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Bike News (March 2013)

  • Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

    06 April 2013 by Guy Procter

    Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

    She shares her mother’s looks and flowing blonde hair; her father’s gimlet eyes and his irrepressible sense of self. She is Sidonie Sheene, 28, and she’s breaking her silence on life growing up with...

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  • Feeling thirsty? Grab a beer or cider in our beer tent at MCN Live!

    30 March 2013 by MCN

    The beer tent will be outside next to the stunt area, so come and check out what we’ve got on offer… Ciders include Louth, Vintage Cyder, Sweet Cyder and Boxing dog. Our real ales will be Hobgoblin, Pedigree and Guest Ale (Jester Jack). All of these will be available just in the beer tent, however Hobgoblin and Pedigree will also be available in other venues. Don’t delay – book now to enjoy a top...

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  • Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

    30 March 2013 by Guy Procter

    Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

    It will be 10 years next week since the tragic death of Britain’s greatest ever grand prix star. In part one of our exclusive three-part tribute to Barry Sheene – the mate, the father, and the rival –...

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  • Used Buying Guide: Fazers set to Stun

    30 March 2013 by Jon Urry

    Used Buying Guide: Fazers set to Stun

    Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Yamaha’s Fazer range of bikes managed to catch the wave of two-wheeled popularity perfectly. More and more new riders were looking to get onto bikes and they...

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  • Bike Chooser: Sub-£4000 all-rounder

    29 March 2013 by Chris Dabbs

    Bike Chooser: Sub-£4000 all-rounder

    "I’m looking for a used bike under £4000 that can do a bit of everything, commute and a long weekend away with the missus. If it's already got a top box or Givi rack even better." Chris Icke,...

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  • Join the Ride Out at MCN Live!

    29 March 2013 by MCN

    Join the Ride Out at MCN Live!

    The UK's biggest and best party weekend, MCN Live, kicks off at Butlins, Skegness on April 19th-22nd and it’s not too late for you to be a part of it. New for 2013, this year’s ride out will be to the...

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  • Motorcyclists not to blame in most accidents

    29 March 2013 by Andy Downes

    Motorcyclists not to blame in most accidents

    New data from more than 1600 motorcycle accident last year have shown 80% of accidents were caused by other road users; a fact that flies in the face of controversial BBC programme ‘How Safe are...

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  • Long Way Round now on MCN-TV.com

    29 March 2013 by MCN

    Long Way Round now on MCN-TV.com

    Feeling inspired to travel? Why not immerse yourself in the idea, as the hugely popular TV series Long Way Round is now available on MCN-TV.com, the online, on-demand TV channel from MCN. The first...

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  • Video: Aprilia Caponord First Ride

    28 March 2013 by MCN

    Video: Aprilia Caponord First Ride

    MCN take the Aprilia Caponord 1200 out for a ride across rain-soaked Sardinia to see how it compares with it's new rivals. the BMW R1200GS, the Triumph Tiger Sport and the KTM Adventure 1190.

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  • T-shirt memory

    28 March 2013 by Mark Beresford

    I was introduced to the wonders of MotoGP by my best mate Keef in 2005 and since then we have been to every British round. Sadly, Keef died from cancer in late 2009 aged just 47 but we still go in memory of him. I have MotoGP t-shirts from most years but foolishly missed three and would like to get the collection complete. I need, in XL if possible, the following years for the British MotoGP:...

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  • See the Strikes at MCN Live!

    28 March 2013 by MCN

    See the Strikes at MCN Live!

    MCN Live event at Butlins, Skegness is shaping up to be a MASSIVE weekend. A huge line-up of bands and entertainment are confirmed that will make MCN Live 2013 a year to remember. Tribute acts Bon...

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  • The quarter-million-mile man

    28 March 2013 by Steve Farrell

    The quarter-million-mile man

    In 1999, Ian Coates left his home in Yorkshire and flew to South Africa to collect a Land Rover for a friend and bring it back to England. The mission was scuppered by visa problems, and he got his...

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  • Triumph Tiger owners needed!

    27 March 2013 by MCN

    Triumph Tiger owners needed!

    MCN is looking for Triumph Tiger owners for an upcoming feature! We need Tiger 900, 955i and 1050 owners. Just fill out the questionnaire below and email it with a head and shoulder photograph of...

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  • Negligent opening of a car door

    26 March 2013 by peter clemo

    Your legal eagle was discussing the offence of negligently opening a car door. Since I was a young police officer and the Road Traffic Act of 1972 was introduced it became an offence. I picked up the following link and I can't see any reason why tha act of negligence either by driver or car occupant is in question http://www.pdsolicitors.co.uk/index.php?page=opening-a-car-door

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  • New MCN March 27: Beauty and a Beast

    26 March 2013 by MCN

    New MCN March 27: Beauty and a Beast

    In this week's MCN, out March 27, we have a world-first test of Ducati's new top-of-the-range Panigale 1199R superbike. We look at a very special special - a British-built hub-steered Aprilia...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Keeping a bike clean

    26 March 2013 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Keeping a bike clean

    "I am new to biking and I want to keep my machine in good condition but my chain is already looking worse for wear. Everyone seems to be giving me different advice on how to keep it clean such as:...

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  • Bandit Bits

    26 March 2013 by Dennis

    Bandit Bits

    Just thought you would like to see what I have done with an old written off Suzuki Bandit 1200s down here in Australia. Without guys in the UK I would never had made it. When I needed parts for the...

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  • Who do you think will win the 2013 BSB championship?

    25 March 2013 by MCN

    A wet start to the year didn't give much away for the 2013 BSB season, with none of the favourites managing properly quick times. If the championship wasn't open enough, a lack of testing due to the weather means it's anyone's to win going into the opening round only a week away. Who do you think will win the championship this year?  

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  • Less than 30 left: Ducati 888

    25 March 2013 by MCN

    Less than 30 left: Ducati 888

    The Ducati 888 was always a desirable bike but according to DfT statistics there are just 13 licenced for use in the UK or on a SORN. The Ducati 888 was the result of evolving the 851 superbike in the...

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  • A day on the Mick Extance Kawasaki Experience

    25 March 2013 by Andy Davidson

    A day on the Mick Extance Kawasaki Experience

    The Welsh countryside is caked in a pure white snow. The heaters from my car ooze warm air as music flows from the speakers. I don’t believe in wasted journeys, the scenic views from my car window are...

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  • We are nearly at an astonishing 111k Facebook followers!

    25 March 2013 by Steve Hunt

    We love motorcycling here at MCN, and we know that you do too. What we didn't expect when we started really working with Facebook a few years ago was just how many people would not only 'like' our page but also get stuck in and interact, comment and generally share in their passion with us. This makes us incredibly proud. And we wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who's taken the time to...

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  • BMW F650 Owners Needed!

    22 March 2013 by Andy Davidson

    BMW F650 Owners Needed!

    MCN is looking for BMW F650 Funduro, F650GS Dakar and G650GS owners for an upcoming feature! We need BMW F650 Funduro, F650GS Dakar and early G650GS (53bhp) owners. Just fill out the questionnaire...

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  • Insurance Tips: Get the best insurance deal

    22 March 2013 by MCN Staff

    Obviously choosing an older, less valuable and slower motorcycle will mean paying less to insurer it. But according to MCE Insurance, one of the brokers available through MCN Compare, there are other ways to save. Get training. Completing an advanced riding course will often qualify you for an insurance discount.   Get a multi-bike policy. If you’re buying a second bike, don’t just get the...

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  • Bonding with my daughter

    21 March 2013 by Joe Poulter

    Bonding with my daughter

    Sidecars may not be for everyone but they're much more fun than sitting in a tin box. Each year I take my BMW R850R outfit to the Stella Alpine Rally. I travel down through France...

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  • What's the next big thing in bikes?

    21 March 2013 by MCN

    What's the next big thing in bikes?

    Biking has undergone something of a revelation recently, with an adventure bike now being the UK's top selling big bike, Honda releasing a retro bike, and Yamaha looking at a triple engine. So where...

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