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  • Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

    American electric bike builders Alta Motors have been steadily developing their line-up and now they’ve added another: the Redshift EX, an enduro version of the existing MX model. The changes are...

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  • Gallery: Two-stroke heaven - the Suter MMX500

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Two-stroke heaven - the Suter MMX500

    The Suter MX500 is the fastest, most-advanced production two-stroke the world has ever seen, and MCN Senior Editor Matt Wildee was lucky enough to get a spin on one at Rockingham recently. The MMX is...

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  • Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    Road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist are warning drivers and riders to be extra vigilant of deer at this time of year as they are more active due to the rutting season. With the Deer...

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  • Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

    Cruisers are large, thunderous brash things – they’re not smooth and silent, so you might not think of them as primed to lead the electric revolution, but that hasn’t stopped Tactica releasing the...

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  • Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

    When Triumph opened their new visitors centre, they regaled us with stories of legendary victories at the TT and on the saltflats but there was a distinct gap. While they’ve had off-road bikes in...

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  • Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    Classic Bike Live will soon open its doors at The East of England Arena over the weekend of October 28-29. The latest addition to the attractions is a special display honouring the late, great John...

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  • Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    25 years ago, in early October 1992, Ducati unveiled a prototype motorcycle at that year's Cologne Show. The bike would go on to be released the following year as the Monster 900. 25 years later the...

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  • Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    10 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    Persistent opposition from labour groups has put the brakes on the sale of Ducati by Volkswagen AG, a union spokesperson has told Bloomberg. Regional head of FIOM CIGL union, Bruno Papignani told...

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  • Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

    10 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

    Kawasaki have got us very excited with the release of a new video that’s teasing a new supercharged motorcycle at EICMA next month. It’s that time of year when the teaser mill is turning in full...

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  • Bikes for sale: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6

    Bikes for saleCelebrated as one of the all-time great sportsbikes, this GSX-R1000 K6 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 comes with low mileage for the year. Also comes with the...

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  • Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

    09 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

    British manufacturer Watsonian-Squire have released a new sidecar to mark the company’s 105th anniversary. Called the Flight, the sidecar has been designed to suit modern motorcycles. It features...

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  • Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    09 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    We're less than a month away from most of the 2018 models being unveiled at this year's Milan Show, which means we're smack bang in the middle of teaser season, and the latest manufacturer to give us...

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  • Pick of the dealers: Laguna Motorcycles

    09 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Pick of the dealers: Laguna Motorcycles

    Bikes for saleWith five stores in Maidstone and Ashford in Kent, Laguna Motorcycles is a dealership to be reckoned with in the South East. Being an official dealer for Triumph, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM,...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    09 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    Bikes for salePractical, cheap and definitely cheerful, this Speed Triple 955i could be the perfect winter weapon and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This Speed Triple is a great bike and is in good...

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  • The Triumph Tiger Tramontana looks amazing

    09 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Triumph Tiger Tramontana looks amazing

    Say hello to the Triumph Tiger Tramonatana, built by two brothers to take on this year's Panafrica Rally. David and Felipe Lopez spent six months turning a standard Triumph Tiger 800XC into badass...

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  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro first ride

    08 October 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro first ride

    If you think of Ducati’s much-loved Multistrada 1200 as being a tall, comfy superbike you can crack serious high-speed miles on, the Enduro version will take you even further, no matter how extreme...

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  • The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    08 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    For this week’s Sunday Social we spoke with Maria Costello, who was the first female solo racer to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man when she took third place in the Ultra Lightweight category at...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    08 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    Bikes for saleThey don't come much more legendary than the Suzuki Hayabusa, and this example is excellent value, which is why we've chosen it for the bike of the day.  Seller says "Suzuki GSX1300 R K5, very...

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  • #ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

    07 October 2017 by MCN News

    #ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

    Autumn is definitely upon us but there’s still some decent weather and great riding to be done… as our #ride5000miles members have proved this week. Big-mile stars include Neil Moseley, who travelled...

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  • Yamaha X-MAX 400: First Ride Incoming

    07 October 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Yamaha X-MAX 400: First Ride Incoming

    We’re riding Yamaha’s updated X-MAX 400 at its launch on Monday. We will be taking a trip into Northern France via the Eurotunnel. Priced at £5999, Yamaha’s 395 cc, 33 bhp single cylinder scooter is...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    07 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    Bikes for saleWith quite low mileage and an equally low price tag, today's bike of the day is this 2009 Triumph Street Triple R.  Seller says "Triumph Street Triple R in great condition. Only 8893 miles on the...

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  • Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

    06 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

    Mad man, sorry, err, professional mad man, Travis Pastrana, who was the first competitor at the X Games to land a double backflip, has now become the first rider to land a backflip while jumping...

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  • Vespa go RED for charity

    06 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Vespa go RED for charity

    Vespa have teamed up with charitable organisation RED to produce a (Vespa 946)RED and (Vespa)RED VXL scooter. Matching the Italian flair and style with the charity’s distinctive red colour scheme is...

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  • Triumph announce autumn offers

    06 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph announce autumn offers

    Triumph have announced offers across several models in their range available to customer until the end of December, including a £1200 personalisation contribution with the Triumph Explorer. The...

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  • Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    06 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    Some celebrities are well known for their love of motorcycles, such as Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor and Keanu Reeves, who even has his own motorcycle company. Many of them enjoy the anonymity...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit

    06 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit

    Bikes for saleWith some tasteful modifications, clean condition and affordability, this Bandit is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This bike is in stunning condition near new condition only two owners...

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  • West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

    05 October 2017 by James Archibald

    West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

    West Midlands Police are currently leading two successful campaigns in the fight against motorcycle crime. The ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign has seen officers leaving notices on motorcycles and...

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  • 5 Ducati Monsters catching our eye

    05 October 2017 by MCN News

    5 Ducati Monsters catching our eye

    Bikes for sale25 years ago, in October 1992, Ducati unveiled a new prototype to the world that would go on to be Ducati's greatest success, selling over 320,000 models until this point. That bike was of course the...

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