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First impressions: Kawasaki Ninja 250R launch

Trevor Franklin, 15 April 2008 09:39

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in Barcelona to get a first taste of the sauciest 250 sports bike in years, the Euro-spec, fuel-injected Kawasaki 250R Ninja. Here’s what he’s found out so far: “Kawasaki is billing the quarter litre Ninja as a city commuter whose riders can attack back roads as and when they please. “So far it’s ...

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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: 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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2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 first test report

Trevor Franklin, 22 October 2007 11:50

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just ridden the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 at Sugo in Japan. The full report will be in this the October 24 issue of MCN but here’s what he’s had to say: “The new 2008 Yamaha R6 may look virtually unchanged from the 2007 motorcycle, but underneath those subtly modified fairing panels there are ...

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MCN tests the 2008 Harley-Davidson Rocker, Rocker Custom, Nightster, CVO and Fat Bob

Trevor Franklin, 19 July 2007 14:38

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently in New York testing the brand new 2008 Harley-Davidson range, which includes the new Rocker, Rocker Custom, Fat Bob, Nightster and CVO machines, here’s what he has to say so far: “All these new bikes feature uprated brakes and suspension not to mention a sweep of styling modifications influenced by the TV ...

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Video: Trevor Franklin's CBR600RR on the dyno

Trevor Franklin, 26 June 2007 15:47

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has been pushing his Honda CBR600RR to the limits this week as he puts it on Dynojet UK's rolling road dynamometer. And the reason for doing this - to complement the Akrapovic end can Trev put on to liven up the sound of the bike and extract a bit more mid-range with the aid of ...

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Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

Trevor Franklin, 12 April 2007 11:01

MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin got to ride Kawasaki's new Z750 at it's launch in Spain, and we've got the video. Check out the clip on the right to see the bike in action on some great looking twisty mountain roads.

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