First rides & tests (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Peterborough to Inverness on a 125: Part 1

    16 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Peterborough to Inverness on a 125: Part 1

    Yesterday, I rode 405 miles through some of the worst weather of this winter, on a 125! I don’t think I’m mad, but I admit that there were points yesterday where even I doubted my sanity!  I’ve...

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  • Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

    15 January 2015 by Simon Relph

    Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

    During my time with the Triumph Bonneville T100, MCN readers with Bonnies have strongly recommended uprating the rear suspension. The original shocks weren't bad, but there is always room for...

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  • First ride: Mash Roadstar 400

    14 January 2015 by MCN

    First ride: Mash Roadstar 400

    Mash is the newest motorcycle brand to hit the UK. Dreamt up and styled in France, made in China and now trickling into UK dealers its first offering is a retro single that reminds of Yamaha’s revived...

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  • Long-term test: BMW S1000R

    14 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Long-term test: BMW S1000R

    ‘Super nakeds’ are the perfect kind of road bike for me. They have superbike-levels of acceleration, handling and braking, but they’re comfy and will wheelie, stoppie and skid for England. Their lack...

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  • Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa: Long-Term Test Report

    08 January 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa: Long-Term Test Report

    It’s long, it’s fast and it’s designed to go very fast in a straight line, you can see why Suzuki’s Hayabusa earned itself the nickname of The Eurostar in my garage. The 1340cc inline four is a...

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  • Long-term test: KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    08 January 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Long-term test: KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    My long-term test KTM 1290R Super Duke was returned to its rightful owner (KTM) last week, leaving me to reflect on a year of ups and downs. I wrote in the paper edition of MCN that its mechanical...

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  • 2014 v 2015 BMW S1000RR

    07 January 2015 by Michael Neeves

    2014 v 2015 BMW S1000RR

    BMW claims their new, third-generation S1000RR is lighter and more powerful than ever. We’re putting that to the test by pitching the new machine against the out-going model. We’ll speed test...

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  • First ride: 2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800

    06 January 2015 by MCN

    First ride: 2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800

    MV Agusta’s new Stradale 800 has recently been put through its paces in Spain in the hands of MCN Executive Editor Phil West. Here’s what he has to say: “The new Stradale is a first on many levels –...

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