Tested to the limit

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Most bikes can cope with spending all day on the road, but how many can cope with going balls-out on a track, non-stop, all day long?

We took three bikes – one Japanese, one Italian, and one British – and put them through one of the most extreme tests they are ever likely to face – only two of them made it through the day.

The bikes spent all day lapping the track at Bruntingthorpe proving ground from sun up to sun down. They covered nearly 4000 miles between them, drank over 800 litres of fuel and used seven pairs of tyres.

One of the bikes came away looking as good as new, one was held together with cable ties and one spluttered to a halt before the session had even ended.

You can find out exactly which bike suffered the most in a special 12-page supplement in the September 1 edition of MCN. You might be surprised by the result.

Which bike do you think performed the best and which one didn’t make it? Click here to tell us what you think.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff