February

Video: BMW F650GS first ride

Despite the 650 name, the BMW F650GS actually has a 798cc twin cylinder motor derived from the F800GS and has just been laiunched alongside its bigger sibling. MCN Road Test Editor Phil West travelled to South Africa to see if the motorcycle could better the 'Funduro' tag associated with its predecessor. Click here to watch the first ride of the new F800GS

MCN Daily 26/02/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 51 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we have the world's first ride of the new Suzuki GSX-R600, Princes William and Harry get told not to ride to Africa and Casey Stoner says give Marco Melandri some more time.  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...

World first Suzuki GSX-R600 test: "The engine is lovely"

World first Suzuki GSX-R600 test: "The engine is lovely"

MCN Road Tester Adam Child has just had his first ride about Suzuki’s new GSX-R600 at Misano, Italy in very British-style mist and damp. He’s managing to tip toe around the circuit and his first...

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 First Ride!

2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 First Ride!

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is at Misano in Italy waiting to ride the all-new 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600. The bike’s ready, Chad’s ready, now all he’s waiting for is the freezing fog to clear! The key...

KTM RC8 track verdict: "It will be the bike to beat"

KTM RC8 track verdict: "It will be the bike to beat"

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just sampled the awesome new KTM RC8 on track at Ascari in Spain. This is what he says… Vide: KTM launch the RC8 superbike KTM RC8 test first...

Video: First impressions and action from the KTM RC-8 launch

Video: First impressions and action from the KTM RC-8 launch

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at Ascari in Spain where he has just had his first go aboard KTM's stunning, all-new RC8. Check out the video below to see Trev's first impressions of the...

MCN Daily 25/02//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 50 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we have the world's first ride of the new KTM RC8, Troy Bayliss leads the World Superbike Championship after the first weekend and MCN gives James Toseland a good send off  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...

World first test: KTM RC8 lives up to the hype

World first test: KTM RC8 lives up to the hype

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at Ascari in Spain where he has just had his first go aboard one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of the year – KTM’s stunning, all-new RC8. This is what he...

KTM RC8 World first test: first thoughts - it's a sure success

KTM RC8 World first test: first thoughts - it's a sure success

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in Spain testing KTM’s first superbike the RC8. This is an exciting new era for the Austrian manufacturer with its race-style dash and multi-function...

KTM RC8 test: First sighting

KTM RC8 test: First sighting

MCN Chief road tester Trevor Franklin has just arrived in Ronda, Spain for the first ride of the long-awaited KTM RC8 sports bike. Checking in to the hotel Trev spotted the bike on display in the...

MCN Daily 21/02//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 48 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that road pricing trials have been delayed, we test the new BMW F650GS and its a good day for the Brits in World Supersport  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 what you think of the new show.

Husqvarna 2008 supermoto model launch

Husqvarna 2008 supermoto model launch

Michael Neeves, Senior Road Tester, is out in Spain testing the 2008 Husqvarna Supermoto range at a cart track in Benidorm and here’s his first impressions. “The big news is their new SM510R which is...

Do you own a Victory Vision?

Do you own a Victory Vision?

MCN is putting together a test of large capacity, super-comfy touring motorcycles, such as the BMW K1200LT, Honda Goldwing, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and a Victory Vision. If you happen to live in...

First ride: BMW F650GS takes to the road

First ride: BMW F650GS takes to the road

BMW has launched it’s new F650GS in South Africa and MCN Road test editor Phil West has just ridden it. Don’t be fooled by the name the motorcycle is actually based very much on the F800GS...

MCN Daily 20/02//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 47 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we have an exclusive first ride of the new BMW F800GS, Uk representatives recommend non-slip manhole covers and did Valentino Rossi make the right decision switching to Bridgestone tyres  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 what you think...

First ride: BMW F800GS on and off-road

First ride: BMW F800GS on and off-road

MCN road test editor Phil West is out in South Africa to ride the new BMW F800GS on the roads around Durban in South Africa. He has just ridden the bike for the first time and phoned in to...

Video: Aprilia Mana vs. Suzuki SV650, Honda Silver Wing and Piaggio MP3

Aprilias's 850cc V-twin Mana is the world's first fully automatic motorcycle but does it live up to Aprilia's claim of it being every motorcycle you'll ever need, rolled neatly into one package? Watch the video below to see as we pitch it against the best-selling-middleweight of last year the Suzuki SV650 Sport, a conventional two wheel scooter in the Honda Silver Wing...

Picture special: Confederate F131 Hellcat Combat roams London

Picture special: Confederate F131 Hellcat Combat roams London

This week MCN's Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has been riding the £50,000 Confederate F131 Hellcat Combat, which is now available in the UK as an official import. The Confederate F131 Hellcat...

Video: KTM Duke 690, 690 Enduro and 690 Supermoto in action

MCN Roadtester Adam Child was in Spain last week for the launch of the new range of bikes from KTM powered by the LC4 690cc engine and you can see the video action here. Check out the video below to see the KTM Duke 690, 690 Enduro and 690 Supermoto in action.

MCN Daily 08/02//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 39 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that motorcycle casualties have risen in the past year, we report back from the world launch of the Triumph Speed Triple and Chaz Davies continues to impress  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...

First impressions from the Triumph Speed Triple launch

First impressions from the Triumph Speed Triple launch

Triumph’s class-leading Speed Triple has received a subtle but significant makeover. Here’s what Roland Brown thinks of the result from the world launch in the Canary Islands. “The old phrase ‘if it...

MCN Daily 07/02//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 38 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that a survey claiming 38% of all motorcycles are untaxed may be flawed, we test four new 2008 1000cc bikes and Jorge Lorenzo beats his Yamaha team-mate to top the time sheets on the final day in Sepang  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in...

Video: 2008 1000cc superbike track and road test

Video: 2008 1000cc superbike track and road test

We've had all the top 2008 1000cc sports motorcycles out on track and on the road to bring you this years superbike test. We've put together a selection of videos below detailing how...

KTM 690 Supermoto and 690 Duke get the MCN treatment

KTM 690 Supermoto and 690 Duke get the MCN treatment

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is out in Spain riding KTM’s all-new three-bike 690cc LC4 range. There’s the new 690 Enduro, 690 SMC Supermoto and 690 Duke. Here’s his impressions and latest pictures after...

First impressions: KTM 690 Enduro

First impressions: KTM 690 Enduro

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is currently riding KTM’s brand new 690cc LC4 range out in Almeria, Spain, these are his first impressions. “The first bike of the new family is the 690 Enduro and although...

Video: Onboard with the 1000cc group test

Here’s a little taster of our forthcoming 1000cc group test. First MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves pushes the GSXR1000 and Honda Fireblade to the limit around Almeria. Then watch the ZX10 flat out as MCN road tester Adam Child, rides back in the UK, check out how twitchy the bars are on our test track.   To see the full 1000cc group test featuring these bikes grab a copy of...