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MCN

22nd May 2019

Launched in 1955, MCN has been bringing its readers exclusive news stories about bikes for 60 years. Every week, MCN’s team of expert test riders & journalists will: • Review new and used motorcycles • Help bikers make the very best buying decisions • Provide the latest MotoGP and Superbikes news MCN is also famous for its unrivalled motorcycle sport news and insight. From the white-knuckle world of MotoGP to the elbow-clashing action of World Superbikes and British Superbikes, MCN gives the inside story. There are also thousands of motorcycles for sale in MCN. So if you’re thinking about buying a new machine there’s almost definitely a fantastic bargain waiting to be snapped up!

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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‘it’s the best and worst all rolled into one’

The 90th running of the North West 200 was as much a battle with the elements and random inexplicable acts as it was a battle to the flag when the racing got underway. Between rain, helicopters cutting power lines, and Black Hill resembling black ice, it would have been easy for everyone to simply pack up and go home.But the team behind the NW200, and the riders themselves, have such dogged determination to race that seven out of eight races ran, and while not everyone stayed upright, at least everyone made it home. Dig into our coverage on p70-73.And now the road racing circus moves to the most famous race of all – the Isle of Man TT. We’ve put together our most in-depth TT Preview ever – and…

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honouring the tt’s firstlady

An event is being held to celebrate the life of Beryl Swain – the first woman to race solo at the Isle of Man TT. Swain made the headlines back in 1962 when she entered the 50cc race on an Itom, ultimately finishing 22nd despite her bike suffering a mechanical problem.Her performance caused such an upset in the male-dominated world, that her licence was revoked to prevent her from competing again.Incredibly, the resulting ban on female competitors lasted until 1978, when Hilary Musson competed in the Formula 2 on a Yamaha.To mark Swain’s achievements an exhibition is being held in her home town of Walthamstow as part of the E17 Art Trail. The ‘Need for Speed’ exhibition, which has been curated by Kirstin Sibley and designed by Rachel Gomes,…

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electric commuter for under £4k

Britain’s best-selling electric bike company, SuperSoco, have unveiled their most powerful bike to date – the TC Max. It’s viewed as the electric equivalent of a 125cc scooter with its 72 volt lithium ion battery giving a top speed of 60mph and a range of 80 miles. Better yet, the battery is removable for easy charging and it takes just four and a half hours to charge fully.Unlike many electric bikes on the market, Super Soco’s range is aimed at commuters so are very well priced. The TC Max costs just £3999 with the £1500 government grant applied at the point of sale. Existing models can be had for as little as £2099, which helps explain why the company has dominated the UK’s small electric bike market since 2017…

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tryatenere700 this summer

• ‘It’s one of the most important bikes of 2019’ Yamaha have announced two accessory packs for its easgerly-anticpated new Ténéré 700 as well as a summer demo tour ahead of the bike’s world launch next week.In a move that acknowledges owners may use their 700 in different ways, you can now order an Explorer Pack, which includes 72 litres of extra storage from lockable aluminium side cases, a centre stand, a 33% thicker skidplate and a mono seat rack for even more carrying capacity.For those with big off-roading plans, the Rally Pack comprises: a taller, one-piece rally seat, an Akrapovič slip-on can, chain guard, radiator protector, number plate holder, LED indicators and a protective tank pad.In addition, Yamaha are putting on a demo tour across Europe with the…

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‘ago’ ridesagainat thett

Legendary Italian grand prix and TT star Giacomo Agostini will ride a parade lap at this year’s 2019 Classic TT aboard a 1976 350cc MV Agusta ‘Quattro Cilindri’. Now 76, the 15-time champ is to return to the IoM (PACEMAKER PRESS INTL)The 15-time world champion will lead a procession of bikes around the 37.73-mile course on Monday, August 26, as part of the Classic Racer Magazine Classic TT Lap of Honour. He’ll also appear at the Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s Festival at Jurby the day before, as well as the RST Classic TT Heroes dinner that evening.‘Ago’ enjoyed the vast majority of his success with MV, winning both the 500cc and 350cc championships seven times in succession aboard the Italian four-strokes notching up 62 500cc and 48 350cc…

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‘you’ll improve your skills on ace roads’

Iron Butt: photos or it didn’t happen... Friendly competition is guaranteed Another long weekend beckons, and for many of us it’ll mean an extra day of riding fun: either a short hop to the coast, a blast through the Peak District or maybe even a night away on foreign shores.But a small, devoted army of high-mile riders will test their riding ability, route planning skills and seat padding.At 5am on Saturday, along with riders from across the UK and Europe, Iron Butt Association UK President, rally organiser and #Ride5000Mile Facebook member, Philip Weston, will take part in the annual Brit Butt Rally.Over the next 40 hours, riders could clock up 1200 miles as they tour the UK, taking photos as they go, to show where they’ve ridden.…

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