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  • 5 riding skills to brush up on #ride5000miles

    02 June 2018 by Mark Edwards

    5 riding skills to brush up on #ride5000miles

    It might not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner. This is what you need to do to make that first ride back a success. To get you in the mood for better weather riding here are five tips...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere

    02 June 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Yamaha’s Super Tenere is the forgotten bike in the adventure class and although in many ways it simply can’t match the mighty GS, it shouldn’t be overlooked if you are after a...

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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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  • BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

    31 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

    The German special parts and accessories firm, Hornig, has released details of a 2006 R1200R scrambler project and it looks great. The donor bike underwent a 45 hour, €6,500 overhaul, utilising parts...

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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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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 848

    24 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 848

    Why is it MCN’s pick? This week MCN tested the new 959 Panigale Corse, which you can read about in next week’s issue, and it got us thinking about Ducati’s other middleweight superbikes. Our thinking,...

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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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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Caponord 1200

    23 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia Caponord 1200

    Why it’s MCN’s pick Unveiled in 2013, Aprilia’s Caponord 1200 had all the elements to be a successful adventure bike but for some reason it failed to sell. Bad news for Aprilia, but good news for used...

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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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