2005 MCN test fleet

First rides & tests

 25 March 2005 00:00

MCN’s long term test bike fleet launched this week with an amazing selection of bikes lining up to be put through their paces this year.

There will be 19 bikes on test with everything from a Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a Honda Africa Twin and the bikes are already being put through their paces.

MCN editor Marc Potter took his Ducati Monster S4R on a track day, while road tester Adam Child went one better, tackling Cadwell’s famous mountain section on his BMW R1200RT tourer. Art editor Mark Tucker has already been to the Isle of Man and back on his BMW K1200S.

Check out the list below to see all the bikes we’ll be running this year and click the links below to read a review of the bike.

If you own any of the bikes we’re riding then why not click on the link to talk about the bike and let us know what you’ve been up to with yours and anything that you think we should do with the bike throughout the year.

MCN test fleet 2005:

Marc Potter, editor, Ducati S4R

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Austin Smith, designer, Yamaha R6

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Adam Child, road tester, BMW R1200RT

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Michael Neeves, senior road tester, Suzuki GSX-R1000

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Gary Pinchin, BSB reporter, Triumph Bonneville (2001)

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Steve Herbert, designer, Yamaha XT125X

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James Tindall, MCN Live! reporter, Kawasaki Z750S

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Angus Farqhuhar, used bikes editor - motorcyclenews.com, Yamaha TDM900

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Trevor Franklin, chief road tester, Kawasaki ZX-10R (2004)

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Daniel Thornton, products editor – motorcyclenews.com, Suzuki Bandit 650

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Mark Tucker, art editor, BMW K1200S

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Michael Guy, WSB reporter, Honda CBR600RR

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Phil West, road test editor, Yamaha MT-01

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Howard Boylan, chief photographer, Suzuki DR-Z400SM

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David Granger, production editor, Yamaha FZ6

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Ped Baker, deputy editor, KTM 990 Superduke

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Andy Downes, news editor, Kawasaki ZX-6R

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Marc Abbott, senior sub-editor, Ducati 748

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David Cushman, editor – motorcyclenews.com, Honda CB1300S

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