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Video: Yamaha Super Tenere World Crosser first ride

Michael Guy, 27 August 2012 08:00

Yamaha launched its take on the big adventure bike market in 2010 when they unveiled the XT1200Z Super Tenere. Aimed at getting a slice of the most lucrative sector in biking, the Yamaha’s had success thanks to its good looks, build quality and reliability. But it hasn’t quite won the hardcore cred of KTM or BMW GS Adventure rivals. Two ...

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Video: Ducati 848 Streetfighter longterm update

MCN, 14 August 2012 16:36

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has spent what little summer we've had in the UK enjoying his longterm Ducati 848 Streetfighter and here he gives his thoughts on life with the Italian V-twin so far. Neeves has added a few accessories over the summer to improve looks and performance and will be heading to Europe on the Ducati in the ...

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Video: Mickey Rourke's custom ridden

MCN, 23 July 2012 09:31

American custom builder Roland Sands is a curious mix of top level racer and world class fabricator, and his bikes follow that route - they're often beautiful to behold, yet outrageously fast. Sands was the man who turned a Ducati Desmosedici into a dirt tracker. His latest creation, a Harley-Davidson Softail, has been bought by grizzled Hollywood star Mickey Rourke.

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Video: Extreme adventure test - part two

MCN, 06 July 2012 15:19

We took the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere, Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and KTM 990 Adventure on an off-road adventure and to really test their abilities, we enlisted Stan Watt, who finished 34th in this year's Dakar Rally. brightcove.createExperiences(); View part one here

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Video: Smart money superbikes

MCN, 20 June 2012 15:34

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. These much-loved Japanese machines are the old guard and have all been worthy ...

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Jay Leno on the Mission Motors Mission R

MCN, 18 May 2012 15:28

American comedian and chat-show host Jay Leno has recently ridden the Mission Motors Mission R electric bike on the road in the US. The Mission R uses a lithium ion battery and makes a claimed 160bhp, has around 100ftlb of torque and has a range of 80-150 miles depending on how hard you ride it. Up front, Mission has decided ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale onboard the Isle of Man TT circuit

MCN, 27 April 2012 16:40

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child will compete in this year's lightweight TT race aboard a Kawasaki ER-6 with help from road racing expertRyan Farquar. Child - or Chad as he's known at MCN - has been professionally testing bikes for over 10 years, seven of which at MCN, and has alreadyhad a taste of road racing at the North ...

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Video: Foggy Petronas FP1 ridden on the road

MCN, 05 April 2012 16:58

The road-going Foggy Petronas FP1 looks like a well prepared Superbike and it's a case of the more you look, the more you see. It's all about the detail and this bike is blessed. The ultra clean and smooth body work still looks modern and enhances its beautiful styling and overall proportions. Every piece of the bodywork is carbon fibre ...

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Video: Bimota DB9 Brivido CS first ride

MCN, 16 March 2012 11:19

The Bimota DB9 Brivido is the Bimota version of the Ducati Streetfighter. The bike uses the 1198cc V-twin engine from the Ducati Diavel and features no electronics like the Diavel. The CS version you see here is clad in carbon fibre and, instead of the usal twin-disc front setup, uses a single Buell style rim-mounted brake disc. MCN was lucky ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale first ride

MCN, 17 February 2012 16:53

The all-new 195bhp Ducati 1199 Panigale takes superbikes to a new level of sophistication with an abundance of electronic aids, including ABS, traction control, customisable riding modes and electronic engine braking. MCN rode the bike at the Yas Marina circuit to see if it lives up to the hype. To read the full test, pick up a copy of the ...

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