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Simply Ballistic: Can MV's new Dragster 800 out-gun its rivals?

Adam Child, 07 July 2014 16:26

The MV Agusta Dragster is the latest model to come from the iconic Italian brand – and it's a bit of a confused beast. Using the 798cc triple and cycle parts from the Brutale 800 roadster, it has a design similar to that of Ducati's Diavel performance cruiser and even runs a huge 200-section rear Pirelli, but more for aesthetic ...

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First Ride: Ducati Monster 1200S

Adam Child, 10 February 2014 09:17

MCN is in Spain, Tenerife for the launch of the all new Ducati Monster 1200s and today MCN’s senior road tester Adam Child will be putting the new 145bhp naked bike to the testThe full test of the all new water-cooled Monster 1200S will be in the forthcoming issue of MCN out on Wednesday.The new Monster 1200s is now water-cooled, ...

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

Adam Child, 04 December 2013 14:10

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the launch of Suzuki’s all-new V-Strom 1000 Adventure in Almeria, Spain. The new adventure bike is expected to arrive in dealers for early February 2014 at £9999, and comes with a heavily revised 1037cc V-Twin (996 previously), producing 100bhp @ 8000rpm and 76ftlb at only 4000rpm. The V-Strom is also Suzuki’s ...

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2012 KTM 990 Adventure first ride

Adam Child, 10 February 2012 11:29

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard 2012 Adventure which, like its R brother, boasts a host of modifications and improvements for this year, before an all-new model is expected in 2014. In a ...

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Fully updated Kawasaki ER-6n sets new standard

Adam Child, 21 October 2011 11:29

When we learnt that Kawasaki wasn't just giving its popular ER6 range a slight update for 2012 but was almost completely revising them, first we wondered if it was strictly necessary. After all, both ERs (n for naked, f for faired) were already among the best middle-weight twins. Then, on seeing the bikes and realising how similar they looked to ...

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Which used superbike for under £5000?

Adam Child, 25 August 2011 12:55

With the advent of electronics and near-200bhp power outputs, it's easy to forget just how good the sports bikes of 2005 were. They had huge power - up to around 160bhp - yet were tractable in the midrange, were designed to accomodate regular-sized human beings and didn't electronically slap your wrist if you pulled a cheeky wheelie. The best bit ...

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Video: KTM RC8R Track at Donington Park

Adam Child, 10 August 2011 15:40

Track days today are more like race paddocks from a few years ago. Find a KTM RC8R for sale. With club racing turning increasingly professional, brand new race bikes are becoming common. Enter the KTM RC8R Track... the Austrian firm has witnessed the growing demand for off-the-peg track or race machines and produced this special, track-ready version of its RC8 ...

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Jodie Marsh, bikes and helicopters

Adam Child, 24 May 2011 14:29

Essex model Jodie Marsh has just finished her 2012 calendar photoshoot on 12 different bikes in aid of Essex Air Ambulance. All proceeds are going directly to Essex Air Ambulance and Jodie will also be attending the Essex Air Ambulance bike run which takes place on the 11th of September. Jodie is pictured with a wide variety of machines, race ...

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Video: Shaw Harley-Davidson Captain America Fat Boy built in 7 minutes

Adam Child, 21 April 2011 15:55

World Championship winning custom bike builders Shaw Harley-Davidson have managed to cram 100 hours of labour building their very special Captain America Fat Boy into 7m14sec of captivating video.  The short clip was filmed at Shaw Harley-Davidson near the south coast in East Sussex. It takes 10 hours for a skilled Shaw Harley-Davidson technician to fully strip the 2009 Fat ...

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World’s best custom on the road!

Adam Child, 01 September 2010 15:39

The day this award-winning Harley-Davidson arrived back in the UK, MCN was lucky enough to take the priceless V-twin for a spin on the road. This week’s MCN (out now) reveals all the key details about the bike, which recently won the prestigious Modified Harley class at the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building in America. This was a ...

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