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Staff Blog: A glimpse of Spring…at last

Andy Downes, 25 April 2013 16:01

There are now more than 2000 miles on the clock of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring and until last week it felt like every single one of them had been done with teeth gritted against the harsh winter.The bike arrived a week or so before Christmas and apart from missing out a few days in the worst of the ...

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Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale - Life's more fun naked

Andy Downes, 03 February 2012 10:54

It's been an amazing year with a bike that managed to combine a muscular engine with fantastic styling and almost daily use, including commuting and lovely trips on some amazing British roads. The huge 23-litre fuel tank gives an easy 220-mile range - brilliant for a naked bike which is comfortable enough for all-day riding. Collecting the bike from the ...

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Scoop first ride! New KTM 690 Duke prototype

Andy Downes, 31 August 2011 09:29

The world's most powerful single-cylinder bike will get more refined and yet more powerful next year, an MCN world first ride has revealed. MCN rode a prototype version of the 2012 KTM 690 Duke months before it will be seen in finished form, when the Austrian company hopes it will encourage younger riders to move from smaller capacity machines like ...

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Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - Something goes wrong

Andy Downes, 24 May 2011 14:20

It started innocently enough with a bit of a hiccup when starting the MV Agusta Brutale one evening for my ride home from work. It just wouldn’t start very easily for a second or two, then fired up and was fine. The problem was then intermittent in frequency but the constant element was the issue always centred around cold starting, ...

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Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - That’s it run-in then!

Andy Downes, 05 May 2011 13:07

Last year I arranged with the factory on a recent visit that MV Agusta would supply MCN with one of the new 920cc Brutales as a long term test bike. The plan was for an MCN person to fly out to the Varese factory, watch a load of identical bikes being built on the production lines before saddling up and ...

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Carl Fogarty: “Ducati Diavel is f**king awesome”

Andy Downes, 05 April 2011 11:38

Carl Fogarty’s immediate verdict on the Ducati Diavel he picked up yesterday afternoon was that the bike is “f**king awesome”. Four-times World Superbike champion Fogarty picked up a borrowed Ducati Diavel yesterday afternoon but had to wait until the rain stopped yesterday evening before he ventured out. He will be keeping the bike for the summer months but is already ...

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Staff bikes: CBR600F - getting it up to scratch

Andy Downes, 09 December 2010 11:08

Faults with the old Honda CBR600F-W are few and far between. They are renown for bulletproof construction, reliability and apart from camchain tensioners failing, there is really only rotting downpipes to look out for.  Find a Honda CBR600F for sale After buying a 1998 Honda CBR600F back in February as a bike that will do a bit of everything, I ...

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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

Andy Downes, 18 November 2010 09:05

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just stepped off the new Kawasaki ZX-10R after a single sighting lap at the Losail Circuit in Qatar.  He's just phoned in with his initial impressions of the bike and revealed it will cost £11,700 for the non-ABS version: The 2011 ZX-10R is all-new and despite only getting a lap behind racer Pere ...

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Staff bikes: CBR600F - The proud (and skint) owner of a 1998 Honda CBR600F

Andy Downes, 07 June 2010 10:27

Nobody in the world is more relieved I have actually been successful in finding a new bike than those MCN staff who sit closest to me at work. No longer do they have to look at what I have just found on MCN Bikemart and pretend to be interested. Or listen to me legitimising why I could ‘actually save money’ ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - 6000 mile service in ten weeks

Andy Downes, 03 June 2010 17:48

Just ten weeks after I was lucky enough to get my hands on the 2010 BMW R1200RT as my long term test bike it has been in for the 6000 miles service. The result is a bike that now feels as fresh as new again despite the speedy rate the miles have been racked up.  The gearbox is loosening up, ...

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