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  • Motorcycle Live tickets – on sale now!

    Today 10:35 by MCN News

    Motorcycle Live tickets – on sale now!

    Tickets for Motorcycle Live 2015 go on sale today. This year’s show will fire up on Saturday 28 November at The NEC, Birmingham and run at full revs for nine days until Sunday 6 December, with four...

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  • Video: Robbie Maddison rides a wave

    Today 09:27 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Robbie Maddison rides a wave

    Stunt rider Robbie Maddison has taken stunt riding to the next level, by riding his KTM on the waves of Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean. The bike was fitted with a paddle tyre on the rear to help keep up...

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  • Gallery: Cadwell Park International Classic

    01 August 2015 by MCN News

    Gallery: Cadwell Park International Classic

    “It’s like Goodwood for true classic race fans,” says excited spectator Mark Wharburton as Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read and Derek Chatterton scream past the canteen and drop into Hall Bends.  “The...

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  • New Triumph Explorer spotted testing

    31 July 2015 by MCN

    New Triumph Explorer spotted testing

    Triumph’s 1215cc Tiger Explorer was the UK’s third-best-selling big bike last year, but despite its success the firm is putting the finishing touches to a heavily revamped version. Why rush to...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda VFR800

    31 July 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Honda VFR800

    Bikes for saleThis much-loved '97 VFR800 FI has a carbon Micron exhaust, heated grips, rack and a 12v power socket. The ultimate all-rounder and although the mileage is a little high at 39,000, this bike looks in...

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  • 66 bikes up for auction in summer super sale

    30 July 2015 by LIam Marsden

    66 bikes up for auction in summer super sale

    66 motorcycles will go under the hammer in BCA's July Motorcycle Supersale, which takes place 1pm, Friday July 31 at BCA Peterborough. There's a huge range of motorcycles up for auction, including a...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha SDR200

    30 July 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha SDR200

    Bikes for saleBeautiful Japanese-market two-stroke single, so rare over here. With a trellis frame and less than 500 miles on the clock, this one's up for sale through a dealer on an age-related plate for 1987...

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  • What's your pick of the big adventure bikes?

    29 July 2015 by peter baker

    What's your pick of the big adventure bikes?

    With last weeks official launch of the Africa Twin, the big capacity adventure bike line-up is now complete. So which one will have you rally raiding your bank account? With last weeks launch of the...

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  • The great summer ride guide: FRANCE

    29 July 2015 by Simon Weir

    The great summer ride guide: FRANCE

    August is the big month of summer – the moment to down tools, kiss goodbye to loved ones and become one with your bike during a week or more of self-indulgent holiday miles.  So in this week's...

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  • Norton lands £4m government backing

    28 July 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Norton lands £4m government backing

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today announced a deal that will see a UK Government-backed £4million development fund made available for Norton Motorcycles to increase investment in...

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  • New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

    28 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 29: New Africa Twin: All the details! Yamaha's Retro MT-07 Bradley Wins Suzuka Dunlop Strikes Back! MotoGP...

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  • Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

    27 July 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

    Brit Steve Bland has set the UK’s ‘Fastest Nitrous Motorcycle’ record on his 1400cc Suzuki Hayabusa…which he also rides on the road. Blasting to a top speed of 219.5mph, from a standing start over...

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  • Video: Acceleration super-test

    25 July 2015 by MCN

    Video: Acceleration super-test

    Ever since the ancients worked out how to strap something round to an axle, the division between four and two wheels has been raging. We all know which we prefer to get our kicks on, but still the...

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  • Video: Yamaha R1 long-term report

    24 July 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Yamaha R1 long-term report

    Our Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has covered roughly 3000 miles on his long-term 2015 Yamaha R1 since it arrived earlier in the year. What does he think to the bike after a few track days and...

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  • Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

    24 July 2015 by Charlie Lester

    Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

    Just two months ago the Imps Motorcycle Display Team was in serious trouble. The volunteer-run charity, which teaches superb motorbike skills to disadvantaged kids, was desperately raising funds to...

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  • Bike of the Day: MV Agusta Brutale 910R

    24 July 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: MV Agusta Brutale 910R

    Bikes for saleIf you have a few extra coins in your pocket and crave attention more than an X-Factor finalist then this Brutale is the way to go. Italian bikes don't come much more exotic than those with an MV...

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  • Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

    24 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

    Japanese giant finally reveals official details of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin After months of teasing and years of rumour surrounding a new Honda Africa Twin, Honda have finally taken the wraps...

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  • Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

    23 July 2015 by MCN News

    Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

    You only have a few days left to get your entry in for the MCN/Carole Nash Moto Foto competition. So make it snappy and you could walk away with some stunning prizes. With cash and Nikon goodies up...

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  • Win top prizes with MCN

    23 July 2015 by MCN News

    Win top prizes with MCN

    Win ItWant to get your hands on some top biking goodies for free? It's easy, just register here. There are bags of prizes to win; here are our picks of the bunch. Oxford Oximiser, £49.99 Hook it up to your...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

    23 July 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

    Bikes for saleThere's a reason Honda are bringing back the Africa Twin next year - it's special. This one's only done 19,000 miles, which is incredibly low for a bike built for covering distance. Click here.

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  • Victory TT race bike ridden

    23 July 2015 by Adam Child

    Victory TT race bike ridden

    I was on the start line for the inaugural TT Zero race back in 2009 and, like many others, I wrongly sniggered at some of the prototype bikes. Rob Barber won the race with an average lap speed of...

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  • Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

    23 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

    Honda is set to release full details and photos of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin later this week but before they’ve had a chance to do that this video appears to have leaked a little early. The...

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  • Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

    22 July 2015 by MCN

    Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

    The £41,000 Kawasaki H2R is the fastest production bike available producing 249bhp (tested). Lined-up at its side is the UK's fastest Mercedes-AMG C63, with over £30,000 worth of modifications. Check...

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  • GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    Yamaha have revealed an all-new addition to their Sport Heritage range, the XSR700, which tips its hat the iconic XS650. Take a closer look... XSR700 Highlights Two-texture leather seat Aluminium...

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  • KTM offers electric off-road experience

    22 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    KTM offers electric off-road experience

    KTM is offering the first chance for a day in the dirt powered exclusively by the battery-powered Freeride-E. The event will take place E-Scape's track at Nantmawr Quarry, Oswestry on August 8,...

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  • Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    Yamaha’s Sport Heritage family has spawned another member in the shape of this retrosexual new street roadster. Visually, the new XSR700 – the name pays homage to the XS650 – delivers a rather...

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  • What’s your attitude to security?

    22 July 2015 by Andy Davidson

    What’s your attitude to security?

    Metropolitan Police launch a major blitz on rising bike crime by encouraging owners to lock and Datatag their bikes. Theft experts say that 80% of bikes stolen had no security fitted. What’s your...

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