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MCN Fleet

The 2019 MCN fleet is a wildly varied collection of new metal that reflects the huge range of models now available both in the mainstream and in niches that hadn't even been invented just five years ago.

We'll be delving beneath the marketing hype their creators spout to see how they cope with thousands of real-world miles, modifications, different tyre choices, all-weather exposure and showing how you can get the most from yours. Each bike will get its own page where you'll be able to find each update, video and anything else about what life's like with them.

In the process we'll be targeting #ride5000mile totals, notching up trackdays, venturing deep into Europe, and testing the mods you most want to see. It's going to be epic...

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MCN Fleet 2019 videos

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

BMW S1000RR

Triumph Speed Twin

KTM 790 Adventure R

Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE


Check out previous MCN Fleets below:

MCN Fleet 2018 

  • MCN Fleet: The 10p Bobber fix

    17 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MCN Fleet: The 10p Bobber fix

    The Triumph Bobber looks great, there's no doubt about that. But one thing I was slightly worried about prior to its arrival was if all that style would be at the cost of functionality. The Triumph...

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  • MCN Fleet: A Street Triple Parisian romance

    12 July 2017 by Joe Dick

    MCN Fleet: A Street Triple Parisian romance

    It’s been three months since I got my hands on the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS and so far the bike has been an absolute hoot. Triumph have scored highly in many areas with the new RS from performance...

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  • MCN Fleet: Exhausting stuff for the Ninja 650

    11 July 2017 by James Archibald

    MCN Fleet: Exhausting stuff for the Ninja 650

    One of the things I’ve been interested in with my Kawasaki Ninja 650 long term bike this year has been its power output. Now I don’t think that it’s particularly bad as standard, and most of...

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  • 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: Service time again for the Ninja 650

    27 June 2017 by James Archibald

    MCN Fleet: Service time again for the Ninja 650

    I’ve been using the Ninja 650 now for a few months now and am really pleased with how things are panning out with the bike. It’s practical, fun, comfortable and I think it looks absolutely fantastic –...

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  • MCN Fleet: Riding smart on the 125 Duke

    26 June 2017 by Maria Martin

    MCN Fleet: Riding smart on the 125 Duke

    Now I’m a full licence holder, I have to admit I’m struggling a little with the 15bhp on offer from the KTM. It’s not so much of an issue on twisty B-roads, but on motorways – where I do most of my...

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  • MCN Fleet: Upgrade time for the Ninja 650

    20 June 2017 by James Archibald

    MCN Fleet: Upgrade time for the Ninja 650

    I stumbled into the office to laughter, hidden behind a load of boxes that had been delivered. I must have looked ridiculous but I didn’t care, I was excited. The contents of said boxes were a load of...

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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: Can you take the Ninja 650 on track?

    02 June 2017 by James Archibald

    MCN Fleet: Can you take the Ninja 650 on track?

    Kawasaki’s Ninja 650 certainly has the looks, but I wanted to find out just what it would be like on track. And an offer to ride at Belgium’s iconic Spa Francorchamps wasn't exactly something I could...

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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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