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  • Ducati Multistrada 950 first ride

    Today 22:32 by Adam Child

    Ducati Multistrada 950 first ride

    We’ve just finished a long day’s riding in perfect conditions in Fuerteventura, covering 120miles around the volcanic island. Ducati’s new 950 Multistrada has taken on countless mountain hairpins,...

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  • Finance: The last of the analogue superbikes

    Today 20:50 by MCN News

    Finance: The last of the analogue superbikes

    The introduction of three new Honda Fireblades and two new Suzuki GSX-R1000s in 2017 signals the end of raw, unfiltered superbikes. Thankfully the outgoing models are still with us for a little while...

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  • KTM's secret 790 Adventure spied

    Today 17:06 by Richard Newland

    KTM's secret 790 Adventure spied

    These are the first decent images of KTM’s next adventure bike – the 790 Adventure, which isn’t expected to arrive in dealers until early 2019. KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer, recently confirmed to MCN that...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 1050 Adventure

    Today 09:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 1050 Adventure

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2016 KTM 1050 Adventure. Seller says  "Orange, 1 owner, A stunning one private owner KTM 1050 Adventure known and supplied by us from new, an ideal light weight...

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  • Day 9: MCN Great Christmas giveaway!

    Today 01:00 by MCN News Team

    Day 9: MCN Great Christmas giveaway!

    Win ItIt's day nine and today's fantastic prize is a solar powered rucksack by KTM, ideal for keeping mobiles and GPS charged whilst on the move! Keep checking back till Christmas Eve to see what our daily...

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  • First Ride: 2017 Ducati Multistrada 950

    Yesterday 12:16 by Adam Child

    First Ride: 2017 Ducati Multistrada 950

    Hot on the heels of the Kawasaki Z650 launch, MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is now travelling from Seville to Fuerteventura to ride Ducati’s all-new Multistrada 950. The Multistrada 950 is aimed...

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  • Bikes catching our eye this week

    Yesterday 12:00 by MCN News

    Bikes catching our eye this week

    Bikes for saleOur Used Bike Expert, Neil Murray, has once again dished out the bikes catching his eye this week. So out of over 15,000 two-wheelers on MCN's Bikes For Sale, here's the quick low-down on a 1991...

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  • Video: Londoners stop daylight bike theft

    Yesterday 11:48 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Londoners stop daylight bike theft

    Two would-be bike thieves were foiled by passers-by as they tried to steal a Ducati Panigale 1199S in broad daylight, and one member of the public caught the whole event on camera. The incident took...

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  • Ducati Globetrotter 90 on the final leg

    Yesterday 10:43 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Globetrotter 90 on the final leg

    The final leg of the Ducati Globetrotter 90 tour is underway, with the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro due to return to the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale on December 15. Ducati Globetrotter 90...

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  • Throwback Thursday: BMW K1300S first ride

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Throwback Thursday: BMW K1300S first ride

    Don’t let the familiar appearance fool you – the numerous, seemingly small changes to the BMW K1300S amount to a seriously improved machine over the outgoing model. It may look similar but the...

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  • Finance: £100-a-month heroes tested

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Finance: £100-a-month heroes tested

    PCP deals now finance 20-30% of new bikes sold in the UK, and that number is growing, with deals to suit almost any budget. TOP STORIES BSB: Superstock shake up confirmed for 2017 Alpinestars neck...

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  • Naughty or nice? Gift ideas for Christmas

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Naughty or nice? Gift ideas for Christmas

    We know you want lots of fancy new bike stuff for Christmas, the big man with a penchanct for mince pies has told us. He's also told us you're not getting what you want unless you've been good this...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 650

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 650

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2005 Triumph Daytona 650. Seller says  "Red, Superb and rare sports 650 only made for one year, surely a great future investment and great ride too. 3 owners,...

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  • Ever owned a BSA Gold Star?

    Yesterday 06:00 by MCN News Team

    Ever owned a BSA Gold Star?

    Have you owned a BSA Gold Star? Is it the best bike you've ever owned? Do you have fond memories of it? Have you got one parked in your garage today? Then we need your help with an upcoming MCN...

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  • Day 8: MCN Great Christmas giveaway!

    Yesterday 01:00 by MCN News Team

    Day 8: MCN Great Christmas giveaway!

    Win ItIt's day eight and today's fantastic prize will help keep your bike on the road! We’ve got a great Venhill Tool kit (worth £29.73) to giveaway. It’s packed with everything a biker would need...

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  • 2017 Kawasaki Z650 first ride

    07 December 2016 by MCN News

    2017 Kawasaki Z650 first ride

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently out in sunny (well, sunnier than the UK right now) Spain, to ride the new 2017 Kawasaki Z650 naked middleweight, which replaces the firm's...

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  • Yamaha FZR owners we need you!!

    07 December 2016 by MCN News Team

    Yamaha FZR owners we need you!!

    Have you owned a Yamaha FZR750? Is it the best bike you've ever owned? Do you have fond memories of it? Have you got one parked in your garage today? Then we need your help with an upcoming MCN...

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  • Christmas gift guide; motorcycle life hacks

    07 December 2016 by James Archibald

    Christmas gift guide; motorcycle life hacks

    So let's face it, we like spending money and getting new things, branded products are great and all that but sometimes our budgets don’t stretch to the most expensive items currently on sale.

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  • Seven brilliant reasons to ride this week

    07 December 2016 by MCN News

    Seven brilliant reasons to ride this week

    1. Lean into winter track time MSVT Open Pit Lane Track Day with Chris Walker Where: Brands Hatch When: 8am. Friday, December 9 Entry: £69 Info: msvtrackdays.com Superbike superstar Chris ‘Stalker’...

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  • Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    07 December 2016 by MCN News

    Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    Voting is now open for this year’s MCN Man of the Year. From an initial shortlist of 14, our panel of experts have narrowed this down to five of 2016’s most impressive performers in the world of...

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  • Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

    07 December 2016 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

    In this Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for the sportsbike rider in your life. These gifts focus on squeezing the last ounce of performance out of your machine and yourself, but there are...

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  • Just how hard can you brake?

    07 December 2016 by Rupert Paul

    Just how hard can you brake?

    For some people, the answer to this question is: “Not very.” See if you can believe this. I was at a track training day a few years ago, and the chief instructor explained in a classroom session that...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CB1000R

    07 December 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CB1000R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2014 Honda CB1000R. Seller says  "Excellent Condition, full service history. Braided brake hoses, LED indicators, rear hugger, tail tidy. Datatool System 4 alarm...

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  • Day 7: MCN Great Christmas giveaway!

    07 December 2016 by MCN News Team

    Day 7: MCN Great Christmas giveaway!

    Win ItIt's day seven and we're now a week into our great Christmas Giveaway and today's prize will definitely be one to keep you toasty on cold winter rides. Keep checking back until Christmas Eve to see...

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  • China's biggest machine yet

    07 December 2016 by Ben Purvis

    China's biggest machine yet

    Think of Chinese bikes and you probably get a mental image of 125cc air-cooled singles and identikit scooters but there’s a growing Chinese demand for large-capacity machines and home-grown...

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  • In this week's issue: Yamaha special

    06 December 2016 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Yamaha special

    It's #MCNWednesday time again! And this week we test every single MT from the Yamaha range. And yes our amazing, fabulous new MCN design still looks amazing and fabulous. Pick-up our new-look MCN from...

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  • Sell a bike for what you paid for it

    06 December 2016 by Neil Murray

    Sell a bike for what you paid for it

    Bikes for saleSave yourself money by buying a depreciation free bike When bike prices go up – and they will next year – depreciation of older bikes changes. All of a sudden it’s not: “Well, it’s five years old so...

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