First rides & tests

  • Road Test Blog: Triumph Rocket 3

    02 August 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Road Test Blog: Triumph Rocket 3

    I’d always wondered what it was like going on a road test for a motorcycle magazine. Luckily on Tuesday, July 31, 2007,  I was given the chance to find out. I tagged along with Adam “Chad” Child...

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  • Suzuki B-King world first test

    01 August 2007 by Marc Potter

    Suzuki B-King world first test

    We’ve been riding the 1340cc Suzuki B-King now for four 20-minute track sessions at the Lausitzring in Dresden, Germany and already the huge naked muscle bike is standing up as one of the most...

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  • Video: B-King worlds first ride - first impressions

    01 August 2007 by Howard Boylan

    MCN Editor Marc Potter has just got off track after being the first person to ride the new Suzuki B-King and we've got the first video of the bike in action. Check out the video below to see Potter in action on the 1340cc muscle-bike and hear his first impressions of the impressive machine.

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  • Video: Amazing Ducati Sport Classic race bike

    31 July 2007 by Ian Jubb

    NCR are renowned for turning out amazing Ducati special motorcycles and they have done it again with the incredible New Blue race bike. Based on the Ducati Paul Smart Sport Classic it has been completely reworked in to an amzing lightweight racer. Check out the video below to see our first ride of the beautiful new machine.

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  • Suzuki B-King is launched

    31 July 2007 by Marc Potter

    Suzuki B-King is launched

    Suzuki has just officially announced horsepower figures for the long awaited B-King motorcycle – and they did it just minutes ago in Germany. According to the factory brains behind the project,...

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  • Video: Racing a British Superstock Yamaha R1

    30 July 2007 by Howard Boylan

    MCN man Michael Neeves already races his long term test Yamaha R1 in the MRO powerbike series, but he recently got the chance to use the Rockforge British Superstock R1 at Brands Hatch - and loved it. Check out the video below to see how he got on on the impressive motorcycle.

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  • Video: Honda VFR1200 DCT review

    27 July 2007 by Phil West

    Video: Honda VFR1200 DCT review

    Our first full road test of Honda's new DCT-equipped VFR1200F proves - for the second time in 2010 - that motorcycling is entering a all-new, high-tech era.

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  • Video: Harley's cool new convertable seat

    25 July 2007

    The new Harley Rocker was launched in New York last week and as well as being a pretty cool bike, it has got an aamzing pillion seat contraption that allows the seat to be folded away. Check out the video below to see just how easy the conversion is.  

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  • MCN's Brno run finally arrives

    21 July 2007 by Andy Downes

    MCN's Brno run finally arrives

    MCN Features Editor Andy Downes has finally arrived at Brno, just in time to catch the practice for Sunday's race. "We finally arrived in Brno after 1100 miles with conditions varying from 41...

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  • Video: 186mph on the boss's GSX-R1000

    19 July 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    What do you do when your boss hands you the keys to a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7? Take it for a few hot laps around Snetterton circuit of course. Well that's what MCN WSB reporter Michael Guy did when he got hold of the Editor's bike. And he didn't take it easy either, touching 186mph on the straight. Video footage courtesy of Procam Sports productions 01603 628871

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  • Naked ambition

    11 July 2007 by Anonymous

    The big questions: Is the new Triumph Street Triple better than the Speed Triple? Is the new Buell better than the Speed Triple? Is there a new Buell naked coming? Come on, don't be shy with your views...

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  • Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

    05 July 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

    We've just ridden Kawasaki's new GTR1400 at its cross Europe launch and you can see our first impression in the video below. Check out the video player at the bottom of the page to see MCN Road tester...

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  • How does it feel to race at the British GP?

    05 July 2007 by Adam Child

    How does it feel to race at the British GP?

    To be honest, it was one of the easiest and quickest decisions I’d ever had to make – when the call came that offered me a ride at the British GP in the KTM support race there was only one possible...

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  • Video: Yamaha's R1 is for road and racing

    05 July 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: Yamaha's R1 is for road and racing

    MCN Road tester Michael Neeves is running a Yamaha R1 as his long term test bike and not only has he done over 4000 miles on the road this year he also uses it for racing. Check out the video below to...

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  • Video: Racing the GSX-R cup

    04 July 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: Racing the GSX-R cup

    MCN road tester Michael Neeves was invited to race in the Suzuki GSX-R Cup and you can follow his exploits in the video below. Watch as Michael prepares his bike for the race that accompanied the...

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  • Video: Can the new XJR1300 stand up to its rivals?

    12 June 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Has Yamaha's re-worked XJR1300 now got enough to see off Honda's heavy metal CB1300 and Suzuki's outgoing but monstrous GSX1400? Watch the video below to find out the verdict and hear the fantastic exhaust note from this big beasts. Check out the full road test in the June 13 edition of MCN.  

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  • Video: The making of the Rocket III

    07 June 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: The making of the Rocket III

    Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a motorcycle factory and how they bring such wonderful machines to life? Well Triumph has opened its doors to let the world see what goes...

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  • Hypermotard

    05 June 2007 by Eddywaring

    Hypermotard

    Saw a Hypermotard today refuelling at Lymm. It was the test bike and looks the Dogs. The guy from the local Ducati Dealership said it handled fantastically well. This one was the more expensive R...

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  • Video: Hypermotard in action on UK roads

    05 June 2007 by Ian Jubb

    Video: Hypermotard in action on UK roads

    We've had the Ducati Hypermotard out on UK roads for the first time this week and you can see the video of the bike in action. Check out the video below then see how the bike holds up against the KTM...

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  • Video: Victory Hammer's massive rear end

    25 May 2007 by Ian Jubb

    Video: Victory Hammer's massive rear end

    There's big and then there's the 1634cc 250-section tyred Victory Hammer S. Check out the video below to see Phil West put the massive cruiser through it's paces and get the May 23 edition of MCN to...

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