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  • MCN is getting ready for the RC213V-S Launch

    15 September 2015 by Michael Neeves

    MCN is getting ready for the RC213V-S Launch

    MCN will be attending the launch of the new and long awaited Honda RC213V-S in Spain on Thursday. After six years of speculation and rumour the bike will finally be ridden in its finished form. We...

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  • New Ducati Monster 1200R revealed

    14 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Ducati Monster 1200R revealed

    This the world’s first glimpse of the new Ducati Monster 1200R which is packing 160bhp from a heavily revised V-twin engine and is the most powerful Monster ever made by the Italian firm. The bike has...

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  • Kawasaki reveals model updates

    12 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki reveals model updates

    Kawasaki’s Z1000SX has been upgraded for 2016 with the model getting a race-inspired FCC clutch assist system (slipper clutch) for a lighter feel at the lever, and ABS as standard. It will remain at...

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  • Triumph gives new Speed Triple a major makeover

    11 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Triumph gives new Speed Triple a major makeover

    The best pictures yet of Triumph’s 2016 Speed Triple have emerged of the bike undergoing final tests in the UK. The latest shots confirm the Speed Triple updates that have previously been revealed in...

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  • Triumph Trophy prototype spotted

    11 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Triumph Trophy prototype spotted

    A Triumph Trophy prototype has been spotted on the road, showing that the firm may be planning tweaks to its big tourer.  Although largely the same as the existing bike, the prototype sports an...

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  • Yamaha set to flick electric switch

    10 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Yamaha set to flick electric switch

    Newly-registered patents in Japan reveal that Yamaha are beavering away at the detail design of their 2013 PES-1 and PED-1 concept bikes – suggesting that the firm could be on target to get production...

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  • 2016 Yamaha MT-03 revealed

    09 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    2016 Yamaha MT-03 revealed

    Yamaha is poised to extend its successful MT naked range to include this MT-03 – shown here in pictures released by Yamaha Japan in advance of the major bike shows. The official line is that the MT-03...

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  • Ducati teases new Monster 1200 R

    08 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Ducati teases new Monster 1200 R

    Ducati will unveil the most powerful naked bike it has ever built at next week’s Frankfurt motor show in Germany. Ducati is promising the bike will have a more powerful engine, sportier chassis and...

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  • New Goldwing gets radical

    06 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    New Goldwing gets radical

    New Honda Goldwings only come along once every decade or so, and when they do the firm likes to push the technological boat out. And the indications are that the next-generation Wing will ditch its...

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  • No new Yamaha R6

    05 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    No new Yamaha R6

    There definitely isn’t going to be a new Yamaha YZF-R6 for 2016, despite what restless internet rumour-mongers suggest. Yamaha have officially denied the arrival of a new bike for next year, with...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R plays catch-up

    05 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki GSX-R plays catch-up

    MCN was the first to reveal in-depth, accurate technical details of the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 back in April, with patent drawings giving a detailed picture of the radical new tech it will boast,...

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  • Sharper ZX-10R due soon

    04 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Sharper ZX-10R due soon

    Kawasaki is gearing up to launch a new ZX-10R featuring new suspension, cutting-edge electronics, more power and a sharp new look as the firm bids to catch up with its more advanced superbike...

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  • Indian announce 2016 model range

    04 September 2015 by MCN News

    Indian announce 2016 model range

    Indian Motorcycles have stormed back into the market as a serious player under Polaris ownership, and their recent tide of new models sees a year of consolidation in 2016, with just tweaks and colour...

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  • Victory announce 2016 model range

    04 September 2015 by MCN News

    Victory announce 2016 model range

    Victory Motorcycles have announced their 2016 range, with a raft of subtle design updates and new colours across most of its cruiser, bagger and touring bikes – but no new models. So how does the...

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  • Honda RC213V-S sold out a month early

    03 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda RC213V-S sold out a month early

    Honda’s £137,000 RC213V-S road-legal MotoGP replica has sold out more than a month before the online website taking orders will close with more than 40 UK orders among the total. Honda have, so far,...

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  • Husqvarna café racer breaks cover

    26 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    Husqvarna café racer breaks cover

    New 690 single cylinder prototype spotted on the road The rebirth of the Husqvarna brand under KTM ownership has taken another leap forward with this first sighting of a new café racer, which uses a...

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  • KTM parallel twin 800 spied

    26 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    KTM parallel twin 800 spied

    New mid-range twin confirms fresh direction for KTM These are the first images of KTM’s new mid-range model – the first bike in the firm’s history to have a parallel-twin engine layout. KTM bosses...

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  • New Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883

    24 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883

    The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883 are part of the range the firm calls Dark Custom range and both models get a host of revisions for 2016. The 1200cc V-twin Forty-Eight has been a big...

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  • New Harley Street 750 for under £6k

    24 August 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Harley Street 750 for under £6k

    Harley-Davidson’s entry-level Street 750 will be in UK dealerships in September and has been given a host of revisions after being on sale in other markets for 18 months. The price of £5795 for the...

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  • New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spotted

    14 August 2015 by Ben Purvis

    New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spotted

    Triumph appear to be on the warpath when it comes to revamping their range and this picture reveals the Tiger Sport 1050 will also benefit from upgrades. Since Triumph canned their 250cc project to...

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  • New basic Triumph Bonnie breaks cover

    10 August 2015 by James Archibald

    New basic Triumph Bonnie breaks cover

    This is the first glimpse of the most important new variant of Triumph’s all-new Bonneville – the base model. Spy shots back in April had confirmed the existence of an all-new 1100cc Bonneville, due...

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  • Bultaco gets UK importer

    07 August 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bultaco gets UK importer

    After relaunching earlier this year with the Brinco, historic Spanish manufacturer Bultaco has found an importer to bring the electric-assisted mountain bike into the UK. Urban Moto, who already have...

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  • Harley-Davidson Street 750 price confirmed

    05 August 2015 by MCN News

    Harley-Davidson Street 750 price confirmed

    Harley-Davidson have confirmed that their new Street 750 will arrive on UK shores in September this year, with prices starting at a shockingly reasonable £5,795 (€9,810 in Ireland). The...

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  • New Triumph Explorer spotted testing

    31 July 2015 by MCN

    New Triumph Explorer spotted testing

    Triumph’s 1215cc Tiger Explorer was the UK’s third-best-selling big bike last year, but despite its success the firm is putting the finishing touches to a heavily revamped version. Why rush to...

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  • Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

    24 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

    Japanese giant finally reveals official details of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin After months of teasing and years of rumour surrounding a new Honda Africa Twin, Honda have finally taken the wraps...

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  • Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

    23 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

    Honda is set to release full details and photos of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin later this week but before they’ve had a chance to do that this video appears to have leaked a little early. The...

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  • GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    Yamaha have revealed an all-new addition to their Sport Heritage range, the XSR700, which tips its hat the iconic XS650. Take a closer look... XSR700 Highlights Two-texture leather seat Aluminium...

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  • Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    Yamaha’s Sport Heritage family has spawned another member in the shape of this retrosexual new street roadster. Visually, the new XSR700 – the name pays homage to the XS650 – delivers a rather...

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  • Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

    17 July 2015 by James Archibald

    Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

    The new Zec00 is the wet dream of a child’s sci-fi fantasy. Unlike most electric motorcycle ideas, the Zec00 is using a motor from California’s Zero Motorcycles, with proven technology that is readily...

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  • Street Triple 800 on the way

    15 July 2015 by Andy Downes & Ben Purvis

    Street Triple 800 on the way

    Triumph are readying a new Street Triple roadster range, which will feature larger-capacity engines developing up to 125bhp, and a host of new technology, from digital full-colour clocks to multiple...

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  • Suzuki reveal 30th Anniversary GSX-R1000

    10 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki reveal 30th Anniversary GSX-R1000

    Suzuki pulled the covers off a 30th Anniversary GSX-R1000 superbike at the German MotoGP event today and the bike will be available in the UK in November with a replica paint scheme as a tribute to...

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