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  • Ducati’s sales continue to rise

    20 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ducati’s sales continue to rise

    Despite a tough global bike market (worldwide sales were down 3.5% for bikes over 500cc), Ducati managed to buck this trend and posted a sales increase last year – their eighth successive yearly...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati SportClassic

    20 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati SportClassic

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: With MCN currently riding the Scrambler 1100, what better time to look back at the last time Ducati (unsuccessfully it has to be said) attempted an air-cooled large-capacity retro...

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  • Four new 1000cc MVs on the way

    20 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Four new 1000cc MVs on the way

    At the launch of the new Brutale 800RR, MV Agusta CEO, Giovanni Castiglioni, announced that there will be a trio of new litre bikes in the near future, as well as a special edition F4. Speaking in...

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  • BMW R nineT conversion by Hornig

    19 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    BMW R nineT conversion by Hornig

    German special parts and accessories company Hornig have just released details of their BMW R nineT special. And it’s not a bad looking bike at all. The firm, which started trading in 2001 and...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R1000 TT Rep

    19 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R1000 TT Rep

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: With the news that Michael Dunlop has decided not to re-sign with Suzuki for 2018, this bike can be viewed in two ways. It is either a great memento of Suzuki’s Senior TT win with...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    17 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: MotoGP is kicking off this weekend in Qatar, so if you are a fan of MotoGP and especially the Honda team, this bike will certainly appeal. Honda have released several official...

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  • New tyre review: Dunlop SportSmart TT

    16 March 2018 by Michael Neeves

    New tyre review: Dunlop SportSmart TT

    Dunlop’s new SportSmart TT occupies that largely untapped no-man’s land between an all-purpose sports tyre and trackday rubber, aimed at rapid road riders and trackday fans, in equal measure. They'll...

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  • Bike of the day: Cagiva Raptor 650

    15 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Cagiva Raptor 650

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Suzuki’s SV650 engine has appeared in a variety of guises over the years, but this is probably one of its more exotic. The Cagiva Raptor 650 and V Raptor 650 were the smaller...

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  • Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    15 March 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof gloves for under £100

    MCN ShopNow the snow has become a distant memory for some and Spring showers are upon us, we've selected five waterproof gloves for under £100, from the MCN Shop and Amazon, for you to choose from. Difi...

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  • Exclusive spy shots: Brough cleans up its act

    15 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Exclusive spy shots: Brough cleans up its act

    When George Brough built his first SS100 in 1924 with the intention of creating the ‘Rolls Royce of motorcycles’, he cannot have imagined a world of catalytic converters or anti-lock brakes but these...

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  • Video: Destination Nordkapp

    15 March 2018 by Richard Newland

    Video: Destination Nordkapp

    There is somewhere where you can ride for 2000 miles in one direction without ever touching a motorway, seeing a traffic jam, discovering a poorly surfaced road, or fearing for your safety should you...

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  • Aprilia visionary Beggio dies

    14 March 2018 by Phil West

    Aprilia visionary Beggio dies

    Italian motorcycling greats including former world champ Max Biaggi and Piaggio boss Roberto Colaninno have been among those paying tribute to Ivano Beggio, the former president of Aprilia, who has...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1150GS Adventure

    14 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: BMW R1150GS Adventure

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: In this week’s MCN we are celebrating the rise of the adventure bike, so if you are considering a switch from 17-inch wheels to a 19-inch (or even bigger) front, why not start...

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  • 6 of the best biking satnavs

    13 March 2018 by MCN News

    6 of the best biking satnavs

    MCN ShopWe're strong believers that biking continues through all seasons, although it does help when the weather is less wet and that big yellow circle in the sky shines through. An additional biking helper,...

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  • BMW considering a bike share scheme

    13 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    BMW considering a bike share scheme

    BMW’s Head of Mini, Rolls-Royce and motorcycle brands, Peter Schwarzenbauer, has said that the firm is considering a ride sharing scheme in major cities using their scooters to speed through...

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  • Bike of the day: Husqvarna Nuda 900

    13 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Husqvarna Nuda 900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: With Husqvarna’s new range of street bikes built under KTM’s ownership now arriving in dealers, MCN thought it would be a good time to look back at when this Swedish company that...

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  • Huskies set to arrive this weekend

    13 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Huskies set to arrive this weekend

    Husqvarna has confirmed that their new range of street models will be in UK dealers by this weekend. So if you are interested in checking out these cool new Austrian-built single cylinder machines in...

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  • Moped acid attack teenager jailed

    12 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Moped acid attack teenager jailed

    Derryck John, the 17-year-old who attacked six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes, was jailed today for 10 and a half years. Having previously admitted to carrying out the...

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  • Spy shots: New BMW R1200RT on the way

    12 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Spy shots: New BMW R1200RT on the way

    The BMW R1200RT is the UK’s best-selling tourer, but new spy shots suggest it is getting an update that will bring better tech and a new, more powerful engine to keep it relevant in the face of...

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  • Bike of the day: Buell 1125R

    12 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Buell 1125R

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Describing a Buell 1125R as a collector’s item may be pushing it a little bit, but there is no denying the V-twin is an interesting, if somewhat flawed, sportsbike. Buell’s first...

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  • Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    12 March 2018 by MCN News

    Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    1. The new Bridgestone Battlax R11 is a race tyre. Although they’re street legal, they are homologated for racing and the new R11 tyres need heat in them to work at their best, therefore they aren’t...

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  • 2018 Honda Forza 300

    12 March 2018 by jon Urry

    2018 Honda Forza 300

    Honda have given their popular Forza 300 scooter a radical revision for 2018 to make it lighter, smaller, smarter and sportier. Shedding 12kg in weight at 182kg thanks to a new frame, which uses...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    11 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Triumph’s Bobber was the firm’s fastest selling model ever in 2017, so there is certainly an appetite out there for this style of bike. So why not give this Italian example a...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM RC8 R

    10 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: KTM RC8 R

    bike of the dayWhy it’s MCN’s pick: KTM may have abandoned their road-going sportsbike last year, but the firm is still very much in the MotoGP paddock, especially since Tech 3 was recently confirmed as having...

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