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2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke official first ride!

MCN, 17 October 2013 12:45

KTM’s long-awaited, all-new 1290 Super Duke is finally being put through its paces at the world press launch in Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: “KTM may be calling its new Super Duke ‘The Beast’, but on the evidence of my first ride here on the fabulous roads near Ronda in southern Spain, they’ve ...

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Video: Yamaha XV950 group test

MCN, 09 October 2013 14:13

Yamaha's new XV950 joins Triumph's Speedmaster in gunning for the Harley-Davidson 883 Iron. Is the Hog's time up? We pit the three machines against each other to find out. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Kawasaki unveils new scoot

Andy Davidson, 09 October 2013 10:15

Kawasaki has finally decided to jump on the scooter bandwagon with the J300; the Japanese firm’s first ever scooter offered to the European market.  The J300 has been styled by a Kawasaki design team but its drive train and chassis elements are courtesy of Taiwanese partner Kymco. In a Kawasaki statement the firm said it recognises a “Europe-wide demand for ...

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Is cornering ABS the ultimate safety aid?

MCN, 08 October 2013 11:48

'Cornering ABS', which allows you to brake hard whilst leant over, is explained in this week's MCN. Is this the ultimate safety aid, or does it just encourage riders to take more risks? pollcomment

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Rider killed at Oulton Park trackday

Simon Patterson, 07 October 2013 13:26

A five-bike collision at an Oulton Park track day has left one rider dead and two further in critical condition in hospital. The accident happened at the fast Clay Hill bend at the Cheshire track, at an event organised by No Limits Trackdays on Saturday morning. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others remain in hospital ...

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Suzuki announce UK price for new V-Strom 1000

MCN, 02 October 2013 13:44

Suzuki has today confirmed that the retail price for the long-awaited new V-Strom 1000 adventure bike will be £9999, plus on the road charges. Making the announcement, Suzuki GB general manager, Paul de Lusignan said:  "There's been a great deal of speculation surrounding the price of the new V-Strom. Thanks to the great efforts of our engineers and colleagues back in ...

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KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 13:45

KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the latest innovation from electronics giant Bosch and is called Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) and it’s the first time ABS has been officially claimed to ...

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Video: TT Lightweights are back

Anonymous, 10 September 2013 16:59

In 1999 John McGuinness set the TT Lightweight lap record on Paul Bird's stunning 250GP Honda. Yet at this year's TT James Hillier lapped quicker on his Bournemouth Kawasaki ER-6 650cc supertwin. How can a learner-friendly bike be quicker than a 250GP machine? brightcove.createExperiences();

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Which do you think is the best configuration for a road bike?

MCN, 04 September 2013 11:54

Yamaha recently launched the eagerly awaited new three-cylinder MT-09, a bike to go up against the class leading Triumph Street Triple. But are three cylinders really the best? Which do you think is the best configuration for a road bike?   Which do you think is the best configuration for a road bike?

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Video: Soft Roaders - Honda CB500X v Rivals

MCN, 04 September 2013 10:58

Honda's new CB500X adventure bike faces stiff competition - but it's a tough contender. brightcove.createExperiences();

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