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Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R750 - Viva el Gixer!

Michael Neeves, 20 October 2011 14:12

Now that's what I call a summer trip. 3397.6 miles in two weeks, on a bike designed for the track, but absolutely perfect for everything else too. From the monotonous motorways of France to the stunning switchbacks of Andorra, the city streets of Barcelona and trips to beaches in Ibiza, never once did I wish I was on another bike, ...

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F4 RR is the best MV Agusta yet!

Michael Neeves, 03 August 2011 14:14

Our world-first test of the stunning new 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta has revealed it to be not only the fastest MV Agusta we've ever ridden - but also the most refined. MCN rode the new £18k superbike at a special test on the Adria circuit, north-east of Bologna, Italy and can reveal that, thanks to the RR's new Ohlins suspension and lightweight ...

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BMW S1000RR racers ridden

Michael Neeves, 07 July 2011 10:34

What happens when you take one of the most powerful, best-handling sportsbikes, loaded with the latest electronic rider aids and turn it into a racer? To find out, BMW let us ride four S1000RRs, back-to-back at Monza. We got familiar with the track on a bog-standard road bike, then tried Lorenzo Zanetti’s BMW Team Motorrad Italia FIM Superstock 1000 Cup ...

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Riding the FTR Moto2 bike

Michael Neeves, 31 May 2011 17:00

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went along to the Brands GP circuit to ride the FTR Moto2. You don’t have to be a GP god to own this bike, as it’s the British firm’s first ever Grand Prix machine, built for mortals with deep enough pockets. A complete bike will cost you around £75,000, depending on spec. This machine belongs ...

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First ride – new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge

Michael Neeves, 05 April 2011 16:01

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, has just arrived in a sunny Florence, Italy ahead of the launch test of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge which both feature a host of modifications from engine to suspension to cycle parts. Check back tomorrow for Michael’s first impressions or follow him on Twitter @neevesy33

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2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride - 'front stiffer, brakes harder, midrange stronger'

Michael Neeves, 15 December 2010 10:29

MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is in Almeria, Spain, riding the all-new 2011 GSX-R600.  Fresh from his first session at the circuit, here are his first impressions of Suzuki’s new middleweight supersports. Find a Suzuki GSX-R600 for sale “The GSX-R600 is radically changed for 2011. It’s a massive 9kg lighter than the old model, shorter, squatter and comes with ...

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Kawasaki Z750R first impressions - 'no Street Triple'

Michael Neeves, 08 December 2010 11:24

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in southern Spain for the launch of Kawasaki’s new Z750R.  Find a Kawasaki Z750 for sale The R model will run alongside the existing Z750 in its 2011 line-up and features higher spec chassis parts, comprising an alloy swing arm, uprated rear shock and forks, radially-mounted brake callipers and, for the first time ...

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 gets traction control & ABS - 'fun and safe'

Michael Neeves, 07 December 2010 12:14

Traction control and ABS makes Aprilia's new Dorsoduro 1200 the most sensible and safe of the big supermotos – bikes that are traditionally utterly mental. Read the Aprilia Dorsoduro review MCN sneaked a ride on Aprilia’s new Dorsoduro in October but, though finished, the bike didn't have the UK-spec three-stage traction control (ATC) system or ABS that’ll be standard on ...

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Kawasaki Ninja 250R Racer first ride - 'tight, planted and solid'

Michael Neeves, 07 December 2010 12:01

This is the bike that could catapult a talented teenager into racing superstardom. It’s a race-prepared Kawasaki Ninja 250R and it’s the machine being used for next year’s inaugural European Junior Cup.  Find a Kawasaki Ninja 250R for sale We got to ride the first Ninja 250R to be race prepared for the series at Jerez. Modifications are limited to ...

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Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Michael Neeves, 19 August 2010 17:23

Two months ahead of its official launch in Imola, MCN has got its hands on the new Ducati 848 Evo. Replacing the current 848, the 140bhp Evo has more power, a steering damper and Monobloc Brembos from the Ducati 1198R superbike. Senior Road tester, Michael Neeves has tested Ducati’s new mini-superbike on the track and road and says, “The 848 ...

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