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  • Ride the new R6 at 2017 #MCNFestival

    14 April 2017 by MCN News

    Ride the new R6 at 2017 #MCNFestival

    Hot on the heels of the world launch in Almeria last week, Yamaha have con- firmed that the new R6 will be on the firm’s test ride fleet at the 2017 Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling on May...

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  • How to become a gear-changing guru...

    14 April 2017 by Mark Edwards

    How to become a gear-changing guru...

    Whether you think you've got your gear-changing on lockdown or not, you should read our 6 tips to become the ultimate gear-guru. Let's go champ. Start off small The best way to learn to use a gearbox...

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  • First rides: Honda CB650F & CBR650F

    13 April 2017 by Jon Urry

    First rides: Honda CB650F & CBR650F

    Honda’s five new 2017 bike bonanza has been a few days full of surprises for MCN from the oddly charming Rebel impressing to the thoroughly refined CB1100 EX displaying retro charm at its best and the...

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  • Video: We ride Honda's CB1100 RS and EX

    13 April 2017 by Jon Urry

    Video: We ride Honda's CB1100 RS and EX

    At the moment we are spoilt for choice in the UK when it comes to retro bikes. From the large capacity machines such as the Triumph Thruxtons and Bonnevilles to the smaller capacity Ducati Scrambler...

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  • Triumph launch a bunch of summer offers

    13 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph launch a bunch of summer offers

    Triumph have announced a bunch of finance options on several of their models for the summer available until June 30. The British manufacturer's summer offers include deals on the Speed Triple S, Tiger...

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  • Kawasaki offer finance on off-road models

    13 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki offer finance on off-road models

    Kawasaki UK are offering two of their off-road motocross machines - the KX450F and KX250F - through Hire Purchase finance until June 30, 2017. The KX450F, which for 2017 received engine and...

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  • Real enthusiastic about Japanese bikes

    13 April 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Real enthusiastic about Japanese bikes

    Nostalgia for Japanese motorcycles grows year on year and there are very few of us that haven’t in some way been touched by machinery from the land of the rising sun. Each passing decade has spawned a...

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  • Insurance comparison: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

    13 April 2017 by Phil West

    Insurance comparison: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

    MCN CompareIs the Divvie the BEST used buy in Britain right now? What we said then “The Diversion slots in under the Fazer as Yamaha’s entry-level, new-rider-friendly all-rounder. It’s comfy, has good wind...

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  • Bike of the day: Custom Honda CBR600 cafe racer

    13 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Custom Honda CBR600 cafe racer

    Bikes for saleBored of the usual culprit donor bikes, this owner decided to make a cafe racer out of a 1992 Honda CBR600F. Seller says "This is a one of a kind homage to a cafe racer based on a 1992 Honda CBR 600...

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  • Swiss framebuilders Egli have returned

    12 April 2017 by MCN News

    Swiss framebuilders Egli have returned

    Fritz Egli made a name for himself in the 1960s when he stormed to victory in the Swiss National Championships aboard a 1000cc Vincent that sported a frame of his own design – and he attributed the...

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  • BMW’S 2WD Hybrid is real

    12 April 2017 by MCN News

    BMW’S 2WD Hybrid is real

    On April Fools’ Day BMW took several scalps with a fake press release presenting an xDrive Hybrid R1200GS, with an electrically-driven front wheel. Of course there’s no such bike – but it looks like...

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  • Husky Svartpilen spied

    12 April 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Husky Svartpilen spied

    Husqvarna have turned their Svartpilen concept into reality Husqvarna unveiled their Vitpilen (White Arrow) and Svartpilen (Black Arrow) concepts three years ago, followed by two further 401 models at...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

    12 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this Aprilia Tuono 1000R. Would you buy it?  Seller says “White Aprilia Tuono 1000R. Akrapovic. Bubble screen. Uprated clutch cylinder. Titax short levers. Upgraded...

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  • Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory: 'Outrageously good'

    11 April 2017 by Adam Child

    Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory: 'Outrageously good'

    It’s not often I fail to find fault with a bike, but I’m struggling with Aprilia’s new V4 Tuono Factory. After a long day riding stunning roads in northern Italy, I can’t think of any other bike on...

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  • Yamaha X-MAX 300 first ride incoming

    11 April 2017 by Jon Urry

    Yamaha X-MAX 300 first ride incoming

    MCN is in Italy, the heart of scooter country, to test Yamaha’s new X-MAX 300 around the streets of Florence. The X-MAX 300 replaces the older X-MAX 250 in Yamaha’s maxi-scooter range and sits...

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  • Record turn-out for the Prescott Bike Festival

    11 April 2017 by James Archibald

    Record turn-out for the Prescott Bike Festival

    Record numbers enjoy the sunshine at Prescott Bike Festival Over 6000 spectators took advantage of the glorious April sunshine on Sunday to witness the hills near Cheltenham come alive to the sound of...

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  • First ride: 'KTM has made a 125 to lust after'

    11 April 2017 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: 'KTM has made a 125 to lust after'

    Like the 390 the new 125 Duke gets a major makeover. The original 2011 model didn’t exactly have quality written through it like a stick of rock, but this one does. It has the 390’s full colour dash,...

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  • Benelli TRK 502 first ride incoming

    11 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Benelli TRK 502 first ride incoming

    We're in Italy for the launch of the new Benelli TRK 502, a 500cc parallel twin adventure bike first shown at the Milan Show in 2015. Benelli's adventure bike offering - which bears more than a...

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  • Low-rate finance offer from Suzuki

    11 April 2017 by James Archibald

    Low-rate finance offer from Suzuki

    Suzuki are offering a low-rate finance deal on their SV650 and GSX-S1000 motorcycles. The SV650 was re-introduced into the Suzuki line-up in 2016, replacing the Gladius. Great for those new to biking,...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    11 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    Bikes for saleAfter finding this Suzuki SV650 outfit there was no way we couldn't have it as today's bike of the day. Seller says “Ural Sidecar attached, Japanese flag paint job, micron exhaust sounds lovely,...

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  • Motorcycle deaths and injuries fall in Wales

    10 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycle deaths and injuries fall in Wales

    The number of motorcycle-related deaths and injuries in Wales fell for the first time in five years during 2015, statistics released by the Welsh Government show. In 2015 there were a total of 693...

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