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MCN Fleet

These are the 10 new-for-2020 bikes that will be joining this year’s MCN long-term test fleet. From retros to nakeds, superbikes to adventure machines, our team of highly experienced riders will be taking them on road, track and dirt – both at home and abroad – to cut through the marketing hype and find out just how well each one performs.

Along the way we’ll be testing tyres, kit and hard-parts, speaking to experts and owners, logging every tank of fuel and enjoying each and every mile in order to bring you the most thorough review possible. And if you own one of these models, please get in touch with us and we’ll compare notes.

To read each bike's full review, click on the images below. We will continue to update these pages as the year progresses. There will also be plenty of posts to social media and our #ride5000miles page.

Click on the pictures below:

Read MCN's expert BMW F900XR TE long term test here Read MCN's expert Ducati Streetfighter V4 S long term test review here
Read MCN's expert Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Plus long term test review here  Read MCN's expert Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP long term test review here
 Read MCN's expert Kawasaki Z H2 long term test review here  Read MCN's expert KTM 1290 Super Duke GT long term test review here
 Read MCN's expert Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 long term test review here  Read MCN's expert Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT long term test review here
 Read MCN's expert Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro long term test review here  Read MCN's expert Yamaha Tenere 700 long term test review here


MCN Fleet 2020 videos

View a selection of expert video reviews of some of our long-term test bikes from their respective launches.

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP

Kawasaki Z H2

Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT

BMW F900XR


Check out previous MCN Fleets below:

MCN Fleet 2018 

  • MCN Fleet: In control of the Supersport S

    11 July 2017 by Andy Calton

    MCN Fleet: In control of the Supersport S

    Having passed the 1000-mile mark a short while ago, a few things have struck me about the consistently brilliant Ducati Supersport S. The switchgear is just a bit… well, odd. Hit the cancel indicator...

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  • MCN Fleet: New rubber transforms V-Strom

    10 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    MCN Fleet: New rubber transforms V-Strom

    When I took delivery of the V-Strom 650XT back in April, I was quite impressed with the Bridgestone Battlax Adventure tyres it came with. They gave quite a lot of feel in both the dry and the wet and...

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  • MCN Fleet: Bobber v Commute

    05 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MCN Fleet: Bobber v Commute

    I ride everyday no matter the weather. Bikes are my main form of transport and they need to be able to keep up with the rigours of commuting everyday in unpredictable British weather. Take one look at...

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  • MCN Fleet: Sunny Sunday Funday for the X-Adv

    04 July 2017 by Alison Silcox

    MCN Fleet: Sunny Sunday Funday for the X-Adv

    Mark, my other half, and I checked the weather report on Saturday night and realised Sunday was going to be ‘Scorchio’, so what better way to spend the day than out on the bikes. We always fall into...

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  • MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R gets summer rubber

    03 July 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R gets summer rubber

    Summer trackday season is upon us and there’s still only one tyre for the job: Metzeler’s Racetec RR K3. On the road they’re plush, grippy and not too shabby in the wet. A rear lasts for over...

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  • MCN Fleet: I love Paris in the Spring Time

    17 June 2017 by Alison Silcox

    MCN Fleet: I love Paris in the Spring Time

    This time last week I was on the way to Paris for a little French adventure with two fellow scooter riders. My Honda X-Adv and I were part of MCN’s annual maxi-scooter test.   With a Yamaha...

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  • MCN Fleet: Supersport S laps up track action

    12 June 2017 by Andy Calton

    MCN Fleet: Supersport S laps up track action

    Ducati's Supersport is claimed to be a sporty road bike. But I wanted to see just how sporty it could be so decided to tackle a trackday at Donington Park. The weather was good and the Ducati trackday...

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  • MCN Fleet: BMW R1200GS Rallye's first mods

    09 June 2017 by Richard Newland

    MCN Fleet: BMW R1200GS Rallye's first mods

    As with any bike, there are things you always want to change right from the get-go. Having covered over 20,000miles on the new GS in recent years, I know that the engine front plate takes a pasting,...

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  • MCN Fleet: Speed vs Street Power

    05 June 2017 by Joe Dick

    MCN Fleet: Speed vs Street Power

    Street Or Speed? Now that it’s had its capacity boosted to 765cc, does the new Street Triple RS make enough power to put it on a performance par with its bigger brother, the Speed Triple...

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  • MCN Fleet: Suzuki GSX-R1000R video blog

    05 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: Suzuki GSX-R1000R video blog

    Here's my latest video blog: GSX-R1000R tyres, clocks...and that exhaust! MORE FROM MCN’S FLEET Service time again for the Ninja 650 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Electric Dream Quick! Clock the...

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  • MCN Fleet: Let the Irish Adventure Begin

    02 June 2017 by Alison Silcox

    MCN Fleet: Let the Irish Adventure Begin

    I’ve just tucked into a complimentary cuppa and settled into my luxurious seat aboard the Jonathan Swift, Irish Ferries fast service to Dublin. It’s a welcome break from, what can only be described...

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  • MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R meets granddad

    01 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: GSX-R1000R meets granddad

    Life with my GSX-R1000R has been a blast over the past couple of months. It's like coming home after owning a K5 1000 and three 750s over the years.  The new GSX-R may have more top end power...

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  • Harley-Davidson Street Glide: 2000 miles in

    01 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Harley-Davidson Street Glide: 2000 miles in

    Joining the MCN Fleet this year is the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, a true representation of the American bagger. In truth I’ve always quite fancied a big Harley but I’ve never been quite sure why.

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  • MCN Fleet: Getting to know the RnineT Racer

    31 May 2017 by Matt Wildee

    MCN Fleet: Getting to know the RnineT Racer

    It’s been an interesting month getting to know the Racer and its off-beat, retro charm. I’ve had my eye on the Racer ever since I first saw it at the Intermot show in Germany at the end of last year.

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  • MCN Fleet: Supersport S lights up my life

    24 May 2017 by Andy Calton

    MCN Fleet: Supersport S lights up my life

    The SuperSport had me riled. I couldn't wait for it to arrive and I was counting down the seconds... When it did finally arrive… at 4.26pm, by the way, I spent 10 minutes just walking round it soaking...

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  • MCN Fleet: What a way to watch MotoGP

    22 May 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Fleet: What a way to watch MotoGP

    A few good mates and me went to see the Le Mans MotoGP at the Bike Shed in Shoreditch at the weekend.  You might think the trendy bike shop is all about hand-built retros, flat whites and...

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  • MCN Fleet: V-Strom 650XT chewing up the miles

    04 May 2017 by Oli Rushby

    MCN Fleet: V-Strom 650XT chewing up the miles

    I’ve just clocked up 1700 miles on the V-Strom 650XT so my #ride5000miles challenge is coming along nicely. It’s funny, the more I get used to the V-Strom I keep starting to think it can be a little...

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