First rides & tests (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Video: Shakedown test for MCN's R1

    02 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    You’ve got to feel sorry for my new R1 long termer. It’s an ex-Yamaha press bike and has already done 1600-miles of hard miles on the track, road and on one wheel. I’m going to be racing the R1 in MRO Powerbike this year as well as using it on the road. My first ever ride on it is at an ACU test day at Lydden just one week before my first race. Here’s how I got on…

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  • Keeping it real - ish

    15 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Keeping it real - ish

    I’ve been in therapy. Spent a couple of days last week ripping bits off my ’91 Harley Sportster. Evenings had my head stuck inside the fabulous W&W Cycles catalogue compiling a wish list of bits.

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  • Video: GSX-R1000 launch

    13 February 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Video: GSX-R1000 launch

    Take a look at the video below where you can see Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves at the launch of the K7 GSXR1000 at Phillip Island in Australia.   Neeves also catches up with GP legend...

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  • Video: Benelli Due 756

    13 February 2007 by MCN

    Video: Benelli Due 756

    With millions of pounds of Chinese investment the Italian manufacturer Benelli is back on the world stage. MCN was invited to the factory in Pesaro to see the new Due 756, first revealed at the...

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  • Video: Bandit 1250 test

    07 February 2007 by MCN

    Watch MCN Chief Tester Trevor Franklin give his verdict on the new Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit, in our exclusive video, below. The bike is a replacement for the veteran 1200cc Bandit, phased out due to emissions laws. Power now comes from an all-new 1255cc water-cooled motor. You can find out more details, and read the full test, in MCN, February 7, 2007.

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  • Video: R1 versus the rest

    17 January 2007 by MCN

    Yamaha has won every class of GP racing but, surprisingly, never a World Superbike championship. This is, presumably, a nagging pain in the arse of its racing division. But how to sort it? Answer: a new, all-singing and all-dancing R1. In making a serious WSB challenger, Yamaha hopes it has made a litre-class road bike like no other; a 1000cc Yamaha to rave about and remember like its 2006...

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