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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    27 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    bikes for saleWhy it's MCN's pick The Yamaha R1 needs absolutely no introduction. Launched in the nineties to take on the Honda Fireblade and Ducati 916, Yamaha’s flagship sports bike had lofty ambitions and it...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    26 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    bikes for saleWhy it's MCN's pick The sun has been shining this week and the prospect of summer tours is looming large for many so we thought we’d take a step back from the mind-bending performance of machines like...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW F650

    25 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: BMW F650

    Why it’s MCN’s pick More adventure fun today, this time in a slightly smaller package – the good old BMW F650. Or Funduro as it is also known. Powered by a single cylinder Rotax motor, the F650 ran...

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  • New Honda CRF450L and CRF250RX announced

    24 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    New Honda CRF450L and CRF250RX announced

    Honda has updated its CRF line-up for 2019 including two new machines. A road-going version of its flagship CRF450 will be available, alongside a cross-country version of the CRF250, the RX. The...

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  • Suzuki GB launches all-new 2018 merchandise

    24 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Suzuki GB launches all-new 2018 merchandise

    Suzuki has continued its commitment to provide fashion conscious merch, rather than traditional bike designs, with the launch of a new range of goodies. Although the BSB, Classic and MotoGP team...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 848

    24 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 848

    Why is it MCN’s pick? This week MCN tested the new 959 Panigale Corse, which you can read about in next week’s issue, and it got us thinking about Ducati’s other middleweight superbikes. Our thinking,...

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  • Suzuki pop-up shop will return!

    23 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Suzuki pop-up shop will return!

    After a successful Suzuki GB pop-up shop earlier this month, event organisers promise to bring back more free tests rides to an area near you (if you live in the UK) this summer. In an attempt to...

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  • Gassed-up for a Royal assistance

    23 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Gassed-up for a Royal assistance

    While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in Windsor this weekend, emergency services, including bikers, worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. Among those...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Caponord 1200

    23 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia Caponord 1200

    Why it’s MCN’s pick Unveiled in 2013, Aprilia’s Caponord 1200 had all the elements to be a successful adventure bike but for some reason it failed to sell. Bad news for Aprilia, but good news for used...

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  • Fastest British GP ever!

    23 May 2018 by MCN NEWS

    Fastest British GP ever!

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH SILVERSTONESome of the greatest MotoGP battles have happened at the historic Silverstone circuit – and this year’s Go Pro British Grand Prix promises to deliver more of the same when MotoGP returns to British...

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  • The Carole Nash MCN Festival 2018

    20 May 2018 by MCN News

    The Carole Nash MCN Festival 2018

    This year's Carole Nash #MCNFestival is proving a noise-fuelled, sun-filled weekend, where you can speak to the MCN team, test ride some bikes, buy some gear, listen to live music and camp with the...

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  • Prizes: Calling all Speedway fans

    18 May 2018 by MCN News Team

    Prizes: Calling all Speedway fans

    Win ItFor all you speedway fans out there, this really is a prize worth having. Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Tickets We hae a fantastic prize bundle including grandstand tickets and a pit walk...

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  • Bike of the Day: Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

    17 May 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

    Why it’s an MCN pick What’s the best bike if you have an island to cross with a pack of wild velociraptors running at your side? A Triumph Scrambler, naturally… Yep, it’s another movie-themed Bike of...

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  • Feel the noise this weekend! #MCNFestival

    17 May 2018 by MCN News

    Feel the noise this weekend! #MCNFestival

    Over 25 classic and historic race bikes will spark into life at this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling including machines from the TT, BSB, WSS and Grand Prix paddocks. Highlights...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 700

    16 May 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 700

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: MCN’s recent review of the all-new Tracer 900 has been setting the internet alight, but not everyone is in the market for a 113bhp triple, so for today’s Bike of the Day we have...

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  • Gallery: Endurance Legends weekend

    14 May 2018 by Michael Neeves

    Gallery: Endurance Legends weekend

    We were privileged to be part of Team Classic Suzuki at the weekend riding in the Endurance Legends four-hour race at Donington Park.  Riding their beautiful Katana we partnered former 500cc GP...

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  • KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

    03 May 2018 by Michael Guy

    KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

    Taking the KTM 300EXC TPI off-road in Hertfordshire is a far cry from the world launch I was lucky to attend at Erzberg in Austria last year. At the launch it was all about flat out, monster third...

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  • £300 bikes prepare for charity epic

    30 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    £300 bikes prepare for charity epic

    A group of riders are looking to raise over £100,000 for Cancer Research in June by riding from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in 24 hours on bikes worth less than £300.  TOP STORIES Bikers work...

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  • Video: KTM 790 Duke top speed run

    30 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Video: KTM 790 Duke top speed run

    MCN has been testing the KTM 790 Duke against the Triumph Street Triple R on our new gruelling 250-mile UK test route. And that’s not all, we have also been putting it through its paces at...

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  • Bike of the Day: Harley-Davidson V-Rod

    30 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Harley-Davidson V-Rod

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Even if you aren’t a fan of Harley-Davidson’s range of cruisers, you can’t fail to be impressed by the V-Rod. When this muscle cruiser arrived in 2001, powered by a water-cooled...

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