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  • Whatever happened to Steve Webster MBE?

    Today 10:00 by MCN

    Whatever happened to Steve Webster MBE?

    He won 10 world sidecar crowns, but what’s Webbo up to today?  nly two Britons have won 10 road racing world championships: Mike Hailwood and Steve Webster. Yorkshireman Webster had a long and...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW R1100RT

    Today 09:45 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: BMW R1100RT

    Bikes for saleThe 1100cc air-cooled boxer twin motor is solid and reliable, if a little buzzy, but this is a bike still capable of big miles in complete comfort with no fuss. Typical BMW build quality, but it won't...

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  • Ducati Custom Rumble finalists announced

    Yesterday 16:43 by James Archibald

    Ducati Custom Rumble finalists announced

    The five finalists of Ducati’s Custom Rumble competition have been announced after voting closed in late January. The competition has seen Ducati Dealers modify the hugely popular Scrambler before...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000S

    Yesterday 11:02 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000S

    Bikes for saleThe Suzuki TL1000S has a bit of a bad reputation due to the poorly designed rear shock, which is fine if set up correctly. Because of the reputation they quickly developed a cult following and owners...

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  • Dream Garage - One Man's '70s Neverland

    07 February 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    Dream Garage - One Man's '70s Neverland

    Tony Collins is the UK’s biggest Fizzy nut – but his bike collection goes way beyond Yamaha’s pedal ‘n’ goes. The hoard of 1970s bikes he ‘just had to have’ spans four warehouses and garages. The man...

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  • Video: Live Suzuki GSX-R750F restoration

    06 February 2016 by James Archibald

    Video: Live Suzuki GSX-R750F restoration

    As part of Suzuki’s GSX-R thirtieth anniversary celebrations, Team Classic Suzuki were on hand at Motorcycle Live last year tasked with restoring an original 1985 GSX-R750F. Team Classic Suzuki...

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  • Used bike spotlight: Small capacity trailies

    05 February 2016 by MCN News

    Used bike spotlight: Small capacity trailies

    Bikes for saleIn this week's issue of MCN we put four of the most affordable 125cc trailies head-to-head on a winter green-lane odyssey to find out if you really need that big expensive adventure bike. You don't...

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  • BMW C Evoloution; Living with electric

    05 February 2016 by MCN

    BMW C Evoloution; Living with electric

    MCN finds out if bikes like BMW’s battery-powered scoot can be the ideal companion by living with one for a week like the idea of electric bikes. I’ve been lucky to ride a few in the past couple of...

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  • Bike of the Day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    05 February 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    Bikes for saleWith the 2012 ER-6n Kawasaki managed to make an already brilliant bike even better, by making it easier to ride and much more manageable for new riders, but still more than capable for more...

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  • In Pictures: Yamaha XSR900 launch

    04 February 2016 by MCN News

    In Pictures: Yamaha XSR900 launch

    Yamaha’s impressive new XSR900 is a recipe for success, based on the already good MT-09 platform but sporting a beautiful new wardrobe, it both looks good and rides good. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam...

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  • Farm boys v Marquez

    04 February 2016 by MCN Sport

    Farm boys v Marquez

    Lincolnshire’s Tim and Tom Neave know a bit about dirt track. So does Marc Marquez. In January 2014, the lads got the chance to race the Champion wo young Englishmen, wide-eyed, fresh-faced,...

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  • Used bike spotlight: Triumph Tigers

    04 February 2016 by MCN News

    Used bike spotlight: Triumph Tigers

    Bikes for saleWith the news that Triumph will be revealing a new version of the Tiger 1050 Sport, we've found previous and current model Tigers for sale at MCN Bikes for Sale. And don't forget, the new...

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  • Plan your day: Sunday schedule for London show

    04 February 2016 by MCN News

    Plan your day: Sunday schedule for London show

    With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s Sunday’s timetable so you can plan...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda CB1000R

    04 February 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Honda CB1000R

    Bikes for saleHonda's CB1000R is one of the forgotten super nakeds, lurking in the shadows of the uber-powerful, electronically-controlled new breed. That doesn't mean the CB is a bad bike - it's a brilliant road...

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  • Celebrate 20 years of BSB at London show

    03 February 2016 by MCN News

    Celebrate 20 years of BSB at London show

    Landmark bikes and star riders take part in a one-off tribute to the world’s most exciting national race series at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. In less than 10 days’ time BSB stars Neil...

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  • Paddock stands under £100

    03 February 2016 by MCN News

    Paddock stands under £100

    MCN ShopFour of the best rear paddock stands available on MCNshop.com.     MotoGP 1 piece rear paddock stand, £54.99 One of the most solid paddock stands around is made from 32mm cold-rolled...

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  • Video: Yamaha XSR900 first impressions

    03 February 2016 by Adam Child

    Video: Yamaha XSR900 first impressions

    The new Yamaha XSR900 is set to be one of the most highly anticipated bikes of 2016. With its MT-09 derived engine and ticking plenty of boxes in the looks department, this bike is a recipe for a...

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  • London Show kicks off this Friday!

    03 February 2016 by MCN News

    London Show kicks off this Friday!

    February 12-14 is your chance to take part in one of the biggest motorcycling events of the year as we head to the capital for the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. The latest and greatest new...

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  • Plan your day: Friday schedule for London show

    03 February 2016 by MCN News

    Plan your day: Friday schedule for London show

    With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s Friday’s timetable so you can plan...

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  • Should Stoner come back full time?

    03 February 2016 by MCN News

    Should Stoner come back full time?

    Double world champion Casey Stoner has returned to the MotoGP paddock as test rider for Ducati, immediately setting impressive times despite his long hiatus from the sport.  Should he return to...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT600E

    03 February 2016 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT600E

    Bikes for saleThe Yamaha XT600E is a straightforward, reliable and solid old-school trail bike. It's a solid workhorse that'll take you wherever you want to go - from that local trail you've had your eye on, to the...

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  • New Victory: Octane fuelled for take off

    03 February 2016 by Ben Purvis

    New Victory: Octane fuelled for take off

    Victory will reveal full details of their new Octane performance cruiser on February 19, but MCN has uncovered patent drawings that show how the new bike will look. The firm have made little secret of...

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  • Triumph confirm new Tiger Sport

    03 February 2016 by Richard Newland

    Triumph confirm new Tiger Sport

    Triumph have confirmed yet another new model will be added to their extensive list of new-for-2016 models, in the shape of a new version of their 1050-engined Tiger Sport. The Hinckley firm have...

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  • Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline is anything but a drag

    02 February 2016 by James Archibald

    Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline is anything but a drag

    Portuguese custom building duo, Alexandre Santos and Osvaldo Coutinho of the eccentrically titled ‘it roCks!bikes’ have built their third custom machine to be included Yamaha’s ever-growing Yard Built...

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