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  • Metisse are thinking big

    23 January 2019 by MCN News

    Metisse are thinking big

    An all-new biking destination will soon be on the map thanks to bespoke motorcycle manufacturer Metisse. The company, based in Carswell, Oxfordshire, have announced that construction is due to begin...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Scrambler

    21 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Scrambler

    bikes for saleIs there a cooler and more enduring biking image than Steve McQueen jumping the fence at the end of The Great Escape? We’re not saying you’ll look exactly the same on a Triumph Scrambler, but close,...

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  • SWM appoint 3X Motorcycles as UK dealer

    21 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    SWM appoint 3X Motorcycles as UK dealer

    SWM, the Italian motorbike manufacturer famed for their off-road exploits in the 1970s and '80s have appointed 3X Motorcycles as their official UK distributor. The deal means that 2019 models will be...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-10R

    20 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-10R

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki ZX-10R is the Japanese firm's flagship superbike and burst onto the scene like a seriously wound-up bull in a china shop in 2004. With 181bhp on tap and remorseless handling, the...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    18 January 2019 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopAlthough the biting cold temperatures and constant downpours of winter are now in full effect, we at MCN recognise that not everyone either wants to or is fortunate enough to park the bike up until...

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  • Revisited: 1990-1992 Kawasaki KR-1S

    17 January 2019 by Bruce Dunn

    Revisited: 1990-1992 Kawasaki KR-1S

    The Kawasaki KR-1S was one of the most exciting two-stroke performance bikes produced in the 1990s and here in Britain we absolutely lapped them up. So, what's it like 28 years on? MCN finds out. MORE...

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  • BMW's loose spoke woes

    16 January 2019 by Richard Newland

    BMW's loose spoke woes

    Up to a thousand BMW bikes sold in the UK last year with spoked rims could be at risk of multiple spokes working loose, leading to compromised wheel integrity. The issue also affects all spoked-rim...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 1199 Panigale

    16 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Ducati 1199 Panigale

    BIKES FOR SALEIn an age of ballistic BMW S1000RRs and savage Kawasaki ZX-10Rs creeping ever-closer to a genuine claim of 200bhp, the Ducati 1199 Panigale was the long-awaited successor to the...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    15 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    BIKES FOR SALEWhen the Hayabusa, or GSX1300R, was launched in 1998, it smashed its rivals out of the water and became the fastest production bike in the world - pipping the Honda CBR1100XX Super...

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  • CES Las Vegas 2019 motorbike tech on display

    15 January 2019 by MCN News

    CES Las Vegas 2019 motorbike tech on display

    The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where technology companies from all over the world display their latest and greatest ideas. This year a few motorcycle companies made the trip, including...

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  • Yamaha's 2019 Tracer 700GT explored

    14 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Yamaha's 2019 Tracer 700GT explored

    Yamaha have revealed that their popular Tracer 700 will recieve the GT treatment for 2019, gaining an adjustable larger touring screen, roomy, comfortable padded seat and a set of...

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  • 5 ways to own a scrambler motorbike

    14 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a scrambler motorbike

    bikes for saleThe biking world has gone mad for scramblers in recent years. One in every four motorbikes Ducati sold in 2017 was a Scrambler model and while some dismiss the retro-inspired machines as eye candy...

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  • Motoz Tractionator first ride

    14 January 2019 by Jordan Gibbons

    Motoz Tractionator first ride

    Of all the questions we get here at MCN, ‘what tyres should I buy?’ is easily the most common. Everyone wants the magic combination of good grip with decent wear, perfect in the wet and in the dry...

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  • Honda's sportier 2019 CBR650R will cost £7729

    14 January 2019 by Richard Newland

    Honda's sportier 2019 CBR650R will cost £7729

    Part of the ‘Fs are off’ theme, the Honda CBR650F – which suffered the same worthy-but-dull image as it’s naked sibling – has succumbed to the R treatment for 2019 to become the Honda CBR650R. Priced...

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  • Honda unveil 2019 CB650R price

    14 January 2019 by Richard Newland

    Honda unveil 2019 CB650R price

    The Honda CB650F has been a decent performer, but it was a little ‘ordinary’ in terms of styling and delivery. But Honda claim that’s all changed with this completely restyled and revamped version –...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    14 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    bikes for saleWhat is there to say about the Honda CBR1000RR that hasn’t been said before? The FireBlade started life as a 900cc machine that used lightness rather than power to achieve performance. MORE FROM...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    13 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    bikes for saleThe Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has been around since 2001 and continues to pave the way for luxury touring on two wheels. Honda released an updated, slimmed-down (to a spritely 378kg) model in 2018, a...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Gladius 650

    12 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Gladius 650

    bikes for saleThe Suzuki Gladius 650 was introduced in 2009 and was based on the manufacturer’s popular Suzuki SV650 platform. It carries many of the characteristics that made the SV650 such a success, not...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    11 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    Bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Z1000SX sits neatly between the naked Kawasaki Z1000 and the more track-oriented Kawasaki ZX-10R in the range. MORE FROM MCN Find a used Yamaha R6 at MCN Bikes for Sale 5 ways to own a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    10 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    bikes for salePart of a generation of 600cc supersport motorcycles that turned their back on practicality in pursuit of pure track performance, the Yamaha R6 has been part of the Japanese firm's range since 1998...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    05 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    bikes for saleWith the announcement that Triumph will be launching a brand-new, 180bhp Rocket III in 2019, we thought we’d take a look back at the original 2300cc machine. When the Triumph Rocket III was launched...

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  • Special edition Yamaha GYTR R1 costs £35,000

    03 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Special edition Yamaha GYTR R1 costs £35,000

    It’s now 20 years since Yamaha released the first R1; a model that redefined sportsbikes and set litre bikes on the path they’re still following to this day. Even back in 1998 it had a claimed 140bhp...

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  • Lightning ramp up electric bike assembly line

    03 January 2019 by Jordan Gibbons

    Lightning ramp up electric bike assembly line

    Just as the electric bike market is heating up with more manufacturers and increasing sales, US firm Lightning have entered the next stage of mass production with their LS-218 sportsbike. MORE FROM...

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