2005

750 2-up miles in a day

750 2-up miles in a day

motorcyclenews.com Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar went off on an endurance test of his long-term test Yamaha FZ6 on Tuesday (Nov 8) to see how well he and it coped with 750 miles in a day. And he...

ZX-7R restored to glory

ZX-7R restored to glory

After phoning several breakers and finding them as helpful as a chocolate fireguard I found the answer online. I sourced a road going Skidmarx fairing kit for £375 - Kawasaki wanted almost...

Cheap thrills

Cheap thrills

£1250. Not much money these days. I know people who’ve spent more on a watch. But that’s what my shiny little BROS cost me. BROSs are a Japanese market only bike, so all of the...

We bag a 'classic'

We bag a 'classic'

Which brings the saga up to date. I now have a Benly which reaches the heady speeds of 65mph on the dual carriageway, starts pretty much first time, and only needs constant revving to stop it stalling...

CB13S: A tour in a day

CB13S: A tour in a day

Finding time for a touring trip to spectacular, traffic-free roads in awe-inspiring scenery is an ask too far for many. But what if you could do it all in a day – and be back in time for tea? ...

Interactive ride: Latest

Interactive ride: Latest

motorcyclenews.com took you on an interactive ride round the country during the day on September 1. Read how it went below and check out the related topic linked from this story to see feedback from...

CB13S' new look & sound

CB13S' new look & sound

Our long term test CB1300S has a new look and a new sound thanks to a series of bolt-ons we've now added. Blue Flame supplied us with a choice of three cans (check out Blue Flame options here) but we...

MCN's Bonnie Triumph

MCN's Bonnie Triumph

MCN's long term test 2001 Triumph Bonneville is in the care of British Superbike reporter Gary Pinchin. Find out how he has fared with the retro machine so far with his first three reports below, and...

It never goes to plan: II

It never goes to plan: II

Bike: GSX-R600 K1 Name: Adam (Chad) Child, MCN Road Tester For those of you who didn’t get part one, its a simple idea turn a crashed bike into a race bike on a limited budget. How hard can it...

Video: CB13S hooned

Video: CB13S hooned

My long term test Honda CB1300S had just been through its 600 mile first service at Peterborough Honda when our road test crew asked if they could borrow it for a couple of days. A test of muscle old...

CB1300S speed tests

CB1300S speed tests

Our long term test CB1300S has been put through its paces at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground as part of an MCN test. It topped an actual 141mph and covered a standing quarter in 12.09 secs. You can...

Mastering supermoto

Mastering supermoto

Recently I attended an Ady Smith supermoto school, well I thought if I own a Suzuki DR-Z400SM I may as well learn to ride it properly and I may as well learn from the best. They don't come any...

CB13S bolt-ons arrive

CB13S bolt-ons arrive

CB1300 owner Gary Smith said: “I’m interested in the difference in the fuel mapping between the F3 and F4 models and your S - its almost caught me out a few times...” DC:Gary, so...

It never goes to plan: I

It never goes to plan: I

Bike: GSX-R600 K1 Name: Adam (Chad) Child, MCN Road Tester It’s a small, simple idea; turn a crashed bike in to a race bike. How hard can it be? Remove the road stuff; add a race fairing, jobs...

Bandit captured on dyno

Bandit captured on dyno

As much as I love my longterm test Bandit 650, the noise level had been bothering me since it arrived. or rather, the lack of one. You could be forgiven for thinking I was testing an electric bike...

Long term CB13S arrives

Long term CB13S arrives

Our long term test CB1300S has arrived – shining, new and ready for running-in. Motorcyclenews.com editor David Cushman is running it. Here’s his first impressions. (See video link,...

Better bunch of Bandits

Better bunch of Bandits

What better encouragement to drag myself out of bed before lunchtime on a sunny Sunday than an invite from the Bandit and SV Owners Club to join one of their rideouts? Luckily the starting point was...

MCN long termers arrive

MCN long termers arrive

Two more of the 2005 MCN long term test fleet have arrived, with motorcyclenews.com Products Editor Dan Thornton taking delivery of a 2005 Suzuki GSF650 Bandit, and staff photographer Howard Boylan...

2005 MCN test fleet

2005 MCN test fleet

MCN’s long term test bike fleet launched this week with an amazing selection of bikes lining up to be put through their paces this year. There will be 19 bikes on test with everything from a...

Up for it on an R1200RT

Up for it on an R1200RT

They told him it couldn’t be done. Most would say it shouldn’t be done. And that’s exactly the kind of challenge MCN road tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child looks for. Chad...

Hornet shows its value

Hornet shows its value

You’ll be amazed by how much bike you get for £2000. Three months and 4000 miles with my 1999 Hornet 600 and I reckon it’s the best money I’ve ever spent. It’s great...