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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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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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Smart money superbikes - the best used examples

MCN, 15 June 2012 11:47

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. These much-loved Japanese machines are the old guard and have all been worthy ...

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Ducati 1199 Panigale vs rivals: At a glance

MCN, 25 April 2012 17:44

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles this year - the Ducati Panigale - reignite our passion for all things very fast? Ducati certainly hope so and have thrown the kitchen sink at the ...

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Destination dealer: Wheels Motorcycles

MCN, 09 March 2012 11:47

ADVERTISING PROMOTION After the fantastic results from the Australian WSB round – which saw Max Biaggi take a win and a second from last place – Wheels Motorcycles would like to invite you to view and test ride the road-going RSV4 APRC Factory.  This is the only road bike with three innovative systems patented by Aprilia, which constantly monitor the ...

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Poll: Are hyperbikes still relevant today?

MCN, 14 May 2010 15:30

It’s 20 years since the launch of the first ‘hyperbike’ – Kawasaki’s awesome 173mph ZZ-R1100 which reigned world’s fastest production bike through the first half of the 1990s until usurped by new hyperbikes such as Honda’s CBR1100XX Super Blackbird and Suzuki’s Hayabusa.    But today we have a new breed of superbikes – awesomely powerful race replicas such as BMW’s S1000RR and Aprilia’s ...

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Aprilia RSV4-R first ride!

Michael Neeves, 27 October 2009 11:39

The Aprilia RSV4-R costs £12,449 and is available in dealers now. The compact V4 engine is exactly the same as the Factory’s, it’s only the chassis components which have been altered, with Ohlins suspension replaced by Showa forks and a Sachs rear shock.  Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short Wheels are cast aluminium rather than forged, and some of the Factory’s ...

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New MCN October 21: Buell shut down!

Liam Marsden, 20 October 2009 12:37

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 21, we have the full story surrounding Harley-Davidson and the closure of Buell. We plot Harley-Davidson's path to crisis, starting in January 2008, when the company's annual profits fell by 10%. The first fall since 1993. Subscribe to MCN Electronic suspension could be used on sports bikes as early as 2010, with ...

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New MCN September 30: Aprilia RSV4-R revealed

Liam Marsden, 29 September 2009 10:27

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 30, we reveal all the details of the 'cheaper' Aprilia superbike, the Aprilia RSV4-R. The R version is £2500 cheaper than the factory model and is expected to go on sale late this year. Subscribe to MCN An insider at the Ducati factory reveals that MCN's computer-generated image of the new Multistrada ...

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New MCN 28 July: Aprilia Tuono V4 spotted!

James Keen, 28 July 2009 10:38

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale July 29, we have the world's first picture of the new Aprilia Tuono V4. The high-spec super naked version of Aprilia's RSV4 looks almost production-ready and is expected at the Milan Show in November. Subscribe to MCN  Seven new Harley-Davidson models have been announced and we have official pictures and details. Plus we reveal Kawasaki's plans ...

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