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Suzuki C1500T first ride

They may be about as relevant in the UK as a 50ft Winnebago or eight-litre SUV but, if you hadn’t cottoned on already, ‘baggers’ - or be-bagged or panniered cruisers designed for comfort and custom style and, usually, also with Plexiglass screens, a relaxed riding position and footboards instead of conventional footpegs, are big news in the U S of A. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 30 April 2013

New BMW R1200GS ridden!

BMW’s all-new and eagerly-awaited R1200GS is currently being put through its paces in South Africa by MCN Senior Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: “We’re in 40 degree heat heading off on a two-day ride but you instantly notice the BMW’s new, partially watercooled engine: it’s far more responsive, livelier and the extra power makes the ride so ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 22 January 2013

Middleweight super twins tested

Going by the sales figures, new supersport 600s today are about as appealing as an ‘internal inspection’ at Terminal 5 – a far, far cry from the sales topping stats of bikes like the CBR600F in the 1990s. The quest for track and race success has resulted, so the theory goes, in bikes which are too extreme as road bikes ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 26 July 2012

Ducati 848 Evo Corse first ride

Today, machines such as the Triumph Daytona 675R and the MV Agusta F3 have brought a new dimension to middleweight supersports machines. And with this new 848 Evo Corse Ducati is both following in the footsteps of the previous 748 and 749 and promising to move things up a notch further still. In short, the limited edition Evo comes with all ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 22 March 2012

Kawasaki Versys 1000 delivers more for your money

So does a four-cylinder adventure bike make any sense? On the strength of our world first ride of Kawasaki’s pioneering, Z1000-based Versys 1000, the answer is ‘Yes’… and ‘No’… The Versys 1000 has a superbly smooth and tractable engine, class-leading traction control, all-day comfort, and is the cheapest bike in its class. But its looks are controversial and I was ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 08 December 2011

Benelli struggle on with style

Although Benelli hasn't gone the way of compatriots Moto Morini (which went into administration last year), there's no doubt it has been struggling, with model updates limited to minor revisions on a now ageing range of nakeds and sportsters based around the Pesaro-firm's charismatic three-cylinder engine. The new TNT R160 is the latest example of the breed. Effectively Benelli's only ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 04 August 2011

Shaw Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom XLST3

Shaw Harley-Davidson have been busy again creating this mouth-watering masterpiece! The Sportster Custom XLST3 is based on a 2011 XL1200N, and is littered with parts from Performance Machine Wheels and Roland Sands. It’s gone onto win the London International Custom bike show, in the modified Harley-Davidson class, and 4th in the Irish International custom show. Senior road tester Michael Neeves ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 03 June 2011

Video: BMW S1000RR goes through TT pits at 150mph

This is the horrifying moment last night when TT rider Paul Shoesmith entered pit lane at 150mph by mistake. Apparently Shoesmith – on board his Ice Valley BMW S1000RR – was blinded by the sun and was slightly off line. The experienced TT rider went on to record a best lap last night of 118.726 – impressive after such a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 June 2011

Product review: GB Racing R1 engine cover set

GB Racing R1 engine cover set (alternator, generator and clutch cover), £139.48Miles covered/time: 20,000/two years What’s good: These GB Racing secondary engine covers saved my expensive R1 engine in a recent spill. Without them, I’m convinced my bike would have been a write-off, meaning a costly repair, and more than likely a new engine. The protectors performed perfectly, there’s no ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 03 February 2011

2011 KTM 990 SMT - first ride

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is in Southern Spain at the launch of the new 2011 ABS-equipped KTM SMT.  Aside from the anti-lock brakes the model is largely unchanged, but KTM are keen to point out that this is no ordinary ABS system - they claim it’s the most sophisticated ABS system available on the road at the moment. Adam Child said: "KTM couldn’t ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 26 January 2011

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