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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Whatever happened to Laverda?

    28 June 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to Laverda?

    The firm that built the wild and wonderful Jota was booming in the 70s but has struggled ever since... Fact file Founded October, 1949 Finest hour 140mph Laverda Jota, the world’s fastest production...

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  • New MCN June 29: New £6k Tracer

    28 June 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN June 29: New £6k Tracer

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 29: New Yamaha Tracer 700 tested Assen MotoGP madness Haslam tops BSB Anstey’s TT RCV tested Goodwood pic...

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  • Instant karma for BMW driver

    28 June 2016 by MCN News

    Instant karma for BMW driver

    If this BMW driver thought parking his car in a motorcycle bay in London wasn't going to be an issue, he might be a little shocked when he returns to his car. Whatever space there was surrounding his...

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  • Indian confirm 'no 750 road bike'

    28 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Indian confirm 'no 750 road bike'

    Indian Motorcycle have flatly denied that the new AMA Flattrack FTR750 racing motorcycle is paving the way for smaller capacity road bikes. The American company is investing a huge amount of money and...

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  • Another epic Goodwood Festival of Speed

    27 June 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Another epic Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Goodwood again played host to a glorious turnout of biking stars and machines during the weekend's Festival of Speed. Former GP and superbike world champions were out in force, including Freddie...

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  • The LC Files: Riding the 350LC... 30 years on

    26 June 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes magazine

    The LC Files: Riding the 350LC... 30 years on

    am, I know, a ridiculously privileged motorcyclist. Twenty-two years as a bike journo has gifted me a biking CV money can’t buy: riding the very first FireBlade in the UK; attending the launch of...

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  • Make the most of summer: Part three

    26 June 2016 by MCN News

    Make the most of summer: Part three

    There may be 17 hours of daylight at the moment but we know your biking time is precious - you don’t want to waste it going to the same old bike meets and shows. Which is why MCN’s team of experts...

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  • How to make your clutch lovely

    26 June 2016 by MCN

    How to make your clutch lovely

    Nothing spoils your ride more than a badly-behaved clutch. Our nine easy steps will get everything spot on… 1. Cut some slack, but not too much An essential with cable-actuated systems – you should...

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  • MotoGP's Best Battles: No5 Jacarepagua 1999

    25 June 2016 by Matt Oxley

    MotoGP's Best Battles: No5 Jacarepagua 1999

    Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time enowned for years as the wildest GP off the racetrack, this one was just as wild on the track. Biaggi (Yamaha) was in...

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  • Make the most of summer: Part two

    25 June 2016 by MCN News

    Make the most of summer: Part two

    There may be 17 hours of daylight at the moment but we know your biking time is precious - you don’t want to waste it going to the same old bike meets and shows. Which is why MCN’s team of experts...

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  • Stefan Pierer exclusive interview: Part two

    25 June 2016 by Richard Newland

    Stefan Pierer exclusive interview: Part two

    In part two of our exclusive interview, KTM boss Stefan Pierer talks about the struggles of turning KTM from an off-road brand to an on and off-road brand, and the turmoil at MV Agusta. Read part one...

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  • Make the most of summer: Part one

    24 June 2016 by MCN News

    Make the most of summer: Part one

    There may be 17 hours of daylight at the moment but we know your biking time is precious - you don’t want to waste it going to the same old bike meets and shows. Which is why MCN’s team of experts...

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  • Video: Victory's Pikes Peak duo duel it out

    23 June 2016 by MCN News

    Video: Victory's Pikes Peak duo duel it out

    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is one of the world's most extreme races, and this coming weekend Victory will return with two very different motorcycles in battle between ‘gas and...

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  • The six best motorcycle engines of 2016

    23 June 2016 by MCN News

    The six best motorcycle engines of 2016

    On a motorcycle, the engine provides more than just raw power. It contains the bike's heart and soul and can be more important than the rest of the bike's technology all together. TOP STORIES MotoGP:...

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  • My life in bikes; Wayne Gardner

    23 June 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes; Wayne Gardner

    ‘My 1992 NSR500 was the best two-stroke 500 I ever rode’ Former World 500GP champion talks about Cadwell Park, racing bonkers two-strokes and drinking beer for a week What were your first bikes? An...

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  • Stefan Pierer exclusive interview: Part one

    22 June 2016 by Richard Newland

    Stefan Pierer exclusive interview: Part one

    Last week saw the official opening of KTM/Husqvarna’s all-new headquarters in the UK, based at the world-famous Silverstone circuit. Cutting the ribbon was company owner and architect of KTM’s...

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  • Whatever happened to Dr Claudio Costa?

    22 June 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to Dr Claudio Costa?

    The man who made a career bolting MotoGP stars back together r Claudio Costa was the man who created the Clinica Mobile, which tours the world with the MotoGP and World Superbike paddocks, looking...

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  • Picture story: Harley's FIRST 'Livewire'

    21 June 2016 by MCN

    Picture story: Harley's FIRST 'Livewire'

    Harley-Davidson's 'Livewire' electric bike has been much in the news this year, but it isn't the first time H-Ds have dabbled in a bit of e. Brooks Stevens, designer of Harley's 1949 Hydra-Glide owned...

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  • Ride To Work Week: Motorway commute

    21 June 2016 by Liam Marsden and Maria Vallahis

    Ride To Work Week: Motorway commute

    Ride To Work Week 2016 started yesterday (Monday June 20) and despite the rain we headed into London to celebrate both the start of Ride To Work Week and the longest day of the year. Starting 40 miles...

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  • New MCN June 22: MT-10 mega-test

    21 June 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN June 22: MT-10 mega-test

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 22: MotoGP big moves Misano WSB Summer events special MT-10 v Tuono V4 v Speed Triple R v S1000R v Super...

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  • MCN Longest Day: All ends well at Land's End

    20 June 2016 by James Archibald

    MCN Longest Day: All ends well at Land's End

    Today (June 20) is the Longest Day Of The Year and to make the most of it the MCN team is riding from dawn to dusk, soaking up as much of the 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight as possible. Along...

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  • MCN Longest Day: En route to Bristol

    20 June 2016 by James Archibald

    MCN Longest Day: En route to Bristol

    Today (June 20) is the Longest Day Of The Year and to make the most of it the MCN team is riding from dawn to dusk, soaking up as much of the 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight as possible. Along...

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  • Ride To Work Week: A London commute

    20 June 2016 by Liam Marsden and Maria Vallahis

    Ride To Work Week: A London commute

    Today is the first day of summer, apparently, and it's also the first day of Ride To Work Week, which aims to highlight the benefits of commuting on two wheels instead of four. We're currently in the...

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  • MCN Longest Day: Bike Shed visit

    20 June 2016 by Liam Marsden and Maria Vallahis

    MCN Longest Day: Bike Shed visit

    Today (June 20) is the Longest Day Of The Year and to make the most of it the MCN team is riding from dawn to dusk, soaking up as much of the 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight as possible. Along...

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