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Video: Suzuki Gladius launch teaser

MCN, 24 January 2009 20:00

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is in Fuerteventura, putting the new Suzuki Gladius to the test in town and on the surrounding mountain roads.    The stylish Suzuki Gladius is the replacement for the long-running SV650. Not only is it lighter, it features a new chassis and a new engine with 10% more power and torque than the outgoing Suzuki SV650.   For the full Suzuki ...

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Video teaser: Supersport 600 track shoot-out

MCN, 22 January 2009 10:50

Adam Child is just outside Barcelona putting the latest crop of middleweight supersport bikes up against each other in an epic race track shoot-out. The Yamaha R6 may have won last year, but this time around it has some steep competition in the form of the new ABS Honda CBR600RR, revised Kawasaki ZX-6R and the latest incarnations of the Suzuki GSX-R600 ...

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Video: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and naked XJ6 tested

MCN, 20 January 2009 16:30

MCN has just returned from testing the new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and naked XJ6 in Australia. The two new models both feature the same de-tuned inline-four engine from the Yamaha R6. The faired, XJ6 Diversion is smooth and easy-to-use - aimed more at commuters and novices alike. The naked XJ6 is a completely different animal. With the fairing removed the ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

MCN, 20 January 2009 16:30

Michael Neeves says the new 1000cc 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. Neevesy tested the all-new 2009 Yamaha R1 in Australia - and he was clearly impressed: "I was shaking after my first ride on the new R1, it’s so different, so exciting and ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 first impressions

MCN, 19 January 2009 09:33

MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves is at Eastern Creek, Australia testing the latest incarnation of the Yamaha R1. Here's his trackside first impressions on the new flagship supersports model. Itching to put a deposit down? Sell your old bike with MCN for just £9.99 Neeves is clearly impressed with the new Yamaha YZF-R1 and hails it in his first ride report as one ...

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Video: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n vs. Suzuki SV650 vs. Ducati Monster 696

MCN, 14 January 2009 12:00

The previous Kawasaki ER-6n was a great bike and didn't need much improving, but Kawasaki has made a few tweaks. The new revised version tested here has slightly changed fuelling, a revised chassis and slightly different looks. But how does it compare to its budget rivals, the Suzuki SV650 and Ducati Monster 696? // By use of this code snippet, ...

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Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

MCN, 13 January 2009 14:33

MCN will be testing the new 'growler' Yamaha R1 next week so we've trawled through the archives to find some of the best road test with previous model Yamaha R1s. The new Yamaha R1 will be the most expensive yet at £9999 and it features 'big-bang' technology as used on Valentino Rossi's MotoGP M1. // By use of this code ...

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Video: Buell 1125CR road test

MCN, 22 December 2008 13:20

Buell extends its water-cooled V-twin range with the introduction of the 1125CR; a naked version of the Rotax-powered 1125R sports bike. As you'd expect with a bike that has a claimed 146bhp output, optional flat handlebars and a torque figure akin to the space Shuttle, the 1125CR is a lot of fun in a straight line. It should be just ...

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Video: Technical Analysis of Honda CBR1000RR ABS system

MCN, 16 December 2008 14:17

MCN Senior road tester Michael Neeves has been out in Qatar testing the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade equipped with ABS. Watch the Honda CBR1000RR road test Watch the video to see Michael Neeves explain exactly how the electronically-controlled 'brake-by-wire' system on the new Fireblade works and read the full article in MCN, Wednesday, 17 December, 2008. Zoom & Watch more ...

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Video: Triumph 675 launch

MCN, 10 December 2008 16:00

The original Triumph Daytona 675 was a cracking supersports bike when it was released in 2006. So Triumph had a big task on their hands in making the new model better. The new Daytona handled the Cartegena circuit very well, with the uprated chassis and the suspension making it an absolute joy to throw in to the twsties. The three cylinder engine ...

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