Beat the isolation blues with MCN's top YouTube videos of the last 12 months!
It’s tough being locked up indoors desperate for your biking fix, and there’s only so much cleaning and prep you can do. MCN is here for you with a list of our top ten most popular YouTube videos from the last 12 months.
- Superbike shootout 2019
- 2019 BMW S1000RR review
- 2020 Yamaha R1 review
- 8000cc Dodge Viper bike hits 207mph
- 2019 Suzuki Katana review
- Honda CB125R review
- 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 unveiled
- Honda RC30 vs Ducati V4R
- Suzuki GSX-R1000R long term review
- Ducati Panigale V2 review
2019 Superbike Shootout: BMW S1000RR vs Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory vs Ducati Panigale V4S
We took the king of the 2018 superbike scene, the Ducati Panigale V4S to Pirelli’s test track, Pergusa, in Sicily. Could it fend off competition from the 2019 BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory on the road and the circuit? The 2017 superbike shootout is well worth a watch, too.
2019 BMW S1000RR review
The S1000RR was BMW’s first go at making a superbike and raised the bar for what a 1000cc sportsbike was capable of. So, when we went to see what the all-new 2019 version with Shiftcam technology and over 200bhp on tap was like, we had high hopes. Michael Neeves’s review of his BMW S1000RR long term test bike is also worth a watch.
2020 Yamaha R1 review
For many, the Yamaha R1 has been the benchmark of superbike performance since the first generation blasted onto the scene in 1998. The game has moved on since then and manufacturers have to consider ever stricter Euro emissions regulations. For the 2020 version to have retained the power of its predecessor despite being strangled by five catalysts is an impressive feat of engineering. Launch videos don’t always give you much of an indication of what a bike is like to live with, so check out Michael Neeves’s real world Yamaha R1 review, too.
8000cc Dodge Viper bike hits 207bhp
Whenever Allen Millyard gets in touch with MCN, you know he’s created something special. This video was shot in 2009 but continues to attract new viewers over 10 years later. If you haven’t already, watch our video about his homemade Velocette V-twin and motocross-powered Honda SS50, too.
2019 Suzuki Katana review
The 2019 Suzuki Katana certainly divided opinion among our readers. Some saw the new version, built around a GSX-S1000 with a K5 GSX-R1000 engine as a wasted opportunity and proof of a lack of imagination from the Japanese brand. Others saw it as a great way to own a Kat with one of the sweetest engines Suzuki ever made and without the issues of owning a classic. Wherever your opinion lies, the video review has certainly been popular.
Honda CB125R review
And since not everyone can ride a firebreathing superbike, it’s no surprise that the Honda CB125R review made this list. Honda have done a stand-up job of consolidating their range when it comes to retro-styled naked bikes and now you can get everything from the 125 through the CB300R, CB650R and up to the CB1000R. Find out what Dan Sutherland thought when he rode the baby of the range.
2019 Triumph Rocket 3 unveiled
One of the most hotly anticipated bikes of recent years was the Triumph Rocket 3. Completely new from the ground up, the new version promised more power and torque from a larger-capacity engine and less weight. This video was made at the Hinckley unveiling, but our full video review of the bike was very popular, too.
Honda RC30 vs Ducati Panigale V4R
The head-to-head no one knew they wanted, we were at Pirelli’s Pergusa test track in Sicily with a genuine RC30 superbike (the sister bike to Fred Merkel’s WSB machine) and a Ducati Panigale V4R when it dawned on us that both bikes occupy a space at the cutting edge of technology for their respective moments in time. Michael Neeves selflessly offered to ride them back to back to find out how much things have changed.
Suzuki GSX-R1000R long term test
Back in 2017, Michael Neeves rode the Suzuki GSX-R1000R as a long term test bike and rode its wheels off for 11,500 miles. This is his final round-up and thoughts as he waved goodbye to it.
Ducati Panigale V2 bike review
Just as we came to terms with the fact that V-twin superbikes were a thing of the past, Ducati went and brought out a new one. Ok, technically these days it qualifies as a middleweight but with 150bhp on tap it would have ruled the superbike roost just a decade or so ago. Michael Neeves rode the bike at its world launch to see if the 959 replacement is worthy of the Panigale name.