First rides & tests (March 2008)

  • Video: Victory Vision takes on its rivals

    31 March 2008 by Adam Child

    Victory’s all new Vision brings a new rival to the full-dress tourers from Honda, BMW, and Harley. But can it compete against the already established competition? Road tester Adam Child embarks on a mammoth journey from London, to Edinburgh, via Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast to find out. Check out the road trip as the Vision, Electraglide, Goldwing and K1200LT tour the UK and Ireland...

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  • Video: Triumph Bonneville Evel Knievel replica

    27 March 2008 by Trevor Franklin

    In 1968 Evel Knievel jumped the Caesar's Palace casino fountains on a Triumph Bonneville T120. To make sure that the Las Vegas event isn't forgotten Triumph specialist dealer Jack Lilley has built a motorcycle to commemorate the fact it was Triumph who kickstarted Knievel's career. Watch the video below to see what MCN Chief road tester Trevor Franklin thought of the tribute motorcycle. Read the...

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  • Video: Ducati Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica on the road

    27 March 2008 by Michael Neeves

    MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves is the lucky man who got to take Ducati's £40,000 Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica on the world's first road test. Watch the video above to see if the motorcycle can maintain its sensational track reputation as it takes to the streets of Glasgow. Read the full article in MCN, Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

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  • Video: Suzuki GSX-R750 K8 polished perfection

    18 March 2008 by Michael Neeves

    The Suzuki GSX-R750 has long been considered the thinking man's sports motorcycle but can the new K8 version live up to its predecessors' standards? Watch the video to see MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves ride the motorcycle around the Guadix circuit and around the roads of Spain. Read the full article in MCN, Wednesday, March 19, 2008.

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  • Video: Custom built Husqvarna road racer

    18 March 2008 by Adam Child

    This Husqvarna racer has been designed in partnership between Husqvarna UK and HM racing to compete in the new Moto 450 class run by the new Thundersport GB club this year. Watch the video to see MCN road tester Adam Child take the motorcycle around Mallory Park and read the full article in MCN, out Wednesday, 19th March, 2008.

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  • Video: Have Buell solved their 1125R problems?

    13 March 2008 by Trevor Franklin

    The launch of Buell's 1125R last year showed it to be a woefully under developed motorcycle and six months later, Buell claims that all the problems have been sorted. MCN chief road tester Trevor Franklin travelled to Seville to test the Buell on the roads and the twisting Monteblanco circuit. Watch the video to see the bike put through it's paces to find out if the problems have been fixed.

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  • Video: 2008 600cc group test

    13 March 2008 by Michael Neeves

    Last year Honda blew the doors off the 600 class with its new CBR600RR but can it hold on to its crown against the new Yamaha R6, Triumph's Daytona 675, Suzuki's new GSX-R600 K8 and Kawasaki's ZX-6R. MCN Senior road tester Michael Neeves tested the motorcycles on road and track to see if the contenders could match the Honda CBR600RR. Watch the video below to find out the finishing order...

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  • Video: Cagiva Mito SP525 as fun as a Moto 125?

    12 March 2008 by Trevor Franklin

    When looking at the captivating styling of Cagiva's brand new Mito SP525 you must remember certain things. Its engine size is only 124.6cc, power out-put is capped to 14.7bhp and the SP525 looks like the 1994 Caviga V594 500GP motorcycle. MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin put the motorcycle through its paces to see if the SP525 could be the same source of sports fun as the 1990...

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  • Video: Husqvarna's 2008 SM510IR, SM450RR and a World Championship winning bike

    06 March 2008 by Michael Neeves

    For the past ten years, Italian off-road motorcycle manufacturer Husqvarna has been in the business of making fiery supermotos. The company, recently bought by BMW, have continued to tweak and upgrade their range year on year and 2008 is no different. MCN's Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves travelled to Benidorm to try the new SM510R, the SM450RR and the S1 World Championship...

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  • Video: 2008 KTM RC8 - it was worth it

    05 March 2008 by Trevor Franklin

    Video: 2008 KTM RC8 - it was worth it

    KTM already produces decent V-twin powered bikes in the shape of the 990SM and the Super Duke but these aren't machines burdened with the 'tag' of Superbike like the new RC8. MCN' Chief Road...

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  • MCN Daily 04/03//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    04 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 56 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we get a 2008 Yamaha R6 up to a whopping 172.34 miles per hour, satellite road pricing appears to be put on the back burner and MotoGP rookie James Toseland says he is happy to have racing legend Valentino Rossi on his side  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all...

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  • MCN Daily 03/03//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    03 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 55 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we test the new Buell Ulysses XB12XT, the Government may allow the usage of hard shoulders to ease motorway congestion and Mick Jagger reveals members of the Hell Angels planned to assassinate him  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...

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  • First ride: Buell Ulysses XB12XT

    01 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    First ride: Buell Ulysses XB12XT

    Following on from the successful sales debut of Buell’s Ulysses, the American company has introduced a new model – the XB12XT. The motorcycle has just been launched in Spain and is a full on touring...

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