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  • Bike of the day: Honda PCX125

    08 September 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda PCX125

    bikes for saleMany riders first experience two wheels by riding a 125 scooter. They’re cheap, practical and fun and you can ride one with L-plates and a CBT from 17. A scooter can also be a great alternative to...

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  • Bikers united website takes aim at bike crime

    07 September 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bikers united website takes aim at bike crime

    A new website is trying to address the problem of motorbike theft in the UK by allowing the victims of bike crime to post the details online. The site, called bikersunited, also lets users post any...

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  • Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

    07 September 2018 by Adam Child

    Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

    The Manx is Norton’s most successful TT race bike ever, while the SG7 is the reborn firm’s fastest. Seventy years ago, the late Geoff Duke made his debut at the Manx GP and went on to give Norton...

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  • Best 5 paddock stands

    07 September 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Best 5 paddock stands

    mcn shopWe've all been out racking up the miles in this good weather, and it's important not to neglect regular motorbike maintenance. With centre stands seemingly becoming a thing of the past, a good paddock...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    07 September 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    bikes for saleWhether you want a motorbike to tour Europe, blast some twisty B-roads at the weekend, commute to work or even a trackday, the Honda VFR800 has got you covered. Its 800cc V4 engine produces more grunt...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

    06 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

    Bikes for saleSince its introduction in 2017, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been a huge hit. Combining post-war styling with modern day performance, the 1200cc Bobber goes, corners and steers like a decent...

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  • Triumph Moto2: Secrets of the 765

    06 September 2018 by MCN News

    Triumph Moto2: Secrets of the 765

    Next year Triumph will take over from Honda as engine supplier for Moto2, MotoGP’s feeder class. The UK firm are using a motor based on their Street Triple 765 powerplant, which has been tested over...

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  • First ride: Velocity-Moto 900LC

    06 September 2018 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: Velocity-Moto 900LC

    Velocity-Moto's Hag Hughes was a paddock-jacketed hooligan back when the Yamaha RD350LC was king. He rode, raced and modified them and now three decades later, this 900LC is his homage to the iconic...

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  • Top 3 comfy sportsbikes

    05 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Top 3 comfy sportsbikes

    Bikes for saleSadly, there aren’t many truly comfy sportsbikes produced any more and gone are the days where the likes of the Honda Fireblade and Suzuki GSX-R1000 could be considered comfier and less-focussed than...

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  • Join MCN's first ever #ride5000miles meet-up

    05 September 2018 by MCN News

    Join MCN's first ever #ride5000miles meet-up

    Hundreds of #ride5000miles members are off to the first R5K Saturday Social at the H Café in Dorchester-on-Thames this weekend and you could join them. "We’ve been overwhelmed with how #ride5000miles...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 390 Duke

    05 September 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: KTM 390 Duke

    Bikes for saleThe KTM 390 Duke delivers in a big way for such a little bike. It wins in the fun stakes no matter the competition thanks to its light weight, nimble handling and perky 44bhp single-cylinder...

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  • Welsh police battle motorbike thefts

    05 September 2018 by Justin Hayzelden

    Welsh police battle motorbike thefts

    The Swansea and Neath Port Talbot region of South Wales has been hit by a massive increase in bike thefts over the past year – in the last week alone seven motorcycles have been reported stolen,...

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  • Isle of Man TT fan survey launched

    05 September 2018 by MCN news

    Isle of Man TT fan survey launched

    The Isle of Man have launched a survey covering all aspects of the TT experience, including every aspect of a fan’s stay, from travel to accommodation to the TT experience and what it is like to watch...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    04 September 2018 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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  • Top 5 motorbike tank bags

    04 September 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorbike tank bags

    mcn shopThere are plenty of choices out there once you decide that the small smace under your motorbike seat won't do anymore and it's time to get some luggage. A tank bag can be a great option because you...

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  • Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    03 September 2018 by MCN News

    Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    The end is nigh for vehicles powered by the internal combustion engine. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and last year the UK government announced plans...

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  • 9 great motorbike events to attend this month

    03 September 2018 by MCN News

    9 great motorbike events to attend this month

    There's been a few wet patches and brisk mornings, but the bike season is still going strong and there are lots of great events to attend in September. Get your tickets for September's Devitt MCN...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000R

    03 September 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000R

    mcn bikes for saleThere are those who say that 160bhp is too much power for a naked bike, but for everyone else, there's the BMW S1000R. Surprisingly, the S1000R isn't anything like as brutal to ride as you may expect...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-10R

    02 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-10R

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is Kawasaki's ZX-10R and what better bike for a Sunday morning's thrash through your favourite twisties than the Japanese firm's flagship superbike. Launched in 2004, the '10R...

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  • Dozens more riders join high-mile club

    02 September 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Dozens more riders join high-mile club

    Over six thousand people have now signed up for the #ride5000miles challenge on Facebook and over the last two weeks 93 of them have broken through the mileage barrier. “It’s given me the...

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  • Exclusive: New Ninja ZX-10R gets more power

    02 September 2018 by MCN News

    Exclusive: New Ninja ZX-10R gets more power

    Kawasaki have updated the ZX-10R for 2019 with even more power in a bid to retain the World Superbike title, equipping it with a valvetrain that will allow it to rev harder, for longer. But while this...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson V-Rod

    01 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson V-Rod

    Bikes for saleLaunched in 2001, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod was a concept initially shunned by purists of the day, thanks to the bike offering a thoroughly modern take on the Harley ownership experience. After...

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  • Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

    31 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

    Watching Alex Rins selflessly attempt to flag down his fellow riders during FP4 at Silverstone got us thinking about previous positive motorbike videos we've seen to give you that #FridayFeeling. One...

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  • Expert guide to: £4000 nutty nakeds

    31 August 2018 by Jon Urry

    Expert guide to: £4000 nutty nakeds

    bikes for saleNaked bikes used to be fairly mundane commuters. Devoid of soul, they were the workhorses of the two-wheeled world whose purpose in life was to hack through traffic or provide stress-free...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    31 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    Bikes for saleThe BMW R1200GS is a genuine all-rounder, capable of long-distance tours across Europe, as well as scratching that hooligan itch along your favourite back road. They've even been taken to the odd...

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  • Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

    31 August 2018 by MCN news

    Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

    American-based bike manufacturer Curtiss Motorcycles have announced their second model will be the Hera. Named after the wife of Zeus (Curtiss’ other model and also a Greek God), the bike will be...

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