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  • Touratech open weekend

    Yesterday 16:32 by Chris Moss

    Touratech open weekend

    Whether you’re into adventure riding or not, Touratech UK’s bank hoilday open weekend in South Wales promises to involve a great ride to a great event in a great part of the world. If you need an...

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  • Harley dream competition winner announced

    24 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    Harley dream competition winner announced

    Get ready to feel a little jealous! Harley-Davidson has announced the lucky winner of a competition in what was billed as the ‘ultimate job’ with French motorcyclist Luis Castilla being paid to ride...

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  • Classic line-up at MCN Festival

    24 April 2015 by MCN

    Classic line-up at MCN Festival

    Star bikes from the past 60 years for you to see, hear and smell, May 16-17th This May’s first MCN Festival coincides with Motorcycle News’ 60th birthday, and to celebrate this momentous occasion...

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  • Victory does Drift-club

    23 April 2015 by MCN News

    Victory does Drift-club

    A bit of heavyweight entertainment as Tony Carbajal and Joe Vertical from the Victory Stunt Team do things with baggers you never thought possible. Watch the duo go full throttle at JenningsGP as...

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  • Kawasaki H2R makes UK track debut with MCN

    22 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Kawasaki H2R makes UK track debut with MCN

    MCN have become one of the first people in the UK to ride Kawasaki’s new supercharged H2R track-only machine on a circuit in this country, with Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child lapping Brands...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono Racing

    22 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono Racing

    Not your run of the mill Tuono, the Tuono Racing was built by Aprilia for the Tuono Cup race series and as such has many special parts added. Carbon fibre bodywork, OZ magnesium wheels, and an Ohlins...

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  • New MCN April 22: Rossi's argy bargy

    21 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 22: Rossi's argy bargy

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 22: Rossi's argy bargy with Marquez New Norton TT racer exclusive Aprilia RSV4 RF first ride Honda CB125F first...

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  • Can you help keep the Imps' flame burning?

    21 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Can you help keep the Imps' flame burning?

    One of Britain’s best-loved motorcycle display teams has launched an appeal to raise enough money to buy a new fleet of bikes and save its future. The Imps motorcycle display team, originally formed...

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  • BMW sales beat all-time record

    20 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    BMW sales beat all-time record

    BMW has been setting records for the number of bike sales for the past few months but the first three months of 2015 has seen the German company achieve the best quarterly sales figures of all...

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  • Erik Buell speaks out after company closure

    20 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    Erik Buell speaks out after company closure

    Erik Buell has made his first comment following the closure of Erik Buell Racing; the company he founded from the ashes of Buell following parent company Harley-Davidson’s decision to close it in...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

    20 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

    Our favourite super naked  bike, the V4 Tuono has bags of usable power, great handling, strong brakes and seamless electronics. This example's covered less than 15,000 miles and is available for...

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  • New GSX-R1000 for 2016

    20 April 2015 by Richard Newland & Ben Purvis

    New GSX-R1000 for 2016

    Suzuki will launch an all-new superbike in 2016 with radical VVT engine The reinvention of Suzuki will take another massive step forward at the end of this year when the firm is expected to unveil an...

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  • Extreme Holidays: Surviving Death Valley

    19 April 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Extreme Holidays: Surviving Death Valley

    ‘I’m so hot, I can’t even decide which way to go’ Surviving Death Valley is hard enough, going there for a biking holiday is just mental. MCN goes mental. A bead of acidic sweat trickles into my...

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  • Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

    18 April 2015 by Richard Newland

    Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

    Suzuki look set to unleash a production version of the turbo-charged Recursion concept bike. The latest patents filed by the firm suggest it will be a seriously well-engineered machine with the...

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  • BMW Scrambler is coming

    17 April 2015 by Richard Newland

    BMW Scrambler is coming

    German firm creates a cost effective new range of stylish bikes based on the R nineT BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the...

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  • New riders needed for upcoming road test

    17 April 2015 by MCN

    New riders needed for upcoming road test

    MCN is on the lookout for three new riders who have just passed their A2 licence test to be a part of an upcoming road test on Tuesday May 5. The test is taking place in Crawley, so the closer you...

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  • Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

    16 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

    Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 was designed to fill the daunting gap between their popular YZF-R125 and headbanging YZF-R6. If our first ride on the launch in southern Spain is an accurate guide then they have...

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  • MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

    16 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

    Another day, another new bike launch! We're in France today riding the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 The Turismo Veloce is the latest bike to use the three-cylinder 798cc motor first seen in the...

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  • Erik Buell Racing files for bankruptcy

    16 April 2015 by MCN News

    Erik Buell Racing files for bankruptcy

    Erik Buell Racing, the firm that rose from the ashes of the doomed Harley-Davidson era of Buell, has sadly gone the same way as its previous incarnation, shutting the doors to the factory and filing...

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  • Come to MCNLive! this weekend!

    16 April 2015 by MCN

    Come to MCNLive! this weekend!

    MCN Live! has been a staple of the UK biking calendar for years, and there's still time to join us for the weekend and to experience THREE whole days (and nights) of awesome entertainment. Did you...

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  • Long Term Report: Triumph Street Triple Rx

    15 April 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Long Term Report: Triumph Street Triple Rx

    This year I've chosen to step out of my comfort zone. I love middleweight bikes, particularly nakeds, usually opting to ride more sedate models but this year being given the opportunity to ride the...

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