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World exclusive: Ducati Diavel

MCN, 25 August 2010 06:43

It’s been called the ‘Vyper’, ‘Mega Monster’ and ‘Project 0803’ but Ducati’s new muscle bike will be called ‘Diavel’ MCN can exclusively reveal. As well as registering the name for its new sports-cruiser, Ducati has registered Diavel for everything from clothing to watches and even cosmetics and toys – suggesting it will be aiming to cash in on the bikes’ ...

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World exclusive: New BMW R1200GS engine spotted

MCN, 17 September 2009 11:17

These world exclusive spy shots show BMW's new 2010 R1200GS with the new double overhead cam (DOHC) engine first revealed in MCN on August 19. From the pictures it appears there are no changes to the styling of the adventure bike apart from clear indicator lenses – the DOHC engine is the only major change. Close inspection of the pictures ...

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Benelli's rival for the Honda Hornet, Triumph Street Triple and BMW F800R

MCN, 28 May 2009 14:59

MCN’s senior road tester Michael Neeves has seen Benelli's new roadster – a bike that looks set to rival Honda's Hornet, Triumph's Street Triple and BMW's F800R. The new parallel-twin Benelli will cost around £7000. Neeves said: "I was at the factory to test Benelli’s Tre899K (see last week’s issue), when I saw the 2ue being dyno tested. I wandered ...

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A prototype racer is likely from oil oligarch laboratory

MCN, 01 April 2007 00:00

** April Fool ** A V4 Russian superbike has been spotted testing at a remote Siberian test track with a huge funding effort backed by Russian oil baron Apryelye Durachok. The 999cc V4 is in the final stages of development and could be on sale towards the end of 2007 according to MCN’s insiders who were also on hand to ...

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Hypermotard in progress

MCN, 16 February 2007 09:17

Check out this inside footage at the Ducati factory of the totally new Hypermotard making its way through the production line. The footage,  provided by the Research and Development department at Ducati, shows parts of the build and testing process and one of the Ducati test riders pulling wheelies outside the factory.

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Video: Pegaso Factory

MCN, 15 February 2007 09:31

Senior road tester Michael Neeves has been to Italy to check out the new Aprilia Pegaso. See the first ride on this new 2007 bike in the video below. Last week MCN tested the BMW K1200R Sport – a great bike, but one so expensive we had to keep checking the price. Now we’ve got our noses buried in price ...

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B-King on track

MCN, 13 February 2007 14:34

Suzuki's B-King production bike has broken cover at Phillip Island in Australia during the firm’s GSX-R1000 launch.The bike made a surprise appearance in the hands of Suzuki test riders in front of journalists present to ride the GSX-R, lapping the track several times. MCN’s Michael Neeves was among the first people outside Suzuki’s factory to see the B-King in action. He ...

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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: 1098 on the dyno

MCN, 10 January 2007 10:00

Ducati’s new 1098 arrived at the MCN office for the first time last week and caused quite a stir before it was whisked away to get it’s first dyno run. Check out the video to hear just how good the bike sounds when it’s running and see how much power it really does have. You can read how the 1098 stands ...

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Video: Ferrari Supermoto

MCN, 09 January 2007 10:00

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has been to Italy to test the most exotic and expensive supermoto ever built – the Terra Modena 198. This new model carries a price tag of £15,600 with its Ferrari designed engine among its high talking points. The 450cc bike rates highly, but is it worth parting with so much money for a dream ...

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