First rides & tests (April 2007)

  • Masterbike Video: Day 4 - Italian superbikes

    28 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Masterbike Video: Day 4 - Italian superbikes

    Day four of the massive Masterbike test in Jerez sees the guys take to the track on Italian superbikes. The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez...

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  • Masterbike Video: Day 3 - Japanese superbikes

    26 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Day three of the Masterbike supertest sees the riders out on the big four Japanese superbikes. The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez circuit by some of the worlds top test riders to find out which is the ultimate track machine. MCN man Michael Neeves is sending back a daily video blog to so you can see what goes on behind the scenes at...

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  • Video: Derbi Mulhacen v BMW X-Country

    26 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Derbi Mulhacen v BMW X-Country

    BMW's newly launched X-Country sits in the middle of the new G650 range and is the bike BMW think will sell the best in the UK so we took it out for a spin against it's closest rivals. The test...

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  • Video: Aprilia Shiver 750 first ride

    25 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Aprilia Shiver 750 first ride

    MCN got an invite to test one of only Two of the new Aprilia Shiver 750s in existence so, of course, we videoed the whole thing. Watch the clip below to see Michael Neeves' opinion of the bike and...

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  • Masterbike Video: Day two at the supertest

    25 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Masterbike Video: Day two at the supertest

    Once again MCN has been asked to help find the fastest sports bike on track at the exclusive Masterbike test in Spain and day two sees lots of posing for cameras. The test is held every year and sees...

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  • Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 TT special

    19 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 TT special

    Suzuki have introduced a 150 bike limited edition version of the GSX-R1000 to celebrate the Isle of Man TT centenary so we took the bike to the Island to put it through it's paces. Check out the video...

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  • Aprilia V-Twin Shiver first impression

    18 April 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia V-Twin Shiver first impression

    We’re at a top secret test track in Italy riding a pre-production version of Aprilia’s new 750cc V-Twin Shiver. It’s due to go on sale in June and should cost less than £6,000, which means if you are...

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  • Video: Hornet, Z750 and FZ6 group test

    17 April 2007 by Ian Jubb

    Video: Hornet, Z750 and FZ6 group test

    There's a whole new bunch of middle-weight naked bikes for 2007 so we took them all out on the road together to see which is best. Check out the video below for the first comparison test of the...

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  • Video: Bimota Tesi 3D in the factory

    16 April 2007 by Ian Jubb

    Video: Bimota Tesi 3D in the factory

    IN a recent visit to the Bimota factory we managed to get an excluasinve ride on the development version of the New Tesi 3D and sneak a peak inside their workshop. Check out the video to see the...

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  • Video: 2007 Super-Nakeds group test

    12 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: 2007 Super-Nakeds group test

    With such a huge range of big naked bikes on offer this year, we got them all together to find out which one comes out on top. We tested 11 bikes in total, from the Triumph Speed Triple to the Bimota...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

    12 April 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

    MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin got to ride Kawasaki's new Z750 at it's launch in Spain, and we've got the video. Check out the clip on the right to see the bike in action on some great looking...

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  • Video: MCN's R1 v GT3 at the Ring

    10 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: MCN's R1 v GT3 at the Ring

    Not content with racing his long-term-test Yamaha R1, MCN road-tester Michael Neeves took it to the Nurburgring over the Easter weekend. Watch the video as Michael's brother Ben follows him in a...

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  • Video: MV Agusta F4 312 first ride

    09 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: MV Agusta F4 312 first ride

    MCN's Michael Neeves traveled to Monza last week to test the all new MV Agusta F4 312. The bike replaces the F4 1000 and boasts an extra 9bhp which can take it to a top speed fo 312kph - hence the...

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