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Aprilia Caponord first ride

Adam Child, 11 April 2013 10:56

As the biking audience matures, demand continues to increase for adventure bikes. Early last year Triumph launched its new Explorer which took the coveted MCN road test class crown in 2012. But since then Ducati has launched its new ‘skyhook’ Multistrada, the first to come with true semi-active suspension, while both KTM and BMW have introduced new models which have ...

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MCN rides the Britten V1000

Adam Child, 24 January 2013 07:30

‘Outstanding’, ‘amazing’, and ‘work of art’ are all labels liberally applied to the exotic race bikes built by John Britten, but in reality the Britten deserves a unique accolade to celebrate its existence. In many peoples’ minds it’s simply the greatest bike ever made. For me it transcends everything, it’s a dream bike, it was the poster bike I had ...

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2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro ridden

Adam Child, 19 March 2012 15:49

Aprilia’s revised exotic Dorsoduro 1200 has lost weight, gained some Italian ponies and now has a three-way traction control as standard. If you thought the Supermoto scene was drying up you’d be wrong. Aprilia are seven times world supermoto champions, and the Dorsoduro has been a success story since its launch in 750 format back in 2008. It’s Aprilia’s third best-selling ...

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Fully updated Kawasaki ER-6n sets new standard

Adam Child, 21 October 2011 11:29

When we learnt that Kawasaki wasn't just giving its popular ER6 range a slight update for 2012 but was almost completely revising them, first we wondered if it was strictly necessary. After all, both ERs (n for naked, f for faired) were already among the best middle-weight twins. Then, on seeing the bikes and realising how similar they looked to ...

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2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 - first ride

Adam Child, 30 April 2010 13:09

Aprilia’s updated 2010 Shiver is currently being tested by MCN’s Adam Child on the amazing Route Napoleon in the south of France. This is what he has to say... 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 - tech specs revealed “Aprilia have decided to make the Shiver more accessible and give it more of a sporting edge, the seat is thinner and lower ...

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Superbike showdown – will the Europeans come out on top?

Adam Child, 23 February 2010 14:03

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the Trazado Grand Prix Circuit, near Barcelona pitting all NINE of the world’s leading superbikes against each other. And for the first time in living memory the Japanese manufacturers could be set to have their butts well and truly kicked. For the first time, all of this year’s litre-class sports bikes ...

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Video: Aprilia Dorsoduro Supermoto group test

Adam Child, 27 June 2008 13:00

Aprilia's 2008 Dorsoduro Supermoto takes on its rivals in the shape of KTM's 990SM and Ducati's Hypermotard in our exclusive video road test. MCN's road tester Adam Child invited the 2006 British Supermoto Champion, Sam Warren, along for a second opinion as they pitched the motorcycles against each other around Ancaster Kart track. Watch the video below to see how ...

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Video: Onboard BMW HP2 Sport and Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory

Adam Child, 21 May 2008 12:01

MCN road tester Adam Child travelled to the Albacete race circuit in Spain to pit the world's best sports v-twin motorcycles against each other on track and you can see some of his on-track action below.Chad got to ride the BMW HP2 Sport, KTM RC8 and the Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory against some of the fastest bike testers in the ...

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Video: Aprilia Dorsoduro - world's first ride

Adam Child, 29 April 2008 15:30

Aprilia reckons its new street supermoto, the Dorsoduro, is something of a beast so we sent MCN road tester Adam Child to ride it. Chad travelled an hour north of Rome to take part in the world's first ride of Aprilia's new Shiver-derived street supermoto. Watch the video below to see what he thought and read the full article in MCN, ...

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Video: Aprilia's new SMV750 Dorsoduro First Ride!

Adam Child, 17 April 2008 12:27

MCN Road Tester Adam Child has just been to Italy to ride Aprilia's new street supermoto, the Dorsoduo. It is based on the mechanicals from the Shiver 750, and going by the antics we captured on video it's an absolute hoot to ride. Watch a little video teaser below and Chad's full test in MCN (and full video) is coming soon! ...

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