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  • Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

    20 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

    DirtQuake has announced that Guy Martin will be racing in their seventh event on Saturday, August 18 at a new venue in Essex. Arena Essex Raceway will play host to a day of wacky races from 11am on...

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  • The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    19 June 2018 by Michael Neeves

    The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2018 so far. For all your two-wheeled thrills check out the below bike review, top speed run and first ever UK...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The VT750 Shadow is a smooth and sleek cruiser which couples bad-boy looks with Japanese reliability. With bobber-style cut down guards and low seat and bars, the VT750 Shadow...

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  • Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    The 2018 edition of the Vespa World Days event took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last weekend with over 3,000 participants. Over 3,000 officially registered scooters representing 37 nations...

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  • Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    A speeding motorcyclist caught on camera by a police dashcam has been handed a suspended jail sentence, according to the BBC. William Wark was followed by an officer, who recorded him riding at speeds...

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  • Adventure-style bikes for sale

    18 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Adventure-style bikes for sale

    bikes for saleEqually suited to your daily commute, a thrash around some green lanes or a tour of Africa, we've gathered a selection of Adventure Sportsbikes and straight-up Adventure bike to browse. The...

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  • 7 of the best new helmets

    18 June 2018 by MCN News

    7 of the best new helmets

    MCN shopArai Renegade V Outline - Gloss Red - £529.99 Designed with those riding cruisers in mind, the Renegade V Outline looks aggressive but is comfortable all day. The interior can be removed for washing...

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  • Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopIf you're looking for a new pair of riding jean, visit the MCN Shop now and check out our top five selection below. Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans, from £235.99 The Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans are...

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  • 360-degree vision for your motorbike

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    360-degree vision for your motorbike

    Israeli tech start-up, Ride Vision, has announced a camera-based system which allows your bike to warn you of impending crashes before they happen. Software interprets the images from cameras placed...

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  • Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gave us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009. The question is, have the videos held up better than he has? MCN's guide to wheelies What Michael said in 2009:...

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  • Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    Ex-footballer, Ian Wright, took his Triumph Bobber Black to visit the London stadiums where he made his name. Starting with Wembley Stadium in the north-west of the capital, he then took in Arsenal's...

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  • Naked bikes for sale

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Naked bikes for sale

    bikes for saleWhen riders started bolting a set of dirt bike handlebars onto their crashed sportsbikes, rather than replacing expensive parts like clip-ons and fairings, they couldn’t have known that they were...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: BMW released the first 1200cc version of the RT in 2005 and it immediately blew away its heavier and less powerful predecessor, the R1150RT. Sharp and flickable, but incredibly...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    13 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The Hayabusa was made with a very clear remit, to become the world’s fastest production motorcycle. Suzuki achieved this aim, but a handy side-effect of all that size and power is...

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  • Top 5 summer gloves

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 summer gloves

    MCN ShopSo it might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine is making us smile. To help you avoid sweaty palms we've selected our top 5 pairs from the MCN Shop. Which would you...

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  • 9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    11 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    Most of us have a smartphone of some description by now, but are you using yours to its full motorbike-related potential? Here’s a list of 9 useful apps to consider if you're a biker. EatSleepRIDE –...

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  • Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

    10 June 2018 by MCN News

    Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

    MCN caught up with Joe Logan; member, trustee, trainer, rider and coordinator for Blood Bike group the Severn Freewheelers about life as a volunteer emergency rider and the work the charity does. If...

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  • 7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    09 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    MCN shopFather’s Day is just around the corner and if your Dad rides you should take a look at our list. Alternatively, if you are a father why not pass this on to your loved ones to guarantee a bike-related...

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  • Choosing a cheap 125 for the summer

    08 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Choosing a cheap 125 for the summer

    bikes for saleIs there anything which inspires more jealousy than watching motorbikes filter through traffic on a summer’s day from the clammy driver’s seat of a car stuck in a jam? Well feeling jealous won’t get...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley Davidson Sportster 883

    08 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Harley Davidson Sportster 883

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: We know that a lot of you will say that the 1200 Sportster is the way to go, but as an affordable way to get into the world of Harley Davidson you can’t beat the original 883. It...

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  • 7 best cleaning products for your bike

    07 June 2018 by MCN News

    7 best cleaning products for your bike

    MCN ShopWe have reached that time of year when you can't always rely on the weather when you go riding. Keeping your bike clean gets much harder when you are picking up dirt and grime from the road in the...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto-Guzzi V7

    07 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Moto-Guzzi V7

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Moto-Guzzi’s entry to the old-looking-but-actually-new bike class makes sense of the whole category. Classic styling, simple equipment, excellent riding experience and modern...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki VanVan 200

    06 June 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki VanVan 200

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: A bike so good they named it twice – after another vehicle! Yep, it’s Suzuki featuring once again in MCN’s ‘why did they call it that?’ Bike of the Day series. And today’s pick is...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    05 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Whereas we’re fairly used to V4 road bikes these days, when the Honda VFR800 came onto the scene in 1998 they were generally the reserve of Moto GP bikes or exotic, Japanese...

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