First rides & tests (November 2006)

  • Your 1098 questions

    30 November 2006

    Your 1098 questions

    MCN Editor Marc Potter will be one of the first journalists in the world to ride the new Ducati 1098S.   Following our world exclusive first tests on the standard 1098 and the world first...

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  • £1500 to beat a GSX-R!

    30 November 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    The challenge was simple, can a £1500 superbike lap Cadwell less than five seconds away from a GSX-R1000 K6? We’ve got the video to show they can. Click the screen below to follow the hilarious exploits of three MCN road-testers as they try to prove that £1500 will get you a bike that is almost as fast as the latest crop of sportsbike. Will a 10 year old Blade, ZX-7R or a 13-year-old YZF750R...

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  • MCN reader Andy Goodman reviews a Yamaha R1

    24 November 2006 by Andrew Goodman

    MCN reader Andy Goodman reviews a Yamaha R1

    "Don't try to be clever with it, that's what the guy on the Gixxer did, he tried to be clever and now it's in a right old state. This one's brand new and immaculate, and we'd like it back in this...

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  • MCN reader Tony Standsfield reviews his MV Agusta F4

    24 November 2006 by Tony Stansfield

    Let's get the downsides out of the way first. Insurance is beyond outrageous! I could only find one company in the entire country to insure me on the thing (I wrote off my GSX-R750 and some thieving scumbag stole my R1, so bang went my no claims). Other not quite so wonderful things are the FOBBs experienced after running it in. What's a FOBB you ask? It's a F**k-Off Big Backfire that's what it...

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  • A review of my 2004 Yamaha R1

    23 November 2006 by Steve Comancho

    A review of my 2004 Yamaha R1

    I purchased my 2004 YZF-R1 in May of 2006 after going through a 2005 R1 that I was riding when the motor decided to detonate on the track in February of 2006.  So as I frantically found an escape...

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  • My review of my Kawasaki ZRX1200

    23 November 2006 by Richard Morris

    My review of my Kawasaki ZRX1200

    Kawasaki claim 122PS and 112Nm of torque for the ZRX. In English that’s 120BHP and 82½ ft/lb, almost certainly measured at the crank. Dry weight is 223kg (plus 4kg for the half-faired S version).

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  • A review of my RVF400

    23 November 2006 by Eddie Rogers

    A review of my RVF400

    I thought I'd submit my experiences of owning a Honda RVF400 for the last six months, having read a message on the 400greybike forum. It all started last May, having previously owned many big bore...

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