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Akrapovic Morsus: If Carlsberg built custom bikes...

Factory customs don’t get any more ‘factory’ than this. Say hello to Morsus, a unique custom machine built for aftermarket exhaust giant Akrapovic. They commissioned specialists Dreamachine Motorcycles of Slovenia to build a bike to promote Akrapovics new range of custom exhausts. Morsus is the result. And what a result. It went from drawing to finished article in just two-and-a-half ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 December 2011

Neck braces do work…

Check out this video of a guy who crashed during a trackday at Barber Motorsports, USA. Now there’s braking and there’s braking, but braking to the point of breaking your bike and yourself is taking it a bit too far in our book. The end result is the rider walked away (albeit shakily). But the point is he might not have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 November 2011

Harley-Davidson at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Harley-Davidson’s representation at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed was huge. If it wasn’t the display of Harley machinery and promo ladies drawing the crowds to its stand, then it was to the chance to see stars of both bike and car worlds meeting with Bill Davidson, great-grandson of Arthur Davidson, one of the original co-founders of the American company. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 07 July 2011

Trevor Franklin's top three videos of 2009

£1500 adventure bike challenge MCN’s £1500 Challenge made a return in 2009. This time the ‘Challenge’ was for three MCN staff to buy a large capacity trailie for £1500 or less. They then had to undertake several tasks to prove the aged (obviously) bikes were reliable, could still deliver our biking kicks and prove to be cost effective. The Challenge ...

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  • General news
  • 23 December 2009

Video: Triumph Rocket III Roadster promo

Triumph's 2300cc Rocket III was launched in 2004 and has been seen in three guises up to now|: Rocket III, Classic and Tourer. For 2010 the original Rocket III and Classic are to disappear, making way for a completely new beast, the Rocket Roadster. The Roadster loses the cruiser appeal of chromed and polished metal and feet forward riding stance for ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 October 2009

Video: When wheelies go bad

This video shows the end result of a wheelie onboard a Moto Morini Scrambler that landened slightly off-skew with an MCN staffer on it, or off it as was the case.  As far as we know there isn't a medical journal in the world that recognises this type of injury, but maybe MCN readers could come up with a suitable ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 21 September 2009

Video: Ducati Monster 1100S

MCN road tester Trevor Franklin already tested the new Ducati Monster 1100 at the launch, but how does the 1100cc V-twin powered naked fair on bumpy British roads? Trev has tested the 1100S version on UK roads and here's some of his thoughts: "The new Ducati Monster 1100S scores highly straight from the off. "The combo of stiff chassis and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 06 January 2009

Video: LSL Kawasaki Clubman W 740R road test

Kawasaki's W650 surfaced in 1998 and dipped back under the radar sometime in 2003. Based on a very early Kawasaki model from an age where where hippies were all the rage (and itself a very good copy of 1960s Brit-iron), this delightful two-wheeled slice of nostalgia could never be tagged a performance machine and was sadly out of date when ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 29 December 2008

Video: AC Schnitzer F800 GS tested

German tuning company AC Schnitzer has developed an excellent reputation for producing some stunning aftermarket accessories for all manner of BMW motorcycles. Most recently it has turned its attentions to that stunning workhorse the BMW F800GS. But rather than simply adding on choice bits and pieces, this time it has developed a complete new model: an F800GS supermoto. Replacing the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 12 December 2008

Video: Ducati 1198 Promotional video

Just as we were all thinking the Ducati 1098 was the best V-twin ever, out of nowhere Ducati's 1198 appears and you can see it here in our video. Watch MCN Senior road tester Trevor Franklin testing the 1198 Watch Troy Bayliss larking about on the new Ducati 1198 in their promotional video below and read the full article on the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 25 November 2008

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