First rides & tests (February 2015)

  • Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

    25 February 2015 by Simon Relph

    Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

    I am surprised by how attached I became to the Bonneville in the nine and a half months I spent riding it. It’s not particularly fast, it’s definitely not light and it’s not the best handling bike in...

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  • Video: 2015 Yamaha R1 first ride

    24 February 2015 by MCN

    Video: 2015 Yamaha R1 first ride

    Yamaha hopes the new R1 and R1M will be the bikes to see off the high-tech competition from Europe that has ruled the superbike game over the last few years. MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves rode...

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  • First Ride: 2015 Yamaha R1 & R1M

    23 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    First Ride: 2015 Yamaha R1 & R1M

    Yamaha has created a superbike to beat the best of its European rivals. The new BMW S1000RR and Ducati 1299 Panigale are going to have their work cut out to keep up with the new £14,999 R1. Watch the...

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  • Norton DominatorSS First Ride

    20 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Norton DominatorSS First Ride

    Say hello to the new Norton Dominator SS, the latest creation from the revived historic British company and the culmination of six years of hard work. If it looks familiar it’s because the Dominator...

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  • Long-term Test: Suzuki Hayabusa

    20 February 2015 by Emma Franklin

    Long-term Test: Suzuki Hayabusa

    Bye bye Busa, it’s been a blast. 2014 was a year of big numbers for the Hayabusa and me. In our eight months together we covered 4450 miles at an average 38mpg, burning through two sets of tyres, and...

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  • Long Term Test: Yamaha MT-07

    18 February 2015 by Andy Calton

    Long Term Test: Yamaha MT-07

    Yamaha's MT-07 has survived the worst of the winter largely unscathed. For a budget bike the finish has held up well. There are a few signs of wear and tear but probably nothing that could not have...

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  • Long-term test: Suzuki V-Strom 1000

    06 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Long-term test: Suzuki V-Strom 1000

    It's been a busy yet enjoyable time with the V-Strom 1000 since I was handed the keys in March 2014. We've herded over 200 cyclists from London to Huddersfield, shown up sportsbikes round Silverstone...

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  • First ride: 2015 BMW F800R

    05 February 2015 by MCN

    First ride: 2015 BMW F800R

    BMW's revamped for 2015 F 800 R parallel twin is currently being put through its paces in sunny Almeria by MCN's Andy Davidson. This is what he has to say about the updated roadster. "BMW has decided...

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  • Long-term test: Triumph Tiger 800XC

    04 February 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Long-term test: Triumph Tiger 800XC

    If pottering up and down green lanes isn’t enough to prove the Triumph Tiger’s off-road prowess then how about a gruelling, non-stop 24 hour rally through the Alps? Still not convinced? Well perhaps...

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