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The main mission of our site is to introduce MCN to those who may not have heard of us yet by showing them sample articles and departments from the monthly print-version of MCN. But of course this site is also for our readers, who already enjoy receiving MCN each month in their mail box. Soon we hope to add interactive areas for subscribers, with discussion focused on articles or issues of current interest. We also welcome your suggestions as to what sorts of forums would be most useful to you, so let me know.
Over time we hope the site will grow into a multi-faceted resource for the motorcycling web public and a vital supplement for subscribers of Motorcycle Consumer News. You may be wondering about the lack of color. The black and white "look" of our site is consistent with our core mission to bring you real, useful information, not flash fashion...
Something you also won't see on our site is advertising. Motorcycle Consumer News is wholly supported by our readers, who expect us to be unswayed by industry influences on reporting.
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