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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Would you buy a retro bike?

    12 March 2013 by MCN

    Would you buy a retro bike?

    Honda's CB1100 (in this week's MCN, 13 March) is a proper slice of retro heaven, blending the styling of Honda's iconic nakeds of the Seventies, with the benefits of modern reliability. But what would...

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  • New MCN March 13: Making of a Legend

    12 March 2013 by MCN

    New MCN March 13: Making of a Legend

    In this week's MCN, out March 13, we exclusivly test the new Honda CB1100 against its predecessor, the 1976 CB750K. We also launch our all-new Buying and Selling section - your go-to for product...

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  • March 13: Bikes on the Box

    12 March 2013 by Alison Silcox

    March 13: 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) -...

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  • My third SV650

    11 March 2013 by David Parsons

    My third SV650

    I love my SV! It's the thrid SV I've owned. I bought a new 2000 SV (the curvy model) and fell in love with the bike's power and handling. Then I bought a used 2003 with 1600 miles on the clock and...

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  • The history of the Triumph Tiger

    11 March 2013 by MCN

    The history of the Triumph Tiger

    The first Triumph Tiger was introduced in 1981, and since then the model range has gone from strength to strength. Today there are four different variants of the Tiger to suit your needs. Here, we...

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  • First bike decisions

    10 March 2013 by THEB455INATOR

    I'm coming up to 16  and I'm looking for my first bike. Of course it has to be 50cc but the choices are nerve wrecking. Questions haunt me such as which bikes are reliable? Will it suit my needs? Am I going to look a complete burke on it? I am looking to spend up to around £2,000 on a new bike that I can use for town and touring and such. Do you have any recommendations?

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  • Teesside to Veliko Tarnovo

    09 March 2013 by Vince Jaques

    Teesside to Veliko Tarnovo

    Vince Jaques is riding a 200cc Honda Benly which he has just restored from Teesside to Bulgaria for the charities Zoe's Place in Middlesbrough and Priateli in Bulgaria. Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice...

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  • Deer threat to road safety

    08 March 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Deer threat to road safety

    There are more deer in the UK than at any time since the Ice Age, according to a study highlighting the threat to road safety. Deer populations need to be culled by as much as 60% just to keep...

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  • Bike chooser: Big retros

    07 March 2013 by MCN

    Bike chooser: Big retros

    I fancy a good-looking air-cooled retro bike, what are my options? I’m looking at spending around £4-5,000 and need one that is practical as I’d like to take my wife on the back for Sunday jaunts to...

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  • Are you superstitious about the 13 plate?

    06 March 2013 by MCN

    Are you superstitious about the 13 plate?

    There is talk within the motorcycle industry that new bike sales could drop with the introduction of the new 13 registration plates due to peoples' superstitions. Is the inclusion of a 13 on a...

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  • New MCN March 6: Cal faster than Rossi

    05 March 2013 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN March 6: Cal faster than Rossi

    In this week's MCN, out March 6, we have all the news from the second MotoGP test at Sepang We remember Barry Sheene 10 years on, this week looking at Barry Sheene: the dad, with his daughter...

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  • Husqvarna: What the future may hold

    04 March 2013 by Andy Downes

    Husqvarna: What the future may hold

    Industry experts have questioned new Husqvarna owner Stefan Pierer’s plans to merge KTM, Husaberg and the famous brand into one ‘super firm’ using the car industry as inspiration. Pierer announced...

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  • Grandaughter reading MCN

    04 March 2013 by Mrs Sandra Bright

    Grandaughter reading MCN

    Here's my 17 month old Grandaughter Ebony reading last week's copy of her Grandad's MCN. Needless to say her Grandad had to put it back together again before he could read it himself!

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  • XC90 leaving the scene of an accident

    01 March 2013 by Stuart Franklin

    At around 20:30 on Sunday 24 February a 16 year old girl riding a twist-and-go scooter was killed attempting to join the A31 a Ringwood, Hampshire. This is a particularly difficult junction, and the site of weekly accidents. I saw this girl every morning (taking my own daughter to school) - all the proper gear, all the right moves. I'm aware that this is probably not that unusual, 30mph vehicles...

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  • Death crash policewoman resigns

    01 March 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Death crash policewoman resigns

    A policewoman who caused a crash that killed a motorcyclist while talking on her phone has resigned. Collette Carpenter stepped down after the Crown Prosecution Services’ decision not to charge her...

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  • Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

    28 February 2013 by MCN

    Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

    Filippo Preziosi has resigned from Ducati before he was due to start his new role as Director of R&D, citing poor health. Preziosi was the engineer in charge of the development of the Desmosedici...

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  • Free Barry Sheene DVD from Duke!

    28 February 2013 by MCN

    Free Barry Sheene DVD from Duke!

    Barry Sheene, MBE - probably the most famous star on two wheels ever to have come out of Britain - was a cheeky cockney inspiration to millions. Incredibly, it's a decade since we lost Bazza to...

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  • Kevin Ash memorial fund

    28 February 2013 by MCN

    Kevin Ash memorial fund

    World-respected journalist Kevin Ash, who died in January, was an MCN columnist and the Daily Telegraph's motorcycling correspondent. MCN and The Telegraph have been overwhelmed by the tributes since...

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  • Ducati used bike guide

    27 February 2013 by MCN

    Ducati used bike guide

    The Panigale is not only the most advanced superbike Ducati have ever made, it also marks a move away from a piece of technology that has become almost as synonymous with Ducati as the desmo valve...

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  • Save money at Lidl with MCN

    27 February 2013 by MCN

    Save money at Lidl with MCN

    German supermarket chain Lidl are holding another of their budget motorcycling sales starting on the 28th February, and you can save 10% exclusively with MCN! Featured items include a Crivit Sport...

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  • Enfield loses its UK distributor

    26 February 2013 by Rich Newland

    Enfield loses its UK distributor

    Fourteen years after acquiring the UK distribution rights for Royal Enfield, Cotswold-based Watsonian Squire has announced that they are ceasing distribution of the Indian-made motorcycles. The firm,...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Problems with Cornering

    26 February 2013 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Problems with Cornering

    "I'm a new rider and have a problem with cornering. I seem to stiffen up when cornering and do not have the confidence to lean - I keep thinking the bike will slip over or I'll completely lose the...

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  • The best biking decade was...

    25 February 2013 by MCN

    The best biking decade was...

    What was the heyday of biking? Was it the arrival of cheap machinery in the 1970s, the exotica of the 1980s, the screaming two-stroke 500s of the 1990s, the technology of the 2000s? Or is it the...

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  • Ex-racer Emmett’s new bride dies

    25 February 2013 by Andy Downes

    Ex-racer Emmett’s new bride dies

    The new wife of ex-500GP racer Sean Emmett has died after apparently falling from a hotel window while the newly married couple were on honeymoon in Dubai. Abbie Emmett, 27, died just days after...

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