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Inside this week's new-look MCN: Foggy Petronas FP1 ridden on the road!

MCN, 04 April 2012 11:43

10 years after its launch, we’ve finally ridden it. Revealed in 2002, the Foggy FP1 was set to spawn a superbike dynasty to rival Ducati. The first 150 road bikes were built, but never ridden. Until now... MCN got the chance to ride a road FP1 in Switzerland thanks to owner Livio Kagi. Read the test in the all-new MCN, ...

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Inside this week's new-look MCN: Time up for the R1200GS?

MCN, 04 April 2012 10:53

Three all-new rivals, including Triumph’s eagerly-awaited Tiger Explorer, make the adventure bike class more competitive than ever. But which is best? We took the Triumph Explorer 1200, Ducati Multistrada 1200, Kawasaki Versys 1000, Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX, Yamaha Super Tenere, KTM 990 Adventure, Honda Crosstourer and BMW R1200GS up to Scotland and back to find out. Read all about the ...

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BMW F800GS Trophy and Triple Black special editions ridden

MCN, 28 March 2012 16:30

Ever since I rode the brilliant Triumph Tiger 800 I've known with complete certainty that it was the best 800cc motorbike on the planet. Until now. Now I'm not so sure. I've just ridden the BMW F800GS Triple Black and F800GS Trophy Special Edition and they're very, very good. The F800GS Triple Black comes with a deep black paint finish, ...

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Triumph Speed Triple R takes on Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S

MCN, 08 March 2012 16:12

If you're into the wild side of motorcycling, super nakeds like the Triumph Speed Triple R, Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S are the perfect bikes for you. Though MCN's testers agreed the Aprilia was the best bike when a wide range of criteria were considered, the overall result wasn't as simple as that. We discovered that because ...

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Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

MCN, 05 March 2012 09:21

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard 2012 Adventure which, like its R brother, boasts a host of modifications and improvements for this year, before an all-new model is expected in 2014. In a ...

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Husqvarna Nuda 900 takes on rivals

MCN, 22 February 2012 16:02

The Husqvarna Nuda 900 is arguably the firms first serious road bike. Using a development of BMW's F800 parallel twin engine, the Nuda promises an exciting, fun-packed, street future. But how does it measure up? We pitted the new Husqvarna against its closest competition - the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory, Ducati Hypermotard 796 and KTM 990 SMT - on British ...

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Harley-Davidson Softail Slim first ride

Phil West, 17 February 2012 15:34

Considering the turmoil Harley-Davidson has been through the last couple of years, what with plummeting US sales, the MV and Buell shockers and the little matter of having to restructure fundamentally its main production facillity, it’s more than a little encouraging that the American legend has any new models at all for 2012. And while the word ‘new’, in typical ...

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Honda Crosstourer first ride: "One of the best mile munchers in class"

MCN, 16 February 2012 17:04

The Honda Crosstourer is Honda's all-new adventure bike - aimed squarely at bikes like the BMW R1200GS and Yamaha Super Tenere. Powered by the same V4 engine from the VFR1200, the Crosstourer is available with manual gearshift or Honda's Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). MCN Executive Editor Phil West has been riding the bike at the launch in Spain and these are his ...

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Video: Onboard a Ducati 1199 Panigale with Neil Hodgson

MCN, 15 February 2012 10:45

2003 World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson was at the Ducati 1199 Panigale launch in Abu Dhabi and was kind enough to let MCN bolt-on some onboard cameras during one of his sessions. The Panigale is an all-new bike from Ducati, making a claimed 195bhp from the 'Superquadro' V-twin engine. The new bike features a wealth of electronic rider aids, including ABS, traction ...

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2012 KTM 990 Adventure first ride

Adam Child, 10 February 2012 11:29

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard 2012 Adventure which, like its R brother, boasts a host of modifications and improvements for this year, before an all-new model is expected in 2014. In a ...

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