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2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - special edition comes first

Trevor Franklin, 25 February 2010 12:00

Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Tenere will first appear in a limited ‘first edition’ guise during 2010. This first model will come with parts that will be available as optional accessories in 2011.        2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full technical details No prices or production amounts for this machine have been released, but going by public interest generated so far Yamaha ...

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Honda Fury price revealed

Trevor Franklin, 05 February 2010 13:38

Honda UK has released the price for its soon to arrive Honda VT1300CX Fury. While the Fury is arguably the most extreme-looking of the current range of Japanese clone custom/chopper/cruiser machines, its £12,071 OTR price definitely isn’t. When comparing the Fury’s price against its main rival Harley-Davidson’s exquisite Rocker C at £15,460 (plain colour), the Fury’s £12,071 makes the Honda ...

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Triumph Rocket III Roadster first ride impressions

Trevor Franklin, 05 October 2009 11:53

The UK launch of Triumph’s Rocket III Roadster is under way this what MCN’s chief road tester Trevor Franklin has to say about it... Although not a completely new machine, the Roadster is a brave departure from the custom cruiser segment with Triumph now lumping this version of its 2294cc Rocket III in the streetfighter category. With footpegs pushed back ...

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New cheap off-roaders

Trevor Franklin, 17 September 2009 16:51

These new 150cc and 250cc off-roaders aren’t the usual Chinese fare. They’re made for American company SMC (Southern Motorcycles), who aim to deliver affordable and reliable intermediate trail bikes. Both are pitched between road trailies and full-on competition tools and cost under £2000. The SMC YB150 and YB250 are air-cooled motocross-style machines with adjustable upsidedown front forks, a modern single ...

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Harley-Davidson 2010 CVO bikes announced - Fat Bob and Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Trevor Franklin, 11 August 2009 13:41

Harley-Davidson’s Fat Bob is recognised as a bad boy custom as standard, thanks mainly to it twin spotlight front end and hard styling. Taking this further is an abundance of polished and chromed parts (silver and black tint chrome) part of which include Fang-style replacement wheels, polished stainless foot shift levers etc. Like the Softail Convertible, an 1802cc engine delivers ...

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Harley-Davidson 2010 CVO bikes announced - Softail Convertible and Street Glide

Trevor Franklin, 11 August 2009 13:33

Harley-Davidson’s 2010 model line-up of Fat Boy Special – a heavily revised Fat Boy with a lower and enhanced chassis components – a new Dyna Wide Glide custom and Electra Glide Ultra Limited tourer, also includes four bikes new to the CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) range. CVO bikes are essentially bikes lifted from H-D’s current model range and treated to ...

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125s test: new Cagiva Mito 525 v Aprilia RS125R v Yamaha YZF-R125 v Honda CBR125R

Trevor Franklin, 29 April 2009 15:31

MCN road testers give their verdict on the latest 125 racer-replicas Honda CBR125RFor many years Honda's CBR125R was the perfect way to through your bike test. It was cheap, uber reliable, modern and easy to ride. But if you’ve got money to burn, the Honda is hopelessly outclassed. Five years ago the CBR was fresh and sporty, but today, even ...

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Video: Ducati 1198 Promotional video

Trevor Franklin, 25 November 2008 10:10

Just as we were all thinking the Ducati 1098 was the best V-twin ever, out of nowhere Ducati's 1198 appears and you can see it here in our video. Watch MCN Senior road tester Trevor Franklin testing the 1198 Watch Troy Bayliss larking about on the new Ducati 1198 in their promotional video below and read the full article on the ...

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Buell 1125CR-Café Racer First Ride!

Trevor Franklin, 01 October 2008 16:01

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just been riding the new Buell 1125CR Café Racer – these are his first impressions hot off the bike. “My test of the new 1125CR took place at a small facility outside Berlin, Germany and showed two things. First, the naked version of the Buell 1125R with upright bars is a hoot to ...

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New Ducati Monster 1100 First Ride!

Trevor Franklin, 29 September 2008 09:45

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently testing the all-new Ducati Monster 1100 in the mountains around Cannes, South of France – here are his first impressions. “From 200 yards away it is unmistakably a Monster; from two yards away it is also unmistakably brand new in every sense. Much like the 696 that appeared earlier in the year ...


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