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Video: F650GS takes on budget trailie-style rivals

James Keen, 01 October 2008 16:46

In this week's issue of MCN, we pit the BMW F650GS against the Kawasaki Versys and Suzuki DL650 V-Strom to see which is best suited to British roads and riders.  BMW's new F650GS (which actually uses a 798cc parallel twin engine!) has been a sales success so far for the German manufacturer. It's a cheaper detuned version of the highly rated F800GS, ...

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Video: Honda plans dual-clutch gearbox

Ben Purvis, 14 May 2008 11:28

Motorcycles are set to join the gearbox revolution that has hit the car world, with Honda preparing to unleash dual-clutch semi-automatic technology for motorcycles. Dual-clutch gearboxs have been around for cars since 2003 and now Honda are the first bike maker to show an interest in the system, hoping to install it into an inline four-cylinder sports bike engine. Skip the video ...

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Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R: Road v race

Adam Child, 14 May 2008 09:49

Kawasaki's ZX-10R was designed for the race track but also happens to be road legal so just how far apart is it from a genuine racing ZX-10R? MCN road tester Adam Child travelled to Mallory Park to test his ZX-10R long-term test bike against the British Superstock ZX-10R of Astro Racing Kawasaki. Watch the video below to find out the difference ...

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MCN Daily 09/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

Angus Farquhar, 09 May 2008 17:58

In episode 102 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Grimsby becomes more biker friendly, Neukirchner tops the timesheets in Monza and injuries cut the number of riders at Brands Hatch.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let ...

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MCN Daily 07/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

Angus Farquhar, 07 May 2008 10:43

In episode 100 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we celebrate our centinary by looking back to our first ever MCN Daily show way back in 1958.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know ...

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Video: Ducati Monster 696 accessories

Liam Marsden, 27 March 2008 14:33

Ducati has released this video of some of their accessories for the new Monster 696, which is due in the UK in May. Ducati unveil the Monster 696+ Video: production starts on Monster 696 Unfortunately the video is in Italian, but the video shows a Termignoni exhaust system and various bolt-on bodyparts for the Monster 696. Ducati has yet to ...

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Video: Production starts on Ducati Monster 696

MCN Newsdesk, 21 March 2008 11:03

Ducati has started pre-production of the new Monster 696. The firm's boss, Gabriele Del Torchio, posted this video on the firm's Desmoblog website showing the first bikes being assembled. Unfortunately, the video is in Italian, but it reveals the progressing development on the bike.  

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Video: Have Buell solved their 1125R problems?

Trevor Franklin, 13 March 2008 10:59

The launch of Buell's 1125R last year showed it to be a woefully under developed motorcycle and six months later, Buell claims that all the problems have been sorted. MCN chief road tester Trevor Franklin travelled to Seville to test the Buell on the roads and the twisting Monteblanco circuit. Watch the video to see the bike put through it's ...

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Video: The £40,000 Kawasaki ER6

Chris Newbigging, 05 March 2008 15:37

£40,000 buys you a Ducati Desmosedici RR, or a dream garage full of bikes. But 3UpRacing spent the money on this - the four-stroke answer to a 250GP bike, powered by a humble Kawasaki ER-6 engine tuned for 95bhp in a chassis weighing just 110kg wet. You can read the story in this week's MCN, out Wednesday March 5, but ...

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MCN Daily 2702//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

Angus Farquhar, 27 February 2008 12:52

In episode 52 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show MP Edward Leigh apoligises to bikers after accusing them of being tax dodgers, MPs have been told bikes over 600cc should be banned and Tom Sykes highsides GSX-R1000 in Almeria today  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the ...

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