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  • 100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    Today 17:07 by Liam Marsden

    100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    Honda have reached an incredible milestone today, as they announced that the cumulative worldwide production of the Super Cub has reached 100,000,000 units. Yes, that's 100 million. The first Super...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Today 14:05 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Bikes for saleYamaha Fazers might not be the most desirable bikes out there, but they're incredibly practical and great value. Seller says “Just come in and is in great shape for the year, 4 cylinders and 150 bhp.

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  • Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    Today 11:58 by Justin Hayzelden

    Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    About 5 miles from Brands Hatch racing circuit, on the A20 London Road in Kent, is an innocuous looking prefab building set back from the highway on a pot-holed, dirt parking lot. For most of the week...

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  • New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

    Today 10:10 by Jordan Gibbons

    New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

    KTM have just unveiled the new Freeride E-XC at Hangar-7 in Austria (a collection of all things Red Bull), which they say is their statement of intent. KTM want to sing loud and proud about ‘urban...

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  • 8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    Yesterday 17:15 by MCN News

    8 best bluetooth helmet systems

    MCN SHOPBluetooth systems keep you connected while on the move – receive calls, listen to music, follow audio GPS instructions. Twin units like these also let you talk to pillions or fellow headset-equipped...

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  • Biking Heroes: The final 11

    Yesterday 15:30 by MCN News

    Biking Heroes: The final 11

    We had so many votes that we had to include an extra in our intended top 10 – so it’s now a top 11! Get voting to whittle this down to a final three. Voting opens today (October 18) and closes on...

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  • Toro, Toro, Toro!

    Yesterday 12:29 by MCN News

    Toro, Toro, Toro!

    Established Spanish off-road firm, Toro Trail, have launched a new adventure break, dubbed Toro Adventure, and using BMW’s R1200GS Rallye. Based in a luxurious mountain top villa, Toro Adventure is...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja 400 on the way

    Yesterday 11:44 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Ninja 400 on the way

    Kawasaki have been busy building a gorgeous Z900RS and an all-new supercharged H2-based sports-tourer – both revealed by MCN last week. But if your wallet, or licence entitlement, won’t stretch...

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  • Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

    Yesterday 11:19 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

    Not wanting to be left out, Yamaha have now joined in the fun with the release of a teaser video teasing something on October 25 - bang in the middle of the Tokyo Motor Show. Mark October 25 on your...

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  • Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

    Yesterday 11:00 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

    After a year of rampant success with their hot SP version of the already bonkers MT-10, the Japanese rumour mill suggests that Yamaha are on the verge of releasing an SP version of the MT-09, too. The...

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  • MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

    Yesterday 10:00 by Richard Newland

    MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

    After the recent announcement of the Lewis Hamilton-designed F4 LH44, MV Agusta are battling back with another stunning new bike, following months of financial turbulence. The immediate fruits of...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    Yesterday 09:38 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    Bikes for saleWe do love a good VFR here at MCN, and when we spot a used VFR with loads of accessories, it's hard to resist. Seller says “One owner from new, this bike has heated grips, Honda VFR comfy seat, with...

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  • The GSX-R1000 just got more affordable

    17 October 2017 by James Archibald

    The GSX-R1000 just got more affordable

    Suzuki are introducing a low 3% APR deal on their new-for-2017 GSX-R1000 that will help make the litre sportsbike more affordable. With a minimum £1000 deposit, the GSX-R can be ridden away on either...

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  • It’s a Burgman baby

    17 October 2017 by James Archibald

    It’s a Burgman baby

    They might not have the exotic appeal of a gleaming sports missile, but as a practical way to get around, the maxi scooter is hard to beat, and Suzuki have just made their new Burgman 400...

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  • Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    17 October 2017 by MCN News

    Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    A gang of thieves who used mopeds to enable their crime spree of more than 100 robberies in a period of less than three weeks were jailed last week for a total of over 18 years. Claude Parkinson, 18,...

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  • Bike tech – the way forward

    17 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Bike tech – the way forward

    BMW have long been at the sharp end of motorcycle tech development, and are continuing to push the boundaries with their ConnectedRide programme, which aims to deliver inter-vehicle position awareness...

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  • Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

    17 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

    Zero Motorcycles have now made their 2018 range a l-i-t-t-l-e bit more exciting by adding 10% more range and faster charging. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has introduced three new batteries;...

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  • Monster upgrade

    17 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Monster upgrade

    Twenty-five years after the original M900 Monster emerged from the Ducati factory, starting a dynasty that has seen them churn out well over 300,000 Monsters since, the firm have revealed an updated...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    17 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleWe can’t resist that Urban Tiger paint scheme, and being barely run in, this Blade is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This CBR1000RR comes in fantastic condition and with very low miles. This...

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  • Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    16 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    Drivers who kill behind the wheel could now be sentenced to life in prison under new legislation. Those who cause death by dangerous driving, or by careless driving while under the influence of drugs...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    16 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    Bikes for saleQuite simply one of the best all-round bikes of all time, and with a smattering of great additions, this VFR is an absolute steal at this price and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Great...

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  • Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    15 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day comes in a scooter form. We have a 2013 Piaggio Vespa LX125 up for sale for £2,495. Seller says “Comes with owners manual and service book. Will come with up-to-date service...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    14 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    Bikes For SaleA special MCN pick as bike of the day today! It's this BRAND NEW 1981 Yamaha RD250LC for sale for £13,980. What a beaut and an unbelievable find! Seller says "This new, old stock, zero mile LC comes...

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  • How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    14 October 2017 by MCN News

    How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    Bikes For SaleThe demand for quality, used two-stroke motorcycles has been rising gradually over the past few years, making the chances of finding a good one at a reasonable (or bargain) price now virtually...

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  • 6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    MCN ShopStaying warm whilst on your bike this winter is essential and we recommend buying thermal and base layers that offer a close, snug fit as this will help trap warm air against the skin – keeping you...

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  • Exclusive! KTM 790 Duke first ride

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    Exclusive! KTM 790 Duke first ride

    MCN has secured an exclusive first ride on KTM’s all-new 790 Duke. Due to be launched next year, we travelled to the Berchtesgaden Alps where we tested a pre-production prototype version of the...

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  • The history of two-strokes

    13 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    The history of two-strokes

    It’s all about character. Nothing else on two wheels delivers the visceral thrills of a two-stroke engine. They deliver a hit of power every other stroke where a four-stroke manages only half as many.

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  • Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    13 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    The entire historic brand of Excelsior-Henderson is set to go up for auction at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas on January 27, 2018. Excelsior-Henderson was a big American motorcycle manufacturer, on a...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    Bikes for saleNot the cheapest example available, but really clean and with low mileage. This ZX-9R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a 1999 model Kawasaki ZX9-R in red. Comes with only 3 owners from...

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