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Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride

Marc Potter, 24 February 2012 08:21

MCN Editor, Marc Potter, is at the world launch of the Triumph Tiger Explorer and here are his first thoughts. "Triumph admits it is aiming the Tiger Explorer squarely at the BMW R1200GS, and claims higher spec for less money, better handling, more luggage carrying capacity and at 135bhp, more power from the three cylinder all-new 1215cc engine. "I’m about ...

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Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - What a year!

Marc Potter, 03 February 2012 11:55

That’s it. Time to send my Multistrada 1200S back. And I’ve never been sadder to see a bike go. It fits into my life perfectly and that’s saying something as I’ve owned, run and tested just about every single bike built in the last 17 years. Even after running two Multistrada 1200s (the first one was written off by a ...

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Guy Martin’s new TV show

Marc Potter, 01 November 2011 21:00

ROAD RACE hero Guy Martin has started filming his second TV series which will show on Channel 4 next year. The show, which has a working title of ‘Guy Martin Building Britain’ is set to be shown on Channel 4 next year. The new show follows on from Martin’s successful TV show which aired on the BBC last year entitled ...

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Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - The first 700 miles, again

Marc Potter, 30 September 2010 14:28

Since picking up my replacement Multistrada Sport arrived (the first one was written off by a colleague) its done some gentle running-in, a few trips out with the mrs, had a first service and been round Cadwell Park. Ducati claimed the bike is four bikes in one, and in its first 700-miles that has certainly been put to the test. ...

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MCN to ride with Lorenzo and Suzuki’s GSV-R at the TT!

Marc Potter, 03 June 2010 17:32

MCN will be the only publication in the world to be riding with MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo in Friday’s parade lap and alongside Cameron Donald as he rides the Suzuki GSV-R around the Isle of Man.    It is the first time a four-stroke MotoGP bike has ever tackled the TT course and the first time Lorenzo has ever been ...

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TT 2010 television coverage starts tonight

Marc Potter, 03 June 2010 16:28

The Biggest thing to hit the television screens this week isn’t anything to do with kicking a football, it’s the return of ITV4’s superb Isle of Man TT coverage which starts tonight. Following on from their incredible footage at last year’s TT races, the same team will be screening the TT, starting on ITV4 at 9pm from tonight until Friday June ...

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Video: Haslams and F1 car lap Silverstone

Marc Potter, 07 May 2010 11:20

Leon and Ron Haslam officially opened the new 3.66-mile Silverstone GP track last week. And to honour the occasion Silverstone has just given us incredible footage of the father and son team taking their first laps of the track, stalked by David Coulthard in a Red Bull Formula One car.  World Superbike championship leader Leon is riding his own Suzuki ...

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Triumph Thruxton cafe racer debuts at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Marc Potter, 04 February 2010 10:26

This gorgeous Triumph Thruxton special makes its debut on the MCN stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show, which opens today. The bike has been bored out to 904cc, has revised throttle bodies and hand-machined yokes, upside down forks and T3 hand-machined brake callipers.  It also features clip-on handlebars, hand-made exhausts and a race-spec digital dash of the kind usually ...

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BMW R1200RT first ride: "BMW has created a fine motorcycle"

Marc Potter, 21 January 2010 09:42

The new BMW R1200RT gets a new 110bhp twin-cam engine which puts it right back on top of the big-distance mile munchers. How it will stand up to the new Honda VFR1200 is yet to be seen, but with subtle tweaks including the new engine, a restyled front-end, new console and the updated ESA2 electronically adjustable suspension the bike is ...

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2010 BMW R1200RT first impressions: 'beautifully comfortable'

Marc Potter, 19 January 2010 11:53

MCN editor Marc Potter has just stopped for a brief rest on the launch of the new BMW R1200RT in the Malaga area of Spain. Here are his initial impressions after 70 miles of riding. He said: “After the first bit of the ride today we've done 70 miles and my initial impression is that the RT doesn’t feel that ...


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