First rides & tests (January 2014)

  • BMW R1200GS Adventure launch today

    24 January 2014 by Michael Neeves

    BMW R1200GS Adventure launch today

    MCN is at the launch of the new BMW R1200GS adventure in southern Spain today. Based on the liquid-cooled, face lifted R1200GS which arrived in dealers last year, the new Adventure version has a new...

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  • BMW R nineT launch today

    23 January 2014 by Michael Neeves

    BMW R nineT launch today

    MCN is at the launch of BMW’s beautiful new retro-style R nineT in southern Spain today. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is powered by the six-speed, 110bhp, 1170cc...

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  • Kawasaki J300 First Ride

    22 January 2014 by MCN Staff

    Kawasaki J300 First Ride

    Kawasaki is the last of the big four Japanese manufacturers to enter the scooter market with their new J300, which began life as a Kymco Downtown 300. MCN went to the launch in Portugal to see if...

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  • New Honda Fireblade takes on rivals

    22 January 2014 by MCN Staff

    New Honda Fireblade takes on rivals

    With over 210,000 bikes sold since 1992, the evergreen Fireblade is one of the most successful road-going superbikes ever. Honda has upgraded it for 2014, so how has it changed and how does it stack...

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  • Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R group test

    10 January 2014 by MCN

    Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R group test

    Triumph's Speed Triple is MCN's long-standing king of the traditional naked litre-class bikes, free of traction control and rider modes. At the other end of the spectrum is Aprilia's Tuono V4R, which...

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