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  • This K100 is a real Titan #ThrowbackThursday

    11 May 2017 by James Archibald

    This K100 is a real Titan #ThrowbackThursday

    Everyone loves a bit of a #ThrowbackThursday...Spotted towards the end of 2016 we decided to have a look back at this BMW K100 Xaver. With a diverse portfolio of motorcycle builds, Michael and Tom...

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  • Suzuki sales rise 43% in India

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Suzuki sales rise 43% in India

    Suzuki saw a huge sales increase in India last month, improving by a whopping 43% compared to April 2016, at a time when the global motorcycle market is showing few signs of growth. Suzuki sold 36,289...

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  • Possible return for Motad exhausts?

    10 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Possible return for Motad exhausts?

    British exhaust manufacturer Motad may have been given a lifeline following the closure of the company in March. The administrators are currently in talks with a potential buyer, which means...

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  • Speedway comes to MCN Festival!

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Speedway comes to MCN Festival!

    This year's Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling includes an official round of the UK Speedway Championships for the first time, as Peterborough Panthers host Newcastle Diamonds and the round is...

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  • First ride: Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

    10 May 2017 by Phil West

    First ride: Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

    Harley-Davidson are no newcomers to trikes. In fact, with their utility Servicar in production between 1932 and 1975, followed by the luxurious Tri Glide Ultra Classic from 2009 (basically an Electra...

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  • First ride: 2017 KTM RC390 – Getting RC

    10 May 2017 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: 2017 KTM RC390 – Getting RC

    KTM have moved their racy RC390 into the Euro4 era with ride-by-wire, a new side-mounted exhaust, a bellypan and, er… that’s about it. The £5099 race replica doesn’t feature the swathe of updates...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    Bikes for saleIf you’re after a sporty 600 that doesn’t cost silly money for the summer, then you should check out this GSX-R600, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “We have an excellent condition K6 in...

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  • Thieves target motorcycle dealers

    10 May 2017 by MCN News

    Thieves target motorcycle dealers

    Thieves have targeted four separate motorcycle dealerships in recent weeks, including Ducati Manchester and Balderstons BMW in Peterborough. Five thieves struck at Ducati Manchester in the early hours...

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  • Suzuki Turbo gathers pace

    10 May 2017 by Ben Purvis

    Suzuki Turbo gathers pace

    Turbocharging is set to become widespread on future bikes as manufacturers combat emissions limits while striving for improved economy and performance. And Suzuki will be at the forefront of the...

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  • DirtQuake poised for TV series stardom

    10 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    DirtQuake poised for TV series stardom

    DirtQuake – the alternative motorcycling festival that encourages a diverse blend of bike fans, dirt racers, millennials, grease monkeys, celebrities, custom shop designers, speed freaks and weekend...

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  • Ace Cafe Orlando opens next week!

    09 May 2017 by MCN News

    Ace Cafe Orlando opens next week!

    The Ace Café has been a stalwart of the biker scene in the UK for almost 80 years and now its hopped across the pond as Ace Café USA opens in Orlando next week. The American café has even had a clock...

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  • Three Sisters circuit closure

    09 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Three Sisters circuit closure

    The Three Sisters race circuit in the North West has closed with immediate effect after its operators, The Racing School, went into liquidation last week. The leaseholders, Motor Circuit Management...

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  • BrakeFree promises to boost your visibility

    09 May 2017 by MCN News

    BrakeFree promises to boost your visibility

    New LED light system BrakeFree is claimed to be the first high visibility accessory for motorcycle helmets with wireless brake detection technology and it promises to boost your visibility, with...

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  • Peugeot release sporty Speedfight scooter

    09 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Peugeot release sporty Speedfight scooter

    Peugeot have released a couple of limited edition models of their popular Speedfight 50, coming in a choice of Pure or Total Sport options. The 50cc scooter is a popular choice among young riders...

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  • Jawa 350 OHC revealed

    09 May 2017 by MCN News

    Jawa 350 OHC revealed

    Czech motorcycle company Jawa have introduced a new bike powered by a 350cc single-cylinder engine, dubbed the 350 OHC. The model uses a copy of the Honda XR400 engine built by Chinese firm Shineray...

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  • Indian goes Krazy at the MCN Festival

    09 May 2017 by Ped Baker

    Indian goes Krazy at the MCN Festival

    Indian Motorcycles have teamed up with Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds to build a fleet of SIX Super Hooligan Scout race bikes for this weekends Carole nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. TOP...

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  • Rider pleads guilty to riding at 135mph

    09 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Rider pleads guilty to riding at 135mph

    A rider has been banned from driving for 20 months and sentenced to 200-hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to riding at a speed of 135mph on May 30 of last year. Offshore oil worker, Louis Rozier...

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  • Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ revealed

    09 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ revealed

    For many manufacturers, 2017 presented a challenge as the incoming Euro4 emissions meant they had two choices: tweak their non-compliant engines and extend the life of the product, or design something...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple

    09 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2010 Triumph Street Triple.  Seller says “2010 (10) Triumph Street Triple 675. Comes with Owners Manual and Service book, R and G crash bungs, Arrow...

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  • Honda produce their one millionth SH scooter

    09 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda produce their one millionth SH scooter

    Honda's Atessa factory, founded in the Abruzzo region of Italy in 1971, has reached an impressive milestone, having produced one million SH scooters. That's an impressive number in itself, but...

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  • Something to ward-off bike thieves?

    08 May 2017 by MCN News

    Something to ward-off bike thieves?

    So, you might be looking for something to spruce-up your wardrobe and what better way than with one of these fantastic t-shirts?  Bike thieves will be shot t-shirt (James May needs one of...

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  • New tyre review: Avon Spirit ST

    08 May 2017 by Michael Neeves

    New tyre review: Avon Spirit ST

    Avon’s new range-topping sports touring tyre comes with improved all-weather performance, durability...and a new name.  The Spirit ST is an evolution of the current Storm 3D X-M, which will stay...

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  • Video: Yamaha TMAX DX first ride

    08 May 2017 by Adam Child

    Video: Yamaha TMAX DX first ride

    Yamaha’s new MT-10SP and eagerly anticipated R6 may be grabbing all the headlines, but this is Yamaha’s most important bike of 2017. Since the launch of the TMAX in 2001, Yamaha have sold over a...

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  • No licence? No problem at the MCN Festival!

    08 May 2017 by Ped Baker

    No licence? No problem at the MCN Festival!

    The biggest motorcycle test fleet in the UK will descend on the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling at Peterborough next weekend (May 13-14). With over 100 different models available to try from...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 696

    08 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 696

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2009 Ducati Monster 696.  Seller says “One lady owner. Full JHP Ducati Coventry service history, documenting the extraordinarily low mileage (301 miles). Tasteful...

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  • Would you ride a hybrid motorcycle?

    08 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Would you ride a hybrid motorcycle?

    Think of hybrid technology and you're mind, like mine, probably thinks of cars, specifically boring cars like the Toyota Prius, but a French company think hybrid technology could be used to great...

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  • Carole Nash MCN Festival map

    07 May 2017 by MCN News

    Carole Nash MCN Festival map

    It’s nearly time for the MCN Festival of Motorcycling to light up the Peterborough Arena. Bigger and better than ever before, on May 13-14 the East of England showground will come alive as we come...

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