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Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Adam Child, 05 August 2010 11:40

Fancy a zero-mileage 1000 for less than the price of an R6? There are a host of unregistered 1000 superbikes out there available for the price of a new 600. But can you get true superbike performance for 600s money? The answer is a resounding 'yes' - if you're prepared to compromise a little. With a bit of bit of digging we ...

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Exclusive interview: Ducati boss explains Multistrada active suspension

Adam Child, 15 February 2010 17:31

In an exclusive interview with MCN, Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali talks about active suspension on the Multistrada...  Latest news on the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 When did you decide on active suspension for the Multistrada?Difficult to say exactly. We wanted it to be adaptable but active suspension was not available in 2005, so we added it when the technology became ...

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First ride: New MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR v Ducati Streetfighter S

Adam Child, 14 January 2010 13:34

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently testing MV Agusta’s brand new Brutale 1090RR against the reigning king of the exotic super nakeds, Ducati’s Streetfighter S, in Ducati’s own back yard – Bologna in Italy. The all-new Brutale is the first new MV since Harley-Davidson’s takeover of the legendary Italian marque 18 months ago, and this is the first time ...

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Chad's favourite video tests of all time

Adam Child, 25 December 2009 17:00

MCN senior road tester Adam Child gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009.  On board 2008 Suzuki GSXR1300R HayabusaOne of my all time favourite clips. Flat out on Hayabusa at Bruntingthrope proving ground, 190mph plus on the clocks. Its had over a million views, and it was fun recording it. Looks allot quick than it actually felt.   ...

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2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 first ride: “It’s more fun than ever”

Adam Child, 19 November 2009 10:40

The revamped Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is a blast, according to MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child who is currently testing the bike in Sardinia. Ducati Hypermotards for sale Chad said: “There’s now two versions, the 1100 Evo, which is the standard street version, and the higher spec Evo SP. "Both have more power and less weight than before – 5bhp extra, ...

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TTS Triumph Speed Triple - first ride

Adam Child, 03 July 2009 17:25

There’s no getting away from it: Triumph’s Speed Triple is an excellent bike. Its superb handling, amazing triple engine, inimitable style and decent value makes it the class leading super naked. So adding another 60bhp and a huge amount of torque sounds like making the best even better – a bit like having an amazing party, then adding a group ...

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Supersport 600s head to head on track

Adam Child, 03 June 2009 10:18

600cc sportsbikes are more track focused than ever – not one of the current class has any real concessions to road ability. That’s why they’re so popular on track days – there’s always a swarm lapping at the front of the fast group. So when the 2009 models hit showrooms, we took them to Calafat’s sun-baked tarmac and fitted them ...

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Launch report: KTM 990 SMR

Adam Child, 17 February 2009 16:20

KTM has billed the KTM 990 SMR as the world’s fastest supermoto, Chad is out in Portugal putting the bike through its paces on road and on the Portimao track. KTMs for sale Here are Chad’s first impressions: "On the road the bike is proving to be hysterical, it’s a complete hooligan bike, it turns switchback mountain roads into a ...

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Launch report: Ktm 990 SMT

Adam Child, 16 February 2009 11:49

The KTM 990 SMT supermoto isn't just new for 2009, it's an entirely new concept combining the exciting performance of a Supermoto with practical touches such as a taller screen and a fuel tank bigger than an egg cup. MCN road tester Adam Child is currently on the SMT launch in Portugal and after a mornings ride he's impressed with the ...

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Video: Superstock Honda Fireblade faster than Touring Car at Silverstone

Adam Child, 05 December 2008 16:00

Check out this exclusive and unique footage taken at Silverstone race circuit. The Superstock Honda Fireblade easily proved faster than the Honda Type R Touring car around the historic British track.Riding the motorcycle is Steve 'Baywatch' Brogan, British Superstock 1000 Champion on-board his championship winning Honda Fireblade. Watch Steve Brogan's onboard lap In the British touring car is Gordon Shedden who finished 6th ...

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