First rides & tests (May 2012)

  • Classis Honda V4s tested

    18 May 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Classis Honda V4s tested

    Honda’s first production V4, tested by MCN 30 years ago this week, was the start of a dynasty Honda was determined would define it, if it didn’t destroy it first. It scaled no greater heights than the...

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  • Jay Leno on the Mission Motors Mission R

    18 May 2012 by MCN

    Jay Leno on the Mission Motors Mission R

    American comedian and chat-show host Jay Leno has recently ridden the Mission Motors Mission R electric bike on the road in the US. The Mission R uses a lithium ion battery and makes a claimed 160bhp,...

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  • Honda VFR1200: old vs new

    17 May 2012 by MCN

    Honda VFR1200: old vs new

    Honda’s V4s have come a long way since those early, flawed, chain-driven cam 750s of the early ‘80s. That first VF750S led to the VF750F and on to the VF1000 in all its forms spawning junior siblings...

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  • Video: Sports touring tyres tested

    17 May 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Video: Sports touring tyres tested

    Sports touring tyres are fast becoming the default tyre for UK motorcyclists, from commuters to superbike riders because of two things: instant grip and durability. They can do big miles (as many as...

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  • WSB homologation specials at a glance

    11 May 2012 by MCN

    WSB homologation specials at a glance

    Britain has always loved World Superbikes: not just the racing, but the limited edition models that manufacturers produced to let them to compete. To celebrate 25 years of WSB, we’ve got the top five...

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