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  • Bradley Smith’s leathers up for grabs…

    27 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bradley Smith’s leathers up for grabs…

    Oxford Products has put a set of Bradley Smith’s 2016 Yamaha Tech 3 Ixon leathers up for sale on eBay to raise money for the SpecialEffect charity. And with bidding currently standing at £1020 with...

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  • Ride a GSX-R1000R with James Whitham for free

    26 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ride a GSX-R1000R with James Whitham for free

    Customers of James Whitham’s trackday training schools at Mallory Park can now also test ride the latest GSX-R1000R, with added incentives for those that go on to buy the bike. Riders can choose to...

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  • Getting to Europe has never been cheaper!

    26 April 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Getting to Europe has never been cheaper!

    If you’re planning a road-trip to clock up the miles this year, getting out of the UK has never been cheaper – thanks to competition between the ferry and Eurotunnel providers. The result is that you...

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  • A new MV Turismo Veloce 800 is on the way

    25 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    A new MV Turismo Veloce 800 is on the way

    MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni has revealed the firm will unveil a new version of the Turismo Veloce 800 shortly. He gave away precious little details other than that it will have an ‘innovative...

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  • Tanya Batteries competition

    25 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Tanya Batteries competition

    Tayna Batteries are giving away £200 worth of vouchers to spend online! And all you have to do is like their Facebook page and share the post for the chance to win… Tanya were the first mail order...

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  • Erik Buell is back…again

    25 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Erik Buell is back…again

    American innovator Erik Buell, the man behind the Buell range of motorcycles, is back designing bikes, this time as part of a trio behind the electric brand Vanguard Spark. After joining with...

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  • Stunning MV sells for £100k

    25 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Stunning MV sells for £100k

    The Bonham’s Spring Stafford sale saw over 400 bikes go under the hammer last weekend with many early estimates being blown away as the bidding got aggressive.  There was a wide variety of bikes...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

    25 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s Bike of the Day continues the adventure theme, but once again it is one that is generally overlooked by the majority of the buying public – Honda’s Crosstourer. In some...

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  • WSB’s forgotten winners…

    24 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    WSB’s forgotten winners…

    With Kawasaki’s current domination of the WSB championship, where they have won four out of the last five titles, not to mention Ducati's destruction of its rivals in 1990s, it is all too easy to...

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  • BMW prints a bike!

    24 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    BMW prints a bike!

    Just one week after BMW displayed a carbon swingarm, it has revealed a 3D-printed aluminium chassis and swingarm for the S1000RR. BMW says the chassis is a result of digitalised manufacturing, which...

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  • Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

    23 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

    Italian clothing manufacturer Alpinestars chose this weekend’s American MotoGP round at Austin to unveiled its 55th anniversary gift to itself – a one-off custom motorcycle. Built by Michael Woolaway,...

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  • Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

    20 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

    We’re on a quest to crown the finest roadside biker café in Blighty and over the next 25 weeks, we’ll be on a bacon butty-fuelled quest to sample a different café every week – all in the name of...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha TDM900

    20 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha TDM900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s entry into the Bike of the Day inappropriately named bikes category is actually nothing to do with manufacturer intentionally coming up with a silly name, they just didn’t...

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  • 9000 miles and Counting...

    19 April 2018 by Matt Wildee

    9000 miles and Counting...

    Pensioner John Cox could be Britain’s highest-mileage rider of 2018 so far after clocking 8,737 miles since the start of the year on his Honda Crosstourer. As well as already busting MCN’s 5000-mile...

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  • KTM’s 2019 Super Duke GT spotted

    19 April 2018 by Jordan Gibons

    KTM’s 2019 Super Duke GT spotted

    MCN’s spy photographers have been hiding in the Austrian bushes near KTM’s factory again and have grabbed these images of the 2019 Super Duke GT. And while the changes aren’t immediately obvious, it...

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  • Top 4 helmets for under £100

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmets for under £100

    MCN ShopWe've selected four sub-£100 helmets from the MCN Shop just for you. Which one would you buy? Dexter Optimus Flash – £94.99   Buy Now   This polycarbonate full-face helmet comes with...

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  • Top 10 jackets for Spring

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 10 jackets for Spring

    MCN ShopSpring can be a funny time of year, sometimes it can get mid-summer-hot and sometimes it can snow. We’ve put together a range of jackets that will suit the warmest, coldest and wettest of weather, not...

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  • New helmet gets suspension system

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    New helmet gets suspension system

    American helmet brand 6D have unveiled a new helmet design, that boasts a unique suspension system between the shell and lining which – if it proves to be as clever as it looks – could revolutionise...

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  • Bikers join forces to fight thieves

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bikers join forces to fight thieves

    A new London-based group has been set up by members of the public with the aim of reducing the number of bikes stolen and recovering a greater proportion of those that are taken. TOP STORIES MCN...

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  • Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

    In today’s all-new MCN we have exclusively ridden the Norton V4 road bike prototype, marking a major step towards this new machine reaching those riders who have already put down a deposit. But have...

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  • MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

    In this week’s all-new MCN we have gained exclusive access to Norton’s V4 RR prototype – and we have ridden it on the road! This is no Aprilia-engined TT bike, this is the real deal – a British-built...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GZ125 Marauder

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GZ125 Marauder

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Another inappropriately named Bike of the Day today, and yet again it is Suzuki’s marketing department that is responsible. And quite possibly the same team that came up with the...

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  • BMW report says ‘no more retros’

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    BMW report says ‘no more retros’

    There will be no further models in the BMW R nineT range according to an annual report. In it, BMW say the “R nineT family is now complete” and they highlight the launch of the Urban G/S, Pure and...

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  • BikeSafe relaunched

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    BikeSafe relaunched

    As riders return to the roads after the winter break the BikeSafe campaign has been relaunched in Wales with a view to reducing the number of crashes. TOP STORIES The $1-million bike… Get £1 off this...

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  • The $1-million bike…

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    The $1-million bike…

    Yes, this bike has a retail price of a staggering $1-million, which if you convert it to pounds at the current exchange rate is an equally distressing £698,270. What makes it so special? It’s the...

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