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Video: Ducati Hypermotard new vs old

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 22 May 2013

Video: Riding Europe's finest retro bikes

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 11 January 2012

Video: BMW S1000RR onboard at Jerez

Check out this on-board lap of Jerez aboard Michael Neeves’ BMW Park Lane S1000RR. The footage was taken at the 2011 Racedays event on 9th November. brightcove.createExperiences();

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 29 December 2011

Video: Yamaha OW-01 revisited

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 November 2011

Michael Neeves's top three MCN videos

MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009. MCN's guide to wheelies This beginner's guide to clutching up a wheelie was posted twice on You Tube, by us and our then photographer Howard Boylan. Between them they've had over 1.6 million views. It just goes to show that wheelies are big and clever.  Ducati ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 22 December 2009

Video: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade gets MCN thumbs-up

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. ...

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

Video: Jack Lilley Triumph Scrambler road test

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 ...

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

Video: 2008 Triumph Street Triple v Speed Triple

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 02 July 2008

Video: Racing the Ducati Desmo Challenge

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 June 2008

Video: How to shave three seconds off your lap time

MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves travelled to Outlon Park to meet California Superbike School Director Andy Ibbott in an attempt to get him running higher up the field in the R1 Cup and gives us his video guide on how the day went. Check out the video below to see how Neevesey managed to take three seconds off his ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 24 June 2008

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