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  • Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

    17 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

    Ever wanted to meet MotoGP rider Jack Miller or British Superbike talent Bradley Ray? Well, now can, at a meet and greet with the riders at London's Dainese store, 56 Commercial Street, next Wednesday...

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  • Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

    16 August 2018 by Andy Davidson

    Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

    Mention sidecars in conversation and most eyes immediately glaze over. Sidecars are the preserve of old boys, they are impractical and boring – or so they say. I would have agreed myself, but after...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4

    16 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the exceptional Aprilia RSV4. This machine is a beautifully-balanced technology-packed Italian missile. It’s monstrously fast, immense and confidence-inspiring in the...

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  • Revisited: Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

    16 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Revisited: Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

    In 2006, after we rode the then-new Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat we decided to award the versatile sports-touring motorcycle 4/5 MCN stars.  At the time, it had a reliable engine, decent suspension...

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  • HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

    16 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

    Helmet manufacturer HJC have created a replica design of Italian Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone.  Based on the firm's top-of-the-range RPHA 11 race helmet, the £399.99 R11G features The...

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  • Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

    15 August 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

    Famous biker meeting spot, the Cat & Fiddle pub, could be set for a makeover and revival if bold new plans get the go-ahead. Situated on the A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield, it closed in...

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  • Bike of the day: Norton Commando 961

    15 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Norton Commando 961

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Norton Commando 961- and what a bike it is. Brimming with retro cool, and in original Norton black and gold, you will find yourself heading to your garage just to...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda MSX125

    14 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda MSX125

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Honda MSX125 - or Grom as it's known overseas. The MSX received a raft of updates in 2017, including a new understated look, transformer style headlights and red...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    13 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    bikes for saleThere’s no shortage of oddities in the world of motorcycling. Over the years, manufacturers have tried all kinds of barmy ideas, most of which are made in small numbers for a short period and then...

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  • #ride5000miles members are 'loving the summer'

    11 August 2018 by Matt Wildee

    #ride5000miles members are 'loving the summer'

    Members of our #ride5000miles campaign have been taking advantage of the best European summer since 1976 to clock up big miles. Since the heatwave started in May, our members have racked up more miles...

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  • New Honda Fireblade gets more power

    11 August 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    New Honda Fireblade gets more power

    Sources in Japan have told MCN that Honda are due to unveil a heavily revised CBR1000RR Fireblade at the EICMA motorcycle show in November. After coming under strong criticism from their factory...

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  • Freddie Spencer joins the parade at Brackley this weekend

    10 August 2018 by MCN News

    Freddie Spencer joins the parade at Brackley this weekend

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRACKLEY FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLINGIt’s the tenth anniversary of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling this weekend and the massive town centre event will be going all out promising it’s biggest and best show yet. Sponsored by BMW...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CB600F Hornet

    10 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda CB600F Hornet

    bikes for saleWhen it comes to all-round dependable motorcycles, few surpass the Honda CB600F Hornet. Initially launched in 1998, before being updated in 2007, the bike was discontinued in 2013, yet remains popular...

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  • Gallery: MCN250 retro bike showdown

    09 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Gallery: MCN250 retro bike showdown

    mcnIn this week’s MCN, we put the Kawasaki Z900RS up against its two key rivals in the retro category around the MCN250 test route. We love the retro charm of the Kawasaki Z900RS with its '70s Z1 looks...

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  • Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

    09 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

    What we said then "Triumph labelled the Daytona 675R as a track day weapon/fast road riding tool, and MCN can’t argue with that. The stiff Öhlins suspension and lithesome, agile nature of the 675R...

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  • Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

    09 August 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

    Ducati are developing a cheaper, lower-performance version of their V4 engine for use in new models, according to CEO Claudio Domenicali. The Bologna firm made the decision to dump V-twins for their...

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  • Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

    08 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s incredible win in the Formula 1 TT at the Isle of Man after 11 years away from racing. Spectators at this year’s Classic TT at the Isle of Man...

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  • Expert Guide: Big tourers from £3k

    07 August 2018 by Neil Murray

    Expert Guide: Big tourers from £3k

    bikes for saleYou can tour on anything. People go around the world on Honda step-thrus and ride 250cc singles to the South of France, two-up. But a purpose-designed tourer just makes it so much easier. What do you...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    07 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    bikes for saleChanges to the motorbike licencing law created a gap in the market for 300cc, A2-compliant machines, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 absolutely nailed it. Kawasaki took aim at younger riders, but also...

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  • First Ride: Honda Monkey

    06 August 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    First Ride: Honda Monkey

    There aren’t many bikes that you can call genuine iconic but the Honda Monkey is certainly one of them. Fans of the monkey have come from far and wide in society, including both Michael Jackson and...

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  • Hornig accessories for the BMW GS range

    06 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Hornig accessories for the BMW GS range

    PAID PROMOTIONHornig have developed two new products for the BMW GS range. Priced at around £22.79 and £8.85 respectively, there is a new sidestand foot enlargement for the F750GS and F850GS, as well as a handy...

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  • Furygan release two new jackets

    06 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Furygan release two new jackets

    Two new Furygan jackets have been released and are now in stock at dealers. The Bullring leather jacket is the latest addition to the French brand’s Spring/Summer range, while the Blast gets...

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  • Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

    06 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

    A set of kit claiming to be Joey Dunlop’s has failed to get any bids, after they were put on eBay last week with a starting price of £20,500. In the item description, the seller claims they were worn...

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  • The bucket list: Ride with a Grand Prix legend

    06 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    The bucket list: Ride with a Grand Prix legend

    Having completed the Premier Experience course at the Ron Haslam Race School on a sun-soaked summer’s morning, I reckon I have a fair idea of how to hustle a bike around Donington Park. Running...

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