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Bike News (May 2016)

  • WSB on the cheap (Part 1)

    31 August 2016 by MCN

    WSB on the cheap (Part 1)

    They may not be the exotic homologation specials of old, but these bikes all boast a WSB title to their name – and they’re great value too hen World Superbike rules were tweaked to allow 1000cc...

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  • WSB on the cheap (Part 2)

    31 August 2016 by MCN

    WSB on the cheap (Part 2)

    ‘Damn, that thing still sounds good!’ hink we’d forgotten the booming and beautiful work of HRC art that is the SP-2? Double world champion Colin Edwards certainly hasn’t... The Honda SP-2 holds a...

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  • Buy a Shark – and you could meet Lorenzo

    31 May 2016 by MCN News

    Buy a Shark – and you could meet Lorenzo

    SHARK Helmets have launched a UK-wide promotion for one lucky Race-R PRO Lorenzo Replica owner to meet the man himself at the OCTO British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The prize draw winner will receive...

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  • Gallery: Bike Shed London 2016

    28 May 2016 by ped baker

    Gallery: Bike Shed London 2016

    The Bike Shed crew have pulled out all the stops for their 2016 London show. 150 of the finest custom machines you'll see anywhere just ten minutes walk from Tower bridge. Here's some of our favourite...

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  • Hondas CBR500R: Beating commuter hell

    27 May 2016 by MCN

    Hondas CBR500R: Beating commuter hell

    Honda’s brilliant middleweight twin battles London rush hour Monday May 9, 08.00: ondon is already a boiling cauldron of commuting hell.  It’s a balmy 22°c. Sticky commuters pour out of Borough...

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  • Bike Shed London 2016 kicks off this weekend

    27 May 2016 by Ped Baker

    Bike Shed London 2016 kicks off this weekend

    Bike Shed London 2016 isn't your usual custom bike event. In just short three years it's managed to cement itself as the coolest bike show this side of the Atlantic. With a mix of art, music, food,...

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  • Awesome t-shirt ideas wanted

    27 May 2016 by MCN Compare

    Awesome t-shirt ideas wanted

    Are you a fan of your one-liners, a poet and you know it or just a dab hand at drawing? We need you! MCN are on the lookout for some awesome new designs to feature on t-shirts, hoodies and mugs on our...

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  • £10million dealer development for Glasgow

    26 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    £10million dealer development for Glasgow

    Ducati Glasgow, Triumph Glasgow and West Coast Harley-Davidson will be moving into two new £10million showrooms in 2017 with building work about to begin in Glasgow. The two brand-new and...

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  • When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 5: Barry Sheene

    26 May 2016 by MCN Sport

    When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 5: Barry Sheene

    1979 Suzuki RG500 to 1980 Yamaha TZ500G arry was champion in 1976 and 1977 on a Suzuki. Then Roberts turned up and beat him on a Yamaha. The atmosphere soured, then big-time Barry played hardball...

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  • Meet two future GP champions (maybe)

    25 May 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Meet two future GP champions (maybe)

    Fancy a long-term bet on a future MotoGP winner? You could do worse than dropping a fiver on Nicolò Bulega or Kyle Ryde, two young guns with serious corner men… Nicolò Bulega If you happen to catch a...

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  • Victory Octane in dealers now

    25 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    Victory Octane in dealers now

    Victory’s new Octane cruiser is now available in dealers with a UK tour planned to show off the rest of the Victory range too. The Victory Octane was launched last year as the start of a lot of work...

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  • This isn’t your typical family holiday

    25 May 2016 by Andy Davidson

    This isn’t your typical family holiday

    Mihai, his four-year-old son Vladimir and girlfriend Oana covered 41 countries on a Ural outfit. Here’s his story... “I'm a passionate motorcyclist. I’ve been adventure riding for years; including...

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  • Video: Yamaha R1M vs F1 car

    25 May 2016 by MCN News

    Video: Yamaha R1M vs F1 car

    Is a motorcycle faster than a car? It's the age old question that car and bike enthusiasts around the world have been asking for decades, and no head-to-heads ever seem to provide a satisfactory...

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  • McGuinness reveals favourite road ride

    25 May 2016 by MCN News

    McGuinness reveals favourite road ride

    John McGuinness has revealed his favourtie rideout route to help kick off a Dunlop competition which could result in you winning a set of RoadSmart III tyres by doing the same. #DunlopRoadtrip will...

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  • Benelli go big for 2017

    25 May 2016 by Ben Purvis

    Benelli go big for 2017

    Benelli aren’t a brand you might instantly consider as an alternative to established Japanese or European rivals, but a new-model onslaught could change all that. Some of the small-capacity machines...

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  • Whatever happened to The 250 generation?

    24 May 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to The 250 generation?

    They were the biggest class of all – then they vanished. Here’s why…  hirty-four years ago, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha each offered five very different quarter-litre machines, with Suzuki just...

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  • Are you Kawasaki's ultimate fan?

    24 May 2016 by MCN News

    Are you Kawasaki's ultimate fan?

    Think your Kawasaki knowledge is unsurpassed? Take our Kawasaki quiz, and if you get the high score you could win a pillion lap with James Elliison round Silverstone during the K-World event on June...

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  • Flashback: When Hodgy called it a day

    24 May 2016 by MCN

    Flashback: When Hodgy called it a day

    In an exclusive 2010 interview with MCN, 2000 BSB champion and 2003 World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson revealed the emotional turmoil he had faced since aggravating a shoulder injury at Brands...

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  • Ride Cadwell Park with MCN

    24 May 2016 by MCN News

    Ride Cadwell Park with MCN

    MCN have once again teamed up with leading trackday company MSVT to give you the chance to ride another of the UK’s brilliant tracks. The second MCN Track Day of 2016 will take place at the beautiful...

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  • New MCN May 25: Need for cheap speed

    24 May 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN May 25: Need for cheap speed

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 25: BMW's supercharged bobber Big Benellis revealed TT latest Shakey wins on Ducati Why WSB's golden age are now...

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  • Tiny rider, impressive skills

    23 May 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Tiny rider, impressive skills

    When even the lowest seat height isn't quite enough, you have to think outside the box. This rider was filmed in traffic with a unique way of getting around his height issues when coming to a stop.

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  • Yard Built series spawns XV950 'Speed Iron'

    23 May 2016 by MCN News

    Yard Built series spawns XV950 'Speed Iron'

    Yamaha's obsession with their ever-expanding Yard Build series sees yet another bike bolster the ranks in the shape of this XV950 based ‘Speed Iron’. Built in Italy by Moto di Ferro, it was conceived...

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  • Ride to Work Week set for June 20-26

    23 May 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Ride to Work Week set for June 20-26

    Ride to Work Week, which aims to raise the profile of commuting by motorcycle or scooter and highlight the main benefits, will take place June 20-26 this year. As in previous years, riders taking part...

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  • When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 4: Toni Elias

    23 May 2016 by MCN Sport

    When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 4: Toni Elias

    2010 Moto2 Moriwaki to 2011 Honda RC212V MotoGP mpossible not to feel sorry for the Spaniard, whose once-permanent grin has finally been wiped off his face by his return to MotoGP, after a triumphant...

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