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MCN video guide: How to get your knee down

James Keen, 28 January 2011 11:30

In the second of our video guides, MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves shows us his technique for getting your knee down. MCN video guide: How to wheelie As Neeves explains in the guide, there are lots of strategies for touching slider to tarmac, but this is our recommended method.   The guide is broken into 3 parts: preparation, body position and ...

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Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - MCT suspension

James Keen, 21 January 2011 10:30

I don’t think I’m alone in being a little bit scared of suspension jargon. I’m in awe of the guys who can bounce a bike up and down and tell if it’s any good or not on feel alone. But despite not being able to describe the problem in technical terms, I’ve known for a while that my Hornet’s suspension ...

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Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - pitted forks

James Keen, 18 January 2011 09:30

My Hornet's forks - which are actually used forks from a breakers, following a crash a couple of years ago - were pitted badly on the stanchions. The suspension is so tired that I want to get it looked at by a professional, but it's not worth doing this until that’s fixed.   I considered everything from biting the bullet and ordering new OE parts ...

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2010 Yamaha Fazer8 - full review

James Keen, 13 January 2011 14:12

The 2010 Yamaha Fazer8 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.      Read the Yamaha Fazer8 review "The Fazer8 shares crankcases with the FZ8, and both are derived from the 1000cc FZ1 but both smaller capacity bikes feature a lightened crankshaft for quicker engine response, and the cylinder bores are reduced in ...

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2011 Kawasaki Z750R - full review

James Keen, 07 January 2011 15:20

The 2011 Kawasaki Z750R has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.    Read the kawasaki Z750R review "The Z750R features new forks (taken from the ’09 Z1000), rear shock, wheels, a lighter aluminium swingarm and radial Nissin four-piston front calipers. These new parts should offer a slight improvement in handling and braking ...

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MCN's top videos of 2010

James Keen, 26 December 2010 08:00

Over the course of 2010 we've had some cracking videos here on MCN, covering the biggest new bike launches, best group tests and top features. On the MCN youtube channel our 924 (and counting) videos have been watched a total of 24 million times this year. They feature everything from our own Mark Holmes' 1975 Bonnie to the high-tech new BMW S1000RR.    Here's just ...

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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R - full review

James Keen, 07 December 2010 13:37

The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.  Read the kawasaki ZX-10R review "Kawasaki’s ZX-10R evokes thoughts of rip-roaring power and handling best suited to race circuits. While that may have been the case of the original 2004 model, subsequent models have been diluted to the point where ...

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Kawasaki Z1000SX - full review

James Keen, 18 November 2010 12:46

The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000SX has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.  Read the Kawasaki Z1000SX review "Loosely based on Kawasaki’s excellent Z1000, the SX fits snugly in to the gap between said naked bike and the track orientated ZX-10R, making it a grown-up bike for the real world. The near 140bhp...." ...

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition - full review

James Keen, 10 November 2010 10:49

The 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.                             Read the Aprilia RSV4 Factory SE review "It might look like a common or garden 180bhp V4 Aprilia RSV4 Factory, but this special edition version (only 350 are being made, 50 to come to the UK) has ...

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2010 Ducati 1198SP - full review

James Keen, 09 November 2010 09:30

The 2010 Ducati 1198SP has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.                                       Read the Ducati 1198SP review "Replacing the 1198S, Ducati’s new 1198SP features an electronic quickshifter, an Ohlins TTX rear shock, slipper clutch and a lighter, larger 18-litre fuel tank. Short of ...

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