First rides & tests (November 2015)

  • FIRST RIDE: 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    02 December 2015 by Jeff Ware

    FIRST RIDE: 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    After around 40 laps on the new ZX-10R at the world exclusive first launch in Australia I’m still trying to come to terms with just how good this bike is, and why. I’m a red-blooded sports bike fan,...

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  • First Ride: 2016 KTM 690 Duke

    29 November 2015 by Adam Child

    First Ride: 2016 KTM 690 Duke

    KTM have won more Moto3 races than any other manufacturer, and have already won seven world titles this year using a single cylinder engine. So it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that the...

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  • World Launch: 2016 KTM 690 Duke / R

    28 November 2015 by Adam Child

    World Launch: 2016 KTM 690 Duke / R

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is at the launch of KTM’s new 690 Duke and 690 Duke R on the roads of Gran Canaria, and a the Maspalomas circuit on the island. MCN have already ridden the prototype...

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  • First Ride: Ducati 959 Panigale

    26 November 2015 by Michael Neeves

    First Ride: Ducati 959 Panigale

    There are lots of questions to answer about the new £13,250 Ducati 959 Panigale. Does it now go like a superbike with its bigger engine? Why has Ducati replaced the 899, anyway? And the biggest...

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  • LIVE: Ducati 959 Panigale Launch

    25 November 2015 by Michael Neeves

    LIVE: Ducati 959 Panigale Launch

    First Ride I’ve just finished my first riding session on the 959 Panigale (on Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa SC2 race rubber) and it’s more of the same from Ducati’s ‘Super Mid’ machine...in a good...

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  • Ducati 959 Panigale first ride incoming

    23 November 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Ducati 959 Panigale first ride incoming

    MCN will be riding Ducati’s new 959 Panigale at its world launch at Valencia on Wednesday. The new machine replaces the 899 Panigale, which is MCN’s 2015 and 2014 ’Best Sportsbike (Middleweight)’...

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  • First Ride: Indian Scout Sixty

    22 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    First Ride: Indian Scout Sixty

    This is the new entry-level Indian Scout Sixty which is already heading for dealers and will cost £8999. The bike is heavily based on the existing 1133cc Indian Scout model but has a new 999cc engine,...

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  • First ride: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and Enduro

    04 November 2015 by Andy Davidson

    First ride: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and Enduro

    Husqvarna is back in business with the 701 Supermoto and Enduro. The firm, now owned by KTM, has made its first move under new management towards the street bike market. And they’ve done that by using...

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