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  • Suzuki RGV250: 'It was a genuine giggle'

    Today 10:34 by James Whitham

    Suzuki RGV250: 'It was a genuine giggle'

    “It made me an internet star – before the internet was invented!” James Whitham, BSB legend “I started my race career on smaller bikes but I didn’t know 20 years after I raced against Carl Fogarty on...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 1098

    Today 09:57 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 1098

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a bike that will take anything in its stride with ease, the BMW R1200R. Seller says “Stunning example of a Ducati 1098 with just 9,493 miles since 2008 and only two owners...

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  • Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

    Yesterday 08:00 by Dave Thorpe

    Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

    ‘Tire and it would bite you’ Dave Thorpe, three-time World 500cc MX champion “The CR500 has a reputation as being an animal, but when you are thinking straight and everything is together, it’s a...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200R

    Yesterday 08:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a bike that will take anything in its stride with ease, the BMW R1200R. Seller says “Full exclusive specification plus touring screen and new Michelin Pilot Road 4 tyres. 2...

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  • Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

    21 October 2017 by Richard Lindoe

    Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

    'It sounded so innocent at low rpm' Richard Lindoe, 1970s two-stroke expert “The Kettle was released at a time when the other Japanese manufactures were making big capacity two-strokes and it was...

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  • We rode the KTM 790 Duke prototype

    21 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    We rode the KTM 790 Duke prototype

    Watch out Street Triple –KTM’s new 790 Duke will give you a run for your money. MCN were given exclusive access to one of KTM’s prototypes during the final stages of testing in the Berchtesgaden Alps...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda C90

    21 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda C90

    Bikes for saleWith Honda announcing they've now built 100 million Super Cubs, we thought it was only right we featured a C90 as today's bike of the day. Seller says “Recently imported from Japan by ourselves as...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Bikes for saleHonda CBR600Fs are legendary for their reliability and ease of use. They're cheap to buy secondhand and you won't be disappointed. Seller says “Low mileage, 2 owners, MOT until October 2018. Good...

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  • Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

    20 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

    ‘The ultimate L-plate racer’ Matt Wildee, MCN Senior Editor “With 23 years of continuous production (well, as continuous as Cagiva get), the Mito is the planet’s longest-running stroker and for the...

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  • New 2018 BMW R1200GS Adventure first ride

    20 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    New 2018 BMW R1200GS Adventure first ride

    Whatever your preconceptions are about BMW’s ubiquitous R1200GS, there’s really only one reason for its success: it’s devastatingly effective at doing its job. And the Adventure model just got...

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  • The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    20 October 2017 by James Archibald

    The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    MCN ShopRiding in the UK often means that even if you only use the bike when it’s sunny, you’ll still get caught out by some freak shower from time-to-time. What is even more annoying is when you open your...

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  • Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    20 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    We're less than a month away from most of the 2018 models being unveiled at this year's Milan Show, which means we're smack bang in the middle of teaser season, and the latest manufacturer to give us...

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  • Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

    20 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

    Another day, another teaser. Just show us the bikes already! The latest video to grace our screens comes courtesy of Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco, who will be unveiling two new scooters at the...

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  • How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    Bikes For SaleThe demand for quality, used two-stroke motorcycles has been rising gradually over the past few years, making the chances of finding a good one at a reasonable (or bargain) price now virtually...

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  • 100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    19 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    Honda have reached an incredible milestone today, as they announced that the cumulative worldwide production of the Super Cub has reached 100,000,000 units. Yes, that's 100 million. The first Super...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    19 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Bikes for saleYamaha Fazers might not be the most desirable bikes out there, but they're incredibly practical and great value. Seller says “Just come in and is in great shape for the year, 4 cylinders and 150 bhp.

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  • Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    19 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    About 5 miles from Brands Hatch racing circuit, on the A20 London Road in Kent, is an innocuous looking prefab building set back from the highway on a pot-holed, dirt parking lot. For most of the week...

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  • New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

    19 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

    KTM have just unveiled the new Freeride E-XC at Hangar-7 in Austria (a collection of all things Red Bull), which they say is their statement of intent. KTM want to sing loud and proud about ‘urban...

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  • 8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    MCN SHOPBluetooth systems keep you connected while on the move – receive calls, listen to music, follow audio GPS instructions. Twin units like these also let you talk to pillions or fellow headset-equipped...

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  • MCN dealer picks: CMC Motorcycles

    18 October 2017 by James Archibald

    MCN dealer picks: CMC Motorcycles

    Bikes for saleWith 6 branches spread throughout the Midlands and South Wales, CMC is one of the largest single-franchise dealership groups in the UK. CMC might be a Yamaha dealership, but they have a plethora of...

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  • Biking Heroes: The final 11

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    Biking Heroes: The final 11

    We had so many votes that we had to include an extra in our intended top 10 – so it’s now a top 11! Get voting to whittle this down to a final three. Voting opens today (October 18) and closes on...

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  • Toro, Toro, Toro!

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    Toro, Toro, Toro!

    Established Spanish off-road firm, Toro Trail, have launched a new adventure break, dubbed Toro Adventure, and using BMW’s R1200GS Rallye. Based in a luxurious mountain top villa, Toro Adventure is...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja 400 on the way

    18 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Ninja 400 on the way

    Kawasaki have been busy building a gorgeous Z900RS and an all-new supercharged H2-based sports-tourer – both revealed by MCN last week. But if your wallet, or licence entitlement, won’t stretch...

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  • Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

    18 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

    Not wanting to be left out, Yamaha have now joined in the fun with the release of a teaser video teasing something on October 25 - bang in the middle of the Tokyo Motor Show. Mark October 25 on your...

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  • Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

    18 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

    After a year of rampant success with their hot SP version of the already bonkers MT-10, the Japanese rumour mill suggests that Yamaha are on the verge of releasing an SP version of the MT-09, too. The...

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  • MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

    18 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

    After the recent announcement of the Lewis Hamilton-designed F4 LH44, MV Agusta are battling back with another stunning new bike, following months of financial turbulence. The immediate fruits of...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    Bikes for saleWe do love a good VFR here at MCN, and when we spot a used VFR with loads of accessories, it's hard to resist. Seller says “One owner from new, this bike has heated grips, Honda VFR comfy seat, with...

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  • The GSX-R1000 just got more affordable

    17 October 2017 by James Archibald

    The GSX-R1000 just got more affordable

    Suzuki are introducing a low 3% APR deal on their new-for-2017 GSX-R1000 that will help make the litre sportsbike more affordable. With a minimum £1000 deposit, the GSX-R can be ridden away on either...

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  • It’s a Burgman baby

    17 October 2017 by James Archibald

    It’s a Burgman baby

    They might not have the exotic appeal of a gleaming sports missile, but as a practical way to get around, the maxi scooter is hard to beat, and Suzuki have just made their new Burgman 400...

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