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Bike News (May 2018)

  • Hornig unveil custom BMW R1200GS

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Hornig unveil custom BMW R1200GS

    PAID PROMOTIONThe 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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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki VanVan 200

    06 June 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki VanVan 200

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: A bike so good they named it twice – after another vehicle! Yep, it’s Suzuki featuring once again in MCN’s ‘why did they call it that?’ Bike of the Day series. And today’s pick is...

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  • Bike Shed London 2018 in pictures

    04 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike Shed London 2018 in pictures

    Tobacco Dock once again played host to the Bike Shed London event between Friday, 25 and Sunday, 27 May. With a well-established reputation as Europe’s biggest independent annual show, there was a lot...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati Multistrada 1100

    01 June 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati Multistrada 1100

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: When is an adventure bike not an adventure bike? When it is a Multistrada! This original generation Multistrada (well, technically it is a second generation of the original...

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  • Furygan unveils new textile jackets

    31 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Furygan unveils new textile jackets

    French company Furygan (who provides MotoGP rider Johann Zarco’s clobber) has announced the introduction of two new textile jackets for S/S 2018. Both jackets feature CE-approved protection from D30...

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  • Honda announces 2018 update for Forza 125

    31 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Honda announces 2018 update for Forza 125

    Honda will release an updated version of their NSS Forza 125 for 2018, including tweaked styling, electrically adjustable screen, LED indicators, new instrumentation, two all-new colour options and...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    31 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s Pick: Having an A1 license doesn’t mean you can’t have a sporty bike. There’s plenty of options out there, but Yamaha’s 125cc version of its acclaimed YZF-R6 is one of the best. Looking...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville 900

    30 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville 900

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Motorbikes aren’t just about screaming in line fours, gravity-defying lean angles and blink-of-an-eye 0-60mph times. The Triumph Bonneville is the perfect representative of the...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    29 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The R1200GS is a truly ubiquitous machine. Whether you’re a weekend rider, a commuter or a full-blooded adventurer, it’s got you covered. Nimble handling and abundant power mean...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    27 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    bikes for saleWhy it's MCN's pick The Yamaha R1 needs absolutely no introduction. Launched in the nineties to take on the Honda Fireblade and Ducati 916, Yamaha’s flagship sports bike had lofty ambitions and it...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    26 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    bikes for saleWhy it's MCN's pick The sun has been shining this week and the prospect of summer tours is looming large for many so we thought we’d take a step back from the mind-bending performance of machines like...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW F650

    25 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: BMW F650

    Why it’s MCN’s pick More adventure fun today, this time in a slightly smaller package – the good old BMW F650. Or Funduro as it is also known. Powered by a single cylinder Rotax motor, the F650 ran...

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  • New Honda CRF450L and CRF250RX announced

    24 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    New Honda CRF450L and CRF250RX announced

    Honda has updated its CRF line-up for 2019 including two new machines. A road-going version of its flagship CRF450 will be available, alongside a cross-country version of the CRF250, the RX. The...

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  • Suzuki GB launches all-new 2018 merchandise

    24 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Suzuki GB launches all-new 2018 merchandise

    Suzuki has continued its commitment to provide fashion conscious merch, rather than traditional bike designs, with the launch of a new range of goodies. Although the BSB, Classic and MotoGP team...

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  • Suzuki pop-up shop will return!

    23 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Suzuki pop-up shop will return!

    After a successful Suzuki GB pop-up shop earlier this month, event organisers promise to bring back more free tests rides to an area near you (if you live in the UK) this summer. In an attempt to...

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  • Gassed-up for a Royal assistance

    23 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Gassed-up for a Royal assistance

    While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in Windsor this weekend, emergency services, including bikers, worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. Among those...

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  • Fastest British GP ever!

    23 May 2018 by MCN NEWS

    Fastest British GP ever!

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH SILVERSTONESome of the greatest MotoGP battles have happened at the historic Silverstone circuit – and this year’s Go Pro British Grand Prix promises to deliver more of the same when MotoGP returns to British...

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  • The Carole Nash MCN Festival 2018

    20 May 2018 by MCN News

    The Carole Nash MCN Festival 2018

    This year's Carole Nash #MCNFestival is proving a noise-fuelled, sun-filled weekend, where you can speak to the MCN team, test ride some bikes, buy some gear, listen to live music and camp with the...

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  • Prizes: Calling all Speedway fans

    18 May 2018 by MCN News Team

    Prizes: Calling all Speedway fans

    Win ItFor all you speedway fans out there, this really is a prize worth having. Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Tickets We hae a fantastic prize bundle including grandstand tickets and a pit walk...

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  • Gallery: Endurance Legends weekend

    14 May 2018 by Michael Neeves

    Gallery: Endurance Legends weekend

    We were privileged to be part of Team Classic Suzuki at the weekend riding in the Endurance Legends four-hour race at Donington Park.  Riding their beautiful Katana we partnered former 500cc GP...

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  • £300 bikes prepare for charity epic

    30 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    £300 bikes prepare for charity epic

    A group of riders are looking to raise over £100,000 for Cancer Research in June by riding from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in 24 hours on bikes worth less than £300.  TOP STORIES Bikers work...

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  • Video: KTM 790 Duke top speed run

    30 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Video: KTM 790 Duke top speed run

    MCN has been testing the KTM 790 Duke against the Triumph Street Triple R on our new gruelling 250-mile UK test route. And that’s not all, we have also been putting it through its paces at...

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