2007

Video: Honda VFR1200 DCT review

Video: Honda VFR1200 DCT review

Our first full road test of Honda's new DCT-equipped VFR1200F proves - for the second time in 2010 - that motorcycling is entering a all-new, high-tech era.

Video: Harley's cool new convertable seat

The new Harley Rocker was launched in New York last week and as well as being a pretty cool bike, it has got an aamzing pillion seat contraption that allows the seat to be folded away. Check out the video below to see just how easy the conversion is.  

MCN's Brno run finally arrives

MCN's Brno run finally arrives

MCN Features Editor Andy Downes has finally arrived at Brno, just in time to catch the practice for Sunday's race. "We finally arrived in Brno after 1100 miles with conditions varying from 41...

MCN tests the 2008 Harley-Davidson Rocker, Rocker Custom, Nightster, CVO and Fat Bob

MCN tests the 2008 Harley-Davidson Rocker, Rocker Custom, Nightster, CVO and Fat Bob

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently in New York testing the brand new 2008 Harley-Davidson range, which includes the new Rocker, Rocker Custom, Fat Bob, Nightster and CVO machines,...

Video: Do Chinese bikes come up to scratch?

Video: Do Chinese bikes come up to scratch?

 

Video: Three diferent bikes, same Ducati engine

Video: Three diferent bikes, same Ducati engine

These three bikes may be very different on the outside but they all share the same air-cooled Ducati 1100 v-twin engine. But which works best with the versatile motor? Check out the video below to...

Video: Carmichael stunts on the Triumph Street Triple

Video: Carmichael stunts on the Triumph Street Triple

Stunt god Kevin Carmichael jumped on a Triumph Street Triple at its European launch to show us exactly what the new bike can do. Check out the video below to see the bike in action as Carmichael hurls...

Naked ambition

The big questions: Is the new Triumph Street Triple better than the Speed Triple? Is the new Buell better than the Speed Triple? Is there a new Buell naked coming? Come on, don't be shy with your views...

Kawasaki’s GTR1400 First Crash Caught On Film

Kawasaki’s GTR1400 First Crash Caught On Film

Here's the first crash on the all-new Kawasaki GTR1400 – courtesy of some French mates of ours at top motorcycle magazine Moto Journal. The testers were at the launch of the bike last week, then set...

Road test report on the new Triumph Street Triple

Road test report on the new Triumph Street Triple

Roland Brown has just ridden the new Triumph Street Triple in Italy, this is what he has to say: Triumph reckons the new Street Triple is an entry level model. If that’s the case, then it could...

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

We've just ridden Kawasaki's new GTR1400 at its cross Europe launch and you can see our first impression in the video below. Check out the video player at the bottom of the page to see MCN Road tester...

How does it feel to race at the British GP?

How does it feel to race at the British GP?

To be honest, it was one of the easiest and quickest decisions I’d ever had to make – when the call came that offered me a ride at the British GP in the KTM support race there was only one possible...

Video: Yamaha's R1 is for road and racing

Video: Yamaha's R1 is for road and racing

MCN Road tester Michael Neeves is running a Yamaha R1 as his long term test bike and not only has he done over 4000 miles on the road this year he also uses it for racing. Check out the video below to...

Testing the new Kawasaki GTR1400: first impressions

Testing the new Kawasaki GTR1400: first impressions

Adam Child is today riding the brand new Kawasaki GTR1400 in Germany and France, here’s what he’s discovered so far: “Kawasaki are billing its new GTR1400 as a grand tourer, but it was also keen to...

Video: Ducati 916 v Kawasaki ZXR750 - Iconic bikes at bargain prices

Video: Ducati 916 v Kawasaki ZXR750 - Iconic bikes at bargain prices

Carl Fogarty's Ducati 916 and Scott Russell's Kawasaki ZXR750R are the stuff of legend - and both can now be had for bargain money, but does the reality match the dream? Check out the video below to...

Video: BBC's Steve Parrish rides the Kawasaki MotoGP bike

Video: BBC's Steve Parrish rides the Kawasaki MotoGP bike

BBC Sport's Steve Parrish got to find out what makes Kawasaki's ZX-RR MotoGP bike so competetive when he rode it round Donington Park before the MotoGP race. Check out the video below to see Steve in...

Carl Fogarty and Scott Russell speak about their 1994 race bikes at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Carl Fogarty and Scott Russell speak about their 1994 race bikes at Goodwood Festival of Speed

In this week’s MCN (Wednesday, June 27, 2007)our road testers ride a pair of stunning retro WSB homologation motorcycles – the 916SPS and ZXR750R from 1994. The bikes are the road going versions of...

Video: Which commutes better - car or motorcycle?

Video: Which commutes better - car or motorcycle?

There's a lot to weigh up when choosing how to tackle a big commute, like what's really better, a motorcycle or a car? Take the car and you don't have to worry about your rain, helmet hair or...

Video: Randy Mamola talks Supersport at Masterbike

Video: Randy Mamola talks Supersport at Masterbike

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves talks to racing legend Randy Mamola at Masterbike. Check out the video below to see what Randy Mamola thought of the new Supersport motorcycles at the Jerez...

Video: Can the new XJR1300 stand up to its rivals?

Has Yamaha's re-worked XJR1300 now got enough to see off Honda's heavy metal CB1300 and Suzuki's outgoing but monstrous GSX1400? Watch the video below to find out the verdict and hear the fantastic exhaust note from this big beasts. Check out the full road test in the June 13 edition of MCN.  

Video: The making of the Rocket III

Video: The making of the Rocket III

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a motorcycle factory and how they bring such wonderful machines to life? Well Triumph has opened its doors to let the world see what goes...

Hypermotard

Hypermotard

Saw a Hypermotard today refuelling at Lymm. It was the test bike and looks the Dogs. The guy from the local Ducati Dealership said it handled fantastically well. This one was the more expensive R...

Video: Hypermotard in action on UK roads

Video: Hypermotard in action on UK roads

We've had the Ducati Hypermotard out on UK roads for the first time this week and you can see the video of the bike in action. Check out the video below then see how the bike holds up against the KTM...

Video: RC30, RC45 and OW01 over The Mountain

Video: RC30, RC45 and OW01 over The Mountain

To celebrate 100 years of the TT we got hold of three iconic bikes from TT history, the RC30, RC45 and OW01, and took them for a blast round the Island. Check out the video below to see...

Video: Victory Hammer's massive rear end

Video: Victory Hammer's massive rear end

There's big and then there's the 1634cc 250-section tyred Victory Hammer S. Check out the video below to see Phil West put the massive cruiser through it's paces and get the May 23 edition of MCN to...

Video: Mental 370bhp ZZ-R1400 turbo

Video: Mental 370bhp ZZ-R1400 turbo

For most people the massive power produced by the Kawasaki ZZ-R1400 is plenty, but not for tuning firm Big CC racing, that's why they produced this 370bhp turbo version. Check out the video...

Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

MCN man Tom Rayner has spent the weekend blasting round the lakes of Austria on the new three-wheeled Can Am Spyder. Read on for his first impressions of the trike and check out the...

Video: Is the Tesi 3D as good as it looks?

Video: Is the Tesi 3D as good as it looks?

MCN road tester Michael Neeves flew to Italy to test the brand new Bimota Tesi 3D and see if the bike's newly improved hub-centre steering system is as impressive as its looks. Check out the bike in...

Masterbike Video: The finale

Masterbike Video: The finale

The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez circuit by some of the worlds top test riders to find out which is the ultimate track machine. MCN man...

Video: Vectrix electric scooter is actually good

Video: Vectrix electric scooter is actually good

Last week saw the UK launch of the new Vectrix Maxiscooter, an all electric commuter scoot with performance on a par with petrol bikes. Check out the video below to see the bike explained and get our...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard first ride

MCN's Michael Neeves flew out to the world launch of the Ducati Hypermotard last weekend and you can watch his first test of the bike below. Watch out for some amazing riding from Ruben Xaus at the end of the video.  Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV

Off-road with a V Strom

Off-road with a V Strom

Hi Guys,   Great mag and, since having moved from England to SA a year ago, love having MCN Online to keep track of European trends and bike news.   I've just read your article on the new...

Mad MZ supermoto special

Mad MZ supermoto special

This MZ supermoto was conceived as something less mental than a sports bike. We're not entirely sure the it's worked because the Slipstream Tuning Black Panther is one mad bike. Check out the picture...

Masterbike Video: Day 4 - Italian superbikes

Masterbike Video: Day 4 - Italian superbikes

Day four of the massive Masterbike test in Jerez sees the guys take to the track on Italian superbikes. The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez...

Masterbike Video: Day 3 - Japanese superbikes

Day three of the Masterbike supertest sees the riders out on the big four Japanese superbikes. The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez circuit by some of the worlds top test riders to find out which is the ultimate track machine. MCN man Michael Neeves is sending back a daily video blog to so you can see what goes on behind the scenes at...

Video: Derbi Mulhacen v BMW X-Country

Video: Derbi Mulhacen v BMW X-Country

BMW's newly launched X-Country sits in the middle of the new G650 range and is the bike BMW think will sell the best in the UK so we took it out for a spin against it's closest rivals. The test...