First rides & tests (March 2015)

  • VIDEO REVIEW: Suzuki GSX-S1000

    30 March 2015 by Michael Neeves

    VIDEO REVIEW: Suzuki GSX-S1000

    "It’s the naked GSX-R1000 K5 we all hoped it would be" The GSX-S1000 is fast, fun, agile and cheaper than its rivals. That iconic long-stroke engine has the K5’s distinctive growl and wide spread of...

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  • RIDDEN: Suzuki GSX-S1000

    25 March 2015 by Michael Neeves

    RIDDEN: Suzuki GSX-S1000

    It Really Is A Naked K5 For the best part of a decade many have dreamt about the day Suzuki would build a naked GSX-R1000. Well, now it’s here: the new GSX-S1000. Like the Japanese firm’s superbike,...

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  • Suzuki GSX-S1000: the rivals

    20 March 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki GSX-S1000: the rivals

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will be riding the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 in Alicante next week. The bike, a new model for Suzuki, is powered by a modified 2005 GSX-R1000 engine, housed in an...

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  • MCN superbike shootout – best on the road?

    20 March 2015 by Michael Neeves

    MCN superbike shootout – best on the road?

    We’re just putting the finishing touches to our biggest ever superbike shootout, in time for next Wednesday’s MCN. We took the latest and greatest 2015 tackle to Jerez for an intensive two-day track...

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  • Introducing our superbike shootout contenders

    19 March 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Introducing our superbike shootout contenders

    We’re just putting the finishing touches to our biggest ever superbike shootout, in time for next Wednesday’s MCN. We took the latest and greatest 2015 tackle to Jerez for an intensive two-day track...

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  • Long Term Report: Honda CB650F

    11 March 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Long Term Report: Honda CB650F

    With the early spring sun breaking through the clouds and the Honda CB650F due to be returned to Honda I knew I had to get out for one last ride. Wrapping up and heading out for just over an hour, I...

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  • FIRST RIDE: 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

    08 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    FIRST RIDE: 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

    Ducati has launched the 2015 Multistrada 1200 DVT range this weekend and MCN has been riding the bike all day to get some first impressions of the all-new bike. MCN’s Senior Reporter Andy Downes is on...

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  • Yamaha R1 and R1M reviews live!

    06 March 2015 by MCN

    Yamaha R1 and R1M reviews live!

    After all the hype around the official reveal of the new Yamaha R1 and R1M at the Milan Show in November 2014, the bikes have finally been ridden. MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves was the lucky...

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  • Long-term test: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    06 March 2015 by Adam Child

    Long-term test: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    The miles are stacking up on my Kawasaki Z1000SX, however I’m not the only one clocking up the miles. Everyone seems to be asking to borrow the green keys, especially now winter has settled in. It’s...

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  • Video: Kawasaki H2 and H2R first ride

    05 March 2015 by Adam Child

    Video: Kawasaki H2 and H2R first ride

    It looks awesome, and sounds incredible. The level of finish and quality on the Kawasaki H2 and H2R is some of the highest I’ve ever seen on a production road bike. If you want to chase lap times get...

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  • World First Test: Kawasaki Ninja H2

    05 March 2015 by Adam Child

    World First Test: Kawasaki Ninja H2

    “The power and torque are immense – it’ll eat every other road bike for breakfast” It’s not just one of the most talked about bikes of 2015, it’s one of the most important bikes of our generation.

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  • Long-term test: Kawasaki ER-6f

    05 March 2015 by Simon Brown

    Long-term test: Kawasaki ER-6f

    Sad faces in the garage because my ER-6f has gone back to Kawasaki at the end of the long-term test period. So what have I learned during 4500-or-so miles on the 650cc parallel twin? Quite a lot...

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  • Gallery: New Kawasaki Ninja H2R launch

    05 March 2015 by MCN

    Gallery: New Kawasaki Ninja H2R launch

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child has already ridden the road-going Kawasaki H2, and shortly after that, Kawasaki let him loose on the 326bhp, £41,000 H2R. We're still waiting for Chad to send us...

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  • Gallery: Kawasaki Ninja H2 launch

    04 March 2015 by Adam Child

    Gallery: Kawasaki Ninja H2 launch

    MCN's Adam Child is riding the stunning the all-new Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R at Losail Circuit today - here are a few shots from his first session on the road-going H2. "It's epic," says Adam. "The...

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  • First Ride: Kawasaki Ninja H2 & H2R

    04 March 2015 by Adam Child

    First Ride: Kawasaki Ninja H2 & H2R

    The riding launch of Kawasaki's game-changing supercharged Ninja H2 and H2R is taking place at the Losail Circuit in Qatar now, and MCN's Senior Road Tester Adam Child is there to ride both...

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