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  • MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli unveiled

    03 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli unveiled

    MV Agusta have reached a new partnership with Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli as their sole tyre supplier for all their motorcycles. To celebrate this, MV have released the limited edition Brutale...

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  • Ducati Monster 821: 'Capable and fun to ride'

    02 November 2017 by Adam Child

    Ducati Monster 821: 'Capable and fun to ride'

    Can you believe Ducati’s Monster is 25 years old? Yes, I’m feeling ancient too. Back in 1992 I was on my first step of the motorcycling ladder, riding around on L-plates. For me and many other...

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  • New Norton California marks 50th anniversary

    02 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    New Norton California marks 50th anniversary

    It’s 50 years since the first Norton Commando was revealed to the world at the Earls Court Show, starting a 10-year run. It was such hot property that MCN readers voted it their bike of the year for...

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  • Great cafe on Route to Hastings

    02 November 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Great cafe on Route to Hastings

    The A21 is a favourite road for bikers at any time of year - a direct line that runs from the big smoke to the coast via the green and pleasant landscape of East Sussex. It’s also a popular route for...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 990 SMT

    02 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 990 SMT

    Bikes for saleThe KTM 990 SMT was slightly before its time, and now they're excellent value second hand. Seller says “Standard bike with great bodywork and tyre condition (new front tyre at last service), top box,...

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  • Biking Heroes: The final 10

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    Biking Heroes: The final 10

    Time is running out for you to have a say on who is Britain’s biggest biking hero. Your votes have already whittled down stacks of entries to 10 of the best and now we want you to vote again so that...

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  • FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

    01 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

    The FIM have introduced a new testing regime and tougher standards for racing helmets that will be mandatory from 2019 onwards. Currently, the FIM refers to existing international standards for the...

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  • Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £250

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 flipfront helmets for under £250

    MCN SHOPFor many riders a flipfront helmet offers the best of both worlds – full-face protection, open-face convenience. Many also come with internal sun visors, which are incredibly handy at this time of...

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  • Indian market share hits double figures

    01 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Indian market share hits double figures

    While iconic American motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson have been struggling with their sales in 2017, their countrymen at Indian have seen the exact opposite, with a 16% increase in sales in the third...

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  • News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast is 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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  • TfL look to raise standard of riders

    01 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    TfL look to raise standard of riders

    Transport for London and the Mayor of London have announced plans to create three new training courses for riders in the capital, to boost rider confidence, skill and knowledge. The move is part of...

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  • Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

    31 October 2017 by MCN News

    Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

    Machines owned by Hollywood A-listers aren’t usually seen for sale this side of the pond and this sweetly customised Bonnie has some top pedigree too. Based on a 2009 865cc Triumph Bonneville and...

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  • Suzuki offer sporty 125 accessories Pack

    31 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki offer sporty 125 accessories Pack

    Suzuki are offering a Sports Accessory Pack for their new GSX-R125. The pack will come with a double bubble screen – an essential accessory for heroic slipstreaming, and a seat cowl, which will of...

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  • Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

    31 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

    BMW are the latest manufacturer to release a teaser video. Giving us just enough info of their new F850GS to keep us excited ahead of next week’s Milan show, where most of 2018’s bikes will be...

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  • Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

    31 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

    Yamaha revealed some pretty bonkers stuff at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. There was the Niken three-wheeler, which grabbed all the headlines, and the artificial intelligence-powered MOTOROiD. Yamaha...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 650

    31 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 650

    Bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Versys 650 is one of those bikes that gets overlooked in favour of more modern competition, but at less than £3000, this example is a bargain. Seller says “Lovely bike, full luggage set...

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  • 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    31 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Yamaha's odd-looking Niken three-wheeler, Kawasaki's Z900RS and the new Honda Gold Wing may be grabbing all the headlines so far at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, but there's plenty more being...

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  • Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

    30 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

    Suzuki are making it easier to smash out those epic trips by producing GT versions of the bikes in their mile-munching V-Strom 650 and 1000 range. Essentially, the biggest difference between the GT...

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  • Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

    30 October 2017 by Neil Murray

    Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

    It’s interesting to note that early Speed Triple prices have descended into Cheap Hack territory. I never thought I’d see that happen. There’s a sort of dead-zone and it’s the 955 Triumphs that are...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R nineT Racer

    29 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R nineT Racer

    Bikes for saleA modern café racer with James Dean levels of cool, and with £1k off the list price, this R nineT Racer is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This R nineT Racer will come with a 24 month BMW...

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  • New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

    27 October 2017 by James Archibald

    New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

    MV Agusta have dropped the new Dragster 800 RC, announcing a number subtle tweaks to the engine for 2018. Gearing has been improved throughout the engine to help reduce noise emissions across the...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1M

    27 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1M

    Bikes for saleFocussed and aggressive, this R1M is a weapon we’d all like to have in our garage and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Presented immaculately, this bike has been really well looked after by...

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  • Video: Triumph Tiger teaser

    27 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Triumph Tiger teaser

    With the start of the Milan motorcycle show less than two weeks away, Triumph have released a teaser video for the new Tiger they will unveil there – although they don't say exactly which model of...

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  • 2017 tourer of the year: BMW R1200RT

    26 October 2017 by Adam Child

    2017 tourer of the year: BMW R1200RT

    BMW’s R1200RT underlines its superiority by once again being MCN’s favourite tourer of 2017. There’s no finer and easier way of clocking up big motorway miles in comfort, for both rider and...

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