MCN long-term test fleet 2023

Welcome to the 2023 MCN Long-term Test Fleet.

Over the course of the year we'll be putting serious miles on these 10 bikes to find out what they're like to live with.

Keep an eye out for written updates, videos and more. Click through to each individual page to get the latest updates as we pile on the miles.

Click on the pictures below:

BMW M1000R

BMW M1000R

Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph Street Triple RS

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

Honda Transalp

Honda Transalp

Yamaha Ténéré 700

Yamaha Ténéré 700

Suzuki GSX-8S

Suzuki GSX-8S

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

Harley-Davidson Lowrider ST

Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST

Ducati DesertX

Ducati DesertX

Zero DSR X

Zero DSR X


Check out previous MCN Fleets below:

MCN fleet 2022

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Read about MCN's 2019 long-term test fleet here
Read 2018 MCN long-term test reports here

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MCN Fleet: Taking Charge of the Zero DSR/X

MCN Fleet: Taking Charge of the Zero DSR/X

Going electric is going to be a massive learning curve. I don’t want to compromise my passion for touring, so am planning weekends away on the Zero DSR X and a trip to Europe, but will start with...

Ducati DesertX

Ducati DesertX

As an ardent fan of the old Cagiva Elefant, the Ducati DesertX had me hooked from first glance. And now those looks are underpinned by a great motor and clever electronics, I can’t wait to get stuck...

Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST

Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST

To make the most of the 120th year of Harley-Davidson, I’m planning to adventure across Europe, take on the wiggly roads of Scotland and more on the Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST. Plus, being the owner...

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE

It’s going to be a supercharged year of tours on the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE. I’m heading to southern Italy, riding to the Austrian Alps in the summer and finishing off with a lap of Spain. If that...

Suzuki GSX-8S

Suzuki GSX-8S

I spent 2018 covering 15,000 miles on Suzuki’s SV650X and loved every second. The Suzuki GSX-8S lines up to replace the SV in my affections. I plan to tackle a tour and modify it lightly to enjoy the...

Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid

Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid

My favourite bike of 2022, the Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid arrives loaded with metal luggage, screen extension, heated grips, bash plate, rad guard and centrestand… and zero miles on the...

Honda Transalp

Honda Transalp

I’m looking forward to diving into the adventure bike lifestyle and covering some serious miles during 2023. My plan is to see if it can live up to its name as I transit the Alps on the Honda...

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is uncompromising in its bid to be the ultimate off-road focused big capacity adventure bike. My plans for 2023 include riding to some of the highest peaks in the UK...

Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph Street Triple RS

After owning an original Triumph Street Triple back in 2007, I’ll be keen to see just how much one of Britain’s best-loved models has evolved during its 16-year lifespan, and finding out exactly how...

The really fast show: Ben gives his first impressions of the MCN fleet BMW M1000R

The really fast show: Ben gives his first impressions of the MCN fleet BMW M1000R

As a benefit of the job I do, I’m lucky enough to have had access to some seriously fast machines. I’ve ridden several versions of Ducati Panigale V4 including the SP, I’ve done trackdays on BMW...