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  • Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

    Leon Haslam has announced he will stay with the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2018 British Superbike Championship as he heads to the Assen round leading the championship by 22...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

    27 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

    Day 4: Bronnoysund to Glomfjord 269.3km Affectionately dubbed ‘Ferry Day’ this was destined to be one of the lower mileage riding days. The assertion that even the reduced distance would render the...

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  • Super Soco first ride: "Cheap and cheerful"

    27 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Super Soco first ride: "Cheap and cheerful"

    Old, dirty, polluting petrol bikes still rule the roost, but let's face it, they won't be around for much longer. Electric bikes are great, but they're heavy, take ages to charge, and only have a...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

    26 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

    Day 3: Trondheim to Bronnoysund 445.7km “Now the roads start to get good,” says Erick Courly, the man who scouted this mind-bending route for us from Oslo to Nordkapp. We thought it was pretty good...

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  • Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

    26 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

    Adventure rider Nick Sanders has set off on another trip, this time heading for Mongolia from his hometown of Machynlleth, Wales and he's inviting you to guess where he is from his video blogs along...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RS125

    26 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RS125

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2014 Aprilia RS125, on sale for £2,895. Seller says “This RS125 2 stroke 11kw has had one mature owner from new. With 5999 miles on the clock, it's in excellent...

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  • 7 cracking cult bikes

    25 September 2017 by Phil West

    7 cracking cult bikes

    bikes for saleYamaha VMX1200 V-Max (1991-2004) Few bikes have a bigger cult following than Yamaha’s original, 140bhp V4 hotrod. Created especially for and launched in the US in 1985, no bike had as much...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

    25 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

    Day 2: Fosnavag to Trondheim 446.8km Sporadic sleep revealed that the sun sets for barely an hour this far north, the night gloom more thanks to cloud and rain than any lack of sunlight. We’re...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Silver Wing 600

    25 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Silver Wing 600

    bikes for saleLoads of power, excellent performance and handling, great brakes — it's today's bike of the day, a 2012 Honda Silver Wing 600 on sale for £4,495. Seller says “This blue Honda has had three owners and...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

    24 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

    We’re all guilty of a shameful lack of imagination at times. The trip of a lifetime beckons, the world is your lobster, and so you sink hours into staring at maps – inevitably planning the fastest way...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS Adventure

    24 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS Adventure

    Bikes for saleIt's still the go-to machine for cross-continental conquerors, this BMW R1200GS Adventure is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2014 R1200GS Adventure comes with 19,063 miles on the clock and...

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  • #ride5000miles members rack up the miles

    23 September 2017 by MCN News

    #ride5000miles members rack up the miles

    Early Autumn is proving a great time for our #ride5000miles members with some epic road trips as readers chase the sun. One trip that caught our eye was Russ McQuinlan’s adventure with 15 other Honda...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 749S

    23 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 749S

    Bikes for saleSnubbed by many at the time, the Ducati 749S was a bit of a marmite bike but is now quite the collectable machine. Seller says “This Ducati 749S comes with 12,231 miles on the clocks. It’s a lovely...

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  • News podcast episode 13

    22 September 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 13

    This week's MCN news podcast is in! Senior Reporter, Jordan Gibbons, and Senior Editor, Matt Wildee, talk all things Norton V4, take you through our great 1998 Yamaha R1 v R1M feature and discuss The...

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  • Norton's V4 Lives!

    22 September 2017 by Richard Newland & Oli Rushby

    Norton's V4 Lives!

    Just ten months ago Norton revealed their first prototype V4 SS to the world through MCN. It looked utterly incredible – a British superbike for the modern era, a stunning blend of mechanical...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ Diversion

    22 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ Diversion

    Bikes for saleThis XJ6 Diversion is perfect for those who commute on through winter and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2013 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is in fantastic condition and comes with just 5,263...

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  • New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    22 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    Yamaha's popular XSR900 and XSR700 models have together sold over 17,000 models worldwide, and for 2018 the bikes are getting a fresh look with some retro-inspired paint schemes. The XSR700 gives a...

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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: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    21 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Bikes for saleFun and practical, this Aprilia SL1000 Falco is today's bike of the day. Seller says “This Aprilia Falco is in good condition and starts on the first press. It comes with a Power Commander 3 fitted, 2...

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  • Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    After a record-breaking 2017 event, which saw almost 40,000 motorcycle fans flock to London’s ExCeL Centre, the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will return to the capital next February (16-18)...

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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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