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MCN rides the Britten V1000

Adam Child, 24 January 2013 07:30

‘Outstanding’, ‘amazing’, and ‘work of art’ are all labels liberally applied to the exotic race bikes built by John Britten, but in reality the Britten deserves a unique accolade to celebrate its existence. In many peoples’ minds it’s simply the greatest bike ever made. For me it transcends everything, it’s a dream bike, it was the poster bike I had ...

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Video: Smart money superbikes

MCN, 20 June 2012 15:34

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. These much-loved Japanese machines are the old guard and have all been worthy ...

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2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro ridden

Adam Child, 19 March 2012 15:49

Aprilia’s revised exotic Dorsoduro 1200 has lost weight, gained some Italian ponies and now has a three-way traction control as standard. If you thought the Supermoto scene was drying up you’d be wrong. Aprilia are seven times world supermoto champions, and the Dorsoduro has been a success story since its launch in 750 format back in 2008. It’s Aprilia’s third best-selling ...

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Aprilia Tuono V4 R – first road impressions

MCN, 14 April 2011 16:14

Aprilia’s eagerly-awaited new Tuono V4 R is currently on test in Spain in the hands of MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Find an Aprilia for sale After sampling the awesome new super naked on track this morning he’s been riding it on the road this afternoon. These are his first road impressions. “I’ve been riding on the road this ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

MCN, 31 March 2011 14:39

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up against the Europeans - the Ducati 1198SP, KTM RC8R, Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC and MV Agusta F4 1000R - to see if it can maintain its dominance of the 1000cc sports bike class. ...

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World first ride: 2011 Aprilia RSV4 SE 'seriously impressive'

MCN, 26 October 2010 11:40

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is currently at Jerez in Spain riding Aprilia’s new £16,999 RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition. Only 350 machines will be made with 50 making their way into the UK. This is what he has to say: “This is the closest you’ll ever get to being able to buy a full-on World Superbikes spec machine ...

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Video: Aprilia RSV4 ridden on the road

James Keen, 06 May 2009 14:12

The stunning new Aprilia RSV4 superbike is ridden on the road for the first time in a 415-mile trip from the Aprilia factory to Cannes and Monaco. Watch the video to see how it got on - is it as good on road as it is on track?    MCN Aprilia RSV4 bike review MCN road tester Michael Neeves threw everything at the RSV4 - wet ...

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Video: Aprilia RSV4 first ride

James Keen, 06 April 2009 16:10

The Aprilia RSV4 is so much fun that despite a soaking wet track and pouring rain, MCN's Michael Neeves didn't want to give the keys back. Visit the Aprilia RSV4 information centre Neeves says that the Aprilia RSV4 is far less brutal than the RSV or Ducati 1198, making it much easier to ride. "Usually wet weather riding is something ...

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5 of the best V4 motorcycles

James Keen, 03 April 2009 11:43

The Aprilia RSV4 launched at Misano this week and so far MCN road tester Michael Neeves has been very impressed with it's 999cc V4 engine. Click here to read the Aprilia RSV4 first ride To celebrate the launch of Aprilia's new flagship bike, we take a look back at some of the great V4 bikes of the last few years. ...

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Poll: How excited are you about the new Aprilia RSV4?

James Keen, 31 March 2009 11:07

MCN wants to find out what British bikers think about the issues facing motorcycling today. That's why from now on we'll be running weekly polls to gather your opinions on all aspects of biking.  This week's question is: How excited are you about the new Aprilia RSV4? Aprilia RSV4 road test preview MCN will be riding the new Aprilia RSV4 ...

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