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Video: Yamaha R1 v Honda Fireblade v Suzuki GSX-R1000 v Ducati 1198 v Kawasaki ZX-10R

MCN, 10 March 2009 14:07

In this week's MCN we have the 2009 1000s track test where we reveal which litre supersports machine can cut it best on the circuit. Watch the video for some action footage from the track test and Michael Neeves' verdict on how the bikes line up. As you may of predicted, the all-new MotoGP-style R1 outclasses its rivals in MCN's ...

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Video: Daytona 675 v Kawasaki ZX-6R v Yamaha R6 v GSX-R600 v CBR600RR

MCN, 04 March 2009 16:28

The Triumph Daytona 675 has already proved that it's the best of the middleweight supersport crop on track, but how does it fair against the competition in the real world? To find out, MCN Road Tesrer Adam Child took the Daytona, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600, Yamaha R6 and Honda CBR600RR down to Newquay. Watch the video to see which bikes ...

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Video: World first test of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9

MCN, 03 March 2009 17:13

MCN's Michael Neeves has been testing the new 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in southern Spain. Neeves found that the new bike is a big improvement over the old K7/K8 model, but it's not the giant leap forward we expected. "The Suzuki ticks all the boxes, it's better than the old K7/K8. But for me, it's not different enough to really get me salivating." "Maybe it's just ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha V-Max takes to the drag strip

MCN, 03 March 2009 11:03

Yamaha is claiming 197bhp from the new Yamaha V-Max and 123ftlb of torque. To see if the V-Max is as fearsome as the figures suggest, we took it to Santa Pod drag strip. Tempted by a new V-Max? Sell your old bike with MCN for £9.99 The new 2009 V-Max went up against the old version, the Yamaha R6 and the quarter-mile-eating ...

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Video: Honda Fireblade ABS v non-ABS

MCN, 24 February 2009 16:55

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Feb 25th, MCN road tester Michael Neeves and two MCN readers put the ABS Fireblade up against the non-ABS version. The two MCN readers were taken to Bruntingthorpe and asked to stop as fast as possible on both bikes - on a soaking wet track. Watch the video to find out how they got ...

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Video: KTM 990 SMR takes on road and track

MCN, 24 February 2009 15:21

The KTM 990 SMR is the track-ready version of the standard SM. MCN's Adam Child has ridden the bike at the launch and you can read his full road test in this week's MCN, on sale February 25th. Watch the KTM SMT first ride video The engine is unchanged from the SM version, instead the differences can mainly be seen in ...

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Video: KTM 990 SMT first ride

MCN, 20 February 2009 12:22

The all-new KTM 990 SM-T uses the firms 990cc LC8 engine to give the SM-T the fun factor of a large supermoto, while the seat and fairing gives it all the practicalities of a tourer. Whether you want to have a Sunday morning blast - wheelies and all - or go two-up touring round Europe the SM-T could do it ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 vs Honda Fireblade

MCN, 19 February 2009 11:07

Michael Neeves says the new Yamaha R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin and at the launch of the bike in Australia, he was singing its praises. But how does the all-new R1 compare to the latest Honda Fireblade? Neeves and National Superstock racer Steve ...

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Video: Suzuki Gladius launch report

MCN, 09 February 2009 12:14

The Suzuki Gladius is entirely new from the ground up. The most significant change is the new styling, very different from the old, bland Suzuki SV650. MCN's Adam Child was impreesed at the launch of the Gadius: "It looks good in the flesh - funky, stylish and doesn’t feel budget despite the low asking price of £4500. But it’s not just a ...

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Video: Triumph Daytona 675 2009 v 2008

MCN, 09 February 2009 11:54

Triumphs quest for domination of the 600cc supersport category took another leap forward with the introduction of the 2009 Daytona 675. While at first glance the new 675 looks identical to the previous model, a rack of detail changes should add up to make the new machine a bigger threat to the Japanese opposition the 2006-2008 version was no slouch ...

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