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Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R group test

MCN, 10 January 2014 16:57

Triumph's Speed Triple is MCN's long-standing king of the traditional naked litre-class bikes, free of traction control and rider modes. At the other end of the spectrum is Aprilia's Tuono V4R, which grabbed all the accolades with brutal power and myriad electronic rider aids. But now there's a new 'Beast' fighting for naked honours: KTM's 1290 Super Duke R. We ...

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New MCN January 8: Super Duke shootout

Liam Marsden, 07 January 2014 10:05

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 8: Super Duke shootout: The new KTM takes on the Aprilia Tuono V4R and Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Royal Enfield: From rags to riches How to cure your snatchy throttle Plus: Free 2014 sports planner In sport: Hutchinson and Brookes out of the TT All available ...

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Danger bikes wanted!

MCN, 06 August 2013 16:59

Danger bikes owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of some of the most ferocious motorcycles ever produced for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: 1986 - 1988 Kawasaki GPZ1000RX 1997 - 2001 Suzuki TL1000S 2004 - 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R 2011 - current Aprilia Tuono V4 We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may ...

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Used buying guide: BMW GS

Jon Urry, 12 July 2013 08:30

What can be said about BMW’s legendary GS that hasn’t already been extensively documented? As well as being the longest running model in modern motorcycling, the GS has formed the backbone of BMW Motorrad with currently 25% of their sales coming from this machine alone. It is, quite simply, the most successful modern motorcycle on the planet. But it doesn’t ...

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Used buying guide: Yamaha R1

Jon Urry, 03 July 2013 10:18

If you have to pick out a year that marked the revival of the litre bike category then look no further than 2004. With World Superbikes turning to 1000cc inline fours rather than 750cc homologation specials, the pressure was on the Japanese in the early-noughties to deliver to riders a whole new breed of affordable sportsbike. The litre bike war ...

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Staff blog: Burgman v Tmax: the jury's out

Steve Farrell, 02 July 2013 17:06

One or two readers have commented that they doubt the Burgman 650 is as good as some other big scooters out there, like Yamaha’s Tmax or BMW’s C600 Sport. This week I’ll be finding out.   I'm doing a group test of six big scooters, also including the Honda Integra, Aprilia SRV850 and BMW C650GT.   I’ll be doing my 160-mile commute on each of ...

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Norton: 'What we learned last year created this bike'

MCN, 23 May 2013 13:52

Norton design boss Simon Skinner and his small team of engineers, designers and mechanics sat down the week after the 2012 TT and sifted through notes and reams of computer data to work out what a bike would need for the 2013 TT. The results, seen for the first time in an MCN world exclusive, are an almost completely new ...

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New MCN April 17: Why 600s are back

MCN, 16 April 2013 13:59

In this week's MCN, out April 17, we take the top of the class supersport screamers to Italy for a road and track test with world champion Neil Hodgson We talk exclusively to Brit Chaz Davies as he does the WSB double at Aragon! Also this week: Your chance to get a free 20-point bike healthcheck - exclusive to MCN ...

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New MCN March 27: Beauty and a Beast

MCN, 26 March 2013 13:35

In this week's MCN, out March 27, we have a world-first test of Ducati's new top-of-the-range Panigale 1199R superbike. We look at a very special special - a British-built hub-steered Aprilia RSV. Also this week: BMW's R1200RT spotted in tests, Suzuki's new V-Strom revealed, and used Suzukis from £1000 In sport: The roundup from the Jerez test as Cal goes ...

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2013 Aprilia RSV4 ridden

Michael Neeves, 25 October 2012 07:00

This is what motorcycling dreams are made of: a sunny day, a dry track and one of the world's best superbikes to play on. I'm talking about the lightly-revised new 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC. It's available from the dealers next Feburary and costs the same as the current model - £16,599. You're not going to feel the new bike's ...

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