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  • In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

    Today 09:30 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

    In this week’s issue of MCN we bring you all the latest news from the 2017 Isle of Man TT as weather disrupts practice, but Guy Martin ups the pace in private tests on the Honda Fireblade and Mugen...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Today 09:28 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleFancy a Fireblade but don’t want to shell out on a new one? We’ve got you covered with today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a 2009 Honda Fireblade HM Plant Kiyonari replica, actually sprayed...

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  • deBolex do the business, again

    Yesterday 12:55 by James Archibald

    deBolex do the business, again

    We caught up with deBolex Engineering mastermind Calum Pryce-Tidd at The Bike Shed show the other day to find out just what’s been brewing in his workshop, besides of course the recent Buell XB9 that...

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  • Bike of the day: 2001 Yamaha FJR1300

    Yesterday 07:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: 2001 Yamaha FJR1300

    Bikes For SaleTravel in style with today's bike - Yamaha's 2001 FJR1300. Seller says "This FJR1300 is in good condition for the year. Low mileage example with only 16k miles on the clock. The bike comes with a...

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  • Gallery: The Bike Shed Show

    28 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Gallery: The Bike Shed Show

    The annual Bike Shed Show is always a place where some of the world’s top motorcycle builders convene; all in the name of creating beautiful bespoke bikes. It’s fair to say that this year has followed...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    28 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a favourite among new and experienced riders alike. It's perfect for commuting, will surprise many people in the corners and even makes a great basis for a track bike. It...

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  • CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

    27 May 2017 by James Archibald

    CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

    CCM have unveiled their new Spitfire Scrambler at the Bike Shed Show to a packed Tobacco Docks this weekend. It comes just weeks after CCM allowed MCN to see plans for the new machine and follows on...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

    27 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

    Bikes for salePick up one of the hottest bikes of 2017 and avoid the depreciation involved with buying a brand-new machine with this Triumph Street Triple 765 RS, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “The...

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  • Suzuki’s great Café tour

    26 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki’s great Café tour

    Suzuki will be taking a fleet of demo bikes – including the new 2017 GSX-R1000 around the UK to a number of biker cafes throughout the summer.  Starting at Scotland’s popular Green Welly Stop on...

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  • Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    26 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    Kawasaki is giving riders the opportunity to win a year's free membership to Club Kawasaki, when they book demo rides on the K-World Tour. The remaining dates for the K-World Tour are Lydden Hill...

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  • This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    26 May 2017 by MCN News

    This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    It’s getting to the time of year where it’s warm enough to get away without wearing a jumper or jacket and we thought that you could make yourself stand out more for the right reasons with these...

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  • Naked bikes are back

    26 May 2017 by Neil Murray

    Naked bikes are back

    I’m not sure what goes through manufacturers’ minds when they decide to make a cheap naked bike out of something that was previously swaddled in plastic and adorned with expensive add-ons. In theory...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    26 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is an adventure bike for those looking for something a little different, a 2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Seller says "Cracking Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8v in black, this bike comes...

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  • Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    Draggin' Jeans' all-new material has beaten rivals in an independent abrasion test carried out by Deakin University, Australia. The test, which took place in conditions identical to those used for the...

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  • Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    With talks of The Bike Shed events potentially going global (Spain, Italy and America), Dutch Van Someren and the crew bring it home this weekend for one of Europe's biggest custom show.  The...

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  • Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    The Ducati Museum in Bologna is now open on Sundays from 9am to 6pm for the course of the summer. The extra day means the museum is now open six days a week, with it being closed on Wednesdays. Last...

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  • Triumph add new colours to retro models

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph add new colours to retro models

    Triumph have announced new colours for their retro range of bikes, including Cranberry Red and Frozen Silver on the popular new Bobber model. The Thruxton R's Diablo Red option will be replaced by...

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  • Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    Bikes For SaleA special one for the day is this 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000RR 312, £8,950, which is the only version of this bike on MCN Bikes for Sale.  Seller says "MV Augusta F41000RR 312, I am an engineer in my...

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  • KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    KTM have announced their first Adventure Rally in Europe, which will see participants riding their own KTM Adventure bikes on three off-road loops over the course of three days. The first European...

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  • Yamaha recall MT models

    25 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Yamaha recall MT models

    Yamaha have recalled a number of their triples to address a production fault that could make the handlebars come loose. The recall affects the MT-09 based models and includes both the XSR 900 and...

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  • 2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

    25 May 2017 by Jon Urry

    2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

    Before I rode the Versys-X 300 there were a few potential issues that I was concerned about – namely the tall 845mm seat height and the screen’s lack of adjustability. I know these may seem small...

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  • Gallery: Rocking retros

    24 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Rocking retros

    If you want to have a chilled ride, one or two up, a modern classic should do the trick.  MCN contributor Jon Urry put the theory to the test with Honda's CB1100 EX, BMW's R nineT Pure and...

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  • The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

    24 May 2017 by Gary Pinchin

    The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

    It all started in late 2011 when Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren blogged about his transition from trackday sportsbike power- ranger to jacket ’n jeans custom biker. Two years later, Dutch and his...

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  • Free luggage with Suzuki V-Strom 650

    24 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Free luggage with Suzuki V-Strom 650

    Suzuki is offering £800 worth of luggage for free with new V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XTs bought before June 30. The offer includes an official Suzuki top box and tank bag, which would cost £800 in...

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  • Energica charging less

    24 May 2017 by MCN News

    Energica charging less

    Energica, the Italian company behind the Eva and Ego electric motorcycles are not yet approved as part of the UK government's Plug-In grant for electric vehicles, so they've decided to reduce the...

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  • Husqvarna 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen spied

    24 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    Husqvarna 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen spied

    Husqvarna are about to unleash a new range of bikes and these exclusive spy shots show the firm has a few surprises up its sleeve, too. Husqvarna’s trump card is that they have access to sister...

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  • Not just bikes catching our eye...

    24 May 2017 by MCN News

    Not just bikes catching our eye...

    Bikes For SaleEach week we pick some of our favourite MCN Bikes for Sale and this week we have a couple of scooters in the mix. MCN's Online Editor, Maria Vallahis, and Web Producer, Liam Marsden picked...

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  • Sheene’s XR14 back on track

    24 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Sheene’s XR14 back on track

    In a sleepy village in the south of England, a legend is being reborn. Barry Sheene’s actual 1976 World Championship-winning Suzuki XR14 is being brought back to life by Nigel Everett and Martyn...

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  • Alien Moto win PETA award for vegan suit

    24 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Alien Moto win PETA award for vegan suit

    Swedish company Alien Moto have won a Proggy Award from animal rights charity PETA for their completely vegan motorcycle suit which they unveiled in October 2016. PETA's Proggy (short for progress)...

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  • Free BikeTrac with Ducati 959 Panigale

    24 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Free BikeTrac with Ducati 959 Panigale

    Ducati are giving customers who buy a new 959 Panigale before June 30th 2017 a free BikeTrac security system, which tracks the movements of the bike should it be moved without the key in the...

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  • Prizes: Win! Win! Win! Loads of Lovely Goodies

    24 May 2017 by MCN News Team

    Prizes: Win! Win! Win! Loads of Lovely Goodies

    Win ItHere's our top pick of prizes up for grabs in our free to enter giveaways. It's simple to register, all you need to do is CLICK HERE and away you go. Oakley Crossrange Sunglasses, £157 With summer...

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