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ABS Honda CBR600RR gets thumbs up

Trevor Franklin, 11 June 2008 12:59

MCN man Trevor Franklin has just ridden the much hyped ABS  Honda CBR600RR and said for the road it makes perfect sense. Trev rode a CBR600RR equipped with one of the three ABS prototypes at a test facility in Germany and it’s obvious that this is completely different from anything that Honda has produced so far. See the new Honda ...

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World first test: KTM RC8 lives up to the hype

Trevor Franklin, 25 February 2008 10:45

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at Ascari in Spain where he has just had his first go aboard one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of the year – KTM’s stunning, all-new RC8. This is what he has to say: Video: KTM launches RC8 superbike Powerparts available for KTM RC8 “There’s been a huge amount of hype about ...

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KTM RC8 World first test: first thoughts - it's a sure success

Trevor Franklin, 25 February 2008 09:01

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in Spain testing KTM’s first superbike the RC8. This is an exciting new era for the Austrian manufacturer with its race-style dash and multi-function displays just some of the more obvious features. Video: KTM superbike launch KTM makes track debut Powerparts for the KTM RC8 Trevor has sent us exclusive photos from the ...

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First test report on the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Trevor Franklin, 17 December 2007 09:23

In the principality of Doha, Qatar’s Losail Circuit is the venue for the launch of the new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the circuit testing the new Blade. Here’s his first comments about Honda’s flagship sports bike. ‘The fast flowing nature of Losail Circuit highlights the Blade’s new attitude, the bike is far, ...

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Picture exclusive: BMW HP2 Sport launched in Spain

Trevor Franklin, 11 December 2007 17:09

Find it hard to believe BMW could make a thoroughbred sportsbike out of an engine and chassis design we all thought was best suited to tourers and sport tourers? So did we. But we should all stand corrected with the launch of the BMW HP2 Sport. Watch our video review of the HP2 Sport here Of course you can make ...

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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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BMW HP2 launch first impressions

Trevor Franklin, 04 December 2007 11:23

The new BMW HP Sport caught the eyes of the 1000s of visitors  to the recent NEC Motorcycle Show and MCN can now say it goes as good as it looks. MCN´s chief road tester Trevor Franklin is at the world launch of the new addition to BMW´s HP series in Spain and has this to say: “This is the most ...

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Video: Yamaha's collection display

Trevor Franklin, 25 October 2007 14:00

The world launch of the 2008 Yamaha R6 took place at Sugo circuit, Japan last week. Part of the launch involved a one-off whistle-stop tour of Yamaha’s Hammatsu factory and a brief walk around of the Yamaha Communication Plaza – Yamaha’s head office. Watch the Yamaha R6 launch video here Part of this building is dedicated to the history of ...

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2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 first test report

Trevor Franklin, 22 October 2007 11:50

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just ridden the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 at Sugo in Japan. The full report will be in this the October 24 issue of MCN but here’s what he’s had to say: “The new 2008 Yamaha R6 may look virtually unchanged from the 2007 motorcycle, but underneath those subtly modified fairing panels there are ...

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World first test report of the Buell 1125R

Trevor Franklin, 23 August 2007 09:52

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently at Laguna Seca riding Buell’s radical, all new 1125R. Check out the video of him riding the bike here plus there’ll also be Trev’s full, in-depth road test in next Wednesday’s MCN. In the meantime, this is what he’s had to say: “The looks may be familiarly quirky Buell, but the 1125R is a ...

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