First rides & tests (July 2009)

  • Peugeot Satelis 125: full review

    31 July 2009 by MCN

    Peugeot Satelis 125: full review

    The Peugeot Satelis 125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.    Read the MCN Peugeot Satelis...

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  • The bargain alternative to the... BMW K1300GT

    24 July 2009 by Rupert Paul

    The bargain alternative to the... BMW K1300GT

    The BMW K1300GT arguably has more road-focussed new technology on it than any other bike: sat nav, fuel-sipping engine management, mega-grunty top gear performance, a totally stable Hossack front end...

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  • Triumph Thunderbird 1600

    17 July 2009 by chris abel

    Rode the new Thunderbird last sunday on country roads, the M65 and through Blackburn I thought the motor and gearbox were excellent but the bike was let down by a few annoying features. Firstly I expected a big twin to sound like one but it appears you have to buy sports pipes from Triumph for this to happen. Why cant it have them as standard and then if you want it to sound like a moped you can...

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  • First ride: Race-ready Harley-Davidson XR1200

    16 July 2009 by Adam Child

    First ride: Race-ready Harley-Davidson XR1200

    Unless you’re from Springfield, Illinois or have a brother named ‘Bubba’, the idea of a Harley-Davidson race bike is probably as foreign as ‘grits’ for breakfast. Not any more. Harley-Davidson are...

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  • The evolution of the Kawasaki ZX-6R

    10 July 2009 by James Keen

    The evolution of the Kawasaki ZX-6R

    We celebrate nearly 15 years of the ZX-6R by taking a look at how the middleweight Ninja has changed since the first model in 1995.   Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for...

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  • Video: The world's best all-rounders?

    08 July 2009 by James Keen

    Video: The world's best all-rounders?

    The new breed of trailie-style all-rounders are put to the test in a 450-mile day trip to Le Touquet via Calais and Bologne. Watch the video to see if the Ducati Multistrada 1100S, Triumph...

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  • Video: 2WD Yamaha R1 ridden

    07 July 2009 by MCN

    Video: 2WD Yamaha R1 ridden

    MCN is the only publication in the world to have ridden the Ohlins two-wheel-drive Yamaha R1. Watch the video for a tech explaination of the 2WD system and see MCN's Trevor...

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  • Piaggio MP3 125 Hybrid first ride

    06 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Piaggio MP3 125 Hybrid first ride

    MCN has just ridden the world's first production hybrid motorcycle - the Piaggio MP3 125 Hybrid.  Piaggio MP3 LT - the scooter the law says is a car The new motorcycle combines a...

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  • TTS Triumph Speed Triple - first ride

    03 July 2009 by Adam Child

    TTS Triumph Speed Triple - first ride

    There’s no getting away from it: Triumph’s Speed Triple is an excellent bike. Its superb handling, amazing triple engine, inimitable style and decent value makes it the class leading super naked. So...

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  • Piaggio MP3 400 full review

    03 July 2009 by James Keen

    Piaggio MP3 400 full review

    The Piaggio MP3 400 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.         Read the MCN Piaggio MP3...

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  • Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX full review

    03 July 2009 by James Keen

    Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX full review

    The Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.      Read the MCN Moto Guzzi Stevlio...

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  • New Indian Chief - first impressions

    03 July 2009 by David Folch

    New Indian Chief - first impressions

    MCN gets the first ride on the Chief, the latest bike from Indian, America’s oldest motorcycle company. The new Chief is Indian’s entry level bike, costing £15,500. Find a cruiser for sale First...

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