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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 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // ...

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MCN and Charley Boorman test the new BMW R1200GS and Adventure

Adam Child, 18 December 2007 10:23

Motorcycle News Road Tester Adam Child, along with guest tester Charley Boorman from ‘The Long Way Down’, are currently in windy Wales testing the updated 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure and standard 2008 BMW R1200GS. The big changes are engine tweaks that give 10% more power and the high tech ESA suspension system which lets you alter the suspension at the touch of a ...

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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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2008 Honda Transalp XL700V first test report

Adam Child, 22 October 2007 11:35

Honda’s all-new 2008 Honda Transalp XL 700V has just been launched and MCN Road Tester Adam Child has been riding the completely revamped motorcycle in French Alps for this week’s forthcoming issue of MCN. Here’s what he’s had to say: “The first Honda Transalp came out 20 years ago, but for 2008 Honda has marked the occasion by completely revamping ...

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Bandit 650 launch

Adam Child, 29 March 2007 09:22

Suzuki’s new Bandit 650 looks remarkably like the model it replaces, but it’s reworked from the ground up. There’s a new chassis, swingarm, suspension and engine. This latest motor is now liquid-cooled, fuel-injected and is up on power and torque over the old K6/K5 model. Suzuki is aiming the bike at the new rider market and first impressions from its ...

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2007 KTM 990 SuperDuke launch

Adam Child, 09 March 2007 13:54

At first it looks almost identical to the old model but KTM have made a few subtle changes for 2007 in response to customer feedback. The tank size has increased by 3.5 litres, the front brake calipers are now radially mounted and the engine management system (along with the suspension) has had a tweak. My first riding impressions, after an ...

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KTM's 690SM launch

Adam Child, 08 March 2007 15:12

KTM is launching its brand new 690 Supermoto in Spain and Road Tester Adam Child is on hand to give his first impressions: The 690SM is an entirely new bike from the Austrian manufacturer, which was the first to mass produce supermoto-style bikes back in the early 90s. The all new motor is really impressive and has 20 per cent ...

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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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CB600F Hornet reborn

Adam Child, 13 February 2007 15:09

The old CB600F Hornet was showing its age, primarily due to an engine that can be traced back the mid-’90s. Which is why for 2007 Honda has given us an entirely new bike. They say it had three goals: It had to look cool, be easy to ride and have class-leading performance. They’ve almost scored a hat-trick. It can’t all be new?Yes ...


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