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  • Jenny Tinmouth: Think You Could Do Better?

    Today 15:09 by Michael Neeves

    Jenny Tinmouth: Think You Could Do Better?

    Jenny Tinmouth may be at the back of the BSB grid but she’d blitz the fastest of track day riders. Here’s why…  BSB is the fastest domestic superbike championship in the world and the grid is so...

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  • BMW reveal raft of 2016 updates

    Today 14:41 by MCN News

    BMW reveal raft of 2016 updates

    BMW have released a mini torrent of 2016 updates across the range, including nips, tucks, tweaks and new colour palette – and all will be available from August 2015 onwards. BMW F800GT The GT gets new...

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  • Top Five Denim Riding Jeans

    Today 11:37 by MCN Shop

    Top Five Denim Riding Jeans

    MCN SHOPHeld Hoover - £139.99 Stretch denim jeans made with a cotton denim outer with panels of Kevlar reinforcement to protect the seat, hips, thighs and knees. There are pockets to house optional knee and...

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  • Bultaco bets on electric

    04 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bultaco bets on electric

    New crossover moto-bike marks the return of iconic Spanish firm Bultaco, the long-defunct historic Spanish brand best known for its iconic Sherpa trials and off-road bikes during the 60s and 70s, have...

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  • Victory’s sporting future

    03 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Victory’s sporting future

    American firm pins future on meeting sporty riders’ needs Victory are about to embark on massive expansion as they attempt to become a more sporty brand, with both performance roadsters and even...

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  • Ducati report 22% global sales increase

    03 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati report 22% global sales increase

    Ducati have sold 32,600 motorcycles in the first six months of 2015 - an increase of 22% - leading to an all-time sales record for the Italian manufacturer. The biggest percentage insreases were...

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  • Bike of the Day - Suzuki SV650

    02 July 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day - Suzuki SV650

    The Suzuki SV650 is a bike that gave many motorcyclists their first taste of two-wheeled freedom and is revered by many due to its ease of use and fun factor. This one's covered relatively few miles...

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  • Moto Foto is back!

    02 July 2015 by MCN

    Moto Foto is back!

    With cash and Nikon prizes up for grabs, plus a coveted place in the Carole Nash 2016 calendar, we’re looking for the best images from a range of categories, and ultimately you, the motorcycling...

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  • Suzuki GSX-S1000F first impressions

    02 July 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Suzuki GSX-S1000F first impressions

    If you fancy all the flat barred comfort of a super-naked but you're put off by the lack of wind protection, the new Suzuki GSX-S1000F could be just what you're looking for. It's identical to Suzuki's...

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  • Memories: Foggy at Fifty

    01 July 2015 by MCN

    Memories: Foggy at Fifty

    Today - 1st July 2015 - is Carl Fogarty's 50th birthday. We've been reminiscing a little in the office today... Here's a little story of 'Men Behaving Excellently' - and probably the greatest Foggy...

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  • Bike of the Day: Husqvarna TE449

    01 July 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Husqvarna TE449

    Here's something a little different, a Husqvarna TE449 in full rally-spec, ready to take on the dunes of Africa. Or the Tesco car park when you've run out of bread. The bike weighs 149kg with the 26...

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  • First Ride: Suzuki GSXS1000F

    01 July 2015 by Emma Franklin

    First Ride: Suzuki GSXS1000F

    We're on the golden Isle of Man today, to ride a lap of the TT course on Suzuki's new sportsbike. As first revealed at the Cologne Motorcycle Show last year, Suzuki are keen to make it clear that this...

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  • Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    30 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    If you like your sportsbikes a little different from the usual Japanese and European offerings, the Buell 1125R will be right up your street. While it's not quite up to the same standard as most other...

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  • New MCN July 1: Rossi back on top

    30 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 1: Rossi back on top

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 1: Rossi back on top: The Doctor gives Marquez a dose of his own medicine New Honda RCV racers' verdict Victory's...

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  • Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed

    29 June 2015 by MCN News

    Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The weekend saw Valentino Rossi steal the show at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed – but he wasn't the only star attraction. Check out our gallery of the best moments from this year's incredible...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 749S

    29 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 749S

    The 749/999 is the ugly duckling of the Ducati superbike series, and as such they're not quite as desirable as the 916 series, although they're still cracking bikes. The 749 is preferred to the 999 by...

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  • Bike of the Day: Bimota V-Due 500

    26 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Bimota V-Due 500

    The Bimota V-Due was launched in 1997 after eight years of development and was almost universally slated as a rough-running, not particularly fast, oddball motorcycle for rich posers. But don't let...

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  • Suzuki GS1000 added to vintage parts programme

    25 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki GS1000 added to vintage parts programme

    The iconic Suzuki GS1000 is the latest bike to be added to Suzuki's vintage parts programme, which lists all original parts still available for the bike on their dedicated website. To demonstrate just...

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  • Hot Laps: The Top Six Fiery Bike Moments

    25 June 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Hot Laps: The Top Six Fiery Bike Moments

    After seeing Taylor Mackenzie’s Team WD40 Kawasaki set itself on fire and force him to quickly eject onto the grass at last week’s Snetterton BSB round, it got us thinking. What are some of the other...

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  • A year ago today

    25 June 2015 by Steve Hunt

    A year ago today

    It was only a year ago that we were at the top Gear test track, riding the Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle for the first time in the UK. "The Brammo is a fun, involving, bike to throw into...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda C90

    25 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Honda C90

    The Honda C90 needs no introduction, having been around since the 1960s until EU regulations killed it off in the early 2000s and their reliability is legendary - they just refuse to quit. Despite...

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  • New Husqvarna 401s spied testing

    24 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Husqvarna 401s spied testing

    The first fruits of Husqvarna’s new road bike family have been spied testing in the earliest possible state, but the distinctive lines of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen concept bikes are clear to see...

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  • Two new Speed Triples spotted

    24 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    Two new Speed Triples spotted

    This is the best sight yet of next year’s reworked Triumph Speed Triple, with both the standard and ‘R’ models spotted undergoing final testing on roads close to the Hinckley factory. Given the recent...

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  • New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer spied testing

    24 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer spied testing

    Yamaha are planning to unleash a new MT-07 Tracer as its relentless new model development continues. This smaller brother to the three-cylinder MT-09 Tracer, which is currently one of the UK’s most...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda CBF125

    24 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Honda CBF125

    The Honda CBF125 is the UK's best-selling bike and makes a great first bike or inner city commuter for more experience riders. It's incredibly light, sips fuel and offers enough poke to get away from...

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  • MCN ticket offer: Let's fill up Silverstone!

    24 June 2015 by MCN News

    MCN ticket offer: Let's fill up Silverstone!

    Back the Brits this August as MotoGP fever hits the UK – and save money on ticket prices! MotoGP returns to Silverstone on August 28-30, and promises to be a fantastic three-day festival of two-wheel...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

    23 June 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

    Now superseded by the V4 Tuono 1100 RR and V4 Tuono 1100 Factory, the old Tuono was our previous king of the Super Nakeds thanks to the torquey V4 motor, sophisticated electronics and exceptional...

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  • New MCN June 24: Joey fifteen years on

    23 June 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN June 24: Joey fifteen years on

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 24: Special tribute: Joey Dunlop 15 years on Scoop: New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory first...

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