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  • 7 great motorcycle gift ideas

    Today 15:07 by MCN News

    7 great motorcycle gift ideas

    If you’re looking for some motorcycle goodies to spice up your life both on and off the bike then look no further. We’ve picked out some belting biking products from the MCN merchandise shop just for...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    Today 10:15 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    Bikes for saleFancy a stylish way to get around this summer? Why not consider this 2014 BMW R nineT, which is today’s bike of the day? Seller says “Anti-theft alarm. Cylinder head protectors. Metallic paint." MCN...

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  • Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: First ride coming soon

    Today 09:29 by Simon Hargreaves

    Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: First ride coming soon

    MCN will be grabbing a full first ride on Yamaha’s rather foxy, new, limited edition XSR900 café racer today. With an identical chassis set-up as the hugely popular standard XSR900 streetbike, Yamaha...

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  • Go Naked at the MCN Festival

    25 March 2017 by Ped Baker

    Go Naked at the MCN Festival

    The line up of test bikes at this years Carole Nash MCN Festival is growing every day and the latest additions to the fleet will be some of the most sought after machines of 2017. The naked...

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  • Copycat used bargains

    25 March 2017 by Neil Murray

    Copycat used bargains

    Good news, the brace of Suzuki TS250s I dragged out from the back of my lock-up (one of them needed a lot of dragging as the chain had seized and the other required multiple drags as it was all in...

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  • Gallery: Honda Fireblade SP old v new

    24 March 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Honda Fireblade SP old v new

    In this week’s issue of MCN, we put the brand-new Honda CBR100RR Fireblade SP up against the 2016 SP to see just how it compares to the old model.  We analysed everything from the ride quality to...

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  • Top 7 motorcycle destinations for 2017

    24 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 7 motorcycle destinations for 2017

    Open your curtains with enthusiasm this time of year and it quickly escapes as you're greeted with grey skies and frost-covered ground. Sure, it looks pretty, but it's not exactly what you want to be...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    24 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the marmite looking, but still oh-so-sexy KTM RC8. Seller says “KTM RC8 1190 Black and Matte Black, special edition colour. Dominator exhaust and K&N filters. RE map by...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT gets rid of the wind

    23 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT gets rid of the wind

    There wasn't anything wrong with the outgoing Suzuki V-Strom 1000, but for 2017 Suzuki have made a few tweaks and introduced the more adventure-focused XT version, which gets wire wheels, bashplate,...

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  • Enjoy some Krazy days

    23 March 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Enjoy some Krazy days

    Suffolk isn't exactly flush when it comes to biking destinations, but Paul Beamish's Krazy Horse more than makes up for any deficit. Hidden on a nonedescript estate on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds...

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  • First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

    23 March 2017 by Adam Child

    First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

    MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, has packed his race leathers and is heading to Almeria, Spain to ride Yamaha’s new supersport YZF-R6. While the majority of other manufacturers have put their 600...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

    22 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

    If your adventure bike doesn't have more electronics than the space shuttle and gadgetry coming out of its ears it often gets forgotten, but Suzuki's updated baby adventure bike, the V-Strom 650XT,...

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  • Air-cooling returns to the Monster family

    22 March 2017 by Jon Urry

    Air-cooling returns to the Monster family

    After a small break, 2017 sees air-cooling return to the Ducati Monster family in the shape of the new Monster 797. And for those who are fans of traditionalism, that’s a welcome relief as in 1993 the...

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  • New Dunlop Sportsmart2 Max tested

    22 March 2017 by Matt Wildee

    New Dunlop Sportsmart2 Max tested

    Dunlop’s new Sportmart2 Max looks like a great choice for rapid road riding and occasional trackday use. We tested the new tyre in the mountain roads overlooking Montpellier in the South of France,...

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  • The great smell of Desmo...

    22 March 2017 by James Archibald

    The great smell of Desmo...

    What to get for the Ducati fan who has everything… First there was riding gear, then T-shirts and watches… and now Ducati have ventured into the cosmetics business with a range of aftershaves,...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000R

    22 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000R

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2014 BMW S1000R. Seller says “Blue, two owners, excellent condition, one former keeper from new, HPI clear, FSH, stamped service book, riders manual, two keys, datatag,...

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  • XDiavel: The heat is on

    22 March 2017 by MCN News

    XDiavel: The heat is on

    Ducati recently released a set of aftermarket footpegs that relocate the forward controls of the XDiavel to a more central position for those who don’t want to be feet-forward. But MCN tested the new...

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  • New Enfield 750 imminent

    22 March 2017 by MCN News

    New Enfield 750 imminent

    MCN have seen what appears to be a finished version of Royal Enfield’s new Continental GT750 undergoing testing in the UK, having already previously spied it being tested in Spain last year (pictured...

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  • Make mine an Indian Tequila Sunset…

    21 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Make mine an Indian Tequila Sunset…

    Hollister Powersports win Project Chieftain competition The name might sound like a hangover-inducing cocktail but in fact it's the winner of Indian's Project Chieftain contest revealed at last week's...

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  • Chris Walker goes Hooligan at MCN Festival

    21 March 2017 by Ped Baker

    Chris Walker goes Hooligan at MCN Festival

    He might be more familiar as a BSB legend, but for the Carole Nash MCN Festival Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker will be taking to the dirt as he competes in the Hooligan flat-track races in the Maxxis speedway...

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  • In this week's issue: Blade war!

    21 March 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Blade war!

    In this week’s issue, we put Honda's old and new Fireblades to the test, the Triumph Bobber takes on its rivals and we speak to the King of Adventure.  Also inside MCN Guy Martin to race...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 959 Panigale

    21 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 959 Panigale

    Bikes for saleFancy a great way to start your summer? Check out this Ducati 959 Panigale, which is our bike of the day. Seller says “A top condition standard bike. One owner rider from new. Last serviced at 690...

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  • Incoming: Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT first ride

    21 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Incoming: Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT first ride

    We're currently on our way to Spain to ride the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT on Thursday March 23. The XT is the slightly more off-road focused version, fitted with gold wire-spoked wheels instead of the...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 650XT first ride incoming

    20 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki V-Strom 650XT first ride incoming

    We're heading to Spain this week to ride the new Suzuki V-Strom 650XT, which features new styling more like its big brother, the V-Strom 1000, and updates to the 645cc V-twin engine. The new engine is...

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