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KTM RC 390 launch today

Michael Neeves, 01 September 2014 10:26

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of the eagerly awaited new KTM RC 390 in Italy today. Costing £4995 the single-cylinder 43bhp, 373.2cc machine is aimed at younger riders and can be ridden on an A2 licence from the age of 19. Its closest rivals will be the new Honda CBR300R and Kawasaki Ninja 300R, but ...

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Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

MCN, 14 August 2014 10:53

Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being squeezed out by the even-faster Z1 in ’73. But by then the H2 had cemented its place in folklore. In those pre-political correctness days, Kawasaki’s press release trumpeted: ‘The Kawasaki 750 ...

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Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions

MCN, 08 August 2014 14:41

We’ve teamed up with Riders for Health to offer one lucky reader the chance to meet their GP heroes at the fantastic Day of Champions event taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday August 28. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the entertainment zone, giving access to the stage show, live music, rider interviews, stunt shows and ...

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Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:38

A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.The ‘Didn’t See’ campaign will ...

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250cc special: Make room for a small one

Anonymous, 18 July 2014 12:23

There’s always been something special about quarter-litre sports bikes. A generation of learners grew up riding machines like Yamaha’s RD250LC, while wannabe GP riders could live-out their 250GP fantasies on bikes like Honda’s amazing grey import NSR250SP. And more recently those on the now superseded 33bhp licence restriction were set free on bikes like the CBR250R and Ninja 250. So ...

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Whitham and Lowes on bikes, battles, and the KTM Freeride

Michael Guy, 02 July 2014 11:16

Give two racers dirt bikes and a place to ride and the chances are you won’t see them for hours – or until one of them needs an ambulance. Luckily when KTM lent Sam Lowes and James Whitham a pair of Freerides, MCN grabbed one too, which meant we could get in on the conversation with two of the most ...

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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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Win four tickets to the spectacular Triumph Live!

MCN, 13 May 2014 14:37

MCN have teamed up with Triumph Motorcycles to bring a special prize to readers, with four tickets to the amazing Triumph Live up for grabs to a lucky reader. Moving to a new venue for 2014, it’s a great way to celebrate your love of motorcycling and a unique way to share your passion with all of your friends & ...

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Go off-road for £25

Andy Davidson, 25 April 2014 14:36

The Motorcycle Industry Association and leading manufacturers are again joining forces to offer another off-road experience day. A four-day mini ‘try out’ festival will be held in Bevercotes, Nottinghamshire from June 20 to 23 for novice off-roaders. Major firms such as Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha will attend with their latest bikes, gear and instructors. Places for either a ...

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MCNLive! Kicks off 2014

MCN Staff, 01 April 2014 15:57

Last weekend MCNLive! kicked off the 2014 biking season with a bang as over 4000 people joined the MCN team in the sunshine at Butlins Skegness. Highlights of the weekend included a John McGuinness chat show where he gave live commentary of a 130mph TT lap, Car v Bike Stunt Wars competition, incredible live music and the famous and hugely ...

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