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  • Bienville debut £228k bike at FOS

    Yesterday 16:17 by MCN News

    Bienville debut £228k bike at FOS

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the global public debut of the outlandish Bienville Legacy – set to be one of the most powerful four-cylinder production motorcycles ever created – this June...

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  • Long-term test: 2015 Yamaha R1

    Yesterday 08:00 by Michael Neeves

    Long-term test: 2015 Yamaha R1

    I’ve just collected my new R1. I’ve had super nakeds for the past few years, so it’s the first race replica I’ve had for a long time. I love super nakeds, but I want to do more trackdays with my mates...

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  • New MCN May 27: Ultimate adventure test

    26 May 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN May 27: Ultimate adventure test

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 27: The ultimate adventure test - 12 bikes, 3000 miles, five days Intelligent bikes are coming BMW's six-cylinder...

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  • Triumph unveil Barbour special edition

    22 May 2015 by MCN News

    Triumph unveil Barbour special edition

    Triumph have unveiled yet another special build, following on from the release earlier today of the Venom. This new street tracker has been built to mark a tie-up between the two world-famous British...

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  • BMW reveals six-cylinder Concept 101

    22 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    BMW reveals six-cylinder Concept 101

    BMW have just revealed this six-cylinder Concept 101 at the prestigious Villa d’Esta Concorso event held in Como, Italy, which heralds the arrival of a bagger production bike later this year. The...

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  • Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

    22 May 2015 by Adam Child

    Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

    Moto Guzzi’s Eldorado and Audace are being launched today at the historic Moto Guzzi factory in northern Italy. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is just about to embark on a full day's riding...

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  • Gas Gas files for insolvency in Spain

    21 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Gas Gas files for insolvency in Spain

    Manufacturer of trials and enduro bikes Gas Gas Motos has filed for insolvency in the Spanish courts while the company seeks new investors. UK importer ClementsMoto Ltd has confirmed the Spanish firm...

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  • Victory Release New 'Project 156' Video

    20 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Victory Release New 'Project 156' Video

    Victory motorcycles have released the second instalment in the preparation for the American firm’s 2015 attack on the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb which sees competitors heading up a...

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  • Video: Kawasaki H2R 'Flat Out'

    20 May 2015 by Adam Child

    Video: Kawasaki H2R 'Flat Out'

    We’re confident the H2R is going to break 200mph; after that we’re into the unknown. We speed tested the road-going Kawasaki H2 just a few weeks ago and it kicked sand in the face of the Suzuki’s...

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  • MCN Festival round up

    19 May 2015 by MCN Staff

    MCN Festival round up

    The MCN Festival kicked off last Saturday with a packed itinerary of test rides, racing, classic parades, sprint demonstrations, an Extreme Sprint Enduro, custom show and a host of celeb riders...

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  • New MCN May 20: Ducati Panigale R first ride

    19 May 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN May 20: Ducati Panigale R first ride

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 20: Ducati 1199 Panigale R - First Test Kawasaki H2R flat out KTM Super Duke R vs Suzuki GSX-S1000 vs Kawasaki...

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  • 2009-2014 Yamaha R1 owners needed

    19 May 2015 by MCN

    2009-2014 Yamaha R1 owners needed

    MCN is in need of a 2009-2011 and 2012-2014 Yamaha R1 to use in an upcoming road test at Rockingham on Wednesday May 27.  If you're able to come along you'll also get an opportunity to ride the...

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  • Superbike exotica shootout

    18 May 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Superbike exotica shootout

    We're in Alcarras in Spain pitching the special version of the bike that won our recent superbike shoot-out, against two of it's newest rivals.  So here we are; the Yamaha R1M versus the Aprilia...

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  • First Test: Ducati Panigale R

    15 May 2015 by Adam Child

    First Test: Ducati Panigale R

    I’m stood in pitlane with £28,995 of Ducati Panigale R staring at me with barely contained aggression. Opportunities to ride exotica of this calibre are few and far between; make no mistake, this is a...

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  • Show Guide: Plan your MCN FESTIVAL weekend!

    15 May 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Show Guide: Plan your MCN FESTIVAL weekend!

    It's finally here! The first ever MCN Festival of Motorcycling is here - and the excitement is simply electric. The weather is looking excellent, the site is prepared and ready for thousands upon...

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  • Ducati Diavel Titanium arrives in UK

    14 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Diavel Titanium arrives in UK

    The limited-edition Ducati Diavel Titanium is now in production and the first examples of the 500 being built are arriving in UK dealers. The Diavel Titanium is a new range-topping model for the...

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  • Long-Term Report: F800R

    14 May 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Long-Term Report: F800R

    My intention this year is to ride. Having spent last year working on a customising project that saw my bike spend more time on ramps than it did on the road, this time I want something rideable,...

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  • Exclusive: MotoGP '15 videogame details

    14 May 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Exclusive: MotoGP '15 videogame details

    We had a bit of a snoop around the publisher websites for the MotoGP videogame this morning and found a pre-release trailer for the new MotoGP 15 game. Having put in a quick call for confirmation, the...

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  • Long term report: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    13 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Long term report: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    Run in and ready for the year ahead The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is already one of the best-selling bikes of the year in the UK with nearly 1500 sold and Yamaha UK searching for another boat load to fulfil...

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  • Long-term report: KTM RC390

    13 May 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Long-term report: KTM RC390

    A Chinese sage once said: “The sparrow may be small but it has all the vital organs” and, as I spend more time with the KTM’s pint-sized supersport, I’m discovering this maxim is pretty much true for...

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  • New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

    13 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

    Yamaha have added a new entry-level scooter aimed at urban riders with this new NMAX 125cc with a single-cylinder four-stroke engine and sporty styling. The engine has been designed with fuel...

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  • Long-term test: KTM 1050 Adventure

    13 May 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Long-term test: KTM 1050 Adventure

    Those who buy the printed version of MCN that's published today will see me extolling the virtues of the KTM 1050 Adventure, a bike that doesn’t need to be cleaned every time it gets dirty. Running...

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  • Long Term Report: Triumph Street Triple Rx

    13 May 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Long Term Report: Triumph Street Triple Rx

    It's definitely a voyage of discovery with the Triumph Street Triple Rx at the moment. I've always ridden middleweight bikes and primarily nakeds ones but I'm finding this is definitely a step up the...

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  • Video: Aprilia RSV4 RF

    12 May 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Video: Aprilia RSV4 RF

    The RSV4 was always one of the best road going superbikes because it had really nice handling, it was very agile and had some of the best electronics on any superbike. What it lacked before was...

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  • See Schwantz roll back the years

    12 May 2015 by MCN Festival

    See Schwantz roll back the years

    Dirt track tribute to the iconic Transatlantic Trophy series starring Kevin Schwantz, Dave Aldana and David Knight! Motorcycling icons, off-road gods and masters of the speedway oval will be locking...

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  • Victory to storm Pikes Peak

    12 May 2015 by Richard Newland

    Victory to storm Pikes Peak

    It’s the most hardcore road race in the United States, boasting a dizzying 156 corners laced up the side of the Pikes Peak mountain. This historic race is the domestic equivalent of the TT for many...

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  • Victory's electric TT shock

    12 May 2015 by Richard Newland

    Victory's electric TT shock

    Victory Motorcycles have stunned the world with the announcement that they will contest this year’s Isle of Man SES TT Zero electric race with an all-new prototype race bike. “Everyone has told us...

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  • New MCN May 13: BMW S1000XR First Test

    12 May 2015 by MCN

    New MCN May 13: BMW S1000XR First Test

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 13: BMW S1000XR - First Test FREE MCN FESTIVAL GUIDE New Africa Twin - all the details! Brits dominate WSB Chaz’s...

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