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  • EICMA: BMW reveal C400GT scooter for 2019

    06 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    EICMA: BMW reveal C400GT scooter for 2019

    BMW have unveiled a new Gran Turismo middleweight scooter at EICMA 2018 in Milan. The BMW C400GT will sit alongside the BMW C400X as a long-range touring version of the popular scooter. Using the same...

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  • Eicma 2018: Honda unveil 2019 CB650R

    06 November 2018 by Richard Newland

    Eicma 2018: Honda unveil 2019 CB650R

    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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  • Eicma 2018: Honda reveal 2019 CBR650R

    06 November 2018 by Richard Newland

    Eicma 2018: Honda reveal 2019 CBR650R

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

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  • Eicma 2018: Triumph reveal limited edition T120s

    06 November 2018 by MCN News

    Eicma 2018: Triumph reveal limited edition T120s

    Triumph’s biggest selling Thruxton special edition ever was the ‘Ace’, so it’s no great surprise that they’ve rekindled the relationship with the world-famous London café to create a special edition...

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  • Eicma 2018: BMW reveal new R1250R and RS

    06 November 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Eicma 2018: BMW reveal new R1250R and RS

    As well as the new R1250GSA, BMW have just unveiled a new R1250R and RS, which are the naked and sport-touring versions of the flagship adventure machine. Read the full 2019-on BMW R1250GS review...

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  • Eicma 2018: Yamaha unveil 3CT prototype

    05 November 2018 by Maria Martin

    Eicma 2018: Yamaha unveil 3CT prototype

    As part of Yamaha’s Urban Mobility vehicles, the firm have tonight unveiled a prototype three-wheeler, the 3CT, at EICMA 2018. Using the successful Trinity 125, first released in 2015, as a base,...

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  • Eicma 2018: Yamaha Ténéré 700 unveiled

    05 November 2018 by Richard Newland

    Eicma 2018: Yamaha Ténéré 700 unveiled

    The Tenere 700 could be the most important new adventure bike of 2019. Of course, it isn’t as advanced, powerful, sexy or sophisticated as the latest crop of superbikes-on-stilts, but it will be very...

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  • Eicma 2018: Yamaha Niken GT unveiled

    05 November 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Eicma 2018: Yamaha Niken GT unveiled

    When we first tested the Niken we couldn’t help but think what a great tourer it would make – and now it seems Yamaha have hasd the same realisation, and delivered with a new Niken GT. Building on the...

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  • Eicma 2018: Yamaha XSR700 XTribute launched

    05 November 2018 by Richard Newland

    Eicma 2018: Yamaha XSR700 XTribute launched

    Harking back to the now legendary 1981 XT500 trail bike, the new XTribute is an XSR700-based reimagining of the 80s do-it-all. While it’s a long way from being a true descendant (the new Ténéré 700 is...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

    05 November 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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  • 5 ways to own a Triumph Bonneville

    04 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a Triumph Bonneville

    bikes for saleWhen it comes to iconic British motorcycling names, the Triumph Bonneville is one of the first that springs to mind. Named after the firm’s success at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in the United...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    04 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    bikes for saleWhen the Suzuki Hayabusa, or GSX1300R, was launched in 1998, it became the fastest production bike in the world during a Top Trumps arms race between the Japanese manufacturers. The Kawasaki ZZR1100...

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  • New Triumph Tiger 800 spied in testing

    03 November 2018 by MCN News

    New Triumph Tiger 800 spied in testing

    These new spyshots reveal that Triumph are testing an adventure-friendly update to the Tiger 800, which could be officially revealed as early as next year. The test mule has a revised engine with a...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

    03 November 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Ninja 250R is today's bike of the day, because the days get longer and darker we want to encourage the less experienced motorcyclist to get on two wheels and get practising their...

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  • Best motorcycle events to attend this month

    02 November 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Best motorcycle events to attend this month

    With the dark nights drawing in and gritters beginning to march angrily onto our frosted roads, it can be easy to think that the biking year is now well and truly over. After being spoilt by an almost...

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  • Bike of the day: Vespa PX125

    02 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Vespa PX125

    bikes for saleThe word Vespa has almost become synonymous with scooters in the same way that Hoover is with vacuum cleaners or Jacuzzi with hot tubs. The classic Vespa design is so iconic that owners Piaggio have...

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  • Video: Kawasaki reveal details of 2019 ZX-6R

    02 November 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Video: Kawasaki reveal details of 2019 ZX-6R

    Kawasaki have released the full details of their 2019 ZX-6R, which features a raft of new electronics, as well as reworked styling. Retaining the firm’s 636cc inline-four engine, which first appeared...

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  • Kawasaki unveil 2019 Z125

    01 November 2018 by MCN News

    Kawasaki unveil 2019 Z125

    Kawasaki have released details of the 2019 Z125 which will use a brand-new 14.75bhp liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The Zed is released alongside a faired Ninja 125 and the pair represent a...

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  • Kawasaki unveil 2019 Ninja 125

    01 November 2018 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki unveil 2019 Ninja 125

    It’s looking like a great year for lovers of the 125cc class, and after an absence of 25 years, Kawasaki are amongst those offering A1 licence holders some serious street kudos. The new Ninja is...

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  • All Year Biker & MCN Compare promotional offer

    01 November 2018 by MCN News

    All Year Biker & MCN Compare promotional offer

    MCN CompareMCN Compare have teamed up with All Year Biker this winter, and we’re offering an exclusive 15% off the standard treatment for your motorcycle when you get a bike insurance quote with us. This is the...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR125R

    31 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR125R

    mcn bikes for saleThe Honda CBR125R really hit the mark with young people. When you’re on a learner licence restricted to 15bhp, the look of the machine you ride means everything and so the sportsbike styling of the...

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  • New British electric maxi scooter revealed

    31 October 2018 by MCN News

    New British electric maxi scooter revealed

    After teasing us earlier this month, new British electric scooter manufacturer, Zapp, have today unveiled the i300 electric scooter. MORE ELECTRIC BIKE NEWS Electric Motorbikes: The buzz so far Bike...

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  • Cake electric motorcycles: The story so far

    30 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Cake electric motorcycles: The story so far

    Swedish off-road electric motorbike manufacturer, Cake, have been busy working on reinventing the dirt bike. Rather than trying to make an electric motorbike that can do everything a petrol one can,...

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  • Leaked: 2019 BMW S1000RR spec appears online

    30 October 2018 by MCN News

    Leaked: 2019 BMW S1000RR spec appears online

    An image has appeared online apparently listing the full spec of the 2019 BMW S1000RR which is set to be officially unveiled at the EICMA motorbike show next week. BMW had previously teased what...

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  • 6 motorcycles ridden by Tom Cruise

    29 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    6 motorcycles ridden by Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise has a long history of incorporating motorbikes into his films. From the Kawasaki GPZ900R he rode in Top Gun in 1986, to the Triumphs and BMWs in the Mission Impossible franchise and a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    29 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    bikes for saleYamaha have hit a rich vein with their MT range, the platform seems to be capable of anything. From the restricted-licence kicks of the Yamaha MT-125 and MT-03, to the wheelie-happy fun of the MT-07...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Diavel

    28 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Ducati Diavel

    bikes for saleWhen Ducati decided to enter the cruiser market, they weren’t messing around. The Ducati Diavel is a low-slung, mean looking bike with a huge rear tyre and a rumbling 1198cc V-twin engine, just as you...

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