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  • In this week's issue: British MotoGP special

    24 August 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: British MotoGP special

    Are you excited for MotoGP at Silverstone this weekend? We are, which is why this week's issue of MCN features a 32-page preview of this weekend's race! Jorge Lorenzo has even got his MCN fix this...

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  • 10 tips for going the distance

    24 August 2017 by MCN News

    10 tips for going the distance

    MCN’s #ride5000miles members share top secrets to destroying big distances. 1. You don’t need a sat-nav Just use your iPhone or Android in a case. Use the CoPilot app – it’s customised for...

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  • We Need Your Help!!

    24 August 2017 by MCN News Team

    We Need Your Help!!

    Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Yamaha FJR1300 Any Buell Aprilia RSV1000 Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of...

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  • The Great Essex bike meet

    24 August 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    The Great Essex bike meet

    Every Wednesday night, from Spring through to Autumn, bikers descend from all over East Anglia to meet-up on one of the largest village greens in the country - Great Bentley in Essex. This tiny...

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  • Ted Brady sets new wheelie record

    24 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ted Brady sets new wheelie record

    Ted Brady has set a new wheelie world record over one kilometre with a top speed of 217.85mph. Brady set the new record during the Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship at Elvington Airfield, North...

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  • New BMW F750GS spied

    24 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New BMW F750GS spied

    A few months ago we saw spy shots of a new BMW F850GS, swiftly followed by others of a new 750, too. And now our spy snappers have captured undisguised bikes on location. The two bikes have always...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

    23 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. Seller says "This Harley comes in Black Denim. It also includes: Stage 1 Upgrade, Ape-Hanger Handlebars, Vance and Hines Short...

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  • Gallery: Old v new adventure bike special

    23 August 2017 by Jon Urry

    Gallery: Old v new adventure bike special

    Harry Metcalfe joined me for an MCN road test this week on some old and new adventure bikes. FYI, Harry is a Dakar expert. “Everyone thinks Dakar is about small trail bikes, but this isn’t accurate,”...

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  • #Ride5000miles: All roads lead to Silverstone

    22 August 2017 by MCN News

    #Ride5000miles: All roads lead to Silverstone

    We're pretty excited for the British round of MotoGP at Silverstone this weekend, as we're sure thousands of bikers across the UK are. Apart from a little bit of rain on Sunday, the weather's looking...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CB1000R

    22 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CB1000R

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2012 Honda CB1000R. Seller says "With 12 months MoT, this Honda has service history, is grey, and perfect for all sorts of riding. It has very low mileage for its...

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  • A2 Triumphs now available in the UK

    22 August 2017 by MCN News

    A2 Triumphs now available in the UK

    The full range of Triumph's A2-compliant bikes are now available in the UK, including the Street Triple S and 900cc Street range. New for this year, the standard Street Triple S is powered by the same...

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  • Touratech AG files for insolvency

    21 August 2017 by MCN News

    Touratech AG files for insolvency

    Details emerged last week that Touratech AG, the German accessory manufacturer, had filed for insolvency, allegedly after problems with cash flow. This came as a surprise to many, including Nick...

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  • Our favourite Suzuki GSX-R1000s

    21 August 2017 by MCN News

    Our favourite Suzuki GSX-R1000s

    Bikes for saleThe Suzuki GSX-R1000 is 16-years-old this year, which means it would be patiently awaiting its GCSE results if it were a human, and it would be able to ride a 50cc scooter on L-plates. How...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    21 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is something for those weekend blasts, it's a 2006 Yamaha R6. Seller says "Yamaha R6 2CO model (the best one). Bike has only covered 12K miles (HPI clear) and comes with the...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    20 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 12-year-old Suzuki SV650, which got me all teary-eyed and rought back memories of my own red 2005 SV650. Seller says “Cracking wee bike. Ideal first bike or commuter.

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  • Why new can be best

    19 August 2017 by Neil Murray

    Why new can be best

    Bikes for saleIn the mid-1980s, Kawasaki ran an advert with the caption: ‘Before you buy a new one, check out the price of an old one’, to draw your attention to the excellent residuals of certain old-school...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW C Evolution

    19 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the day: BMW C Evolution

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 12-year-old Suzuki SV650, which got me all teary-eyed and rought back memories of my own red 2005 SV650. Seller says “Heated Handlebar Grips.”  MCN says “Man of...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW F650GS

    18 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW F650GS

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is something for the weekend, this 2004 BMW F650GS. Seller says "This BMW has had one owner (Mid-life crisis now over, bad knee, forced sale). It's always been garaged, has low...

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  • Scooter riders filmed in jewel heist

    17 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Scooter riders filmed in jewel heist

    A gang of scooter riders have been filmed breaking into a Knightsbridge jewellers with sledgehammers and escaping with exclusive jewellery yesterday. A video circulating the internet shows fives...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6N

    17 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6N

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2012 Kawasaki ER-6N. Seller says “In black, this ER-6N is in excellent condition. With low miles it also has three months warranty, four previous owners, full service...

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  • Win a Rossi replica bike for your toddler!

    16 August 2017 by MCN News

    Win a Rossi replica bike for your toddler!

    WIN ITThe end of summer is nigh, so we've got a Valentino Rossi replica bike for the kids to give away and help get kids into the biking spirit, while it's still kind of warm. If you enter now you could win...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

    16 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 motorcycle tail packs

    MCN ShopLast week we showcased MCN's five best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks, so with the touring (warm) season still upon us, we thought we’d continue looking at luggage options for your motorcycle. If you...

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