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  • Record year for blood bikes

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Record year for blood bikes

    It had just been revealed that 2017 was a stellar year for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes as member groups completed a record 73,617 runs. This was a 30% increase on 2016 and almost three...

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  • Get out on track with Chris Walker

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Get out on track with Chris Walker

    Due to demand, MSV Trackdays have added more dates to their hugely popular Chris Walker trackdays. So, if you fancy picking up some hints and tips from Stalker, you had better book quickly as these...

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  • Win a Drift 4K Ultra HD action camera

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Win a Drift 4K Ultra HD action camera

    Fancy capturing every twist and turn of your next adventure? Get a bike insurance quote with MCN Compare and you'll be automatically entered into our spring prize draw for a chance to win a Drift 4K...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Sometimes you have to wonder what goes through a manufacturer’s head when they name a bike. So, with this in mind, this week MCN will be celebrating the most inappropriate,...

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  • Ivan Mauger dies, aged 79

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ivan Mauger dies, aged 79

    Ivan Mauger, the Speedway star from New Zealand who won six World Championships in the 1960s and 70s has died aged 79. Born in Christchurch, Mauger made his way to England when he was 17, first riding...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 900

    14 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Yesterday MCN tested the new Yamaha Tracer 900, however if you fancy a Tracer and your budget doesn’t stretch to a brand new bike, now’s the time to start searching the used...

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  • Suzuki’s April new rider deals

    13 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Suzuki’s April new rider deals

    Suzuki has unveiled a tempting selection of finance deals themed around the number ‘3’ that runs throughout April and are aimed at newer riders. Not only do you get a low finance rate of 3% on a range...

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  • MV release the Brutale 800 RR America

    11 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    MV release the Brutale 800 RR America

    Hot on the heels of the updated 2018 Brutale 800 RR, which now boasts a 140bhp Euro4-compliant triple, MV Agusta have released a special edition – the America. Sharing the same basic platform as the...

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  • Do you need to visit Dr Know?

    10 April 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Do you need to visit Dr Know?

    Calling all Honda VFR800F and Kawasaki ER-6F or ER-6N owners. Is your bike a little bit worse for wear and needs some loving attention? If so, we need your help for our new feature, Dr Know, that will...

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  • Essex Police defend stinger use on bikers

    10 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Essex Police defend stinger use on bikers

    Essex Police have defended their use of a stinger during a motorcycle rally in Southend, after a video emerged online and the officers received a mass of abuse. Warning, this video contains strong...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 996

    10 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 996

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Following on from yesterday’s movie themed bike of the day, we decided to stay on the red carpet and add a bit of glamour to today’s choice. TOP STORIES MotoGP: Crutchlow wins...

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  • Crosstourer World Meeting this weekend

    09 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Crosstourer World Meeting this weekend

    This weekend will see the first ever Crosstourer World Meeting, which will take place in Oswestry on the Welsh border on Saturday April 14. Honda’s V4-powered adventure bike has a surprisingly large...

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  • Prescott Bike Festival postponed until June

    09 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Prescott Bike Festival postponed until June

    The recent poor weather has seen the Prescott Bike Festival, which was due to be held on the weekend of April 14 and 15, postponed until June 16 and 17. The decision was made by the festival’s...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda DN-01

    08 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Honda DN-01

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: If you had a bit of a skin full last night, you may wish to look away now… Let’s face facts, the Honda DN-01 is no looker. It fell out of the ugly tree, hit every branch on the...

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  • Ducati season opening - Saturday April 7

    06 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ducati season opening - Saturday April 7

    If you are stuck for something to do this weekend, popping into your local Ducati showroom could see you riding a 959 Panigale on track at Silverstone for free! TOP STORIES What’s the cost of living...

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  • First ride: Yamaha WR250F

    06 April 2018 by Adam Child

    First ride: Yamaha WR250F

    It’s 5-degrees below zero and I’m getting kitted up in a cow shed – but I couldn’t be happier. Normally I'm full of anxiety before a day’s enduro riding, but not today. I’m in the safe hands of the...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZRX1200S

    06 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZRX1200S

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: When you hear ZRX1200, the general assumption is that you will be talking about the ‘Eddie Rep’ ZRX1200R. But wait just one second, there is another ZRX1200 and it’s considerably...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    05 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: It’s amazing to think that the BMW R nineT is four years old this year as it seems just yesterday that this air-cooled boxer arrived and redefined the retro naked class. Launched...

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  • First Ride: Kymco AK550

    05 April 2018 by Alison Silcox

    First Ride: Kymco AK550

    Kymco’s new AK550 is the Taiwanese firm's largest capacity scooter and at £8879 the new addition is priced to compete with the market leading Yamaha TMAX. We’ve been living  with the AK550 and...

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  • Top 5 heated motorcycle grips

    04 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 heated motorcycle grips

    MCN ShopWith the icy cold mornings before the start of most of our days lately, the ride into work is probably getting trickier - especially if the weather is taking its toll. Here at MCN we've picked out our...

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  • First Ride: Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

    04 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    First Ride: Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

    The Vitpilen uses exactly the same basic platform as the Svartpilen, however where the urban enduro comes with high bars and chunky Pirelli tyres, the café racer wears Metzeler M5 tyres and has...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia Mana

    04 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Aprilia Mana

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: The Mana’s short life is one that will have passed most motorcyclists by, but this is a quirky bike that has a surprising number of fans. Well, amongst those who actually remember...

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  • Honda’s carbon CB1000R

    04 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Honda’s carbon CB1000R

    As well as the exotic Fireblade Custom Concept, Honda also showed a CB1000R at the recent Tokyo Motorcycle Show which they have built in partnership with Yamamoto Racing and Magical Racing. TOP...

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