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  • Piaggio reveals most powerful Vespa GTS ever

    11 February 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Piaggio reveals most powerful Vespa GTS ever

    Piaggio have announced the first details of the 2019 Vespa GTS 300 HPE, which is the most powerful and fuel-efficient engine in the firm’s history, boasting peak power of 23.5bhp. More from...

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  • Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    11 February 2019 by MCN News

    Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    The end is nigh for vehicles powered by fossil fuels. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and the UK Government is under pressure to bring its ban on the sales of new...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ6

    10 February 2019 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ6

    bikes for saleThis is the naked version of the half-faired Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and aside from the lack of fairing, it is exactly the same spec. Somehow though it has transformed the Yamaha from sensible budget...

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  • 5 ways to own a motorbike on an A2 licence

    10 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a motorbike on an A2 licence

    bikes for saleOnce upon a time, gaining a motorbike licence was a case of bimbling around and not hitting the examiner when he jumped out in front of you. In more recent years, a 21-year-old could pass a direct...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R3

    09 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R3

    bikes for saleThe Yamaha R3 fills a gap in the firm’s sportsbike range between the learner-friendly Yamaha R125 and the track-focused Yamaha R6. A2 licence restrictions won’t be troubled by the R3’s 41.4bhp but the...

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  • Got your free MV Agusta?

    08 February 2019 by MCN News

    Got your free MV Agusta?

    Supercar Club Auto Vivendi have launched a special membership offer with a rather attractive twist. Sign up before the end of February, and you’ll get an MV Agusta worth over £16,000 as a joining...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    08 February 2019 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    BIKES FOR SALEToday's bike of the day is the Honda CBR600RR. The RR first arrived in 2003 and is a track-based missile, designed solely for demolishing circuits with pin-point accuracy. The bike received some...

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  • Honda CBR600F used test

    07 February 2019 by Tony Hoare

    Honda CBR600F used test

    With the 2019 Honda CBR650R release fresh in our minds, we thought we’d take a look back at one of its predecessors, the Honda CBR600F. MORE FROM MCN Huge collection of MV Agustas to be sold Get...

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  • bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    07 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    bikes for saleThe BMW R nineT is one of the best modern retro motorbikes out there, with truly up-to-date performance and handling coupled with an authentically old-school, air-cooled boxer twin engine. The 1170cc...

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  • Best 5 heated motorbike gloves for 2019

    06 February 2019 by MCN News

    Best 5 heated motorbike gloves for 2019

    As the cold weather continues across the UK, keeping your hands warm on your motorbike can become a real challenge. The best heated motorbike gloves in 2019:  Gerbing XRS12 Five HG-1 Keis...

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  • TRL drive for better fitting helmets

    06 February 2019 by MCN News

    TRL drive for better fitting helmets

    The Transport Research Laboratory are conducting extensive research into helmet fitment to help increase safety in the event of an accident. More from MCN: Explained: how to find the right helmet MCN...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speedmaster

    06 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speedmaster

    bikes for saleThe Triumph Speedmaster offers a simple, cruiser-style alternative to the Triumph Bonneville. The beauty of the Speedmaster is its simplicity. With non-adjustable forks, twin-shocks and lazy...

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  • Bike of the day: Piaggio MP3 LT 300

    05 February 2019 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Piaggio MP3 LT 300

    bikes for saleThe Piaggio MP3 belongs to a family of three-wheeled scooters that use a trick parallelogram suspension set up to allow you to lean the bike into turns. LT (large tread) versions like this one qualify...

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  • 85-year-old biker bags a new Super Cub C125

    04 February 2019 by MCN News

    85-year-old biker bags a new Super Cub C125

    We didn’t need any further proof that motorcycling keeps you young – but in case there were any doubt, 85-year-old biker Dick Comer proved the point by purchasing a new Honda Super Cub C125. MORE FROM...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    04 February 2019 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the immensely fun Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. In 2016 MCN rode this machine and praised it as "the adventure bike the world has been waiting for." MORE FROM MCN Ducati...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    03 February 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    bikes for saleThe Triumph Street Triple R has been the choice of road-going hooligans since 2007 and continues to dominate the middleweight naked market, albeit with a now revised 765 triple motor.  The Street...

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  • 5 ways to own a Honda motorcycle

    03 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a Honda motorcycle

    bikes for saleHonda have made some of the world’s most iconic motorcycles. The Honda Super Cub is one of the highest-selling vehicles of all time, the CB750 arguably started the superbike category in the ‘70s...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Hypermotard

    01 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Ducati Hypermotard

    bikes for saleThe Ducati Hypermotard 796 very nearly took a clean-sweep of 5-star ratings when MCN reviewed it in 2009, only falling down with a 4-star score for equipment. The 803cc, entry-level version...

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  • Honda CBR900RR FireBlade used test

    31 January 2019 by Bruce Dunn

    Honda CBR900RR FireBlade used test

    In 1992, the Honda CBR900RR FireBlade changed the sportbike game forever. Promising unparalleled levels of lightness, agile steering and plenty of poke, it was the must have bike of the time. Over a...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    31 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    BIKES FOR SALEThe Fat Boy name arrived in 1989 and was all about one thing and one thing only; cruising. The raked-out V-twin behemoth was the definitive Harley-Davidson and was perfect for those wanting to ride at...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF600 Bandit

    30 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF600 Bandit

    BIKES FOR SALEThe humble Suzuki GSF600 Bandit was born in 1996 and stayed with us until 2005. In that time, the bike managed to carve a niche as a budget middleweight roadster ideal for commuting and the occasional...

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