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  • Hornig unveil custom BMW R1200GS

    Yesterday 15:53 by MCN News

    Hornig unveil custom BMW R1200GS

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH BMW MOTORRADThe BMW R1200GS is an incredible motorbike in its original factory spec, but Hornig have given the adventure bike their own spin with their latest customisation. Taking the 2018 model as a starting...

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  • New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

    Yesterday 15:45 by MCN News

    New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

    The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show will take place in Huddersfield on Saturday, August 25 between 10am and 5pm. Visitors will find various trade stands and exhibitors, a motorcycle stunt show, beer tent,...

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  • Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    Yesterday 13:30 by MCN News

    Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line-up against amateurs, see old clunkers battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of warm...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    Yesterday 13:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    Bikes for saleThe 600cc market may not be what it once was, but it means you can currently get some brilliant bikes for reasonable amounts of dosh. That's what makes this Honda CBR600RR today’s bike of the...

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  • Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

    Yesterday 12:12 by Ben Clarke

    Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

    DirtQuake has announced that Guy Martin will be racing in their seventh event on Saturday, August 18 at a new venue in Essex. Arena Essex Raceway will play host to a day of wacky races from 11am on...

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  • Best 5 road/race boots for under £325

    Yesterday 10:59 by MCN News

    Best 5 road/race boots for under £325

    mcn shopEvery biker needs a good pair of boots and while staying safe is important, there's no harm in looking good while you're doing it. So here's MCN's pick of the best motorbike boots from the MCN...

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  • Incoming ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    Yesterday 10:00 by Jordan Gibbons

    Incoming ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    MCN have been on the streets of Milan testing the new BMW C400X, a mid-capacity premium scooter that adds a lower entry to the current 600cc+ C range. Built to tackle the urban sprawl, BMW say that...

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  • Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    Yesterday 10:00 by Ben Clarke

    Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    We're half way through Ride to Work Week 2018 and what better way to tackle #humpday than to #commutehappy on your motorbike? The average commuter spends 1,708 hours sitting in...

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  • The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    19 June 2018 by Michael Neeves

    The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2018 so far. For all your two-wheeled thrills check out the below bike review, top speed run and first ever UK...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The VT750 Shadow is a smooth and sleek cruiser which couples bad-boy looks with Japanese reliability. With bobber-style cut down guards and low seat and bars, the VT750 Shadow...

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  • Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    The 2018 edition of the Vespa World Days event took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last weekend with over 3,000 participants. Over 3,000 officially registered scooters representing 37 nations...

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  • Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    A speeding motorcyclist caught on camera by a police dashcam has been handed a suspended jail sentence, according to the BBC. William Wark was followed by an officer, who recorded him riding at speeds...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    18 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s bike of the day is an all-out fun-mobile. The Duke 690’s surprisingly revvy single cylinder engine manages to pump out just over 72bhp, which almost the same as Yamaha’s...

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  • Save with Suzuki!

    18 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Save with Suzuki!

    Suzuki has been feeling generous as of late. Not only have they continued their drive to entice new people onto two wheels, after the success of their Milton Keynes pop-up shop, with £500 off the...

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  • Adventure-style bikes for sale

    18 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Adventure-style bikes for sale

    bikes for saleEqually suited to your daily commute, a thrash around some green lanes or a tour of Africa, we've gathered a selection of Adventure Sportsbikes and straight-up Adventure bike to browse. The...

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  • 7 of the best new helmets

    18 June 2018 by MCN News

    7 of the best new helmets

    MCN shopArai Renegade V Outline - Gloss Red - £529.99 Designed with those riding cruisers in mind, the Renegade V Outline looks aggressive but is comfortable all day. The interior can be removed for washing...

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  • Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopIf you're looking for a new pair of riding jean, visit the MCN Shop now and check out our top five selection below. Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans, from £235.99 The Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans are...

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  • 360-degree vision for your motorbike

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    360-degree vision for your motorbike

    Israeli tech start-up, Ride Vision, has announced a camera-based system which allows your bike to warn you of impending crashes before they happen. Software interprets the images from cameras placed...

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  • Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gave us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009. The question is, have the videos held up better than he has? MCN's guide to wheelies What Michael said in 2009:...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: There’s no shortage of oddities in the world of motorcycling. Over the years, manufacturers have tried all kinds of barmy ideas, most of which are made in small numbers for a...

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  • Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    Ex-footballer, Ian Wright, took his Triumph Bobber Black to visit the London stadiums where he made his name. Starting with Wembley Stadium in the north-west of the capital, he then took in Arsenal's...

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  • Naked bikes for sale

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Naked bikes for sale

    bikes for saleWhen riders started bolting a set of dirt bike handlebars onto their crashed sportsbikes, rather than replacing expensive parts like clip-ons and fairings, they couldn’t have known that they were...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: BMW released the first 1200cc version of the RT in 2005 and it immediately blew away its heavier and less powerful predecessor, the R1150RT. Sharp and flickable, but incredibly...

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  • Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    14 June 2018 by MCN News

    Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    The end is nigh for vehicles powered by the internal combustion engine. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and last year the UK government announced plans...

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  • RideSunday raises over £150,000

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    RideSunday raises over £150,000

    The dust has now settled on the first ever RideSunday worldwide charity ride and the organisers have confirmed that the final tally stands at over £150,000! Mark Wotherspoon was the biggest...

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  • MCN Scottish Festival tickets still available

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    MCN Scottish Festival tickets still available

    MCN Scottish FestivalThe first MCN Scottish Festival will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on July 21-22, 2018. The two-day event will feature stunt shows, displays of iconic race and road bikes and a...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    13 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The Hayabusa was made with a very clear remit, to become the world’s fastest production motorcycle. Suzuki achieved this aim, but a handy side-effect of all that size and power is...

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  • Top 5 summer gloves

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 summer gloves

    MCN ShopSo it might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine is making us smile. To help you avoid sweaty palms we've selected our top 5 pairs from the MCN Shop. Which would you...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    12 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The laid-back nature of the Bonneville T120 is one of the best things about it, but there may come a time that its size and weight hold you back on a twisty B road. That’s where...

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  • 9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    11 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    Most of us have a smartphone of some description by now, but are you using yours to its full motorbike-related potential? Here’s a list of 9 useful apps to consider if you're a biker. EatSleepRIDE –...

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