First rides & tests (September 2009)

  • Video: Top Cruisers test 2009

    07 October 2009 by MCN

    Video: Top Cruisers test 2009

    MCN's favourite cruisers from 2009 include the Yamaha Vmax, Harley-Davidson Rocker C, Triumph Thunderbird and the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron. But which is best? To find out we took a road...

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  • Video: Yamaha V-Max 2-minute test

    05 October 2009 by MCN

    Video: Yamaha V-Max 2-minute test

    The V-Max is what happens when you mix 1679cc and nearly 200 horsepower in a motorcycle that's one part cruiser, one part sportbike - and all parts thrilling. Watch the video for our 2-minute test.

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  • First ride of new electric GSX-R

    25 September 2009 by MCN

    First ride of new electric GSX-R

    The TT-winning Agni electric bike gives a huge insight to the possible future of racing. MCN’s ex-250 racer go the first ride...  Forget everything you know about riding a modern sports...

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  • BMW K1300S HD video

    21 September 2009 by SHIVA_

    K1300S FULL HD VIDEO You gotto see this. This is a Full HD video on the Lava Orange K1300S from my long term report This is shot with a Panasonic Lumix GH1 which uses a large imaging sensor which is about 3 times as big as those in the current professional HD cameras. This is brand new technology and Indie filmmakers are using this camera for feature length movies. Hence the image quality is...

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  • Honda VFR1200 spied in finished form

    21 September 2009 by Andy Downes

    Honda VFR1200 spied in finished form

    Honda’s new VFR1200 V4 has been spied in completely finished form in the Alps – the first time the production specification, colours and looks of the bike have been seen in action. More info on the...

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  • Boss Hoss LS3-425PK/460KG

    20 September 2009 by Marcus Kingma

    We made an impression from the Boss Hoss LS3. 6.0 liter V8 aluminium Block with 425 Horsepower. Weight 460 kg. 0-100km/hour in 3 sec. 100-200km/hour in 3 sec.

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  • Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 longterm report

    18 September 2009 by MCN

    Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 longterm report

    The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is just one of the bikes on the MCN 2009 longterm test fleet. MCN's WSB reporter Michael Guy has done over 5,000 miles on it so far. He's also had his friends on the TAS...

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  • Video: KTM RC8R McWilliams replica

    18 September 2009 by MCN

    Video: KTM RC8R McWilliams replica

    KTM have ‘extreme’ written through them like a stick of rock, and this bike is their wildest road bike yet. The £16,500 KTM 1190 RC8R Akrapovic/Jeremy McWilliams replica is – truly – just like a pukka...

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  • MCN Paris-Dacre Rallye bikes could be yours

    16 September 2009 by James Keen

    MCN Paris-Dacre Rallye bikes could be yours

    The Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki DR800 and Yamaha Super Tenere featured in the MCN Paris-Dacre Rallye challenge are all up for sale.  Browse over 11,000 bikes for sale now Our road testers...

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  • Video: Power test highlights

    11 September 2009 by MCN

    Video: Power test highlights

    Take 979kg of plastics and alloys, 5223cc of capacity, 402.96bhp of power and 326.44ftlb of torque and you have three very serious motorcycles -  the Yamaha Vmax, Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle and...

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  • Video: BMW F800R test

    06 September 2009 by James Keen

    Video: BMW F800R test

    The BMW F800R is an 800cc parallel twin road bike from BMW, built to take on the likes of the Triumph Street Triple and Honda Hornet. Take a closer look at it in our video road test.  ...

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  • Blata Motard 125 first ride

    06 September 2009 by James Keen

    Blata Motard 125 first ride

    If you're 17 and looking for a first bike, it has to be cool. Big name suspension parts like Marzocchi USD forks and a Sachs shock would be good. So would radial brakes, tasty spoked...

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  • Video: KTM off-road test

    06 September 2009 by MCN

    Video: KTM off-road test

    Although it has no all-new models for 2010, KTM has listened to feedback from its riders and made some key changes to make their bikes even more user-friendly without compromising their race-winning...

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  • Suzuki Hayabusa owners wanted

    03 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Suzuki Hayabusa owners wanted

    MCN is looking for Hayabusa owners to tell us what’s great about your bike. If you want to help us, send an email to chris.newbigging@motorcyclenews.com with your name, daytime telephone number and...

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