First rides & tests

  • Video: 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R full test

    07 December 2007 by Adam Child, Howard Boylan, Chris Slade

    MCN Roadtester Adam Child has been out testing the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R in Qatar. We've already shown you his first impressions and a hot lap of the middle-eastern circuit and now you can see his full report. Click here to see dyno figures for the ZX-10R Click here for details on how to win a ZX-10R Check out the video below to see chads opinion of the new bike and some fast track action and...

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  • Video: A lap of Qatar onboard the 2008 ZX-10R

    06 December 2007 by Angus FArquhar, Adam Child, Howard Boylan

    Video: A lap of Qatar onboard the 2008 ZX-10R

    MCN Road-tester Adam Child put in some hot laps of the Qatar circuit on the 2008 Kawaski ZX-10R (but still couldn't keep up with the Kawasaki test rider) and you can. check out the onboard video...

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  • Video: First ride of BMW's new sports bike, the HP2 Sport

    05 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Ian Jubb, Adam Child

    MCN man Trevor Franklin has just finished riding BMW's carbon clad HP2 Sport for the first time and you can see the motorcycle in action. See what Trev thought of the £14,500 motorcycle in the video below and read his full test in the December 12 edition of MCN.  

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  • MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 04/12/07

    04 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Dave Rawlings

    In Episode 7 of the MCN Daily video show we catch up with Chief MCN Road-tester Trevor Franklin as he tests the all new BMW HP2 Sport, take a look at the massive Ducati celebration in Bologna and throw our weight behind James Toseland in his bid for BBC Sports personality of the year.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch...

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  • Picture special: New AJS YX-R125

    04 December 2007 by Chris Pearson

    Picture special: New AJS YX-R125

    Although proudly wearing the AJS logo this is a machine with little in common with its illustrious British ancestors. Instead, the new Chinese-built YX-R is a generic single cylinder design similar to...

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  • BMW HP2 launch first impressions

    04 December 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    BMW HP2 launch first impressions

    The new BMW HP Sport caught the eyes of the 1000s of visitors  to the recent NEC Motorcycle Show and MCN can now say it goes as good as it looks. MCN´s chief road tester Trevor Franklin is...

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  • MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 03/12/07

    03 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Andy Downes

    In Episode 6 of the MCN Daily video show we remember the legend that was Evel Knievel, catch up with Michael Neeves as he gets the first ride on the new Ducati 848 and Honda CBF600 and hear from Adam Child as he gets the first ride of the Kawasaki ZX-10R.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...

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  • Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R first impressions

    03 December 2007 by Howard Boylan, Adam Child

    MCN Road-tester Adam Child has just got off the brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R after the first session at its launch in Qatar and has sent us his first impressions. See the full test video here Check out the video below to see some quick footage of the bike in action and hear what Chad has to say about the new motorcycle then check back on Wednesday to see the full video review and grab a...

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  • Video: First ride of the new Ducati 848

    03 December 2007 by Chris Slade, Ian Jubb, Michael Neeves

    MCN Road-tester Michael Neeves got to ride Ducati's new 848 for the first time on Friday and it definately lives up to expectations. Check out the video below to see the bike in action and hear what Michael has to say about the new motorcycle then grab a copy of the December 5 edition of MCN to read his full review.

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  • Video: First impressions of the Ducati 848

    30 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Michael Neeves got to  ride the new Ducati 848 for the first time today and has sent back a quick update with his first impressions of the bike. Check out the video below to hear what Michael has to say after coming back in from his first time out on the bike.

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  • Ducati 848 first riding impressions

    30 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Ducati 848 first riding impressions

    Motorcycle News Senior road tester Michael Neeves has just finished his first session riding Ducati’s new 848 at the Almeria circuit in Spain. As expected, the Ducati 848 has an...

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  • Video: 2007 Sports bike of the year

    29 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Michael Neeves heads to Jerez in Spain with the cream of this year's sports bikes, but which one is best? Check out the video below to see the Yamaha R1, Honda CBR600RR, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 1098 go head to head and find out which one came out on top.

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  • Video: Track tuition from Jeremy McWilliams

    29 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Check out what happened when Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went to the Masterclass race school at Jerez and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. Read more about it in this week's MCN.

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  • Video: MotoGP bikes tested

    20 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    It isn't often you get the chance to ride a MotoGP bike, let alone five in a row back to back. So imagine how excited MCN roadtester Michael Neeves was when the call came in to ride all the top bikes - including Casey Stoner's championship winning Ducati. Check out the video below to see Michael ride Stoner's motorcycle, John Hopkins' Suzuki, Anthony West's Kawasaki and Nicky Hayden's Honda and...

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  • Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

    15 November 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

    Check out these exclusive pictures of Suzuki's new Bandit Streetfighter, as tested for Motorcycle News. We bring you detailed pictures of some of the bikes best pictures. Including the Yoshimura Dual...

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  • Picture special: Harley Davidson Night Rod

    14 November 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Picture special: Harley Davidson Night Rod

    Check out these exclusive photographs of the Harley Davidson Night Rod Special as tested in northern Italy for Motorcycle News. We bring you close ups of the best features of the motorcycle, including...

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  • Video: We ride Casey Stoner's Ducati

    14 November 2007 by Michael Neeves

    MCN has ridden the bike that took Casey Stoner to the MotoGP world championship and we were there to catch it all on film. Check out the video below to see how roadtester Michael Neeves got on riding the championship wining motorcycle then check out the November 14 edition of MCN to read his full report on riding the incredible machine including a complete technical rundown of the Ducati GP7...

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  • Wanted: ZZ-R600, Thundercat and CBR600F owners

    14 November 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    Wanted: ZZ-R600, Thundercat and CBR600F owners

    If you're a proud, or even not so proud owner of a year 2000-2002 model Kawasaki ZZR600, Yamaha Thundercat (YZF600R), or Honda CBR600F MCN needs your help. MCN is putting together a feature with...

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  • Video: Derbi Cross City 125 group test

    13 November 2007 by Phil West

    When it comes to learner bikes there seems to be an unwritten rule about the kinds of machines you can have. It can be managable and novice-friendly (like the Yamaha YBR125); it can be snazzy and racy (like Aprilia's RS125); or it can be cheap. Unfortunately it can never be all three. With the new Derbi Cross City 125, maybe that has changed. The Spanish newcomer seems to be ideal. It's upright,...

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  • Video: Laverda Formula with two-stroke Polaris engine

    09 November 2007 by Chris Slade

     What do you get when you cross a Laverda and a Polaris? This mad hand start two-stroke Laverda formula with a 130bhp Polaris snowmobile engine. Check out the video to see the bike in action and grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full road-test.

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  • Video: TAS Suzukis Supersport championship winning GSX-R600

    09 November 2007 by Chris Slade, Adam Child

    How did TAS Suzuki managed to turn the GSX-R600 from an also-ran to British Supersport championship winner? MCN Man Adam Child rides to Ireland on a standard GSX-R to find out. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle in action then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to see details of all 28 new bikes launched at the Miland show.

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  • Video: Triumph takes on Harley with its Rocket III Touring

    09 November 2007 by Roland Brown, Chris Slade

    Triumph is hoping to take on Harley in its home ground with the new Rocket III Touring and you can see the bike in action here. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle at its launch then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full report.

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  • Video: Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport vs BMW R1200R

    31 October 2007 by Phil West

    Moto Guzzi and BMW both now offer sportier roadster twins in the shape of the new 1200 Sport and R1200R but is that where the similarities end? Check out the video below to see what MCN’s Road Test Editor, Phil West, thought of the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport and the BMW R1200R. So is it the character of the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport or the class of the BMW R1200R that wins Phil West over? Check out...

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  • Video: The best superbikes in the world?

    30 October 2007 by Michael Neeves

    We’ve just ridden the best superbikes in the country. Check out our video below to see how Ryuichi Kiyonari’s British Superbike Championship-winning Honda CBR1000RR FireBlade, Tommy Hill’s Virgin Yamaha R1, Michael Rutter’s Kawasaki ZX-10R and Cal Crutchlow’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 compare against each other. Read the full report in this week’s MCN, available Wednesday, October 31, 2007.

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  • Video: 2008 Yamaha R6 track launch

    25 October 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    MCN recently got to try out the new 2008 Yamaha R6 around the Sugo circuit in Japan. Check out the video below to see the bike in action and read the October 24 edition of MCN for the full report. Take a tour round the Yamaha Museum here

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