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  • Norton lands £4m government backing

    Yesterday 12:17 by Steve Hunt

    Norton lands £4m government backing

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today announced a deal that will see a UK Government-backed £4million development fund made available for Norton Motorcycles to increase investment in...

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  • New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

    Yesterday 09:38 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 29: New Africa Twin: All the details! Yamaha's Retro MT-07 Bradley Wins Suzuka Dunlop Strikes Back! MotoGP...

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  • Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

    27 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

    Brit Steve Bland has set the UK’s ‘Fastest Nitrous Motorcycle’ record on his 1400cc Suzuki Hayabusa…which he also rides on the road. Blasting to a top speed of 219.5mph, from a standing start over...

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  • Video: Acceleration super-test

    25 July 2015 by MCN

    Video: Acceleration super-test

    Ever since the ancients worked out how to strap something round to an axle, the division between four and two wheels has been raging. We all know which we prefer to get our kicks on, but still the...

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  • Video: Yamaha R1 long-term report

    24 July 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Yamaha R1 long-term report

    Our Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has covered roughly 3000 miles on his long-term 2015 Yamaha R1 since it arrived earlier in the year. What does he think to the bike after a few track days and...

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  • Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

    24 July 2015 by Charlie Lester

    Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

    Just two months ago the Imps Motorcycle Display Team was in serious trouble. The volunteer-run charity, which teaches superb motorbike skills to disadvantaged kids, was desperately raising funds to...

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  • Bike of the Day: MV Agusta Brutale 910R

    24 July 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: MV Agusta Brutale 910R

    Bikes for saleIf you have a few extra coins in your pocket and crave attention more than an X-Factor finalist then this Brutale is the way to go. Italian bikes don't come much more exotic than those with an MV...

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  • Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

    24 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

    Japanese giant finally reveals official details of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin After months of teasing and years of rumour surrounding a new Honda Africa Twin, Honda have finally taken the wraps...

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  • Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

    23 July 2015 by MCN News

    Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

    You only have a few days left to get your entry in for the MCN/Carole Nash Moto Foto competition. So make it snappy and you could walk away with some stunning prizes. With cash and Nikon goodies up...

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  • Win top prizes with MCN

    23 July 2015 by MCN News

    Win top prizes with MCN

    Win ItWant to get your hands on some top biking goodies for free? It's easy, just register here. There are bags of prizes to win; here are our picks of the bunch. Oxford Oximiser, £49.99 Hook it up to your...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

    23 July 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

    Bikes for saleThere's a reason Honda are bringing back the Africa Twin next year - it's special. This one's only done 19,000 miles, which is incredibly low for a bike built for covering distance. Click here.

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  • Victory TT race bike ridden

    23 July 2015 by Adam Child

    Victory TT race bike ridden

    I was on the start line for the inaugural TT Zero race back in 2009 and, like many others, I wrongly sniggered at some of the prototype bikes. Rob Barber won the race with an average lap speed of...

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  • Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

    23 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

    Honda is set to release full details and photos of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin later this week but before they’ve had a chance to do that this video appears to have leaked a little early. The...

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  • Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

    22 July 2015 by MCN

    Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

    The £41,000 Kawasaki H2R is the fastest production bike available producing 249bhp (tested). Lined-up at its side is the UK's fastest Mercedes-AMG C63, with over £30,000 worth of modifications. Check...

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  • GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    Yamaha have revealed an all-new addition to their Sport Heritage range, the XSR700, which tips its hat the iconic XS650. Take a closer look... XSR700 Highlights Two-texture leather seat Aluminium...

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  • KTM offers electric off-road experience

    22 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    KTM offers electric off-road experience

    KTM is offering the first chance for a day in the dirt powered exclusively by the battery-powered Freeride-E. The event will take place E-Scape's track at Nantmawr Quarry, Oswestry on August 8,...

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  • Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    Yamaha’s Sport Heritage family has spawned another member in the shape of this retrosexual new street roadster. Visually, the new XSR700 – the name pays homage to the XS650 – delivers a rather...

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  • What’s your attitude to security?

    22 July 2015 by Andy Davidson

    What’s your attitude to security?

    Metropolitan Police launch a major blitz on rising bike crime by encouraging owners to lock and Datatag their bikes. Theft experts say that 80% of bikes stolen had no security fitted. What’s your...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer

    22 July 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer

    Bikes for saleNever the naked R1 suggested by the hype, but always a super-rapid distance bike. 14,000 miles is nothing for one of these, which looks well cared for. Thumb in picture not included in sale! Click...

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  • Video: Husqvarna TE449 vs Bowler EXR

    21 July 2015 by MCN

    Video: Husqvarna TE449 vs Bowler EXR

    A 450cc single-cylinder Dakar bike doesn't have a chance against a five litre V8, does it? Check back soon for the full video on www.motorcyclenews.com and read all the results and analysis from the...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia RSV1000R

    21 July 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia RSV1000R

    Bikes for saleIf you've got the coconuts, the RSV1000R could be the one for you. A tricky bike to keep tame on the road but is utterly brilliant on track, this bike is not for the faint-hearted or...

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  • New MCN July 22: Acceleration super-test

    21 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 22: Acceleration super-test

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 22: How fast? 10 brilliant bikes in the ultimate high-speed showdown Plans for new radical Honda Fireblade Do...

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  • Return of the Suzuki Bandit 1250S

    21 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Return of the Suzuki Bandit 1250S

    Suzuki’s evergreen Bandit 1250S returns to our dealerships for the first time since 2012. It was dropped from Suzuki’s UK range in 2012 (but kept going in Europe), but now it’s back - exactly the same...

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  • Triumph auction Jurassic Scrambler

    20 July 2015 by MCN News

    Triumph auction Jurassic Scrambler

    This Thursday will see Triumph Motorcycles auction the Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt in the global summer blockbuster Jurassic World. The bespoke bike, featured racing alongside Raptors...

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  • Bike of the Day : Kawasaki ZZR1200

    20 July 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day : Kawasaki ZZR1200

    Bikes for saleOften lost in the middle of the 1100 and 1400 ZZRs, the 12 makes a lovely tourer. And this 28,000-miler comers with panniers, tankbag and Garmin sat-nav thrown in. Summer sorted. Click here. 

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  • Guy Martin Shakes Dirt Quake

    20 July 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Guy Martin Shakes Dirt Quake

    If you're the kind of person who enjoys watching grown men and women circling around a speedway track on Yamaha R1's whilst dressed as ballerinas - all to the accompaniment of  ‘classic’ 1970’s...

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  • Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

    17 July 2015 by James Archibald

    Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

    The new Zec00 is the wet dream of a child’s sci-fi fantasy. Unlike most electric motorcycle ideas, the Zec00 is using a motor from California’s Zero Motorcycles, with proven technology that is readily...

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  • Honda RC213V-S: Have you ordered one yet?

    17 July 2015 by MCN News

    Honda RC213V-S: Have you ordered one yet?

    The order book is now open for Honda's MotoGP bike for the road, the RC213V-S. To purchase an RC213V-S you have to complete an order entry form on the exclusive RC213V-S website. Once...

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