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Video: Smart money superbikes

MCN, 20 June 2012 15:34

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. These much-loved Japanese machines are the old guard and have all been worthy ...

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Video: Fastest recorded motorcycle lap of the Nurburgring

MCN, 20 June 2012 09:22

Part-time hotel worker Andy Carlile recently set the fastest ever recorded bike lap of the fearsome German circuit on his standard-engined Yamaha R1 - by accident.

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Video: Honda CRF450R tech explained

MCN, 01 June 2012 17:42

The new Honda CRF450R motocross bike features a host of improvements like  KYB air-sprung front suspension and revised weight distribution. In the below video, Honda explains what the upgrades mean for the rider.

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Jay Leno on the Mission Motors Mission R

MCN, 18 May 2012 15:28

American comedian and chat-show host Jay Leno has recently ridden the Mission Motors Mission R electric bike on the road in the US. The Mission R uses a lithium ion battery and makes a claimed 160bhp, has around 100ftlb of torque and has a range of 80-150 miles depending on how hard you ride it. Up front, Mission has decided ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale onboard the Isle of Man TT circuit

MCN, 27 April 2012 16:40

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child will compete in this year's lightweight TT race aboard a Kawasaki ER-6 with help from road racing expertRyan Farquar. Child - or Chad as he's known at MCN - has been professionally testing bikes for over 10 years, seven of which at MCN, and has alreadyhad a taste of road racing at the North ...

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Video: Foggy Petronas FP1 ridden on the road

MCN, 05 April 2012 16:58

The road-going Foggy Petronas FP1 looks like a well prepared Superbike and it's a case of the more you look, the more you see. It's all about the detail and this bike is blessed. The ultra clean and smooth body work still looks modern and enhances its beautiful styling and overall proportions. Every piece of the bodywork is carbon fibre ...

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Video: Bimota DB9 Brivido CS first ride

MCN, 16 March 2012 11:19

The Bimota DB9 Brivido is the Bimota version of the Ducati Streetfighter. The bike uses the 1198cc V-twin engine from the Ducati Diavel and features no electronics like the Diavel. The CS version you see here is clad in carbon fibre and, instead of the usal twin-disc front setup, uses a single Buell style rim-mounted brake disc. MCN was lucky ...

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Video: Onboard with Cal Crutchlow at Silverstone

MCN, 14 March 2012 17:32

British MotoGP stars Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith treated a select group of MCN readers to a once in a lifetime experience at Silverstone last week. Crutchlow and Smith took time out from their pre-season preparations to join winners of a British MotoGP prize draw, run by MCN and Silverstone, that gave our readers the unique chance to ride the ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR race bike Almeria test

MCN, 05 March 2012 13:41

After a successful 2011 season, finishing second in the MRO Powerbike championship, MCN road tester Michael Neeves will be competing in the Bemsee Premier 1000 championship for 2012. Neevesy will again be racing a BMW S1000RR and in the video below he runs us through a pre-season test at the Almeria circuit. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale first ride

MCN, 17 February 2012 16:53

The all-new 195bhp Ducati 1199 Panigale takes superbikes to a new level of sophistication with an abundance of electronic aids, including ABS, traction control, customisable riding modes and electronic engine braking. MCN rode the bike at the Yas Marina circuit to see if it lives up to the hype. To read the full test, pick up a copy of the ...

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