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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • How the 2017 Honda Fireblade was made

    14 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    How the 2017 Honda Fireblade was made

    Honda unveiled the new Fireblade at EICMA last week, so MCN sat down with Masatoshi Sato, the Large Project leader, to find out the key to their success. MCN: What was the ultimate goal for the...

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  • Milan Show gallery: Triumph

    13 November 2016 by MCN News

    Milan Show gallery: Triumph

    Having already unveiled the Bonneville Bobber at an event in London, Triumph revealed the first ever custom Bobber at EICMA, built by South Yorkshire builders Down & Out Cafe Racers. TOP...

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  • My life in bikes: Robin Appleyard

    13 November 2016 by MCN News

    My life in bikes: Robin Appleyard

    The ex-125cc British champion and race team manager of Team Appleyard/Macadam Racing talks hand-built beginnings and pointless sentimentality How did you first get into bikes? I got my first bike for...

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  • Milan Show gallery: Ducati

    13 November 2016 by MCN News

    Milan Show gallery: Ducati

    Ducati arguably took bragging rights at EICMA with the unveiling of the exclusive carbon-framed 1299 Superleggera. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's crazy new Scrambler Desert Sled Five of the best...

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  • Milan Show gallery: KTM

    12 November 2016 by MCN News

    Milan Show gallery: KTM

    KTM will retain their naughty image for 2017, with the new Super Duke R producing a claimed 177bhp. The smaller 125cc and 390cc Dukes also get a restyle for 2017 to bring them much closer to the...

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  • Milan Show gallery: Suzuki

    12 November 2016 by MCN News

    Milan Show gallery: Suzuki

    Having already unveiled the new GSX-R1000R in October, Suzuki's focus at EICMA was on smaller capacity bikes. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's crazy new Scrambler Desert Sled Five of the best winter...

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  • Whatever happened to the Yamaha R6 Cup?

    12 November 2016 by Stuart Barker

    Whatever happened to the Yamaha R6 Cup?

    It was arguably the highest profile one-make race series since the days of the Yamaha Pro-Am Challenge and made stars out of the likes of Cal Crutchlow and Tommy Hill. So what became of the Virgin...

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  • Milan Show gallery: Kawasaki

    11 November 2016 by MCN News

    Milan Show gallery: Kawasaki

    Kawasaki took the wraps off three new models at EICMA. The popular ER-6n will be replaced by the Z650, and the Z800 by the sharper and slightly bigger Z900. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's crazy new...

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  • Milan Show gallery: Honda

    11 November 2016 by MCN News

    Milan Show gallery: Honda

    Honda unveiled a slew of new models at EICMA earlier this week, including the base model Fireblade,  CRF250 Rally, X-ADV scooter and a couple of pretty cool concept bikes. The new Fireblade might...

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  • Video: In Search of Adventure episode three

    11 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: In Search of Adventure episode three

    In the final installment of In Search of Adventure, BBC presenter, adventurer and former soldier Andy Torbet heads to Devon for a spot of diving and wild camping. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's...

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  • Event: Join the Ride of Respect on Sunday

    11 November 2016 by MCN Staff

    Event: Join the Ride of Respect on Sunday

    Show your gratitude for Britain’s armed services and help raise money for a range of ex-servicemen and women’s organisations by joining one of the Ride of Respect mass rideouts this Sunday – timed to...

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  • Great Bike Owners Needed!!!

    10 November 2016 by MCN News

    Great Bike Owners Needed!!!

    Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. Please...

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  • Milan Show gallery: Yamaha

    09 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Milan Show gallery: Yamaha

    Yamaha unveiled the last of their 2017 models at a special event on Monday November 7, the day before the doors opened for EICMA 2016. Having already unveiled the new R6 and several other models at...

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  • BMW get toy-tastic with new Lego GS

    09 November 2016 by James Archibald

    BMW get toy-tastic with new Lego GS

      Build your own BMW GS… out of Lego Call us big kids if you like, but we can't wait to get our hands on this new BMW R1200GS kit from toy legends Lego. It isn’t the first time that Lego have...

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  • Milan Show gallery: Husqvarna

    09 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Milan Show gallery: Husqvarna

    At last year's Milan Show Husqvarna revealed two concept models, the 401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen. At the 2016 Milan Show, the KTM-owned company took the covers off production versions of those two...

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  • Milan Show gallery: BMW

    09 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Milan Show gallery: BMW

    BMW unveiled several new bikes at EICMA 2016, including the much-awaited R nineT Urban G/S and G310 GS, then surprised everybody with the unveiling of the carbon-fibre-framed HP4 Race. You can see all...

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  • In this week’s issue: 2017 new bike special

    08 November 2016 by MCN News

    In this week’s issue: 2017 new bike special

    In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 9: 2017 new bike special 41 new bikes and all the best bits from the Milan show. Triumph Bonneville T100 first...

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  • Gallery: Babes Ride Out 2016

    06 November 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Babes Ride Out 2016

    The fourth annual Babes Ride Out took place October 20-23 in the Californian desert, and this year attracted 1600 riders. Visitors were able to get tattooed at the event, while entertainment was...

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  • My life in bikes: Richard Pollock

    05 November 2016 by MCN News

    My life in bikes: Richard Pollock

    The man recognised as the godfather of the street tracker style and founder of Mule Motorcycles, Richard Pollock talks crashes, building more than 200 specials, and his dream bike. When did you start...

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  • Video: In Search of Adventure episode two

    04 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: In Search of Adventure episode two

    Suzuki have released the second video of their three part In Search of Adventure series with BBC presenter Andy Torbet. TOP STORIES 7 forgotten retro roadsters Ducati get extreme for their secret...

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  • The man who made Road Racers

    04 November 2016 by Stephen Davison

    The man who made Road Racers

    Many film makers have tried to capture the essence of road racing, often with mixed results. Most have failed to find the right balance between the fascinating personalities and explosive action that...

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  • Whatever happened to Giancarlo Falappa?

    04 November 2016 by Stuart Barker

    Whatever happened to Giancarlo Falappa?

    Giancarlo Falappa was one of the early stars of the World Superbike Championship, racing alongside the likes of Carl Fogarty, Scott Russell, and Aaron Slight. His wild, all-action riding style made...

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  • 7 forgotten retro roadsters

    03 November 2016 by Phil West

    7 forgotten retro roadsters

    Triumph Thunderbird 900 Sport (1998-2004) Introduced in 1998 as a ‘hotted-up’ version of Hinckley’s well-received T-bird triple retro, the Sport was far better dynamically than its already pleasing...

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  • Gallery: The last of the pure Fireblades

    03 November 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: The last of the pure Fireblades

    The outgoing Honda Fireblade is getting a bit long in the tooth now - it's been around since 2012 - but it's still one of the best road-going superbikes you can buy. It might not have the...

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  • Ride With Norman Reedus to air in the UK

    02 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Ride With Norman Reedus to air in the UK

    The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus's new documentary series exploring motorcycle culture and history will air in the UK in January 2017.  In the six part series Reedus, best known for playing...

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  • Are these the greatest paintschemes ever?

    02 November 2016 by MCN News

    Are these the greatest paintschemes ever?

    With new bike season in full swing, that means an influx of new, and not necessarily good, paintschemes accompanying some tasty new models. TOP STORIES Poll: Who’s your No1 champ this year?...

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  • Classic Bike Heaven

    02 November 2016 by MCN News

    Classic Bike Heaven

    Classic Bike Live burst on to the classics scene at the Peterborough Arena last weekend, with a stunning array of classic bikes, stars and live start-ups. Guests of honour, TT legends John McGuinness...

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  • Cheap speed: Hyperbike finance deals

    01 November 2016 by MCN News

    Cheap speed: Hyperbike finance deals

    One of the most appealing things about bikes is the amount of speed they deliver for such little money compared to similar performing cars.  That eyeball-popping speed is now even more affordable...

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  • Operation Octane open for voting

    01 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Operation Octane open for voting

    Voting is now open in Victory's Operation Octane custom build competition, with 26 dealers from across the globe hoping to take the top prize. The contest, which sees Victory dealers from around the...

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