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Benelli's rival for the Honda Hornet, Triumph Street Triple and BMW F800R

MCN, 28 May 2009 14:59

MCN’s senior road tester Michael Neeves has seen Benelli's new roadster – a bike that looks set to rival Honda's Hornet, Triumph's Street Triple and BMW's F800R. The new parallel-twin Benelli will cost around £7000. Neeves said: "I was at the factory to test Benelli’s Tre899K (see last week’s issue), when I saw the 2ue being dyno tested. I wandered ...

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World Exclusive: First ride of the RSV4 on the road

Michael Neeves, 30 April 2009 12:12

MCN’s world first road ride on Aprilia's new RSV4 has proved what an exceptional bike it is. But it has also highlighted problems that did not show up on the racetrack launch. New V4 Aprilia ridden on road for first time 415 miles of motorway, A-roads and cities It’s brilliant, but flawed The surprises came to light after MCN picked ...

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World Exclusive: Aprilia RSV-4 official pictures

Chris Newbigging, 22 February 2008 17:05

Aprilia has released these first official pictures of the RSV-4 World Superbike racing motorcycle. The photographs show the finished model that Aprilia plans to campaign in the 2009 WSB championship, though spokesman Miles Taylor says the firm is aiming to compete in some races in 2008 as part of the bike’s development program. Aprilia took the decision to return to ...

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New Buell 1125R revealed

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 09:00

Finally America’s only sportsbike maker has become America’s only superbike maker with the launch of the new 1125R. Marking the first water-cooled Buell motorcycle since the first, two-stroke 750RW of 1983, the new 1125R offers 146bhp from a completely new V-twin engine and costs just £8495, making it a real alternative to bikes like Aprilia’s RSV-R and Japanese four-cylinder superbikes. ...

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Video: Aprilia's new V4 superbike engine

Angus Farquhar, 19 June 2007 19:16

With details of Aprilia's new sportsbike emerging in the June 2 edtion of MCN we thought we'd show you footage of the bikes all new V4 powerplant. Check out the video below to see the new four-cylinder engine in all it's glory and check out the June 20 edition of MCN for an exclusive on how the bike will look.   Zoom ...

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Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 10:15

Aprilia insiders have confirmed it's working on a range of 1200cc bikes based on a bigger version of the new Shiver's 750 V-twin. The motor will be stretched from 749cc to 1149cc by increasing the bore and stroke from 92mm x 56.4mm to 104mm x 67.6mm, adding up to a power output of should be over 130bhp. The new motor ...

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Video: Aprilia RSVR550 out on track

Michael Neeves, 13 March 2007 17:53

Cross an Aprilia RS250 with n SXV550 and what do you get? The spiritual successor to the Yamaha TZR250, Suzuki RGV250 and Kawasaki KR-1S. MCN road tester Michael Neeves took out the new RSVR550 from RSVR Racing Ltd at Rockingham to see if the bike can live up to the expectations. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV ...

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Video: Pegaso Factory

MCN, 15 February 2007 09:31

Senior road tester Michael Neeves has been to Italy to check out the new Aprilia Pegaso. See the first ride on this new 2007 bike in the video below. Last week MCN tested the BMW K1200R Sport – a great bike, but one so expensive we had to keep checking the price. Now we’ve got our noses buried in price ...

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Video: 1098 on the dyno

MCN, 10 January 2007 10:00

Ducati’s new 1098 arrived at the MCN office for the first time last week and caused quite a stir before it was whisked away to get it’s first dyno run. Check out the video to hear just how good the bike sounds when it’s running and see how much power it really does have. You can read how the 1098 stands ...

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