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Video: Aprilia RSV4 v Nissan GT-R: Battle of the computers

MCN, 20 October 2011 16:04

Electronic rider aids are where it's at right now, love 'em or loathe 'em, and the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) has the smoothest, most sophisticated system of any current motorcycle. The Italian machine's clever computerised brain will help you change gear, control a spinning rear wheel, keep the front wheel on the ground under hard acceleration ...

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Video: Which superbike for under £5000?

MCN, 26 August 2011 14:09

With the advent of electronics and near-200bhp power outputs, it's easy to forget just how good the sports bikes of 2005 were. They had huge power - up to 160bhp - yet were tractable in the midrange, were designed to accomodate regular-sized human beings and didn't electronically slap your wrist if you pulled a cheeky wheelie. The best bit is ...

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Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide

MCN, 27 July 2011 17:02

In our latest buying guide we look at the 2005-2010 Triumph Speed Triple. The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is one factory streetfighter that delivers the goods. Find a Triumph Speed Triple for sale. It's plenty fast enough, in fact you can hit 150mph if you can hang on. Find the Golden Triumph at MCNbikesforsale.com and win £1,000 Plus it sounds ...

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Video: MCN rides a Honda NR750

MCN, 20 July 2011 16:35

Only 300 road-going Honda NR750s were built and at £38,000 it was the most expensive production bike of its day and can now change hands for six-figure sums. The 125bhp, 748cc V4 engine has oval pistons, 32-valves and eight con rods (two per piston). It's the V4 that thinks it's a V8 and featured technology that was way ahead of ...

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Video: Honda CBR250R tackles the class of 33bhp

MCN, 22 June 2011 10:13

You're under 21 and have passed your test - what are you going to ride? The law says you must spend two whole years on a 33bhp-limited bike before you rip out the washers, throw them in the river and ride off unfettered. That leaves you with three choices: limit a bigger bike (that you can de-restrict later), de-restrict your ...

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Video: Aprilia Tuono V4R takes on rivals

MCN, 02 June 2011 15:48

The Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC has taken the super naked class to a whole new level. We pitched the Italian firm's naked superbike against its top-spec rivals - the MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR, Triumph Speed Triple, Ducati Streetfighter S and KTM Super Duke R - on the road and at Blyton Park testing facility in Lincolnshire to see how it copes. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Video: Are 1000cc sports bikes still relevant?

MCN, 07 April 2011 15:53

The new Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 848 Evo have all the cubes you'll ever need on the road or track, so do we still need 1000cc sports bikes? We test the two bikes against a Honda Fireblade on road and track to find out.  brightcove.createExperiences();

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Video: Triumph Thunderbird Storm first ride

MCN, 25 March 2011 14:20

The new Triumph Thunderbird Storm is a pared-down, mean and moody version of the standard Thunderbird. MCN's Phill West said: "Aside from predictable black paint and metal finishes plus subtly minimalistic styling, Triumph has gone the extra yard by giving the Storm more performance and a host of neat detail touches." To read the full test, pick up a copy ...

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Video: Suzuki GSX-R600 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

MCN, 24 March 2011 12:14

The Suzuki GSX-R600 dominated our supersport shootout in France earlier this year, but now it has a new rival - the Triumph Daytona 675R. MCN tested the bikes on the road, on track at Mallory Park and performance tested them at Bruntingthorpe to see which was the best bike to live with. To read the full test, pick up a ...

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Video: Honda CBR600F first ride

MCN, 23 March 2011 17:21

Honda's revived CBR600F has impressed beyond expectations in its first full test. Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin rode the bike at its world launch in southern Spain last week, and, despite damp conditions, was hugely impressed with the new affordable all-rounder.  brightcove.createExperiences();

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