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Video: MV Augusta Brutale 1078RR first ride

Michael Neeves, 10 April 2008 10:27

MV Agusta's new Brutale 1078RR has the engine from the F4 RR312 superbike crammed into its tinny, sexy chassis. But it's not just its 154bhp and 166-plus mph top speed, which sets this apart from any Brutale built before, the best bit is that it's smoother and easier to ride than ever. Check out the video below to see Senior Road Tester, ...

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Video: 2008 600cc group test

Michael Neeves, 13 March 2008 09:39

Last year Honda blew the doors off the 600 class with its new CBR600RR but can it hold on to its crown against the new Yamaha R6, Triumph's Daytona 675, Suzuki's new GSX-R600 K8 and Kawasaki's ZX-6R. MCN Senior road tester Michael Neeves tested the motorcycles on road and track to see if the contenders could match the Honda CBR600RR. Watch the ...

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Video: Husqvarna's 2008 SM510IR, SM450RR and a World Championship winning bike

Michael Neeves, 06 March 2008 14:26

For the past ten years, Italian off-road motorcycle manufacturer Husqvarna has been in the business of making fiery supermotos. The company, recently bought by BMW, have continued to tweak and upgrade their range year on year and 2008 is no different. MCN's Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves travelled to Benidorm to try the new SM510R, the SM450RR and the S1 World Championship winning ...

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Mercedes Vito van aimed at motorcycle transport

Michael Neeves, 15 February 2008 10:45

Mercedes are aiming their new 204bhp, 3.0-litre V6 turbo Vito Sport X Special Edition diesel van at bikers, as the ultimate way to transport a bike around. They also reckon it’s the fastest van money can buy, getting from 0-60mph in eight seconds and a top whack of 122mph, which is hot-hatch territory. We used the Vito X Sport to ...

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Fireblade gets ready to take on its rivals

Michael Neeves, 24 January 2008 16:23

The waiting is finally over. We’ve finally got our hands on one of the first new Honda CBR1000RR FireBlades in Europe, and that means we can get to work on seeing which of the 1000cc Japanese superbikes is going to be this year’s king. Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is at the Almeria circuit in southern Spain with the FireBlade, ...

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Video: 2007 Sports bike of the year

Michael Neeves, 29 November 2007 17:00

Michael Neeves heads to Jerez in Spain with the cream of this year's sports bikes, but which one is best? Check out the video below to see the Yamaha R1, Honda CBR600RR, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 1098 go head to head and find out which one came out on top. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By ...

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Ducati Desmosedici RR first ride hit by hurricane

Michael Neeves, 04 September 2007 10:18

The world first test of the Ducati Desmosedici RR has been hit by a hurricance and torrential rain at the Misano circuit in Italy. MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves is at Misano was all ready to get on the Ducati Desmosedici RR, when Ducati bosses decided to cancel the event. "It's so disapointing. Everything is set up and ready to ...

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Aprilia V-Twin Shiver first impression

Michael Neeves, 18 April 2007 11:24

We’re at a top secret test track in Italy riding a pre-production version of Aprilia’s new 750cc V-Twin Shiver. It’s due to go on sale in June and should cost less than £6,000, which means if you are thinking of buying a Honda Hornet, Yamaha Fazer or Ducati Monster it’s a bike worth seriously considering. It’s a sit up and ...

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Video: GSX-R1000 launch

Michael Neeves, 13 February 2007 14:28

Take a look at the video below where you can see Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves at the launch of the K7 GSXR1000 at Phillip Island in Australia.  Neeves also catches up with GP legend Kevin Schwantz who gives an insight into his thoughts on this exciting new 2007 model. See This week's edition of MCN, available from Wednesday, February 14, ...

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