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Harley-Davidson Switchback meets its match!

Phil West, 27 December 2011 16:00

The new Harley-Davidson Switchback ‘bagger’ (or custom tourer) has already impressed MCN testers – but how’s it measure up against its closest rival, Victory’s Cross Roads Tour? In this week’s MCN we find out. Both are American, V-twin powered, pannier-equipped cruisers and at a quick glance are difficult to tell apart. Both also come in similar colour schemes and are ...

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New Moto Guzzi V7 Racer takes on Triumph Thruxton

Phil West, 08 July 2011 16:41

Moto Guzzi’s latest variant of its delectable V7 Classic – the V7 Racer – looks set to be its best yet thanks to a host of cosmetic enhancements and quality detail touches. But is it good enough to tempt buyers away from the café racer class king – the Triumph Thruxton? To find out we decided to pit the two ...

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‘Super Ten better than sex’ according to TV’s Adrian Chiles

Phil West, 05 July 2011 16:47

Daybreak TV presenter Adrian Chiles has been singing the praises of Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Tenere after trying one out recently. Find a Yamaha Super Tenere for sale The sometime sports presenter, although claiming he’s “not a bike-buff”, rode the bike from Yamaha’s HQ in Weybridge, Surrey, into West London and said afterwards: “I knew as soon as I clambered aboard ...

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Ducati Diavel first ride: "I'm simply blown away!"

Phil West, 07 February 2011 09:57

MCN’s Phil West has just ridden the all-new Ducati Diavel ‘power-cruiser’ at its world launch in southern Spain. This is what he has to say: “I’ve got to say I’m simply blown away by the Diavel. It’s so light, fast, sophisticated and so good handling and fun it completely turns on its head everything we thought so-called ‘cruisers were about ...

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Triumph Tiger 800XC - 'the best all-round adventure bike in the world'

Phil West, 16 November 2010 12:18

Like most, I watched Ewan and Thingey’s ‘Long Way Round’. And like many I’ve harboured fantasies of traversing the globe on an adventure bike, picking up enough tales of diseases and delicacies along the way to blow the kids inheritance but generate a lifetime of pub talk.   But unlike the vast majority I’ve been lucky enough to actually ride, at ...

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MCN celebrates 20 years of Triumph

Phil West, 30 April 2010 13:02

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of the first new Hinckley Triumphs. At the Cologne Show way back in 1990, John Bloor’s all-new Triumph concern unveiled its first new bikes – the Trophy 1200 and 900, Daytona 1000 and 750 and Trident 750 and 900. Twenty years on, the revived marquee has now grown to become one ...

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Video: MCN gets ready to ride Norton Café Racer

Phil West, 23 February 2010 13:36

Norton's stunning new Café Racer is to be given its world first test in this week's MCN. Video: Norton Commando 961SE world first ride Read the Norton Commando 961 SE review And, as Executive Editor Phil West discovered, thanks to sorted fuelling and optional performance pipes it now not just looks and handles well, it sounds absolutely fabulous too.    Check ...

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Video: 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R flat-out speed test

Phil West, 29 January 2010 16:43

Kawasakis ZX-10R has been updated for 2010 with cosmetic changes to the silencer and fairing, revisions to the gearbox and, rumour has it (although it’s denied by Kawasaki) changes to its ECU and fuelling.   Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale But how much of a difference does it all make? To find out, MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is ...

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New BMW R1200GS first ride!

Phil West, 07 January 2010 17:38

The first test of BMW’s eagerly-anticipated new twin-cam R1200GS will feature in the January 13 issue of MCN. The twin-cylinder adventure bike, made famous by the globe-trotting TV exploits of actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and in recent years one of the UK’s most popular machines, has for 2010 received its biggest engine makeover in years. Although remaining at 1170cc, the ...

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2010 Norton Commando 961: “It looks fantastic”

Phil West, 20 November 2009 13:59

MCN’s Executive Editor Phil West is at Norton’s factory near Derby preparing to ride the first new Norton Commando 961 off the production line. Apart from Norton test riders, West will be the first person on the planet to ride the new production Norton. He sent this report: “I’ve just been chatting to the engineers who told me they’ve been ...

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