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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • 1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

    10 July 2016 by MCN News

    1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

    Engine 89cc, air-cooled, single Power 8bhp Weight 90kg   Value £2500-£5000 “The US90 made its debut in the Bond film Diamonds are Forever, and was a big hit. It eventually morphed into a...

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  • MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

    09 July 2016 by MCN Sport

    MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

    Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time his was Wayne Rainey’s greatest race, the one in which he had an out-of-body experience. For most of the 21 laps it was...

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  • Pikes Peak Cloud Racers

    09 July 2016 by MCN

    Pikes Peak Cloud Racers

    Intense speed, fatal drops and complete commitment – Pikes Peak is America’s TT he Pikes Peak International Hill Climb celebrated its 100th birthday last weekend with a field of entrants that the...

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  • The LC Files: underneath the skin

    08 July 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes magazine

    The LC Files: underneath the skin

    Yamaha’s pure race TZ may have been the inspiration for the RD350LC, but its technology was rooted more in the preceding, road-going RD series. Here’s a rundown of its key technical areas – and where...

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  • BMW G310R to star in comic book

    07 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    BMW G310R to star in comic book

    The new BMW G310R, due in dealers this October, is set to be the star of a comic book titled 'Riders in the Storm' to be released around the same time as the bike. BMW have partnered with...

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  • BMW announce G310R price

    07 July 2016 by James Archibald

    BMW announce G310R price

    BMW have confirmed that their all-new G310R will be in dealers this October, with prices starting at £4290. The 313cc single-cylinder engine is the smallest to be produced by BMW since the R24 in 1948...

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  • 7 weird and wonderful customs

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    7 weird and wonderful customs

    ummer's here and it's time for a bit of cut-price cruising. Triumph 900 Adventurer (1995-2002) This is the often-overlooked sister bike to the Thunderbird 900 and was primarily aimed at the US market...

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  • Suzuki extends 0% finance offer

    06 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki extends 0% finance offer

    Suzuki has extended a 0% finance offer on more than 10 models in the current range until the end of September. The models included in the offer include the Suzuki GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, and GSX-R600,...

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  • Ducati Globetrotter 90 sets off

    06 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Globetrotter 90 sets off

    An official world tour called ‘Globetrotter 90’ has set off from the Ducati headquarters in Bologna as part of the 90th anniversary celebrations the company kicked off at last weekend’s World Ducati...

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  • 1969 Honda CB750: World’s first superbike

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    1969 Honda CB750: World’s first superbike

    Engine 736cc, SOHC, air-cooled, inline four Power 67bhp Weight 218kg Value £25,000-£40,000 “This is the bike that coined the term ‘superbike’ and launched Honda, and the whole Japanese motorcycle...

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  • 40 years on - the brilliant 1976 Bol d'Or

    06 July 2016 by Classic Bike Magazine

    40 years on - the brilliant 1976 Bol d'Or

    Endurance racing in the ’70s was an incredible spectacle involving an extraordinary diversity of machinery. None more so than at the 1976 Bol d’Or he 40th Bol d’Or, held at Le Mans in the dying...

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  • Kymco launch People GT 300i ABS in UK

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    Kymco launch People GT 300i ABS in UK

    One of Europe’s favourite commuter scooters is heading to the UK this summer. The Kymco People GT 300i ABS offers performance, style and stability. At the heart of Kymco’s new machine is the...

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  • New city style from Kymco with City Plus

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    New city style from Kymco with City Plus

    This summer Kymco is adding an all-new two-stroke 50cc scooter to its ‘City’ range – the Kumco City Plus.  With a new look and a higher technical specification than its predecessors, the all-new...

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  • New case carrier for KTM Adventure models

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    New case carrier for KTM Adventure models

    KTM have released a new floating case carrier for all KTM 1050 Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure/R and KTM 1290 Super Adventure bikes from 2013 onwards. The new case carrier design allows outstanding...

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  • My Life In Bikes: Aaron Slight

    05 July 2016 by MCN

    My Life In Bikes: Aaron Slight

    The Foggy-baiting, 87 WSB podium-scoring, RC45-flattering Kiwi legend shares the rides of his life Trutest mini-bike  It’s like a Briggs and Stratton lawnmower engine in two hooped steel chassis...

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  • My life in bikes: James Hewing

    05 July 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: James Hewing

    ‘Riding hislop’s norton white charger was a dream come true’ National Motorcycle Museum boss reveals his personal biking heritage  How did you first get into bikes? It was via my brother when I...

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  • Whatever happened to Christian Sarron?

    04 July 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to Christian Sarron?

    The 250 world champ who was fast enough to scare Lawson and the rest walked away at the end of 1990 – but he couldn’t completely turn his back on racing hristian Sarron was one of the greatest Grand...

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  • Video: How to ride a Harley-Davidson

    04 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: How to ride a Harley-Davidson

    The general consensus among motorcyclists is that Harley-Davidsons don't handle. A severe lack of ground clearance on most models and a long wheelbase aren't the best ingredients for creating a...

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  • What made Mike Hailwood so good?

    03 July 2016 by Classic Bike Magazine

    What made Mike Hailwood so good?

    Only two riders are usually considered for the accolade ‘greatest bike racer ever’: Valentino Rossi and Mike Hailwood. Fifty-five years after Mike the Bike’s first TT win and first world title,...

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