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Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the news that matters in motorbikes

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 06:39
By far the biggest story in motorcycling this week was the news that Norton Motorcycles have entered administration following a tempestuous time for the firm’s finances. While we’ve laid out the facts...
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At long last! Aprilia's RS660 to make May debut at Mugello

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 03:00
The much-anticipated Aprilia RS660 middleweight sportsbike will be seen in action for the first time at Mugello race circuit in May.  The parallel-twin pocket rocket, which was first unveiled to...
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Training triumph for new riders as rogue instructors shut down

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 06:28
The DVSA have shut down more than 100 rogue motorcycle trainers who have been delivering sub-standard training to new motorcyclists. Related: learn to ride with MCN As a result of their work 18...
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Zero SR/S incoming! Firm's next electric bike will arrive in a month's time

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:13
There's another electric motorcycle on the way. The Zero SR/S was teased last week on social media. Although details are scarce, a rear-facing shot appears to show an aggressive riding position. The...
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BBC investigation highlights dangers of smart motorways

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 04:30
An investigation by the BBC has shown just how dangerous smart motorways can be. A smart motorway does not have a hard shoulder, instead relying on refuges and the ability to close lanes to traffic...
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Paralysed Claire Lomas to do 26.2 miles in wheelchair... in full bike gear

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:00
Claire Lomas is planning to complete this year’s London Marathon in her wheelchair while wearing full riding gear – including leathers and helmet. Claire was paralysed from the chest down in 2007...
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Triumph confirm Bajaj collaboration to build all-new mid-capacity range

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:42
Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto India have formally commenced a long term, non-equity partnership to build a brand-new range of mid-capacity motorcycles that will bolster Triumph’s fortunes in...
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Soft-roader satisfaction? Tweet shows what looks like a new Ducati Scrambler 1100 in the works

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 09:22
A tweet sent out by Ducati USA a few moments ago gives us the first indication that an all-new Scrambler 1100 is in the works. The post on Twitter, below, contains enough information to allude to the...
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Rent-a-wrench: new membership workshop opens in Leicestershire

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:58
A new DIY engineering workshop has opened in Leicestershire, allowing members to make use of £25,000 worth of industrial working machinery. The Machine Shop is based in Burbage (near Hinckley) and...
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Second video shows Ducati V4 Superleggera laid bare

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:19
A second video has been released on YouTube by American carbon specialists, V4Evo, appearing to show the upcoming Ducati V4 Superleggera model. The new video shows a Ducati Panigale with the...
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Seven special BMW F750GSs help police fight against bike thieves

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 02:48
London’s Metropolitan Police have expanded their bike thief catching capability by investing in a fleet of small, agile motorcycles that are well suited to inner city chases. The seven machines, which...
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Pricing revealed for Mile-munching Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:10
The fun, quirky and characterful Moto Guzzi V85 TT retro-adventure has proved so successful it’s spun-off this new ‘Travel’ version, and in January 2020 pricing was revealed. It's set to start at...
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The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory gets electronic Öhlins; £900 premium over 2019 model

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 04:30
The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory has finally been given Öhlins electronic suspension, and a price tag up £900 from the 2019 bike.  Its Smart EC 2.0 system is different to that of the Tuono...
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Sand or snow, special-edition Tiger 1200s are a Triumph for luxury and value

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 04:00
Triumph have released two new special edition Tiger 1200s that come with some new paint and some fancy trinkets. Called the Desert Edition and the Alpine Edition, they’re basically slightly posh...
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Battery-bike bonanza as Harley-Davidson gives glimpse of their electric future

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 02:30
Harley-Davidson have posted a render image of a new middleweight electric concept on their US website. The flattrack-inspired electric motorbike looks to bridge the gap between the very lightweight...
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Red bikes give you wings: Ducati launch aero-clad 2020 Panigale V4S in Bahrain

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 02:00
MCN's Chris Newbigging has arrived in Bahrain for the launch of the 2020 Ducati Panigale V4S superbike. The new 1103cc, 211bhp V4-powered missile is Ducati's second-generation S model and promises...
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KTM reveal long anticipated 2020 1290 Super Duke R

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 01:43
The long-anticipated 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R super naked broke cover at the Eicma motorcycle show in Milan in November 2019, promising more power and less weight, thanks to a new chassis. Nicknamed...
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Zero-mile Paul Smart Ducati among stars at Vegas Bonhams auction

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:38
It’s that time of year when Bonhams put on their Las Vegas auction, arguably the biggest classic bike sale of the year. Taking place at Caesar's Entertainment Studios on Thursday, 23 January, among...
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How a Yamaha RXS100 restoration project got a couple hooked on biking

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 06:50
Ride5000miles member Nigel Hobson accidentally inspired his wife Emma to take up motorcycling after purchasing a Yamaha RXS100 project bike to rekindle his own biking youth. The low-capacity...
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:03
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