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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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Video: Suzuki V-Strom takes on rivals

MCN, 23 September 2011 09:30

The new Suzuki V-Strom already impressed MCN when we rode it at the launch. The replacement of the bike's old SV650 motor with a new Gladius-derived unit, a full restyle and lashings of extra refinement moved the V-Strom up to a new level. But our test shows that, despite Suzuki's best efforts, it still falls short of the powerful, more ...

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Ride To Work day: Send us your pictures

MCN, 20 June 2011 09:34

Today is Ride to Work Day and MCN needs your images so we can print them in the paper and put up an online gallery. This picture shows the MCN staff and the bikes we rode in this morning. Send us your images to and we print them in the June 22 issue of MCN and put up as ...

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Video: BMW G650GS is a lot of bike for £5000

Steve Farrell, 10 March 2011 09:18

MCN’s world-first ride on the new BMW G650GS has shown it’s competent on and off road and novice-friendly too. The BMW has 47bhp, which from 2013 will be the new power limit for novice riders, up from 33bhp. And at £4920 plus on-the-road charges, it’s one of the cheapest big bikes you can buy, undercutting even Suzuki’s budget SV650 at ...

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10 years of the Suzuki SV650

James Keen, 24 December 2009 08:55

To mark the 10th anniversary of the legendary Suzuki SV650, we've created a page celebrating all things sv. Click the link below to check it out: 10 years of the Suzuki SV650 We've gathered up everything you could possibly need to know on the bike. Check out our 10 years of the SV650 page for a buyers guide, model history, all of our sv650 video ...

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Video: Suzuki SV650 longterm test report

Liam Marsden, 07 August 2009 17:40

MCN Junior Web Producer Liam Marsden has travelled 4000 miles on his 2005 Suzuki SV650 which he bought last September.    Here's a short video of his thoughts about the popular SV650. Read the Suzuki SV650 review Find a Suzuki SV650 for sale // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // ...

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2009 Budget naked test: Which would you buy?

James Keen, 09 February 2009 16:19

In this week's issue of MCN the latest budget naked bikes are put to the test in a road trip to Ramsgate. See how the Kawasaki ER-6n compares to the Suzuki Gladius, Yamaha XJ6 and Ducati Monster 696. Considering a trade-in? Sell your old bike with MCN for just £9.99 Get a motorcycle insurance quote for one of these models ...

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Video: Suzuki Gladius launch report

MCN, 09 February 2009 12:14

The Suzuki Gladius is entirely new from the ground up. The most significant change is the new styling, very different from the old, bland Suzuki SV650. MCN's Adam Child was impreesed at the launch of the Gadius: "It looks good in the flesh - funky, stylish and doesn’t feel budget despite the low asking price of £4500. But it’s not just a ...

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Video: Suzuki Gladius launch teaser

MCN, 24 January 2009 20:00

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is in Fuerteventura, putting the new Suzuki Gladius to the test in town and on the surrounding mountain roads.    The stylish Suzuki Gladius is the replacement for the long-running SV650. Not only is it lighter, it features a new chassis and a new engine with 10% more power and torque than the outgoing Suzuki SV650.   For the full Suzuki ...

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Video: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n vs. Suzuki SV650 vs. Ducati Monster 696

MCN, 14 January 2009 12:00

The previous Kawasaki ER-6n was a great bike and didn't need much improving, but Kawasaki has made a few tweaks. The new revised version tested here has slightly changed fuelling, a revised chassis and slightly different looks. But how does it compare to its budget rivals, the Suzuki SV650 and Ducati Monster 696? // By use of this code snippet, ...


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