First rides & tests (June 2016)

  • First test: Yamaha Tracer 700

    27 June 2016 by Emma Franklin

    First test: Yamaha Tracer 700

    It’s been an eye-opening day here in the Dolomites for the launch of Yamaha’s new brilliantly priced £6299 Tracer 700. As if the challenging switchback bends and distracting mountain scenery weren’t...

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  • Yamaha Tracer 700 First Impressions

    27 June 2016 by Emma Franklin

    Yamaha Tracer 700 First Impressions

    Just stopped for lunch at the stunning Belvedere view point on the incredible Col dei Rossi, and Yamaha's new Tracer 700 has been the perfect partner so far.  It's really light and effortless to...

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  • Suzuki VanVan 200 first ride

    24 June 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Suzuki VanVan 200 first ride

    Suzuki’s oddball VanVan 200 is nothing new. Both the VanVan 125 and 200 have been around since 2003, but with only the 125 so far available in the UK. For 2016, Suzuki have decided to treat us to the...

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  • Dream ticket - MCN rides the Suter MMX500

    16 June 2016 by Adam Child

    Dream ticket - MCN rides the Suter MMX500

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is in Germany at the demanding Lausitzring today, and is about to ride the stunning two-stroke Suter MMX500 race bike, fresh from the Isle of Man TT. Our very own...

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  • Speed Triple S v GSX-S1000 v Z1000

    11 June 2016 by Adam Child

    Speed Triple S v GSX-S1000 v Z1000

    You know the feeling. Your mate has just bought a brand new bike, the bike he’s been banging on about for ages. He then turns up on your drive bursting with pride and beckons you out of the house to...

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  • First ride: 2017 KTM EXC range

    10 June 2016 by Michael Guy

    First ride: 2017 KTM EXC range

    KTM’s success in the enduro sector is unprecedented and their current range enjoys a huge share of the enduro market. So what does a firm with such a proven track record and sales success do? They...

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  • First ride: Bultaco Brinco R

    06 June 2016 by Ped Baker

    First ride: Bultaco Brinco R

    To most people Bultaco means one thing and that’s trials bikes. Incredibly successful in the 1960s and '70s, the marque went on to dominate the sport with eight world titles and four Scottish six-day...

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  • Launch video: Triumph Tiger Sport 1050

    03 June 2016 by MCN News

    Launch video: Triumph Tiger Sport 1050

    Here's MCN's Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child in the South of France with Triumph's new Tiger Sport 1050. For more of our motorcycle videos head over to our YouTube page here.  Looking to buy...

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  • First ride: Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S

    01 June 2016 by Phil West

    First ride: Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S

    I know what you’re thinking: they’ve done this ‘bad and black’ thing before. Remember 1995’s laughable Bad Boy? Or the 1998 Night Train? Or perhaps the 2008 Springer-fronted Cross Bones? All of those...

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