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Bike News (August 2018)

  • 10 years of the BMW F series GS

    Yesterday 09:36 by MCN News

    10 years of the BMW F series GS

    bikes for saleThe new BMW F850GS is more than a styling exercise: it’s quicker and sweeter-handling than the 800 with more kit and sounds meaner too, with a thrapping exhaust note, thanks to a new firing order and...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Crossrunner 800

    19 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda Crossrunner 800

    Bikes for saleAt its launch in 2011, the Honda Crossrunner 800 proved to be a controversial machine for being passed off as a new bike when, in fact, it was little more than a re-worked, re-styled nine-year-old...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZZR1400

    18 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZZR1400

    Bikes for saleWhat better way to spend a weekend than with a long-distance blast on a fast, comfortable sports tourer? With a 1441cc engine, producing 200bhp, combined with mountains of comfort, few do this better...

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  • Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

    17 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

    Ever wanted to meet MotoGP rider Jack Miller or British Superbike talent Bradley Ray? Well, now can, at a meet and greet with the riders at London's Dainese store, 56 Commercial Street, next Wednesday...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    17 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    Kawasaki have enjoyed a purple patch in WSB racing, however that wasn’t always the case and today’s bike of the day celebrates the first ZX-10R to win a WSB race. The 2006 ZX-10R wasn’t the most...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4

    16 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the exceptional Aprilia RSV4. This machine is a beautifully-balanced technology-packed Italian missile. It’s monstrously fast, immense and confidence-inspiring in the...

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  • Revisited: Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

    16 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Revisited: Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

    In 2006, after we rode the then-new Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat we decided to award the versatile sports-touring motorcycle 4/5 MCN stars.  At the time, it had a reliable engine, decent suspension...

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  • HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

    16 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

    Helmet manufacturer HJC have created a replica design of Italian Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone.  Based on the firm's top-of-the-range RPHA 11 race helmet, the £399.99 R11G features The...

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  • Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

    15 August 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

    Famous biker meeting spot, the Cat & Fiddle pub, could be set for a makeover and revival if bold new plans get the go-ahead. Situated on the A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield, it closed in...

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  • Bike of the day: Norton Commando 961

    15 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Norton Commando 961

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Norton Commando 961- and what a bike it is. Brimming with retro cool, and in original Norton black and gold, you will find yourself heading to your garage just to...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    12 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    bikes for saleWhether you want a motorbike to tour Europe, blast some twisty B-roads at the weekend, commute to work or even a trackday, the Honda VFR800 has got you covered. Its 800cc V4 engine produces more grunt...

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  • New Honda Fireblade gets more power

    11 August 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    New Honda Fireblade gets more power

    Sources in Japan have told MCN that Honda are due to unveil a heavily revised CBR1000RR Fireblade at the EICMA motorcycle show in November. After coming under strong criticism from their factory...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

    11 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

    Bikes for saleSince its introduction in 2017, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been a huge hit. Combining post-war styling with modern day performance, the 1200cc Bobber goes, corners and steers like a decent...

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  • Freddie Spencer joins the parade at Brackley this weekend

    10 August 2018 by MCN News

    Freddie Spencer joins the parade at Brackley this weekend

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRACKLEY FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLINGIt’s the tenth anniversary of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling this weekend and the massive town centre event will be going all out promising it’s biggest and best show yet. Sponsored by BMW...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CB600F Hornet

    10 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda CB600F Hornet

    bikes for saleWhen it comes to all-round dependable motorcycles, few surpass the Honda CB600F Hornet. Initially launched in 1998, before being updated in 2007, the bike was discontinued in 2013, yet remains popular...

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  • Gallery: MCN250 retro bike showdown

    09 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Gallery: MCN250 retro bike showdown

    mcnIn this week’s MCN, we put the Kawasaki Z900RS up against its two key rivals in the retro category around the MCN250 test route. We love the retro charm of the Kawasaki Z900RS with its '70s Z1 looks...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Tiger 800

    09 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Tiger 800

    Bikes for saleIf you decide you want an adventure bike, you may not think immediately of a Triumph, but the Triumph Tiger 800 is a genuine do-it-all machine to compete with the best of them. Making sure that BMW...

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  • Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

    09 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

    What we said then "Triumph labelled the Daytona 675R as a track day weapon/fast road riding tool, and MCN can’t argue with that. The stiff Öhlins suspension and lithesome, agile nature of the 675R...

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  • Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

    09 August 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

    Ducati are developing a cheaper, lower-performance version of their V4 engine for use in new models, according to CEO Claudio Domenicali. The Bologna firm made the decision to dump V-twins for their...

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  • 5 fantastic paddock stands

    08 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    5 fantastic paddock stands

    mcn shopWe've all been out racking up the miles in this good weather, and it's important not to neglect regular motorbike maintenance. With centre stands seemingly becoming a thing of the past, a good paddock...

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  • Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

    08 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s incredible win in the Formula 1 TT at the Isle of Man after 11 years away from racing. Spectators at this year’s Classic TT at the Isle of Man...

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  • Expert Guide: Big tourers from £3k

    07 August 2018 by Neil Murray

    Expert Guide: Big tourers from £3k

    bikes for saleYou can tour on anything. People go around the world on Honda step-thrus and ride 250cc singles to the South of France, two-up. But a purpose-designed tourer just makes it so much easier. What do you...

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