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  • British motorbikes are back on top

    16 December 2018 by Adam Child & Phil West

    British motorbikes are back on top

    When was the last time you saw a British manufacturer in MotoGP? Or could walk into a showroom and afford a brand new Norton? Or even confidently look forward to a Norton TT victory? Not in most of...

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  • Top 7 Christmas presents for your motorbike

    16 December 2018 by MCN News

    Top 7 Christmas presents for your motorbike

    mcn shopIf you're not sure what to get the bike-mad loved one in your life for Christmas this year, have you considered getting them a gift for their motorbike instead? If they use their bike at this time of...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    14 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the L-plate friendly Yamaha YZF-R125. With updates announced at Intermot in November, the bike is MCN's current sports 125 group test winner and lusted after by 17 year olds...

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  • Special edition Triumph Thruxton R incoming

    14 December 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Special edition Triumph Thruxton R incoming

    Spyshots have emerged of a new Triumph Thruxton being tested, which is dripping in carbon fibre and top of the line components. Going off the inspection cover, the new bike appears to be called the...

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  • Best biking reads this Christmas

    14 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Best biking reads this Christmas

    Christmas a time of giving; for families to come together and be merry, exchanging gifts with loved ones often not seen for months on end. However, there comes a point where the magic fades, the...

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  • Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

    13 December 2018 by MCN News

    Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

    “Motorcyclists should remain on high alert to prevent their machines being stolen by the gangs who are currently exploring the weaknesses in UK security on the run up to our departure from the EU,”...

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  • Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

    13 December 2018 by Bruce Dunn

    Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

    The Honda Fireblade joined the litre sportsbike club in 2004. The bike was powered by a 998cc inline-four engine and was the firm's attempt at the superbike top-spot, which was being ruled by the...

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  • Bigger and better KTM RC390 spied in testing

    12 December 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Bigger and better KTM RC390 spied in testing

    Spy shots show KTM are testing a new RC390 that should bring it bang up to date and put it on par with the 390 Duke. KTM updated the RC390 (for Euro4) fairly recently, but it was all a bit of a...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    12 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    bikes for saleAs reported by MCN earlier this week, there are now just two remaining brand-new Suzuki Hayabusas available in the British dealer network, meaning one of your best chances for finding one is now MCN...

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  • Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

    11 December 2018 by MCN news

    Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

    Slovenian carbon-fibre experts Rotobox, best known for gorgeous lightweight wheels, have made their first complete bike and it’s one of the most stunning supermotos we’ve ever seen. Built with help...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    09 December 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    BIKES FOR SALEChris Walker Kawasaki is selling this 2017 Kawasaki Z1000SX for £8,495. Since the first S1000SX released in 2010, Kawasaki have continued to improve the Z1000SX over the years. The 2017 version has...

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  • Are motorbike satnavs a waste of space?

    08 December 2018 by MCN News

    Are motorbike satnavs a waste of space?

    It’s the issue that divides households and stirs the passions. No, not Brexit, but satnavs; are they the greatest contributor to a quality ride since John Loudon McAdam or a brain-shrinking device...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    08 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    BIKES FOR SALEThe Triumph Street Triple R has been the choice of road-going hooligans since 2007 and continues to dominate the middleweight naked market, albeit with a now revised 765 triple motor.  The Street...

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  • Zero boss expects sales surge

    06 December 2018 by MCN News

    Zero boss expects sales surge

    After 15 years working in the bike industry, it took just one ride on a Zero to convince Abe Askenazi electric bikes are the future. In an exclusive interview with MCN, the firm’s Chief Technology...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

    05 December 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

    Bikes for saleThe Suzuki SV650 is a brilliant bike in any form. It’s more than fast enough to keep you interested on the road, makes a solid supertwin on the track and is a flickable traffic-beater in its naked...

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  • Ural reveals electric sidecar

    04 December 2018 by Mark Gardiner

    Ural reveals electric sidecar

    Ural may be best known for throwback sidecars with DNA dating back to World War II but they’ve now come up with this electric prototype which uses the batteries, controller and motor from a Zero...

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  • 7 things not to buy a biker this Christmas

    04 December 2018 by MCN News

    7 things not to buy a biker this Christmas

    With Christmas looming large, you might be trying to think of that perfect gift to give to the biker in your life. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone’s face drop as they find an underwhelming...

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  • Top 10 best naked bikes for £2500

    02 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Top 10 best naked bikes for £2500

    BIKES FOR SALEThere are some great naked machines to be had for two-and-a-half grand (or less). And while weather protection might be a little lacking, there are sound reasons for picking a machine with minimal...

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  • R5K members recall their 2018 highlights

    01 December 2018 by Tim Thompson

    R5K members recall their 2018 highlights

    We've been saying it for a couple of weeks now, but with the longest, hottest and perhaps greatest of summers now tucked away in the memory banks, R5k members have been recalling their magic moments...

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