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  • BMW prints a bike!

    24 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    BMW prints a bike!

    Just one week after BMW displayed a carbon swingarm, it has revealed a 3D-printed aluminium chassis and swingarm for the S1000RR. BMW says the chassis is a result of digitalised manufacturing, which...

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  • Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

    23 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

    Italian clothing manufacturer Alpinestars chose this weekend’s American MotoGP round at Austin to unveiled its 55th anniversary gift to itself – a one-off custom motorcycle. Built by Michael Woolaway,...

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  • Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

    20 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

    We’re on a quest to crown the finest roadside biker café in Blighty and over the next 25 weeks, we’ll be on a bacon butty-fuelled quest to sample a different café every week – all in the name of...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha TDM900

    20 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha TDM900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s entry into the Bike of the Day inappropriately named bikes category is actually nothing to do with manufacturer intentionally coming up with a silly name, they just didn’t...

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  • 9000 Miles and Counting

    19 April 2018 by Matt Wildee

    9000 Miles and Counting

    Pensioner John Cox could be Britain’s highest-mileage rider of 2018 so far after clocking 8,737 miles since the start of the year on his Honda Crosstourer. As well as already busting MCN’s 5000-mile...

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  • KTM’s 2019 Super Duke GT spotted

    19 April 2018 by Jordan Gibons

    KTM’s 2019 Super Duke GT spotted

    MCN’s spy photographers have been hiding in the Austrian bushes near KTM’s factory again and have grabbed these images of the 2019 Super Duke GT. And while the changes aren’t immediately obvious, it...

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  • Top 4 helmets for under £100

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmets for under £100

    MCN ShopWe've selected four sub-£100 helmets from the MCN Shop just for you. Which one would you buy? Dexter Optimus Flash – £94.99   Buy Now   This polycarbonate full-face helmet comes with...

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  • Top 10 jackets for Spring

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 10 jackets for Spring

    MCN ShopSpring can be a funny time of year, sometimes it can get mid-summer-hot and sometimes it can snow. We’ve put together a range of jackets that will suit the warmest, coldest and wettest of weather, not...

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  • New helmet gets suspension system

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    New helmet gets suspension system

    American helmet brand 6D have unveiled a new helmet design, that boasts a unique suspension system between the shell and lining which – if it proves to be as clever as it looks – could revolutionise...

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  • Bikers join forces to fight thieves

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bikers join forces to fight thieves

    A new London-based group has been set up by members of the public with the aim of reducing the number of bikes stolen and recovering a greater proportion of those that are taken. TOP STORIES MCN...

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  • Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

    In today’s all-new MCN we have exclusively ridden the Norton V4 road bike prototype, marking a major step towards this new machine reaching those riders who have already put down a deposit. But have...

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  • MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

    In this week’s all-new MCN we have gained exclusive access to Norton’s V4 RR prototype – and we have ridden it on the road! This is no Aprilia-engined TT bike, this is the real deal – a British-built...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GZ125 Marauder

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GZ125 Marauder

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Another inappropriately named Bike of the Day today, and yet again it is Suzuki’s marketing department that is responsible. And quite possibly the same team that came up with the...

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  • BMW report says ‘no more retros’

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    BMW report says ‘no more retros’

    There will be no further models in the BMW R nineT range according to an annual report. In it, BMW say the “R nineT family is now complete” and they highlight the launch of the Urban G/S, Pure and...

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  • BikeSafe relaunched

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    BikeSafe relaunched

    As riders return to the roads after the winter break the BikeSafe campaign has been relaunched in Wales with a view to reducing the number of crashes. TOP STORIES The $1-million bike… Get £1 off this...

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  • The $1-million bike…

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    The $1-million bike…

    Yes, this bike has a retail price of a staggering $1-million, which if you convert it to pounds at the current exchange rate is an equally distressing £698,270. What makes it so special? It’s the...

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  • Record year for blood bikes

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Record year for blood bikes

    It had just been revealed that 2017 was a stellar year for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes as member groups completed a record 73,617 runs. This was a 30% increase on 2016 and almost three...

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  • Get out on track with Chris Walker

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Get out on track with Chris Walker

    Due to demand, MSV Trackdays have added more dates to their hugely popular Chris Walker trackdays. So, if you fancy picking up some hints and tips from Stalker, you had better book quickly as these...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda FMX650 Funmoto

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Honda FMX650 Funmoto

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Today's Bike of the Day carries one of the least appropriate names in motorcycling, the Honda FMX650 Funmoto. Why is it inappropriate? Because with this lackluster single cylinder...

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  • Win a Drift 4K Ultra HD action camera

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Win a Drift 4K Ultra HD action camera

    Fancy capturing every twist and turn of your next adventure? Get a bike insurance quote with MCN Compare and you'll be automatically entered into our spring prize draw for a chance to win a Drift 4K...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Sometimes you have to wonder what goes through a manufacturer’s head when they name a bike. So, with this in mind, this week MCN will be celebrating the most inappropriate,...

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  • Ivan Mauger dies, aged 79

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ivan Mauger dies, aged 79

    Ivan Mauger, the Speedway star from New Zealand who won six World Championships in the 1960s and 70s has died aged 79. Born in Christchurch, Mauger made his way to England when he was 17, first riding...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 900

    14 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Yesterday MCN tested the new Yamaha Tracer 900, however if you fancy a Tracer and your budget doesn’t stretch to a brand new bike, now’s the time to start searching the used...

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  • Suzuki’s April new rider deals

    13 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Suzuki’s April new rider deals

    Suzuki has unveiled a tempting selection of finance deals themed around the number ‘3’ that runs throughout April and are aimed at newer riders. Not only do you get a low finance rate of 3% on a range...

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  • Bike of the Day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    13 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: More movie-madness today – this time starring the bike that made one of the most famous jumps on the silver screen. No, not The Great Escape's Triumph, the Harley-Davidson Fat...

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