First rides & tests (February 2013)

  • New Ducati Hypermotard first ride

    21 February 2013 by Michael Neeves

    New Ducati Hypermotard first ride

    Ducati's all-new, water-cooled, 2013 Hypermotard is currently being put through its paces in southern Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here are his first impressions: "It's track this...

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  • Honda CBR500R first ride

    18 February 2013 by Phil West

    Honda CBR500R first ride

    Honda’s eagerly-awaited new 500 is currently being tested for the first time by MCN’s Phil West on the roads around Tarragona, near Barcelona - and also at the Parc Motor Circuit, these are his first...

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  • Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport first ride

    12 February 2013 by Michael Neeves

    Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport first ride

    We're riding the mountain roads near Barcelona on the new £9599 Tiger 1050 Sport, Triumph's adventure-styled sports tourer. It's an updated version of the Tiger 1050 that's been with us since...

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  • Does The CB1100 Tick The Boxes?

    06 February 2013 by Phil West

    Does The CB1100 Tick The Boxes?

    It’s been a long time coming – in every sense of the expression – but the CB1100 might, just MIGHT, have made that wait worthwhile. Six years after the prototype was first unveiled at the 2007 Tokyo...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z800 vs rivals

    06 February 2013 by MCN

    Video: Kawasaki Z800 vs rivals

    The naked middleweight sector is really hotting up, with new bikes from MV Agusta, Triumph and Kawasaki in 2013. We took the first Kawasaki Z800 to reach the UK and tested it on frozen roads against...

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