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  • Christmas gift guide: Motorcycle life hacks

    21 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Christmas gift guide: Motorcycle life hacks

    So let's face it, we like spending money and getting new things, branded products are great and all that but sometimes our budgets don’t stretch to the most expensive items currently on sale.

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  • The best motorcycle reads for this Christmas

    21 December 2017 by MCN News

    The best motorcycle reads for this Christmas

    When the weather outside is frightful, and your bike is tucked away for winter, the next best thing is reading about other peoples' experiences on two wheel. So put your slippers on, turn the fire up,...

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  • Huge bike test shake-up

    21 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Huge bike test shake-up

    Back in December 2016, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) published a consultation with the Department for Transport (DfT) about proposed changes to the way that motorcyclists are taught...

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  • Levis blasts back

    21 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Levis blasts back

    Levis motorcycles are blasting back with this stunning – and very clever – torque-laden V6 cafe racer.  The story behind the rebirth of the British bike firm started in 2004 when an English...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle battery chargers

    20 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle battery chargers

    MCN ShopIt’s important to keep your motorcycle battery in tip-top condition; but especially important during the colder months as poor weather can take its toll on your bike’s battery. We’ve selected some of...

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  • The Old Empire strikes back

    20 December 2017 by James Archibald

    The Old Empire strikes back

    Norfolk’s Old Empire Motorcycles are no strangers to classy and refined builds and, when commissioned by Triumph last year to go to town on a T120 Bonneville, they produced the goods, and then...

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  • Roland Sands Bobber gets flat track fantastic

    20 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Roland Sands Bobber gets flat track fantastic

    It’s fair to say that Roland Sands is a busy guy. It seems that every other week he’s rolling out another jaw-dropping motorcycle from his esteemed Californian workshop. And, that’s exactly the case...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 1290 Superduke GT

    20 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 1290 Superduke GT

    Bikes for saleBonkers, beautiful and quite possibly one of the best touring bikes there is, this 1290 Superduke GT is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This KTM 1290 Superduke GT has just 5193 miles on the...

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  • Win a VIP trip to the British MotoGP!

    19 December 2017 by MCN News

    Win a VIP trip to the British MotoGP!

    To celebrate the official return of the British MotoGP to Silverstone, we’ve got one stunning prize for a lucky pair of MotoGP fans – while another five lucky winners will each receive a pair of...

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  • News podcast episode 20: End-of-year special

    19 December 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 20: End-of-year special

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast, an online offering from MCN discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

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  • Clearing the roads for Christmas

    18 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Clearing the roads for Christmas

    We all know the frustration of driving or riding by roadworks on the motorways without actually seeing a soul working on them, leaving roads congested with miles and miles of seemingly useable lanes...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    18 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    Bikes for saleThis Africa Twin is today's bike of the day, it has all the bells and whistles attached, very low mileage and even has the DCT gearbox. Seller says “This Honda Africa Twin was among the first into the...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    17 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    Bikes for saleIt may look like a transformer, but it goes like stink, and that’s exactly why this MT-10 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “A one owner bike that’s presented in top condition. This MT-10 is...

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  • The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

    17 December 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

    This week we caught up with former Olympic runner and TV presenter Iwan Thomas to talk sports bikes, customised Harleys, and hiding his bikes from his parents. Hi Iwan, how you doing? "Good, thank...

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  • Spy shots! New KTM 1290 Super Duke GT spotted

    15 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Spy shots! New KTM 1290 Super Duke GT spotted

    Sports-touring took a massive turn for the better when KTM released the 1290 Super Duke GT in 2016 – and now it looks like the wildly entertaining continent-crosser is to get a dose of added...

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  • Bike of the day: Laverda Diamante 668

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Laverda Diamante 668

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this Laverda Diamante 668. Seller says: "I have owned this bike since 1990 and I am only the second owner since new. It has had a spoilt life with me and I love it but my...

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  • Yamaha return with the Fazer R

    15 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Yamaha return with the Fazer R

    Yamaha have brought back the Fazer name to their repertoire of products, but not on what you might think. No, the new Fazer isn’t actually the bulletproof motorcycle that we all fondly remember, it’s...

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  • Top 15 used bikes for sale in 2017

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 15 used bikes for sale in 2017

    Bikes for saleIt's hard to believe 2017 is almost over, and to wrap up the year we've put together a list of the 15 most popular bikes on MCN Bikes for Sale. You probably won't be surprised to learn that popular...

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  • 9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

    Let's not forget, Christmas is about giving, so we've come up with a list of Christmas charity runs taking place across the UK over the next couple of weeks. Get out on your bike, and help a good...

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  • MCN team pick of the day: Ducati 748

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    MCN team pick of the day: Ducati 748

    Bikes For SaleMCN's Senior Road Tester, Adam 'Chad' Child, has picked today's bike of the day: This 2003 Ducati 748.  Chad says: "The same looks as the legendary 916 but for half the price. On the road you...

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  • Monster Dakar theft

    14 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Monster Dakar theft

    A Monster Energy Honda CRF450 has been stolen ahead of its departure for January’s Dakar rally in South America. Thieves broke into a lorry at the port in Le Havre, France, where the vehicles destined...

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  • ZZRs are the way to go for cheap speed

    14 December 2017 by Neil Murray

    ZZRs are the way to go for cheap speed

    Bikes For SaleI’ve been looking at Kawasaki ZZRs after noting that the Blackbird’s price bubble seems to have been punctured. The same doesn’t seem to have happened to the big old  ZZ-R1100 – a 1998 9000-miler...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    14 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Bikes for saleYamaha Fazers might not be the most desirable bikes out there, but they're incredibly practical and great value. Seller says “Just come in and is in great shape for the year, 4 cylinders and 150 bhp.

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  • Police pursuit laws could be changing

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Police pursuit laws could be changing

    After years of escalating motorcycle crime, there’s the potential for real progress on the horizon as Sir Henry Bellingham MP has tabled a bill in parliament that could give extra protection to the...

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  • Wolf in Sym’s clothing

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Wolf in Sym’s clothing

    The mini adventure segment is hotting up with BMW, Suzuki and Kawasaki all releasing 300cc adventure bikes and now Sym are getting in on the act with the Trazer 200. The Trazer 200 is a lightweight...

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  • Moonlight serenade

    13 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Moonlight serenade

    The Yokohama Hot Rod Custom show, also known as the Mooneyes show, is one of the highlights of the international custom calendar. This year Warr’s Harley Davidson took something very special to the...

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  • Waze adds navigation features for motorcycles

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Waze adds navigation features for motorcycles

    Google-owned satnav app Waze has gained a new motorcycle mode, which has been tweaked for two- wheeled types in the UK. The update has improved arrival times that vary from cars and has added routing...

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  • Don’t go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2nd

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Don’t go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2nd

    If you go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2 2018, there’s a 5% higher chance that you’ll crash your bike and be killed than if you ride tomorrow. The same goes for January 31, March 2, March 31, April...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW G650 XCountry

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW G650 XCountry

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the short-lived and often forgotten BMW G650 XCountry. Seller says "Mature owner. Bought in June 2014 and shipped over from N. Ireland. I kept the number plate as it is...

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