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In this week's MCN paper: Beat lockdown!

Published: Yesterday 17:32

Updated: Yesterday 17:27

In your new edition of Motor Cycle News this week we've got the biggest stories in biking along with tests of the most modern metal and crucial kit you need to know about.

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Editor Richard Newland's picks from this week's issue...

  • How to boost your passion for bikes without riding

Find out how to keep your passion for bikes during lockdown

From biking key workers to jobs in your shed, planning that post-lockdown epic riding holiday to ten great ways to get a biking kick in the safety of your own home – we're busting the lockdown with two-wheeled addiction!

  • The big test – Stripped to impress

Yamaha MT-07 vs Kawasaki Z650

Take one class-leading Yamaha MT-07 and add one new-for-2020 Kawasaki Z650 and what have you got? A couple of laps of the gruelling MCN250 test route to see which naked middleweight has really got the package to swing prospective buyers. And a lot of fun.

  • Massive boxer tricks


BMW finally unveil their much-teased and often-spied R18 cruiser. Could this be the most authentic feeling Harley-Davidson rival yet? Big cubes, pushrod heads, acres of chrome and the sort of lines that'll blend right in at Sturgis – this could the the German the Americans have been waiting for. 

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