2007

Video: Onboard lap of Jerez

Last year MCN road-tester Michael Neeves rode his long-term test Yamaha R1 down to Jerez for a bit of fun and a track school with the Masterclass race school and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. We've already shown you the highlights of the school in a previous video but dreadging through the archive we realised that the onboard footage from the session was...

Video: BMW R1200GS 2008 on and off-road launch

BMW's R1200GS and Adventure have been improved for 2008. But by How much exactly? Check out the videos below to see the GS tested on-road and the GS Adventure tested off-road with the help of Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman, then take a little look behind the scenes in our crash compilation. It's quite hard to hold up a 200+ kg bike when it starst to go over. Zoom & Watch more...

Video: Has Kawasaki really changed the ZZR for 2008?

Kawasaki has introduced an updated ZZR1400 for 2008 but can anyone tell the difference? We took the 2007 and 2008 machines to the Bruntingthorpe proving ground to see just what the difference is.

Picture special: Kawasaki's KLX140 off road motorcycle invites you to play

Picture special: Kawasaki's KLX140 off road motorcycle invites you to play

The idea of a purpose-built, off-road ‘playbike’ may be an unfamiliar one in the UK, but in the USA it’s big business, as proven by Kawasaki’s all-new KLX140. ‘Playbikes’ are essentially what the name...

Video: Jonathan Rea reflects on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea was at the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch in Losail, Qatar last week. Check out this video to see what Jonathan Rea thought off the 2008 Fireblade. (Video supplied by: Gary Price at www.gspdesigns.com) See an onboard lap of Jonathan Rea on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade See MCN's Senior Road Tester Trevor Franklin's thoughts on the Honda CBR1000RR...

Video: 2007 review of the road-test year

In the first of our Reviews of the Year we look back at a year of fantastic road tests that have seen the launch of some of the most exciting bikes in a long time. Check out the video below to see which bikes MCN Road test editor Phil West chooses to highlight and keep tuned for our news and sport reviews in the coming days.

Video: 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch test

Chief MCN road tester Trevor Franklin has just finished testing the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in Qatar and you can see his full video report. Check out the video below to see what Trev thinks of the new Honda Fireblade and click here to watch an onboard lap of the track on the new motorcycle by British Superbike and World Supersport rider Jonathan Rea.

MCN and Charley Boorman test the new BMW R1200GS and Adventure

MCN and Charley Boorman test the new BMW R1200GS and Adventure

Motorcycle News Road Tester Adam Child, along with guest tester Charley Boorman from ‘The Long Way Down’, are currently in windy Wales testing the updated 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure and...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 17/12/07

In Episode 16 of the MCN Daily video show we hear about MCN road tester Trevor Franklin riding the new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, how British Trading Standards are looking into how secure motorcycle locks actually are, Nissan offereing limited edition Nissan Navara's after Long Way Down's success and Suzuki boss Paul Denning speaks about the pressure placed on Valentino Rossi.  Subscribe...

Video: Johnny Rea onboard the 2008 Fireblade in Qatar

Check out the exclusive video below as Jonathan Rea takes the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade for a test run at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. Rea, who will be riding for Hannspree Ten Kate World Supersport team in next season, gives you the full experience of an on-board lap of the circuit. See this week's MCN, available from Wednesday, December 19, 2007 for the full test of the Honda CBR1000RR...

First test report on the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

First test report on the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

In the principality of Doha, Qatar’s Losail Circuit is the venue for the launch of the new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the circuit testing the new...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 12/12/07

In Episode 13 of the MCN Daily video show Ducati is forced to stop production after lorry drivers protest, Ducati Desmosedici sells out, V-Rhoer gets go-ahead and Andrew Pitt talks about the Ten Kate CBR600RR traction control.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here...

Picture exclusive: R1 Cup motorcycles get the Neevesy treatment

Picture exclusive: R1 Cup motorcycles get the Neevesy treatment

The new-for-2008 R1 Cup is set to be an exciting addition to the support races for the British Superbike Championship next year. The one-make championship will see all 36 Yamaha R1s on the grid...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 11/12/07

In Episode 12 of the MCN Daily video show we have news on wire barriers being introduced to single carriageway roads, a clamp down on Christmas drink driving and Gilera's three-wheeled hybrid scooter.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know...

Video: Suzuki GSX650F vs Yamaha R6

Suzuki's new GSX650F is a great all-rounder, temptingly cheap and has enough pizazz to make a fun, useable sports bike - but is it good enough to tempt and R6 owner to change bikes? Check out the video below to find out the answer and read the full report in the December 12 edition of MCN.

Video: Gilera Fuoco

Gilera’s Fuoco is a big-capacity version of Piaggio’s 250cc MP3. Both look like scooters but with their ability to lean they ride like a motorcycle. And with three wheels they are extremely safe because of this stability, but that’s where the similarities end. Check out the video below as MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin, puts the Gilera Fuoco through its paces. To find out about the...

Video: 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R full test

MCN Roadtester Adam Child has been out testing the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R in Qatar. We've already shown you his first impressions and a hot lap of the middle-eastern circuit and now you can see his full report. Click here to see dyno figures for the ZX-10R Click here for details on how to win a ZX-10R Check out the video below to see chads opinion of the new bike and some fast track action and...

Video: A lap of Qatar onboard the 2008 ZX-10R

Video: A lap of Qatar onboard the 2008 ZX-10R

MCN Road-tester Adam Child put in some hot laps of the Qatar circuit on the 2008 Kawaski ZX-10R (but still couldn't keep up with the Kawasaki test rider) and you can. check out the onboard video...

Video: First ride of BMW's new sports bike, the HP2 Sport

MCN man Trevor Franklin has just finished riding BMW's carbon clad HP2 Sport for the first time and you can see the motorcycle in action. See what Trev thought of the £14,500 motorcycle in the video below and read his full test in the December 12 edition of MCN.  

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 04/12/07

In Episode 7 of the MCN Daily video show we catch up with Chief MCN Road-tester Trevor Franklin as he tests the all new BMW HP2 Sport, take a look at the massive Ducati celebration in Bologna and throw our weight behind James Toseland in his bid for BBC Sports personality of the year.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch...

Picture special: New AJS YX-R125

Picture special: New AJS YX-R125

Although proudly wearing the AJS logo this is a machine with little in common with its illustrious British ancestors. Instead, the new Chinese-built YX-R is a generic single cylinder design similar to...

BMW HP2 launch first impressions

BMW HP2 launch first impressions

The new BMW HP Sport caught the eyes of the 1000s of visitors  to the recent NEC Motorcycle Show and MCN can now say it goes as good as it looks. MCN´s chief road tester Trevor Franklin is...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 03/12/07

In Episode 6 of the MCN Daily video show we remember the legend that was Evel Knievel, catch up with Michael Neeves as he gets the first ride on the new Ducati 848 and Honda CBF600 and hear from Adam Child as he gets the first ride of the Kawasaki ZX-10R.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...

Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R first impressions

MCN Road-tester Adam Child has just got off the brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R after the first session at its launch in Qatar and has sent us his first impressions. See the full test video here Check out the video below to see some quick footage of the bike in action and hear what Chad has to say about the new motorcycle then check back on Wednesday to see the full video review and grab a...

First impressions from the Honda CBF600 launch in Spain

First impressions from the Honda CBF600 launch in Spain

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has just ridden the new Honda CBF600 at its world launch in Spain, this is what he’s had to say: “This new rider friendly bike has been completely revamped with new...

First impressions from Kawasaki ZX-10R launch in Qatar

First impressions from Kawasaki ZX-10R launch in Qatar

MCN Road Tester, Adam Child, is in Qatar for the launch of the Kawasaki ZX-10R. After his first few sessions of riding here’s what he has to say about it: “You may have already seen the bike at the...

Video: First impressions of the Ducati 848

Michael Neeves got to  ride the new Ducati 848 for the first time today and has sent back a quick update with his first impressions of the bike. Check out the video below to hear what Michael has to say after coming back in from his first time out on the bike.

Video: 2007 Sports bike of the year

Michael Neeves heads to Jerez in Spain with the cream of this year's sports bikes, but which one is best? Check out the video below to see the Yamaha R1, Honda CBR600RR, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 1098 go head to head and find out which one came out on top.

Video: Track tuition from Jeremy McWilliams

Check out what happened when Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went to the Masterclass race school at Jerez and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. Read more about it in this week's MCN.

Touring cruiser test gallery: Triumph Rocket 3, Victory Kingpin Tour and Harley-Davidson's Road King

Touring cruiser test gallery: Triumph Rocket 3, Victory Kingpin Tour and Harley-Davidson's Road King

You can download motorcycle desktop pictures of some of the stunning images from the touring cruisers group test which appears in MCN, November 28, 2007. Whether your favourite motorcycle is the...

Video: MotoGP bikes tested

It isn't often you get the chance to ride a MotoGP bike, let alone five in a row back to back. So imagine how excited MCN roadtester Michael Neeves was when the call came in to ride all the top bikes - including Casey Stoner's championship winning Ducati. Check out the video below to see Michael ride Stoner's motorcycle, John Hopkins' Suzuki, Anthony West's Kawasaki and Nicky Hayden's Honda and...

Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

Check out these exclusive pictures of Suzuki's new Bandit Streetfighter, as tested for Motorcycle News. We bring you detailed pictures of some of the bikes best pictures. Including the Yoshimura Dual...

Video: We ride Casey Stoner's Ducati

MCN has ridden the bike that took Casey Stoner to the MotoGP world championship and we were there to catch it all on film. Check out the video below to see how roadtester Michael Neeves got on riding the championship wining motorcycle then check out the November 14 edition of MCN to read his full report on riding the incredible machine including a complete technical rundown of the Ducati GP7...

Video: Derbi Cross City 125 group test

When it comes to learner bikes there seems to be an unwritten rule about the kinds of machines you can have. It can be managable and novice-friendly (like the Yamaha YBR125); it can be snazzy and racy (like Aprilia's RS125); or it can be cheap. Unfortunately it can never be all three. With the new Derbi Cross City 125, maybe that has changed. The Spanish newcomer seems to be ideal. It's upright,...

Video: Laverda Formula with two-stroke Polaris engine

 What do you get when you cross a Laverda and a Polaris? This mad hand start two-stroke Laverda formula with a 130bhp Polaris snowmobile engine. Check out the video to see the bike in action and grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full road-test.

Video: Triumph takes on Harley with its Rocket III Touring

Triumph is hoping to take on Harley in its home ground with the new Rocket III Touring and you can see the bike in action here. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle at its launch then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full report.