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Bike News (March 2016)

  • 540bhp, 209mph… one wheel

    09 March 2016 by Performance Bikes

    540bhp, 209mph… one wheel

    Clearing the double ton on both wheels is a serious achievement, but Gary Rothwell’s Hayabusa manages it on just the back one ary Rothwell has a fair claim to being one of the godfathers of the stunt...

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  • Rule the roads with Tyco replica

    09 March 2016 by MCN News

    Rule the roads with Tyco replica

    BMW have created a limited-edition Tyco BMW Race Replica which will be the highest-specification S1000RR available from your local dealer. The bike is painted in an exact replica of the 2016 Tyco race...

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  • More supercharged bikes from Kawasaki

    09 March 2016 by Andy Downes & Ben Purvis

    More supercharged bikes from Kawasaki

    Given the exotic nature and high prices of the two supercharged Kawasaki models currently available, it’s easy to believe that forced induction is just a vanity project. But that would be a...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja R2 planned

    09 March 2016 by Andy Downes & Ben Purvis

    Kawasaki Ninja R2 planned

    This image, crafted using insider information from Kawasaki, is the best interpretation yet of the supercharged superbike the Japanese firm could use to rip up the class rules next year. Rumours and...

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  • New MCN March 09: Triumph Thruxton R first test

    08 March 2016 by James Archibald

    New MCN March 09: Triumph Thruxton R first test

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 9: Kawasaki’s secret supercharged Ninja R2 MotoGP showdown - Final Qatar test shock 20-page new bike special New...

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  • 7 great Euro Retros

    08 March 2016 by Phil West

    7 great Euro Retros

     Triumph’s Bonnie isn’t the only master of its own history.   Ducati Sport 1000 (2005-2008) Now widely considered a bike before its time. Ducati’s short-lived Sport Classics were killed...

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  • The Secret Ninjas

    07 March 2016 by MCN

    The Secret Ninjas

    hese rare factory styling sketches show the options Kawasaki were weighing up for the ZX-12R Ninja in 1998, two years before the launch. It’s easy to spot one they chose, although its fairing fins...

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  • Whatever happened to Pat Hennen?

    07 March 2016 by Phil West

    Whatever happened to Pat Hennen?

    America’s first GP winner and Sheene’s team-mate at Hennen became the first American rider to win a 500cc Grand Prix when he took the Finnish round at Imatra in 1976. As team-mate to Barry Sheene in...

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  • Whatever happened to Frank Thomas kit?

    05 March 2016 by Phil West

    Whatever happened to Frank Thomas kit?

    The British brand dominated for over 30 years but vanished overnight Frank Thomas? Didn’t he used to be a TV comedian? No, you’re thinking of Frank Skinner. Or maybe Frank Sidebottom, Or Frank Carson...

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  • Six arrested over Padgett’s bike thefts

    04 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Six arrested over Padgett’s bike thefts

    Six men have been arrested in connection with the theft at Christmas of new and classic motorcycles worth £100,000 from the famous Padgett’s Motorcycles in Batley, Yorkshire. The Padgett’s showrooms...

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  • MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day Nine

    03 March 2016 by Michael Guy

    MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day Nine

    Team UK deliver the goods once again to retain place on the podium   The fifth stage of the BMW GS Trophy was arguably the toughest yet. While the riding itself was not hugely technical it was a...

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  • Too Tall Tel's tall tales

    03 March 2016 by MCN Sport

    Too Tall Tel's tall tales

    Abusing Lawson, riling Foggy, chasing Doohan. Terry Rymer has lived a full and fruity racing life… he 90s were a heady time for British race fans. They not only got to marvel at the sights of Rainey,...

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  • Christmas Quiz: The results

    03 March 2016 by ped baker

    Christmas Quiz: The results

    Better late than never eh? If you're still trying to nail the last few questions in our quiz published in our Christmas bumper print edition we can finally put you out of your misery. The correct...

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  • MCN's GS Trophy diary: Day 8

    02 March 2016 by Michael Guy

    MCN's GS Trophy diary: Day 8

    Today's win puts Team UK back in the top three Stunning riding, river crossings, puncture repairs, dust and no less than three special stages defined day four of the BMW GS Trophy in Thailand...

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  • Learn from John Hopkins’ data engineer

    02 March 2016 by MCN News

    Learn from John Hopkins’ data engineer

    Reactive Suspension is holding a two-day data logging course on March 21-22 under the intruction of Bob Gray, John Hopkins' crew chief for 2016. The course is aimed at club or national racers and...

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  • Clubs galore at this year’s MCN Festival

    02 March 2016 by MCN News

    Clubs galore at this year’s MCN Festival

    Owners clubs from far and wide will be flocking to this year’s MCN Festival of Motorcycling and all are planning to have some very special bikes on display. We’ve increased the number of clubs at the...

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  • My Life in bikes; Federico Sabbioni

    02 March 2016 by MCN

    My Life in bikes; Federico Sabbioni

    ‘It’s an emotional moment seeing a bike come to life’ e’s the father of the Scrambler family, but it all started with a write-off      When did you first become interested in bikes? I...

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  • MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day seven

    01 March 2016 by Michael Guy

    MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day seven

    Tough day for team UK as South Africa extend lead   After running in the top two during the opening two days of the 2016 GS Trophy, team UK dropped to joint fourth today alongside the Central...

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  • MCN gearing up for Victory Octane launch

    01 March 2016 by Phil West, MCN Contributor

    MCN gearing up for Victory Octane launch

    MCN is getting ready for the launch of Victory’s latest addition to its performance cruiser rang – the new Octane which we’ll be testing near Daytona Beach, Florida later this week. The Octane is the...

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  • 9 Ways to ensure you never fail an MoT

    01 March 2016 by MCN

    9 Ways to ensure you never fail an MoT

    Your bike’s MoT test doesn’t have to be worse than a trip to the dentist 1. Is the chassis sweet? Inspect your bike’s chassis well in advance of the MoT date. Check for clunks, creaks, loose parts...

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  • New MCN March 2: Sportsbike of the year

    01 March 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN March 2: Sportsbike of the year

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 2: Exclusive mega-test: Sportsbike of the year KTM 1290 Super Duke GT first ride Secret KTM 800s spied Surtees...

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  • MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day six

    29 February 2016 by Michael Guy

    MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day six

    Strong performance sees team UK retain second overall! If the first day of the GS Trophy event was defined by tough special stages and a slightly compromised route due to rain, the second will be...

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  • MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day five

    28 February 2016 by Michael Guy

    MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day five

    The waiting is over. The 2016 BMW GS Trophy kicked of in style this morning with 19 teams from around the globe leaving Chiang Dao, in Thailand to head into the jungle under the glare of TV camera’s...

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  • MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day four

    27 February 2016 by Michael Guy

    MCN's BMW GS Trophy diary: Day four

    If yesterday was all about crashes, rain and man handling GS’s, today has been all about preparation for the main event with the 2016 BMW GS Trophy officially starting tomorrow.  With all the...

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  • Work for MCN

    25 February 2016 by MCN News

    Work for MCN

    Fancy a job with the world's biggest and best motorcycling media brand? We've got two incredible roles on offer... MCN BSB REPORTER If you love bike racing and want to write for a massive brand –...

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  • Whitby's Arenacross blackout at Wembley

    21 February 2016 by MCN News

    Whitby's Arenacross blackout at Wembley

    The final round of the Monster Energy Arenacross Tour takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday February 27, and will see top Brit freestyle motocross ace Dan Whitby launch himself into the...

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  • Final showdown for Arenacross at Wembley

    19 February 2016 by MCN News

    Final showdown for Arenacross at Wembley

    The 2016 Monster Energy Arenacross Tour is preparing for the climax of what has been an electrifying eleven-round series. It approaches its grand finale at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday February...

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  • Barry Sheene comes to the big screen

    15 February 2016 by Richard Newland

    Barry Sheene comes to the big screen

    Development is well underway to bring the incredible life story of the cheeky, charismatic racing legend Barry Sheene to the silver screen. Universally loved, Sheene was many things, a cockney rebel...

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