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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • ARM1: The story of one man's return to biking

    25 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    ARM1: The story of one man's return to biking

    aRm1 from Roos Brothers on Vimeo. It takes a certain kind of person to lose a limb in a motorcycle accident and be back in the saddle just six months later. Chris Ganley is that type of person. A road...

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  • Triumph record attempt set for September

    24 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph record attempt set for September

    After achieving a top speed of 274.2mph during their practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Triumph have confirmed they will return in September to attempt to set a new motorcycle land speed...

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  • 213.3mph wheelie sensation

    24 August 2016 by James Archibald

    213.3mph wheelie sensation

    Dutch rider Egbert van Popta has set a new record for the world’s fastest wheelie at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire. A stunning 213.3mph saw him overtake the 209.8mph record set by Liverpool's...

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  • This week's issue: Cal Strikes Gold

    23 August 2016 by MCN News

    This week's issue: Cal Strikes Gold

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 24: Cal strikes Gold Crutchlow takes stunning Brno GP victory – ending Barry Sheene’s 35-year record Ducati 1299...

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  • See your Yamaha before you buy it

    23 August 2016 by James Archibald

    See your Yamaha before you buy it

    Yamaha have released a new app for their Sports Touring range of motorcycles that lets you customise the bikes with accessories and colours to see what it looks like before going to the dealership and...

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  • National Motorcycle Museum Live returns

    23 August 2016 by MCN News

    National Motorcycle Museum Live returns

    The National Motorcycle Museum Live open day returns on Saturday 5 November with free entry and a host of activities throughout the day. New for 2016 is the live start up feature, wihch will see...

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  • Gallery: Travelling the world on a Vespa

    22 August 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Travelling the world on a Vespa

    Think all round-the-world adventures need months of planning, top-of-the-range adventure bikes and plenty of money? Think again. In April 2015, 24-year-old fine art graduate Emma Trenchard embarked on...

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  • How the hell do you...Ride on water?

    22 August 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How the hell do you...Ride on water?

    Here's part 1 Answered by Robbie Maddison - Robbie is one of the world’s biggest nutcases, with a mile-long list of stunts and first feats to his name, from jumping Tower Bridge to the world jump...

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  • The Sheene Machines (Part 2/2)

    22 August 2016 by Stuart Barker

    The Sheene Machines (Part 2/2)

    He liked his handlebars set wide and preferred aluminium crankcases, Heron Suzuki mechanic Martyn Ogborne reveals the secrets behind Barry’s winning bikes  We all know the story of Barry Sheene’s...

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  • Gallery: Riding the highest road in the world

    21 August 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Gallery: Riding the highest road in the world

    Mountains are earth's giants. They're behemoths, slowly pushing their way through the clouds over millions of years to scratch at heaven's belly. The ancient rocks offer us the highest ground we can...

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  • Top five Suzuki GSX-Rs

    20 August 2016 by MCN News

    Top five Suzuki GSX-Rs

    The GSX-R family has been around since 1985, when the GSX-R750 was introduced to comply with changes to the AMA Superbike rules which decreased maximum engine size from 1025cc to 750cc in...

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  • Gallery: Adventure pioneers

    20 August 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Gallery: Adventure pioneers

    We've got it so easy. The first man to motorcycle around the world did it over 100 years ago. Carl Stearns Clancy circumnavigated the globe on a 1912 Henderson Four in 1913. In 1932, a 23-year-old...

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  • The Sheene Machines (Part 1/2)

    20 August 2016 by Stuart Barker

    The Sheene Machines (Part 1/2)

    He liked his handlebars set wide and preferred aluminium crankcases, Heron Suzuki mechanic Martyn Ogborne reveals the secrets behind Barry’s winning bikes  We all know the story of Barry Sheene’s...

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  • Shelsley attracts the iconic and eccentric

    19 August 2016 by MCN News

    Shelsley attracts the iconic and eccentric

    Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival returns on Sunday, September 4 drawing in the weird and wonderful bikes of the motorcycle world. This diverse celebration of engineering excellence features rare, classic,...

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  • The hottest bikes from Suzuka

    19 August 2016 by Simon Patterson

    The hottest bikes from Suzuka

    There is no other motorcycle race like the Suzuka 8-Hour. Like the Isle of Man TT, the Bol d’Or and the Daytona 200 it is one of bike racing’s classics, a standout event that has a flavour and an...

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  • Video: A classic adventure

    18 August 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Video: A classic adventure

    We've got it so easy. The first man to motorcycle around the world did it over 100 years ago. Carl Stearns Clancy circumnavigated the globe on a 1912 Henderson Four in 1913. There were no phones, GPS...

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  • Gallery: Inside the Lotus C-01 factory

    18 August 2016 by James Archibald

    Gallery: Inside the Lotus C-01 factory

    Last year we were lucky enough to get a ride on Lotus’ C-01 motorcycle that was rolled out in a super-limited run of just 100 bikes. We also got the rare chance to explore the Kodewa Perfomance...

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  • A bit of a GS obsession

    18 August 2016 by Michael Guy

    A bit of a GS obsession

    The first time I saw a picture of Corrado Capra’s 1984 BMW GS I knew that it was a bike I had to ride one day. I didn’t know how it was ever going to happen, and when a mutual friend told me that it’s...

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  • Quiz: What's it going for?

    18 August 2016 by MCN News

    Quiz: What's it going for?

    There are many variables which dicatate the price of a used bike; miles covered, service history, aftermarket parts, dealer or private? As a result prices for the same models can vary greatly. Do you...

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  • Yamaha get in on the scrambler game

    18 August 2016 by James Archibald

    Yamaha get in on the scrambler game

    Yamaha have launched this cool new scrambler-styled model over in the US to sit along other models in the Sport Heritage range. Featuring the air-cooled 942cc V-twin engine from the current XV950, the...

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  • See Rossi's M1 at the Bike Shed this weekend

    18 August 2016 by James Archibald

    See Rossi's M1 at the Bike Shed this weekend

    The Bike Shed are known for housing drool-inducing metal at their Shoreditch HQ, but non quite so much as Rossi’s M1, which will be on display there this weekend. Celebrating all things Italian, the...

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  • Triumph announces tempting new summer deals

    18 August 2016 by Dan Sutherland

    Triumph announces tempting new summer deals

    In a bid to get more bikers out enjoying the summer weather, Triumph have unveiled a host of new offers across a range of accessory kits and clothing. Your dream bike is waiting for you, until...

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  • Gallery: Lotus C-01 revisited

    18 August 2016 by James Archibald

    Gallery: Lotus C-01 revisited

    We’ve taken a look back at the stunning Lotus C-01 over the past couple days, it’s a beautiful piece of machinery and has to be seen to be appreciated so we thought we would publish the full gallery...

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  • Honda CRF450 gets powerful makeover

    17 August 2016 by MCN News

    Honda CRF450 gets powerful makeover

    Honda have completely reworked the CRF450R and CRF450RX models in what the firm says is a ‘ground-up redesign’ for their dirt bike range. The motocross CRF450R gets an 11% power boost at the top end...

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  • Lampkin tackles the TT... on his back wheel!

    17 August 2016 by MCN News

    Lampkin tackles the TT... on his back wheel!

    Trials legend Dougie Lampkin will be filmed live as he attempts to wheelie the entire length of the Isle of Man TT course on a modified trials bike next month. The 12-times world trials champion will...

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