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Video: Ducati 1198 first ride

Trevor Franklin, 20 November 2008 10:58

Just as we were all thinking the Ducati 1098 was the best V-twin ever, out of nowhere Ducati's 1198 appears and you can see it here in our video. Watch Troy Bayliss riding the Ducati 1198 MCN senior road tester Trevor Franklin travelled to Portugal's Circuito de Algarve to get the first ride of Ducati's 1198 to see if bigger ...

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Video: Miles Per Gallon Fuel Test

Trevor Franklin, 12 November 2008 15:45

With the downward spiral from credit crunch to full-on recession MCN senior roadtester Trevor Franklin wanted to see if the economy of motorcycles can still be highly prized. To find out Trevor took Suzuki's Sixteen, BMW's F650GS, Kawasaki's Z1000 and a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade to Bruntingthorpe testing circuit in Leicestershire to conduct two tests. How far would a gallon of ...

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Buell 1125CR-Café Racer First Ride!

Trevor Franklin, 01 October 2008 16:01

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just been riding the new Buell 1125CR Café Racer – these are his first impressions hot off the bike. “My test of the new 1125CR took place at a small facility outside Berlin, Germany and showed two things. First, the naked version of the Buell 1125R with upright bars is a hoot to ...

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World first test: KTM RC8 lives up to the hype

Trevor Franklin, 25 February 2008 10:45

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at Ascari in Spain where he has just had his first go aboard one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of the year – KTM’s stunning, all-new RC8. This is what he has to say: Video: KTM launches RC8 superbike Powerparts available for KTM RC8 “There’s been a huge amount of hype about ...

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KTM RC8 World first test: first thoughts - it's a sure success

Trevor Franklin, 25 February 2008 09:01

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in Spain testing KTM’s first superbike the RC8. This is an exciting new era for the Austrian manufacturer with its race-style dash and multi-function displays just some of the more obvious features. Video: KTM superbike launch KTM makes track debut Powerparts for the KTM RC8 Trevor has sent us exclusive photos from the ...

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Video: Words first test of the BMW Sport Boxer R1200S

Trevor Franklin, 26 September 2007 11:43

BMW's endurance racing Sport Boxer is more than just a racing protoype, it's the development mule for the firms new road-going sports bike, the HP2 Sport, which is set to be unveiled at the Paris show next week. Check out the video below to see what MCN man Trevor Franklin thought of the race bike and then check back later ...

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World first test report of the Buell 1125R

Trevor Franklin, 23 August 2007 09:52

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently at Laguna Seca riding Buell’s radical, all new 1125R. Check out the video of him riding the bike here plus there’ll also be Trev’s full, in-depth road test in next Wednesday’s MCN. In the meantime, this is what he’s had to say: “The looks may be familiarly quirky Buell, but the 1125R is a ...

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First ride of the 2007 Z1000

Trevor Franklin, 07 March 2007 14:29

Kawasaki has just launched it’s new Z1000 to the world’s press in sunny, but windy Fuerteventura. MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin was one of the first people in the world to ride it this afternoon. Here’s his first comments on the bike: “The new styling goes hand-in-hand with the improved performance of the previous model’s 953cc engine. Kawasaki’s chassis ...

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