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  • What do you think to the new Arai?

    Today 17:34 by MCN

    What do you think to the new Arai?

    The RX-7V is Arai's new range-topping race helmet, which is expected to cost £600 upon its release. What do you think to it? Arai have unveiled their new range-topping helmet, the RX-7V. What do you...

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  • Yamaha NMax first ride

    Today 12:18 by Peter Henshaw

    Yamaha NMax first ride

    Yamaha's new NMax is the latest to join the 'Max' family of scooters, but it's not a sporty job like the T-Max or X-Max. It does have variable valve timing (a first for a scooter) but really it's a...

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  • Honda RC213V-S makes road debut

    Today 11:16 by MCN News

    Honda RC213V-S makes road debut

    It’s the nearest thing to a MotoGP bike with lights any factory has ever built, and a week ahead of it being wheeled out at a showcase event at the Catalunya MotoGP round, the factory set the finished...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW F800GS

    Today 10:35 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: BMW F800GS

    It may not be as popular as the R1200GS, but the F800GS is still a great adventure bike and infinitely more useable and friendly for people who aren't confident riding its 238kg bigger brother. This...

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  • New Pirelli Scorpion Trail II track test

    Today 09:28 by Michael Neeves

    New Pirelli Scorpion Trail II track test

    In this week’s MCN (on sale June 3-9, 2015) and you’ll see us testing the new Aprilia RSV4 RF, Ducati Panigale R and Yamaha R1M at the Alcarras circuit in northern Spain, with former WSB champ Neil...

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  • Victory Project 156 revealed

    Today 08:40 by Andy Downes

    Victory Project 156 revealed

    American firm Victory have fully revealed the all-new Project 156 racing bike that it hopes will be good enough to take a win at the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb later this month. The...

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  • New MCN June 3: TT blast off!

    Yesterday 16:29 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN June 3: TT blast off!

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 3: TT blast off: Free TT 2015 32-page guide Africa Twin tourer spied Clash of the flash superbikes Fun and games...

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  • Class of 2010 sports bikes wanted

    01 June 2015 by MCN

    Class of 2010 sports bikes wanted

    MCN is on the lookout for the 2010 class of 1000cc superbikes to use in a feature on Tuesday June 16. We're specifically on the lookout for the following 2010 models: BMW S1000RR Sport Honda CBR1000RR...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda CBR300R

    01 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Honda CBR300R

    Forget about 1000cc sports bikes sending 200bhp to the back wheel, if you really want to have some fun on the roads without worrying about losing your licence, the new crop of 300cc sports bikes is...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R range finance offer

    01 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki GSX-R range finance offer

    Suzuki has now covered the entire GSX-R sportsbike range in a £1 deposit and 0% finance offer which is available over 48 months. The deal is available on all versions of the GSX-R1000, 750 and 600 and...

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  • Africa Twin spied on the road

    29 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Africa Twin spied on the road

    Honda’s new CRF1000F Africa Twin has been spied testing on the roads near the German Research and Design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, where bikes are tested for European regulations and to carry out...

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  • Five key points about Arai's new RX-7V

    29 May 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Five key points about Arai's new RX-7V

    Arai are showing their new range-topping race helmet to the world for the first time today. Here’s MCN’s guide to the five most important changes… Relocated visor pivot The visor pivot point sits 24mm...

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  • Motovudu comes to the UK

    28 May 2015 by MCN News

    Motovudu comes to the UK

    Motovudu – the brainchild of ex-GP rider Simon Crafar – is set to continue its long-standing relationship with Suzuki when it launches a UK division of the school next month. Fronted by three-time...

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  • Bienville debut £228k bike at FOS

    27 May 2015 by MCN News

    Bienville debut £228k bike at FOS

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the global public debut of the outlandish Bienville Legacy – set to be one of the most powerful four-cylinder production motorcycles ever created – this June...

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  • Long-term test: 2015 Yamaha R1

    27 May 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Long-term test: 2015 Yamaha R1

    I’ve just collected my new R1. I’ve had super nakeds for the past few years, so it’s the first race replica I’ve had for a long time. I love super nakeds, but I want to do more trackdays with my mates...

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  • New MCN May 27: Ultimate adventure test

    26 May 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN May 27: Ultimate adventure test

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 27: The ultimate adventure test - 12 bikes, 3000 miles, five days Intelligent bikes are coming BMW's six-cylinder...

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  • Triumph unveil Barbour special edition

    22 May 2015 by MCN News

    Triumph unveil Barbour special edition

    Triumph have unveiled yet another special build, following on from the release earlier today of the Venom. This new street tracker has been built to mark a tie-up between the two world-famous British...

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  • BMW reveals six-cylinder Concept 101

    22 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    BMW reveals six-cylinder Concept 101

    BMW have just revealed this six-cylinder Concept 101 at the prestigious Villa d’Esta Concorso event held in Como, Italy, which heralds the arrival of a bagger production bike later this year. The...

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  • Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

    22 May 2015 by Adam Child

    Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

    Moto Guzzi’s Eldorado and Audace are being launched today at the historic Moto Guzzi factory in northern Italy. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is just about to embark on a full day's riding...

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  • Gas Gas files for insolvency in Spain

    21 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Gas Gas files for insolvency in Spain

    Manufacturer of trials and enduro bikes Gas Gas Motos has filed for insolvency in the Spanish courts while the company seeks new investors. UK importer ClementsMoto Ltd has confirmed the Spanish firm...

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  • Victory Release New 'Project 156' Video

    20 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Victory Release New 'Project 156' Video

    Victory motorcycles have released the second instalment in the preparation for the American firm’s 2015 attack on the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb which sees competitors heading up a...

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  • Video: Kawasaki H2R 'Flat Out'

    20 May 2015 by Adam Child

    Video: Kawasaki H2R 'Flat Out'

    We’re confident the H2R is going to break 200mph; after that we’re into the unknown. We speed tested the road-going Kawasaki H2 just a few weeks ago and it kicked sand in the face of the Suzuki’s...

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  • MCN Festival round up

    19 May 2015 by MCN Staff

    MCN Festival round up

    The MCN Festival kicked off last Saturday with a packed itinerary of test rides, racing, classic parades, sprint demonstrations, an Extreme Sprint Enduro, custom show and a host of celeb riders...

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  • New MCN May 20: Ducati Panigale R first ride

    19 May 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN May 20: Ducati Panigale R first ride

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 20: Ducati 1199 Panigale R - First Test Kawasaki H2R flat out KTM Super Duke R vs Suzuki GSX-S1000 vs Kawasaki...

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  • 2009-2014 Yamaha R1 owners needed

    19 May 2015 by MCN

    2009-2014 Yamaha R1 owners needed

    MCN is in need of a 2009-2011 and 2012-2014 Yamaha R1 to use in an upcoming road test at Rockingham on Wednesday May 27.  If you're able to come along you'll also get an opportunity to ride the...

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  • Superbike exotica shootout

    18 May 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Superbike exotica shootout

    We're in Alcarras in Spain pitching the special version of the bike that won our recent superbike shoot-out, against two of it's newest rivals.  So here we are; the Yamaha R1M versus the Aprilia...

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