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Bike News (June 2016)

  • Remember Rossi's Ducati Debut?

    12 August 2016 by MCN Sport

    Remember Rossi's Ducati Debut?

    After watching his 15th place Ducati MotoGP debut in 2010, MCN's Matthew Birt warned us it would be foolish to write off Valentino Rossi... alentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has...

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  • Bikes and bands to rock Berlin

    30 June 2016 by James Archibald

    Bikes and bands to rock Berlin

    Pure & Crafted is something a little different. Held on the streets of Berlin, it’s an urban festival that celebrates both alternative music and alternative bikes. Now in its second year, Pure...

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  • Get Whit's wisdom with Suzuki app

    30 June 2016 by MCN News

    Get Whit's wisdom with Suzuki app

    The latest Suzuki Bulletin mobile app has just been released and this issue features a video starring twice British champion James Whitham. In the video, racer-turned-commentator Whitham shares his...

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  • Gallery: David Silver Museum

    29 June 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: David Silver Museum

    The David Silver Museum - home to the largest privately-owned collection of Hondas outside of Japan - will officially open its doors to the public on Monday July 4. The museum houses 150 iconic...

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  • Updated Ducati 1299 Panigale spied testing

    29 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Updated Ducati 1299 Panigale spied testing

    This revised Ducati Panigale 1299 was spied testing last week with the bike sporting a few technical changes pointing at a possible nip-and-tuck for 2017. This single shot was all our professional spy...

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  • MotoGP wings - do we really need them?

    29 June 2016 by Performance Bikes

    MotoGP wings - do we really need them?

    Winglets have taken MotoGP by storm this season. But many riders and MotoGP bigwigs want them banned. So, what’s the big deal? otoGP bikes are not normal motorcycles – they make around 260 horsepower...

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  • Honda CBR600RR is no more

    29 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda CBR600RR is no more

    Honda will kill off the CBR600RR at the end of this year the current bike isn’t able to meet imminent Euro4 noise and emissions standards, which come into force on January 1, 2017. After that date a...

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  • On the GAS at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    29 June 2016 by MCN News

    On the GAS at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Last weekend saw Goodwood come alive in dramatic style as the e22 Sports team defied gravity with its Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) extravaganza at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Despite a deluge of rain...

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  • Video: World GP Bike Legends 2016

    29 June 2016 by MCN News

    Video: World GP Bike Legends 2016

    The iconic Sachsenring circuit hosted this year's World GP Bike Legends event, with legendary riders such as Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Pierfrancesco Chili all racing classic two-stroke...

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  • Indian Scout 'Touring' model spied

    28 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Indian Scout 'Touring' model spied

    This new touring version of the Indian Scout was spotted testing in the USA last week and shows the next stage in the development of the range. The Indian Scout has been a fairly big success for the...

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  • 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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