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Bike News (May 2016)

  • When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 3: John Hopkins

    22 May 2016 by MCN Sport

    When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 3: John Hopkins

    2007 Suzuki GSV-R to 2008 Kawasaki ZX-RR ohn Hopkins, once dubbed the new Kevin Schwantz, was doing well at Suzuki in 2007: four rostrums sealed fourth in the world. And he upped and left for...

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  • Vespa do the numbers

    22 May 2016 by MCN News

    Vespa do the numbers

    Ask someone to name a scooter brand, and the firm on most peoples' lips will be Vespa. The Italian marque is an absolute icon of mini-wheeled chic, and – more importantly – the current range is well...

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  • Can you afford a new Moto Guzzi?

    21 May 2016 by MCN News

    Can you afford a new Moto Guzzi?

    Moto Guzzi UK have launched an online calculator that means you can select the models which interest you, and plug in all your financials to see how affordable each model is before you rock up at your...

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  • Aprilia launch online payment calculator

    20 May 2016 by MCN News

    Aprilia launch online payment calculator

    If you don't want to suffer the embarrasment of walking into your nearest Aprilia dealer to pick your next bike, only to discover that you can't afford the payments, then salvation is at hand. Aprilia...

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  • Drudi unleashes a storm

    20 May 2016 by MCN News

    Drudi unleashes a storm

    Prolific design guru, Aldo Drudi – most famous for his phenomenal catalogue of helmet designs (including Valentino Rossi’s) – has turned his hand to creating an entire motorcycle. Dubbed the Burasca...

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  • When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 2: James Toseland

    20 May 2016 by MCN Sport

    When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 2: James Toseland

    2007 Honda CBR1000RR to 2008 Yamaha M1 he funny thing about James Toseland’s career-crunching move from World Superbikes to MotoGP is how well it started. He won his second SBK title in 2007, jumped...

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  • Connor Cummins: 'The scars are cool'

    19 May 2016 by MCN

    Connor Cummins: 'The scars are cool'

    Manx hero Conor Cummins had done a 131.123mph lap from a standing start before his fateful 2010 Senior TT smash at the Verandah. MCN caught up with the gutsy Kawasaki rider shortly before leaving...

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  • Five reasons to ride in Spain

    18 May 2016 by RiDE Magazine

    Five reasons to ride in Spain

    Like the idea of riding in the Spanish sun but not sure it’s worth the bother of getting there? It is – it really is. Here are just a few of the reasons why 1 The roads From Almeria on the south...

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  • Rossi gets his own video game

    18 May 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Rossi gets his own video game

    After 20 years in the MotoGP paddock, Valentino Rossi is set to be the star of his own video game with developer Milestone - responsible for the annual MotoGP games - focusing this year's instalment...

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  • My life in bikes: Fred MacSorley

    18 May 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: Fred MacSorley

    ‘I went over the bonnet of an off-duty policeman’s car’ NW200 ‘Flying Doctor’ on crashes, his modified Triumph and saving lives  How long have you been riding? I’ve been riding since I was a...

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  • How to change wheel bearings

    17 May 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    How to change wheel bearings

    This is a straightforward job for anyone with a basic grasp of mechanics, and can save you a few quid as well. Here’s how to do it... an you hear rumbling and grumbling coming from below? That could...

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  • MCN Festival 2016 gallery

    17 May 2016 by Ped Baker

    MCN Festival 2016 gallery

    Over 18,000 motorcyclists rolled into the Peterborough Arena at the weekend for the second MCN Festival. WSB champ and Grand Prix superstar Colin Edwards led the USA team into battle against Chris...

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  • New MCN May 18: Retro bike shootout

    17 May 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN May 18: Retro bike shootout

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 18: New 1290cc Husqvarna New BMW K1600 Bagger Electric bike vs supersport Free 20-page bike deals special Dunlop...

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  • Suzuki RGV500 tears up Coventry ring road

    16 May 2016 by MCN News

    Suzuki RGV500 tears up Coventry ring road

    Coventry's ring road was engulfed in blue smoke over the weekend as Nathan Columbi of Team Classic Suzuki let rip on Kenny Roberts Jr's championship-winning Suzuki RGV500. It wasn't an act of complete...

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  • Whatever happened to the BMF Rally?

    16 May 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to the BMF Rally?

    It was the biggest biking event in the UK so why did it suddenly finish? t was more than a show; it was an institution – a pilgrimage from all points on the UK compass to Peterborough, for a weekend...

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  • Riding Ogri's bike

    15 May 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Riding Ogri's bike

    It’s the most talked-about machine in biking. It pulls babes, it grows hairs on yer chest – it’s Ogri’s Norvin! And Olly Duke’s blagged an exclusive spin, in this vintage Bike road test from 1997. ’ve...

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  • KTM issues 1290 Super Adventure recall

    13 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    KTM issues 1290 Super Adventure recall

    KTM are recalling all 1290 Super Adventure models from 2015 and 2016 in order to check the semi-active shock and update the software. KTM has found the semi-active shock absorber of this model could...

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  • Five of the best Zeds

    13 May 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    Five of the best Zeds

    Kawasaki Zeds were the biggest, fastest, baddest inline fours of their day. 40 years on they should all be cossetted classics, but Zed aficionados continue to make them faster still hen Kawasaki’s...

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  • My Life in bikes; Ollie Brindley

    13 May 2016 by MCN

    My Life in bikes; Ollie Brindley

    ‘I was 15 and up against some of the best riders in the world’ Rising star of the flat track world talks about being a junior champion and racing against the MotoGP elite  You’re only 17 now but...

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  • BMW launches emergency eCall system

    12 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    BMW launches emergency eCall system

    BMW has launched the world’s first motorcycle emergency call system which will send an emergency call to alert the rescue services and also help locate the accident. The ‘Intelligent Emergency Call’...

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  • Grab a bargain at MCN Festival

    12 May 2016 by MCN News

    Grab a bargain at MCN Festival

    With 100 retailers at this year's MCN Festival you can be sure to find whatever you need at a bargain price to make this year your best ever year of biking. Online shopping's convenient, but you can't...

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  • When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 1: Colin Edwards

    12 May 2016 by MCN Sport

    When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 1: Colin Edwards

    2002 Honda VTR1000 SP1 SUPERBIKE TO 2003 Aprilia RS3 Cube MotoGP olin Edwards arrived in MotoGP in 2003 as reigning World Superbike Champion, his second title. He’d been riding the Honda SP1, still...

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  • Whatever happened to BSA motorcycles?

    11 May 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to BSA motorcycles?

    From guns and Spitfires to the world’s biggest bike firm to… nowhereFact file BSA (Birmingham Small Arms company limited) Born: June 1861 Last original-era machine: 1973 Claim to fame: Was once the...

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  • Kenny Roberts and the King of Spain

    11 May 2016 by Classic Bike Magazine

    Kenny Roberts and the King of Spain

    es, that is Kenny Roberts giving bunny ears to the King of Spain. Juan Carlos I was king for nearly 40 years before he abdicated this summer. Modest and popular, throughout his reign the now...

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  • Yamaha Darkside party at MCN Festival

    11 May 2016 by MCN News

    Yamaha Darkside party at MCN Festival

    The Yamaha MT-10 gets its official UK launch this Friday night at the Darkside PArty - free to camping ticket holders at the MCN Festival. The event will mark the first time the new R1-powered naked...

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  • Will you be buying a Yamaha MT-10?

    10 May 2016 by MCN News

    Will you be buying a Yamaha MT-10?

    The MT-10, Yamaha's R1-powered naked bike (that's definitely not just a naked R1 according to Yamaha) has been launched to the world's press and will be available to buy in the UK in June. The new...

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  • Foggy: My five greatest moments

    10 May 2016 by MCN

    Foggy: My five greatest moments

    We gave Foggy two days to come up with a list of pivotal moments from his incredible career. It was a tall order f all the hundreds of race wins, multiple World Superbike titles, money, fame and...

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