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Poll: Would you ride an electric bike?

James Keen, 21 April 2009 13:02

MCN wants to find out what British bikers think about the issues facing motorcycling today. That's why from now on we'll be running weekly polls to gather your opinions on all aspects of biking.    This week's question is: Would you ride an electric bike? Would you ride an electric bike? ( online surveys) The results of these polls will appear ...

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Video: Aprilia RSV4 promo video

James Keen, 03 April 2009 11:28

Aprilia have released this classy promotional video to coincide with the world launch of the new Aprilia RSV4. Visit the Aprilia RSV4 launch centre Read the world first ride report on the Aprilia RSV4 Check out next week's MCN for the full Aprilia RSV4 test report, on sale April 8.

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Poll: Would you swap your sports bike for a KTM 990 SMT?

James Keen, 25 March 2009 09:04

MCN wants to find out what British bikers think about the issues facing motorcycling today. That's why from now on we'll be running weekly polls to gather your opinions on all aspects of biking. This week's questions is: Would you swap your sports bike for a KTM 990 SMT? Video: KTM SMT first ride The KTM SMT is possibly the ...

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Norton Commando 961 gallery

James Keen, 13 March 2009 13:04

In this week's MCN, Phil West rides the new Norton Commando. Here's a selection of pictures of the bike that we didn't have space for in the paper.  Watch the video of the Norton Commando 961 The new Commando features top notch cycle parts such as brembo brakes, ohlins suspension and light-weight carbon fibre wheels. The design chief, Simon Skinner, ...

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Video: World first ride on the Norton Commando 961

James Keen, 10 March 2009 09:58

MCN's Phil West is one of just a few people in the world to have ridden the new Norton Commando 961. Play the video to see close-up details, hear the Norton's raw growl and watch action footage of Phil riding the bike on Donington's small test track.  "I've ridden so-called 'aspirational' production bikes which fail to come close to the Norton's mouth-watering style, impressive finish and peerless ...

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Electric bike arrives at the MCN office

James Keen, 23 February 2009 17:29

MCN has just taken delivery of the new Quantya Strada - A fully road legal electric bike. Here's a couple of shots of the bike in the MCN office as we charge it up in preparation for testing. MCN's Chris Newbigging has ridden the bike already: "It was really bizarre the first time I tried it because you turn the ignition ...

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Triumph Bonneville SE picture special

James Keen, 10 February 2009 13:53

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday 11th February, MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin braves the snow and takes the new Triumph Bonneville SE for a spin. Here's some more pictures and close-up shots of the new 70's style retro roadster. Fancy a retro 70s style Bonneville? Sell your old bike with MCN for £9.99 The new Bonneville SE's black paint job ...

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Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 engine explained

James Keen, 28 January 2009 15:04

The 2009 Yamaha R1 boasts an all-new crossplane crankshaft engine that runs at an uneven firing interval. Watch this Yamaha promotional video for an explaination of the technology and reasoning behind their new 998cc powerplant. Watch the 2009 Yamaha R1 video test Go onboard the Yamaha R1 for a lap of Eastern Creek The new engine design is said to give the bike a smoother and more linear ...

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Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1

James Keen, 27 January 2009 11:23

In an arty black and white promotional video, Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi talks about the 2009 Yamaha R1 and how it's 'Born From MotoGP'.   Watch the 2009 Yamaha R1 video test Go onboard the Yamaha R1 for a lap of Eastern Creek In the official Yamaha video, Rossi has this to say on the 2009 R1's new powerplant: "this engine with the crossplane crankshaft gives ...

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Revised BMW G650 Xcountry for 2009

James Keen, 18 December 2008 16:21

An updated version of the BMW G650 Xcountry will be available in dealerships from January 2009. The revised Xcountry features a new paint scheme and a number of subtle changes designed to make the bike more appealing to urban riders and commuters. The new model should be more manageable in town as it boasts a lower seat height, down from 840-870mm ...

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