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2012 KTM Duke 690 first ride: Duke for the masses

Michael Guy, 22 December 2011 11:27

KTM’s 2012 690 Duke isn’t just an evolution of the hard core Duke - it’s a complete revolution: an all-new bike - 90% new in fact, with just 10% of its components shared with its predecessor. The biggest surprise is in the looks department. Gone is the hard-edged supermotard appearance and in its place a more regular-looking naked bike albeit ...

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Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - The continent-trotter

Michael Guy, 08 December 2011 13:16

The wheels of the big Yamaha Super Tenere have barely stopped turning. It’s been into France, Belgium and Germany for the Nurburgring WSB round followed by a jaunt down to Magny Cours for another WSB race. In between I’ve been to the depths of Devon to Dartmouth and it also got me to Snetterton for a track day, and that’s ...

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2012 KTM Duke 690 world first test

Michael Guy, 07 December 2011 10:19

MCN’s Michael Guy is in Gran Canaria testing KTM’s all new 2012 KTM Duke 690. "First impressions of the bike is how different it looks to its predecessor. It’s still an aggressive looking bike with seriously sharp styling, but its no where near as radical as it was before – think cool looking naked bike rather than full on Supermoto." ...

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Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - Here we go again

Michael Guy, 26 September 2011 11:44

Having clocked 4500 miles on the big Super Tenere so far this year, life is good. It's not the sharpest-handling or most exciting big adventure bike out there, but as an all-round package it's certainly grown on me. The chassis is incredibly well balanced and combined, the engine civilised, it's comfortable and easy to ride, which is ultimately what a ...

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Video: MCN Adventure - MCN takes on Morocco

Michael Guy, 24 August 2011 12:07

Over the past 10 years Morocco has become a Mecca for adventure motorcycling. Just 20 miles from mainland Europe, it's cheap and accessible - a spectacular, ever changing country waiting to be explored. There's no doubt that rides throughout Europe are rewarding, but the moment you leave Gibraltar and head across the Mediterranean the trip takes on a new meaning. Morocco ...

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MCN Adventure – Top tips from Simon Pavey

Michael Guy, 22 August 2011 09:15

You never know what’s round the corner on any adventure ride, so to make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality MCN spent a day with Dakar legend Simon Pavey to get his top tips. From how to cross a river, tackle steep hills, the tools to take, to the bits of kit Pavey wouldn’t leave home without, see the new ...

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How to choose an Adventure bike

Michael Guy, 19 August 2011 12:36

While the iconic bike of Adventure travel remains the capable BMW 1200GS, it’s not your only choice of bike when it comes to embarking on an Adventure. Over the last 20 years the challenge of riding to far flung places by bike has captured the imagination of thousands of adventurers.  The choice of bike varies dramatically from mopeds through to ...

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New MCN Adventure

Michael Guy, 18 August 2011 09:34

Next week’s MCN, on sale 24 August, comes with a free 48 page magazine – MCN Adventure. We’ve brought together tales of epic adventure rides, unearthed the facts about bikes to use and spent time with adventure experts to find out how to plan a trip, tools to take, products to use and riding tips. This is just a selection ...

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Win a dream track day with Crutchlow, Toseland and Redding

Michael Guy, 09 August 2011 15:10

Bennetts, bike insurance specialist, are offering 80 competition winners a complimentary place at the incredible ‘Ultimate Track Day’ alongside MotoGP and WSB stars Cal Crutchlow, James Toseland and Scott Redding. The track day takes place at the recently revamped Snetterton circuit in Norfolk on 27th September 2011. The first five randomly drawn entries will be upgraded to enjoy a host of ...

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Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere: Saddling up the beast

Michael Guy, 29 July 2011 12:58

With a few big trips planned in the next couple of months it was time to get the Super Tenere ready for action. I'm heading to the Nurburgring at the start of September for the World Superbike round and because I'm going to be working I've got plenty of kit to take with me. With adventure bike riding big business ...

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