First rides & tests (September 2016)

  • Gallery: Sports tourer shootout

    30 September 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Sports tourer shootout

    There's a myriad of choice when it comes to choosing a bike that will whisk you away on a long adventure. Historically, touring bikes were big and expensive, but is this always best? We took three...

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  • Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide first ride

    29 September 2016 by Phil West

    Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide first ride

    Harley’s CVO bikes have always been the very best-accessorised and tuned offerings the historic American firm can muster – but its latest for 2017 takes even all that a stage further. CVO stands for...

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  • F1 pundit Martin Brundle talks sports tourers

    22 September 2016 by MCN News

    F1 pundit Martin Brundle talks sports tourers

    We recently took five sports tourers to the famous Nurburgring - the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally, BMW K1600GTL, KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, Kawasaki ZZR1400 and Yamaha's new MT-10 with every official...

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  • First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

    10 September 2016 by Andy Davidson

    First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

    First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress We’re on the launch of Moto Guzzi’s MGX-21 in Italy, two years after the initial concept art was first released at EICMA. The MGX is caked in aluminium...

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  • First ride: BMW G 310 R

    09 September 2016 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: BMW G 310 R

    BMW’s £4290, 313cc, 34bhp G310R does everything a first big bike, or commuter should do: it’s easy to ride, practical, brilliant on fuel (a claimed 85mpg) and will even put a grin on your face when...

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  • First ride: 2017 Harley-Davidson tourers

    09 September 2016 by Phil West

    First ride: 2017 Harley-Davidson tourers

    New Harley-Davidson engines don’t come around very often so the American legend’s headline news for 2017 – that its touring family all receive significantly updated motors featuring not just...

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  • BMW G310R first ride today

    08 September 2016 by Michael Neeves

    BMW G310R first ride today

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will be riding the eagerly-anticipated new BMW G310R today. It’s the first time the German firm has produced a small-capacity motorcycle, aimed squarely at...

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  • 2017 Harley-Davidson test incoming

    07 September 2016 by Phil West

    2017 Harley-Davidson test incoming

    MCN is getting ready for the launch of Harley-Davidson’s massively-updated for-2017 touring family of bikes which we’ll be testing near Tacoma, Washington State, USA, later this week. The biggest news...

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  • First Ride: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    07 September 2016 by Andy Davidson

    First Ride: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    Moto Guzzi are enjoying a resurgence in sales thanks to the ever expanding retro scene. Having recently celebrated their 95th anniversary, the Italian manufacturer pack genuine heritage, as proven by...

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  • First ride: Bultaco Brinco

    04 September 2016 by MCN News

    First ride: Bultaco Brinco

    Tech spec Price £4495 Motor brushless electric, AC Power 2Kw (2.6bhp) Weight 42kg Seat height 1011mm+ On sale Now Contact www.bultaco.com ‘It certainly gets the endorphins going' “Forget the...

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