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Yamaha XT660 engined bikes: Owners needed!

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MCN is on the hunt for owners of bikes that utilise the Yamaha XT660 single cylinder engine. Specifically we’re looking for current owners of the Yamaha XT660/XT660X/XT660Z Tenere, Yamaha MT-03 or Derbi Mulhacen 659. We’ll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance you get featured in the …

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Honda CB500X (2013-current)

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The CB500X is the last of Honda’s new-for-2013, novice and A2-licence friendly 500-twin triumvirate – the others being the CB500F roadster and CBR500R sports bike – and for our money it’s the best of the bunch. The X’s subtly larger proportions make it more versatile, more man-sized machine, while losing virtually nothing in terms of …

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Honda Fireblade SP (2014-current)

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For the first time in 14 years, Honda is offering a higher-spec version of their trusty Fireblade. The Fireblade SP has a blueprinted engine, Ohlins suspension, Brembo monobloc brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP trackday tyres. Underneath the glitz, the SP is based on the updated 2014-model Fireblade, which has a revised riding position, a …

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J&S buys 12 Hein Gericke stores

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J&S accessories has bought 12 of the 16 Hein Gericke stores affected by the recent return to administration of the German-owned firm and they will all be relaunched as J&S stores later in January.The 12 stores include Aberdeen, Braintree, Farnborough, Gants Hill, Glasgow, Hanger Lane, Leeds, Leicester, Maidstone, Oxford, Preston and Stockwell.Hein Gericke was put …