Royal touch at Motorcycle Live

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Bike mad His Royal Highness Prince William visited Motorcycle Live today, as he dropped into the show at Birmingham’s NEC for a look at some of the 2014 bikes on offer, as well as visiting a number of British manufacturers. The Duke of Cambridge, having been greeted by Paul Thandi, deputy to the Lord Lieutenant …

New Hesketh 24 revealed

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This is the first new model from British firm Hesketh Motorcycles, which will be available in a limited run of 24 examples when it goes on sale in February 2014. The brand was recently bought by Paul Sleeman and the Hesketh 24 is a 1950cc 56-degree V-twin with 120bhp. A company statement says: “Taking inspiration …

BMW S1000R launch today

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MCN is at the world launch of BMW’s new £9990 S1000R super naked in Mallorca today. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is a naked version of the German firm’s fire-breathing, race-ready S1000RR. It has the same 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, but power is trimmed to 160hp @ 11,000rpm and …

Video: Metzeler Sportec M7 RR exclusive test

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Metzeler’s new Sportec M7 RR is the replacement for the firm’s out-going Sportec M5 Interact sports tyre. In our world exclusive test, we get to put the tyres through their paces around the Pergusa circuit in Sicily. We also compare it to the new Dunlop Sportsmart 2, one of its latest competitors. brightcove.createExperiences(); …read more …

Supersport 400 owners needed

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MCN is on the hunt for owners of supersport 400s. Specifically we’re looking for current owners of the Honda CBR400RR, Kawasaki ZXR400 and Honda VFR400R NC30/NC35. We’ll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and …