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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • When will you be back on two wheels?

    22 January 2013 by MCN

    When will you be back on two wheels?

    Despite a lot of bikers having rode all through the worst of the year's weather, some opted for the car this winter, locking away the bike until spring starts to appear again. But it's almost Febuary...

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  • Motorcycle theft: Don't become a statistic

    22 January 2013 by MCN

    Motorcycle theft: Don't become a statistic

    Have you ever looked at the bike theft statistics for your area? Do you know what bike and manufacturer is most likely to be stolen? MCNcompare.com have produced an infographic to share that has all...

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  • A small tribute...

    19 January 2013 by Andy Westlake

    A small tribute...

    After a lifetime working as a precision engineer West Countryman Tony Haines has developed the sort of skills that most of us can only dream about; and if you’re the sort of person who struggles to...

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  • A2 licence holders wanted

    18 January 2013 by Steve Farrell

    A2 licence holders wanted

    MCN is looking for holders of the new ‘A2’ motorcycle licence, created under rules coming into force on Saturday. The new category, which carries a 47bhp limit, is part of sweeping changes to the...

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  • Schwantz on Schwantz

    17 January 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Schwantz on Schwantz

    When former GP world champion Kevin Schwantz dropped into the MCN office, we threw a net over him and dragged him into the cavernous vault of our picture archives. There he was forced to earn his...

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  • Used KTM buying guide

    16 January 2013 by MCN

    Used KTM buying guide

    Ten years ago, if you asked someone what they knew of KTM the answer would almost certainly involve the company’s off-road bikes. Despite the Austrian firm building a formidable reputation in the dirt...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: New Licences

    15 January 2013 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: New Licences

    "I turn 17 next month, and want to get my bike licence, but is it really worth doing the A1 motorcycle test for a 125, or should I just stay as a learner until I can take the A2 test at 19? I would...

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  • MCN's Michael Neeves rode to Africa on a sportsbike, and to Ibiza on a naked bike - but what would you have ridden?

    15 January 2013 by MCN

    Our senior road tester Michael Neeves has done a lot of miles this year - he's ridden to Ibiza for a summer holiday, and even to Africa, just to prove he could! But Neevesy's choice of bike wasn't always conventional. He rode his long term test Ducati 848 Streetfighter to Ibiza, while the Africa trip was done on a Ducati Panigale and a BMW S1000RR; hardly touring bikes! Is he mad, taking bikes so...

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  • Jan 16: Bikes on the Box

    15 January 2013 by Alison Silcox

    Jan 16: 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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  • Colin Armes – 02/09/1931 to 20/12/2012

    14 January 2013 by Richard Newlands

    Colin Armes – 02/09/1931 to 20/12/2012

    Colin Armes, who sadly passed away on December 20th 2012, was one of the country’s leading road race organisers.  After an initial taste of marshalling at the Manx GP in 1958 (when on...

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  • Britten V1000 in New Zealand

    12 January 2013 by Keith Richardson

    Britten V1000 in New Zealand

    In 2008 my wife and I were on a cruise around New Zealand and Australia and one of the ports of call was Christchurch. We visited the Canterbury Museum and I was thrilled to see the gold plated Jawa...

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  • Ten minutes with Andy McNab

    12 January 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Ten minutes with Andy McNab

    We thought and thought but couldn’t remember the last time we’d met an SAS hero biker. So before he left us, we bombarded McNab with questions for a further 10 minutes.   MCN: Are motorcycles...

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  • DSA releases list of ‘A2’ bikes

    11 January 2013 by Steve Farrell

    DSA releases list of ‘A2’ bikes

    The DSA has released a list of machines officially recognised as suitable for the new ‘A2’ motorcycle test. From January 19, all new riders under 24 will have to spend time restricted to 47bhp with...

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  • DSA video explains new licence rules

    11 January 2013 by Steve Farrell

    DSA video explains new licence rules

    The Driving Standards Agency has released a video on new motorcycle licence rules coming into force on January 19. The three-minute video explains the minimum age limits for different types of...

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  • The rules: Riding for the SAS

    09 January 2013 by Steve Farrell

    The rules: Riding for the SAS

    Enduro riding over rocky savannah and scrub requires stamina, bravery and skill. Dodging bullets from guerrilla soldiers takes some cajolies too. Luckily, most of us have never had to do both at...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Which exhaust?

    07 January 2013 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Which exhaust?

    I've just got my first 'big' bike – a 2002 Honda CBR900RR-2 – which is currently completely standard, and I really want to pull some power out of the motor. I've got a Power Commander for it, and am...

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  • Jan 9: Bikes on the Box

    07 January 2013 by Alison Silcox

    Jan 9: 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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  • MCN quiz of the year – the answers

    07 January 2013 by MCN

    MCN quiz of the year – the answers

    Have you been wracking your brains since the fiendishly tough MCN Quiz of the Year got your grey matter churning, while you simultaneously tried to pickle it with Christmas cheer? Well, the pain is...

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  • Rossi Fan RIP

    03 January 2013 by Andy Dodd

    Rossi Fan RIP

    On the 2 December 2012 my son Connor, 21 was killed in an RTA. He was a passenger in a car. He owned a blue and white Yamaha R125 and his passion was bikes, Valantino Rossi, Moto GP, Xbox, a game of...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: What armour do I need?

    03 January 2013

    You Ask/You Answer: What armour do I need?

    "I've been riding for 8 years, and all my kit has some form (or in some case, foam) of armour in the arms, legs, shoulders, back areas. I find some of it uncomfortable, and am surprised that the one...

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  • If helmets weren’t compulsory would you still wear one?

    03 January 2013 by MCN

    Despite studies showing time and time again that helmets save lives, there is still a strong lobby, especially in the USA, who argue that the decision to wear one should be left to the rider and not imposed by law. Indeed, some states have repealed their mandatory helmet laws as recently as this year, with Michigan making helmets optional in April, to considerable public outcry. In the UK,...

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  • Bikers recognised in New Years Honours List

    02 January 2013 by Andy Downes

    Bikers recognised in New Years Honours List

    Motorcycle dealer and long time backer of motorcycle racing Colin Appleyard is one of four people from the motorcycle world honoured by the Queen in the New Year's Honours list. Appleyard has been...

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