First rides & tests (June 2014)

  • First Ride: Honda CBR650F

    27 June 2014 by Phil West

    First Ride: Honda CBR650F

    Grey things don’t normally engender excitement. Grey is the colour of school socks, toilet roll tubes and accountants’ worsted suits. But here grey is also the colour of one of the most...

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  • Ducati Monster 821 launch

    24 June 2014 by Adam Child

    Ducati Monster 821 launch

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is at the world launch of Ducati’s new Monster 821 in Bologna, Italy. A short spin this evening will be followed by a full day of riding the new naked middleweight...

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  • Norton TT Racer On The Road

    23 June 2014 by Adam Child

    Norton TT Racer On The Road

    You can’t underestimate how hard it is to compete at the Isle of Man TT. It’s a mammoth task, and it’s almost impossible to convey with mere words the sheer scale of the mountain they have climbed,...

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  • Yamaha YZF-R125 quick ride

    20 June 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Yamaha YZF-R125 quick ride

    Yamaha knows how to play the 125cc field. Since the launch of the YZF-R125 in ’08, the firm has sold over 45,000 machines and the sports bike remains a best seller to this day. The revamped 2014...

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  • Yamaha MT-125 first ride

    19 June 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Yamaha MT-125 first ride

    The new Yamaha MT-125 marks the third arrival in the MT family. The single-cylinder is technically a naked version of Yamaha’s refreshed-for-2014 YZF-R125 except with an upright riding position and...

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  • First Ride: Bimota BB3

    14 June 2014 by Adam Child

    First Ride: Bimota BB3

    MCN is at the world launch of Bimota’s new BB3, powered by a revised BMW S1000RR engine, at the Tazio Nuvalari circuit in Italy today. Senior Road Tester Adam Child will be testing the all-new Bimota,...

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