First rides & tests (November 2011)

  • Video: Yamaha OW-01 revisited

    15 February 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Video: Yamaha OW-01 revisited

    Back in 1989 Yamaha created the OW-01, a homologation special built for superbike racing. With a staggering £12,700 price tag, it cost more than the Honda RC30 and with only 500 built, the Yamaha was...

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  • Kawasaki Versys 1000 first ride

    30 November 2011 by MCN

    Kawasaki Versys 1000 first ride

    The new Kawasaki Versys 1000 is currently being tested by MCN out in Tenerife. Here is Senior Road Tester Adam Child’s first impressions: “Putting its looks to one side for a moment – beauty is in the...

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  • 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade first ride!

    24 November 2011 by MCN

    2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade first ride!

    The 20th anniversary Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is currently being put through its paces at the Portimao circuit, Portugal by MCN chief road tester Trevor Franklin. This new model now comes with Showa...

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  • Honda NC700X first ride

    23 November 2011 by MCN

    Honda NC700X first ride

    Honda’s all-new NC700X is currently being put through its paces by MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin in Portugal. Here are his impressions so far: “Honda is promoting its new bike as a step up...

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  • Video: 2012 Husqvarna enduros tested

    10 November 2011 by MCN

    Video: 2012 Husqvarna enduros tested

    Husqvarna's 2012 range has been revitalised as a direct result of winning both the E1 and E2 world championships. MCN's Michael Guy tests all the new 2012 models to see how they perform. Husqvarna...

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  • Video: Triumph Speedmaster takes on rivals

    03 November 2011 by MCN

    Video: Triumph Speedmaster takes on rivals

    Chugging between hedgerows, wind in your face, twin-cylinder engine thudding beneath you... it's easy to see why so many riders love the idea of cruisers. The looks, character and torque make the...

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  • Why you want Husqvarna’s new Nuda 900

    02 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Why you want Husqvarna’s new Nuda 900

    The Nuda 900 is the first of an "explosion" of new BMW-derived Husqvarna road bikes, according to Husqvarna boss Klaus Allisat. We went along to its world launch in Sardinia and asked some searching...

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