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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

MCN, 09 March 2012 17:00

This is the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS, the bike which will be raced in the British Superbike championship in 2012. The Ducati 1199RS will be used by two BSB teams in 2012, Moto Rapido Racing and Jentin Doodson Motorsport. Ducati UK Managing Director Tim Maccabee said: "It is incredibly exciting to have the very first 1199 Panigale Superbikes arrive here ...

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Video: Triumph Explorer 1200 first ride

MCN, 29 February 2012 13:34

Triumph is making no bones about gunning for BMW's best-selling R1200GS - its new Explorer 1200 is aimed squarely at giving the BMW a bloody nose. Triumph motorcycles for sale. And in every possible way, except for off-road ability and image, the Triumph is dynamically the better bike, and in some cases by a long way. Triumph has built a ...

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Honda Crosstourer first ride

MCN, 23 February 2012 16:56

Adventure bikes are moving into a new dimension this week - as MCN's first test of the Crosstourer proves. The new Honda brings V4 performance and sophisticated automatic transmission to the class for the first time - as well as sumptuous comfort and classy quality. And, with other all-new adventure offerings such as Triumph's 1200 Explorer and Aprilia's Caponord just ...

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Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 first ride

MCN, 20 February 2012 12:39

The Suzuki GSX-R1000 now produces the most midrange of any 1000cc superbike. What's more, weight has dropped by 2kg and it's gained Brembo brakes and comes with revised big piston suspension. Suzuki has gone back to what made the GSX-R legendary and simplified the way to a quick lap time. In other words: stop for the corner, get the bike ...

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Video: 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400, Suzuki Hayabusa and BMW K1300S flat out

MCN, 09 February 2012 16:20

It's official! The new Kawasaki ZZR1400 is the fastest accelerating bike we've ever tested and has kicked the legendary Suzuki Hayabusa in to touch. The big Kawasaki goes from standstill to 180mph in under 20 seconds and from 0-90 in under five - that's quicker than most decent sports cars can get to 60mph. As you'd expect, the big, green ...

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Video: 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 first ride

MCN, 26 January 2012 13:03

Twenty-two years after the powerhouse ZZR1100 was launched, Kawasaki has released its all-new ZZR1400 complete with a bigger engine than ever, more power, and sophisticated traction control. To find out how it stacks up, MCN rode it flat out around the Nardo test facility in southern Italy, which includes a seven mile flat-out banked bowl, a drag strip and handling ...

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Video: 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 flat out

MCN, 20 January 2012 11:03

Want to know how fast Kawasaki’s new ZZR1400 is? Check out the on board video as MCN road tester Adam Child holds it flat out around Nardo’s test facility in southern Italy. Adam pushes the new ZZR to its limit around the 12.5km circular test track, holding it flat in top gear. Check out next week’s MCN, out January 25 for ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

MCN, 04 January 2012 14:37

The heart of any superbike is the engine - but with the Ducati 1199 Panigale's Superquadro engine this is more true then ever. Ducati claim the 1200cc, super square V-twin engine makes 195bhp - 20bhp more than the outgoing 1198. The engine is bristling with advanced technoclogy, such as vacuum die-cast cylinders, chain-and-gear driven cams and race-derived pistons. The video ...

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Video: 2012 KTM Duke 690 first ride

MCN, 22 December 2011 17:10

KTM's 2012 690 Duke isn't just an evolution of the hard core Duke - it's a complete revolution: 90% all new, with just 10% of its components shared with its predecessor. Read the first ride impressions here and watch the 2012 KTM 690 Duke in action on its world launch in Gran Canaria, with MCN WSB reporter Michael Guy's thoughts on ...

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Video: Kawasaki Versys 1000 onboard

MCN, 16 December 2011 14:28

So does a four-cylinder adventure bike make any sense? On the strength of our world first ride of Kawasaki’s pioneering, Z1000-based Versys 1000, the answer is ‘Yes’… and ‘No’… The four-cylinder motor is retuned for more bottom end and midrange and it sure is smooth. In addition, the Versys’s three-way adjustable traction control system, which is derived from those of ...

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