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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

MCN, 09 March 2012 17:00

This is the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS, the bike which will be raced in the British Superbike championship in 2012. The Ducati 1199RS will be used by two BSB teams in 2012, Moto Rapido Racing and Jentin Doodson Motorsport. Ducati UK Managing Director Tim Maccabee said: "It is incredibly exciting to have the very first 1199 Panigale Superbikes arrive here ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

MCN, 04 January 2012 14:37

The heart of any superbike is the engine - but with the Ducati 1199 Panigale's Superquadro engine this is more true then ever. Ducati claim the 1200cc, super square V-twin engine makes 195bhp - 20bhp more than the outgoing 1198. The engine is bristling with advanced technoclogy, such as vacuum die-cast cylinders, chain-and-gear driven cams and race-derived pistons. The video ...

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Milan show video: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

MCN, 09 November 2011 17:09

Triumph's new Tiger Explorer 1200 adventure bike has been unveiled at the Milan show. The Tiger Explorer is set to be the most powerful shaft-driven adventure tourer for the foreseeable future, with its all-new inline three cylinder motor producing 135bhp. Laden with ABS, traction control and cruise control as standard the British firms BMW R1200GS rival is set to cost ...

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Milan show video: R1200GS Rallye, G650GS Sertão and Husqvarna MOAB

MCN, 09 November 2011 12:41

MCN's Executive Editor Phil West takes a look at the new bikes from BMW and Husqvarna that have been launched at the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. One new model unveiled by BMW is the R1200GS Rallye, with the venerable GS receiving cosmetic updates including BMW Motorrad Motorsport paint, a red frame, wire spoked wheels and Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment. BMW revealed another ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale unveiled at Milan Show

MCN, 08 November 2011 20:29

Ducati finally took the covers off of their revolutionary new superbike - the 1199 Panigale at the Milan Show today, and MCN was there to capture the unveiling. The 195bhp, 190kg 1199 Panigale V-twin superbike has an all-new cast aluminium monocoque chassis and the first all-new Ducati engine in almost 25 years. The fact it starts at the unexpectedly low ...

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Video: 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

MCN, 26 September 2011 15:50

This is apparently the first official video of the new Honda Fireblade, seemingly intended for an American audience, that shows the bike in action and emphasises the details revealed by MCN, including the Showa 43mm Big Piston Forks, 'balance-free' rear shock, revised fairing and dual layer panels and chin spoiler under the nose cone to aid stability at speed. Read ...

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Video: 'Born from MotoGP' Ben Spies on the 2012 R1

MCN, 26 September 2011 12:37

In an attempt to link the 2012 Yamaha R1, which now features six-stage traction control, to MotoGP, this video shows Ben Spies loading up a day-van and heading to a trackday. The revised YZF-R1, with limited-edition 50th anniversary paint, revised front lights and 'MotoGP inspired top yoke', helps Spies to cut through the pack before advising fellow trackday attendees that ...

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Video: BMW K1600GTL speed testing

MCN, 15 June 2011 17:12

We investigate 8 things that you never knew about the BMW K1600GTL in this week's MCN. One of those things is that the big Bavarian tourer is bloody fast. The K1600GTL does 137.62mph. We know - we measured it. Which may not be that impressive in itself but is a darn sight better than its only credible close rival, Honda's ...

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Video: Motus MST-01 on the road

MCN, 11 March 2011 17:37

Motus recently unveiled the MST-01 for the first time, to critical acclaim. Former Ducati and Piaggio star Pierre Terblanche has hailed the 1650cc V4 a “wonderful achievement – a great concept, great engine, and don’t forget this is a conservative market so I think the looks are fitting.” The 2012 model will produce “around 160bhp” from its racing Corvette V8-derived ...

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Video: Ducati Diavel production line time lapse

MCN, 23 February 2011 17:30

Ducati is ramping up production of the Diavel sports cruiser following unanimously positive first tests and large numbers of orders. Forty Diavels are now rolling off production likes each day, and this is set to increase to 60 a day over the next weeks. MCN was granted an exclusive look at the Diavel production lines and discovered that Ducati is ...

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