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  • First ride: 2017 BMW S1000XR

    12 July 2017 by Adam Child

    First ride: 2017 BMW S1000XR

    BMW launched the S1000XR in late 2014 and the German adventure sport missile was an immediate success, winning MCN’s Best Adventure Sport Bike crown in 2015 and 2016. Since its birth the XR has faced...

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  • KTM RC390 updated for 2017

    12 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM RC390 updated for 2017

    KTM have announced a host of changes for the 2017 RC 390 sportsbike, including a new ride-by-wire throttle, side-mounted exhaust and power assist slipper clutch. KTM say the new ride-by-wire throttle...

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  • Who makes the best retro machines?

    11 July 2017 by MCN News

    Who makes the best retro machines?

    Retro machines are all the rage right now. Bikes like the Ducati Scrambler, Triumph Thruxton and BMW R nineT are impressing everyone who rides them and flying out of showrooms. To celebrate the...

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  • 4 brilliant vented jackets to keep you cool

    11 July 2017 by MCN News

    4 brilliant vented jackets to keep you cool

    MCN ShopIt might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine for the past few weeks is really making us smile. What doesn't make us smile is returning home a sweaty mess after wearing jackets without...

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  • Top 9 great motorcycle reads

    11 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 9 great motorcycle reads

    In no particular order, for when the weather is a bit pants or even when you fancy riding your bike somewhere and stopping off for a rest, read one of these: Autobiographies, history and adventure...

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  • Video: Man takes his three dogs for a ride

    11 July 2017 by MCN

    Video: Man takes his three dogs for a ride

    Popping out for a Sunday ride with your significant other or one of your kids riding pillion is pretty normal, but popping out with not one, not two, but three of your dogs on the back is pretty out...

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  • Kawasaki launch motorcycle care products

    11 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Kawasaki launch motorcycle care products

    Kawasaki are launching their own range of motorcycle cleaning and care products in conjunction with their Team Green partner Team 6t9. The products will be officially launched at the sixth round of...

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  • 101-year-old granny leads motorbike convoy

    11 July 2017 by James Archibald

    101-year-old granny leads motorbike convoy

    Maud Cartlidge, who celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday was pleasantly surprised when she had the opportunity to ride pillion and lead a motorcycle convoy of nearly 100 bikes around...

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  • Gallery: DirtQuake goes worldwide

    11 July 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: DirtQuake goes worldwide

    How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line up against amateurs, see old clunkers do battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of...

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  • Suter and Arch Motorcycles form partnership

    11 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Suter and Arch Motorcycles form partnership

    Arch Motorcycles, the motorcycle company founded by Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, has partnered with European race bike specialists Suter. The partnership will see Suters become available in North...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV1000R

    11 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV1000R

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2007 Aprilia RSV1000 Mille R. On sale for £7,995, the seller says “This rare 2007 RSV 1000 Mille R is one of just 200 machines made in the Bol d’Or edition colours.

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  • Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition unveiled

    11 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition unveiled

    All good things must come to an end, or so the Chaucer saying goes. In this case, it’s true – the Panigale line is coming to a close, so Ducati have honoured it with a bang by releasing the 1299...

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  • 5 cracking litre sportsbikes

    10 July 2017 by MCN News

    5 cracking litre sportsbikes

    Bikes for saleWe all love a bit of loud and lairy fun and that’s exactly what these 5 litre sportsbikes offer. All are currently for sale on MCNbikesforsale.com. TOP STORIES An epic adventure re-told by the first...

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  • Video: Guy Martin on the Honda RC174

    10 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Guy Martin on the Honda RC174

    You might have thought getting the opporunity to ride the new Honda Fireblade was enough to sway Guy Martin into signing for Honda earlier this year, but according to the man himself one of the big...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 848

    10 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 848

    Bikes for saleAll the Italian flair and a stunning paint scheme make this Ducati 848 today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This stunning Ducati 848 Dark comes in a really striking colour scheme. Sold by and looked...

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  • The Philippines' first off-road school

    10 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Philippines' first off-road school

    Despite 93% of the Philippines' village roads being unpaved the only way to learn how to ride off-road in the country was to get out on dirt roads and ride, but that's all changed with the country's...

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  • Check out Norway aboard an Indian

    10 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Check out Norway aboard an Indian

    Indian are now offering motorcycle hire in Norway thanks to Eagle Rider. When visiting Norway, riders can head to the Twin Thunder dealership in Lyngdal and hire one of three Indian Roadmaster...

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  • K-World goes to Cadwell

    10 July 2017 by James Archibald

    K-World goes to Cadwell

    Kawasaki made their second appearance of their K-World Tour, this time at Cadwell Park. Kawasaki have been stopping at Select No Limits trackdays to give potential customers the opportunity to...

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  • BMW's new TFT dash explained

    10 July 2017 by Jon Urry

    BMW's new TFT dash explained

    When MCN posted a picture of the R1200GS’s new TFT dash on social media, the response was huge. So huge in fact that we have decided to dedicate a whole story to it! So here we go… First of all the...

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  • Top 5 summer gloves

    09 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 summer gloves

    MCN ShopSo it might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine is making us smile. To help you avoid sweaty palms we've selected our top 5 pairs from the MCN Shop. Which would you...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 1050 Adventure

    09 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 1050 Adventure

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2015 KTM 1050 Adventure. On sale for £7,491, the seller says “In orange, here we have a beautiful example of a 1050 Adventure. It comes with a luggage box so you'll be...

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  • A diamond in the rough

    08 July 2017 by Neil Murray

    A diamond in the rough

    Bikes For SaleI’ve come across two dealerships recently that reserve the right to refuse to work on older bikes. One specified a cut-off age of 10 years. I think this deserves wider attention because if people want...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Street Glide

    08 July 2017 by MCN NEWS

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Street Glide

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. On sale for £16,295, the seller says “Charcoal Pearl, one owner, here is this 2015 FLHXS Street Glide Special. Featuring a 1690cc...

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  • New off-road product showcase

    07 July 2017 by James Archibald

    New off-road product showcase

    MCN ShopSo, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and mess around in the mud, there are a number of new products dropping soon that might spark your interest. These products will be available...

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  • New colours and accessories for BMW range

    07 July 2017 by James Archibald

    New colours and accessories for BMW range

    BMW have announced a new raft of colours for a number of motorcycles in their current line-up and a host of new accessory options. BMW have also added a full-colour 6.5 inch TFT optional display...

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