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  • Gallery: Kawasaki Ninja H2 launch

    Yesterday 13:27 by Adam Child

    Gallery: Kawasaki Ninja H2 launch

    MCN's Adam Child is riding the stunning the all-new Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R at Losail Circuit today - here are a few shots from his first session on the road-going H2. "It's epic," says Adam. "The...

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  • £60 for 60 lucky riders

    Yesterday 11:38 by MCN Compare

    £60 for 60 lucky riders

    To celebrate MCN’s 60th birthday, 60 lucky riders in March will receive a £60 eVoucher to spend at Sportsbikeshop.co.uk when they get a bike insurance quote at MCNcompare.com.   Everyone else...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda CB1000R

    Yesterday 09:52 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Honda CB1000R

    When it comes to super nakeds you probably think of bikes like the BMW S1000R or KTM Super Duke - both exceptionally fast bikes. But the lower powered bikes - such as this CB1000R - often get unfairly...

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  • First Ride: Kawasaki Ninja H2 & H2R

    Yesterday 09:00 by Adam Child

    First Ride: Kawasaki Ninja H2 & H2R

    The riding launch of Kawasaki's game-changing supercharged Ninja H2 and H2R is taking place at the Losail Circuit in Qatar now, and MCN's Senior Road Tester Adam Child is there to ride both...

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  • Free cover for shared rides

    03 March 2015 by MCN News

    Free cover for shared rides

    Carole Nash have unveiled a new policy aimed at giving British motorcyclists even more freedom, by giving them enhanced cover to ride someone else's bike at no extra cost. Rider Cover is an extension...

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  • Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

    03 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

    Suzuki has officially confirmed the price and availability of the Bandito 1250 which has returned to the 2015 line-up for the first time since 2012. The mildly updated Bandit 1250 has been given a new...

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  • New accident stats show large decrease

    03 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    New accident stats show large decrease

    The latest road accident statistics have been released and they have shown a 9% drop in motorcyclists killed on the UK roads in 2012. The stats for 2012 are the most up-to-date available and they show...

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  • New MCN March 4: Cal's back!

    03 March 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN March 4: Cal's back!

    In this week's 60th anniversary edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 4: - Crutchlow takes giant strides on new Honda - Yamaha MT-09 Tracer takes on rivals -...

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  • Top five helmets for under £200 on MCNshop

    27 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    Top five helmets for under £200 on MCNshop

    Sports-touring helmets are a good blend of practicality and sporty pretensions. All five helmets here cost less than £200 and have a dropdown internal sun visor to make them highly versatile on the...

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  • Hot metal hits Scotland

    27 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    Hot metal hits Scotland

    All the latest bikes and some amazing live action all under one roof. Biking is booming again with the hottest range of new machines we’ve seen in years. Now Scottish fans can see all the key bikes...

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  • Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

    26 February 2015 by MCN

    Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

    Marc Marquez once again finished on top of the time sheets at the Sepang tests. Is the double world champion set to dominate once again in 2015? Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

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  • Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

    26 February 2015 by MCN

    Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

    Revived Brough Superior will have its first all-new bike in 75 years on its way to customers by the end of the year. Are they doing the right thing by putting a modern twist on an old label? Are they...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    26 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    The BMW S1000RR has been at the top of the superbike game since it was released in 2009, but it arguably wouldn't have been if it wasn't for the 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000. BMW were so impressed with the...

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  • Bike of the Day : Yamaha Tricity

    25 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day : Yamaha Tricity

    A bit left field, this one, but Yamaha's new three-wheeled scooter is an exceptional little bike for commuting in the city. It's light enough to nip between gaps, and the two front wheels provide...

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  • Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

    25 February 2015 by Simon Relph

    Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

    I am surprised by how attached I became to the Bonneville in the nine and a half months I spent riding it. It’s not particularly fast, it’s definitely not light and it’s not the best handling bike in...

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  • Video: 2015 Yamaha R1 first ride

    24 February 2015 by MCN

    Video: 2015 Yamaha R1 first ride

    Yamaha hopes the new R1 and R1M will be the bikes to see off the high-tech competition from Europe that has ruled the superbike game over the last few years. MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves rode...

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  • New MCN February 25: Yamaha R1 first ride

    24 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN February 25: Yamaha R1 first ride

    In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 25: - New Yamaha R1 and R1M first rides - Guy Martin meets his new BMW - Brits rule in WSB 2015 opener at Phillip Island...

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  • First Ride: 2015 Yamaha R1 & R1M

    23 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    First Ride: 2015 Yamaha R1 & R1M

    Yamaha has created a superbike to beat the best of its European rivals. The new BMW S1000RR and Ducati 1299 Panigale are going to have their work cut out to keep up with the new £14,999 R1. Watch the...

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  • Do you own a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV?

    23 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    Do you own a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV?

    We're looking for a kind owner of a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV to help us on a feature. Could you help? We are needing to ride one of these bikes for about 20 miles on Thursday/Friday of this week. Would...

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  • New R1 launch today!

    23 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    New R1 launch today!

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of Yamaha’s eagerly-awaited R1 launch at the Eastern Creek circuit in Sydney, Australia today. It’s the first new R1 for six years and will cost...

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  • First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

    22 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

    Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Australia for the launch of the new XJR1300 Racer. Here are his initial impressions: Yamaha has taken the out-going XJR1300 ‘musclebike’, left the basics alone,...

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  • New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

    21 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

    Updated Speed Triple gets a host of makeovers but its still 18 months away from a showroom Pictures by S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Triumph’s best-selling Speed Triple range is set for a hefty makeover as...

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  • Norton DominatorSS First Ride

    20 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Norton DominatorSS First Ride

    Say hello to the new Norton Dominator SS, the latest creation from the revived historic British company and the culmination of six years of hard work. If it looks familiar it’s because the Dominator...

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  • Harley appoints new CEO

    20 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Harley appoints new CEO

    Harley-Davidson has appointed Matt Levatich as the new boss of the company to replace the man who is widely credited with saving the company from financial disaster in 2009. Current CEO Keith Wandell...

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  • Video: Birth of a Multistrada

    20 February 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Birth of a Multistrada

    If you've ever wondered how a bike is transformed from lumps of metal, plastic and rubber into something far more rideable, this latest short video from Ducati will give you a window inside the Borgo...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSR750

    20 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSR750

    While the Suzuki GSR750 might not quite offer the same performance as bikes like the Triumph Street Triple or Kawasaki Z800, it's still a fun, usable middleweight naked. This particular example comes...

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  • First ride: Aprilia Caponord Rally

    20 February 2015 by Andy Davidson

    First ride: Aprilia Caponord Rally

    Aprilia’s Caponord Rally is currently being put through its paces in Sardinia by MCN’s Andy Davidson. Here are his first impressions: “Rewind back to 2013 when Aprilia originally launched the 1200cc...

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  • MCN Festival of Motorcycling tickets on sale

    20 February 2015 by MCN

    MCN Festival of Motorcycling tickets on sale

    Tickets for the brand new MCN Festival of Motorcycling are now on sale, priced at just £19 for adults and £14 for over 65s. Children go free with an accompanying adult. The festival takes place May...

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  • Long-term Test: Suzuki Hayabusa

    20 February 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Long-term Test: Suzuki Hayabusa

    Bye bye Busa, it’s been a blast. 2014 was a year of big numbers for the Hayabusa and me. In our eight months together we covered 4450 miles at an average 38mpg, burning through two sets of tyres, and...

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  • Which model defines the modern superbike?

    20 February 2015 by MCN

    Which model defines the modern superbike?

    This week sees the world launch of the all-new YZF-R1 – a model that has helped define the very essence of the litre-class sportsbike for the last 17 years. But which model defines the modern...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000R

    19 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000R

    The TL1000R was Suzuki's response to the V-twin domination by Honda (with their SP1/SP2) and Ducati (with their 916/996) in superbike race classes, but it was a little too late, and it never raced in...

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  • GS Trophy UK storms Wales

    19 February 2015 by MCN News

    GS Trophy UK storms Wales

    If a bit of off-road tickles your sweet spot, you could do a lot worse than joining Simon Pavey, Charley Boorman and BMW Motorrad UK in South Wales on the Bank Holiday weekend of  24-25 May.

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  • Royal Enfield back in the UK

    19 February 2015 by MCN News

    Royal Enfield back in the UK

    Royal Enfield have confirmed that they have given the green light to the development of a new technology centre to be based in Leicestershire, which is intended to support the brand’s long term...

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  • Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    18 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    The Buell may not be quite on the same level as other sports bikes from the likes of Ducati or Aprilia, but it's competent, exciting and, if you care about such things, different. The Rotax engine was...

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