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KTM to make road racing debut

Adam Child, 21 July 2011 14:58

KTM and MCN will be making road racing history at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough this weekend, as Senior Road Tester Adam Child will be competing in the historic 'Cock of the North' meeting on board KTM's new 1190 RC8R Track. This will be the first time a KTM has been road raced in England, and the first time a KTM has ...

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BMW S1000RR gets 381bhp!

Adam Child, 07 January 2011 16:19

This is the world's first turbo-charged BMW S1000RR, revealed for the first time in MCN next week. Its rear wheel power has been increased from a pitiful 185bhp to a far more acceptable 381bhp. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale The power is now over three times the output of a CBR600RR and 140bhp more than a MotoGP bike. It ...

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Cologne Bike Show: Yamaha unveil ‘Worldcrosser’ Super Tenere concept

Adam Child, 06 October 2010 10:21

This sexed-up, concept bike version of Yamaha’s Super Tenere has just been unveiled at the Cologne Show and is the surprise star of the Yamaha stand. Dubbed the ‘Worldcrosser’ it’s been created by Iwata Design and features a host of rugged, Ralley-Raid-style enhancements and additions. These include an Akrapovic twin exhaust, cut-down single seat, race-style screen and full knobbly tyres. ...

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MCN and Charley Boorman test the new BMW R1200GS and Adventure

Adam Child, 18 December 2007 10:23

Motorcycle News Road Tester Adam Child, along with guest tester Charley Boorman from ‘The Long Way Down’, are currently in windy Wales testing the updated 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure and standard 2008 BMW R1200GS. The big changes are engine tweaks that give 10% more power and the high tech ESA suspension system which lets you alter the suspension at the touch of a ...

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2008 Honda Transalp XL700V first test report

Adam Child, 22 October 2007 11:35

Honda’s all-new 2008 Honda Transalp XL 700V has just been launched and MCN Road Tester Adam Child has been riding the completely revamped motorcycle in French Alps for this week’s forthcoming issue of MCN. Here’s what he’s had to say: “The first Honda Transalp came out 20 years ago, but for 2008 Honda has marked the occasion by completely revamping ...

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Bandit 650 launch

Adam Child, 29 March 2007 09:22

Suzuki’s new Bandit 650 looks remarkably like the model it replaces, but it’s reworked from the ground up. There’s a new chassis, swingarm, suspension and engine. This latest motor is now liquid-cooled, fuel-injected and is up on power and torque over the old K6/K5 model. Suzuki is aiming the bike at the new rider market and first impressions from its ...


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