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Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

James Keen, 26 July 2010 13:30

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there.    Get a motorcycle insurance quote now We've compared insurance groups on key models across all categories to find the bikes that are the cheapest to insure compared to their rivals. For example: ...

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MCN's top sports bikes of the year 2009

James Keen, 29 May 2009 12:49

In the May 27 issue of MCN the sporty group test winners go head to head to see which sports bike is the best of the best in 2009.    Video: Watch the sports bike of the year 2009 video test The KTM RC8R, Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV4 and Triumph Daytona 675 were taken to the Isle of Man for 2000 ...

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Half-faired but twice as practical?

James Keen, 17 April 2009 15:54

Are half-faired bikes the perfect compromise? They're cheaper to insure and more comfortable than sportsbikes, plus offer better wind-protection and distance potential than naked bikes. Here's 5 of the best. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 If you want a genuine do-it-all motorcycle, half-faired could be the way to go. The best models combine all the ...

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The evolution of the Yamaha R1

James Keen, 09 April 2009 16:30

The iconic and much-loved Yamaha R1 has been thrilling UK riders since the original (and best?) was launched way back in 1998. We take a look back at how the R1 has evolved since then. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 The 2009 Yamaha R1 has impressed everyone from racers to road riders with it's grunty MotoGP ...

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Video: 1000cc superbikes test part 2 - on the road

James Keen, 17 March 2009 20:15

The 2009 Yamaha R1 blitzed the competition in our 1000cc track test last week, but how will it fair in the place that matters for most - on the road? Watch the video to find out.   Video: 1000cc track test Last week the Yamaha R1 lapped the Cartagena track over a second faster than the second place Kawasaki ZX-10R. But now it's time ...

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The evolution of the Honda Fireblade

James Keen, 13 March 2009 09:52

Since it's arrival in 1992, the flagship Honda Fireblade has continued to re-invent itself and stay at the forefront of sportsbike development. In 1992, the original Fireblade moved the goal posts by focusing on weight rather than horsepower. The competition were claiming more bhps, but the blade's 185kg weight undercut them all by at least 15kg and changed things forever. Thinking of trading in? ...

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5 of the best factory streetfighters

James Keen, 12 March 2009 13:27

Streetfighters have come a long way. What started out as a cheap way to make your crash-damaged sportsbike road legal again has evolved into a whole sub-culture and motorcycle genre. Here's some of the best factory-made streetfighters on the market.    Thanks to bikes like Triumph's Street Triple and Aprilia's Tuono, you can get the streetfighter attitude with the benefit of ...

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The peak of 1000cc lunacy for under £5k

James Keen, 29 January 2009 14:42

In a recent article in Bike magazine, tuning expert Mark Brewin argues that sportsbike development peaked in 2005. So why spend close to £10,000 on a new litre bike when you can buy one of their faster ancestors for half that? Thinking of trading up? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 Due to increased legislation governing engine emissions and noice levels, a lot of current ...

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