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Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - First impressions

James Keen, 26 April 2010 10:18

My gleaming new GSX-R600 turned up at the office at 2.50pm on Friday and by 3 I was on the way up to Skegness for the MCN Live! weekend.  I'd volunteered to help marshall the MCN ride out on Saturday and it was the perfect way to put the first couple of hundred miles on the new bike. It got quite ...

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Can't wait for an FZ8? Top used alternatives for under 4k

James Keen, 21 April 2010 09:52

Is 800 the new 600 in the world of middleweight all-rounders? BMW has the F800R, Aprilia has the Mana and now Ducati and Yamaha are both joining the fray with the Monster 796 and FZ8.      Yamaha FZ8 world first ride Browse over 10,000 bikes for sale       The new FZ8 will cost £7920 and the half-faired FZ8 Fazer will be a grand more. ...

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Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - The neighbours won't be happy...

James Keen, 19 April 2010 15:41

I had the day off today so I decided to get my new Mivv X-Cone fitted to my Hornet 600. It was a pretty simple job to swap out the bulky standard can for the new almost retro-looking cone shaped Mivv. My only real problem (besides lack of proper tools and my own cack-handedness) was with the original silencer clamp, which was so ...

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New MCN April 14: World exclusive Norton Commando v Triumph Bonneville test

James Keen, 13 April 2010 09:18

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale April 14, we have a world exclusive first Norton Commando v Triumph Bonneville test on UK roads. Exclusive spy shots prove MV Agusta's new middleweight is a triple and we have 4 pages of info including a tech analysis from Kevin Ash.  Plus we know the new Suzuki GSX1250F is cheap at £6999, but is it as ...

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Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

James Keen, 24 March 2010 15:50

Here at MCN we get the chance to ride a lot of crisp new bikes fresh from the manufacturer, so in comparison my Hornet seems a bit old and tired. For that reason my mission for this year is to get it feeling sharp again. Find a Honda Hornet for sale Read the Honda Hornet 600 review The first thing ...

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Test ride a Yamaha and win an R1

James Keen, 11 March 2010 10:26

Yamaha dealers are giving riders a chance to try a whole host of Yamaha motorcycles and scooters and win a new Yamaha R1 in the process. Click here for more info Complete a feedback form on the bike you test and Yamaha will send you a free T-Shirt celebrating their 3 world championships plus a DVD showing all the great races of 2009.     Each ...

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Video: Crusty demon sets new Harley long jump record

James Keen, 02 March 2010 12:53

Stunt monkey & Crusty Demons star Seth Enslow set the new Harley-Davidson long jump record in Sydney, Australia today. Read the Harley-Davidson XR1200R review Browse XR1200s for sale The American jumped his mildly modded Harley XR1200 a distance of 56 metres to secure the world record. He even completed the jump twice, because some of the press missed it the first time ...

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Video: Heroic pillion rider risks life to prevent train crash

James Keen, 11 February 2010 14:26

A heroic pillion rider risks his life to prevent a train crash in Argentina. The unidentified man was waiting on the back of his friend's motorcycle at a railway crossing when a van stalled halfway across the tracks. He then jumped off the bike, pushed the van out of the way and only just missed being hit by a train in the process. Watch ...

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What the Triumph Street Triple R should have been?

James Keen, 27 January 2010 11:18

MCN reader Tony Hartfield used to own a Triumph Street Triple R, but he found it a bit lacking in certain areas. So he decided to build his own version, based on a new 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. Find a Street Triple for sale The result is a Street Triple R with a kick because it's powered by a full-on 126bhp ...

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Win a trip to Paris at your local Honda dealer

James Keen, 18 January 2010 17:21

Visit a Honda motorcycle dealership on Valentine’s weekend for the ‘Start Something Special’ launch of their 2010 range and you could win one of six romantic weekends in Paris. Visit the Honda VFR1200 launch centre To enter the competition, simply pop by your local Honda dealer on Valentine's weekend and ask for your free prize draw postcard.    The Valentine’s weekend event will ...


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