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First impressions: KTM 990 Super Duke R launch and journalist trophy

Adam Child, 13 May 2008 14:44

Road Tester, Adam Child, is at the launch of the KTM 990 Super Duke R which is being held at Salzburg Ring, in Austria and the track’s renowned for being the fastest in Europe. He’s competing in the KTM 990 Super Duke R Journalist Trophy, a one off event specially devised by KTM for the launch of the motorcycle, and ...

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Video: Aprilia's new SMV750 Dorsoduro First Ride!

Adam Child, 17 April 2008 12:27

MCN Road Tester Adam Child has just been to Italy to ride Aprilia's new street supermoto, the Dorsoduo. It is based on the mechanicals from the Shiver 750, and going by the antics we captured on video it's an absolute hoot to ride. Watch a little video teaser below and Chad's full test in MCN (and full video) is coming soon! ...

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Video: Victory Vision takes on its rivals

Adam Child, 31 March 2008 12:08

Victory’s all new Vision brings a new rival to the full-dress tourers from Honda, BMW, and Harley. But can it compete against the already established competition? Road tester Adam Child embarks on a mammoth journey from London, to Edinburgh, via Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast to find out. Check out the road trip as the Vision, Electraglide, Goldwing and K1200LT tour the UK and ...

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World first Suzuki GSX-R600 test: "The engine is lovely"

Adam Child, 26 February 2008 14:30

MCN Road Tester Adam Child has just had his first ride about Suzuki’s new GSX-R600 at Misano, Italy in very British-style mist and damp. He’s managing to tip toe around the circuit and his first impressions of the bike are that the tricky conditions are not ideal at pushing the sports 600 to it’s limits. However, the bike is working really ...

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Video: Onboard with the 1000cc group test

Adam Child, 04 February 2008 10:30

Here’s a little taster of our forthcoming 1000cc group test. First MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves pushes the GSXR1000 and Honda Fireblade to the limit around Almeria. Then watch the ZX10 flat out as MCN road tester Adam Child, rides back in the UK, check out how twitchy the bars are on our test track.  To see the full 1000cc ...

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Video: BMW R1200GS 2008 on and off-road launch

Adam Child, 03 January 2008 17:00

BMW's R1200GS and Adventure have been improved for 2008. But by How much exactly? Check out the videos below to see the GS tested on-road and the GS Adventure tested off-road with the help of Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman, then take a little look behind the scenes in our crash compilation. It's quite hard to hold up a 200+ kg bike ...

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Video: Has Kawasaki really changed the ZZR for 2008?

Adam Child, 02 January 2008 00:00

Kawasaki has introduced an updated ZZR1400 for 2008 but can anyone tell the difference? We took the 2007 and 2008 machines to the Bruntingthorpe proving ground to see just what the difference is. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // ...

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Video: Suzuki GSX650F vs Yamaha R6

Adam Child, 11 December 2007 10:27

Suzuki's new GSX650F is a great all-rounder, temptingly cheap and has enough pizazz to make a fun, useable sports bike - but is it good enough to tempt and R6 owner to change bikes? Check out the video below to find out the answer and read the full report in the December 12 edition of MCN. Zoom & Watch more ...

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First impressions from Kawasaki ZX-10R launch in Qatar

Adam Child, 03 December 2007 09:54

MCN Road Tester, Adam Child, is in Qatar for the launch of the Kawasaki ZX-10R. After his first few sessions of riding here’s what he has to say about it: “You may have already seen the bike at the NEC and know the looks are questionable, but there is no denying that the new ZX-10R is blisteringly quick. “It’s making ...

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Video: Ducati's 1098 vs its two V-twin rivals

Adam Child, 15 October 2007 14:30

Watch as we pit the Ducati 1098 against its two strongest rivals in the definitive V-twin sports bike test, up against the Aprilia RSV1000R Mille and the Honda SP-2. The Honda SP-2 was created to win World Superbikes - which it did in 2002 with Colin Edwards - and has the race pedigree to still be a contender. Meanwhile the Aprilia ...

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