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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: 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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Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R750 video review

MCN, 30 December 2011 10:00

Senior MCN Road Tester, Michael Neeves has been living with his Suzuki GSX-R750 L1 for most of 2011. He’s covered over 10,000-miles, riding it everywhere from the TT to Ibiza, on-track and to the shops. In this video he tells us how life’s been with, what he thinks, is one of the best sportsbikes you can buy. brightcove.createExperiences(); BLOG11 GSXR11

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Video: Triumph Thruxton JVB Brit Bob ridden

MCN, 22 December 2011 11:35

Cologne-based JvB are kings in the art of creating specials with attitude, and this is their latest creation - the JvB Brit Bob. Based on a Triumph Thruxton, the Brit Bob has been lowered by 50mm, most of the rear-end clutter has gone, the subframe shortened and a specially designed rear mudguard and light fitted. Up front are JvB-designed mudguard ...

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Video: Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Tenere long-term test review

MCN, 08 December 2011 16:09

MCN’s WSB reporter Michael Guy has covered approximately 8000 miles on the Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Tenere riding across Europe to cover WSB races at the Nurburgring and Magny-Cours, along the length of the UK to explore Devon and Cornwall, on the daily commute and even venturing off-road. After spending much of the year riding the Super Tenere, Michael reviews the ...

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Video: New MV F4RR v Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000RR

MCN, 08 September 2011 11:52

MV Agusta claiming its new F4RR is the most powerful Superbike to date is a brave, bold, statement. Its claimed 201bhp makes it the most powerful Superbike you can buy, pipping the ZX-10’s 200.1bhp.  The new short stroke engine has an extra 15bhp over the standard F4, a new ECU, new fuel injection system and electronically controlled variable length inlet ...

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Video: Triumph Daytona 675 buying guide

MCN, 08 August 2011 12:59

In our latest video buying guide we look at the Triumph Daytona 675. The 675 put the Hinckley firm back on the shortlist of many UK sports motorcycle riders, who hadn't seen the previous middleweight Daytonas as an alternative to the Japanese 600s. We said that "silky, compact handling, allied to kick-ass engine power and a howling exhaust note, make ...

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