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  • Intermot: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

    03 October 2018 by Richard Newland

    Intermot: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

    There's no doubt that the Aprilia Tuono V4 is the pinnacle of super-naked factory street fighters – and yet the firm sells mere handfuls of them in the UK each year? That’s a genuine shame, because...

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  • Intermot: Moto Guzzi unveil V9 Bobber Sport

    02 October 2018 by MCN News

    Intermot: Moto Guzzi unveil V9 Bobber Sport

    Moto Guzzi have unveiled a new Sport version of their Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, featuring oversized tyres, a lower single seat and black pipework in an attempt to look mean and moody. The Guzzi also has...

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  • Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

    02 October 2018 by MCN News

    Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

    BMW have announced an R1250RT to be released alongside their headline-grabbing R1250GS model. The RT used to be seen as an ‘old man’s bike’ – a dependable high-miler that offered cosseting comfort and...

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  • Intermot: Indian debut 2019 Chieftain

    02 October 2018 by MCN News

    Intermot: Indian debut 2019 Chieftain

    The Indian Chieftain gets a sharp redesign for 2019 with cleaner lines and a smaller overall profile. The panniers have harder edges and sit tight against the huge silencers, and new badging on the...

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  • Intermot: KTM release 450 Rally Replica

    02 October 2018 by MCN News

    Intermot: KTM release 450 Rally Replica

    There are adventure bikes, and then there are rally bikes that are so in-your- face exceptional that they can’t even tell the difference between smooth tarmac and a boulder field. The new KTM 450...

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  • 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke R unveiled

    02 October 2018 by MCN News

    2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke R unveiled

    The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been unveiled at Intermot in Cologne. Much like the 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, the Super Duke R will get a modest power boost to 177bhp. The new bike will also...

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  • Intermot: Yamaha's 2019 YZF-R125 unveiled

    02 October 2018 by Richard Newland

    Intermot: Yamaha's 2019 YZF-R125 unveiled

    Ever since Yamaha launched their R-series styled entry-level sportsbike a decade ago it’s loitered menacingly at the top of the sales charts, and at McDonalds drive-throughs. What has made it so...

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  • Intermot: 2019 Ninja ZX-10R gets more power

    02 October 2018 by MCN News

    Intermot: 2019 Ninja ZX-10R gets more power

    With a fourth world title freshly in the bag for Jonathan Rea over the weekend, you’d think Kawasaki might take a year off from tinkering with the ZX-10R – but you don’t keep winning if you don’t keep...

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  • Intermot: Ducati's hot new Scramblers unveiled

    02 October 2018 by Richard Newland

    Intermot: Ducati's hot new Scramblers unveiled

    Ducati changed the retro scene when they thudded into view with their air-cooled 803cc Scrambler family back in 2015. The cute mix of peppy-but-flexible engine, attractive but quirky styling and that...

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  • Exclusive: Indian FTR1200S prototype ridden

    02 October 2018 by Richard Newland

    Exclusive: Indian FTR1200S prototype ridden

    After a year of teasing, Indian’s all-new 2019 production FTR1200 has finally been unveiled to the public at the Cologne show, converting much of the promise from the FTR1200 Concept of twelve months...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    01 October 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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  • Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

    01 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

    Just because the mornings are a bit colder and the annual pumpkin spice takeover is getting underway doesn't mean you can’t wrap up and get out for a ride to an event this October. There’s plenty...

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  • 2019: Year of the true adventurers

    30 September 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    2019: Year of the true adventurers

    At the launch of the new R1250GS, BMW said that unlike previous years the GS Adventure version will be on sale almost straight away, too. With the F850GS Adventure also believed to be imminent, that...

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  • Harley’s European assault

    29 September 2018 by MCN News

    Harley’s European assault

    Harley-Davidson got everyone’s eyebrows dancing recently with their bold new Harley Pan America adventure bike and naked Streetfighter – but while both will be brave attacks on new markets for the US...

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  • Bike if the day: Yamaha MT-09

    29 September 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike if the day: Yamaha MT-09

    bikes for saleThe Yamaha MT-09 is a great middleweight roadster and it’s a good job it is because the imperious Triumph Street Triple it was aimed at was going to take some beating. The engine is flexible and...

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  • The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    28 September 2018 by MCN News

    The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    MCN ShopRiding in the UK often means that even if you only use the bike when it’s sunny, you’ll still get caught out by some freak shower from time-to-time. Thankfully there are a number of waterproof...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 1290 Superduke GT

    28 September 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 1290 Superduke GT

    Bikes for saleThe KTM 1290 Superduke GT may well be the sports-tourer version of the utterly bonkers Austrian super naked KTM 1290 Super Duke R, but that doesn't mean it is in any way soft. It boasts frankly...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000XR

    27 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000XR

    Bikes for saleThe BMW S1000XR is blisteringly fast with all-day practicality, featuring acceleration and top-end performance worthy of a superbike and the comfort and usability of its adventure bike cousin; the BMW...

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  • Top 5 disc locks

    26 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Top 5 disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamorous subject, but in a world of scooter gangs and increased motorcycle theft, they can be the difference between riding home and walking out to an empty space where your bike...

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  • Charity drag bike run rescheduled by rain

    26 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Charity drag bike run rescheduled by rain

    Hertfordshire-based motorbike builders, Mint Customs, have built a one-off drag racing motorcycle, set to be auctioned off for charity. Using a 2007 Yamaha R1 engine with a minor fueling...

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  • Teaser: Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid

    26 September 2018 by MCN News

    Teaser: Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid

    Last year, Yamaha produced the Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid as a concept bike, on the basis of customer interest from their T7 concept.  Powered by the 689cc parallel twin from the MT-07 but...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    26 September 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    bikes for saleIt's pretty rare for a manufacturer to enter a new market and smash it out of the park on their first try, but that's exactly what BMW did with the S1000RR. Launched in 2009, the S1000RR took aim at...

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