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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Revisited: Kawasaki ZZR1400

    30 August 2018 by Phil West

    Revisited: Kawasaki ZZR1400

    What we said then "The Kawasaki ZZR1400 is not only the fastest, most powerful motorcycle you can buy, it is also an extremely capable all-round machine, too. Limited to 186mph (300kmh) - the Kawasaki...

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  • Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

    30 August 2018 by Andy Davidson

    Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

    I grab the front brake to avoid another rim-wrecking crater, but it’s too late. The front wheel drops in and I wait for the inevitable protest from my overloaded and overworked XT660. There’s a loud...

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  • Updated KTM 1090 gets new lease of life

    29 August 2018 by MCN News

    Updated KTM 1090 gets new lease of life

    The KTM 1090 Adventure is an accomplished machine, especially the off-road focused R, but sales have struggled in the face of competition from the Austrian brand's own KTM 1290 Adventure. With the...

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  • Kawasaki H2 to get a TFT dash in 2019

    29 August 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Kawasaki H2 to get a TFT dash in 2019

    As the world of electronics evolves, more and more bikes are gaining full-colour TFT dashes, including the incoming 2019 Kawasaki H2. First seen on the Ducati Panigale in 2012, they’ve filtered down...

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  • Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

    29 August 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

    Few bikes are as famous as Mike Hailwood's 1978 TT-winning Ducati NCR 900F1 and now, 40 years on, 12 replicas, to be made as close as possible to the historic racer, are finally to be built, each with...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZZ-R1400

    29 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZZ-R1400

    bikes for saleWhen it was released in 2006, the Kawasaki ZZ-R1400 was the fastest and most powerful motorbike you could buy. Even 12 years on, its 197bhp would still win you a few rounds of Top Trumps. As an ultra...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    28 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    bikes for saleThe Triumph Bonneville T100 was released in 2001 to celebrate 100 years of Triumph. It was initially released as an uprated version on the standard Bonneville and used the same 790cc parallel-twin...

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  • Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

    28 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

    The Zom-B-Mad event scheduled for October 2018 has been cancelled, according to a post on the organiser's Facebook page. Bikers Make a Difference (BMAD) said that they were 'gobsmacked' to have had to...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    28 August 2018 by Ingrid Ash

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    MCN BIKES FOR SALEToday's bike of the day is the Honda CBR600RR. The 600RR has been around since 2003 and is a track-based missile; and an excellent one at that. The bike received some of its final major updates in...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    27 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    bikes for saleIf you’ve only got a 14.6bhp motorbike, you’ve got to look good. Even A1 licence holders want to pose a bit (it’s half the point of having a bike after all). The Yamaha YZF-R125 has got you covered,...

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  • Expert guide to cut price adventure

    27 August 2018 by Neil Murray

    Expert guide to cut price adventure

    bikes for saleFor riders who want to tackle any terrain with comfort, technology and safety, super-sized adventure bikes are hard to beat. Yet all that spec comes at a price. Add on heated seats, cruise control,...

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  • All-new female biking trip hits the South

    26 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    All-new female biking trip hits the South

    Calling all female riders in the south! The first ever Motorbike Women - South Rally is going to take place across the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. The event is for female riders who join the...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha FJR1300

    25 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha FJR1300

    bikes for saleAdventure tourers looked like they’d all but taken over the market for a while, but sports-tourers like the Yamaha FJR1300 are a fantastic alternative if your trip will only ever take you on paved...

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  • Five great bank holiday helmet bargains

    24 August 2018 by MCN News

    Five great bank holiday helmet bargains

    mcn shopWith Autumn looming on the horizon, this bank holiday is a great opportunity to get out and rack up some extra miles on two wheels. If your helmet is a bit past its best, take a look at these...

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  • New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

    23 August 2018 by MCN News

    New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

    The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show will take place in Huddersfield this Saturday, August 25 between 10am and 5pm. If you head down will find various trade stands and exhibitors, a motorcycle stunt show,...

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  • Ewan and Charley ride again

    23 August 2018 by MCN News

    Ewan and Charley ride again

    They have been around the world and down it, but now Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are planning a new adventure; riding up from the southern tip of South America to the northernmost point of...

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  • Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    22 August 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    MCN ShopDid you know that above 50mph the wind noise in your helmet can reach levels of 110dB? That's the equivalent of an electric drill, and it is especially bad when riding in windy conditions. If you...

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  • Harley unleash new FXDR performance cruiser

    22 August 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Harley unleash new FXDR performance cruiser

    Harley-Davidson's new performance cruiser looks set to have the ‘go’ to match its drag-strip styling. The new, street fighter-style FXDR doesn’t just have Harley’s latest, most torquey Big Twin...

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