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  • Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

    08 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

    Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheel manufacturer in India, have unveiled a new adventure concept at the Milan Show, dubbed the Xpulse. Hero have revealed very little information about the concept,...

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  • Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

    08 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

    The Metropolitan Police have reportedly stemmed the number of scooter-related crimes in London. Following what rapidly become an epidemic in the capital, the big question has been how to best tackle...

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  • Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen & Svartpilen concept

    07 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen & Svartpilen concept

    Ever since we saw Husqvarna’s first Vitpilen concept in 2014, we’ve been besides ourselves waiting for the production bike - now it’s here and we couldn’t be happier. The 701 Vitpilen has stayed true...

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  • Bargain sports tourers

    07 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bargain sports tourers

    Bikes for saleYeah, yeah, there are loads of new model announcements this week at the Milan Show, but we're going to give you a break from all the shiny new metal for a moment to bring you a selection of used bikes...

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  • KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

    KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, confirmed to MCN last year that the new 790 Duke would be closely followed by an Adventure version – and here’s the barely-disguised prototype to prove it.  With...

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  • KTM’s dirty ensemble

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM’s dirty ensemble

    Along with KTM’s new headline bikes, the 790 Duke and also the 790 Adventure concept come a few more machines to boot. And, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and can’t wait for the 790...

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  • MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

    07 November 2017 by James Archibald

    MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

    MV Agusta’s Dragster 800 RR is the latest bike in the Italian firm’s range to get an update for 2018.  The three-cylinder 798cc engine will be following most other models in the range with...

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  • Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    07 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    Alongside the supercharged H2 SX and Z900RS Café Racer, Kawasaki also teased two upcoming model at their press conference in Milan today - the Ninja 125 and Z125. Only the silhouettes of the bikes...

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  • BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    07 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    The new BMW C400X is 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 it’s a fun ride as well as extremely practical...

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  • Kawasaki Z900RS gets café racer treatment

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Z900RS gets café racer treatment

    Following the unveiling of Kawasaki’s new naked retro roadster, the Z900RS, at the Tokyo Motor Show last month, the firm have now revealed the anticipated Café Racer version based on the...

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  • Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

    07 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

    Honda revealed the new CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports models at a swanky press conference in Milan last night, but they're not just showcasing production bikes at this year's EICMA. Enter...

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  • MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

    06 November 2017 by MCN News

    MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

    We are currently in Milan, Italy, preparing to give you all the latest from the leading motorcycle manufacturers and what they have in store for 2018. Below is our live feed from the week's events,...

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  • Yamaha MT-07 and MT-09 SP double threat

    06 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Yamaha MT-07 and MT-09 SP double threat

    The MT range has been an enormous success for Yamaha thanks to a pair of great engines, fantastic styling and competitive pricing. For 2018 they’ve improved the range even further with an update on...

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  • Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

    06 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

    Honda’s Africa Twin has been a popular seller but it’s been found wanting for serious long distance off-road travel because it’s heavy, it’s down on power and lacks the comforts of the big super...

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  • Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

    06 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

    For 2018 the Moto Morini Scrambler has been completely redesigned, including a completely new trellis frame and trellis swingarm. The new Scrambler takes inspiration from off-road bikes from the 1970s...

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  • Top MCN T-shirts

    06 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top MCN T-shirts

    Sometimes, upgrading your wardrobe is as important as upgrading your motorcycle. After all, grease, oil and petrol will be making your old threads stink by now, so why not do yourself and those around...

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  • Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

    06 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

    Royal Enfield's UK Technology Centre has opened at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds, Leicestershire, the largest privately owned vehicle test track in the UK. The UK Technology Centre will act as the...

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  • MV Agusta reveal another RC

    06 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta reveal another RC

    MV Agusta have just unveiled another RC model for 2018 - the Brutale 800 RC. The  unveiling comes after RC variants of the Dragster 800, F4 and F3 were all announced, as well as a limited edition...

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  • Moto Morini Milano unveiled

    05 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Moto Morini Milano unveiled

    Italian manufacturer Moto Morini have just taken the wraps off the Milano, a new model which the firm say is a new take on the classic 31/2. The new model is powered by the Bialbero Corsa Corta 1187cc...

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  • Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

    05 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

    Alongside the new Milano, Moto Morini have also revealed a one-off special inspired by the endurance racers of the 1970s. Called the Corsaro Ti22, the bike is the first special Morini have built based...

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  • The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

    05 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

    For this week's Sunday Social we spoke with Mark Richardson, drummer with British band Skunk Anansie, and off-road and adventure lover. Hi Mark, what’s for breakfast at the café? “I tend not to do...

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  • The essentials when buying a winter hack

    04 November 2017 by James Archibald

    The essentials when buying a winter hack

    Buying a winter hack is a sensible and practical way to keep riding through the colder months without adding hard miles to your pride and joy.  The glory about winter hacks too, is that a good...

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  • Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

    03 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

    07.11.17 #RoyalEnfield #ridepure #EICMA A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal) on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:04am PDT The Milan Show kicks off next week, which means we'll finally get to see many of next year's...

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  • MV get a bit more RC

    03 November 2017 by James Archibald

    MV get a bit more RC

    MV Agusta have released details of updates to the limited edition F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC motorcycles for 2018. After recently taking on changes to allow the bikes to comply with Euro 4 regulations,...

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  • Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

    03 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

    Indian have teamed up with video game publisher Activision for Call of Duty: WWII - released today - which means an Indian Scout 741B features in the game itself. To celebrate the partnership, Indian...

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  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli unveiled

    03 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli unveiled

    MV Agusta have reached a new partnership with Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli as their sole tyre supplier for all their motorcycles. To celebrate this, MV have released the limited edition Brutale...

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