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First Ride: Ducati Monster 1200S

Adam Child, 10 February 2014 09:17

MCN is in Spain, Tenerife for the launch of the all new Ducati Monster 1200s and today MCN’s senior road tester Adam Child will be putting the new 145bhp naked bike to the testThe full test of the all new water-cooled Monster 1200S will be in the forthcoming issue of MCN out on Wednesday.The new Monster 1200s is now water-cooled, ...

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

Adam Child, 04 December 2013 14:10

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the launch of Suzuki’s all-new V-Strom 1000 Adventure in Almeria, Spain. The new adventure bike is expected to arrive in dealers for early February 2014 at £9999, and comes with a heavily revised 1037cc V-Twin (996 previously), producing 100bhp @ 8000rpm and 76ftlb at only 4000rpm. The V-Strom is also Suzuki’s ...

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2012 KTM 990 Adventure first ride

Adam Child, 10 February 2012 11:29

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard 2012 Adventure which, like its R brother, boasts a host of modifications and improvements for this year, before an all-new model is expected in 2014. In a ...

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Which used superbike for under £5000?

Adam Child, 25 August 2011 12:55

With the advent of electronics and near-200bhp power outputs, it's easy to forget just how good the sports bikes of 2005 were. They had huge power - up to around 160bhp - yet were tractable in the midrange, were designed to accomodate regular-sized human beings and didn't electronically slap your wrist if you pulled a cheeky wheelie. The best bit ...

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Video: KTM RC8R Track at Donington Park

Adam Child, 10 August 2011 15:40

Track days today are more like race paddocks from a few years ago. Find a KTM RC8R for sale. With club racing turning increasingly professional, brand new race bikes are becoming common. Enter the KTM RC8R Track... the Austrian firm has witnessed the growing demand for off-the-peg track or race machines and produced this special, track-ready version of its RC8 ...

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World’s best custom on the road!

Adam Child, 01 September 2010 15:39

The day this award-winning Harley-Davidson arrived back in the UK, MCN was lucky enough to take the priceless V-twin for a spin on the road. This week’s MCN (out now) reveals all the key details about the bike, which recently won the prestigious Modified Harley class at the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building in America. This was a ...

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Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Adam Child, 05 August 2010 11:40

Fancy a zero-mileage 1000 for less than the price of an R6? There are a host of unregistered 1000 superbikes out there available for the price of a new 600. But can you get true superbike performance for 600s money? The answer is a resounding 'yes' - if you're prepared to compromise a little. With a bit of bit of digging we ...

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First ride: New MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR v Ducati Streetfighter S

Adam Child, 14 January 2010 13:34

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently testing MV Agusta’s brand new Brutale 1090RR against the reigning king of the exotic super nakeds, Ducati’s Streetfighter S, in Ducati’s own back yard – Bologna in Italy. The all-new Brutale is the first new MV since Harley-Davidson’s takeover of the legendary Italian marque 18 months ago, and this is the first time ...

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Chad's favourite video tests of all time

Adam Child, 25 December 2009 17:00

MCN senior road tester Adam Child gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009.  On board 2008 Suzuki GSXR1300R HayabusaOne of my all time favourite clips. Flat out on Hayabusa at Bruntingthrope proving ground, 190mph plus on the clocks. Its had over a million views, and it was fun recording it. Looks allot quick than it actually felt.   ...

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2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 first ride: “It’s more fun than ever”

Adam Child, 19 November 2009 10:40

The revamped Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is a blast, according to MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child who is currently testing the bike in Sardinia. Ducati Hypermotards for sale Chad said: “There’s now two versions, the 1100 Evo, which is the standard street version, and the higher spec Evo SP. "Both have more power and less weight than before – 5bhp extra, ...

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