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Poll: Yamaha Fazer 8 goes head-to-head

Phil West, 03 August 2010 09:04

In this week’s MCN we pit the new half-faired version of Yamaha’s new 800 – the Fazer8 – against its closest middleweight rivals. The BMW F800ST and Aprilia Shiver GT are the Fazer8’s competition in terms of spec and performance. And although they’ve two cylinder less, with twin cylinder engines compared to the Yamaha’s transverse four, they’re  also nearly £2000 cheaper to ...

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Top 5 400cc used bikes

James Keen, 15 July 2010 10:47

The new Kawasaki Ninja 400 will probably never make it to the UK, but thankfully there are a lot of other options out there if you like the idea of a lightweight low-height 400cc bike.    Find a 400 for sale Thanks to the grey import boom in the 90s, the used bike market here in the UK is full of 400s ...

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Top ten v-twins

MCN, 22 June 2010 16:56

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 10 v-twin motorcycles.         Find a bike for sale now Here are the machines that topped your list of v-twins:           10 - Ducati 748 (94-03) £840-£4010Overall ...

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Ducati Streetfighter - full review

James Keen, 21 June 2010 16:36

The Ducati Streetfighter has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.                               Read the Ducati Streetfighter review "It might not have the traction control, Ohlins suspension and Marchesini wheels of the more expensive ‘S’, but this base-model Streetfighter, complete with its retuned 1098 superbike ...

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Video: Ducati Monster test - 796 v 696 v 1100

MCN, 16 June 2010 09:24

Ducati's new Monster 796 aims to be novice friendly, but enough of a buzz for more experienced riders.    Find a Ducati Monster for sale To see if it's really the best of both worlds, we test it against the two extremes of monsterdom - the easy-going 696 and rorty 1100. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree ...

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Staff bikes: Enfield Clubman - Coppers can't touch me!

Marc Abbott, 24 May 2010 09:30

My previous entry, on the subject of top speed runs on the road, was met with a few comments on the logic of my admission to speeds well in excess of 85mph on the queen's highway. Well, after taking a colleague to work who had the MCN Ride Logger iPhone app activated in his pocket, I reckon the boys in ...

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Video: 257bhp Icon Sheene - first ride

MCN, 04 May 2010 09:00

Icon Motorcycles' £107,000 Barry Sheene tribute bike is an extraordinary machine, and it's first shakedown test at Silverstone proved the potential of the GSX1400-powered special.  Watch the video for a closer look and read the full report in this week's MCN, on sale 5 May 2010. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher ...

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257bhp Icon Sheene: it runs!

Michael Neeves, 30 April 2010 13:06

MCN tested the Icon Motorcycles’ £107,000 Barry Sheene tribute bike at Silverstone this week with the world exclusive first test in next week’s paper. The Sheene Icon is an extraordinary machine but its first shakedown test at Silverstone proved there is still plenty of development work to be done. MCN’s Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves was among the first people ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - Ilmberger carbon hand guards

Ian Jubb, 14 April 2010 10:21

The first change to the look of the BMW comes in the subtle form of new hand guards. Ilmberger Carbon to be precise.   I think they look great, bringing a little bit of sportyness to the overall look. Next up - Fender and Hugger in carbon.  Further readingStaff bike blogs | BMW R1200GS blog BLOG10 R1200GS10

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Video: Bakker Nelis TL1000 special

MCN, 31 March 2010 09:00

MCN rides an astonishing TL1000-powered streetfighter special that stands out as one of the best built and nicest to ride we've seen.     Video: Bakker Grizzly Allround Video: Bakker 250cc Moto3 prototype Read the full story in this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday 31 March. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove ...

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