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A prototype racer is likely from oil oligarch laboratory

MCN, 01 April 2007 00:00

** April Fool ** A V4 Russian superbike has been spotted testing at a remote Siberian test track with a huge funding effort backed by Russian oil baron Apryelye Durachok. The 999cc V4 is in the final stages of development and could be on sale towards the end of 2007 according to MCN’s insiders who were also on hand to ...

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BMW SportBoxer spotted

Ben Purvis, 30 March 2007 13:03

BMW’S forthcoming Le Mans race bike has been spotted testing at Cartagena in Spain – and alongside two racers appears to be something closer to the road-going HP2 Sport road-going superbike. The two racers in the foreground are identical to the machine revealed here last week, but the third appears to have a different exhaust, which is much more neatly ...

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Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 10:15

Aprilia insiders have confirmed it's working on a range of 1200cc bikes based on a bigger version of the new Shiver's 750 V-twin. The motor will be stretched from 749cc to 1149cc by increasing the bore and stroke from 92mm x 56.4mm to 104mm x 67.6mm, adding up to a power output of should be over 130bhp. The new motor ...

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Fuertenduro experience

martin power, 25 March 2007 11:08

While holidaying in Fuerteventura I came across Fuertenduro. This is an off-road school run by an Italian, exprofessional enduro rider called Fabrizio. He caters for all levels from novice to pro. Taking a day off from the beach and the family, I was riding over rocks, sand dunes and twisty mountain roads. I had my most exhilarating day on a bike ...

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Kawasaki Z750 first launch pics

Trevor Franklin, 23 March 2007 15:39

MCN Chief Roadtester Trevor Franklin reports from Alicante, Spain on the launch of the revamped Kawasaki Z750. “Kawasaki’s Z750 continues the trend of being an agile performer. Though the previous model never was a great seller in the UK this is one bike the buying public should not ignore. Competitively priced agile handling adds up to a lot of fun ...

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Bimota Tesi 3D: World first ride

Michael Neeves, 22 March 2007 14:09

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has just become the first rider, other than Bimota personnel, to ride the third generation Bimota Tesi, the 3D. "Just one example of this radical, hub-centre steered machine currently exists, and that is in the form of a pre-production development mule. I rode with Bimota's test rider on the roads around the Italian firm's factory ...

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Triumph’s naked 675 confirmed

Chris Newbigging, 06 March 2007 14:35

After 18 months of denying its existence, MCN can exclusively reveal that the naked version of the Daytona 675 is finally finished. Dealers are now taking orders on the bike – and we’ve got an MCN reader’s receipt to prove it. At a recent top-secret Triumph dealer conference, the bike was unveiled to dealers in its final form. The styling ...

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193mph MV F4 on the way

Chris Newbigging, 02 March 2007 16:50

MV Agusta has confirmed that they are about to launch yet another version of the MV Agusta F1000 – but instead of a mere paint change, the new bike is a tuned 193mph weapon!Based on the F41000R, the new bike will be named the ‘F4 R 312’ uses a fire-breathing version of the 998cc inline-four to power the bike to ...

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Honda Hornet first ride

Adam Child, 19 February 2007 10:56

Road tester Adam child has been out to Portugal to check out the new Honda Hornet 600. Check out the video below to see what he thought of this new bike, out for 2007.

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Hypermotard in progress

MCN, 16 February 2007 09:17

Check out this inside footage at the Ducati factory of the totally new Hypermotard making its way through the production line. The footage,  provided by the Research and Development department at Ducati, shows parts of the build and testing process and one of the Ducati test riders pulling wheelies outside the factory.

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