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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Culture Café

    14 January 2016 by MCN

    Culture Café

    ‘Building your own retro racer just got easy’ uilty secret time: for years now, like many of us, I’ve secretly fancied building my own modern-day café racer. You know the sort of thing – old BMW...

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  • Suzuki gear up for new Hayabusa

    13 January 2016 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki gear up for new Hayabusa

    Suzuki’s replacement for the Hayabusa could end up looking similar to the Concept GSX shown at the recent Tokyo Show but according to insiders the firm is still wrestling with the styling of the new...

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  • My life in bikes: David Harewood

    12 January 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: David Harewood

    ‘I locked up the front and slid down the road’ onfirmed bike nut and former Homeland star on Gary the Vespa, crashing his Scrambler and Supergirl   Have you been riding long? Yes, but it’s only...

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  • How to pack for a trip around the world

    12 January 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How to pack for a trip around the world

    Less is more. Repeat it a thousand times and if you’re anything like me, you’ll still need to take note. Unless you are highly unusual, quitting work, borrowing a few grand and hitting the road for...

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  • 10 ways to pack 2016 with biking highs

    11 January 2016 by MCN

    10 ways to pack 2016 with biking highs

    Get the new year off to a storming start by trying some new and exciting motorcycling experiences 1. Try a different type of bike Harleys are for girls, tourers are for old men, sportsbikes are for...

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  • New arrivals of 2016 – Retros (Part 2 of 2)

    10 January 2016 by MCN News

    New arrivals of 2016 – Retros (Part 2 of 2)

    With 2016 heralding the arrival of 68 new bikes, we’re going to have a roundup of some of the most interesting metal that’s coming our way this year. All the bikes featured will be on display at the...

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  • Danny Kent: How to build a champion

    09 January 2016 by MCN Sport

    Danny Kent: How to build a champion

    Danny Kent is our first GP champion since Barry Sheene. So how did he get so good?   n the cut throat world of Grand Prix racing, talent is never enough. This is a fact to which Danny Kent,...

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  • Ted Simon: The paperback pioneer

    09 January 2016 by MCN

    Ted Simon: The paperback pioneer

    August 1979; Ted Simon publishes Jupiter’s Travels and adventure riding is born Ted Simon Journalist and author. His four-year journey around the world on a 500cc Triumph Tiger inspired Jupiter’s...

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  • New arrivals of 2016 – Retros (Part 1 of 2)

    08 January 2016 by MCN News

    New arrivals of 2016 – Retros (Part 1 of 2)

    With 2016 heralding the arrival of 68 new bikes, we’re going to have a roundup of some of the most interesting metal that’s coming our way this year. All the bikes featured will be on display at the...

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  • Thieves target Padgetts collection

    08 January 2016 by MCN News

    Thieves target Padgetts collection

    West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a number of distinctive and historic motorcycles were stolen from the personal collection of Peter Padgett at the family’s world famous bike...

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  • Mick's Millions: What Doohan did next

    08 January 2016 by MCN

    Mick's Millions: What Doohan did next

    Mick Doohan won the 500cc title five times. Then he became really successful… any top motorcycle racers don’t make great businessmen. Too many cram their bank accounts with the gains of their talent,...

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  • Try a new Street Twin on February 11

    08 January 2016 by MCN News

    Try a new Street Twin on February 11

    If Triumph's excellent new Street Twin has grabbed your attention, then you need to put February 11 in your diary for a visit to your local Triumph dealer as the firm launch the new model with a...

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  • Alaska to Argentina on a ... C90?

    08 January 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Alaska to Argentina on a ... C90?

    Seán said: “I chose a C90 because I wanted to pay tribute to what is regarded as the greatest motorcycle in the world, the Honda Cub. The C50s, C70s and C90s were the people’s motorcycles and they had...

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  • Lost Tengai in Powys

    06 January 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Lost Tengai in Powys

    That’s the message from Bike’s intrepid traveller Jamie. Let him explain why he’s on a stone wall in Wales and not a sandy beach in South Africa n the face of it, it’s not so very different to...

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  • Secrets of Suzuki’s VVT

    06 January 2016 by Jon Urry and Ben Purvis

    Secrets of Suzuki’s VVT

    Suzuki engineers have developed a variable valve timing set-up that skirts around the rules banning the systems in MotoGP, and the very same design will feature on the new GSX-R1000. During the...

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  • My life in bikes: Sam Sunderland

    06 January 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: Sam Sunderland

    Official KTM rally rider and Britain’s best chance of winning future Dakars reflects on a lot of ups and downs n elite rally rider, Sam Sunderland was 2015 runner-up in the FIM Cross Country World...

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  • Video: The dangers of riding in Thailand

    05 January 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: The dangers of riding in Thailand

    "Limit your speed so you can stop within the distance you can see" is what many riding instructors say, and it's sound advice. Here in the UK there could be a tractor, or maybe an escaped farm animal...

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  • New MCN January 6: 2016 New Bikes

    05 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    New MCN January 6: 2016 New Bikes

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 6: 2016 new bikes: 16-page special Your ultimate guide to 2016's new metal First test: Finished Hesketh 24 Wet...

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  • 7 brilliant big singles

    05 January 2016 by MCN

    7 brilliant big singles

    If all of these were hanging around in a bar, you’d want to lose your wedding ring.  Ducati SuperMono (1992-1995) The 550cc DOHC liquid-cooled racing single first saw the light of day in 1992. It...

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  • 9 ways to save on gas but still have a laugh

    04 January 2016 by MCN

    9 ways to save on gas but still have a laugh

    Boosting your bike’s MPG doesn’t have to mean riding like a granny. Here’s how to go further for less cash 1. Rolling easy Start at the bottom: tyres. Tyres are an easy win for saving fuel – low...

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  • Rossi Fever in Spain

    02 January 2016 by MCN Sport

    Rossi Fever in Spain

    Three Spanish racers take on one Italian in front of 110,000 Spaniards… 109,000 of whom want the Italian to win. We soak up the Valencia madness   RIDAY PRACTICE You smell a Spanish MotoGP long...

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