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Trevor Franklin's top three bikes of 2009

Trevor Franklin, 23 December 2009 10:55

1) KTM RC8R When KTM introduced the 1190 RC8 in 2008, its specification promised so much. The 1148cc motor was credited with a 152.6bhp and 88.56ftlb of torque – big figures for a 75° V-twin. With this potent lump bolted into a taut, lithe chassis and dressed in sharper than sharp clothes, the RC8 became a serious rival to Ducati’s ...

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BMW S1000RR dyno curve

Trevor Franklin, 19 December 2009 15:30

MCN’s readers correctly spotted a mistake in the comparative test (issue December 16) of BMW’s new S1000RR superbike against the Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Yamaha R1 and Kawasaki ZX-10R.    Video: BMW S1000RR world first group test Read the BMW S1000RR review The actual rear wheel brake horsepower figure supplied by MCN’s usual dynamometer shop was inaccurately reproduced in graph ...

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First ride on sportiest Bonneville: the Hyde Harrier

Trevor Franklin, 15 December 2009 11:00

The latest Hyde Harrier is the sportiest, most enticing road-going Bonneville ever made, MCN can reveal after an exclusive first ride. Find a Triumph Bonneville for sale Ohlins suspension and a chassis made by race gurus Harris mean it handles, and Triumph legend Norman Hyde has tuned the parallel engine to make 82bhp. That might seem moderate compared to modern ...

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BMW S1000RR group test: "An exciting and surprising bike"

Trevor Franklin, 11 December 2009 16:21

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in the South of France pitting the new BMW S1000RR against the Honda Fireblade, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1. He has just phoned in his end of day report: “We’ve just done 200 miles on the Route Napoleon near Cannes in the South of France and it’s clear that out of ...

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BMW S1000RR group test first impressions

Trevor Franklin, 11 December 2009 10:59

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in the South of France pitting the new BMW S1000RR against the Honda Fireblade, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1. He has just phoned in this initial report: “We’ve just stopped after riding 63 miles up the Route Napoleon out of Cannes in the south of France. "It was bloody cold to ...

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2010 BMW S1000RR first ride update: “An incredible track tool”

Trevor Franklin, 17 November 2009 17:12

MCN Chief Road tester Trevor Franklin is currently testing the all-new BMW S1000RR superbike in Portimao, Portugal. This is his latest feedback: “For the final session of the day the bike was put into all-or-nothing ‘Slick’ mode, where the traction control, ABS and throttle response are set for full-on action on slick tyres. Win a BMW S1000RR! First ride: Troy ...

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2010 BMW S1000RR first ride: "It's very, very quick"

Trevor Franklin, 17 November 2009 14:30

BMW’s eagerly-awaited new S1000RR superbike is currently being put through its paces at Portimao in Portugal by MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin.  Win a BMW S1000RR! First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR He’s just finished his second session aboard the bike, this is what he has to say: “I’m now riding ewith the power mode switch set to ‘Race ...

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BMW S1000RR first ride impressions

Trevor Franklin, 17 November 2009 11:22

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the Portimao circuit in Portugal for the track launch of the new BMW S1000RR. Win a BMW S1000RR! First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR He has just phoned in this first impression: “I’ve just come in from the first session, which we were meant to use to learn the track but I’ve ...

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BMW S1000RR first ride countdown

Trevor Franklin, 17 November 2009 09:19

The long awaited BMW S1000RR makes its debut to the world's press at Portimao circuit in Portugal today. Win a BMW S1000RR! According to BMW the S1000RR makes 193bhp and features four-stage ABS among other electronics systems. First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR BMW S1000RR vs the competition MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin is seconds away from riding the new BMW ...

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KTM Duke R first ride

Trevor Franklin, 29 October 2009 17:42

KTM’s model line-up for 2010 will include this revised 690 Duke R which features a 7bhp power increase along with more midrange torque.  Find a KTM 690 Duke for sale This new machine’s first appearance was scheduled for the milan show next month - but MCN managed to persuade the Austrian manufacturer to open its factory gates for an exclusive first ride on a ...

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