First rides & tests (December 2013)

  • KTM Freeride E first ride

    28 December 2013 by Andy Downes

    KTM Freeride E first ride

    It’s safe to say that, so far, sales of electric motorcycles in any class have been almost inconsequentially small. But, on the basis of a short test on a pre-production KTM Freeride E motocross bike,...

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  • Agility Motors Saietta R first ride

    22 December 2013 by MCN

    Agility Motors Saietta R first ride

    With the ‘throttle’ wide open through a corner as the rear tyre scrabbles for grip, there is no exhaust roar. The unlikely combination of near-silent running and high performance is almost enough to...

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  • First Ride: Honda Fireblade SP

    16 December 2013 by Michael Neeves

    First Ride: Honda Fireblade SP

    I'm currently at the launch of the new Honda Fireblade SP at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The standard Fireblade has been updated for 2014 with engine and riding position tweaks, but Honda are...

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  • Video: Winter Wonders for £1500

    11 December 2013 by MCN

    Video: Winter Wonders for £1500

    Do you try and keep your bike clean over winter, or do you pack it away and wait til Spring? We look at the third option - a cheap bike just for winter. We pit Yamaha's Fazer 600, Honda's VFR800 and...

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  • Video: NEW 2014 V-Strom 1000 Suzuki's Back!

    11 December 2013 by MCN

    Video: NEW 2014 V-Strom 1000 Suzuki's Back!

    After teasing with images and pre-production models of their new 1000 adventure bike for over a year, we finally got the chance to ride Suzuki's new V-Strom. With a sub £10k price and ABS and traction...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

    04 December 2013 by Adam Child

    Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the launch of Suzuki’s all-new V-Strom 1000 Adventure in Almeria, Spain. The new adventure bike is expected to arrive in dealers for early February...

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