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Staff Blog: It’s a Family Affair!!

Alison Silcox, 17 June 2013 07:54

  After four and a half long years my other half and I went for our first ride out together over the weekend. Mark was involved in a start-line crash at Brands Hatch when racing his Suzuki SV650 in the Bemsee Minitwin championship. He had a shopping list of injuries and the main one that has impacted his ability to ...

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Used Buying Guide: Fazers set to Stun

Jon Urry, 30 March 2013 09:00

Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Yamaha’s Fazer range of bikes managed to catch the wave of two-wheeled popularity perfectly. More and more new riders were looking to get onto bikes and they were in the market for a cost effective commuter that delivered frugal motoring with comfort and style included in the package. The Fazer 600 was the ...

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Suzuki Bandit and SV650 Owners Needed!

Anonymous, 15 March 2013 09:44

MCN is looking for Suzuki Bandit and SV650 owners for an upcoming feature! We need Suzuki SV650S or naked N both old and new style (tubular and pointy frame) Suzuki Gladius ownsers, as well as Bandit owners, old air/oil cooled 1200/1250 and 600/650 as well as water-cooled 650/1250 versions. Just fill out the questionaire below and email it with a head ...

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My third SV650

David Parsons, 11 March 2013 18:18

I love my SV! It's the thrid SV I've owned. I bought a new 2000 SV (the curvy model) and fell in love with the bike's power and handling. Then I bought a used 2003 with 1600 miles on the clock and fell in love with the fuel injection. This is my third - it's a 2003 to which I've ...

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New BMW F800GT first ride

MCN, 08 March 2013 13:19

BMW’s new middleweight tourer, the F800GT, is currently being put through its paces for the first time by MCN’s Andy Downes. These are his first impressions: “We’ve done around 100 miles so far through Hertfordshire and into Suffolk on mostly wet and slimy roads but the new BMW is proving perfect for the conditions. It has ABS as standard and ...

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Bike Chooser: Sporty bargain for a new rider

MCN, 01 March 2013 09:58

"I passed my test just before the new law came in and I want to buy a 600cc sports bike. I was hoping for something around year 2000 and not spending anymore than £1600-1800 on it." KevyL, MCN forums The one to buy: Suzuki SV650S, £1100-£4695 The SV650 is the kind of bike you can learn to ride on but ...

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DSA releases list of ‘A2’ bikes

Steve Farrell, 11 January 2013 16:30

The DSA has released a list of machines officially recognised as suitable for the new ‘A2’ motorcycle test. From January 19, all new riders under 24 will have to spend time restricted to 47bhp with an A2 motorcycle licence before graduating to unrestricted machines. The new rules are explained in a DSA video below. The DSA stressed that its list of ...

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Theft gang jailed

Steve Farrell, 07 September 2012 16:44

A gang who stole high-value motorcycles in a string of burglaries has been jailed for a total of over 20 years. Seven men who targeted bike owners in affluent residential areas of Berkshire, Middlesex and Surrey were jailed for between six months and five years at Reading Crown Court. Another three were given suspended jail terms and a fourth has ...

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Middleweight super twins tested

Adam Child, 26 July 2012 14:10

Going by the sales figures, new supersport 600s today are about as appealing as an ‘internal inspection’ at Terminal 5 – a far, far cry from the sales topping stats of bikes like the CBR600F in the 1990s. The quest for track and race success has resulted, so the theory goes, in bikes which are too extreme as road bikes ...

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Suzuki SV650 Trail concept

Oberdan Bezzi, 11 June 2012 08:58

Here's my concept of a retro-inspired trail bike based on the SV650 engine. The dual sport that everyone wants!


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