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Video: Ducati Hyperstrada first ride

Michael Neeves, 14 June 2013 17:34

MCN road tester Michael Neeves gives us a look at his first ride on the new Ducati Hyperstrada – his long term test bike for 2013.  brightcove.createExperiences();

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Husqvarna Nuda 900 – first ride!

Michael Neeves, 26 October 2011 10:08

We're in Sardinia testing Husqvarna's new Nuda 900. It uses the same frame as the BMW F800 GS and a bigger 898cc version of its parallel twin-cylinder engine. It produces 105bhp and 74ftlb of torque. Due in dealers in mid-November, prices are set at £7850 for the standard model and £9250 for the Nuda 900 R, which has an Ohlins ...

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Video: Neil Hodgson tests superstock BMW S1000RR

Michael Neeves, 24 June 2011 10:49

New MCN Road Tester and ex-WSB/BSB champ Neil Hodsgon got to throw his leg over two superstock spec Park Lane BMW BMW S1000RRs at Brands GP recently. One of the BMW S1000RR’s, which is raced by Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves in the MRO Powerbike championship is fitted with BMW’s new HP Power and Calibration Kit, which gives the machine ...

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How to TT-proof your GSX-R1000 by Guy Martin team boss Philip Neill

Michael Neeves, 24 June 2011 09:48

Suzuki's GSX-R1000 will get you round the TT at 125mph+ no problem. But that fancy feather-light race bodywork you've been hankering after? It could cost infinitely more time than it saves, says Relentless Suzuki by Tas boss, Philip Neill, as he talks us through how they prepare Guy Martin’s Superstock gixxer for the TT. "Frequently round here you see things ...

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Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre

Michael Neeves, 03 August 2010 15:28

Praise the lord for biking heroes like Ascanio Rodrigo and his company Vyrus. Based in Rimini, the very heartland of the Italian motorcycle industry, Vyrus create high-tech, one-off, hand-built motorcycles that are unapologetically impractical, unconventional and expensive. The latest is the Ducati 1198R-powered 987. For most of us a Vyrus is an irrelevance, but the world would be a far ...

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First ride: Thruxton 904 Ace Special

Michael Neeves, 04 June 2010 13:48

Few bikes tick the boxes in so many ways as Triumph's Thruxton. Its big, meaty air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine has chunky power all the way through the revs and it¹s as enjoyable purring through town as it is blasting through tree-lined country roads on a sunny Sunday morning. It's also comfortable, loves corners and always draws a crowd. With its ...

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Bespoke BMW S1000RR track bikes from BMW Park Lane

Michael Neeves, 07 May 2010 12:04

BMW’s magnificent S1000RR has already proved itself to be the most powerful and technologically-advanced superbike money can buy. It’s turned the sports bike world on its head. Now dealers BMW Park Lane are catering for S1000RR customers who want take their BMW on track, by producing aftermarket parts like fairings and rearsets. On top of that, the really innovative bit ...

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Husqvarna 2008 supermoto model launch

Michael Neeves, 21 February 2008 11:04

Michael Neeves, Senior Road Tester, is out in Spain testing the 2008 Husqvarna Supermoto range at a cart track in Benidorm and here’s his first impressions. “The big news is their new SM510R which is a Supermoto race replica. For the first time it has fuel injection and also a new frame, chassis components, engine tweaks and body work changes. ...

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