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2010 Ducati Multistrada squares up against GS

Marc Potter, 14 October 2009 08:10

These latest exclusive pictures of Ducati’s new 2010 Multistrada show the Italian firm is going straight after sales of BMW’s R1200GS. The extreme test conducted on a motocross track was spotted by one of MCN’s spy snappers and shows the new 1098-powered Multistrada being endurance tested in Italy. The bike was getting at least six feet of air over some of ...

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UK Exclusive: New Honda V4 spied in action

Marc Potter, 24 June 2009 21:21

The Honda V4 VFR1200F has been spied in action just a day after the first pictures of the finished motorcycle appeared in MCN. The pictures show a Japanese test rider completing final hot-weather testing in the USA, and except for a couple of detail changes, the 2010 motorcycle is exactly the same as the bike pictured in this week's paper. New ...

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2009 Yamaha R1 Rossi Replica

Marc Potter, 19 June 2009 17:45

Yamaha has released a £2000 sprayed panel kit for the new Yamaha R1 which turns it into a full Rossi-style Fiat Yamaha replica. The Team Replica body kit comes fully prepared and ready to fit and includes full fairing, tank, seat-unit and front/rear mudguards with an additional sticker kit included for the swing-arm. It looks great but costs £1999.99 and is available ...

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Ducati Streetfighter world first ride - UPDATED

Marc Potter, 25 March 2009 10:04

The Ducati Streetfighter is one of the liveliest bikes Ducati currently makes. And since it comes out of the same gates as the Hypermotard and super powerful 1098R, that really is saying something. MCN Editor Marc Potter is at the world launch right now and will be reporting back throughout the day with his impressions on the new bike. The Streetfighter starts to ...

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New Yamaha R1 starts to edge out Honda Fireblade

Marc Potter, 12 February 2009 14:08

Our world first test of the 2009 Honda Fireblade against the 2009 Yamaha R1 is taking place in the South of France right now. We took the first bikes in the country, strapped them in a van and drove down through Europe in search of biking nirvana. Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested We made it to the Route Napoleon in ...

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Video: Honda CB1000R first ride

Marc Potter, 23 April 2008 13:12

Forty years after the first Japenese invasion Honda has built a bike to take on Europe's best, the Honda CB1000R and you can see it in action below. MCN's editor Marc Potter travelled to Italy to take the motorcycle for a spin on the streets of Milan and the twisty roads near Lake Como. Watch the video below to see ...

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First ride: Honda DN-01 is a little confusing

Marc Potter, 11 April 2008 10:29

MCN editor Marc Potter has just ridden the new 680cc Honda DN-01 around Lake Como in northern Italy as part of the first group to test the bike. He said: “Unfortunately Lake Como is covered in mist and rain so I have been gingerly pottering around trying my best to avoid mad Italian drivers and big manhole covers on corners. ...

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Video: Suzuki B-King launch and first ride

Marc Potter, 07 August 2007 09:51

Watch an exclusive video of MCN's Editor, Marc Potter, at the launch of the Suzuki B-King motorcycle at the  Lausitzring circuit in Germany. We've already brought you his first impressions on the Suzuki B-King, so see his final verdict of 1340cc, 181.5bhp Suzuki motorcycle. Read Marc Potter's full Suzuki B-King track test in this week's MCN, available to buy from Wednesday, August 8, 2007. Zoom & Watch more ...

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Breaking motorcycle news – First riding impressions from the Suzuki B-King World Launch

Marc Potter, 01 August 2007 09:11

MCN Editor Marc Potter has just filed his first riding report from the world press launch of the 2008 Suzuki B-King. Potter was the very first rider outside the official Suzuki test team to ride the massive 1340cc naked bike – riding motorcycle number one in group A gave Marc a taste of the bike before anyone else. Speaking just ...

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Suzuki B-King is launched

Marc Potter, 31 July 2007 17:22

Suzuki has just officially announced horsepower figures for the long awaited B-King motorcycle – and they did it just minutes ago in Germany. According to the factory brains behind the project, the massive 1340cc muscle-bike is making a claimed 181.5bhp. The information was revealed literally moments ago at the bike’s world press launch in Dresden, East Germany, shortly before Suzuki admitted ...


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