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Bike News (May 2017)

  • Take a break at the Green Welly Stop

    11 May 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Take a break at the Green Welly Stop

    To the north of the Trossachs, at the southern edge of Rannoch Moor, lies the small Scottish village of Tyndrum, a remote hamlet whose location at the junction of the A82 and A85 puts it firmly on the...

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  • Ride with Chris Walker this weekend

    11 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Ride with Chris Walker this weekend

    So, if you haven’t already heard, the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling is this weekend and Chris ‘the Stalker’ Walker will be taking to the dirt oval of the Peterborough Area for the bonkers...

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  • Routes to the MCN Festival #ride5000miles

    11 May 2017 by MCN News

    Routes to the MCN Festival #ride5000miles

    The riding season is almost in full swing now, and what better way to celebrate than with a ride to the 2017 Carole Nash Festival of Motorcycle at Peterborough Arena, May 13-14. But don't jst get on...

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  • This K100 is a real Titan #ThrowbackThursday

    11 May 2017 by James Archibald

    This K100 is a real Titan #ThrowbackThursday

    Everyone loves a bit of a #ThrowbackThursday...Spotted towards the end of 2016 we decided to have a look back at this BMW K100 Xaver. With a diverse portfolio of motorcycle builds, Michael and Tom...

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  • Suzuki sales rise 43% in India

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Suzuki sales rise 43% in India

    Suzuki saw a huge sales increase in India last month, improving by a whopping 43% compared to April 2016, at a time when the global motorcycle market is showing few signs of growth. Suzuki sold 36,289...

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  • Possible return for Motad exhausts?

    10 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Possible return for Motad exhausts?

    British exhaust manufacturer Motad may have been given a lifeline following the closure of the company in March. The administrators are currently in talks with a potential buyer, which means...

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  • Speedway comes to MCN Festival!

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Speedway comes to MCN Festival!

    This year's Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling includes an official round of the UK Speedway Championships for the first time, as Peterborough Panthers host Newcastle Diamonds and the round is...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    Bikes for saleIf you’re after a sporty 600 that doesn’t cost silly money for the summer, then you should check out this GSX-R600, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “We have an excellent condition K6 in...

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  • Thieves target motorcycle dealers

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Thieves target motorcycle dealers

    Thieves have targeted four separate motorcycle dealerships in recent weeks, including Ducati Manchester and Balderstons BMW in Peterborough. Five thieves struck at Ducati Manchester in the early hours...

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  • DirtQuake poised for TV series stardom

    10 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    DirtQuake poised for TV series stardom

    DirtQuake – the alternative motorcycling festival that encourages a diverse blend of bike fans, dirt racers, millennials, grease monkeys, celebrities, custom shop designers, speed freaks and weekend...

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  • Ace Cafe Orlando opens next week!

    09 May 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    Ace Cafe Orlando opens next week!

    The Ace Café has been a stalwart of the biker scene in the UK for almost 80 years and now its hopped across the pond as Ace Café USA opens in Orlando next week. The American café has even had a clock...

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  • Three Sisters circuit closure

    09 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Three Sisters circuit closure

    The Three Sisters race circuit in the North West has closed with immediate effect after its operators, The Racing School, went into liquidation last week. The leaseholders, Motor Circuit Management...

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  • BrakeFree promises to boost your visibility

    09 May 2017 by MCN News

    BrakeFree promises to boost your visibility

    New LED light system BrakeFree is claimed to be the first high visibility accessory for motorcycle helmets with wireless brake detection technology and it promises to boost your visibility, with...

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  • Indian goes Krazy at the MCN Festival

    09 May 2017 by Ped Baker

    Indian goes Krazy at the MCN Festival

    Indian Motorcycles have teamed up with Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds to build a fleet of SIX Super Hooligan Scout race bikes for this weekends Carole nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. TOP...

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  • Rider pleads guilty to riding at 135mph

    09 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Rider pleads guilty to riding at 135mph

    A rider has been banned from driving for 20 months and sentenced to 200-hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to riding at a speed of 135mph on May 30 of last year. Offshore oil worker, Louis Rozier...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple

    09 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2010 Triumph Street Triple.  Seller says “2010 (10) Triumph Street Triple 675. Comes with Owners Manual and Service book, R and G crash bungs, Arrow...

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  • Honda produce their one millionth SH scooter

    09 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda produce their one millionth SH scooter

    Honda's Atessa factory, founded in the Abruzzo region of Italy in 1971, has reached an impressive milestone, having produced one million SH scooters. That's an impressive number in itself, but...

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  • Something to ward-off bike thieves?

    08 May 2017 by MCN News

    Something to ward-off bike thieves?

    So, you might be looking for something to spruce-up your wardrobe and what better way than with one of these fantastic t-shirts?  Bike thieves will be shot t-shirt (James May needs one of...

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  • No licence? No problem at the MCN Festival!

    08 May 2017 by Ped Baker

    No licence? No problem at the MCN Festival!

    The biggest motorcycle test fleet in the UK will descend on the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling at Peterborough next weekend (May 13-14). With over 100 different models available to try from...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 696

    08 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 696

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2009 Ducati Monster 696.  Seller says “One lady owner. Full JHP Ducati Coventry service history, documenting the extraordinarily low mileage (301 miles). Tasteful...

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  • Would you ride a hybrid motorcycle?

    08 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Would you ride a hybrid motorcycle?

    Think of hybrid technology and you're mind, like mine, probably thinks of cars, specifically boring cars like the Toyota Prius, but a French company think hybrid technology could be used to great...

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  • Carole Nash MCN Festival map

    07 May 2017 by MCN News

    Carole Nash MCN Festival map

    It’s nearly time for the MCN Festival of Motorcycling to light up the Peterborough Arena. Bigger and better than ever before, on May 13-14 the East of England showground will come alive as we come...

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  • The Sunday Social with Paralympian Jody Cundy

    07 May 2017 by Maria Vallahis

    The Sunday Social with Paralympian Jody Cundy

    What better way to spend a Sunday than for MCN to sit down with a fellow biker for a chinwag about life and bikes, of course. This week we caught up with Paralympian, seven-time gold medallist for...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    07 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    Bikes for saleFancy something a little different? Check out this KTM RC8, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This KTM RC8 is presented in excellent condition throughout and has been very well looked...

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  • Riding clinic: Become a motorway master

    06 May 2017 by Adam Child

    Riding clinic: Become a motorway master

    Keep your distance As your speed increases so should the distance between you and other traffic. At 60mph your braking distance is going to be around 70 metres, depending on the bike. If you’re riding...

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  • Festival camping guide #ride5000miles

    06 May 2017 by MCN News

    Festival camping guide #ride5000miles

    Camping at a bike festival is not about making it harder or a survival test. It’s about making the whole event easier and better. It’s about enjoying the full experience. Get some decent kit (see...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW K1200R

    06 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW K1200R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2007 BMW K1200R.  Seller says “Anti-theft alarm. Cockpit fairing. Electronic Suspension Adjustment. Heated Grips. Integral ABS. Lovely example of this popular...

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  • James May: "Kill bike thieves"

    05 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    James May: "Kill bike thieves"

    Former host of Top Gear and motorcycle nut James May has come up with a solution to the problem of motorcycle thefts. Kill all bike thieves. May made the suggestion in an article on DriveTribe, where...

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