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Staff bikes: Ducati Multistrada 1200 - The bike I've waited 10 years for

Marc Potter, 27 May 2010 13:55

Picked up my new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Touring on Friday and I couldn’t be more delighted with it. With electronically-adjustable Ohlins suspension, changeable engine maps, heated grips, keyless start, an electronic steering lock, Ducati traction control, and panniers as standard on the £14,250 Touring version I chose, there’s not many more gadgets that you could throw at a bike. Thankfully ...

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Staff bikes: KTM 450EXC - This bike is all about the engine

Marc Potter, 01 April 2010 12:00

Ever since former MCN editor Adam Duckworth used to let me terrify myself on his KTM 450 SX-F, I’ve always lusted after a 450 to have in the garage. There’s something about the way KTM grabs you that means I’m now spending lunchtimes at Gear 4 in Market Deeping and filling up my garage with orange KTM carrier bags full of ...

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BMW R1200RT first ride: "BMW has created a fine motorcycle"

Marc Potter, 21 January 2010 09:42

The new BMW R1200RT gets a new 110bhp twin-cam engine which puts it right back on top of the big-distance mile munchers. How it will stand up to the new Honda VFR1200 is yet to be seen, but with subtle tweaks including the new engine, a restyled front-end, new console and the updated ESA2 electronically adjustable suspension the bike is ...

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2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure first impressions: 'It gets the kick it has been missing'

Marc Potter, 19 January 2010 16:59

MCN editor Marc Potter has just stopped for a brief rest on the launch of the new BMW R1200GS Adventure in the Malaga area of Spain. Here are his initial impressions. "I've just covered 30 miles on the 2010 adventure, and it benefits from the same power upgrade as the R1200RT and the R1200GS which puts it on 110 horse ...

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2010 BMW R1200RT first impressions: 'beautifully comfortable'

Marc Potter, 19 January 2010 11:53

MCN editor Marc Potter has just stopped for a brief rest on the launch of the new BMW R1200RT in the Malaga area of Spain. Here are his initial impressions after 70 miles of riding. He said: “After the first bit of the ride today we've done 70 miles and my initial impression is that the RT doesn’t feel that ...

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Live from the launch of the 2010 BMW R1200RT

Marc Potter, 19 January 2010 08:26

The new BMW R1200RT is gunning for the title of best tourer, and we're in Spain at the bike's launch to see if the bike's updated engine lives upto BMW's hype. For 2010, the UK's best-selling tourer gets a new 110bhp twin-cam motor putting out 110bhp, and new electronic suspension (ESA2) which allows the rider to adjust damping and spring ...

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Video: BMW R1200GS Adventure longterm test report

Marc Potter, 31 July 2009 16:49

MCN Editor Marc Potter has clocked up 5500 trouble free miles on his long term test BMW R1200GS. Here’s a short video review of the bike in action showing it’s more than capable of anything Potter can throw at it.   Read the BMW R1200GS Adventure review Find a BMW R1200GS Adventure for sale   Zoom & Watch more videos ...

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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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Video: Yamaha V-Max tears up the tarmac at Santa Pod

Marc Potter, 26 February 2009 16:14

Yamaha’s new V-Max is the most powerful production motorcycle we have ever put on our dyno.   The new 2009 Yamaha V-Max made a whopping 184bhp at the rear tyre, and 116ft lb of torque. In numbers it has more torque than a Yamaha R6 has got in horsepower, and makes it more powerful than our previous best – the Suzuki ...

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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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