First rides & tests (September 2012)

  • Honda CRF250L vs rivals: At a glance

    28 September 2012 by MCN

    Honda CRF250L vs rivals: At a glance

    The recent launch of Honda’s back to basics CRF250L has brought back fond memories in the MCN office. It’s not often that a sub 25hp motorbike gets us excited, but this is a real world machine, that...

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  • 2013 Ducati Multistrada ridden

    27 September 2012 by Adam Child

    2013 Ducati Multistrada ridden

    Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 revolutionised the adventure bike class when it was introduced in 2010. Its sporty mix of 150bhp (derived from its 1199-derived V-twin), combined with high tech gizmos and...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    26 September 2012 by MCN

    Video: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    EU laws change on 19 January replacing the 33bhp learner limit with 47bhp (and no more than 0.3bhp/kg), freeing up Kawasaki to make a more powerful entry-level sportsbike than its popular Ninja...

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  • Video: BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride

    17 September 2012 by MCN

    Video: BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride

    BMW's new HP4 is the first production motorcycle to feature semi-active suspension - its damping constantly changes as you ride. It's also a massive 9kg lighter than an equivalent S1000RR and has...

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  • Across Vietnam on a Motorbike

    14 September 2012 by Ben Loombe-Temple

    Across Vietnam on a Motorbike

    Like many people in the UK I’m a massive fan of Top Gear. One of my favourite episodes of the show has got to be the Vietnam special, where the three chaps all bought a motorbike in Saigon and rode...

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  • 2013 KTM Adventure 1190 ridden

    06 September 2012 by MCN

    2013 KTM Adventure 1190 ridden

    KTM's all-new 1190 Adventure is one of the most eagerly-awaited bikes of 2013 - and one of the most guarded secrets. Until now. Over the last two years MCN has gleaned details of the class-leading...

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  • Video: Ducati Diavel Cromo first ride

    06 September 2012 by MCN

    Video: Ducati Diavel Cromo first ride

    Ducati have thrown the parts catalogue at their new Diavel Cromo. At £15000 new for a standard Ducati Diavel, the Cromo has had over £7000 of Ducati Performance Parts and £3000 worth of Ohlins...

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