2018

MCN Fleet: It's the final countdown...for the Yamaha Tracer 900GT

MCN Fleet: It's the final countdown...for the Yamaha Tracer 900GT

Update 15: Retracing My Steps It’s been a fun-filled ten months and life won’t be the same now I’ve said goodbye to the Yamaha Tracer 900GT. With my longest solo tour to date, and weekends away with...

MCN Fleet: The Suzuki SV650X is like owning a puppy

MCN Fleet: The Suzuki SV650X is like owning a puppy

Or at least I think it is… Over the last 11 months the £6199 Suzuki SV650X has wormed its way into my heart and I will be sad to see it go back to its true custodians in the coming weeks. With...

MCN Fleet: Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA - Luggage options

MCN Fleet: Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA  - Luggage options

One of the real benefits of adventure bikes is that you can lug stuff around easily – whether that’s a load of camping gear to Africa, or the Christmas shop back from Sainsburys. Like most...

Ducati Panigale V4 S: 8467 miles of V4 heaven

Ducati Panigale V4 S: 8467 miles of V4 heaven

Update 9: Ducati V4 S - 8467 miles of V4 heaven Published 9 January 2019 A look back on my year with Ducati's stunner: 626 miles Friday 20th April: collect my V4 S from Ducati UK, Silverstone. Scoot...

MCN Fleet: Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE's final sunset

MCN Fleet: Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE's final sunset

It might seem like a fair amount of riding for nine months of movement, but 9612 miles disappear with no effort whatsoever aboard the Ninja H2 SX SE. If I hadn’t been distracted by other two-wheeled...

MCN Fleet: A riding year with a Yamaha MT-09 SP

MCN Fleet: A riding year with a Yamaha MT-09 SP

Over the last six months our Yamaha MT-09SP test bike has been subjected to everything from 900-mile days, to commuting to fast-group trackdays. We wanted to leave you with our final thought on the SP...

MCN Fleet: CB1000R+ first service and new luggage

MCN Fleet: CB1000R+ first service and new luggage

Service please! Barely having cocked my leg over the new Honda CB1000R, I find myself riding it off to Honda for its first service, I arrive with 601 miles on the clock, perfect. Related: full Honda...

MCN Fleet: Ducati Scrambler 1100 - Your questions answered

MCN Fleet: Ducati Scrambler 1100 - Your questions answered

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special long term test review Sports reporter Oli Rushby is spending the summer with Ducati's Scrambler 1100 Special... as well as a hefty 138-mile round trip commute to our...

MCN Fleet: Over 6000 miles and the love continues to flourish

MCN Fleet: Over 6000 miles and the love continues to flourish

What have we learned after 6000 miles on the café-style Kawasaki Z900RS? After trackdays, commutes and even a trip to the TT, MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child reveals all. Read the Kawasaki...

MCN Fleet: Your KTM 790 Duke questions answered

MCN Fleet: Your KTM 790 Duke questions answered

Q Do you miss having adjustable suspension? Johnny Hinds, on email In a way their absence of any damping adjusters is liberating, particularly at trackdays. This is an uncluttered motorcycle with a...

MCN Fleet: Getting dirty with the BMW F850 GS

MCN Fleet: Getting dirty with the BMW F850 GS

UPDATE 2: Getting Dirty with the F850 GS I have to admit that I’m not really the off road type. Sure I was a dirt bike junkie as a kid but my love for off road dwindled and I’ve become more...

MCN FLEET: Zero DSR has a lot to offer

MCN FLEET: Zero DSR has a lot to offer

I've had the odd go on an electric bike, but actually owning one, running one day in and day out is a whole different ball game. First of all there's the lack of a clutch, of gears, of engine noise.

MCN Fleet: Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport - life so far

MCN Fleet: Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport - life so far

MCN Fleet: Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport On route to the TET - let the adventure begin Twelve months ago I met a guy who was on his way back from riding in Spain. He was on a fully loaded CCM...