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Video: Ducati Hypermotard new vs old

Michael Neeves, 22 May 2013 16:34

Ducati's new 821cc Hypermotard replaces two old Hypermotards: the little 796 and its bigger brother, the 1100 Evo. It has a similar-size engine to the small one, but more power than the big one, so what kind of buyer will be attracted to it? To find out, we got two MCN road testers and two less-experienced riders on the staff ...

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Video: Riding Europe's finest retro bikes

Michael Neeves, 11 January 2012 14:41

German firm LSL are becoming famous for creating achingly-cool retro custom bikes, but for owner Jochen Schmitz-Linkweiler they’re merely a hobby – his real business is manufacturing accessories. When MCN visited LSL, we expected to find a small custom shop, but instead were welcomed into a 900 square meter, solar-powered factory turning out everything from handlebars to rearsets. So how ...

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Video: Yamaha OW-01 revisited

Michael Neeves, 24 November 2011 14:03

Back in 1989 Yamaha created the OW-01, a homologation special built for superbike racing. With a staggering £12,700 price tag, it cost more than the Honda RC30 and with only 500 built, the Yamaha was more exclusive too. In this video, MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves gets to realise a 22-year old dream and ride this classic superbike for ...

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Video: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade gets MCN thumbs-up

Michael Neeves, 16 December 2008 14:04

Honda recently launched their new-for-2009 ABS equipped Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in Qatar - and our verdict is the system works. The electronically-controlled ‘brake-by-wire’ system on the new Fireblade is revolutionary, totally unique on a motorcycle and very, very clever. It will save your skin in an emergency and give maximum braking power and complete stability for anyone, whenever you need it. ...

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Video: Jack Lilley Triumph Scrambler road test

Michael Neeves, 10 December 2008 16:00

Jack Lilley motorcycles are famed for producing one-of-a-kind Triumph specials and this is their latest. Based on the 2009 Scrambler, this Triumph has been given that 'Great Escape' Steve McQueen look. The standard Matt Khaki Green paintwork was the inspiration for this project and Lilleys have taken it one step further by blacking out all the chrome and ali. They've ...

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Video: 2008 Triumph Street Triple v Speed Triple

Michael Neeves, 02 July 2008 14:07

Triumph launched a brand new Speed Triple and the 675 Daytona based Street Triple this year so we got both the motorcycles together with the 2007 Speed Triple to see just how good they are. Check out the video below for a detailed look at the two new bikes and to see them both in action. Zoom & Watch more videos on ...

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Video: Racing the Ducati Desmo Challenge

Michael Neeves, 27 June 2008 10:30

The Ducati Desmo Challenge is a five-round Italian Championship held just for Ducati engined machines and Michael Neeves gives you a behind the scenes look at the Championship in this video. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves went along to round three at Vallelunga, near Rome to check out the action and take part in a one-make Ducati Hypermotard race. Check ...

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Video: Onboard Suzuki GSX-R750 at Oulton Park

Michael Neeves, 13 June 2008 18:30

MCN Man Michael Neeves got an eye opening one-one-training session with California Superbike School master Andy Ibbott and you can see the result below. We'll be bringing you the full video of everything Neeves learnt form the day with Ibbott at Oulton Park soon, but in the mean time you can see the result of the training in the flying lap ...

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Video: Bimota DB7 launch report

Michael Neeves, 06 June 2008 17:00

Bimota has launched the latest in it's stunning range of bikes, the Ducati 1098 powered Bimota DB7 and you can see the video report on the motorcycle below. MCN man Michael Neeves has been in Italy to ride the motorbike at it's launch at the Misano circuit and was impressed. Watch the video below to see what he thought and read ...

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Video: Ducati Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica on the road

Michael Neeves, 27 March 2008 11:48

MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves is the lucky man who got to take Ducati's £40,000 Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica on the world's first road test. Watch the video below to see if the motorcycle can maintain its sensational track reputation as it takes to the streets of Glasgow. Read the full article in MCN, Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Zoom & ...

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