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Mas­sive range of clubs and bikes now con­firmed for the Peter­bor­ough event

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By Ben Purvis

On May 14 the big­gest out­door mo­tor­cy­cling event in the UK kicks off in Peter­bor­ough. Not only does the MCN Fes­ti­val boast a huge range of 2016 test bikes from the likes of BMW, In­dian, KTM, Suzuki, Tri­umph and Yamaha, there’s also some in­cred­i­ble live ac­tion in­clud­ing a full round of the DTRA Flat track cham­pi­onships, a clas­sic pa­rade, sprint demo, stunt rid­ing and loads more!

We’ve also ramped up the num­ber club stands. From sin­gle make clubs such as the Du­cati, Tri­umph, Kawasaki and Honda to the small and lo­cal East Northants Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Club the area will be packed with great bikes.

TICK­ETS ARE CHEAPER THAN 2015

Ad­vance day tick­ets are just £15 That’s £4 cheaper than the stan­dard ad­vance ticket price in 2015. Come with a few mates and book a group of six or more and the ticket price drops to just £12.50 per per­son.

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Want to make a week­end of it? Camp­ing is avail­able on both Fri­day and Satur­day night and pack­ages start at just £30 per per­son if you book as a group of four or more. A stan­dard camp­ing ticket is £35 per per­son.

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Honda look al­most cer­tain to swell the grow­ing ranks of three-wheeled mo­tor­cy­cles em­a­nat­ing from ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers, as they try to in­crease the breadth of ap­peal – and ac­ces­si­bil­ity – of bike-based ve­hi­cles.

Ig­nore the out­landish body­work on this Honda Ne­ow­ing con­cept, un­der­neath is se­ri­ous engi­neer­ing and this lean­ing three-wheeler has joined an ever-in­creas­ing num­ber of Honda con­cepts for three wheelers spread across the range.

Aimed at blend­ing the cor­ner­ing feel and sporty ride of a large-sized mo­tor­cy­cle with the low-speed sta- bil­ity of a four-wheeler, the con­cept claims to boast a hy­brid sys­tem that com­bines a hor­i­zon­tally op­posed four­cylin­der en­gine with elec­tric mo­tors to gen­er­ate plen­ti­ful torque for pow­er­ful ac­cel­er­a­tion.

MCN re­cently re­vealed Honda’s plans for a sim­i­larly highly ad­vanced new Gold Wing – also with hy­brid en­gine tech­nol­ogy – which is not far from pro­duc­tion, and while the Ne­ow­ing con­cept has given us a glimpse of some of the Gold Wing’s tech­nol­ogy it also ap­pears to show a se­ri­ous in­ten­tion to make a lean­ing, three-wheeled de­riv­a­tive of the next-gen Wing.

Putting aside the wild body­work – at least the front and rear sec­tions – there’s a ma­chine un­der­neath that’s far more

Su­per-cool Vit­pilen street bikes will be com­ing to a dealer near you in 2017 Be­neath its futuristic looks is a hy­brid en­gine sys­tem, trans­mis­sion and chas­sis that’s fully re­solved

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