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  • Video: The world's longest motorcycle burnout

    07 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: The world's longest motorcycle burnout

    On May 20 this year, Polish stunt rider Maciej Bielicki set a new Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle burnout with a distance of 2.78 miles, and now the record has officially been...

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  • The annual Trip Out: Choppers, bands and more

    07 September 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    The annual Trip Out: Choppers, bands and more

    The Trip Out, now in its sixth year, is an experience not to be missed. Harking back to those halcyon days of the 60s and 70s when the chopper was king, metal flake ruled and freedom was everything,...

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  • Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

    07 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

    Yamaha Motor Corp USA have unveiled their new 2018 bagger, the Star Eluder, although there is currently no word on whether the new model will come to the UK. The Star Eluder is powered by the...

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  • Gallery: MCN 2017 adventure bike of the year

    06 September 2017 by Michael Neeves and Adam Child

    Gallery: MCN 2017 adventure bike of the year

    Over the last decade, the adventure market has been flooded with bikes ranging in size, cost and their true off-road capabilities. The sheer number and range of options has created a nice problem: how...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR400

    06 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR400

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this Honda VFR400. Seller says “For sale is my Honda NC30 track bike, which I have owned for 18 years having bought it as a grey import road bike in 1999. The bike is fitted...

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  • 1% trailer: A biker gang drama from Australia

    05 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    1% trailer: A biker gang drama from Australia

    It's been three years since the last episode of American biker gang series Sons of Anarchy, so it's about time we had some more bike gang drama hit our screens. Enter, 1%. 1% is an Australian film...

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  • Met Police to trial hydrogen scooters

    05 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Met Police to trial hydrogen scooters

    The Metropolitan Police are doing their bit to tackle toxic emissions in the nation's capital by trialling a fleet of seven hydrogen-powered Suzuki Burgmans. The trial began Monday this week and will...

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  • What Bike? 339 bikes reviewed & rated

    05 September 2017 by What Bike?

    What Bike? 339 bikes reviewed & rated

    PROMOTIONThe Autumn issue of What Bike? is out now and available from our Great Magazines sister website.  339 bikes reviewed & rated, 83 great value products, 10 used bargains all in the latest What...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    05 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    Bikes for saleAdventure bikes may have taken over from sports touring bikes as the bikes to use for long distance, but the Z1000SX is our favourite sports tourer thanks to its versatility. Seller says “Z1000SX. One...

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  • In this week's issue: Game over for Rossi

    05 September 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Game over for Rossi

    After badly breaking his leg in a training accident, it looks like Valentino Rossi's hopes of taking a 10th title in 2017 could be over, but who will take his place while he recovers? Also in MCN...

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  • New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

    05 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

    Ducati will unveil their new V4 engine, the Desmosedici Stradale, on September 7, ahead of the Misano MotoGP. We can only assume that because"Stradale" is Italian for road that this engine...

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  • Our favourite used Harley-Davidsons for sale

    04 September 2017 by MCN News

    Our favourite used Harley-Davidsons for sale

    Bikes for saleWith the news that Harley-Davidson are updating loads of models in their range, we thought it would be a good time to see what's available on the used market. Harleys have a classic style that will...

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  • 2018 Harley Softails ridden

    04 September 2017 by Phil West

    2018 Harley Softails ridden

    Harley-Davidson ‘big twin’ cruisers, which include twin-shocked ‘Dyna’s such as the Street Bob and hardtail-looking ‘Softails’ such as the Fat Boy are being replaced by an all-new eight-bike Harley...

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  • Renthal recalls clip-ons due to cracking risk

    04 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Renthal recalls clip-ons due to cracking risk

    Renthal have issued a worldwide recall for their Gen 1 and Gen 2 clip-ons due to the risk that they may develop stress corrosion cracking and subsequently fail. So far, Renthal say they have had 22...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZXR400

    04 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZXR400

    Bikes for saleSupersport bikes may be overlooked nowadays, but the Suzuki GSX-R600 is one of the most usable examples of a supersport bike out there. Seller says “The time has come to sell my ZXR400. I've owned the...

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  • Video: KTM traction control explained

    04 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: KTM traction control explained

    Austrian manufacturer KTM have released a video on Youtube showing how their advance traction control works when compared to motorcycles without the system fitted. KTM's motorcycles come fitted with...

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  • Paralysed teen plans to ride again

    04 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Paralysed teen plans to ride again

    Following a motorcycle accident that nearly killed him, a teen who was paralysed is defying the odds by learning to walk again, and is also planning to ride again too. When Wyatt Tidwell from Arizona,...

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  • New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    04 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    Ducati have released pictures of a new 2018 paintscheme for their XDiavel S; Iceberg White, and the public will be able to see the bike in the flesh at this week's Faaker See Rally in Austria. As well...

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  • Used Triumph Street Triples hold their value

    03 September 2017 by Neil Murray

    Used Triumph Street Triples hold their value

    Bikes for saleI’ve mentioned early Street Triples a few times over the last couple of years, because used ones have never been out of demand. You’d have thought that with the various changes and updates made since...

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  • Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    03 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopProtective riding jeans have come a long way in the past few years and in some cases, can offer nearly as much protection as a leather alternative. They marry casual styling with the added protective...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    03 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    Bikes for saleSupersport bikes may be overlooked nowadays, but the Suzuki GSX-R600 is one of the most usable examples of a supersport bike out there. Seller says “The bike is 100% genuine in every way, there is no...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati ST4

    02 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati ST4

    Bikes for saleOften overlooked but a great way into Ducati ownership. This ST4 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2001 ST4 has only had one other previous owner and comes in yellow with 42,000 miles on...

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  • Riding tips: Get the most from a new trackday

    02 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Riding tips: Get the most from a new trackday

    Why doing your homework can be fun. No, really… Don’t just turn up Study the circuit before the big day. Seek out onboard videos, track guides and even computer games to give you a feeling for what to...

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  • A day with the Suzuki GSX-R125

    01 September 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    A day with the Suzuki GSX-R125

    We spent a day riding Suzuki’s new GSX-R125 around the technical Stowe Circuit at Silverstone, to find out whether it can stake a rightful claim to such a sporty name. Here’s how we got on. It’s been...

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