First rides & tests (January 2016)

  • Launch: Yamaha XSR900 ridden

    31 January 2016 by Adam Child

    Launch: Yamaha XSR900 ridden

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is on the launch of Yamaha’s new XSR900 in sunny Fuerteventura. The eye-catching XSR is based on Yamaha’s successful MT-09 and comes from the same Yamaha Sport...

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  • First ride: Ducati XDiavel

    29 January 2016 by Andy Downes

    First ride: Ducati XDiavel

    Ducati XDiavel redefines cruiser market Ducati have redefined the cruiser market with the all-new XDiavel which offers feet-forward riding fans an altogether different experience from traditional...

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  • Launch: MV Agusta Brutale 800

    27 January 2016 by Adam Child

    Launch: MV Agusta Brutale 800

    MV Agusta are currently launching their stunning new 800 Brutale in Spain – and MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child has a full days riding ahead on the stunning roads around Malaga and Ronda. The...

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  • First Ride: Triumph Speed Triple R

    19 January 2016 by Emma Franklin

    First Ride: Triumph Speed Triple R

    Beneath the Speed Triple's squat new stance and glowering headlamps is a wholly revamped 1050cc engine, a full ride-by-wire system packing five rider modes, multi-level traction control and switchable...

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  • Triumph Speed Triple R first ride incoming

    18 January 2016 by Emma Franklin

    Triumph Speed Triple R first ride incoming

    Morning from a bright but cool Monday in Tarragona, Spain for the launch of the new Triumph Speed Triple R. The range-topping 1050 naked  has been given a thorough refresh for 2016, and it goes...

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  • Kawasaki ZX-10R world launch

    17 January 2016 by Adam Child

    Kawasaki ZX-10R world launch

    Kawasaki’s all new ZX-10R is about to be launched at Sepang, Malaysia and MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is the lucky man to be riding the bike in the scorching 38-degree heat. The ZX-10R...

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