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Video: Smart money superbikes

MCN, 20 June 2012 15:34

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. These much-loved Japanese machines are the old guard and have all been worthy ...

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Smart money superbikes - the best used examples

MCN, 15 June 2012 11:47

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. These much-loved Japanese machines are the old guard and have all been worthy ...

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Ducati 1199 Panigale vs rivals: At a glance

MCN, 25 April 2012 17:44

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles this year - the Ducati Panigale - reignite our passion for all things very fast? Ducati certainly hope so and have thrown the kitchen sink at the ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

MCN, 31 March 2011 14:39

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up against the Europeans - the Ducati 1198SP, KTM RC8R, Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC and MV Agusta F4 1000R - to see if it can maintain its dominance of the 1000cc sports bike class. ...

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Poll: BMW S1000RR vs European exotica

MCN, 30 March 2011 15:48

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up against the Europeans - the Ducati 1198SP, KTM RC8R, Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC and MV Agusta F4 1000R - to see if it can maintain its dominance of the 1000cc sports bike class. ...

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Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R takes on rivals

MCN, 03 February 2011 11:29

The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R gets a host of changes for this year, including ABS and traction control. MCN has already tested the ZX-10R in isolation at Qatar where it was mightily impressive, but is it enough to see off the other 1000cc sports bikes and the awesome BMW S1000RR? We test the ZX-10R, S1000RR, Honda Fireblade, Yamaha R1 and Suzuki ...

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Video test: MV Brutale 990R v KTM 990 Super Duke v Ducati Streetfighter

MCN, 17 March 2010 08:50

MV's new 990 Brutale is now both more user-friendly and cheaper than a Yamaha R1, but does that make it the best of the affordable super nakeds?  Find a super naked for sale Watch the video to see the new MV go head-to-head with the KTM Super Duke and Ducati Streetfighter. Read the full test in this week's MCN, on ...

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Top 10 greatest engines

MCN, 04 March 2010 11:30

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 10 greatest motorcycle engines. Find a bike for sale now Here are the machines that topped your list of the sweetest motors:      10 ...

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Top 10 best handling sports bikes

MCN, 18 February 2010 13:34

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 10 best handling sports bikes.       Find a sports bike for sale now Here are the machines that topped your list of the sweetest handling sports ...

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Australia Blog: Day 3 - Ducati Streetfighter and the Old Pacific Highway

MCN, 10 January 2010 10:00

Today’s the day we rode the Old Pacific Highway with Jeff Ware, Editor of Rapid Bikes mag, with a couple of mates in tow. Jeff had said he’d try and get ex-GP racers Kevin Magee and Daryl Beattie (his mates, he reliably tells me) along for the ride, but sadly they didn’t show.   Australia Blog 1 - Neevesy arrives in ...

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