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Video: 2008 KTM RC8 - it was worth it

Trevor Franklin, 05 March 2008 12:49

KTM already produces decent V-twin powered bikes in the shape of the 990SM and the Super Duke but these aren't machines burdened with the 'tag' of Superbike like the new RC8. MCN' Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin went to ride the 2008 KTM RC8 at the motorcycle's launch. So after four years of development will it live up to expectations and ...

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Video: MV F4 goes 1078

Trevor Franklin, 26 February 2008 11:04

The latest MV Agusta to wear the F4 badge has an extra 80cc, more power and an extra 'R' tagged onto its name. Watch the video as MCN road tester Trevor Franklin puts the MV F4 1078RR 312 through its paces to see if it can compete with the best Japenese superbikes. Watch last years review of the MV Agusta F4 ...

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Video: First impressions and action from the KTM RC-8 launch

Trevor Franklin, 25 February 2008 16:38

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at Ascari in Spain where he has just had his first go aboard KTM's stunning, all-new RC8. Check out the video below to see Trev's first impressions of the bike, sent back from the side of the road as he stopped for a breather, then check back later this week for the full ...

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Video: CBF600S v GSX650F v ER-6f

Trevor Franklin, 13 February 2008 10:49

Stepping up the capactity ladder after passing your motorcycle test can be a daunting affair. Which is just as well we can buy affordable middleweight bikes that arent powerhouses just like the three bikes on show here. Watch the video to see if a total revamp of the previous post-learner faourite the Honda CBF600S can see of the challenge of the Suzuki ...

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Video: Gilera Fuoco

Trevor Franklin, 10 December 2007 16:51

Gilera’s Fuoco is a big-capacity version of Piaggio’s 250cc MP3. Both look like scooters but with their ability to lean they ride like a motorcycle. And with three wheels they are extremely safe because of this stability, but that’s where the similarities end.Check out the video below as MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin, puts the Gilera Fuoco through its ...

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Video: Aprilia Shiver vs.the Suzuki SV650, BMW F800 and Street Triple

Trevor Franklin, 03 October 2007 10:45

Aprilia's new Shiver 750 v-twin is no ordinary naked bike, it handles like a supermoto and boasts a fly-by-wire throttle. Check out the video below to see how it fairs in the real world against the sensible usability of the Suzuki SV650, the handling of the BMW F800S or the shear fun of the Triumph Street Triple. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By ...

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Video: Words first test of the BMW Sport Boxer R1200S

Trevor Franklin, 26 September 2007 11:43

BMW's endurance racing Sport Boxer is more than just a racing protoype, it's the development mule for the firms new road-going sports bike, the HP2 Sport, which is set to be unveiled at the Paris show next week. Check out the video below to see what MCN man Trevor Franklin thought of the race bike and then check back later ...

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BMW F800ST

Trevor Franklin, 13 September 2007 14:24

Anyone with the age-old problem of a 29-inch or less inside leg measurement will know all too well the difficulty in finding a bike that allows you to get both feet, or even tip-toes, flat on the floor at standstill. Custom bikes, cruisers, custom-cruisers aren’t everyone’s cup of Typhoo, but at least they have low seat heights. For a more ...

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Video: Trevor Franklin's CBR600RR on the dyno

Trevor Franklin, 26 June 2007 15:47

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has been pushing his Honda CBR600RR to the limits this week as he puts it on Dynojet UK's rolling road dynamometer. And the reason for doing this - to complement the Akrapovic end can Trev put on to liven up the sound of the bike and extract a bit more mid-range with the aid of ...

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Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

Trevor Franklin, 12 April 2007 11:01

MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin got to ride Kawasaki's new Z750 at it's launch in Spain, and we've got the video. Check out the clip on the right to see the bike in action on some great looking twisty mountain roads.

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