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Bike News (June 2015)

  • Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    30 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    If you like your sportsbikes a little different from the usual Japanese and European offerings, the Buell 1125R will be right up your street. While it's not quite up to the same standard as most other...

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  • New MCN July 1: Rossi back on top

    30 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 1: Rossi back on top

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 1: Rossi back on top: The Doctor gives Marquez a dose of his own medicine New Honda RCV racers' verdict Victory's...

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  • Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed

    29 June 2015 by MCN News

    Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The weekend saw Valentino Rossi steal the show at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed – but he wasn't the only star attraction. Check out our gallery of the best moments from this year's incredible...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 749S

    29 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 749S

    The 749/999 is the ugly duckling of the Ducati superbike series, and as such they're not quite as desirable as the 916 series, although they're still cracking bikes. The 749 is preferred to the 999 by...

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  • Bike of the Day: Bimota V-Due 500

    26 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Bimota V-Due 500

    The Bimota V-Due was launched in 1997 after eight years of development and was almost universally slated as a rough-running, not particularly fast, oddball motorcycle for rich posers. But don't let...

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  • Suzuki GS1000 added to vintage parts programme

    25 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki GS1000 added to vintage parts programme

    The iconic Suzuki GS1000 is the latest bike to be added to Suzuki's vintage parts programme, which lists all original parts still available for the bike on their dedicated website. To demonstrate just...

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  • Hot Laps: The Top Six Fiery Bike Moments

    25 June 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Hot Laps: The Top Six Fiery Bike Moments

    After seeing Taylor Mackenzie’s Team WD40 Kawasaki set itself on fire and force him to quickly eject onto the grass at last week’s Snetterton BSB round, it got us thinking. What are some of the other...

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  • A year ago today

    25 June 2015 by Steve Hunt

    A year ago today

    It was only a year ago that we were at the top Gear test track, riding the Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle for the first time in the UK. "The Brammo is a fun, involving, bike to throw into...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda C90

    25 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Honda C90

    The Honda C90 needs no introduction, having been around since the 1960s until EU regulations killed it off in the early 2000s and their reliability is legendary - they just refuse to quit. Despite...

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  • New Husqvarna 401s spied testing

    24 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Husqvarna 401s spied testing

    The first fruits of Husqvarna’s new road bike family have been spied testing in the earliest possible state, but the distinctive lines of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen concept bikes are clear to see...

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  • Two new Speed Triples spotted

    24 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    Two new Speed Triples spotted

    This is the best sight yet of next year’s reworked Triumph Speed Triple, with both the standard and ‘R’ models spotted undergoing final testing on roads close to the Hinckley factory. Given the recent...

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  • New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer spied testing

    24 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer spied testing

    Yamaha are planning to unleash a new MT-07 Tracer as its relentless new model development continues. This smaller brother to the three-cylinder MT-09 Tracer, which is currently one of the UK’s most...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda CBF125

    24 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Honda CBF125

    The Honda CBF125 is the UK's best-selling bike and makes a great first bike or inner city commuter for more experience riders. It's incredibly light, sips fuel and offers enough poke to get away from...

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  • MCN ticket offer: Let's fill up Silverstone!

    24 June 2015 by MCN News

    MCN ticket offer: Let's fill up Silverstone!

    Back the Brits this August as MotoGP fever hits the UK – and save money on ticket prices! MotoGP returns to Silverstone on August 28-30, and promises to be a fantastic three-day festival of two-wheel...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

    23 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

    Now superseded by the V4 Tuono 1100 RR and V4 Tuono 1100 Factory, the old Tuono was our previous king of the Super Nakeds thanks to the torquey V4 motor, sophisticated electronics and exceptional...

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  • New MCN June 24: Joey fifteen years on

    23 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN June 24: Joey fifteen years on

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 24: Special tribute: Joey Dunlop 15 years on Scoop: New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory first...

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  • GP legends race again

    22 June 2015 by Michael Neeves

    GP legends race again

    Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Kevin Schwantz took a win-a-piece at this weekend's inaugural World GP Bike Legends at Jerez. Riding 1970s, 80s and 90s factory 500cc V4 two-strokes, the former...

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  • Stars come out for Goodwood Festival of Speed

    22 June 2015 by MCN News

    Stars come out for Goodwood Festival of Speed

    This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 25-28) will see the world’s biggest stars of two wheels come together for a spectacular celebration of performance. Headlining the autograph hunter’s...

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  • Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Versys 1000

    22 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Versys 1000

    The first generation Versys 1000 may not be the prettiest bike out there, but as a road-focussed adventure bike it's certainly up there. The inline-four cylinder has bags of power and is incredibly...

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  • Victory's Pikes Peak disaster

    22 June 2015 by MCN News

    Victory's Pikes Peak disaster

    The stunning Roland Sands built Victory Project 156 Pikes Peak race bike has suffered a small setback during testing for the insane hillclimb race at the end of June.  When we say small, we mean...

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  • D-Air project wins prestigious award

    19 June 2015 by MCN Staff

    D-Air project wins prestigious award

    Dainese and Ducati have been given a prestigious innovation award for their partnership to launch the airbag-equipped Ducati Multistrada D-Air adventure sports bike. The Professor Ferdinand Porsche...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD

    18 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD

    The GSX-R750 SRAD was a a huge step forward for Suzuki when it was released in 1996 with 118bhp, a weight of just 179kg and a frame with the same wheelbase and steering geometry as the firm's RGV500...

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  • New MCN June 17: King John

    16 June 2015 by Steve Hunt

    New MCN June 17: King John

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 17: TT special: King John! New: 17 pages of used bikes and advice  Honda RCV road bike: official...

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  • Get on your bike for Ride to Work Week

    15 June 2015 by MCN News

    Get on your bike for Ride to Work Week

    This week is Ride To Work Week, so if you’re one of the unlucky ones who doesn’t normally get to ride for the daily commute, this is your prime excuse to dig out your bike and arrive with a smile on...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT660R

    15 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT660R

    Yamaha's XT is a hardy motorcycle, that takes daily commutes and round the world travel in its stride. MCN's Andy Davidson owns an XT and had this to say: "I love my XT because it’s so damn resilient.

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  • Bike of the Day: KTM 950 Super Enduro

    12 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: KTM 950 Super Enduro

    If a snarling 450cc single isn't enough of a handful for you off-road, KTM put their 950cc V-twin engine in an off-road frame and called it the Super Enduro. This example's had two owners from new and...

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  • Sneak Peek at Kimura Yamaha MT-07 special

    10 June 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Sneak Peek at Kimura Yamaha MT-07 special

    As reported in this week's edition of MCN, Yamaha are all set to announce a new, 'Yard Built' custom version of their well-received MT-07 at the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz this weekend, and...

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  • What sort of distance is a good ride?

    10 June 2015 by MCN

    What sort of distance is a good ride?

    You've got a day free for a blast on your bike – what sort of distance do you need to cover to consider it a good ride-out? You've got a day free for a blast on your bike – what sort of distance do...

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