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  • 9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    21 September 2017 by James Archibald

    9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    As motorcyclists, we often see car drivers either swerving all over a lane or paying no attention to the road ahead because their face is lit up by their mobile phone. It’s become an all too common...

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  • 4 things we like about BMW's G310 GS

    21 September 2017 by Adam Child

    4 things we like about BMW's G310 GS

    We rode BMW's new G310 GS in Spain yesterday. Getting mucky off-road here are four things we like about the baby GS and two things we don't. Small and light BMW are claiming a ready-to-run weight of...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThis low-mileage and extremely clean R1 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Here for sale we have a stunning example of the first under seat exhaust R1. The bike has been very well looked after...

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  • Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    “How the hell is this bike 20 years old?” It’s a question you ask every time you look at the original R1 and becomes even more pertinent if you’re lucky enough to ride one. It may seem like five...

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  • Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    We love riding motorcycles anywhere and everywhere. But there’s a time and a place for riding fast and doing wheelies - it’s not the open road. Sorry but the roads are dangerous enough at the best of...

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  • Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    Bikes For SaleWe gave this Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer five stars when it was released. Today we've found a 2012 version up for sale.  Seller says “This Triumph has a manual 6 speed gearbox and is a 2012, 12...

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  • We're riding BMW's baby GS tomorrow!

    19 September 2017 by Adam Child

    We're riding BMW's baby GS tomorrow!

    We will be testing BMW’s eagerly-anticipated G310 GS tomorrow. On sale for £5,100, the A2 licence-friendly, entry-level, single-cylinder 313cc GS shares the same engine as their current G310R...

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  • Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    19 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    Until very recently you might have been forgiven for saying that Honda are a sensible brand and perhaps you could even say they’ve been risk-averse. Then they released the X-Adv and suddenly no-one...

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  • MV deal done

    19 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV deal done

    Update - 19/09/17 The investment deal to secure MVs future is finally done, with the new MV Motor Holding purchasing the 25% stake Mercedes AMG held in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. With Castiglioni now back...

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  • Can you help us?

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Can you help us?

    Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Honda GoldWing (any model) Kawasaki ZX-10R (any model) Triumph Tiger 800 Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we...

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  • The best 5 pocket rockets

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    The best 5 pocket rockets

    Bikes for saleThere was a time in the 90s when sub-600 pocket-rockets were all the rage. Though a lot never made it into the UK as official models (or at least didn’t until later on in the decade). It never stopped...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    18 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes for saleArguably the best looking 125 going, this Yamaha YZF-R125 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2016 Yamaha YZF-R125 comes with just 3018 miles and only 1 previous owner. It has ABS and is...

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  • Ducati announce autumn offers

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati announce autumn offers

    Ducati have released details of autumn offers for their current range of motorcycles, which includes a low-rate finance offer of just £99 a month for the new Supersport. The Supersport, which was a...

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  • The 948cc bike for A2 riders

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    The 948cc bike for A2 riders

    Kawasaki have announced that they will be making the Z900 available to those who hold an A2 motorcycle licence.  The bike will be eligible to receive a reversible update to the ECU that will...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    17 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    Bikes For SaleThis 2006 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing is the kitchen sink, bells and whistles touring motorcycle, which is why it's today's bike of the day.  Seller says "This Gold Wing has had four owner from...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    16 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this classy, smooth 2008 Kawasaki GTR1400.  MCN says "This Kawasaki GTR1400 was long-awaited, long-rumoured flagship sports tourer based on the powerhouse ZZ-R1400 –...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    15 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    Bikes For SaleConfidence inspiring when riding in the dirt is today's bike of the day: This 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.  MCN says “The 2016 Africa Twin's physical size makes it a breath of fresh air...

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  • Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

    15 September 2017 by MCN News

    Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

    It was a reader’s query that got me thinking. He was asking should he buy a trike? Specifically, a new Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, reduced in price from about £23k to £20k. Trikes are very niche.

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  • Video: Akrapovic pay tribute to superbikes

    14 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Akrapovic pay tribute to superbikes

    Solvenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic have released a montage of how all the current superbikes sound with Akrapovic exhausts. Spoiler alert; they all sound awesome. Headphones on. Volume up. A...

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  • Revved Up is the perfect seaside destination

    14 September 2017 by MCN News

    Revved Up is the perfect seaside destination

    The Essex coast has long been a popular rideout for bikers across London and the South East; with numerous ways to get there, from fast A-roads to quiet rural routes, there’s nothing like the feeling...

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  • Win a copy of John McGuinness Built for Speed

    14 September 2017 by MCN News

    Win a copy of John McGuinness Built for Speed

    win itThis thrilling autobiography gets you into the head of the man who stares death in the face and doesn't flinch - it's also laugh-out-loud amusing. The book tells the tale of how McGuinness went from...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    14 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    Bikes for saleA beautiful bike centred around a brilliant triple motor make this Daytona 675 today's bike of the day. Seller says “A great value sports bike in good condition with very recent tyres, R&G crash...

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  • News podcast episode 13: The new Ducati V4

    13 September 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 13: The new Ducati V4

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast is an online offering from MCN, discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

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  • 101 years old and still riding every day!

    13 September 2017 by James Archibald

    101 years old and still riding every day!

    You may have stumbled across the 100 Year Old Driving School on ITV last night. If you did, you’ll have no doubt come across Jock, the 101 year old who still rides his scooter every day. Have you ever...

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