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  • 25 Years of the VFR: Part 1

    Yesterday 13:30 by RiDE Magazine

    25 Years of the VFR: Part 1

    In the first of our two-part series, originally published in 2011, RiDE takes a look at how close the VFR came to being stillborn n its various guises it’s been called the most perfect motorcycle ever...

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  • BMW reveals Iconic 100 special editions

    12 February 2016 by Liam Marsden

    BMW reveals Iconic 100 special editions

    Four limited edition BMW models will celebrate 100 years since the beginning of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in 2016. The BMW R1200RT, R1200RS, R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure all get limited edition...

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  • Retro revolution

    12 February 2016 by MCN

    Retro revolution

    If you can’t afford one of the latest crop of period-style icons don’t despair, we test three used modern classic rides that won’t break the bank ventually all bikes become classics. It’s not about...

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  • BMW; ‘MotoGP has no appeal for us’

    12 February 2016 by Andy Downes

    BMW; ‘MotoGP has no appeal for us’

    The boss of BMW Motorrad has said the company has no interest in competing in MotoGP, and places much more importance in the BMW S1000RR winning press group tests. Stephan Schaller (no relation to...

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  • Win Michelin Power Superport Evo tyres

    11 February 2016 by MCN News

    Win Michelin Power Superport Evo tyres

    If you find the bike pictured above at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, simply take a selfie and tweet using #winatmcnshow before midnight February 14 to be in with a chance of winning a...

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  • Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 first ride

    11 February 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 first ride

    MCN’s Andy Davidson is on the launch of the new Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Barcelona, here are his first impressions.  "The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 represents the latest addition to the hugely...

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  • New Triumph Tiger Explorer launches on Monday

    11 February 2016 by Michael Neeves

    New Triumph Tiger Explorer launches on Monday

    We’re riding Triumph’s 2016-model Explorer at its world launch on Monday. The out-going model hit showrooms in 2012 and was Triumph’s first big-capacity adventure bike. Powered by a liquid-cooled...

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  • Being Chris Walker

    11 February 2016 by MCN Sport

    Being Chris Walker

    In this interview from August 2014, BSB’s most popular rider looks back at his topsy-turvy career and explains why he’s not done yet ver the last three decades, few British riders have captured race...

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  • How much security do you have for your bike?

    11 February 2016 by MCN News

    How much security do you have for your bike?

    There are a huge array of security devices on the market now for your pride and joy, but do you opt for a simple lock and chain or do you throw everything at it to keep the thieves at bay? How much...

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  • Kawasaki ZX-10R old v new

    11 February 2016 by MCN

    Kawasaki ZX-10R old v new

    Major changes lurk beneath the new ZX-10R’s fairing, but do those changes really make a difference? We go head-to-head with the old bike to find out he all new ZX-10R has arrived on UK shores; so it’s...

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  • Military charity ride-out

    10 February 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Military charity ride-out

    The Maria Hanson Foundation are organising a charity ride-out from Nottingham to Mablethorpe on May 1st 2016. ‘Ride to the Dunes’ starts at The Bee Keeper Inn, Meadow Lane, Beeston NG9 5AE at 9am and...

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  • BMW confirm carbon-fibre future

    10 February 2016 by Andy Downes

    BMW confirm carbon-fibre future

    MCN revealed BMW’s plans surrounding carbon-fibre technology in August last year when we uncovered a series of patents surrounding the lightweight construction in frames for a variety of different...

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  • Triumph unveil limited edition cruisers

    10 February 2016 by Andy Downes

    Triumph unveil limited edition cruisers

    Triumph have announced two new limited-edition America cruisers this week, which are only available in two very low number batches of just 25 examples each. The America and America LTs will be...

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  • My life in bikes; John Reynolds

    10 February 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes; John Reynolds

    ‘I blew my bike to bits after just four outings’ rom dirty beginnings to three BSB titles and aerial acrobatics   Have you always been into bikes? Yes, my uncle Tom was Scottish motocross...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    10 February 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Bikes for saleThe Falco is a slightly softer sport-touring version of the popular RSV1000 sports bike and although it's generally regarded as a good bike it never really took off. Because of that it makes a good...

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  • Triumph reveal new Tiger Sport

    10 February 2016 by Andy Downes

    Triumph reveal new Tiger Sport

    This is the world’s first glimpse of the fully finished new Triumph Tiger Sport, which has been given a hefty mechanical and cosmetic makeover for 2016. The bike will make its world debut in the metal...

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  • New MCN February 10: MotoGP back with a bang!

    09 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    New MCN February 10: MotoGP back with a bang!

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 10: MotoGP testing special: Back with a bang! Free 40-page show guide Kawasaki ZX-10R: Old vs new Rossi’s now...

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  • Join us on a trackday

    09 February 2016 by MCN News

    Join us on a trackday

    We’ve teamed up with leading trackday company MSVT to offer you a brilliant day on track at the iconic Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent, on March 17. This special trackday will have four ability...

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  • Whatever happened to Steve Webster MBE?

    09 February 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to Steve Webster MBE?

    He won 10 world sidecar crowns, but what’s Webbo up to today?  nly two Britons have won 10 road racing world championships: Mike Hailwood and Steve Webster. Yorkshireman Webster had a long and...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW R1100RT

    09 February 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: BMW R1100RT

    Bikes for saleThe 1100cc air-cooled boxer twin motor is solid and reliable, if a little buzzy, but this is a bike still capable of big miles in complete comfort with no fuss. Typical BMW build quality, but it won't...

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  • Ducati Custom Rumble finalists announced

    08 February 2016 by James Archibald

    Ducati Custom Rumble finalists announced

    The five finalists of Ducati’s Custom Rumble competition have been announced after voting closed in late January. The competition has seen Ducati Dealers modify the hugely popular Scrambler before...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000S

    08 February 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000S

    Bikes for saleThe Suzuki TL1000S has a bit of a bad reputation due to the poorly designed rear shock, which is fine if set up correctly. Because of the reputation they quickly developed a cult following and owners...

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  • Dream Garage - One Man's '70s Neverland

    07 February 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    Dream Garage - One Man's '70s Neverland

    Tony Collins is the UK’s biggest Fizzy nut – but his bike collection goes way beyond Yamaha’s pedal ‘n’ goes. The hoard of 1970s bikes he ‘just had to have’ spans four warehouses and garages. The man...

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