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  • Is this Guy Martin's year?

    Today 17:06 by MCN Staff

    Is this Guy Martin's year?

    Guy Martin will be riding a BMW S1000RR for the 2015 roads season – will this be the year he breaks his TT duck and takes the top step of the podium? Is this Guy's year?

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  • Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

    Today 15:36 by Andy Calton

    Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

    The Yamaha MT-07 is hard to fault. Hard? Yes. but not impossible. While the perky twin is undoubtedly brilliant value for money, it does lack a little in the handling department. Get a bit jiggy with...

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  • Triumph Street Tracker spied

    Today 13:42 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Street Tracker spied

    Triumph's new Bonneville-based Street Tracker, which is due to go on sale in 2016, has been spied testing on the roads of Spain. These new spy shots also confirm for the first time that there will be...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW F650GS

    Today 09:45 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: BMW F650GS

    Although now superceded by the F700GS in truth BMW’s entry-level, novice-friendly, trail-style twin is little changed. It remains classily-built, well-equipped and a great introduction to...

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  • Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

    Today 01:00 by Alison Silcox

    Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

    I’ve had fun riding the Honda CB650F all year, riding some long distances, visiting exciting places and having chance to ride at Silverstone circuit but none of these brought as big a smile to my face...

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  • Custom Scouts debut Stateside

    Yesterday 12:39 by MCN News

    Custom Scouts debut Stateside

    Indian's return of the iconic Scout has already been creating a storm of interest, and two hot customiaed versions which broke cover in the States this week will only add to the interest. Custom...

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  • New MCN December 17: 5-in-1 Christmas issue

    Yesterday 10:45 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN December 17: 5-in-1 Christmas issue

    In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 17: - Ducati Scrambler first ride - Yamaha MT-09 Tracer first ride - New Triumph Street Tracker spied - Free glossy BSB...

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  • Bike of the Day: Original 1986 Honda VFR750

    15 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: Original 1986 Honda VFR750

    The bike that ‘reinvented’ Honda and arguably took motorcycling into the modern era still looks contemporary and is still useful today – not bad for a nearly 30-year-old machine! What’s more, good,...

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  • Ducati builds millionth bike

    15 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Ducati builds millionth bike

    Ducati have marked the occasion of building their one millionth bike at the Bologna factory with the CEO presenting a Monster 1200S personally to the new owner in Milan, Italy. Ducati CEO Claudio...

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  • Video: BMW R1200R first ride

    12 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Video: BMW R1200R first ride

    The new BMW R1200R roadster will cost £10,250 when it hits dealers in February and is powered by BMW’s latest-generation, 125bhp liquid-cooled 1170cc boxer engine, which first appeared in last year’s...

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  • Steve Parrish MAD Tour dates added

    12 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Steve Parrish MAD Tour dates added

    More dates have been added to the successful stage tour of former 500GP racer, BBC commentator and well-known practical joker Steve Parrish. The MAD tour – which stands for My Adolescent Dad – is a...

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  • Bike of the Day: £695 Triumph Tiger 900

    12 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: £695 Triumph Tiger 900

    Yup, that’s right, just 6-9-5 squids. There’s no catch, either. It might not be mint but it all works and is all there. This first Hinckley Tiger might not yet have the allure of the early Speed...

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  • Honda teases new Africa Twin

    12 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Honda teases new Africa Twin

    Honda are continuing the build-up to the launch of the all-new Africa Twin next year with the second in a series of videos exploring the history of the famous name. Despite the firm heavily falling...

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  • Bike of the Day: 1998 Triumph Thunderbird 900

    11 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 1998 Triumph Thunderbird 900

    Although basically a re-styled Trident, Hinckley Triumph’s 1994-2000 T-bird retains a strong following thanks to its strong mechanicals, handsome retro looks, charismatic three-cylinder powertrain and...

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  • Win with MCN!

    11 December 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Win with MCN!

    Did you know that MCN has its own competition website? At the moment we have over £2000 worth of prizes to give away on winit.motorcyclenews.com and we add more every week. Here are some of our...

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  • Norton Dominator is back

    11 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Norton Dominator is back

    The legendary Norton Dominator name is set to return as Norton announce they are already taking orders for a new, road-legal version of their Domiracer. These images direct from the Norton design...

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  • The Fight Over Potholes Continues

    11 December 2014 by John Westlake

    The Fight Over Potholes Continues

    David Cameron’s recent promise to spend £15bn building new roads in marginal constituencies got plenty of publicity. But it didn’t tackle the problem most of us face: the roads we already have are...

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  • Which biking star for I'm a Celeb...?

    11 December 2014 by MCN

    Which biking star for I'm a Celeb...?

    Four-time WSB champion Carl Fogarty was crowned King of the Jungle at the weekend, but which other biking star would you like to see in the Australian jungle? Foggy has just been crowned King of the...

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  • First ride: Ducati Scrambler

    11 December 2014 by MCN

    First ride: Ducati Scrambler

    Ducati’s eagerly anticipated Scrambler is being launched today in sunny California in the hands of Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here’s what Adam had to say about the all new Ducati. "We’ve flown all...

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  • Bike of the Day: 2008 Suzuki SV1000

    10 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 2008 Suzuki SV1000

    Big SV succeeded Suzuki’s flawed but loved TL series of V-twins and offered impressive twin performance, solid mechanicals, an OK chassis and affordable prices but even so it wasn’t enough to match...

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  • Our Bikes Honda RS125

    10 December 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Our Bikes Honda RS125

    1998 Luyten-Honda RS125 “What is it? How big is it? Goes alright, doesn’t it?” Three things I hear each and every time I wheel my Honda RS125 GP bike out. First thing’s first, it’s a two-stroke,...

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  • New BMW S1000RR: 198bhp on the dyno!

    10 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    New BMW S1000RR: 198bhp on the dyno!

    Some of the UK's first 2015 BMW S1000RRs have already been tested on dynos and are producing 198bhp at the back wheel. Race teams are starting to receive their new-model 2015 BMW S1000RRs in...

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  • First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    10 December 2014 by MCN

    First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    Yamaha’s new half-faired, all-rounder version of the popular MT-09 three cylinder roadster is currently being put through its paces in Spain in the hands of MCN Executive Editor Phil West. Here are...

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  • Bid for Neevesy’s Arai

    10 December 2014 by MCN News

    Bid for Neevesy’s Arai

    The Kevin Ash Fund is auctioning MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves’ custom-painted Arai RX-7 GP. Hand painted by Rich-Art Concepts, the helmet was worn by Neevesy in 2010/11for road testing...

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  • Foggy Smashed Final Vote

    10 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Foggy Smashed Final Vote

    TV bosses have revealed Carl Fogarty smashed the final vote to win I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here thanks to bike fans who managed to net him 60% of the votes logged against rival Jake...

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  • Bike of the Day: 2004 Ducati 749S

    09 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 2004 Ducati 749S

    Surely some kind of bargain, this. OK, the maligned, Pierre Terblanche-styled 999 and its junior sibling the 749 have yet to get the love afforded the 916 and 1098 but they’re still true Ducati...

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  • New MCN December 10: New Norton Dominator

    09 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN December 10: New Norton Dominator

    In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 10: - The Norton Dominator is back and we have all the details - Guy Martin: "My plans to do the Dakar" - I'm a Celeb...

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  • Richard Hammond: My life in bikes

    08 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Richard Hammond: My life in bikes

    Richard Hammond is one third of the Top Gear presenting team, a life-long bike nut, and keeper of an ever-changing stable of motorcycles from the oddball to the iconic How did you get into bikes and...

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  • Yamaha XV950: Long-term test report.

    08 December 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Yamaha XV950: Long-term test report.

    My year with Yamaha’s XV950 has been an interesting one. From the moment I picked it up people were questioning my choice, but not because of the bike you understand - the reviews for it have been...

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  • Bike of the Day: 2002 BMW F650CS Scarver

    08 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 2002 BMW F650CS Scarver

    Oddball based on BMW’s worthy, entry-level 650 single street trailie gained more, er, ‘challenging’ looks and road manners but wasn’t a success. Today, though, that adds up to an interesting,...

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  • Jungle King Foggy thanks the fans

    08 December 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Jungle King Foggy thanks the fans

    New King of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Carl Fogarty has thanked the fans who supported him only hours after getting out of the jungle set of the show. In a video posted on his official...

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  • Honda’s supercharged NC750

    06 December 2014 by Ben Purvis

    Honda’s supercharged NC750

    It’s easy to see Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 as little more than a toy for the wealthy, but the supercharged technology it sports could be a taste of the future for far more mundane machines. Looking...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750X SRAD

    05 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750X SRAD

    Last of the ‘game-changing’ SRADs (the first beam-framed GSX-Rs) in virtually mint, original condition, in the best colourscheme and with just 13K miles on the clock – what’s not to like? OK, it’s not...

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