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Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way

Andy Downes, 10 July 2014 08:30

Suzuki’s new bike resurgence is set to accelerate in style in just three months’ time, as the firm unveils a naked version of its GSX-R1000 superbike. According to MCN sources in Japan, the new bike – likely to be called GSR1000 – will use a re-tuned version of the 182bhp 999cc inline four-cylinder from the GSX-R1000, and will retain a ...

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Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied

Andy Downes, 05 July 2014 11:30

This is a new BMW K1600 bagger spied testing at a top-secret test track last week and signals a new direction for the straight-six engine first seen in the K1600GT and GTL, launched in 2011. While baggers make only the smallest impact on UK or European sales charts they are huge news in the American market and BMW is the ...

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Old Wheels, New Waves

Steve Hunt, 04 July 2014 16:42

A few weeks ago, MCN rode down to the south of France for a custom motorcycle and surfing festival. We can almost hear your sighs from here, but maybe - just maybe - there's more to this scene than meets the eye. If you were to believe the under-breath mumbles of the traditional motorcycling press and paid heed to the ...

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Every TT winner at Barton Bike Night!

Simon Patterson, 01 July 2014 10:00

Thousands of bikers are set to descend upon the North Lincolnshire town of Barton tomorrow night for the annual Barton Bike Night, with organisers expecting somewhere in the region of 20,000 bikes to socialise and catch up with the stars of two wheeled sport. The list of celebrity attendees includes the winners of every single solo race at this year’s ...

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Top 10 infamous bike ads

MCN, 27 June 2014 08:30

Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore…     Life helmets | 1979Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with its campaign featuring body-painted models Tula and Diane West. The shooting of the ads was featured, revealingly, in Aussie magazine Revs while controversy was stoked four years later when Tula, ...

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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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500cc two-stroke for £60,000

MCN, 23 June 2014 16:17

If you hanker after 500cc two-strokes and have £60,000 burning a hole in your wallet then the Ronax 500 might be your ideal track bike. The Ronax, built in Germany, is powered by a two-stroke V4, producing a claimed 160bhp. Surprisingly it's road legal and even features two ignition maps. Ronax will only be making 46 bikes, so be quick!

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Monsters Inc.

MCN, 12 June 2014 11:28

If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's tills and funded the development of headline-grabbing models such as the 916. 21 years later we look at the four defining models, and highlight a few good ...

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New MCN June 4: Dunlop proves a point

Liam Marsden, 03 June 2014 10:14

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 4. TT 2014: Dunlop proves a point as records tumble  New Ducati Scrambler is a retro with a punch Best VFR models do battle Invade Europe for under £250 All available in print at your local newsagent, or on iPad and Google editions from June 4.   ...

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Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R owners needed

MCN, 29 May 2014 16:44

MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R models. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and email it to mcn.news@motorcyclenews.com along with a head and shoulder photograph of yourself. Name:Home town:Bike ...

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