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Protect your bike for less

Anonymous, 03 September 2014 13:41

If your scooter isn’t currently Datatagged, you can save yourself 35% of the cost by heading to St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4JS tomorrow (Thursday September 4) between 10am and 6pm, where your bike can be protected for just £50. The event has been organized by Westminster City Council and the Metropolitan Police Service to help in the campaign to reduce ...

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Indian Roadmaster revealed

MCN, 28 July 2014 16:01

This weekend will see Indian – America’s first motorcycle company – unveil the latest addition to their growing Chief range, a full-spec tourer named Roadmaster. Intended as the new benchmark in V-twin luxury tourers, it will make its public debut on August 2 at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, alongside a new Victory (both firms are owned by Polaris ...

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How to change your chain and sprockets

MCN, 26 June 2014 11:00

Even a beautifully maintained chain that spends its life in a shimmering coating of oil and is frequently adjusted to exact manufacturer tolerances will wear out, and it will take the sprockets with it. The chain stretches with miles, its rollers fit less snugly inside the sprocket’s teeth and cut into them, eventually turning each tooth into a pointed hook. ...

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

Adam Child, 04 December 2013 14:10

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the launch of Suzuki’s all-new V-Strom 1000 Adventure in Almeria, Spain. The new adventure bike is expected to arrive in dealers for early February 2014 at £9999, and comes with a heavily revised 1037cc V-Twin (996 previously), producing 100bhp @ 8000rpm and 76ftlb at only 4000rpm. The V-Strom is also Suzuki’s ...

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Staff Blog: F800GT - A feeling of belonging.

Steve Hunt, 07 August 2013 15:36

The grey, British skies seemed determined to quell my excited mood and, as I joined the queue for the channel tunnel, the drizzle misted across my visor and I wasn't entirely sure that a six hour sprint across France was the most sensible way in which to pop my touring cherry. The panicked security guard, running around the cafe asking ...

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Four out of five bikes unlocked

Steve Farrell, 28 June 2013 13:57

Fewer than one-in-five owners of new bikes use any physical theft deterrent such as a chain, according to a survey in London. As machines got older, higher proportions were found to be secured with a chain or disc lock. Forty-five per cent of all bike owners in the survey used some such measure. The average age of their bikes was ...

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Don't be a victim of bike theft

MCN, 23 January 2013 11:34

In November last year, MCN reported that 15 bikes were stolen within minutes in the Dorset area and were later found dumped and smashed up in a nearby ditch. Unfortunately, theft is becoming an ever increasing issue throughout the UK and the impact on the owner can be devastating. We also reported back in December that researchers have identified increasing ...

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Motorcycle theft: Don't become a statistic

MCN, 22 January 2013 10:54

Have you ever looked at the bike theft statistics for your area? Do you know what bike and manufacturer is most likely to be stolen? have produced an infographic to share that has all the data you need to make sure your bike is as secure as it can be! Don't forget to check out for the best ...

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A small tribute...

Andy Westlake, 19 January 2013 17:00

After a lifetime working as a precision engineer West Countryman Tony Haines has developed the sort of skills that most of us can only dream about; and if you’re the sort of person who struggles to operate a can opener you’ll be hard pressed to comprehend the two thousand hours of painstaking work he’s put into creating a unique 1/7th ...

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MCN quiz of the year – the answers

MCN, 07 January 2013 12:00

Have you been wracking your brains since the fiendishly tough MCN Quiz of the Year got your grey matter churning, while you simultaneously tried to pickle it with Christmas cheer? Well, the pain is over – assuming you didn’t just cheat and look to the internet for answers. Here’s the knowledge you were struggling to recall: Part I: 2012 in ...


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