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Trevor Franklin's top three videos of 2009

Trevor Franklin, 23 December 2009 10:28

£1500 adventure bike challenge MCN’s £1500 Challenge made a return in 2009. This time the ‘Challenge’ was for three MCN staff to buy a large capacity trailie for £1500 or less. They then had to undertake several tasks to prove the aged (obviously) bikes were reliable, could still deliver our biking kicks and prove to be cost effective. The Challenge ...

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Video: The 150mph R1-riding gecko

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 14:41

Here’s one reptile taking a ride on the wild side – a tiny gecko stowed away on a Yamaha R1 as it laps a circuit at up to 150mph! The tiny creature manages to cling on and clamber around the clocks, screen and fairing of the R1 as the rider laps Queenland Raceway in Australia. The critter appears about two ...

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Knievel & Kidd reunited tomorrow

Guy Procter, 15 December 2009 12:11

Legendary daredevils from opposite sides of the Atlantic will be reunited tomorrow, when Robbie Knievel and Eddie Kidd meet up for the first time in 16 years. The pair haven't seen each other since their 1993 Daredevil Duel jump off. Knievel says they've spoken on the phone since then – Kidd "tries really hard but talks like a kid, but ...

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Milan Show video: Rizoma Ducati Streetfighter special

MCN, 12 November 2009 11:43

MCN spotted this gorgeous example of Italian workmanship at this week's Milan Show.   Aftermarket specialist firm Rizoma has slung a full catalogue of products at this stunning Ducati Streetfighter project. It¹s not just small detailing like the footrests, levers and mirrors that capture the eye but the exposed cases and clutch covers that really set this bike off. Latest news ...

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Yamaha R6

XSVideo, 29 October 2009 03:30

This is a portrait of the first true supersport bike, the first generation Yamaha R6 that jump started the 600cc class and pushed it into what it is today - the most competive sports bike class there is! Please visit us at to watch, rate and subscribe to our current and up and coming short films.

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Ninja Final Edition

XSVideo, 28 October 2009 21:48

Hi everyone, for those that watched the first edition of "Ninja" we would like to thank everyone for the comments and views, for those that have yet to see "Ninja" we are proud to show the final version which has just been completed. Ninja proves that you don't need the latest bike, the best weather, the right time of year ...

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Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 traction control explained

MCN, 26 October 2009 14:23

The new Kawasaki GTR1400 features advanced traction control - watch the video for a technical explanation of how the system works.      Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 official promo Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at var config = new Array(); /* * feel free ...

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Yamaha reveal futuristic electric scooter

Luke FitzGerald, 23 October 2009 15:16

Yamaha have unveiled two electric concept scooters, the EC-F and the EC-Fs, at the Tokyo Motor Show. Described by Yamaha as "electric commuter vehicles", they are far more ambitious in design than BMW and Honda’s offerings, the C1-E Concept and the EV-Cub Concept. Yamaha have not yet issued a release date for the lightweight aluminium scooters. The Japanese marque also ...

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Ninja teaser trailer

XSVideo, 14 October 2009 17:51

As we are all aware, the English weather is closing in, nights are getting darker, the temperature lower, some are working more overtime in the run up to Christmas. When do we get our chance to get out on our bikes? Is there any point with out the sun shining? Yes! Ninja is XSVpro's first short film, we will be ...

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Video: Power test highlights

MCN, 11 September 2009 11:20

Take 979kg of plastics and alloys, 5223cc of capacity, 402.96bhp of power and 326.44ftlb of torque and you have three very serious motorcycles -  the Yamaha Vmax, Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle and Triumph Rocket III. Watch the video to see them in action at Bruntingthorpe.   Read the Yamaha Vmax review Read the Harley-Davidson V-Rod review Read the Triumph Rocket III review ...


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