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Yamaha Super Tenere - World first test ride

MCN, 07 May 2010 11:58

The new Yamaha XTZ1200Z Tenere is a great alternative to a BMW R1200GS or Ducati Multistrada says MCN’s Trevor Franklin. Adventure special issue of MCN, on sale this Wednesday Trevor has so far covered 260km in southern France up to and over the Pyrennees, encountering snow, twisty, gravel strewn roads and more, this is what Trevor has to say: “At all ...

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First ride: Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic and Griso SE

Phil West, 20 March 2009 11:33

Moto Guzzi's two new stars for 2009 are the V7 Café Classic and Griso S.E. MCN Executive Editor Phil West has just sampled them in Rome. Here are his first impressions. "The Café Classic is a café racer version of the V7 Classic retro roadster launched last year. That bike, powered by the 750 Nevada V-twin powerplant in an 'old ...

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Video: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa first test at the Salzburgring

Adam 'Chad' Child, 12 September 2007 09:36

Watch our exclusive video from the world first test of the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa at the Salzuburgring in Austria, and find out what MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child thinks of the motorcycle. You'll be able to read more on the new 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa in MCN, out Wednesday, September 12, 2007, and at the end of the ...

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Suzuki B-King is launched

Marc Potter, 31 July 2007 17:22

Suzuki has just officially announced horsepower figures for the long awaited B-King motorcycle – and they did it just minutes ago in Germany. According to the factory brains behind the project, the massive 1340cc muscle-bike is making a claimed 181.5bhp. The information was revealed literally moments ago at the bike’s world press launch in Dresden, East Germany, shortly before Suzuki admitted ...

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Video: Aprilia RSVR550 out on track

Michael Neeves, 13 March 2007 17:53

Cross an Aprilia RS250 with n SXV550 and what do you get? The spiritual successor to the Yamaha TZR250, Suzuki RGV250 and Kawasaki KR-1S. MCN road tester Michael Neeves took out the new RSVR550 from RSVR Racing Ltd at Rockingham to see if the bike can live up to the expectations. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV ...

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Video: Benelli Due 756

MCN, 13 February 2007 09:38

With millions of pounds of Chinese investment the Italian manufacturer Benelli is back on the world stage.MCN was invited to the factory in Pesaro to see the new Due 756, first revealed at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in October. We got a UK exclusive ride in the saddle of the Due 756 with the full story in next week’s MCN, available ...

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Video: R1 versus the rest

MCN, 17 January 2007 11:30

Yamaha has won every class of GP racing but, surprisingly, never a World Superbike championship. This is, presumably, a nagging pain in the arse of its racing division. But how to sort it? Answer: a new, all-singing and all-dancing R1. In making a serious WSB challenger, Yamaha hopes it has made a litre-class road bike like no other; a 1000cc ...

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Video: MCN tests the MP3

Tom Rayner, 07 December 2006 20:03

MCN got a first ride of Piaggio's MP3 three-wheeled scooter at the official UK launch in Camden Town, North London. We were impressed how a three-wheeler can feel just like a real bike - the physics are exactly the same. It leans at 40 degrees, which is further than some Harley-Davidsons. What's more, you can brake and corner in total ...

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Your 1098 questions

Anonymous, 30 November 2006 13:06

MCN Editor Marc Potter will be one of the first journalists in the world to ride the new Ducati 1098S.   Following our world exclusive first tests on the standard 1098 and the world first pictures we showed you almost one month ago, we're all set to get in the sat of the higher-spec S version.  The bike's being launched at ...

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£1500 to beat a GSX-R!

Angus Farquhar, 30 November 2006 12:31

The challenge was simple, can a £1500 superbike lap Cadwell less than five seconds away from a GSX-R1000 K6? We’ve got the video to show they can. Click the screen below to follow the hilarious exploits of three MCN road-testers as they try to prove that £1500 will get you a bike that is almost as fast as the latest ...

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