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Video: Full volume Ducati Desmosedici comes to MCN

Trevor Franklin, 06 June 2008 10:00

Ever wondered what Ducati’s exclusive Desmosedici RR sounds like? Well, to be honest, with the stock exhaust can the motorcycle sounds pretty much like two Ducati 1098 side-by-side. But, as we at MCN discovered when it arived at our offices, if you swap the standard unit for the ‘race’ version – part of the Desmosedici package – you get a near as dammit MotoGP bike. ...

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Video: Triumph Bonneville Evel Knievel replica

Trevor Franklin, 27 March 2008 15:20

In 1968 Evel Knievel jumped the Caesar's Palace casino fountains on a Triumph Bonneville T120. To make sure that the Las Vegas event isn't forgotten Triumph specialist dealer Jack Lilley has built a motorcycle to commemorate the fact it was Triumph who kickstarted Knievel's career. Watch the video below to see what MCN Chief road tester Trevor Franklin thought of ...

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Video: Have Buell solved their 1125R problems?

Trevor Franklin, 13 March 2008 10:59

The launch of Buell's 1125R last year showed it to be a woefully under developed motorcycle and six months later, Buell claims that all the problems have been sorted. MCN chief road tester Trevor Franklin travelled to Seville to test the Buell on the roads and the twisting Monteblanco circuit. Watch the video to see the bike put through it's ...

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Video: Cagiva Mito SP525 as fun as a Moto 125?

Trevor Franklin, 12 March 2008 11:07

When looking at the captivating styling of Cagiva's brand new Mito SP525 you must remember certain things. Its engine size is only 124.6cc, power out-put is capped to 14.7bhp and the SP525 looks like the 1994 Caviga V594 500GP motorcycle. MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin put the motorcycle through its paces to see if the SP525 could be the same source ...

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Video: 2008 KTM RC8 - it was worth it

Trevor Franklin, 05 March 2008 12:49

KTM already produces decent V-twin powered bikes in the shape of the 990SM and the Super Duke but these aren't machines burdened with the 'tag' of Superbike like the new RC8. MCN' Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin went to ride the 2008 KTM RC8 at the motorcycle's launch. So after four years of development will it live up to expectations and ...

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Video: MV F4 goes 1078

Trevor Franklin, 26 February 2008 11:04

The latest MV Agusta to wear the F4 badge has an extra 80cc, more power and an extra 'R' tagged onto its name. Watch the video as MCN road tester Trevor Franklin puts the MV F4 1078RR 312 through its paces to see if it can compete with the best Japenese superbikes. Watch last years review of the MV Agusta F4 ...

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Video: First impressions and action from the KTM RC-8 launch

Trevor Franklin, 25 February 2008 16:38

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at Ascari in Spain where he has just had his first go aboard KTM's stunning, all-new RC8. Check out the video below to see Trev's first impressions of the bike, sent back from the side of the road as he stopped for a breather, then check back later this week for the full ...

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Video: CBF600S v GSX650F v ER-6f

Trevor Franklin, 13 February 2008 10:49

Stepping up the capactity ladder after passing your motorcycle test can be a daunting affair. Which is just as well we can buy affordable middleweight bikes that arent powerhouses just like the three bikes on show here. Watch the video to see if a total revamp of the previous post-learner faourite the Honda CBF600S can see of the challenge of the Suzuki ...

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Video: Gilera Fuoco

Trevor Franklin, 10 December 2007 16:51

Gilera’s Fuoco is a big-capacity version of Piaggio’s 250cc MP3. Both look like scooters but with their ability to lean they ride like a motorcycle. And with three wheels they are extremely safe because of this stability, but that’s where the similarities end.Check out the video below as MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin, puts the Gilera Fuoco through its ...

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Video: Yamaha's collection display

Trevor Franklin, 25 October 2007 14:00

The world launch of the 2008 Yamaha R6 took place at Sugo circuit, Japan last week. Part of the launch involved a one-off whistle-stop tour of Yamaha’s Hammatsu factory and a brief walk around of the Yamaha Communication Plaza – Yamaha’s head office. Watch the Yamaha R6 launch video here Part of this building is dedicated to the history of ...

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