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KTM RC8 test: First sighting

MCN Chief road tester Trevor Franklin has just arrived in Ronda, Spain for the first ride of the long-awaited KTM RC8 sports bike. Checking in to the hotel Trev spotted the bike on display in the lobby and couldn’t resist taking a snap to send back. KTM race bike makes track debut Powerparts for the KTM RC8 Video of the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 February 2008

MCN Daily 29/01//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 34 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news update we see Michael Neeves have the first ride on the Ducati 1098R, Ken Livingstone suppressing evidence on bikes in bus lanes and Brandshatch gets a revamp.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 29 January 2008

MCN Daily 11/01/08: Your video motorcycle news update

In episode 25 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear about Troy Bayliss injuring himself in testing at Phillip Island, the new Kawasaki ZX-10R making 170bhp at the rear wheel and riders are facing lower legal alcohol limits than car drivers under new proposals.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 11 January 2008

Video: Onboard lap of Jerez

Last year MCN road-tester Michael Neeves rode his long-term test Yamaha R1 down to Jerez for a bit of fun and a track school with the Masterclass race school and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. We've already shown you the highlights of the school in a previous video but dreadging through the archive ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 January 2008

Video: 2008 Yamaha R6 track launch

MCN recently got to try out the new 2008 Yamaha R6 around the Sugo circuit in Japan. Check out the video below to see the bike in action and read the October 24 edition of MCN for the full report. Take a tour round the Yamaha Museum here Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV // By ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 25 October 2007

Video: Buell 1125R first ride

MCN man Trevor Franklin has just ridden Buell's brand new 1125R sports bike and you can see the bike in action. Check out the video below to see Trev putting the bike through it's paces around Laguna Seca and get a look at the first non-harley engine in a Buell. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 23 August 2007

Video: 186mph on the boss's GSX-R1000

What do you do when your boss hands you the keys to a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7? Take it for a few hot laps around Snetterton circuit of course. Well that's what MCN WSB reporter Michael Guy did when he got hold of the Editor's bike. And he didn't take it easy either, touching 186mph on the straight. Video footage courtesy ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 19 July 2007

Video: Which commutes better - car or motorcycle?

There's a lot to weigh up when choosing how to tackle a big commute, like what's really better, a motorcycle or a car? Take the car and you don't have to worry about your rain, helmet hair or where you put your kit when you get there. But take the motorcycle and you can leave later and get there earlier without having ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 20 June 2007

Mad MZ supermoto special

This MZ supermoto was conceived as something less mental than a sports bike. We're not entirely sure the it's worked because the Slipstream Tuning Black Panther is one mad bike. Check out the picture gallery to see the amazing machine in all its glory and read the full review in the all new MCN, out May 2.

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 02 May 2007

Video: '07 Sport Classics

We've had the 2007 Ducati Sports Classics out on UK roads already and you can watch our exclusive video here.   Watch the stunning bikes in action and hear MCN Road-Tester Adam Child's opinion of the two machines.

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 December 2006


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