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MCN video guide: How to get your knee down

James Keen, 28 January 2011 11:30

In the second of our video guides, MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves shows us his technique for getting your knee down. MCN video guide: How to wheelie As Neeves explains in the guide, there are lots of strategies for touching slider to tarmac, but this is our recommended method.   The guide is broken into 3 parts: preparation, body position and ...

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MCN's top videos of 2010

James Keen, 26 December 2010 08:00

Over the course of 2010 we've had some cracking videos here on MCN, covering the biggest new bike launches, best group tests and top features. On the MCN youtube channel our 924 (and counting) videos have been watched a total of 24 million times this year. They feature everything from our own Mark Holmes' 1975 Bonnie to the high-tech new BMW S1000RR.    Here's just ...

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Video: Cyril Despres prepares for the 2011 Dakar Rally

James Keen, 20 December 2010 15:11

In January 2011 Cyril Despres - one of enduro and rally's most successful riders - Returns to Argentina and Chile to defend his 2010 Dakar Rally title.      With more than 5,900miles to be completed, including 3,100miles of racing spread over 13 stages, the Dakar Rally 2011 offers a huge challenge, even to someone with the experience of Frenchman Cyril Despres.

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Aprilia RSV4 carbon kit revealed

James Keen, 08 December 2010 16:05

Aprilia have developed a complete carbon fibre body kit for the RSV4 range. Find an Aprilia RSV4 for sale After months of development on race track, public roads and test benches, Aprilia has put the kit in to production.  Read Aprilia RSV4 reviews Each part is made of three layers (carbon/kevlar/carbon) for strength and finished by hand.       The carbon parts can be ordered ...

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Video: Kawasaki W800 - retro commuter

James Keen, 02 December 2010 12:02

Kawasaki have created this video to promote their new W800 - it seems to suggest that they're pitching the bike at trendy London types who want a retro-cool commuter for the city.  With an authentic-looking air-cooled 773cc parallel twin motor, twin rear shocks and pea-shooter exhausts, the W800 certainly looks the part - but so does the competition, namely the Triumph Bonneville and Moto Guzzi V7 Classic.   ...

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Video: Onboard a Ducati 848 Evo

James Keen, 22 September 2010 10:44

In this week's MCN we take the new Ducati 848 Evo to the insanely fast Siracusa track to test it against it's supersports competition - namely the Yamaha R6 and Daytona 675. Full video test: 848 Evo v R6 v 675 Watch the video below to go onboard with MCN road tester Michael Neeves as he puts it through its ...

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Video: Moto Guzzi V7 Racer in action

James Keen, 20 September 2010 14:05

Moto Guzzi have produced this official promo video for their chrome-clad V7 Racer. Moto Guzzi V7 Racer unveiled Watch the clip for a glimpse at the development process behind the new bike - from initial sketches to final production - as well as some nice shots of the finished bike in action:  

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Video: Brammo Empulse - 100mph electric bike

James Keen, 15 July 2010 15:15

Brammo have revealed their new Empulse electric motorcycle, which they claim is capable of 100mph and can go over 100 miles on a single charge.  Video: Mavizen electric sportsbike first ride Three versions of the Empulse are planned - the 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0. Model names denote range, so the cheapest 6.0 model will go 60 miles on a charge, ...

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Video: Fireblade is a work of art

James Keen, 09 July 2010 16:42

The latest art-inspired window display at Selfridges in London features two Honda Fireblades - one complete, the other dismantled and looking like the world's best Meccano set.   The two blades are set up to balance at either end of a set of scales. The artist - Kyle Bean - wanted to use something minimalistic but with presence, completely out of context, ...

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Video: Onboard a KTM 990SMR

James Keen, 09 July 2010 11:19

In the next issue of MCN, on sale 14 July 2010, we test the KTM 990SMR and Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP to find out which is best on road and track.  Both manufacturers claim that their bike is the ultimate track-friendly supermoto. So to find out who's right, MCN's Adam Child is joined by road racer/BSB rider Steve Mercer for a morning of ...

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