First rides & tests

  • 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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  • Aprilia V-Twin Shiver first impression

    18 April 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia V-Twin Shiver first impression

    We’re at a top secret test track in Italy riding a pre-production version of Aprilia’s new 750cc V-Twin Shiver. It’s due to go on sale in June and should cost less than £6,000, which means if you are...

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  • Video: Hornet, Z750 and FZ6 group test

    17 April 2007 by Ian Jubb

    Video: Hornet, Z750 and FZ6 group test

    There's a whole new bunch of middle-weight naked bikes for 2007 so we took them all out on the road together to see which is best. Check out the video below for the first comparison test of the...

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  • Video: Bimota Tesi 3D in the factory

    16 April 2007 by Ian Jubb

    Video: Bimota Tesi 3D in the factory

    IN a recent visit to the Bimota factory we managed to get an excluasinve ride on the development version of the New Tesi 3D and sneak a peak inside their workshop. Check out the video to see the...

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  • Video: 2007 Super-Nakeds group test

    12 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: 2007 Super-Nakeds group test

    With such a huge range of big naked bikes on offer this year, we got them all together to find out which one comes out on top. We tested 11 bikes in total, from the Triumph Speed Triple to the Bimota...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

    12 April 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

    MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin got to ride Kawasaki's new Z750 at it's launch in Spain, and we've got the video. Check out the clip on the right to see the bike in action on some great looking...

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  • Video: MCN's R1 v GT3 at the Ring

    10 April 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: MCN's R1 v GT3 at the Ring

    Not content with racing his long-term-test Yamaha R1, MCN road-tester Michael Neeves took it to the Nurburgring over the Easter weekend. Watch the video as Michael's brother Ben follows him in a...

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  • Video: MV Agusta F4 312 first ride

    09 April 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: MV Agusta F4 312 first ride

    MCN's Michael Neeves traveled to Monza last week to test the all new MV Agusta F4 312. The bike replaces the F4 1000 and boasts an extra 9bhp which can take it to a top speed fo 312kph - hence the...

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  • Video: MCN's R1 goes racing

    30 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Video: MCN's R1 goes racing

    Michael Neeves' Yamaha R1 long termer; Brands Hatch March 10/11 – round one of the MRO Powerbike championship. It’s my first ever race on the R1, and it’s still essentially a road bike with a...

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  • Bandit 650 launch

    29 March 2007 by Adam Child

    Bandit 650 launch

    Suzuki’s new Bandit 650 looks remarkably like the model it replaces, but it’s reworked from the ground up. There’s a new chassis, swingarm, suspension and engine. This latest motor is now...

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  • MV F4 312R first ride

    27 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    MV F4 312R first ride

    Just finished riding the new MV Agusta F4 312R at Monza and it is properly, mentally fast. The 312 part of the name signifies that it will do 312 kph, about 192 mph and although we couldn’t get...

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  • Moto Guzzi Bellagio first ride

    27 March 2007 by Phil West

    Moto Guzzi Bellagio first ride

    Having just ridden Moto Guzzi’s new Bellagio, in the Italian Lakes, we can report that there’s now a new, credible rival to Harley’s 1200 Sportster. We rode the 940cc v twin roadster/cruiser in the...

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  • Fuertenduro experience

    25 March 2007 by martin power

    While holidaying in Fuerteventura I came across Fuertenduro. This is an off-road school run by an Italian, exprofessional enduro rider called Fabrizio. He caters for all levels from novice to pro. Taking a day off from the beach and the family, I was riding over rocks, sand dunes and twisty mountain roads. I had my most exhilarating day on a bike for a long time. Fabrizio is a top man and...

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  • Video: KTM 690SM Launch

    19 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Video: KTM 690SM Launch

    MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child spent a few days in Spain at the launch of the totally-new KTM 690SM. The Austrian firm are known for their supermoto building ability, so check out the video for...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z1000 launch test

    14 March 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Last week saw the launch of the new Kawasaki Z1000 and MCN's Trevor Franklin was there to get the first ride on the new machine. Check out the video on the right for all the action and read Trev's full report in the March 14 edition of MCN.

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  • Video: Aprilia RSVR550 out on track

    13 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Video: Aprilia RSVR550 out on track

    Cross an Aprilia RS250 with n SXV550 and what do you get? The spiritual successor to the Yamaha TZR250, Suzuki RGV250 and Kawasaki KR-1S. MCN road tester Michael Neeves took out the new RSVR550 from...

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  • 2007 KTM 990 SuperDuke launch

    09 March 2007 by Adam Child

    2007 KTM 990 SuperDuke launch

    At first it looks almost identical to the old model but KTM have made a few subtle changes for 2007 in response to customer feedback. The tank size has increased by 3.5 litres, the front brake...

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  • Video: KTM SuperDuke Battle

    07 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Video: KTM SuperDuke Battle

    Welcome to the KTM 990 Super Duke Battle: cheap racing at BSB meetings, fun orange bikes and TV coverage. What are you waiting for? Buoyed by the success of the KTM660 Cup last year, series organisers...

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  • Video: Bandit 1250 v CBF1000

    07 March 2007 by Adam Child

    Video: Bandit 1250 v CBF1000

    Suzuki’s legendary Bandit has received a major makeover for 2007, after our first ride it seems impressive. But how does it compare to Honda’s already successful and award-winning CBF1000? In 2006...

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  • First ride of the 2007 Z1000

    07 March 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    First ride of the 2007 Z1000

    Kawasaki has just launched it’s new Z1000 to the world’s press in sunny, but windy Fuerteventura. MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin was one of the first people in the world to ride it this...

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  • Video: Shakedown test for MCN's R1

    02 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    You’ve got to feel sorry for my new R1 long termer. It’s an ex-Yamaha press bike and has already done 1600-miles of hard miles on the track, road and on one wheel. I’m going to be racing the R1 in MRO Powerbike this year as well as using it on the road. My first ever ride on it is at an ACU test day at Lydden just one week before my first race. Here’s how I got on…

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