s what the thought of jail has done to my behaviour. "I’ve enjoyed powerful bikes for a good many years now and over that time I, like many riders, have had points for speeding. "I’ve deserved those points and will hold my hands up to admit my guilt, but the recent prison sentences have really...

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  • Is MotoGP's move to BT a good idea?

    08 May 2013 by MCN

    Is MotoGP's move to BT a good idea?

    BT Sport’s successful bid for the live MotoGP TV rights in the UK in 2014 will be confirmed this week, with MCN learning the multi-million pound deal will be formally announced in London tomorrow...

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  • Calling Triumph owners

    08 May 2013 by Phil West

    Calling Triumph owners

    We'd like to hear from owners of the '09 '10 Triumph Bonneville SE and '06/'07/'08 Triumph Speed Triple for a forthcoming feature in MCN. We want to know why you bought the bike, what you like about...

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  • What do you think of Norton?

    07 May 2013 by MCN

    What do you think of Norton?

    MCN have an exclusive this week on the new Norton TT racer, which they're running two of at this year's event. However, the bike is a prototype only machine, and won't be on the roads any time soon.

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  • Bike Shop Star of the month

    07 May 2013 by MCN

    Bike Shop Star of the month

    Vote for May’s Bike Shop Star of the month and be in with a chance of winning a pair of BSB tickets. MCN are on the look-out for men and women in the motorcycle trade who have gone that extra mile,...

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  • New MCN May 8th: Norton TT plans revealed

    07 May 2013 by MCN

    New MCN May 8th: Norton TT plans revealed

    In this week's MCN, out May 8th, we reveal Norton's 2013 TT plans. We look at BMW's new 800 GS, and we test Ducati's Hyperstrada. Also this week: Yamaha FJR 1300 old vs new test, all the latest news,...

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  • Staff Blog: Roll on summer

    07 May 2013 by Michael Neeves

    Staff Blog: Roll on summer

    If someone told me a few years ago, I’d want a bike with panniers and a centre stand, I’d have thought they were mad. But here I am, about to spend the summer with the 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada – a bike...

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  • Into the Ride

    06 May 2013 by Edna Palmer

    Into the Ride

    My son Andrew is travelling around the world on his 1991 Yamaha Tenera motorcycle. His gearbox broke so for the last six weeks he has been stranded in Temuco whilst he could source out the parts he...

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  • What happened to the ES1?

    04 May 2013 by Steve Farrell

    What happened to the ES1?

    Six years ago, this British design was going to be the future of superbikes. So where is it? The trouble with bold claims is they can come back to haunt you. If you say you’re making the fastest,...

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  • MCN exclusive on new Norton V4 TT racer

    03 May 2013 by Andy Downes

    MCN exclusive on new Norton V4 TT racer

    Norton is putting the finishing touches to the latest V4 race it will contest the 2013 Isle of Man TT in just three weeks with virtually every part of the bike new for this year. The team hope the...

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  • Beta Tools release Milwaukee rep toolbox

    02 May 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Beta Tools release Milwaukee rep toolbox

    Italian tool company Beta Tools is sponsoring the Milwaukee Yamaha British Superbike team and has released a limited edition toolbox kit. It’s a replica of the set-up the team wheel onto the...

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  • Arai 2013 TT replica revealed

    02 May 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Arai 2013 TT replica revealed

    The fourth Arai official TT replica helmet has been unveiled, and it echoes the famous yellow and black colourscheme of TT legend Joey Dunlop. The design is part of Arai’s backing of the TT races and...

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  • “I can’t believe I only won one”

    02 May 2013 by Mat Oxley

    “I can’t believe I only won one”

    Alan Carter was hailed as the next Barry Sheene in the early 1980s. But the young Brit never got the factory bikes he deserved and his career was a tale of unfulfilled promise. He recently returned to...

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  • Have you found your Holy Grail bike?

    01 May 2013

    Have you found your Holy Grail bike?

    "I’ve owned dozens of bikes and I’ve enjoyed most of them, but I’m yet to find 'the one'. My brother has gone back to the original R1 4XV saying it’s the only bike he’s ever had a 'special connection'...

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  • Used buying guide: Triumph Tiger

    01 May 2013 by Jon Urry

    Used buying guide: Triumph Tiger

    The Tiger is the unsung hero of the Hinckley triumph range. Where the iconic Speed Triple is the bike that captures the headlines, believe it or not the Tiger has been merrily going about its business...

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  • Industry reaches out to off-roaders

    30 April 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Industry reaches out to off-roaders

    The Motorcycle Industry Association and leading manufacturers are again joining forces to offer a ‘try-out’ day for off-road novices next month. The Motorcycle Off-Road Experience takes place near...

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  • New MCN May 1: The Ultimate Superbike Test

    30 April 2013 by MCN

    New MCN May 1: The Ultimate Superbike Test

    In this week's MCN, out May 1st, we have the ultimate superbike test, heading to Italy to pit The Ducati Panigale R against its rivals. We have a free 48-page Adventure Bike Yearbook, with all you...

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  • Bennetts make statement around modifications policy

    29 April 2013 by MCN

    Our online article posted 25th April, titled: Insurance Tips, Making Modifications to your Bike, gave incorrect details relating to Bennetts' modifications policy. Bennetts have issued the following statement in clarification.  In order to meet the needs of even more UK bikers, Bennetts has updated its modifications policy which now permits more modifications as standard than any other...

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  • Smaller injury pay-outs for riders

    29 April 2013 by MCN

    Smaller injury pay-outs for riders

    Motorcyclists will get smaller pay-outs for injury claims because of new 
legislation introduced last week, 
according to a solicitor. Personal injury solicitor Ed Fletcher says compensation will be...

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  • Dakar World tour hits the UK

    27 April 2013 by Michael Guy

    Dakar World tour hits the UK

    Aspiring Dakar competitors rubbed shoulders with race veterans and event organisers at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire on Friday at the UK tour of 2014 Dakar. ASO, the organisation that runs...

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  • 10 worst and five best promo videos

    26 April 2013 by Steve Farrell

    10 worst and five best promo videos

    1. Kawasaki Z800 Bystanders gawp at the new Z800 and take photographs in this preposterous video from Kawasaki Australia. It's as though they've found a portal to another universe and not a mass...

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