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The ultimate superbike test

Michael Neeves, 13 May 2013 10:42

These are ‘Top Trump’ superbikes – the kind of machines you’ll probably only ever see in pictures and rarely in the flesh. The new Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC, BMW HP4 Carbon, Ducati 1199R Panigale and MV Agusta F4RR are all about the big numbers: power, capacity, top speed, electronic rider aids and, of course, price. If you’re in the market ...

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Aprilia Caponord 1200 – world first ride

MCN, 13 March 2013 14:56

Aprilia's all-new and eagerly-anticipated entry into the adventure bikes class, the Caponord 1200, is currently being put through its paces by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. These are his first impressions: "We're in Sardinia in unseasonably torrential rain – which is restricting how hard we can push the bike – but I'm still impressed. "The Caponord is loaded with ...

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Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale vs BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV4

MCN, 11 May 2012 15:46

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles this year - the Ducati Panigale - reignite our passion for all things very fast? Ducati certainly hope so and have thrown the kitchen sink ...

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Video: Aprilia RSV4 v Nissan GT-R: Battle of the computers

MCN, 20 October 2011 16:04

Electronic rider aids are where it's at right now, love 'em or loathe 'em, and the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) has the smoothest, most sophisticated system of any current motorcycle. The Italian machine's clever computerised brain will help you change gear, control a spinning rear wheel, keep the front wheel on the ground under hard acceleration ...

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Aprilia SR Max 300: Taken to the Max

Trevor Franklin, 07 October 2011 14:26

Aprilia’s new SR Max 300 fits neatly into the overcrowded maxi-scooter class, but with a less than subtle difference from its rivals – the Aprilia actually looks exciting to ride. With styling allegedly based on the RSV4 superbike – a little far-fetched, although the black/red colour scheme is eye-catching and the angular layout of the bike is striking – it ...

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F4 RR is the best MV Agusta yet!

Michael Neeves, 03 August 2011 14:14

Our world-first test of the stunning new 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta has revealed it to be not only the fastest MV Agusta we've ever ridden - but also the most refined. MCN rode the new £18k superbike at a special test on the Adria circuit, north-east of Bologna, Italy and can reveal that, thanks to the RR's new Ohlins suspension and lightweight ...

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Aprilia Tuono V4R: "An astonishing all-rounder"

MCN, 20 April 2011 16:37

The new Aprilia Tuono V4R (Don't like the looks? Find an older Aprilia Tuono for sale) knocked us for six at its world track and road launch in Valencia, Spain. The 167bhp super naked has close to the performance and all the cutting edge technology of the MCN test-winning RSV4 superbike, but is more usable and more fun to ride in ...

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition - full review

James Keen, 10 November 2010 10:49

The 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.                             Read the Aprilia RSV4 Factory SE review "It might look like a common or garden 180bhp V4 Aprilia RSV4 Factory, but this special edition version (only 350 are being made, 50 to come to the UK) has ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR is king

MCN, 10 March 2010 09:00

MCN took part in the annual Masterbike test at the new Motorland circuit near Valencia, Spain, where all nine 1000cc inline-fours and 1200 V-twin sportsbikes competed head-to-head.         Check out the track - onboard an RSV4 at Motorland Watch the video for footage from the three day event and read the full test in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 10 ...

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Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

MCN, 08 March 2010 12:41

Since the introduction of new contenders like BMW’s new S1000RR, Aprilia’s new RSV4R and MV Agusta’s all-new F4 1000, the question every sportsbike fan has been asking is: Which is the quickest 2010 superbike?   Poll closed, winner revealed! - click here      To find out we took part in the first track test of all the 2010 superbike contenders from Europe and Japan. We thashed ...

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