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  • 2016 KTM 690 Duke prototype ridden

    Today 10:14 by Andy Downes

    2016 KTM 690 Duke prototype ridden

    KTM have long been associated with large capacity singles, but the company knows that for many potential customers the thudding power-delivery of their big thumpers can be a turn-off. Anyone who has...

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  • Bike of the Day: KTM RC8

    Yesterday 18:30 by MCN Staff

    Bike of the Day: KTM RC8

    Bikes for saleA nice example of the respectable RC8. With a punchy engine that is both powerful and useable, the RC8 often gets overlooked, which is suprising as it’s a cracking little bike. This one is a decent...

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  • Big Summer Giveaway at MCN Compare

    06 August 2015 by MCN Compare

    Big Summer Giveaway at MCN Compare

    MCN OFFERHelmets, gloves, show tickets and a Yamaha MT-07 up for grabs! Bike insurance due? Not only could you save time and money comparing with MCNcompare.com this summer, you could also be in with a...

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  • Free advanced rider training with the IAM

    Yesterday 18:00 by James Archibald

    Free advanced rider training with the IAM

    The Institute of Advanced Motorists has launched a new campaign to encourage riders to take advantage of a free riding assessment, worth £45. The assessment is intended to give people a taste of...

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  • The Motor Insurer's Database

    Yesterday 11:00 by MCN News

    The Motor Insurer's Database

    MCN CompareWhat is the Motor Insurer’s Database? The Motor Insurer’s Database (MID) was set up by the UK insurance industry and it is the centralised database of motor insurance policy...

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  • Bike of the Day: Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

    01 September 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

    Bikes for saleThis V7 Stone is part of the current stylish bikes that incorporate the retro theme that is so current at the moment. This one is no exception, taking the V7 model and incorporating it into a...

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  • New MCN September 2: Rossi reigns!

    01 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    New MCN September 2: Rossi reigns!

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 2: British MotoGP: Rossi Reigns! Battle of the 600s 17 pages of used bikes and advice Danny does it at...

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  • Bike of the Day: Triumph Tiger 800

    29 August 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Triumph Tiger 800

    Bikes for saleThis is a decent, low mileage example of the do-anything adventure bike. Comes with plenty of extras and useful gadgets and has the benefit of an alarm, Scottoiler, full service history and a fresh...

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  • Win top prizes with MCN

    28 August 2015 by MCN News

    Win top prizes with MCN

    Win ItWin a Pair of Oakley Prizm Road Flak Jacket Sunglasses worth £116.00 MotorCycle News has teamed up with Shadestation.co.uk, the UK’s largest online designer sunglasses, glasses and watch retailer, to...

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  • Used Bike Spotlight: Ducati 1199 Panigale

    28 August 2015 by James Archibald

    Used Bike Spotlight: Ducati 1199 Panigale

    Bikes for saleDucati is often seen as a prestige brand, a kind of royalty within the motorcycling world. Expensive, exotic and utterly captivating, the Bologna factory makes machines that will move your soul and...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda CBR500R

    28 August 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Honda CBR500R

    Bikes for saleA2 friendly bike that is both attractive and affordable. The CBR500R is a versatile machine that will put a smile on your face without needing to spend silly amounts of cash. It’s a fun and engaging...

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  • Video: R1 long termer on-board at Cadwell

    27 August 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Video: R1 long termer on-board at Cadwell

    You don’t need to do much to the latest R1 to turn it into the ultimate trackday bike. Here at an MSV trackday at Cadwell I just filled it up with fuel, added a few clicks of compression damping at...

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  • Used Bike Spotlight: Ducati 1198

    27 August 2015 by James Archibald

    Used Bike Spotlight: Ducati 1198

    Bikes for saleDucati is often seen as a prestige brand, a kind of royalty within the motorcycling world. Expensive, exotic and utterly captivating, the Bologna factory makes machines that will move your soul and...

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  • Indian Scout: New v old (very old)

    27 August 2015 by ped baker

    Indian Scout: New v old (very old)

    Last week I got the chance to meet up with the grandaddy of my 2015 Indian Scout long-term test bike, an original 101 model from 1928. Owned by Tim Berry, a member of the Indian Rider Motorcycle Club,...

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  • Harley-Davidson Street 750 first ride

    26 August 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Harley-Davidson Street 750 first ride

    The Street 750 is the bike Harley hopes will capture the interest of the younger generation and get them hooked on the brand. The Street marks a change from the norm for the Milwaukee firm, as the new...

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  • Moto-Foto voting opens

    26 August 2015 by ped baker

    Moto-Foto voting opens

    The MCN/Carole Nash Moto Foto competition is reaching its final stages, but we need YOU to pick an overall winner. Following voting on Facebook a shortlist was drawn up and now the judges have decided...

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  • Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Z750

    26 August 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Z750

    Bikes for saleThe Z1000’s little brother was a popular naked middleweight and looks neatly unfussy next to the newer Z800. This one’s done less than a thousand miles a year and comes with full service history and...

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  • Used Bike Spotlight: Ducati 1098

    26 August 2015 by James Archibald

    Used Bike Spotlight: Ducati 1098

    Bikes for saleDucati is often seen with prestige, as a kind of royalty within the motorcycling world. Expensive, exotic and utterly captivating, the Bologna factory makes machines that will move your soul and tug...

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  • Top five back protectors for under £100

    26 August 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Top five back protectors for under £100

    Top FiveHeld Shelter II Protector waistcoat £99.99 Held’s waistcoat, with a back protector panel made from SAS-TEC soft protection material, makes sure the fit is suitably close. The waistcoat is made from...

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  • Husqvarna café racer breaks cover

    26 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    Husqvarna café racer breaks cover

    New 690 single cylinder prototype spotted on the road The rebirth of the Husqvarna brand under KTM ownership has taken another leap forward with this first sighting of a new café racer, which uses a...

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  • KTM parallel twin 800 spied

    26 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    KTM parallel twin 800 spied

    New mid-range twin confirms fresh direction for KTM These are the first images of KTM’s new mid-range model – the first bike in the firm’s history to have a parallel-twin engine layout. KTM bosses...

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  • Bike of the Day: Triumph Tiger 800 XC

    25 August 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Triumph Tiger 800 XC

    Bikes for saleLow mileage looked after example of this middleweight do-everything adventure bike. The XC is the more off-road focussed version of the Tiger 800 and is up for anything you can throw at it. Comes as...

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  • New MCN August 26: Norton Rotaries Race Again

    25 August 2015 by Steve Hunt

    New MCN August 26: Norton Rotaries Race Again

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 26: Classic TT Special Yamaha Tracer vs FOUR Rivals New KTM 800 Spied £5k Harley: Full Details FREE Brit GP...

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  • Bike of the Day: Kawasaki KLX250

    24 August 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Kawasaki KLX250

    Bikes for saleLow-mileage (2521) 2011 model of the trusty little off-road styled commuter, which is pleasant enough but falls between the dirt and Tarmac offerings as it’s a little too slow for either. But it...

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  • New Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883

    24 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883

    The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883 are part of the range the firm calls Dark Custom range and both models get a host of revisions for 2016. The 1200cc V-twin Forty-Eight has been a big...

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  • Video: On-board with Steve Parrish

    24 August 2015 by James Archibald

    Video: On-board with Steve Parrish

    Last week GP legend Steve Parrish talked us through the experience of riding around Silverstone, in this latest on-board video he takes to the track, giving further insight into what it’s like to ride...

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  • New Harley Street 750 for under £6k

    24 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Harley Street 750 for under £6k

    Harley-Davidson’s entry-level Street 750 will be in UK dealerships in September and has been given a host of revisions after being on sale in other markets for 18 months. The price of £5795 for the...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    23 August 2015 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    Bikes for saleThe GSX-R750 has always offered the best marriage, 600 agility and litre bike power. It offers more usability on public roads than a 1000, with more than enough power on tap when it’s needed. This...

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  • WK tourer for just £5k

    23 August 2015 by Ben Purvis

    WK tourer for just £5k

    At just £5199, the WK Bikes 650TR is the cheapest full-dressed tourer on the market, but the current model’s vaguely Pan European-ish styling is getting dated. The new model, seen here, retains the...

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