2007

Video: Aprilia Shiver 750 first ride

Video: Aprilia Shiver 750 first ride

MCN got an invite to test one of only Two of the new Aprilia Shiver 750s in existence so, of course, we videoed the whole thing. Watch the clip below to see Michael Neeves' opinion of the bike and...

Masterbike Video: Day two at the supertest

Masterbike Video: Day two at the supertest

Once again MCN has been asked to help find the fastest sports bike on track at the exclusive Masterbike test in Spain and day two sees lots of posing for cameras. The test is held every year and sees...

Masterbike video: Introducing the world's biggest bike test

Masterbike video: Introducing the world's biggest bike test

Once again MCN has been asked to help find the fastest sports bike on track at the exclusive Masterbike test in Spain. The test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around...

Aprilia V-Twin Shiver first impression

Aprilia V-Twin Shiver first impression

We’re at a top secret test track in Italy riding a pre-production version of Aprilia’s new 750cc V-Twin Shiver. It’s due to go on sale in June and should cost less than £6,000, which means if you are...

Video: Hornet, Z750 and FZ6 group test

Video: Hornet, Z750 and FZ6 group test

There's a whole new bunch of middle-weight naked bikes for 2007 so we took them all out on the road together to see which is best. Check out the video below for the first comparison test of the...

Video: Bimota Tesi 3D in the factory

Video: Bimota Tesi 3D in the factory

IN a recent visit to the Bimota factory we managed to get an excluasinve ride on the development version of the New Tesi 3D and sneak a peak inside their workshop. Check out the video to see the...

Video: 2007 Super-Nakeds group test

Video: 2007 Super-Nakeds group test

With such a huge range of big naked bikes on offer this year, we got them all together to find out which one comes out on top. We tested 11 bikes in total, from the Triumph Speed Triple to the Bimota...

Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride

MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin got to ride Kawasaki's new Z750 at it's launch in Spain, and we've got the video. Check out the clip on the right to see the bike in action on some great looking...

Video: MCN's R1 v GT3 at the Ring

Video: MCN's R1 v GT3 at the Ring

Not content with racing his long-term-test Yamaha R1, MCN road-tester Michael Neeves took it to the Nurburgring over the Easter weekend. Watch the video as Michael's brother Ben follows him in a...

Video: MV Agusta F4 312 first ride

Video: MV Agusta F4 312 first ride

MCN's Michael Neeves traveled to Monza last week to test the all new MV Agusta F4 312. The bike replaces the F4 1000 and boasts an extra 9bhp which can take it to a top speed fo 312kph - hence the...

Video: MCN's R1 goes racing

Video: MCN's R1 goes racing

Michael Neeves' Yamaha R1 long termer; Brands Hatch March 10/11 – round one of the MRO Powerbike championship. It’s my first ever race on the R1, and it’s still essentially a road bike with a...

Bandit 650 launch

Bandit 650 launch

Suzuki’s new Bandit 650 looks remarkably like the model it replaces, but it’s reworked from the ground up. There’s a new chassis, swingarm, suspension and engine. This latest motor is now...

MV F4 312R first ride

MV F4 312R first ride

Just finished riding the new MV Agusta F4 312R at Monza and it is properly, mentally fast. The 312 part of the name signifies that it will do 312 kph, about 192 mph and although we couldn’t get...

Moto Guzzi Bellagio first ride

Moto Guzzi Bellagio first ride

Having just ridden Moto Guzzi’s new Bellagio, in the Italian Lakes, we can report that there’s now a new, credible rival to Harley’s 1200 Sportster. We rode the 940cc v twin roadster/cruiser in the...

Fuertenduro experience

While holidaying in Fuerteventura I came across Fuertenduro. This is an off-road school run by an Italian, exprofessional enduro rider called Fabrizio. He caters for all levels from novice to pro. Taking a day off from the beach and the family, I was riding over rocks, sand dunes and twisty mountain roads. I had my most exhilarating day on a bike for a long time. Fabrizio is a top man and...

Video: KTM 690SM Launch

Video: KTM 690SM Launch

MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child spent a few days in Spain at the launch of the totally-new KTM 690SM. The Austrian firm are known for their supermoto building ability, so check out the video for...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000 launch test

Last week saw the launch of the new Kawasaki Z1000 and MCN's Trevor Franklin was there to get the first ride on the new machine. Check out the video on the right for all the action and read Trev's full report in the March 14 edition of MCN.

Video: Aprilia RSVR550 out on track

Video: Aprilia RSVR550 out on track

Cross an Aprilia RS250 with n SXV550 and what do you get? The spiritual successor to the Yamaha TZR250, Suzuki RGV250 and Kawasaki KR-1S. MCN road tester Michael Neeves took out the new RSVR550 from...

2007 KTM 990 SuperDuke launch

2007 KTM 990 SuperDuke launch

At first it looks almost identical to the old model but KTM have made a few subtle changes for 2007 in response to customer feedback. The tank size has increased by 3.5 litres, the front brake...

Video: KTM SuperDuke Battle

Video: KTM SuperDuke Battle

Welcome to the KTM 990 Super Duke Battle: cheap racing at BSB meetings, fun orange bikes and TV coverage. What are you waiting for? Buoyed by the success of the KTM660 Cup last year, series organisers...

Video: Bandit 1250 v CBF1000

Video: Bandit 1250 v CBF1000

Suzuki’s legendary Bandit has received a major makeover for 2007, after our first ride it seems impressive. But how does it compare to Honda’s already successful and award-winning CBF1000? In 2006...

First ride of the 2007 Z1000

First ride of the 2007 Z1000

Kawasaki has just launched it’s new Z1000 to the world’s press in sunny, but windy Fuerteventura. MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin was one of the first people in the world to ride it this...

Video: Shakedown test for MCN's R1

You’ve got to feel sorry for my new R1 long termer. It’s an ex-Yamaha press bike and has already done 1600-miles of hard miles on the track, road and on one wheel. I’m going to be racing the R1 in MRO Powerbike this year as well as using it on the road. My first ever ride on it is at an ACU test day at Lydden just one week before my first race. Here’s how I got on…

Keeping it real - ish

Keeping it real - ish

I’ve been in therapy. Spent a couple of days last week ripping bits off my ’91 Harley Sportster. Evenings had my head stuck inside the fabulous W&W Cycles catalogue compiling a wish list of bits.

Video: GSX-R1000 launch

Video: GSX-R1000 launch

Take a look at the video below where you can see Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves at the launch of the K7 GSXR1000 at Phillip Island in Australia.   Neeves also catches up with GP legend...

Video: Benelli Due 756

Video: Benelli Due 756

With millions of pounds of Chinese investment the Italian manufacturer Benelli is back on the world stage. MCN was invited to the factory in Pesaro to see the new Due 756, first revealed at the...

Video: Bandit 1250 test

Watch MCN Chief Tester Trevor Franklin give his verdict on the new Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit, in our exclusive video, below. The bike is a replacement for the veteran 1200cc Bandit, phased out due to emissions laws. Power now comes from an all-new 1255cc water-cooled motor. You can find out more details, and read the full test, in MCN, February 7, 2007.

Video: R1 versus the rest

Yamaha has won every class of GP racing but, surprisingly, never a World Superbike championship. This is, presumably, a nagging pain in the arse of its racing division. But how to sort it? Answer: a new, all-singing and all-dancing R1. In making a serious WSB challenger, Yamaha hopes it has made a litre-class road bike like no other; a 1000cc Yamaha to rave about and remember like its 2006...