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MRO Powerbike blog: Cadwell Park

Michael Neeves, 13 April 2011 12:17

It was one of the best racing weekends for me so far on my beloved BMW Park lane S1000RR. The weather was glorious and I managed three thirds in Powerbikes, with a best lap time of 1.33.01. That’s over two seconds faster than I went here last year on the same bike and over a second quicker than my personal ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

MCN, 31 March 2011 14:39

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up against the Europeans - the Ducati 1198SP, KTM RC8R, Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC and MV Agusta F4 1000R - to see if it can maintain its dominance of the 1000cc sports bike class. ...

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Poll: BMW S1000RR vs European exotica

MCN, 30 March 2011 15:48

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up against the Europeans - the Ducati 1198SP, KTM RC8R, Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC and MV Agusta F4 1000R - to see if it can maintain its dominance of the 1000cc sports bike class. ...

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Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R takes on rivals

MCN, 03 February 2011 11:29

The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R gets a host of changes for this year, including ABS and traction control. MCN has already tested the ZX-10R in isolation at Qatar where it was mightily impressive, but is it enough to see off the other 1000cc sports bikes and the awesome BMW S1000RR? We test the ZX-10R, S1000RR, Honda Fireblade, Yamaha R1 and Suzuki ...

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2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

Michael Guy, 19 November 2010 12:10

MCN's Michael Guy has sent back his first impressions on the new KTM RC8R from the world launch in Spain: Find a KTM RC8R for sale "The previous incarnation of the RC8R had issues with fuelling which caused an abrupt throttle response, but KTM have clearly listen to feedback and done something about it. "The new RC8R features 'twin spark technology' - each ...

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BMW S1000RR is MCN Machine of the Year

Marc Potter, 17 November 2010 09:26

MCN is proud to reveal that the new Machine of the Year for 2010 is the incredible and class-redefining BMW S1000RR. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale As well as being one of Britain’s best-selling bikes, the new BMW came from nowhere and lead the hardest class in the world, absolutely blowing us away with its performance, handling, style and ...

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New Rieju RS3 tested

Pierre Galpin, 12 August 2010 15:09

If this bike had been about when I was 16 I would happily have sold my parents for it. The new Rieju RS3 50cc, with a design clearly inspired by the 2009 Yamaha R1, has everything to make budding motorcyclists happy. Compared to its predecessor the RS2, the RS3 is more modern, slimmer and better equipped. The bike retains the ...

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Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

James Keen, 26 July 2010 13:30

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there.    Get a motorcycle insurance quote now We've compared insurance groups on key models across all categories to find the bikes that are the cheapest to insure compared to their rivals. For example: ...

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Reader's race reps needed for MCN road test

Michael Neeves, 08 June 2010 10:12

MCN needs to get hold of some specific models for a race rep road test. If you have one of the following bikes and you'd like to see it in the paper, please get in touch:   2008-current Repsol Honda Fireblade K9-L0 Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 2009/2010 Fiat Yamaha R1  The test would begin at MCN's office in Peterborough at 9am and end at ...

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In next week: Suzuki GSX1250F group test

Chris Newbigging, 09 April 2010 17:25

MCN has tested the new Suzuki GSX1250F for the first time on UK soil – but as it only has one real direct rival, we’ve done things a little differently. We’ve included it’s closest competitor, the CBF1000GT, for the most direct comparison, but as Suzuki has claimed it’s a match for more expensive machines, we’ve included more upmarket machines too. ...

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