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  • Tyre review: Bridgestone Battlax SC2

    29 March 2018 by Michael Neeves

    Tyre review: Bridgestone Battlax SC2

    Tyre: Bridgestone Battlax Scooter SC2 Rain £252.00 per pair (120/70 x 15 & 160/60 x 15) Where was the test: 1200-miles commuting and touring in UK and France. Modern day maxi scooters are...

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  • Top 5 sub £100 waterproof boots

    28 March 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 sub £100 waterproof boots

    MCN ShopKeeping your feet warm and dry this winter needn’t cost the earth. Here’s our pick of five best value waterproof boots from the MCN Shop.  Richa Drift Waterproof boot, from £99.99 Sports boot...

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  • Poll: Do you nod at fellow riders?

    27 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Poll: Do you nod at fellow riders?

    Is biking etiquette a thing of the past? Should we all be looking steadfastly forward and ignoring our fellow two-wheeled riders? Let us know if you are a nodder or not… Do you nod at fellow riders?

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  • We Ride London protest planned

    26 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    We Ride London protest planned

    We Ride London, a pressure group that supports riders of motorcycles and scooters in London, is planning a mass protest on March 27 to raise awareness of two-wheeled issues. The group claims that the...

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  • Camp at the MCN Scottish Festival this month!

    26 March 2018 by MCN News

    Camp at the MCN Scottish Festival this month!

    MCN SCOTTISH FESTIVAL 2018The MCN Scottish Festival is Scotland’s biggest and best motorcycle show. The event will be hosted at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on July 21-22 for a weekend of camping, stunt action, new bikes,...

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  • Can you help MCN? Let us know!

    26 March 2018 by MCN News

    Can you help MCN? Let us know!

    Calling all Suzuki Hayabusa owners, we need your help for a new feature that will be appearing in MCN soon. Our man, Bruce Dunn, is going to help cure faults and improve the handling of lots of...

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  • John Reynolds to race again

    26 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    John Reynolds to race again

    Three-times British Superbike Champion, John Reynolds, is dusting off his leathers and will be taking to the track again this year. Standing in for James Whitham in the Team Classic Suzuki squad, JR...

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  • Ron Haslam Race School Experience dates

    26 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ron Haslam Race School Experience dates

    The Ron Haslam Race School has just released its dates for the 2018 season, so if you fancy blasting around Donington Park with Ron, stick these days in your diary and get on the phone to book a...

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  • Bike of the day: Benelli Tornado 900

    26 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Benelli Tornado 900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Watching the WSB racing at the weekend, MCN’s mind drifted back to the early 2000s when WSB had a new kid on the block. The Benelli Tornado Tre took to the track in 2001, a full...

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  • Fancy owning an Italian twin?

    25 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Fancy owning an Italian twin?

    When Ducati launched the 851 in 1988, it was a seminal moment in their history. With water cooling, four valves per cylinder and the potential for big power, it set Ducati down a path of countless WSB...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-12R

    25 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-12R

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: This is a bike that will happily smash through 180mph every single day of the week (on closed roads, naturally) yet still take you down to the south of France in reasonable...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YBR125

    24 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YBR125

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Ok, it’s not the most glamorous of motorcycles, but the YBR125 has probably put more riders through their CBT test than anything else out there so let’s give it a bit of...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 1050 Adventure

    23 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: KTM 1050 Adventure

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: The KTM 1050 Adventure is a massively over-looked bike that suffered at its launch in 2015 due to being priced too highly and never quite recovered, despite KTM chopping its RRP.

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CB1000R

    22 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Honda CB1000R

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: MCN are riding Honda’s latest generation CB1000R today, but the new CB has what Honda are calling ‘modern café racer’ looks, which aren’t to everyone’s tastes. If they don’t float...

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  • Kymco Ionex electric scooter unveiled

    22 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Kymco Ionex electric scooter unveiled

    Ahead of the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, which we’ll be covering over the next few days, Kymco have unveiled the Ionex electric scooter that they say eliminates all the barriers to going green. What are...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    21 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: When it arrived in 2010, the Kawasaki Z1000SX was the surprise of the year. Loosely based around the Z1000 naked bike, the SX proved a wonderful middle-ground between the...

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  • Video: We ride Honda's CB125R

    21 March 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Video: We ride Honda's CB125R

    The CB125R is Honda’s latest venture into the hugely competitive sports naked 125 class and is aimed squarely at new riders who are looking for their first biking thrill. Replacing the now outgoing...

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  • Cagiva goes electric

    21 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Cagiva goes electric

    Alongside the announcement that four new 1000cc MV Agusta models are on the way, MV boss Claudio Castiglioni also announced the return of the Cagiva brand as an electric bike manufacturer. Don’t pin...

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  • Ducati’s sales continue to rise

    20 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ducati’s sales continue to rise

    Despite a tough global bike market (worldwide sales were down 3.5% for bikes over 500cc), Ducati managed to buck this trend and posted a sales increase last year – their eighth successive yearly...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati SportClassic

    20 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati SportClassic

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: With MCN currently riding the Scrambler 1100, what better time to look back at the last time Ducati (unsuccessfully it has to be said) attempted an air-cooled large-capacity retro...

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  • Four new 1000cc MVs on the way

    20 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Four new 1000cc MVs on the way

    At the launch of the new Brutale 800RR, MV Agusta CEO, Giovanni Castiglioni, announced that there will be a trio of new litre bikes in the near future, as well as a special edition F4. Speaking in...

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