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Norton V4 SS + V4 RR

You may well have already seen Norton’s all-new V4 in recent days. MCN had another world exclusive – for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, MCN – but, because not everyone reads MCN, here are some more alluring Norton nuggets. After five fairly unsuccessful but imperative years testing at the TT, Norton has just… Read more →

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All you need to know about the Ducati 1299 Superleggera

I don’t care if it’s £72,000. I don’t care if only 500 are being made. Just look at it. It’s the absolute pinnacle for me, AND it’s road-legal. We’re just glad those exhaust can outlets come with grills to prevent random acts of mechaphilia. Ducati has activated full-on beast mode and given us the world’s first entirely carbon fibre production… Read more →

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2017 Honda Fireblade

Weeks after creating hysterics upon releasing the SP/SP2, Honda has just unveiled its stock version of the 2017 Fireblade in Milan, and it looks damn similar to those spy shots snapped in Croatia. Oh, in fact, it’s the same… The SP’s mantra filters down to the stock bike: more power, less weight and the addition of an electronics suite to… Read more →

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2017 MV Agusta F4RC

Fresh from signing Leon Camier for another season of WorldSBK in 2017, MV Agusta has just taken the wraps off next year’s super-sexual F4RC and, at the same time, alleviated fears of its future somewhat. It’s no secret that the Varese factory has been struggling financially after seemingly splitting with AMG and there was a time when zero bikes left… Read more →

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Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Kings of the modern retro scene, Triumph has just unveiled this trendy Bobber – based on the firm’s Bonneville T120 – at a swanky shindig in London. From what we understand, every man and his dog was invited to the press launch in a bid to boost publicity: celebs, journos, bloggers and a few industry cling-ons were present to witness… Read more →

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All you need to know about the 2017 Yamaha R6…

After quite possibly the teasiest of all teasers, one of the most anticipated sportsbikes of all time has finally been unveiled. Yamaha has just released pics and a soupcon of detail on the 2017 YZF-R6 following a public shindig at the AIMExpo show in Florida, with traction control, a quickshifter and new suspension and brakes being the highlights. Here’s what… Read more →

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP + SP2

Honda is back. And back with two banging versions of an all-new Fireblade SP to celebrate this iconic steed’s 25th anniversary: a more basic ‘stock’ version (SP) and the SP2, which is, essentially, a homologation racing special complete with Marchesini rims, a revised cylinder head and a racing kit as an optional extra, reviving another iconic Honda name in the… Read more →

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 + GSX-R1000R

Suzuki has finally unveiled a completed version of the all-new 2017 GSX-R1000 months after teasing the world with a ‘concept’ that seemed a bit hurried. And, like Honda, Suzuki will be offering two models next season: the GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R. Both will come free with what looks like a turbine for an exhaust can. Bloody Euro4… Claimed 199bhp 200kg… Read more →

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2017 BMWs Unveiled: Euro4 Updates + R nineT Racer

BMW has just exposed some of its 2017 range in Cologne, with fresh colours, various Euro4 updates and a few new additions – namely the retrosexual R nineT Racer. But the four-cylinder models – S 1000 RR, S 1000 R and S 1000 XR – all receive more than just emission-sapping compliancy to appease suits in Brussels.  BMW S 1000… Read more →

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10th Anniversary Triumph Street Triple R

Following several social media teasers, Triumph has just taken the wraps off several limited edition Street Triples to coincide with the STR’s 10 birthday. I recall the original launch back in 2006 near Lake Garda: there was a wheelie followed by another wheelie, then a wheelie before we attacked some wheelie beautiful mountain passes where we did another wheelie. For… Read more →

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Honda confirms X-ADV

After teasing us with the funky little City Adventure Concept in Milan last year, Honda has just confirmed the release of its production-based version – the X-ADV. Think maxi scooter with the ability to take bridleways as a shortcut to work, enter the Dakar rally, or nail 20ft tabletops and you’re halfway there. Finer details have yet to surface but… Read more →

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Photo Special: MV Agusta F4Z

Amidst a whirlwind of uncertainty regarding its future, MV Agusta has finally taken the wraps of this, erm, trendy little one-off number dubbed the F4Z. In collaboration with Zagato – an arty Italian coachbuilding firm – it was built for a Japanese entrepreneur using the MV Agusta F4 as a base. With the ‘standard mechanics’ of the F4, the Zagato… Read more →