First rides & tests

  • 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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  • Video: Mental 370bhp ZZ-R1400 turbo

    25 May 2007 by Adam Child and Ian Jubb

    Video: Mental 370bhp ZZ-R1400 turbo

    For most people the massive power produced by the Kawasaki ZZ-R1400 is plenty, but not for tuning firm Big CC racing, that's why they produced this 370bhp turbo version. Check out the video...

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  • Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

    22 May 2007 by Tom Rayner

    Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

    MCN man Tom Rayner has spent the weekend blasting round the lakes of Austria on the new three-wheeled Can Am Spyder. Read on for his first impressions of the trike and check out the...

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  • Video: Is the Tesi 3D as good as it looks?

    16 May 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: Is the Tesi 3D as good as it looks?

    MCN road tester Michael Neeves flew to Italy to test the brand new Bimota Tesi 3D and see if the bike's newly improved hub-centre steering system is as impressive as its looks. Check out the bike in...

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  • Video: Filtering on a Piaggio MP3

    15 May 2007 by Tom Rayner

    Video: Filtering on a Piaggio MP3

    MCN's Tom Rayner has been getting to grips with his Piaggio MP3. And despite the huge luggage capacity and two front wheels, he's still learnt the art of filtering on the three-wheeler. Watch our...

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  • Masterbike Video: The finale

    11 May 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Masterbike Video: The finale

    The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez circuit by some of the worlds top test riders to find out which is the ultimate track machine. MCN man...

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  • Video: Ducati Hypermotard first ride

    09 May 2007 by Howard Boylan

    MCN's Michael Neeves flew out to the world launch of the Ducati Hypermotard last weekend and you can watch his first test of the bike below. Watch out for some amazing riding from Ruben Xaus at the end of the video.  Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV

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  • Off-road with a V Strom

    03 May 2007 by Lawrence Brown

    Off-road with a V Strom

    Hi Guys,   Great mag and, since having moved from England to SA a year ago, love having MCN Online to keep track of European trends and bike news.   I've just read your article on the new...

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  • Mad MZ supermoto special

    02 May 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Mad MZ supermoto special

    This MZ supermoto was conceived as something less mental than a sports bike. We're not entirely sure the it's worked because the Slipstream Tuning Black Panther is one mad bike. Check out the picture...

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  • Masterbike Video: Day 4 - Italian superbikes

    28 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Masterbike Video: Day 4 - Italian superbikes

    Day four of the massive Masterbike test in Jerez sees the guys take to the track on Italian superbikes. The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez...

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  • Masterbike Video: Day 3 - Japanese superbikes

    26 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Day three of the Masterbike supertest sees the riders out on the big four Japanese superbikes. The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez circuit by some of the worlds top test riders to find out which is the ultimate track machine. MCN man Michael Neeves is sending back a daily video blog to so you can see what goes on behind the scenes at...

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  • Video: Derbi Mulhacen v BMW X-Country

    26 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Derbi Mulhacen v BMW X-Country

    BMW's newly launched X-Country sits in the middle of the new G650 range and is the bike BMW think will sell the best in the UK so we took it out for a spin against it's closest rivals. The test...

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  • Video: Aprilia Shiver 750 first ride

    25 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Aprilia Shiver 750 first ride

    MCN got an invite to test one of only Two of the new Aprilia Shiver 750s in existence so, of course, we videoed the whole thing. Watch the clip below to see Michael Neeves' opinion of the bike and...

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  • Masterbike Video: Day two at the supertest

    25 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Masterbike Video: Day two at the supertest

    Once again MCN has been asked to help find the fastest sports bike on track at the exclusive Masterbike test in Spain and day two sees lots of posing for cameras. The test is held every year and sees...

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  • Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 TT special

    19 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 TT special

    Suzuki have introduced a 150 bike limited edition version of the GSX-R1000 to celebrate the Isle of Man TT centenary so we took the bike to the Island to put it through it's paces. Check out the video...

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