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  • Kawasaki’s Z650 gets a Flat Track makeover

    12 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Kawasaki’s Z650 gets a Flat Track makeover

    Unveiled at “Chantilly Art & Elegance Richard Mille” at the Chantilly Castle event over the weekend, was Kawasaki’s new-for-2017 Z650 transformed into a flat tracker. Custom outfit, MRS...

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  • Moto Guzzi's Open House gathers 15,000

    12 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Moto Guzzi's Open House gathers 15,000

    Celebrating 96 years since the first production Moto Guzzi was released, 15,000 of the Italian firm's riders gathered at Lake Como to show their support.  People gathered from all over Europe at...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV1000 S

    11 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV1000 S

    Bikes for saleAn inexpensive bike with a pair of aftermarket end cans to enhance that beautiful v-twin soundtrack make this SV1000 today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This gorgeous bronze SV1000 K3 comes with...

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  • 5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

    11 September 2017 by MCN News

    5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

    So if you didn’t know, there are some amazing T-shirts available for not too much money (£16.99) at MCN’s merchandise shop. We’ve been through and hand-picked a few of our favourite designs but there...

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  • Ducati to host Performance Open weekend

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati to host Performance Open weekend

    Official Ducati dealers throughout the UK will be hosting an open weekend (September 16-17) dedicated to Ducati Performance accessories and apparel, which will see a selection of special...

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  • Bikers gather for massive Air Ambulance ride

    11 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Bikers gather for massive Air Ambulance ride

    Yesterday saw more than 3,000 bikers taking part in the eighteenth annual Ford Dunton to Harwich motorcycle ride out, raising money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. Despite questionable weather,...

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  • Suzuki tempt the SV650 with September offers

    11 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki tempt the SV650 with September offers

    Suzuki are offering £400 worth of fuel and a free 27-litre top box with every SV650 purchased throughout September. The popular 645cc v-twin was brought back into Suzuki’s range last year and costing...

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  • Top 5 disc locks

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 5 disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamorous or pretty, but they can be the difference between riding home and walking out to an empty space where your bike once stood. Not only could they keep your bike safe, but...

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  • You can buy this one off electric bike

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    You can buy this one off electric bike

    Alan Cross, a veterinary orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta, has spent the last nine months building this pretty awesome looking electric bike in his spare time, and now he's put it up for sale. The bike,...

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  • Glemseck 101: The spirit of motorcycling

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Glemseck 101: The spirit of motorcycling

    The weekend saw the annual Glemseck 101 event which took place in Leonberg, Germany.  Now in its 12th year, Glemseck saw teams from all over Europe gather for a celebration of all things custom...

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  • Freebird motorcycle club honour injured biker

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Freebird motorcycle club honour injured biker

    A motorcycle club in East Anglia has honoured a biker who suffered severe injuries in a crash 10 years ago with honourary membership. A decade ago Lloyd, then a member of the Freebird motorcycle club,...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW HP2 Sport

    10 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW HP2 Sport

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this rare and uber-cool BMW HP2 Sport. Seller says "Beautiful example with lovely low miles .Very last year they made this iconic bike. A true collector's item. 12 months...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade

    09 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this Honda Fireblade. Seller says "Honda CBR1000 RR-6 Fireblade in excellent condition with 14,243 miles on the clock. Owned since 2010 and treated like a baby. Never ridden...

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  • Do your research before buying a bike!

    08 September 2017 by Neil Murray

    Do your research before buying a bike!

    Bikes for saleI recently warned against overpriced bikes with misleading descriptions. Sure enough, the following day my eyes fell on an online auction for a Honda CB750KZ - the first DOHC model. Bidding was...

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  • Pirelli help set six scooter speed records

    08 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Pirelli help set six scooter speed records

    Pirelli teamed up with Moto Club Benelli and Malossi at Bonneville Speed Week last month to set not one, but six scooter top speed records on three models of the Benelli 491. The 50cc Benelli managed...

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  • Bosch make the case for synthetic fuel

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bosch make the case for synthetic fuel

    Bosch, the German company responsible for industry-leading electronic riding aids have argued for great development of carbon-neutral synthetic fuels, which could prevent the release of 2.8 gigatons...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopUgh, it's only the beginning of September and already the sun seems like a distant memory, as grey clouds start to become the norm and clear visors start making more and more appearances. But that...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda CB1300

    08 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Honda CB1300

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this Honda CB1300. Seller says "Honda CB1300A9 with ABS, extremely low mileage (all dry miles). 9 months MOT, full service history. Very, very nice bike, must be seen to be...

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  • Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

    08 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

    50 years ago Burt Munro set an under 1000cc class record of 183.59mph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In July his great nephew Lee Munro also set a speed record onboard...

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  • Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 coming soon

    07 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 coming soon

    Husqvarna first unveiled their Svartpilen (Black Arrow) and Vitpilen (White Arrow) concepts three years ago. The bikes have come a long way since then, and the range has expanded to include two...

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  • Video: The world's longest motorcycle burnout

    07 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: The world's longest motorcycle burnout

    On May 20 this year, Polish stunt rider Maciej Bielicki set a new Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle burnout with a distance of 2.78 miles, and now the record has officially been...

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  • Top 5 sporty boots

    07 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 sporty boots

    MCN ShopA sturdy pair of boots should be high on every rider's shopping list as they protect one of the most vulnerable areas on a biker. Here are our top 5 picks that are all available from the MCN...

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  • The annual Trip Out: Choppers, bands and more

    07 September 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    The annual Trip Out: Choppers, bands and more

    The Trip Out, now in its sixth year, is an experience not to be missed. Harking back to those halcyon days of the 60s and 70s when the chopper was king, metal flake ruled and freedom was everything,...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster S4R

    07 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Monster S4R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2007 Ducati Monster S4R. Seller says “This bike just flew through its MoT after 3 years SORNed and has a brand spanking new battery fitted, so is ready to go. It has...

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  • Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

    07 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

    Yamaha Motor Corp USA have unveiled their new 2018 bagger, the Star Eluder, although there is currently no word on whether the new model will come to the UK. The Star Eluder is powered by the...

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  • Gallery: MCN 2017 adventure bike of the year

    06 September 2017 by Michael Neeves and Adam Child

    Gallery: MCN 2017 adventure bike of the year

    Over the last decade, the adventure market has been flooded with bikes ranging in size, cost and their true off-road capabilities. The sheer number and range of options has created a nice problem: how...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR400

    06 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR400

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this Honda VFR400. Seller says “For sale is my Honda NC30 track bike, which I have owned for 18 years having bought it as a grey import road bike in 1999. The bike is fitted...

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  • 1% trailer: A biker gang drama from Australia

    05 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    1% trailer: A biker gang drama from Australia

    It's been three years since the last episode of American biker gang series Sons of Anarchy, so it's about time we had some more bike gang drama hit our screens. Enter, 1%. 1% is an Australian film...

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