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MCN Features/Articles

#1 Post by podman » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:50 pm

Bought a huge batch of old MCNs a few months back, from 1980 , to mid '85.

Ive kept anything RD500 related and thought id share them ....its been very interesting going back over some of the excitement the bike generated back in the day...Apologies the pictures are not pin sharp but there good enough to hopefully read and enjoy.

Honda had a good whinge about it from the off , as they did back then when they thought they wasnt going to win, they campaigned for a 400cc limit (for 2 strokes) in other articles.



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It wasnt a hoax this time!

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First riding impressions..March 84

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THAT race win down under..

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You can tell when Mat Oxley started writing for MCN...

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First full MCN road test.



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Steve Parrish dreaming ...

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FZ more to his liking in '85.

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The first bike to widely sell for above retail?

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Id have sold it back in 84!

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Apparently it didnt last long, fast forward a few months to October '84

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Feb 84 feature

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Possibly missed an article on a Stan Stephens tuned bike, if I find it, ill add it to the list.

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#2 Post by ns86 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Excellent podman! Thanx for posting
1986 RG500
1985 RZ500
1986 NS400 HRC
1994 NSR250sp Rothhmans
1983 NS250 p
1987 RG250 WW p
1983 RG250 p
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 Lucky Strike
1989 TZR500 Biaggi 3ma p
1984 RZV500 Rainey p

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#3 Post by lost1750GTV » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:31 pm

that's great - this summer the wife took me to an antique fair - I snagged otct 84 and july 88 issues of cycle, rz500 and gp bike articles.

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#4 Post by silverstrom » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:40 am

Good stuff podman. Thanks
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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#5 Post by busa1300 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:25 pm

I love reading that old stuff.
There was a section referring to a race kit Yamaha would sell with wheels and engine parts for the F1 spec.
Was there any pics, or listing of what all those parts consisted of?
72 GT750J
78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke
17 KTM 1290 Superduke GT

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#6 Post by podman » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:25 am

What I found is what you see Busa1300..Glad you and others enjoyed them.

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#7 Post by Dexter » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:51 pm

Hey Podman,
Brilliant read, so MCN!
I bought my RZV '87ish......and now I remember why again.
Thanks!
RZV500R....N

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