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2011 KTM 990 SMT - first ride

Adam Child, 26 January 2011 10:19

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is in Southern Spain at the launch of the new 2011 ABS-equipped KTM SMT.  Aside from the anti-lock brakes the model is largely unchanged, but KTM are keen to point out that this is no ordinary ABS system - they claim it’s the most sophisticated ABS system available on the road at the moment. Adam Child said: "KTM couldn’t ...

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Poll: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 v Daytona 675 v ZX-6R v R6 v CBR600RR

Adam Child, 14 January 2011 09:24

Suzuki’s new GSX-R600 is lighter, has more midrange torque and extra revs, but can it beat the competition from both Japan and the UK? Find a used sports 600 for sale Senior road tester Michael Neeves is on his way to the south of France to find out. He’ll be riding each bike on the legendary Route Napoleon, one of ...

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Superbike showdown – will the Europeans come out on top?

Adam Child, 23 February 2010 14:03

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the Trazado Grand Prix Circuit, near Barcelona pitting all NINE of the world’s leading superbikes against each other. And for the first time in living memory the Japanese manufacturers could be set to have their butts well and truly kicked. For the first time, all of this year’s litre-class sports bikes ...

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2010 Kawasaki Versys - 'fun, agile and great to throw around'

Adam Child, 22 January 2010 16:55

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently testing the 2010 Kawasaki Versys out in Sardinia.     Find a Kawasaki Versys for sale This is his latest update: “Kawasaki has made a few cosmetic changes to its 2010 Versys yet it retains a similar look to the old bike but with a classier finish. The headlight is new, with a 'city' light ...

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Kawasaki 1400GTR First Ride!

Adam Child, 23 October 2009 11:01

The 2010 Kawasaki GTR1400 has incredible traction control according to our man who is testing the bike on wet and cold Tuscan roads. At the launch of the new 2010 Kawasaki GTR1400 MCN's Adam Child said. ‘The new traction control system is impressive and is saving slides when accelerating hard over drain covers and white lines when on the slippery ...

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Launch report: Suzuki Gladius

Adam Child, 26 January 2009 09:25

The new-for-2009 Suzuki Gladius replaces the much loved Suzuki SV650 in 2009 and its fresh new looks aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But is it any good? The Suzuki Gladius is entirely new from the ground up. The most significant change is the new styling, very different from the old bland Suzuki SV650. Suzuki SV650s for sale Sell your bike ...

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Video: Honda CBF125 road test

Adam Child, 02 December 2008 12:30

The new Honda CBF125 has a huge task ahead of it for such a small motorcycle - it has to live up to the reputation of the bike it replaces, the legendary Honda CG125.MCN road tester Adam Child put the motorcycle through its paces to see if it can compete against Yamaha's recently introduced YZF-R125 or Honda's own CBR.Watch the ...

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Video: Triumph Daytona endurance test

Adam Child, 27 August 2008 09:30

We know the Triumphs 675 Daytona is good but if you check out the video below you can see how it performs against the best supersports motorcycles from Japan in a tortuous six-hour track thrash.MCN road tester Adam Child went to the Franciacorta circuit in Italy to test the Triumph against the Honda CBR600RR and Yamaha R6. The plan was ...

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Video: Harley Davidson XR1200 takes on Ducati's GT1000 and the Moto Guzzi Griso

Adam Child, 14 July 2008 16:54

Harley-Davidsons XR1200R challenges the best European retro roadsters available in Ducati's GT1000 and Moto Guzzi's 8v 1200 Griso in our video road test. MCN road tester Adam Child took the motorcycles on a european adventure to the Bikes Classics Festival in Spa, Belgium to see legends such as Agostini and John Surtees compete. Watch the video below to see how ...

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Video: KTM 990 Superduke R first ride

Adam Child, 01 July 2008 16:02

MCN road tester Adam Child travelled to the Salzburgring, Germany, to take part in the first ride of KTM's 990 Superduke R. How would the new motorcycle cope with the unusual choice of track and would it prove itself to be a suitable track motorbike? Watch the video below to find out of the KTM got on around the notoriously fast ...

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