First rides & tests (July 2008)

  • Video: Tigcraft racer for the road

    24 July 2008 by Adam Child

    This motorcycle may look a bit weird, but that's because it is a bit different. This is race-bike makerTigcraft's first road bike, and what a bike it is. Tigcraft normally make single cylinder race bikes but the owner of this one liked it so much he wanted to ride it on the road. Watch the video below to see if the project worked, then read the full review in the July 23 edition of...

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  • How to win Carole Nash Britain's Got Biking Tallent

    24 July 2008

    Britain's got Biking Talent with Carole Nash is back for 2008, but fon't worry you've got a month to make any modifications to your bike before the deadline for entering. To help, we asked some of last year’s winners to tell us about the inspiration behind their efforts so read their stories then get your overals on, finish your motorcycle and upload it to our gallery for the chance to win...

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  • Video: Is the Suzuki GSX-R750 still the top road sports bike?

    22 July 2008 by Michael Neeves

    MCN reader Craig Carr wanted help deciding if he should trade his Suzuki K6 GSX-R750 for the K8 version or a Ducati 848 in this video road test. Senior road tester Michael Neeves added Kawasaki's ZX-10 and Yamaha's R6 to the test and then took Craig for a spin around the local roads before finishing off at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds. Watch the video below to...

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  • Video: Long distance travels on a Victory Vegas

    15 July 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    My fellow workers here at MCN think the Victory Vegas 8-Ball that I've got on long-term-test is only good for slow cruising and showing off so I thought I'd prove them wrong by piling on some serious miles. Check out the video below to see how the Vegas coped with a ride from Peterborough to the Isle of Sky in one day.

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  • Video: Harley Davidson XR1200 takes on Ducati's GT1000 and the Moto Guzzi Griso

    14 July 2008 by Adam Child

    Harley-Davidsons XR1200R challenges the best European retro roadsters available in Ducati's GT1000 and Moto Guzzi's 8v 1200 Griso in our video road test. MCN road tester Adam Child took the motorcycles on a european adventure to the Bikes Classics Festival in Spa, Belgium to see legends such as Agostini and John Surtees compete. Watch the video below to see how the Harley-Davidson got on and read...

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  • Bandit is a bargain!

    09 July 2008 by David Mc Cabe

    Bandit is a bargain!

    Been biking a few years and all I wanted was a big bike (GSX-R1000). Got my Honda CBR600RR stolen in the summer of 2005 and got no money back from my insurance so i had to buy a new bike on...

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  • Video: 2008 Triumph Street Triple v Speed Triple

    02 July 2008 by Michael Neeves

    Triumph launched a brand new Speed Triple and the 675 Daytona based Street Triple this year so we got both the motorcycles together with the 2007 Speed Triple to see just how good they are. Check out the video below for a detailed look at the two new bikes and to see them both in action.

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  • Video: KTM 990 Superduke R first ride

    01 July 2008 by Adam Child

    MCN road tester Adam Child travelled to the Salzburgring, Germany, to take part in the first ride of KTM's 990 Superduke R. How would the new motorcycle cope with the unusual choice of track and would it prove itself to be a suitable track motorbike? Watch the video below to find out of the KTM got on around the notoriously fast circuit.

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