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  • First ride: 2015 KTM 1050 Adventure

    Today 10:02 by MCN Staff

    First ride: 2015 KTM 1050 Adventure

    KTM’s all-new 1050 Adventure, the Austrian firm’s smallest entry-level adventure bike is currently being put through its paces in Gran Canaria by MCN’s Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his...

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  • First ride: 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

    Yesterday 11:26 by MCN Staff

    First ride: 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

    KTM’s all new big 160bhp 1290 Super Adventure is being launched today on the stunning roads of Gran Canaria. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is our lucky man enjoying the sunshine and the delights...

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  • Triumph Tiger 800 in dealers now

    Yesterday 08:00 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Tiger 800 in dealers now

    Triumph’s all-new Tiger 800 range which now consists of four models has arrived in UK dealers. The Tiger 800 range has been given a significant makeover for 2015 and MCN’s launch report declared it...

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  • Ducati Scrambler Specials gallery

    30 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Scrambler Specials gallery

    The first three Ducati Scramblers worked on by custom builders were shown at last weekend's Verona bike show in Italy and you can now see them all up close thanks to this gallery of images. The three...

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  • New series of Easy Riders starting

    30 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    New series of Easy Riders starting

    A new six-part series of The Easy Riders starring Red Dwarf and Death in Paradise star Danny John Jules and freestyle stunt rider and model Chesca Miles as they ride five countries in five days and...

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  • A Giant Leap: 2015 BMW S100RR vs the 2014 model

    30 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    A Giant Leap: 2015 BMW S100RR vs the 2014 model

    The Mission It’s the S1000RR’s biggest revampsince it was introduced five years ago. BMW say their new weapon is lighter, more powerful, and more refined than ever. To find out just how much this...

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  • Picture gallery: Indian Scout group test

    30 January 2015 by MCN

    Picture gallery: Indian Scout group test

    You may have seen our group test this week starring Indian’s impressive new Scout 1200 versus Harley’s equivalent 48 and Ducati’s Monster 1200. What you won’t have seen, though, is this extra gallery...

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  • My Life in Bikes Terry Mynott

    30 January 2015 by Tim Thompson

    My Life in Bikes Terry Mynott

    The star of Channel 4’s hit comedy The Mimic reveals his love for the Honda MBX50 and biking holidays with no plan What are you riding today? A chopped 2008 Yamaha FZ-1, which I’ve had since November.

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  • Bike of the Day: 1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk

    30 January 2015 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk

    We can’t decide whether this is one of the most brazen bikes Honda’s ever designed…. or one of the most banal. Either way, there’s no doubting the US-targetted, DOHC CB750-powered Nighthawk is bold...

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  • AJP PR5 RR Rally first ride

    30 January 2015 by Michael Guy

    AJP PR5 RR Rally first ride

    It’s regarded as the world’s ultimate race, but the cost of taking part in the Dakar runs to well in excess of £50,000 and that’s a lot of money in anyone’s book. A Dakar hopeful needs the best bike...

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  • Our Bikes Velocette Venom Clubman

    30 January 2015 by Simon Relph

    Our Bikes Velocette Venom Clubman

    ‘It’s smashing to ride head-down, arse-up’   A love story that’s endured three decades, bent valves and duff magnetos, MCN's Senior Designer Simon Relph’s still head-over-heels with his...

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  • Suzuki expands 50/50 finance offer

    29 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki expands 50/50 finance offer

    Suzuki has widened the current 50/50 finance campaign to include additional models to the V-Strom 1000 Adventure already covered and it will run until the end of March. New models included in the...

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  • Bike of the Day: 1981 Honda XL185

    29 January 2015 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 1981 Honda XL185

    Another one of these cute, four-stroke, early ‘80s trail bikes cropped up recently. That one needed little and seemed decent value at over £1500 which makes this ‘project’, albeit one that’s claimed...

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  • Suzuki Recursion rumours denied

    28 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki Recursion rumours denied

    Rumours that Suzuki’s turbocharged concept bike, dubbed ‘Recursion’, will imminently go into production have been quashed by the firm. Global chatter suggesting that the turbo had been given the green...

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  • Get your design on an MCN t-shirt!

    28 January 2015 by MCN

    Get your design on an MCN t-shirt!

    We're on the lookout for some fresh designs for our t-shirt shop, and if you fancy yourself as a bit of a designer you can send us your ideas and they may make it into the shop. If you have a design...

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  • New BMW 300cc roadster spied

    28 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    New BMW 300cc roadster spied

    BMW are surging ahead with plans to enter the small bike market – with what’s believed to be a 300cc roadster spotted testing in Germany last week. Developed in association with Indian automotive...

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  • World Exclusive: Norton Dominator revealed

    28 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    World Exclusive: Norton Dominator revealed

    This is the world’s first sight of the fully road-legal version of the new Norton Dominator SS, which will be officially launched this weekend. There are two versions of the Dominator. Both are...

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  • Bike of the Day: 1973 Kawasaki KH750 H2

    28 January 2015 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 1973 Kawasaki KH750 H2

    One of the inspirations for Kawasaki’s 2015 H2/H2R is today also one of the most collectable and desirable of all Japanese classics – with the prices to match. Wild, two-stroke triple was one of the...

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  • Bike of the Day: 1999 Yamaha R6

    27 January 2015 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 1999 Yamaha R6

    The first R6 was as much of a ‘game-changer’ as its bigger brother, the original R1, was in 1998. Light, small and fast, this was the first true supersports 600 and, as such, both a sure-fire future...

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  • Bike of the Day: 1971 Suzuki T350

    26 January 2015

    Bike of the Day: 1971 Suzuki T350

    Sprightly ‘70s two-stroke twin is less celebrated than Yamaha’s rival RD350/400 but is still a classic in its own right and would make a rideable, straightforward classic proposition today. What’s...

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  • Ducati 1299 Panigale: First Ride

    24 January 2015 by Adam Child

    Ducati 1299 Panigale: First Ride

    Ducati’s 205bhp 1299 Panigale is being launched today in sunny Portugal at the demanding Portimao circuit. MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is there, this is what he had to say about the new...

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  • New Honda Museum to Open in Suffolk

    23 January 2015 by Steve Hunt

    New Honda Museum to Open in Suffolk

    David Silver is well-known within motorcycling collector circles, and if you own an 'older' Honda, you would have almost certainly come across his specialist parts business. His love for the Honda...

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  • Motorcycle Live 2015 dates change

    23 January 2015 by MCN News

    Motorcycle Live 2015 dates change

    The organisers of Motorcycle Live have announced that the 2015 event will take place one week later than originally planned, opening at its usual venue of The NEC, Birmingham on Saturday 28 November...

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  • Bike of the Day: Triumph Trophy 900

    23 January 2015 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: Triumph Trophy 900

    The very first model from the revived Hinckley Triumph concern was the Trophy 1200 but itwasn’t until the 900 triples came on line that it started to find its feet, which makes this early Trophy 900...

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  • First Ducati Scrambler specials unveiled

    23 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    First Ducati Scrambler specials unveiled

    It was only a matter of time before custom builders got their hands on the new Ducati Scrambler and these first three are being revealed at the Verona bike show in Italy. The three bikes have been...

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  • Long-term test: Kawasaki ER-6f

    23 January 2015 by Simon Brown

    Long-term test: Kawasaki ER-6f

    Owners of previous generations of Kawasaki’s ER-6f often complain of buzzing from the bodywork at specific points in the rev-range – nothing dramatic, just an irritation.  It doesn’t happen...

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  • Bike of the Day: 1993 Honda VFR400R NC30

    22 January 2015 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 1993 Honda VFR400R NC30

    Honda’s ‘junior RC30’ is a much-loved pocket rocket and one of the best of the supersport 400 breed. By now, sadly, most have had a hard life with the battle scars to show for it, which makes this...

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  • Ducati boss explains Borile court case

    22 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    Ducati boss explains Borile court case

    Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali has explained the reasons behind the recent court case the Italian company took against tiny boutique manufacturer Borile which found in favour of Ducati. Ducati has been...

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