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Video: BMW F800GS first ride

Last week saw the launch of not one but two all-new BMW GS models, the F800GS and the F650GS, in South Africa. MCN Road Test Editor Phil West went to see if the new F800GS was a baby R1200GS or in fact a landmark bike in its own right. Watch the video below to get a detailed look at the bike ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 February 2008

Video: Derbi Cross City 125 group test

When it comes to learner bikes there seems to be an unwritten rule about the kinds of machines you can have. It can be managable and novice-friendly (like the Yamaha YBR125); it can be snazzy and racy (like Aprilia's RS125); or it can be cheap. Unfortunately it can never be all three. With the new Derbi Cross City 125, maybe ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 November 2007

Video: Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport vs BMW R1200R

Moto Guzzi and BMW both now offer sportier roadster twins in the shape of the new 1200 Sport and R1200R but is that where the similarities end? Check out the video below to see what MCN’s Road Test Editor, Phil West, thought of the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport and the BMW R1200R. So is it the character of the Moto ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 31 October 2007

Trail bike challenge: Part two

Trail bikes – remember them? We did, and, going by the growing popularity of 70s/80s trailsters in the classics scene, more and more of you do, too. Which is why we set up this challenge. We wanted to find out what you get, and what the experience is like, if, say, you spend £1,000 on an old shonker trail bike ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 11 September 2007

Video: Trail bike challenge: Part one: Trails of the unexpected

The mission was to buy and prepare three late 70s/early 80s trailies and ride them from Morecambe to Scarborough to find out which is the best within a budget of £1,000. Old trail bikes are suddenly becoming cool and collectable. In the 1970s and early 1980s bikes like Suzuki’s TS, Yamaha’s DT and XT and Honda’s XL were everywhere. Check ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 September 2007

Video: Honda VFR1200 DCT review

Our first full road test of Honda's new DCT-equipped VFR1200F proves - for the second time in 2010 - that motorcycling is entering a all-new, high-tech era. // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at var config = new Array(); /* * feel free to edit these ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 July 2007


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