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  • Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    07 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    Alongside the supercharged H2 SX and Z900RS Café Racer, Kawasaki also teased two upcoming model at their press conference in Milan today - the Ninja 125 and Z125. Only the silhouettes of the bikes...

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  • Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SX

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SX

    Two years have passed since we had our socks forcibly removed by the bonkers Ninja H2, Kawasaki’s game-changing supercharged litre-beater. But while it was sent to wow us, the long game was...

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  • Kawasaki Z900RS gets café racer treatment

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Z900RS gets café racer treatment

    Following the unveiling of Kawasaki’s new naked retro roadster, the Z900RS, at the Tokyo Motor Show last month, the firm have now revealed the anticipated Café Racer version based on the...

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  • Kawasaki ZX-10R SE gets semi-active suspension

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki ZX-10R SE gets semi-active suspension

    Despite another incredible year with Johnny Rea taking his third WSB title aboard a Kawasaki ZX-10R, the superbike hasn’t managed to bask in the glory in showrooms. But Kawasaki are hoping this new...

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  • New BMW F850GS and F750GS - parallel twins

    07 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New BMW F850GS and F750GS - parallel twins

    The two stars of BMW’s show are the new F750GS and F850GS, which bring styling cues from the old F700 and F800 but little else. BMW say they’ve worked on the bikes to make them more targeted at...

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  • BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    07 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    The new BMW C400X is a mid-capacity premium scooter that adds a lower entry to the current 600cc+ C range. Built to tackle the urban sprawl, BMW say that it’s a fun ride as well as extremely practical...

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  • Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

    07 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

    Honda revealed the new CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports models at a swanky press conference in Milan last night, but they're not just showcasing production bikes at this year's EICMA. Enter...

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  • Suzuki SV650X unveiled

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Suzuki SV650X unveiled

    Suzuki appear to have taken the year off after their flurry of activity for 2017 new models. Heading into 2018 the only new model is this attractive, but hardly ground-breaking, new...

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  • MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

    06 November 2017 by MCN News

    MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

    We are currently in Milan, Italy, preparing to give you all the latest from the leading motorcycle manufacturers and what they have in store for 2018. Below is our live feed from the week's events,...

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  • Yamaha MT-07 and MT-09 SP double threat

    06 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Yamaha MT-07 and MT-09 SP double threat

    The MT range has been an enormous success for Yamaha thanks to a pair of great engines, fantastic styling and competitive pricing. For 2018 they’ve improved the range even further with an update on...

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  • Honda CB1000R - Blade undressed

    06 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Honda CB1000R - Blade undressed

    After teasing us with the Neo Sports Café concept, Honda have released the CB1000R – a sports derived naked that eschews its RR heritage. The styling is radical - dominated by modernist brushed steel...

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  • Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

    06 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

    Honda’s Africa Twin has been a popular seller but it’s been found wanting for serious long distance off-road travel because it’s heavy, it’s down on power and lacks the comforts of the big super...

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  • Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

    06 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

    For 2018 the Moto Morini Scrambler has been completely redesigned, including a completely new trellis frame and trellis swingarm. The new Scrambler takes inspiration from off-road bikes from the 1970s...

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  • Top MCN T-shirts

    06 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top MCN T-shirts

    Sometimes, upgrading your wardrobe is as important as upgrading your motorcycle. After all, grease, oil and petrol will be making your old threads stink by now, so why not do yourself and those around...

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  • Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

    06 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

    Royal Enfield's UK Technology Centre has opened at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds, Leicestershire, the largest privately owned vehicle test track in the UK. The UK Technology Centre will act as the...

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  • MV Agusta reveal another RC

    06 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta reveal another RC

    MV Agusta have just unveiled another RC model for 2018 - the Brutale 800 RC. The  unveiling comes after RC variants of the Dragster 800, F4 and F3 were all announced, as well as a limited edition...

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  • Ducati reveal new 2018 Panigale V4

    05 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Ducati reveal new 2018 Panigale V4

    Ducati superbikes have long been defined by their resolute gun-sticking V-twin format, with the pursuit of chassis perfection and light weight over multi-cylinder peak power. But this bike, the new...

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  • Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

    05 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

    Alongside the new Milano, Moto Morini have also revealed a one-off special inspired by the endurance racers of the 1970s. Called the Corsaro Ti22, the bike is the first special Morini have built based...

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  • Moto Morini Milano unveiled

    05 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Moto Morini Milano unveiled

    Italian manufacturer Moto Morini have just taken the wraps off the Milano, a new model which the firm say is a new take on the classic 31/2. The new model is powered by the Bialbero Corsa Corta 1187cc...

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  • The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

    05 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

    For this week's Sunday Social we spoke with Mark Richardson, drummer with British band Skunk Anansie, and off-road and adventure lover. Hi Mark, what’s for breakfast at the café? “I tend not to do...

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  • The essentials when buying a winter hack

    04 November 2017 by James Archibald

    The essentials when buying a winter hack

    Buying a winter hack is a sensible and practical way to keep riding through the colder months without adding hard miles to your pride and joy.  The glory about winter hacks too, is that a good...

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  • Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

    03 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

    07.11.17 #RoyalEnfield #ridepure #EICMA A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal) on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:04am PDT The Milan Show kicks off next week, which means we'll finally get to see many of next year's...

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  • MV get a bit more RC

    03 November 2017 by James Archibald

    MV get a bit more RC

    MV Agusta have released details of updates to the limited edition F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC motorcycles for 2018. After recently taking on changes to allow the bikes to comply with Euro 4 regulations,...

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  • Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

    03 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

    Indian have teamed up with video game publisher Activision for Call of Duty: WWII - released today - which means an Indian Scout 741B features in the game itself. To celebrate the partnership, Indian...

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  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli unveiled

    03 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli unveiled

    MV Agusta have reached a new partnership with Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli as their sole tyre supplier for all their motorcycles. To celebrate this, MV have released the limited edition Brutale...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Hornet

    03 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Hornet

    Bikes for saleLooking for something incredibly easy to use and cheap? You could do a lot worse than this Honda Hornet 600. Seller says “This hornet has an MOT until May 2018 and comes with a detailed service...

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  • Ducati Monster 821: 'Capable and fun to ride'

    02 November 2017 by Adam Child

    Ducati Monster 821: 'Capable and fun to ride'

    Can you believe Ducati’s Monster is 25 years old? Yes, I’m feeling ancient too. Back in 1992 I was on my first step of the motorcycling ladder, riding around on L-plates. For me and many other...

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