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Bike News (March 2016)

  • Biking runs in Royal blood

    21 February 2018 by MCN NEWS

    Biking runs in Royal blood

    Four princes, four bikes – and proof that biking runs in the royal blood. In the first picture, Prince Albert (he who will become George VI, not to mention subject of The King's Speech) and his...

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  • Ride your dream at MCN Festival

    01 April 2016 by MCN News

    Ride your dream at MCN Festival

    More bikes have been added to the MCN Festival test bike fleet including Suzuki’s new SV650 and KTM’s stunning 1290 Super Adventure. So if you want to ride the pick of 2016’s new bikes from a whole...

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  • The new-old café racers

    01 April 2016 by MCN

    The new-old café racers

    It’s not just the major manufacturers doing something new and wonderful with classic British designs. Here are four of the best home-built examples in the country  omething new is happening with...

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  • Experience Motocross at MCNLive!

    31 March 2016 by MCN News

    Experience Motocross at MCNLive!

    The AMCA Yamaha MX Experience will be heading to MCNLive! at Butlins Skegness, April 15-18, giving you the opportunity to have a go at off-road riding. Yamaha will be bringing along an assortment of...

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  • The man who's been doing the TT forever

    31 March 2016 by MCN Sport

    The man who's been doing the TT forever

    But he still wants a 200mph lap... f you’ve read a TT programme in the last 30 years you can’t fail to have clocked the name Dave Madsen-Mygdal. He’s been racing on the Island since 1979, and at the...

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  • My life in bikes: Chris Walker

    31 March 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: Chris Walker

    ‘I did my first 100mph when I was just three years old’ Whether it’s on two wheels or three, Chris Walker shares his love of speed How did you first get into bikes? My dad and granddad both had bikes,...

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  • Ducati Scrambler becomes Mike’s bike

    31 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Scrambler becomes Mike’s bike

    This Ducati Scrambler has been built by Ducati Thailand as a tribute to the legendary racer Mike Hailwood, with his son David on hand to see the first example of just 58 being built. The Hailwood...

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  • Road test: 2016 Zero SR

    30 March 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Road test: 2016 Zero SR

    Zero’s SR is the latest in an increasingly long line of electric bikes, and it’s good. No wonder Harley, Yamaha and Honda fancy a piece of the action… hat a difference a few years make. Five or six...

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  • MV Agusta in crisis

    29 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta in crisis

    MV Agusta will have to get smaller in order to survive over the long term, and that process has already started according to boss Giovanni Castiglioni. The Italian marque is to undergo a complete...

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  • New MCN March 30: Best new retros

    29 March 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN March 30: Best new retros

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 30: Triumph's new Thruxton R takes on old-school rivals MV Agusta battles for survival Inside the BMW GS Trophy...

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  • Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death record

    29 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death record

    Millions of television viewers watched Guy Martin set a new Wall of Death world speed record on Easter Monday during a spectacular live broadcast on Channel Four. The 34 year old blasted around the...

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  • TT Tales - Being a fan

    28 March 2016 by MCN Sport

    TT Tales - Being a fan

    ‘Never mind what you’ve seen on telly, brilliant though the coverage is. When you get there you simply won’t believe it’ s soon as you arrive, you’ve got to do a lap. Be humble, be cautious, be...

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  • Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 3)

    28 March 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 3)

    Today is the day that Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to know...

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  • So long, Ryan

    27 March 2016 by MCN Sport

    So long, Ryan

    This feature, from late 2012, marked the retirement (albeit only temporary, as it turned out) of Ryan Farquhar. At the time of his retiurement he had amassed 80 more Irish National races than Joey and...

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  • Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 2)

    27 March 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 2)

    This Easter Monday Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to know...

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  • Grand Day Out: Vintage Performance Bikes

    26 March 2016 by Performance Bikes

    Grand Day Out: Vintage Performance Bikes

    It was January 1998 and it was a typical post photo shoot piss-up. The usual insults flowed: Ronnie’s ferret, Gus’s willy, Alex’s teeth, and so on. By closing time it’d turned ugly. And a race was on:...

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  • Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 1)

    26 March 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 1)

     This Easter Monday Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to...

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  • Take your bike down the strip at MCNLive!

    24 March 2016 by MCN News

    Take your bike down the strip at MCNLive!

    We've teamed up with the East Kirkby Straightliners to give MCNLive! visitors a chance to take their bikes down the drag strip at a Straightliners' championship round on Sunday April 18. There will be...

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  • Better Riding: Braking for corners

    23 March 2016 by RiDE Magazine

    Better Riding: Braking for corners

    The brakes are used for more than emergency stops – and how we use them reveals a lot about our riding ometimes you’ll approach a tight corner and need to slow down quickly – which is a job for the...

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  • Yamaha RD125LC restoration

    23 March 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    Yamaha RD125LC restoration

    Mark Rouse had been without a bike for 26 years when his mate Chris Tring found him the dream machine from his youth, a Yamaha RD125LC. It started him on the path to resto redemption... ark Rouse has...

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  • Buzz around new BMW lid

    23 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Buzz around new BMW lid

    BMW are developing a helmet that uses haptics – the transmission of information via touch – rather than the more common visual or audible signals. A few years ago ‘haptic’ wasn’t a common word, but...

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  • Still cock o’ the north

    23 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Still cock o’ the north

    The great and the good have been racing on mainland Britain’s only closed roads circuit for 70 years – and in the eyes of many riders and fans Scarborough’s rollercoaster track remains the finest in...

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  • Great MCN Festival ticket deal

    22 March 2016 by MCN News

    Great MCN Festival ticket deal

    For a very limited time, there's 15% off group and camping tickets to the MCN Festival. Up until midnight on March 29 you can purchase three day tickets for £37.50 (which works out as £12.50 each)...

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  • New MCN March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death

    22 March 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death world record attempt Honda Africa Twin manual vs DCT 90 years of Ducati Ducati...

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  • My Life in bikes: Troy Bayliss

    21 March 2016 by MCN

    My Life in bikes: Troy Bayliss

    ‘A local copper told me he was keeping an eye on me’ x-British Superbike and three-times World Superbike Champion talks about being a young idiot and racing for Ducati in WSB How did you get started...

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  • Boss Hoss V6 First Ride

    20 March 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Boss Hoss V6 First Ride

    It's November 1997 and the much missed Kevin Ash brings us the first ride of the Boss Hoss V6 o this is the Yanks’ idea of a ladies’ bike. Almost 1000lbs of metal with a 200bhp motor lifted from a...

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  • Andy Reid slings it away (again)

    19 March 2016 by MCN Sport

    Andy Reid slings it away (again)

    his is the moment Andy Reid’s 2015 British Supersport season came to a crashing halt, losing the back end of his Team Traction Control Yamaha on the final lap. Up to then it had been a good weekend,...

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