First rides & tests (December 2015)

  • Video: Mugen Shinden ridden

    28 December 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Mugen Shinden ridden

    This summer the Mugen Shinden scored a win in the one-lap TT Zero race in the hands of John McGuinness with an average speed of 119.28mph. The Mugen, which first appeared at the TT back in 2012, is...

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  • Video: Energica Ego 45 first ride

    21 December 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Energica Ego 45 first ride

    The Energica Ego 45 is an electric superbike made in Modena, Italy, which produces 100Kw of power - similar to a 600cc sportsbike, but also weighs 280kg, thanks to the batteries. If you don't get too...

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  • Kawasaki J125 launch

    15 December 2015 by MCN News

    Kawasaki J125 launch

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child was at the launch of the Kawasaki’s all new J125 scooter around the city streets of Malaga.  Kawasaki launched their first ever scooter, the J300, only last...

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  • Video: Ducati 959 Panigale first ride

    11 December 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Ducati 959 Panigale first ride

    The new £13,250 Ducati 959 Panigale has the unenviable task of following up the utterly brilliant 899 Panigale, and with those exhausts the 959 was instantly on the back foot the moment the bike was...

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  • First ride: Triumph Street Twin

    07 December 2015 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: Triumph Street Twin

    Triumph’s new £7300 Street Twin is the first of five new-generation Bonnevilles to hit showrooms in 2016.  Arriving in dealers next month, the Street Twin is powered by a new 54bhp ‘high torque’...

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  • Triumph Street Twin launch

    07 December 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Triumph Street Twin launch

    Triumph has announced more facts and figures for the Street Twin today: The 900cc ‘high torque’ motor makes a claimed 54bhp@5900rpm. It has 22% more power and 18% more torque than the old air-cooled...

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  • Triumph Street Twin launch incoming

    04 December 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Triumph Street Twin launch incoming

    MCN will be riding Triumph’s new Street Twin at its world launch in Valencia on Monday.  The Street Twin was unveiled at the end of October, as part of Triumph’s new five-bike modern classic...

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  • Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin launch

    04 December 2015 by Michael Guy

    Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin launch

    Africa Twin: Day two roundup – Off-road Following a day of road riding yesterday (scroll down), today saw us taking the new Africa Twin onto the rough stuff to really put its off-road credentials to...

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