Kawasaki Z1000 (2014 - current)

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The new 2014 Z1000 is a ballsy move by Kawasaki – and not just because it looks like something out of a Terminator movie. No, it’s ballsy because it’s rejected the current (and often expensive) fashion for electronic rider aids, because it focuses on real world riding thrills rather than fantastic and often irrelevant (for …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

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MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the launch of Suzuki’s all-new V-Strom 1000 Adventure in Almeria, Spain. The new adventure bike is expected to arrive in dealers for early February 2014 at £9999, and comes with a heavily revised 1037cc V-Twin (996 previously), producing 100bhp @ 8000rpm and 76ftlb at only 4000rpm. …

Charity ride honoured in Parliament

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An 18-year-old’s 24,000 mile charity motorcycle ride which has raised almost £100,000 for injured military patients and their families has been honoured in Parliament. Oliver Plunkett rode a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere on his own along the entire length of the Americas starting in Argentina and ending up in Alaska to raise money for Fisher House …

Lembit Opik joins MAG full-time

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Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has been recruited as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) to work for the organisation full-time. Opik was an MP from 1997 until 2010 when he lost his seat in Montgomeryshire in Wales but he has been a lifelong motorcyclist and will now …

VIDEO: Brilliant BMW S1000R

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BMW turned the sports bike world on its head when it launched the 193bhp S1000RR in 2010. Can BMW’s new £9990, 160bhp S1000R change the super-naked world in the same way when it arrives in dealers next March? brightcove.createExperiences(); You can read all about it in this week’s MCN …read more Via: VIDEO: Brilliant BMW …

Conor Cummins live from 1.30pm!

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Today’s Facebook takeover will be brand new Honda TT racer Conor Cummins. Leavequestions for the 2 metre man and we’ll get him online to answer them from 1.30pm onwards! Post your questions over at our Facebook page and we’ll hand over to him to answer them for you later! …read more Via: Conor Cummins live …