First rides & tests (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Video: Britten V1000 ridden

    09 January 2013 by MCN

    Video: Britten V1000 ridden

    The ultimate nonconformist race bike, the Britten V1000 was hand-built by a dedicated team led by maverick engineer John Britten in New Zealand in the early '90s. Only 10 bikes remain, and after a...

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  • Video: KTM 1190 Adventure R first ride

    09 January 2013 by MCN

    Video: KTM 1190 Adventure R first ride

    King of serious off-road, KTM, has BMW's mighty GS firmly in it's sights with the new 1190 Adventure. The Austrian manufacturer has played to its strengths, focusing on ergonomics, agility, light...

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  • Ducati Multistrada: old vs new

    07 January 2013 by Adam Child

    Ducati Multistrada: old vs new

    In 2010 Ducati’s all new Multistrada turned the adventure market on its head. It was a breath of fresh air, the sportiest bike in the sector. An impressive 150bhp from the 1199 V-Twin was backed up...

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  • BMW S1000RR vs BMW S1000RR HP4

    04 January 2013 by Michael Neeves

    BMW S1000RR vs BMW S1000RR HP4

    A few months ago I was lucky enough to ride the new BMW HP4 at its world launch at Jerez, southern Spain. With perfect track conditions and slick tyres to play on, it was a dream. More impressive...

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