First rides & tests (November 2016)

  • 5 things we love about the Ducati Monster 1200 S

    02 December 2016 by Andy Davidson

    5 things we love about the Ducati Monster 1200 S

    Ducati unveiled exciting new metal at the recent Milan Show, leaving the updated Monster 1200 S in the sidelines. Perhaps that’s because we’ve got nothing ground-breaking here. It’s still the 1200 S,...

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  • We ride Dan Linfoot’s BSB Honda Fireblade

    01 December 2016 by Adam Child

    We ride Dan Linfoot’s BSB Honda Fireblade

    The Honda BSB bike we’re riding is the last of the line for this model Fireblade, and the best it’s ever been. Despite being one of the oldest bikes on the grid, riders Dan Linfoot and Jason...

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  • First ride: Kawasaki ZX-10RR

    30 November 2016 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: Kawasaki ZX-10RR

    Next year will feel like the early 1990s all over again because the Japanese are back in force with limited-edition Rs, double Rs and SPs. All hail the return of the homologation special. Yamaha...

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  • Hutchy's Superstock S1000RR ridden

    24 November 2016 by Michael Neeves and Adam Child

    Hutchy's Superstock S1000RR ridden

    We are in a very privileged position; after weeks of begging phone calls to race teams and manufacturers, they finally gave in and allowed us to ride the hottest race bikes this side of...

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  • First ride: Jonathan Rea's Kawasaki ZX-10R

    23 November 2016 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: Jonathan Rea's Kawasaki ZX-10R

    There are three very distinct differences between a full-factory, WSB-winning machine and any bike with lights and indicators you’ve tried before, no matter how good.  Jonathan Rea’s Kawasaki...

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  • World first test: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    23 November 2016 by Michael Neeves

    World first test: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    Newly crowned National Superstock 1000 champ Taylor Mackenzie is a few metres ahead, carving through Gerrards. I’m on the current GSX-R1000 and he’s on the heavily revised new one, in all its nimble,...

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  • Old Empire Motorcycles ‘Triumph’

    18 November 2016 by Phil West

    Old Empire Motorcycles ‘Triumph’

    Customs don’t come much more exclusive than this one-off commissioned by Triumph from UK-based Old Empire Motorcycles and built around the T120 Bonneville. Called, simply, ‘Triumph’, it’s based on a...

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  • Ducati Monster 1200s: First ride incoming

    15 November 2016 by MCN News

    Ducati Monster 1200s: First ride incoming

    MCN will be test riding the updated 2017 Ducati Monster 1200s tomorrow, one week after it was revealed at the Milan show.  We loved the last update back in 2014, and the updated and Euro4...

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  • First ride: Triumph Bonneville T100

    15 November 2016 by Jon Urry

    First ride: Triumph Bonneville T100

    Triumph describes the T100 as being far closer in character and feel to the larger Bonneville T120 than the Street Twin. This bike is, essentially, a smaller capacity T120 that is not only £1500...

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  • First ride: Motoinno TS3

    06 November 2016 by Jeff Ware

    First ride: Motoinno TS3

    Bikes have worn telescopic forks for more than 100 years, and although they have evolved to the point that they work pretty well, they remain theoretically inferior to alternative front-end designs...

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