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Bike News (November 2013)

  • Bradley Smith live from 5pm!

    30 November 2013 by MCN

    Bradley Smith live from 5pm!

    In the latest of our Motorcycle Live special guests, we've got Bradley Smith in the MCN studio to answer your questions from 5pm onwards. Leave your questions in the comments below, and Jamie Whitham...

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  • Royal touch at Motorcycle Live

    30 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Royal touch at Motorcycle Live

    Bike mad His Royal Highness Prince William visited Motorcycle Live today, as he dropped into the show at Birmingham’s NEC for a look at some of the 2014 bikes on offer, as well as visiting a number of...

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  • Alex Lowes live at 3.30pm on MCN Facebook

    30 November 2013 by MCN

    Alex Lowes live at 3.30pm on MCN Facebook

    The first of our guests today will be BSB champion Alex Lowes, taking over Facebook to answer your questions from 3.30pm today! Post your questions over at our Facebook page and we'll hand over to...

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  • Michael Laverty takes over our Facebook!

    29 November 2013 by MCN

    Michael Laverty takes over our Facebook!

    We've got our next live event from Motorcycle Live coming up in an hour, with PBM Aprilia MotoGP racer Michael Laverty taking over our Facebook to answer your questions! Post your questions in the...

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  • Scott Redding Q&A from Motorcycle Live

    29 November 2013 by MCN

    Scott Redding Q&A from Motorcycle Live

    In a first for MCN, we've just concluded a LIVE Q&A with Scott Redding from Motorcycle Live at the NEC! Former racer James Whitham, now a leading bike racing commentator, put the...

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  • Video: Metzeler Sportec M7 RR exclusive test

    29 November 2013 by MCN

    Video: Metzeler Sportec M7 RR exclusive test

    Metzeler's new Sportec M7 RR is the replacement for the firm's out-going Sportec M5 Interact sports tyre. In our world exclusive test, we get to put the tyres through their paces around the Pergusa...

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  • MCN on iPad only 99p this weekend!

    28 November 2013 by MCN

    MCN on iPad only 99p this weekend!

    For this weekend only MCN on the iPad will be available for only 99p! The flash sale starts Firday November 29 and ends Monday December 2. MCN on the iPad includes all the latest news, road tests and...

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  • Supersport 400 owners needed

    28 November 2013 by MCN

    Supersport 400 owners needed

    MCN is on the hunt for owners of supersport 400s. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the Honda CBR400RR, Kawasaki ZXR400 and Honda VFR400R NC30/NC35. We'll be using the information...

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  • Walker takes Race School on tour

    27 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Walker takes Race School on tour

    The Chris Walker Race School is looking to bounce back from the demise of it’s home at Mallory Park, with an even bigger and better schedule for 2014 announced today at Motorcycle Live.   With...

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  • £1 off January issue of Bike, out now!

    27 November 2013 by MCN

    £1 off January issue of Bike, out now!

    You can claim £1.00 off the latest issue of Bike magazine, which comes with a free supplement marking the 90th birthday of BMW motorcycles. They’ve got quite a bit to celebrate. Bike’s custom...

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  • Staff Blog: Natural order restored

    27 November 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Staff Blog: Natural order restored

    I thought I was done for winter. After a couple of weeks on holiday I’d not got back into the habit of riding to work every day, thanks to my insistence that I would only ride when I wanted to, not...

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  • Staff blog: Garage blues

    26 November 2013 by Phil West

    Staff blog: Garage blues

    As you’ll all, no doubt, have noticed, winter has arrived. And as you’ll all equally no doubt know, winter is a time for garages. Though I’m planning to run the Tiger Sport through as much of this...

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  • New MCN November 27: Z1000 Simply Brilliant

    26 November 2013 by MCN

    New MCN November 27: Z1000 Simply Brilliant

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 27: World first Kawasaki Z1000 test: Simply brilliant! Scoop: New Triumph 250 Baby Daytona and Street Triple spy...

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  • Victory announce five year warranty

    25 November 2013 by MCN

    Victory announce five year warranty

    Victory Motorcycles will offer a UK first five year warranty available on all new 2014 models. The extended warranty covers parts and labour charges for repair or replacement of defective parts and...

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  • Staff Blog: Yard Built, Yamaha Blessed

    22 November 2013 by Steve Hunt

    Staff Blog: Yard Built, Yamaha Blessed

    After years of bubbling just below the surface, the 'café-racer scene', this once underground segment of the custom-bike world now finds itself cresting the mainstream wave; shows on Discovery Turbo,...

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  • Can Crutchlow fix the Ducati?

    21 November 2013 by MCN

    Can Crutchlow fix the Ducati?

    Marco Melandri, Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso are all top level riders who have failed to make the infamous Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike work. The latest rider to take on the...

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  • Biking the backstreets of Beijing

    21 November 2013 by Harry Few

    This is a short video I made with a friend biking through the narrow allies (hutongs) of Beijing. Shot from a variety of different angles it gives a nice look into parts of the city not many tourists get to see, and ends beneath the Drum and Bell towers.

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  • Early Yamaha R1 owners needed

    20 November 2013 by MCN

    Early Yamaha R1 owners needed

    MCN is on the hunt for owners of early Yamaha R1s. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the 1998-99, 2000-01 and 2002-03 models, before the R1 got underseat exhausts. We'll be using...

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  • Winter hacks for under £1,000

    20 November 2013 by MCN

    Winter hacks for under £1,000

    Braving the cold weather and road salt this year? Buying a second bike to use as a winter hack can make sound financial sense and put some fun into winter riding. Yamaha FZS600 Fazer The original...

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  • Let your children ride for free

    15 November 2013 by Andy Downes

     Let your children ride for free

    If you have ever wanted to let you young children have a go at riding a motorcycle then a free trial at Motorcycle Live might be the perfect test for those aged between two and 12-years-old thanks to...

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  • Litre sportsbikes for less than £3,000

    14 November 2013 by MCN Staff

    Litre sportsbikes for less than £3,000

    1998/99 Yamaha YZF-R1 In 1998 theYamaha YZF-R1 arrived and rewrote the rulebook when it came to litre sportsbikes. Where the FireBlade had effectively created the genre in 1992, the R1 moved the game...

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  • Norton team up with OSET for family fun day

    13 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Norton team up with OSET for family fun day

    Norton have teamed up with electric trials bike manufacturer OSET to hold a kids fun day at Norton's Donington Hall HQ this weekend. It's aimed at kids from 4 to 12, and will run from 12pm at...

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  • Which rider deserved the championship more?

    13 November 2013 by MCN

    Which rider deserved the championship more?

    Marc Marquez is the youngest MotoGP champion ever, taking the title at just 20 years and 266 days old. Lorenzo took more wins (8 to 6), led more laps (236 to 83), but lost out on podiums (6 to Marc's...

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  • More motorcycles could mean fewer casualties

    12 November 2013 by Steve Hunt

    More motorcycles could mean fewer casualties

    According to a recent poll from the AA, 85% of drivers say that motorcyclists are 'hard to see'. The stats were presented by the current president of the AA, Edmund King, whilst addressing a...

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  • New MCN 13 November: King Marc

    12 November 2013 by MCN

    New MCN 13 November: King Marc

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 13: King Marc - Special souvenir issue with all of the reaction and feedback from his historic win! New Bike...

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  • Champion Brits to open Motorcycle Live

    12 November 2013 by MCN News

    Champion Brits to open Motorcycle Live

    Motorcycle Live kicks off on Saturday 23 November with an opening ceremony that will celebrate the success of four British racing stars who have all secured championship titles in 2013. World...

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  • Riders for Health auction at Motorcycle Live

    05 November 2013 by MCN news

    Riders for Health auction at Motorcycle Live

    The annual Riders for Health auction at Motorcycle Live will this year include 12 stunning professional photographs capturing defining moments from the 2013 race season. Eurosport duo Toby Moody and...

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  • New MCN November 6: 34 new bikes!

    05 November 2013 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN November 6: 34 new bikes!

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 6: - All the new bikes unveiled at the Milan Show, including the naked BMW S1000R and the Honda Fireblade SP -...

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