First rides & tests (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Top 10 greatest engines

    04 March 2010 by MCN

    Top 10 greatest engines

    More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive...

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  • Video: Honda Fury vs Harley Rocker C

    03 March 2010 by MCN

    Video: Honda Fury vs Harley Rocker C

    Honda's new Fury is the most serious attempt to out-Harley Harley. But does it? MCN rides to a Harley stronghold to find out...      Find a Harley-Davidson for sale Read more...

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  • Video: VFR1200 your verdict

    25 February 2010 by MCN

    Video: VFR1200 your verdict

    Is the VFR1200F the supreme sports-tourer, the 'ultimate road sports bike' Honda's hype suggested? We said no, although it's a good machine. Thinking of getting a VFR1200F? Get a...

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  • Video: Norton Cafe Racer world first ride

    24 February 2010 by MCN

    Video: Norton Cafe Racer world first ride

    The Norton revival just keeps getting better. The Cafe Racer is a sportier version of the Commando 961 SE, with retro wire-spoke black anodised alloy rims, superbike spec radially-mounted Brembo...

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  • 2010 Enfield Woodsman: first ride

    18 February 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Enfield Woodsman: first ride

    The new Royal Enfield Woodsman gets the same fuel-injected unit construction motor as the Bullet EFI, complete with a five-speed gearbox, disc brake and electric start.  ...

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  • Top 10 best handling sports bikes

    18 February 2010 by MCN

    Top 10 best handling sports bikes

    More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive...

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  • Video: BMW R1200RT group test

    18 February 2010 by MCN

    Video: BMW R1200RT group test

    BMW's R1200RT boxer tourer gets a new engine and a serious makeover for 2010 - but is it enough to stay on top, ahead of the Honda Pan European and Moto Guzzi Norge? Find a BMW R1200RT for...

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  • Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo on the road

    17 February 2010 by MCN

    Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo on the road

    For 2010 Ducati has given us not one but two new 1100cc Hypermotards - the EVO and higher-spec EVO SP. As the original launch was on track only, we took the EVO to Italy for some real road...

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  • Top 10 best handling nakeds

    16 February 2010 by MCN

    Top 10 best handling nakeds

    More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive...

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  • Honda VFR1200F - A great bike

    16 February 2010 by Bill

    After all the anti-hype I was cautious about taking a Honda VFR1200 out for a test ride. But after two hours of all sorts of riding (wet/dry/motorways/twisties) I found that; it was delightfully light between my legs even with a pillion. The fairing really does deflect the heat (my last bike was an FJR); contrary to press reports there was virtually no handle-bar vibration up to 6,500rpm; it is a...

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  • Countdown to MV Agusta F4 first ride

    12 February 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Countdown to MV Agusta F4 first ride

    Senior road tester Michael Neeves has just landed in Almeria in readiness for the launch of the MV Agusta F4 which takes place later today. “I’m looking at the bike in the hotel lobby and the subtle...

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  • Video: Battle of the R6: 2010 V 2009

    10 February 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Video: Battle of the R6: 2010 V 2009

    Yamaha says its new 2010 R6 has more midrange. But can you tell them apart? MCN 'Blind' tests them then, lets guest testers ride them to find out. Search for used R6 motorcycles on bikes for...

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  • Video: Hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

    10 February 2010 by MCN

    Video: Hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

    MCN gets a world first ride on the first road-registered fuel cell bike - a Suzuki Burgman with a 220 mile range.   First Ride: Suzuki hydrogen fuel cell powered Burgman But is Hydrogen...

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  • World first ride of new MV Agusta F4 coming up!

    09 February 2010 by Michael Neeves

    World first ride of new MV Agusta F4 coming up!

    I’ll be riding the new MV Agusta F4 this Friday in Almeria, Spain. Although visibly similar to the old F4, it’s new from the ground-up. There’s a new 186bhp 998cc in-line-four-cylinder engine,...

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  • Ducati Hypermotard EVO world first road test

    03 February 2010 by Phil West

    Ducati Hypermotard EVO world first road test

    Senior road tester Adam Child is in wintery Bologna to put Ducati's new Hypermotard EVO through its paces around the streets of the historic city tomorrow. He has already ridden the bike on track in...

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  • Suzuki SV650 - a legend

    02 February 2010 by Anonymous

    Suzuki SV650 - a legend

    After an accident two years ago I decided to buy a Suzuki SV650 after reading so many great comments from owners and finding there are so many clubs offering great advice on the...

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  • Video: KTM SMT longterm report

    02 February 2010 by MCN

    Video: KTM SMT longterm report

    MCN's longterm test fleet 2009-2010 includes the KTM 990 SMT. MCN deputy editor Ped Baker has covered thousands of miles on KTM's all-rounder - watch the video for his...

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  • 2010 Yamaha SR400 first test

    29 January 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Yamaha SR400 first test

    Auto-By magazine in Japan has tested the new fuel-injected Yamaha SR400 for MCN – revealing it has lost none of its charm.   To clean the SR400’s emission for 2010 up Yamaha has replaced...

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