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  • It’s a Burgman baby

    17 October 2017 by James Archibald

    It’s a Burgman baby

    They might not have the exotic appeal of a gleaming sports missile, but as a practical way to get around, the maxi scooter is hard to beat, and Suzuki have just made their new Burgman 400...

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  • Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    17 October 2017 by MCN News

    Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    A gang of thieves who used mopeds to enable their crime spree of more than 100 robberies in a period of less than three weeks were jailed last week for a total of over 18 years. Claude Parkinson, 18,...

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  • Bike tech – the way forward

    17 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Bike tech – the way forward

    BMW have long been at the sharp end of motorcycle tech development, and are continuing to push the boundaries with their ConnectedRide programme, which aims to deliver inter-vehicle position awareness...

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  • Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

    17 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

    Zero Motorcycles have now made their 2018 range a l-i-t-t-l-e bit more exciting by adding 10% more range and faster charging. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has introduced three new batteries;...

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  • Monster upgrade

    17 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Monster upgrade

    Twenty-five years after the original M900 Monster emerged from the Ducati factory, starting a dynasty that has seen them churn out well over 300,000 Monsters since, the firm have revealed an updated...

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  • Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    16 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    Drivers who kill behind the wheel could now be sentenced to life in prison under new legislation. Those who cause death by dangerous driving, or by careless driving while under the influence of drugs...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    16 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    Bikes for saleQuite simply one of the best all-round bikes of all time, and with a smattering of great additions, this VFR is an absolute steal at this price and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Great...

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  • Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    15 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day comes in a scooter form. We have a 2013 Piaggio Vespa LX125 up for sale for £2,495. Seller says “Comes with owners manual and service book. Will come with up-to-date service...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    14 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    Bikes For SaleA special MCN pick as bike of the day today! It's this BRAND NEW 1981 Yamaha RD250LC for sale for £13,980. What a beaut and an unbelievable find! Seller says "This new, old stock, zero mile LC comes...

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  • 6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    6 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    MCN ShopStaying warm whilst on your bike this winter is essential and we recommend buying thermal and base layers that offer a close, snug fit as this will help trap warm air against the skin – keeping you...

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  • Exclusive! KTM 790 Duke first ride

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    Exclusive! KTM 790 Duke first ride

    MCN has secured an exclusive first ride on KTM’s all-new 790 Duke. Due to be launched next year, we travelled to the Berchtesgaden Alps where we tested a pre-production prototype version of the...

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  • The history of two-strokes

    13 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    The history of two-strokes

    It’s all about character. Nothing else on two wheels delivers the visceral thrills of a two-stroke engine. They deliver a hit of power every other stroke where a four-stroke manages only half as many.

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  • Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    13 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    The entire historic brand of Excelsior-Henderson is set to go up for auction at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas on January 27, 2018. Excelsior-Henderson was a big American motorcycle manufacturer, on a...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    Bikes for saleTwo grand less than the list price of a brand new bike and with an aftermarket exhaust too, this Thruxton R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Beautiful Thruxton R Silver, in perfect condition,...

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  • Dales pitstop

    12 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Dales pitstop

    Deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, at the head of Wensleydale, lies the small market town of Hawes. Drop in on almost any weekend throughout the riding season and you’re guaranteed to find more...

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  • Gallery: A trio of Street Triples

    11 October 2017 by Jon Urry

    Gallery: A trio of Street Triples

    The Street Triple has always hit the nail on the head, astounding riders with its sporty chassis and storming motor – not to mention its affordable price. But the problem when you build a bike this...

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  • Video: Riding the Suter MMX500

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Video: Riding the Suter MMX500

    So, a mega-money, low-volume track machine is the greatest two-stroke ever? Too right it is. This the best stinkwheel the world has ever seen – and it’s currently in production. Anyone can rock up to...

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  • Kawasaki Z900RS will come in two versions

    11 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Z900RS will come in two versions

    Kawasaki will launch a retro Z900RS at this year’s Tokyo Motorcycle Show on October 25, as the Japanese firm get set to take on the likes of BMW’s R nineT family and Yamaha’s XSR900. MCN first learnt...

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  • Officially the coolest kid on the block

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Officially the coolest kid on the block

    We all remember being a kid, riding around on a bicycle and wishing it was a motorbike. A piece of card on the frame getting attacked by the spokes of the wheel was a common sight, providing a...

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  • Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

    American electric bike builders Alta Motors have been steadily developing their line-up and now they’ve added another: the Redshift EX, an enduro version of the existing MX model. The changes are...

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  • Gallery: Two-stroke heaven - the Suter MMX500

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Two-stroke heaven - the Suter MMX500

    The Suter MX500 is the fastest, most-advanced production two-stroke the world has ever seen, and MCN Senior Editor Matt Wildee was lucky enough to get a spin on one at Rockingham recently. The MMX is...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThese early R1s are becoming rare, and with a smattering of tasteful extras, this one is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This bike has a full Leo Vinci System, double bubble screen, Harris...

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  • Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    Road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist are warning drivers and riders to be extra vigilant of deer at this time of year as they are more active due to the rutting season. With the Deer...

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  • Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

    Cruisers are large, thunderous brash things – they’re not smooth and silent, so you might not think of them as primed to lead the electric revolution, but that hasn’t stopped Tactica releasing the...

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  • Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

    When Triumph opened their new visitors centre, they regaled us with stories of legendary victories at the TT and on the saltflats but there was a distinct gap. While they’ve had off-road bikes in...

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  • Fancy Winning Some Goodies!!

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Fancy Winning Some Goodies!!

    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. EDZ Touch Screen Gloves & Neck Warmer, £30 We...

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  • Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    Classic Bike Live will soon open its doors at The East of England Arena over the weekend of October 28-29. The latest addition to the attractions is a special display honouring the late, great John...

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  • Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    25 years ago, in early October 1992, Ducati unveiled a prototype motorcycle at that year's Cologne Show. The bike would go on to be released the following year as the Monster 900. 25 years later the...

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