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  • Spy shots! New MT-07 adventure bike spotted

    05 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Spy shots! New MT-07 adventure bike spotted

    Yamaha are about to unleash an affordable and funky new MT-07 adventure bike. Yamaha showed the T7 concept at last year’s Milan Show in November, claiming it was imbued with ‘the Ténéré spirit’ –...

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  • Win: Loads of lovely goodies up for grabs

    04 July 2017 by MCN News Team

    Win: Loads of lovely goodies up for grabs

    Win ItHere's our top pick of prizes up for grabs in our free to enter giveaways. It's simple to register, all you need to do is CLICK HERE and away you go. Turbospoke, £15 Remember when you used to peg a...

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  • MCN team pick of the day: Ducati Scrambler 800

    04 July 2017 by MCN News

    MCN team pick of the day: Ducati Scrambler 800

    bikes for saleMCN's Senior Production Editor, Simon Brown, has picked today's bike of the day, this 2015 Ducati's Scrambler 800 on sale for £6,500. Simon says: "Yeah, I’m a bit biased because I have one of these...

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  • Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

    04 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

    In August last year Vietnam announced plans to ban all motorcycles from the city of Hanoi by 2025 in an effort to solve the growing traffic problem in the nation's capital and promote public...

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  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 America revealed

    04 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta Brutale 800 America revealed

    To coincide with the America's Independence Day, MV Agusta unveiled the special edition Brutale 800 America. The limited edition model - the first 50 of which will be sent to the States - will...

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  • From no motorcycle licence to the Sahara

    03 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    From no motorcycle licence to the Sahara

    What do you do if you want to ride motorcycles to the Sahara desert but you've never ridden before? In the case of Tom Caulfield and James Whittle you book an intensive week of training, and set off...

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  • 5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

    03 July 2017 by MCN News

    5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

    So if you didn’t know, there are some amazing T-shirts available for not too much money (£16.99) at MCN’s merchandise shop. We’ve been through and hand-picked a few of our favourite designs but there...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Thunderace

    03 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Thunderace

    Bikes for saleNot quite the mean superbike it once was, but the Thunderace makes a bargain sports tourer today. Seller says “Due to other commitments I am reluctantly having to sell my treasured Thunderace. I have...

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  • Goodwood celebrates Dunlop Dynasty

    03 July 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Goodwood celebrates Dunlop Dynasty

    Road racing’s most revered family was celebrated in style over the weekend as the Goodwood Festival of Speed paid tribute to the Dunlops.  Check out our Goodwood Facebook gallery here.  A...

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  • Tom Hardy passes bike test

    03 July 2017 by James Archibald & Liam Marsden

    Tom Hardy passes bike test

    Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has passed his category A motorcycle test, and can now take to the roads on any motorcycle he chooses. The Dark Knight Rises and Legend actor was spotted preparing for his...

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  • Riding clinic: The secret of safe cornering

    01 July 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Riding clinic: The secret of safe cornering

    Find a quiet country road with a bend in it. 45mph and 90 degrees is ideal – it keeps things simple. Now find a couple of safe places to U-turn, so you can go round the corner several times.

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  • First ride: Aprilia RS125

    30 June 2017 by Jon Urry

    First ride: Aprilia RS125

    The Aprilia RS 125 returns for 2017. But sadly not in two-stroke form… The Aprilia RS 125 first smoked its way onto racetracks 25 years ago and quickly set about dominating its class before Moto3 was...

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  • The 5 best V4s you can actually own

    30 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    The 5 best V4s you can actually own

    Forget the triple, the V4 is the best combination of a twin and a four. With photos emerging of the new Ducati V4, everyone is getting excited about V4 bikes again. V4s have scored countless race wins...

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  • Don’t get stung by the taxman

    30 June 2017 by Neil Murray

    Don’t get stung by the taxman

    Bikes For SaleLet’s talk about traders of motorcycles and their related parts. It’s getting increasingly difficult to determine who’s a private seller and who’s actually running a business on the sly. Print...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 690 Duke

    30 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 690 Duke

    Bikes for saleProof that singles have all the fun is this KTM 690 Duke  – which is todays bike of the day. Seller says “This Duke comes with full KTM dealer service history. It also comes with a full Akropovic...

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  • Biking's fastest women reveal special Blade

    30 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Biking's fastest women reveal special Blade

    BSB and TT stars Jenny Tinmouth and Maria Costello have unveiled a special liveried Honda Fireblade at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – and it's all in aid of the Dare to be Different...

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  • Gallery: 2017 scooters take over Paris

    29 June 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: 2017 scooters take over Paris

    The new Yamaha TMAX, Honda X-ADV and BMW C650 Sport tackle the mean streets of Paris. It’s Saturday afternoon traffic chaos on the Périphérique. Cars are snarled nose-to-tail like a shimmering metal...

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  • Ducati XDiavel gets the Krugger treatment

    29 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati XDiavel gets the Krugger treatment

    Ducati entrusted an XDiavel to the very capable hands of Belgian custom builder Fred Krugger to design a special edition of the Bologna firm’s blistering cruiser behemoth – and this is the...

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  • Barry Sheene race car up for sale

    29 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Barry Sheene race car up for sale

    A 1985 Toyota Supra that was raced by Barry Sheene will go up for sale on July 27 at the Silverstone Classic Race Car auction, with a guide price of £60,000-£80,000. The car was raced a year after...

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  • Video: BMW HP4 Race is the real WSB deal

    28 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Video: BMW HP4 Race is the real WSB deal

    BMW’s new £68,000, 215bhp track-only HP4 Race is achingly close in feel and speed to a factory superbike. Here’s why: It’s lighter than a WSB bike.  Tipping the scales at 171.5kg, with its...

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  • KTM offer free £1k accessories package

    28 June 2017 by James Archibald

    KTM offer free £1k accessories package

    KTM are offering an accessory package with a value of £1000 with every new Super Duke GT model purchased. The offer will include KTMs PowerParts Touring package with each new motorcycle purchased from...

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  • Get your hands on affordable Held gear

    28 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Get your hands on affordable Held gear

    Quality motorcycle clothing brand Held are cutting prices to bring them in line with those charged throughout the rest of Europe. This means that the price of the German firm’s products will fall by...

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  • Trackers tackle motorcycle theft

    28 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Trackers tackle motorcycle theft

    Tracker have stated that their technology has helped recover over £687,000 worth of stolen motorcycles in 2016 as a result of their technology – a figure that’s increased by nearly 10% over the...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    28 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    Bikes for saleThe Tracer is an excellent all-round bike based around the brilliant triple from the MT-09. This one is presented in as-new condition with low mileage and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This...

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  • Ducati V4 Exposed

    28 June 2017 by Richard Newland

    Ducati V4 Exposed

    Rumours of a MotoGP-derived V4 road-going Ducati superbike have been doing the rounds for years. But that’s all they were... rumours. Until now! These latest spy pictures show once and for all that...

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  • In this week’s issue: Rossi kicks Assen

    27 June 2017 by MCN News

    In this week’s issue: Rossi kicks Assen

    In this week’s issue we get all the inside info on Rossi’s spectacular win at Assen Plus: Free 36-page Built magazine – get inside the new wave of retro and custom motorcycles.   Also in MCN...

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  • CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer added to line-up

    27 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer added to line-up

    CCM have expanded their newly created Spitfire model line to include a new Café Racer variant. The Café Racer shares the same engine and chassis as the original Spitfire but it has clip-on handlebars,...

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