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  • Bike of the day: KTM 990 Adventure

    Today 08:30 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 990 Adventure

    Bikes for saleHardly any miles on this five year old Adventure with plenty of long distance extras. Seller says: 30th anniversary edition KTM. Full service history. Serviced and MOT July 2016, new Continental TKC...

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  • Triumph record attempt set for September

    Yesterday 11:28 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph record attempt set for September

    After achieving a top speed of 274.2mph during their practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Triumph have confirmed they will return in September to attempt to set a new motorcycle land speed...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    Yesterday 09:30 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    Bikes for saleFor many people, this generation of VFR is the best road bike ever built thanks to legendary reliability, consistent performance and top notch comfort. Find out details on the above 1996 bike...

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  • 213.3mph wheelie sensation

    Yesterday 09:00 by James Archibald

    213.3mph wheelie sensation

    Dutch rider Egbert van Popta has set a new record for the world’s fastest wheelie at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire. A stunning 213.3mph saw him overtake the 209.8mph record set by Liverpool's...

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  • Bike of the Day: Kawasaki ZX-6R

    23 August 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Kawasaki ZX-6R

    Bikes for saleHardly any miles on this 9-year old ZX-6R and just £3.5k make this Ninja a tempting little number. Seller says: Very low mileage on this cracking sports 600 in great condition, finished in classy...

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  • Gallery: Travelling the world on a Vespa

    23 August 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Travelling the world on a Vespa

    Think all round-the-world adventures need months of planning, top-of-the-range adventure bikes and plenty of money? Think again. In April 2015, 24-year-old fine art graduate Emma Trenchard embarked on...

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  • This week's issue: Cal Strikes Gold

    23 August 2016 by MCN News

    This week's issue: Cal Strikes Gold

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 24: Cal strikes Gold Crutchlow takes stunning Brno GP victory – ending Barry Sheene’s 35-year record Ducati 1299...

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  • See your Yamaha before you buy it

    23 August 2016 by James Archibald

    See your Yamaha before you buy it

    Yamaha have released a new app for their Sports Touring range of motorcycles that lets you customise the bikes with accessories and colours to see what it looks like before going to the dealership and...

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  • Top 3 comfy sports bikes

    23 August 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Top 3 comfy sports bikes

    There aren’t many truly comfy sportsbikes produces any more. You could argue the less-focussed superbikes, like the Blade and GSX-R1000 are comfier than the R1s, ZX-10Rs and S1000RRs of the world, but...

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  • National Motorcycle Museum Live returns

    23 August 2016 by MCN News

    National Motorcycle Museum Live returns

    The National Motorcycle Museum Live open day returns on Saturday 5 November with free entry and a host of activities throughout the day. New for 2016 is the live start up feature, wihch will see...

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  • Bike of the Day: Triumph Street Triple R

    22 August 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Triumph Street Triple R

    Bikes for saleWhen it was introduced back in 2007, Triumph’s Street Triple took the world by storm. When the R model came out later, it made an already class-leading bike even better.  Seller says: Presented...

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  • Enter to win mcnshop.com vouchers

    22 August 2016

    Enter to win mcnshop.com vouchers

    MCN ShopTo enter just fill in the form below, its as simple as that! We have created this fantastic competition to allow you to get some new gear on us. Whether you're thinking about stocking up on winter...

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  • How the hell do you...Ride on water?

    22 August 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How the hell do you...Ride on water?

    Here's part 1 Answered by Robbie Maddison - Robbie is one of the world’s biggest nutcases, with a mile-long list of stunts and first feats to his name, from jumping Tower Bridge to the world jump...

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  • Gallery: Around the world for £5000

    22 August 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Around the world for £5000

    There's no doubt the current leaders in the adventure bike sector are amazing bikes. Loaded with top-spec electronics such as electronically adjustable suspension, rider modes and ABS, there's not...

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  • The Sheene Machines (Part 2/2)

    22 August 2016 by Stuart Barker

    The Sheene Machines (Part 2/2)

    He liked his handlebars set wide and preferred aluminium crankcases, Heron Suzuki mechanic Martyn Ogborne reveals the secrets behind Barry’s winning bikes  We all know the story of Barry Sheene’s...

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  • Gallery: Riding the highest road in the world

    21 August 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Gallery: Riding the highest road in the world

    Mountains are earth's giants. They're behemoths, slowly pushing their way through the clouds over millions of years to scratch at heaven's belly. The ancient rocks offer us the highest ground we can...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    21 August 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleSeen as one of the most outrageous bikes of its time and now christened 'the father of all modern superbikes' and nearly 20 years on, the Yamaha R1 still feels smooth and full of life. Find out...

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  • Bikes for sale: Adventure special

    21 August 2016 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Adventure special

    Bikes for saleNot all adventures have to be epic and break-the-bank, which is why we've picked some adventure bikes on a budget to help you feed your travelling bug. Not long of summer time left so why not get out...

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  • 8 best bits from the go-faster books

    21 August 2016 by MCN

    8 best bits from the go-faster books

    We’ve burned the midnight oil digesting the finest biking bibles so you don’t have to. Read and learn... 1: The need to focus “When you ride you should try to forget everything else. Don’t think...

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  • Top five Suzuki GSX-Rs

    20 August 2016 by MCN News

    Top five Suzuki GSX-Rs

    The GSX-R family has been around since 1985, when the GSX-R750 was introduced to comply with changes to the AMA Superbike rules which decreased maximum engine size from 1025cc to 750cc in...

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  • Gallery: Adventure pioneers

    20 August 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Gallery: Adventure pioneers

    We've got it so easy. The first man to motorcycle around the world did it over 100 years ago. Carl Stearns Clancy circumnavigated the globe on a 1912 Henderson Four in 1913. In 1932, a 23-year-old...

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  • The Sheene Machines (Part 1/2)

    20 August 2016 by Stuart Barker

    The Sheene Machines (Part 1/2)

    He liked his handlebars set wide and preferred aluminium crankcases, Heron Suzuki mechanic Martyn Ogborne reveals the secrets behind Barry’s winning bikes  We all know the story of Barry Sheene’s...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

    20 August 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

    Bikes for saleOne of the most underrated bikes of all time, a simple, uncomplicated pleasure which will take you effortlessly from A-B but is still full of surprises. Here are some details on the above 2015...

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  • Shelsley attracts the iconic and eccentric

    19 August 2016 by MCN News

    Shelsley attracts the iconic and eccentric

    Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival returns on Sunday, September 4 drawing in the weird and wonderful bikes of the motorcycle world. This diverse celebration of engineering excellence features rare, classic,...

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  • The hottest bikes from Suzuka

    19 August 2016 by Simon Patterson

    The hottest bikes from Suzuka

    There is no other motorcycle race like the Suzuka 8-Hour. Like the Isle of Man TT, the Bol d’Or and the Daytona 200 it is one of bike racing’s classics, a standout event that has a flavour and an...

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  • When James May met Busa-san and GSX-R750Y-san

    19 August 2016 by Bike magazine

    When James May met Busa-san and GSX-R750Y-san

    Surely the designers of the GSX-R750 engine and the Hayabusa must be the most demonic characters to walk the face of this planet? Let's all meet up in the year 2000 – when James May finds more life in...

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