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  • New MCN April 22: Rossi's argy bargy

    Today 11:59 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 22: Rossi's argy bargy

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 22: Rossi's argy bargy with Marquez New Norton TT racer exclusive Aprilia RSV4 RF first ride Honda CB125F first...

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  • Can you help keep the Imps' flame burning?

    Today 11:30 by Tony Hoare

    Can you help keep the Imps' flame burning?

    One of Britain’s best-loved motorcycle display teams has launched an appeal to raise enough money to buy a new fleet of bikes and save its future. The Imps motorcycle display team, originally formed...

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  • BMW sales beat all-time record

    Yesterday 16:08 by Andy Downes

    BMW sales beat all-time record

    BMW has been setting records for the number of bike sales for the past few months but the first three months of 2015 has seen the German company achieve the best quarterly sales figures of all...

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  • Erik Buell speaks out after company closure

    Yesterday 14:04 by Andy Downes

    Erik Buell speaks out after company closure

    Erik Buell has made his first comment following the closure of Erik Buell Racing; the company he founded from the ashes of Buell following parent company Harley-Davidson’s decision to close it in...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

    Yesterday 13:24 by Liam Marsden

    Our favourite super naked  bike, the V4 Tuono has bags of usable power, great handling, strong brakes and seamless electronics. This example's covered less than 15,000 miles and is available for less than the price of a new Yamaha Tracer. As an added bonus it sounds like a MotoGP bike, even with the standard exhaust system! Click here.

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  • New GSX-R1000 for 2016

    Yesterday 11:34 by Richard Newland & Ben Purvis

    New GSX-R1000 for 2016

    Suzuki will launch an all-new superbike in 2016 with radical VVT engine The reinvention of Suzuki will take another massive step forward at the end of this year when the firm is expected to unveil an...

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  • Extreme Holidays: Surviving Death Valley

    19 April 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Extreme Holidays: Surviving Death Valley

    ‘I’m so hot, I can’t even decide which way to go’ Surviving Death Valley is hard enough, going there for a biking holiday is just mental. MCN goes mental. A bead of acidic sweat trickles into my...

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  • Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

    18 April 2015 by Richard Newland

    Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

    Suzuki look set to unleash a production version of the turbo-charged Recursion concept bike. The latest patents filed by the firm suggest it will be a seriously well-engineered machine with the...

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  • BMW Scrambler is coming

    17 April 2015 by MCN News team

    BMW Scrambler is coming

    German firm creates a cost effective new range of stylish bikes based on the R nineT BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the...

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  • New riders needed for upcoming road test

    17 April 2015 by MCN

    New riders needed for upcoming road test

    MCN is on the lookout for three new riders who have just passed their A2 licence test to be a part of an upcoming road test on Tuesday May 5. The test is taking place in Crawley, so the closer you...

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  • Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

    16 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

    Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 was designed to fill the daunting gap between their popular YZF-R125 and headbanging YZF-R6. If our first ride on the launch in southern Spain is an accurate guide then they have...

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  • MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

    16 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

    Another day, another new bike launch! We're in France today riding the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 The Turismo Veloce is the latest bike to use the three-cylinder 798cc motor first seen in the...

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  • Erik Buell Racing files for bankruptcy

    16 April 2015 by MCN News

    Erik Buell Racing files for bankruptcy

    Erik Buell Racing, the firm that rose from the ashes of the doomed Harley-Davidson era of Buell, has sadly gone the same way as its previous incarnation, shutting the doors to the factory and filing...

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  • Come to MCNLive! this weekend!

    16 April 2015 by MCN

    Come to MCNLive! this weekend!

    MCN Live! has been a staple of the UK biking calendar for years, and there's still time to join us for the weekend and to experience THREE whole days (and nights) of awesome entertainment. Did you...

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  • Long Term Report: Triumph Street Triple Rx

    15 April 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Long Term Report: Triumph Street Triple Rx

    This year I've chosen to step out of my comfort zone. I love middleweight bikes, particularly nakeds, usually opting to ride more sedate models but this year being given the opportunity to ride the...

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  • King of the (data) Mountain

    14 April 2015 by Adam Child

    King of the (data) Mountain

    Why is John McGuinness so fast around the TT? Is it the 21-time TT winner’s track knowledge? Is it his bravery or bike skills? Just how much faster is the legend compared to a normal rider? All these...

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  • Off road experience day for £30

    13 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    Off road experience day for £30

    Dates for subsidised off-road riding experience days have been announced for the fourth year in a row with the £30 cost covering everything needed for the day. The event is named Motorcycle Off-Road...

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  • Ride Harley’s electric Livewire

    13 April 2015 by MCN News

    Ride Harley’s electric Livewire

    One thousand UK bikers will get the chance to ride Harley-Davidson’s prototype electric bike this summer, when Livewire comes to Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire on May 16-17. Harley are keen...

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  • Speedway ace Tai Woffinden at Donington

    13 April 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Speedway ace Tai Woffinden at Donington

    Tai Woffinden swapped dirt oval for tarmac for the first time last week at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. The 24-year old 2013 British and World Speedway champion rode a Honda CBR600RR on the...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW F800GS

    13 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: BMW F800GS

    The F800GS is slimmer, lighter and much easier to handle than the R1200GS, but equally as adept at tackling anything you throw at it. The parallel twin motor has plenty of torque and despite the 21...

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  • MCN revving up for Yamaha YZF-R3 first ride

    12 April 2015 by MCN News team

    MCN revving up for Yamaha YZF-R3 first ride

    MCN’s consumer editor Tony Hoare is gearing up to ride on the press launch of Yamaha’s new YZF-R3. We’ll be getting more technical details on the bike at Yamaha’s official presentation – and then the...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 RF: the rivals

    10 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Aprilia RSV4 RF: the rivals

    The press launch of the Aprilia RSV4 RF takes place next week at the Misano circuit, Italy. 2015 is the year of the superbike, with bikes like the Ducati 1299 Panigale, updated BMW S1000RR and new...

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  • Benelli BN302 first ride

    10 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Benelli BN302 first ride

    The Benelli BN302 is the bike the Italian company hopes will kickstart their worldwide resurgence, 10 years after they were purhcased by the Qianjiang Group. From a distance you'd be forgiven for...

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  • Last chance to book for MCN Live!

    10 April 2015 by MCN

    Last chance to book for MCN Live!

    There are only a few apartments left at Butlins Skegness for this year's MCN Live! April 17-20, which promises to be the ultimate biking party weekend, as we celebrate 60 years of MCN. Apartments are...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha DT175

    10 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha DT175

    One of the bikes of choice for youngsters before the 125cc learner law was introduced, Yamaha's DT175 is now a sought after machine by those looking to relive their youth. This 1978 model is claimed...

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