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Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 longterm review

MCN, 27 April 2010 16:01

MCN's longterm test fleet for 2010 includes the Kawasaki Z1000. MCN road tester Michael Neeves has had the bike for a month and covered 600 miles so far. Read the Kawasaki Z1000 review Find a Kawasaki Z1000 for sale Watch the video for his first impressions on life with a Z1000 including details on engine characteristics, handling and tyre choice.       http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - Marseille, Bologna and Skegness and 2500 miles in five days

Andy Downes, 26 April 2010 13:56

It’s the words you learn to dread while working at MCN – “Can I borrow your bike please?” In this case there was no way out. MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin needed to get to Marseille in the South of France for the launch of the new Yamaha FZ8 and because of the Icelandic volcano and no flights riding ...

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Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - First impressions

James Keen, 26 April 2010 10:18

My gleaming new GSX-R600 turned up at the office at 2.50pm on Friday and by 3 I was on the way up to Skegness for the MCN Live! weekend.  I'd volunteered to help marshall the MCN ride out on Saturday and it was the perfect way to put the first couple of hundred miles on the new bike. It got quite ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - MCN Live! priorities

Ian Jubb, 23 April 2010 17:30

Getting the priorities right for MCN Live at Butlins, Skegness. The GS is really a do anything bike and it carries beers and snacks pretty well too! Now on with the disk lock and away with the key until tomorrows ride out. Now to hope I don't actually find out how good it actually is! Further readingStaff bike blogs | ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - MCN Live! priorities

Ian Jubb, 23 April 2010 17:30

Getting the priorities right for MCN Live at Butlins, Skegness. The GS is really a do anything bike and it carries beers and snacks pretty well too! Now on with the disk lock and away with the key until tomorrows ride out. Now to hope I don't actually find out how good it actually is! Further readingStaff bike blogs | ...

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Staff bikes: Ducati 848 Challenge Racer – showroom to race ready in 24 hrs

Michael Neeves, 23 April 2010 15:51

Wednesday 2pm, this shiny red Ducati 848 was sitting innocently in Moto Rapido Ducati’s showroom in Winchester. One short day later and it’s been transformed into a race bike, ready for round one of the Ducati 848 Challenge at Silverstone on Sunday. This is going to be my race bike for 2010 in a new team, which is a collaboration ...

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Staff bikes blog – Victory Hammer S: 48mpg!

Chris Newbigging, 23 April 2010 13:09

When you don’t have a fuel gauge, you get tuned in to how many miles you can do on a tank. My Hammer S usually gets around 125 miles before I fill up, returning 38mpg on a country roads blat – fairly respectable for a big engine like the Victory 1731cc lump. Yesterday I used the Victory to visit Shaw ...

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Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys longterm review

MCN, 23 April 2010 09:49

MCN's longterm test fleet for 2010 includes the Kawasaki Versys. MCN web producer Liam Marsden has had the bike for a week and covered 500 miles so far. Find a Kawasaki Versys for sale Read the 2010 Kawasaki Versys review Watch the video for his first impressions on the best and worst things about owning a Versys.         http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of ...

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Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - The neighbours won't be happy...

James Keen, 19 April 2010 15:41

I had the day off today so I decided to get my new Mivv X-Cone fitted to my Hornet 600. It was a pretty simple job to swap out the bulky standard can for the new almost retro-looking cone shaped Mivv. My only real problem (besides lack of proper tools and my own cack-handedness) was with the original silencer clamp, which was so ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - Ilmberger carbon hand guards

Ian Jubb, 14 April 2010 10:21

The first change to the look of the BMW comes in the subtle form of new hand guards. Ilmberger Carbon to be precise.   I think they look great, bringing a little bit of sportyness to the overall look. Next up - Fender and Hugger in carbon.  Further readingStaff bike blogs | BMW R1200GS blog BLOG10 R1200GS10

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