First rides & tests (November 2007)

  • Video: First impressions of the Ducati 848

    30 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Michael Neeves got to  ride the new Ducati 848 for the first time today and has sent back a quick update with his first impressions of the bike. Check out the video below to hear what Michael has to say after coming back in from his first time out on the bike.

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  • Ducati 848 first riding impressions

    30 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Ducati 848 first riding impressions

    Motorcycle News Senior road tester Michael Neeves has just finished his first session riding Ducati’s new 848 at the Almeria circuit in Spain. As expected, the Ducati 848 has an...

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  • Video: 2007 Sports bike of the year

    29 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Michael Neeves heads to Jerez in Spain with the cream of this year's sports bikes, but which one is best? Check out the video below to see the Yamaha R1, Honda CBR600RR, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 1098 go head to head and find out which one came out on top.

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  • Video: Track tuition from Jeremy McWilliams

    29 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Check out what happened when Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went to the Masterclass race school at Jerez and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. Read more about it in this week's MCN.

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  • Video: MotoGP bikes tested

    20 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    It isn't often you get the chance to ride a MotoGP bike, let alone five in a row back to back. So imagine how excited MCN roadtester Michael Neeves was when the call came in to ride all the top bikes - including Casey Stoner's championship winning Ducati. Check out the video below to see Michael ride Stoner's motorcycle, John Hopkins' Suzuki, Anthony West's Kawasaki and Nicky Hayden's Honda and...

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  • Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

    15 November 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

    Check out these exclusive pictures of Suzuki's new Bandit Streetfighter, as tested for Motorcycle News. We bring you detailed pictures of some of the bikes best pictures. Including the Yoshimura Dual...

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  • Picture special: Harley Davidson Night Rod

    14 November 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Picture special: Harley Davidson Night Rod

    Check out these exclusive photographs of the Harley Davidson Night Rod Special as tested in northern Italy for Motorcycle News. We bring you close ups of the best features of the motorcycle, including...

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  • Video: We ride Casey Stoner's Ducati

    14 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    MCN has ridden the bike that took Casey Stoner to the MotoGP world championship and we were there to catch it all on film. Check out the video below to see how roadtester Michael Neeves got on riding the championship wining motorcycle then check out the November 14 edition of MCN to read his full report on riding the incredible machine including a complete technical rundown of the Ducati GP7...

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  • Wanted: ZZ-R600, Thundercat and CBR600F owners

    14 November 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    Wanted: ZZ-R600, Thundercat and CBR600F owners

    If you're a proud, or even not so proud owner of a year 2000-2002 model Kawasaki ZZR600, Yamaha Thundercat (YZF600R), or Honda CBR600F MCN needs your help. MCN is putting together a feature with...

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  • Video: Derbi Cross City 125 group test

    13 November 2007 by Phil West

    When it comes to learner bikes there seems to be an unwritten rule about the kinds of machines you can have. It can be managable and novice-friendly (like the Yamaha YBR125); it can be snazzy and racy (like Aprilia's RS125); or it can be cheap. Unfortunately it can never be all three. With the new Derbi Cross City 125, maybe that has changed. The Spanish newcomer seems to be ideal. It's upright,...

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  • Video: Laverda Formula with two-stroke Polaris engine

    09 November 2007 by Chris Slade

     What do you get when you cross a Laverda and a Polaris? This mad hand start two-stroke Laverda formula with a 130bhp Polaris snowmobile engine. Check out the video to see the bike in action and grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full road-test.

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  • Video: TAS Suzukis Supersport championship winning GSX-R600

    09 November 2007 by Chris Slade, Adam Child

    How did TAS Suzuki managed to turn the GSX-R600 from an also-ran to British Supersport championship winner? MCN Man Adam Child rides to Ireland on a standard GSX-R to find out. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle in action then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to see details of all 28 new bikes launched at the Miland show.

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  • Video: Triumph takes on Harley with its Rocket III Touring

    09 November 2007 by Roland Brown, Chris Slade

    Triumph is hoping to take on Harley in its home ground with the new Rocket III Touring and you can see the bike in action here. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle at its launch then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full report.

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