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  • Great rides of the North: Part 3

    03 August 2017 by MCN News

    Great rides of the North: Part 3

    As recommended by MCN's #ride5000miles members, we've got six of the best roads to ride in the North of Britain this week. The number three road to ride is this Scottish beauty. Yesterday's ride was a...

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  • Explore Berlin on an electric BMW

    03 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Explore Berlin on an electric BMW

    BMW have made a fleet of their electric C Evoloution maxi scooters available to use as part of a guided tour package that will see riders exploring Berlin. With the accompaniment of a tour guide,...

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  • Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

    03 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

    I rode Suzuki's new GSX250R earlier this week. And during just one afternoon, here's how I got on... It’s got big shoes to fill This is Suzuki’s first racy 250 since the two-stroke RGV250 and Japanese...

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  • Survey reveals shocking phone use among drivers

    03 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Survey reveals shocking phone use among drivers

    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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  • Honda Gold Wing gets overhaul for 2018

    03 August 2017 by Richard Newland

    Honda Gold Wing gets overhaul for 2018

    Honda’s new Gold Wing has been lingering in the wings for so long that the gold might need a little buffing before it emerges at this year’s Milan show. But all the indications are that it’s going to...

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  • BMW's radical new S1000RR

    03 August 2017 by Richard Newland

    BMW's radical new S1000RR

    BMW is about to rip the superbike sector apart with a major makeover of its S1000RR. Since the sports missile landed in 2010 the Japanese and Italians have been busy catching up. The playing field is...

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  • Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    03 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    After rumours suggesting Volkswagen may sell Ducati, the German car manufacturer's board has put the brakes on any kind of deal for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Rumours circulated in June this...

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  • Win: Prizes up for Grabs

    02 August 2017 by MCN News Team

    Win: Prizes up for Grabs

    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. Motorex Chain Kit, £30 To celebrate their 100th...

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  • Great rides of the North: Part 2

    02 August 2017 by MCN News

    Great rides of the North: Part 2

    As recommended by MCN's #ride5000miles members, we've got six of the best roads to ride in the North of Britain this week. Number two road to ride is the Welsh wonder below, yesterday's route was from...

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  • News podcast episode 8

    02 August 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 8

    This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the eighth MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    02 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is inspired by the radical BMW S1000RR spy shots: Here we have a 2014 model on sale for £11,195. Seller says On sale from Wheels Motorcycles, this bike is priced at...

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  • Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    02 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    MCN ShopI tested the Airoh GP 500 Sectors helmet (RRP £359.99) over four weeks, covering 2600 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? This is an instantly comfortable lid. It’s a reassuringly snug fit,...

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  • Great rides of the North: Part 1

    01 August 2017 by MCN News

    Great rides of the North: Part 1

    This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the North, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. You can...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    01 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    Bikes for saleSummer’s in full effect so why not make the most of it on this Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “A standard unmodified bike presented in top condition and with low...

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  • 10 dream garage bikes

    01 August 2017 by James Archibald

    10 dream garage bikes

    Bikes for saleLast week we looked at some proper bargain bikes that you could get for under £1500 on MCNBikesforSale.com and we thought that we’d go in the complete opposite direction this week and have a look at...

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  • Strong bike sales lift Honda

    01 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Strong bike sales lift Honda

    Strong motorcycle sales and a weak Yen gave Honda a boost over the first fiscal quarter of this year, and have even prompted the manufacturer to lift its 2017 forecast. Sales of Honda motorcycles rose...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    31 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2006 Kawasaki Z1000.  Seller says "This bike has only covered 18,718 miles and has been fitted with some great extras including, gold bar ends, gold Z1000 radiator...

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  • Ducati offer DTC EVO Panigale upgrade

    31 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati offer DTC EVO Panigale upgrade

    Ducati are offering owners of the 2015 and 2016 1299 Panigale models the chance to upgrade their machines to feature the newer Ducati Traction Control EVO (DCT EVO) system. The DTC EVO...

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  • Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

    31 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

    After releasing a short teaser video last week, Honda have announced a new CRF250R for 2018 with a ground-up design that incorporates a new engine, better chassis and electric start as...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki TL1000R

    30 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki TL1000R

    Bikes for saleThe TL1000R is the forgotten superbike of the early noughties, overshadowed by Suzuki's own GSX-R1000, the Yamaha R1 and Honda's SP-1. Despite this they're now sought after machines and they look...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi CR950 Stile Italiano

    29 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi CR950 Stile Italiano

    Bikes for saleThe stunning finish and attention to detail make this custom Guzzi todays bike of the day Seller says “This is our brand-new Moto Guzzi CR950 custom which can only be described as a ''one of a kind...

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  • How to become a circuit tyre expert

    29 July 2017 by Michael Neeves

    How to become a circuit tyre expert

    Here are some of my tips as to how to get a grip on your next trackday. Road tyres are up to the job Most modern-day, general-use sports tyres have enough grip for a trackday, even on a 1000. Even...

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  • MCN reader runs Leeds 10k in full leathers

    28 July 2017 by MCN News

    MCN reader runs Leeds 10k in full leathers

    An MCN reader has done us all proud by running the Leeds 10k for charity in full motorbike leathers, boots and helmet included. Much respect to Dean Lindley who ran 6.2 miles, during a very warm day...

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  • Gallery: Superbike showdown

    28 July 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Superbike showdown

    Superbikes are the very pinnacle of a manufacturer’s talents, a showcase for their genius ability to force power and control to co-exist in some of the smallest and tightest packages ever to have...

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