Bike News (May 2013)

  • Yamaha R1 owners wanted

    29 May 2013 by MCN

    Yamaha R1 owners wanted

    MCN is looking for Yamaha R1 owners for an upcoming feature. We're specifically looking for owners of the 2004-2006, 2007-2008 and 2009 onward models. We'll be using the information to help with our...

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  • May 29 - Jun 11 Bikes on the Box

    29 May 2013 by Alison Silcox

    May 29 - Jun 11 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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  • New MCN May 29: TT 2013 is go!

    28 May 2013 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN May 29: TT 2013 is go!

    In this week's MCN, out May 29, we have all the news and gossip from the first practice sessions of the 2013 TT. Is this this Guy Martin's year or will Michael Dunlop dominate? We also pay...

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  • Norton V4 tech analysis

    24 May 2013 by MCN

    Norton V4 tech analysis

    Norton was brought back into British hands in 2009. After tqo previous attempts, Norton is back at the TT in just a few weeks with two almost completely new 1000cc V4 bikes, two riders and a bundle of...

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  • Supersport bikes for under £2000

    23 May 2013 by MCN Staff

    Supersport bikes for under £2000

    We've looked around to find some of the best supersport deals you can get for less than £2000... Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat Yamaha’s Thundercat arrived in 1996 to replace the aging FZR600R as the...

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  • A new twist to training

    23 May 2013 by David Frost

    A new twist to training

    The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Road Safety Partnership (CPRSP) is launching a new campaign to persuade powered two wheeler (P2W) riders to take additional training in order to enhance their...

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  • Used buying guide: Honda VFR

    23 May 2013 by MCN

    Used buying guide: Honda VFR

    Since its launch in 1986, Honda’s legendary sports tourer has become an institution. With a formidable reputation for reliability, the VFR has stood the test of time. But it wasn’t always so. The VFR...

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  • Declare your bit on the side

    22 May 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Declare your bit on the side

    The 101-year-old British sidecar manufacturer Watsonian Squire has released this tongue-in-cheek t-shirt. It features an image of a 1950s Monza outfit that was used in the original promotion at the...

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  • The rules: Cleaning your bike

    22 May 2013 by MCN

    The rules: Cleaning your bike

    The air is warm again, the tarmac shimmers and the sun strokes the back of every rider’s neck. Leathers hang patiently, helmets seem to buzz in anticipation and garage doors are poised on standby. At...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R feedback

    21 May 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R feedback

    Four ZX-10R owners will get the chance to tell Japanese designers what future models should be like in an offer exclusive to MCN readers.  Owners of 2011 and 2012 versions of the Kawasaki Ninja...

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  • New MCN May 22: Brit Blitz!

    21 May 2013 by MCN

    New MCN May 22: Brit Blitz!

    In this week's MCN, out May 22, we celebrate the British Blitz at Le Mans, as Cal takes 2nd and Scott Redding wins his first Moto2. We also have our free 32-page TT Preview supplement ahead of...

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  • You ask/you answer: Getting my knee down

    20 May 2013 by MCN

    You ask/you answer: Getting my knee down

    "I've been on a couple of trackdays now, one at Brands Hatch, one at Snetterton, and I really thought I'd lose my knee-down virginity – but didn't. I'm 5'11", and ride a bog-stock 2002 Honda Fireblade...

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  • John Surtees supports Fun Day

    20 May 2013 by Andy Davidson

    John Surtees supports Fun Day

    Motorsport legend John Surtees OBE will be supporting the Edenbridge Fun Day this Bank holiday weekend. Surtees, the only person to have won world championships on both two and four wheels will join...

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  • Dirt Quake

    20 May 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Dirt Quake

    Dirt Quake, the ultimate mix of high octane dirt track racing in a never before seen way will take place in Norfolk this June.   What is it? ‘Dirt Quake is Sideburn magazine's Day at the Races,'...

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  • In search of CX500 outfit rider

    19 May 2013 by Cyril Blackshaw

    In search of CX500 outfit rider

    I think it was in the late '80s that a group of bikers paid a visit to a special needs school called Fountaindale, just outside Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. Some of them had sidecars and they took...

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  • Exceptional service from GT Motorcycles Plymouth

    18 May 2013 by Dr Iain H Wilson

    I bought a Ducati 2013 Multistrada Touring from GT in Plymouth in March. At a fuel stop on the way to the Portsmouth ferry to Spain on Friday 17th, I noticed that I had a significant oil leak from the left hand fork. I phoned GT at around 15:30 and spoke to Steve, explaining the situation. He arranged to stay late and I travelled back to Plymouth that night where he fitted another fork since...

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  • Longer reach for CTEK chargers

    17 May 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Longer reach for CTEK chargers

    There’s not always enough cable on a battery charger to reach from the plug to your bike, which is why charging specialist CTEK has added an extension lead to its range. The 2.5-metre cable extends...

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  • No plans for IOM national speed limit

    17 May 2013 by Steve Farrell

    No plans for IOM national speed limit

    The Manx government has said there are no plans for a national speed limit after a coroner accused it of “putting innocent lives at unacceptable risk”. Coroner of Inquests John Needham said the...

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  • Sell your bike fast

    17 May 2013 by MCN

    Sell your bike fast

    MCN has one of the UK’s largest market places for used bikes. If you are thinking about selling your bike, make sure you sell with us to get the best price without spending a fortune or wasting loads...

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  • MZ rescue fails

    17 May 2013 by MCN

    MZ rescue fails

    Bad news for fans of the legendary German MZ marque. Despite positive noises at last year’s Milan Show and meetings, reportedly, with more than 30 possible investers, the historic firm from Zschopau...

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  • Norton cuts waiting time for new bikes

    17 May 2013 by MCN

    Norton cuts waiting time for new bikes

    Norton has cut the waiting time for new orders of the Commando 961 to six months; the shortest time since the British firm was reborn in 2009 thanks to improved parts supply. Norton has not only cut...

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