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Video: BMW S1000RR world first group test

MCN, 16 December 2009 16:00

The Big Four becomes the Big Five as BMW's first real superbike battles it out with the established stars.      Facts and figures: BMW S1000RR vs the competition  Find a 1000cc superbike for sale In our world first group test we pit the BMW S1000RR against the class-leading Yamaha R1, Honda's revised-for-2010 Fireblade, the brutal Kawasaki ZX-10R and the Suzuki GSX-R1000. Watch ...

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Video: Yamaha R1 long term report

MCN, 15 December 2009 15:37

MCN's Adam Child has had his longterm Yamaha R1 for almost a year in which he has covered over 16,000 miles. The year has had its ups and downs for Chad and his Yamaha R1 with the only major modification being the addition of an Akrapovic exhaust system.     http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to ...

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BMW S1000RR group test: "An exciting and surprising bike"

Trevor Franklin, 11 December 2009 16:21

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in the South of France pitting the new BMW S1000RR against the Honda Fireblade, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1. He has just phoned in his end of day report: “We’ve just done 200 miles on the Route Napoleon near Cannes in the South of France and it’s clear that out of ...

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BMW S1000RR group test first impressions

Trevor Franklin, 11 December 2009 10:59

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in the South of France pitting the new BMW S1000RR against the Honda Fireblade, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1. He has just phoned in this initial report: “We’ve just stopped after riding 63 miles up the Route Napoleon out of Cannes in the south of France. "It was bloody cold to ...

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NEC Show: Yamaha R1 wins as MCN's Bikes of 2009 are revealed

Guy Procter, 26 November 2009 17:27

The revolutionary Yamaha R1 is today revealed as MCN’s Bike of the Year. An expert panel of judges headed by MCN Editor Marc Potter voted unanimously in favour of the bike, with Potter presenting the award to a delighted Yamaha at the NEC show. Triumph claimed the Manufacturer of the Year Award. The full list of 2009’s MCN Award winners, ...

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First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR

MCN, 12 November 2009 17:14

With MCN due to test the long-awaited BMW S1000RR superbike next week, Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin got a rare ride aboard Troy Corser’s full-race WSB version to get an idea of how the road bike may perform. All the latest info on the S1000RR Here’s what he had to say: "As per WSB rules the race bike’s silhouette is ...

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Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 2 - early 90s

Chris Newbigging, 12 August 2009 10:32

This week Kawasaki is celebrating 25 years of the Ninja series – one of the most famous model lines in the motorcycle world. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 MCN has compiled a list of the 20 best Ninjas for a special poster FREE in today’s MCN (August 12 2009) – but in the mean ...

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Video: 2WD Yamaha R1 ridden

MCN, 07 July 2009 15:59

MCN is the only publication in the world to have ridden the Ohlins two-wheel-drive Yamaha R1. Watch the video for a tech explaination of the 2WD system and see MCN's Trevor Franklin take a test ride on the revolutionary machine at the remote Karlskoga track in Sweden.      Read more on the 2WD Yamaha R1 in this week's MCN, on sale July 8.   ...

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Video: Sports bike of the year 2009

MCN, 01 June 2009 16:01

The Aprilia RSV4 takes on the best of the best to find the UK's ultimate sports machine for 2009. The KTM RC8R, Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV4 and Triumph Daytona 675 were taken to the Isle of Man for 2000 miles of distance riding, 5 laps of the TT circuit and a thrashing by road racer Connor Cummins.   http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code ...

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MCN's top sports bikes of the year 2009

James Keen, 29 May 2009 12:49

In the May 27 issue of MCN the sporty group test winners go head to head to see which sports bike is the best of the best in 2009.    Video: Watch the sports bike of the year 2009 video test The KTM RC8R, Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV4 and Triumph Daytona 675 were taken to the Isle of Man for 2000 ...

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