First rides & tests (December 2006)

  • Your chance to road test

    08 December 2006 by Trevor Franklin

    Your chance to road test

    MCN is constructing a feature that requires the services of a freshly-licensed rider. If you have obtained in the last five months a full-entitlement bike licence (either after two-year probation, or...

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  • Video: 1098 track launch

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: 1098 track launch

    MCN Editor Marc Potter travelled to the track launch of the new Ducati 1098 at Kyalami, South Africa in November 2006, and we'e got the first video of the bike in action. During the launch Potter...

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  • Video: MCN tests the MP3

    07 December 2006 by Tom Rayner

    Video: MCN tests the MP3

    MCN got a first ride of Piaggio's MP3 three-wheeled scooter at the official UK launch in Camden Town, North London. We were impressed how a three-wheeler can feel just like a real bike - the physics...

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  • Video: Versys first test

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Versys first test

    Some of MCN's team headed out for the first European test on the Kawasaki Versys last week.   The boys have compared this bike to the Yamaha FZ600s, the Ducati 620 Multistrada and the...

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  • Video: '07 Sport Classics

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: '07 Sport Classics

    We've had the 2007 Ducati Sports Classics out on UK roads already and you can watch our exclusive video here.   Watch the stunning bikes in action and hear MCN Road-Tester Adam Child's...

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  • Video: Benelli race bike

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Benelli race bike

    Benelli has re-entered the world of racing with a factory backed endurance bike and we’ve got the video of it in action.   MCN road-tester Michael Neeves got the chance to ride the bike...

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  • First ride of Benelli's TreK

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    First ride of Benelli's TreK

    Benelli’s new Tre K was revealed to the public at the Intermot show in Milan this week but MCN has already tested the bike and we’ve got the video here. The Multistrada rival uses Benelli’s...

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  • A reader roadtest of the Fireblade 929RRY

    04 December 2006 by Dave Dewar

    A reader roadtest of the Fireblade 929RRY

    Yes, it's a FireBlade! With such a tradition for being a bit of a nutter's bike, one tends to think shall I or shan't I? The heart says yes, but the brain says no! You buy a blade knowing...

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  • A roadtest of my Aprilia Falco

    04 December 2006 by Chris Jordan

    I'd like to inform you of a well kept secret in the hope that there are newer riders out there that may benefit from advice that I wish I was given. As a new rider (I am 52) I had little idea as to which motorcycle I should choose especially on safety and performance. Let me say now that I had owned a Ford GT 40, I know some people may say this is a bit extreme as my road car and in a moment of...

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  • MCN Editor tests the Ducati 1098S

    01 December 2006 by Marc Potter

    MCN Editor tests the Ducati 1098S

    MCN Editor Marc Potter has just stepped off the brand-new Ducati 1098S at the Kyalami track in South Africa. He has already spent the morning on the standard 1098 and has now got to grips with the...

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  • MCN rides 1098

    01 December 2006 by Marc Potter

    MCN rides 1098

    MCN Editor Marc Potter has just stepped off the brand-new Ducati 1098 after the first session of the track launch at Kyalami in South Africa.    The twisting, technical track has huge climbs...

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