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Video: Ducati Monster 1100S

Trevor Franklin, 06 January 2009 11:35

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 ...

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Video: LSL Kawasaki Clubman W 740R road test

Trevor Franklin, 29 December 2008 13:00

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Brit-iron), this delightful two-wheeled slice of nostalgia could never be tagged a performance machine and was sadly out of date when ...

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Video: Ducati 1198 first ride

Trevor Franklin, 20 November 2008 10:58

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 Troy Bayliss riding the Ducati 1198 MCN senior road tester Trevor Franklin travelled to Portugal's Circuito de Algarve to get the first ride of Ducati's 1198 to see if bigger ...

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Video: Miles Per Gallon Fuel Test

Trevor Franklin, 12 November 2008 15:45

With the downward spiral from credit crunch to full-on recession MCN senior roadtester Trevor Franklin wanted to see if the economy of motorcycles can still be highly prized. To find out Trevor took Suzuki's Sixteen, BMW's F650GS, Kawasaki's Z1000 and a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade to Bruntingthorpe testing circuit in Leicestershire to conduct two tests. How far would a gallon of ...

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Video: Words first test of the BMW Sport Boxer R1200S

Trevor Franklin, 26 September 2007 11:43

BMW's endurance racing Sport Boxer is more than just a racing protoype, it's the development mule for the firms new road-going sports bike, the HP2 Sport, which is set to be unveiled at the Paris show next week. Check out the video below to see what MCN man Trevor Franklin thought of the race bike and then check back later ...

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