2009

Video: 2010 BMW S1000RR review - "From now on the world is a different place"

Video: 2010 BMW S1000RR review - "From now on the world is a different place"

Watch the video below for the MCN world first ride report on the 193bhp BMW S1000RR.  Win a BMW S1000RR! Read all the latest news on the S1000RR According to MCN chief road tester Trevor...

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 first ride: “It’s more fun than ever”

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 first ride: “It’s more fun than ever”

The revamped Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is a blast, according to MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child who is currently testing the bike in Sardinia. Ducati Hypermotards for sale Chad said: “There’s...

BMW S1000RR real first test ride.

BMW S1000RR real first test ride.

I was on a track day at Phillip Island on the 22nd of October when the BMW marketing manager was test riding the new 1000RR. I managed to get a photo on it and even got to start the engine and move it...

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride: “Japan’s best super-naked”

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride: “Japan’s best super-naked”

Michael Neeves has just finished riding the all-new Kawasaki Z1000 that hopes to better the Triumph Speed Triple, KTM Super Duke and Ducati Streetfighter. He sent back this report: “On paper the new...

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride update: “An incredible track tool”

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride update: “An incredible track tool”

MCN Chief Road tester Trevor Franklin is currently testing the all-new BMW S1000RR superbike in Portimao, Portugal. This is his latest feedback: “For the final session of the day the bike was put into...

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride: "It's very, very quick"

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride: "It's very, very quick"

BMW’s eagerly-awaited new S1000RR superbike is currently being put through its paces at Portimao in Portugal by MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin.  Win a BMW S1000RR! First ride: Troy...

BMW S1000RR first ride impressions

BMW S1000RR first ride impressions

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the Portimao circuit in Portugal for the track launch of the new BMW S1000RR. Win a BMW S1000RR! First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR He has just phoned...

BMW S1000RR first ride countdown

BMW S1000RR first ride countdown

The long awaited BMW S1000RR makes its debut to the world's press at Portimao circuit in Portugal today. Win a BMW S1000RR! According to BMW the S1000RR makes 193bhp and features four-stage...

First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR

First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR

With MCN due to test the long-awaited BMW S1000RR superbike next week, Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin got a rare ride aboard Troy Corser’s full-race WSB version to get an idea of how the road bike...

Video: Moto Guzzi MGS-01

Video: Moto Guzzi MGS-01

While on a track day at Almeria, MCN's Michael Neeves spotted this beautiful Moto Guzzi MGS-01. Our video tests normally focus on brand new models, but in this case we had to make an...

Video: Ducati Desmosedici vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Video: Ducati Desmosedici vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Which is fastest - the Ducati Desmosedici RR or the Ferrari 430 Scuderia? Car fans will argue a supercar can out-brake and out-corner a bike, but we'll point out that a bike's...

Video: Onboard Padgetts Superstock Fireblade

Video: Onboard Padgetts Superstock Fireblade

There are no new 1000cc Japanese sports bikes due next year, so to improve our 2009 machines we decided to learn from one of the best bikes in the British Superstock Championship. The Padgetts Honda...

Video teaser: Ducati Desmo vs. Ferrari 430

Video teaser: Ducati Desmo vs. Ferrari 430

Car v bike: which is fastest? It’s the age-old debate, argued in pubs, on internet forums, among friends, in magazines and on TV. To prove two wheels are better than four forever, we’re...

Video: BMW K1300R longterm report

Video: BMW K1300R longterm report

MCN's Andy Downes has had the BMW K1300R on longterm test for most of 2009, but last week he reluctantly had to hand the keys back to BMW. Watch the video for his longterm report on life with the...

Video: New MV Brutale first ride

Video: New MV Brutale first ride

MV's new range-topping Brutale 1098RR might not look very different to the old one, but believe us when we say it's a revelation. Watch the video for the first ride from the world launch in Misano,...

KTM Duke R first ride

KTM Duke R first ride

KTM’s model line-up for 2010 will include this revised 690 Duke R which features a 7bhp power increase along with more midrange torque.  Find a KTM 690 Duke for sale This new machine’s...

Boss Hoss ZZ4 Injection

Boss Hoss ZZ4 Injection video review.

Video: Ducati Streetfighter longtermer report - part 2

Video: Ducati Streetfighter longtermer report - part 2

MCN road tester Michael Neeves has the Ducati Streetfighter on longterm test for 2009. So far he's covered over 6,700 miles on it including big-mile trips to Ireland and Ibiza. Watch the...

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

The new Kawasaki GTR1400 boasts traction control, linked brakes and improved comfort. According to our road tester Adam Child, it has "the best traction control system on a road bike yet." Watch the...

Aprilia RSV4-R first ride!

Aprilia RSV4-R first ride!

The Aprilia RSV4-R costs £12,449 and is available in dealers now. The compact V4 engine is exactly the same as the Factory’s, it’s only the chassis components which have been altered, with Ohlins...

VFR1200F first ride blog: A perfect end

VFR1200F first ride blog: A perfect end

MCN's Andy Downes has been testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy has ridden the new V4 and is now getting ready to head home.   VFR1200F first ride blog: First impressions...

Video: Honda VFR1200F first ride teaser

Video: Honda VFR1200F first ride teaser

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan and he's had his first taste of riding the new 170bhp super tourer. Watch the video to hear the bike running. More info on the Honda...

VFR1200F first ride blog: Dual Clutch Transmission review

VFR1200F first ride blog: Dual Clutch Transmission review

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy is at Sugo race track right now, and has just been out riding on a VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Transmission for the first...

VFR1200F first ride blog: Live from Sugo

VFR1200F first ride blog: Live from Sugo

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy is at Sugo race track right now, and has just sat on the VFR1200F for the first time. More info on the Honda VFR1200 The lucky...

VFR1200F first ride blog: The night before the first test of the VFR1200F

VFR1200F first ride blog: The night before the first test of the VFR1200F

MCN's Andy Downes will be testing the new VFR1200F in Japan later this week. He will be posting regular updates of his experiences. More info on the Honda VFR1200 'I've just finished a 17 hour day at...

Video: Budget v-twin group test

Video: Budget v-twin group test

Just £2500 will snare you some of the best twins from the late 90s. Owning a big v-twin superbike has never been so affordable - MCN put three bargain options to the test... Find a v-twin superbike...

VFR1200F first ride blog: The Toyko Motor Show

VFR1200F first ride blog: The Toyko Motor Show

MCN's Andy Downes will be testing the new VFR1200F in Japan later this week. He will be posting regular updates of his experiences. More info on the Honda VFR1200 I've just spoken with Hasegawa...

VFR1200F first ride blog: in Japan, the day before the Toyko Motor Show

VFR1200F first ride blog: in Japan, the day before the Toyko Motor Show

MCN's Andy Downes will be testing the new VFR1200F in Japan later this week. He will be posting regular updates of his experiences. 'Tomorrow is the 41st Toyko Motor Show where we will get to see...

Buell: Top 5 technical innovations

Buell: Top 5 technical innovations

In a shocking move prompted by further disastrous financial results, Harley-Davidson has killed off its Buell marque (more details here). Find a Buell for sale Read Buell bike reviews Buell bikes...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard 796 first ride

Video: Ducati Hypermotard 796 first ride

Ducati's new Hypermotard 796 isn't just a mid-range version of the firm's Hypermotard 1100, it's a great bike in it's own right. Watch the video for MCN's first ride report from the launch in...

Canadian grabs first quick spin on Honda VFR1200F

Canadian grabs first quick spin on Honda VFR1200F

Canadian Motorcycle Guide grabbed a first 20-minute quick spin for pictures on the new Honda VFR1200F at the weekend. More info on the Honda VFR1200 MCN is riding the new bike in an exclusive...

First ride: British-built Metisse prototype

First ride: British-built Metisse prototype

This 997cc Metisse parallel twin could eclipse Norton's long-awaited production plans with the first machines set to hit the road within 18 months. The British company, based near Oxford, has already...

First ride: Tony Cairoli's MX1-winning Yamaha YZ450F

First ride: Tony Cairoli's MX1-winning Yamaha YZ450F

What does it take to come out on top in world motocross these days? MCN sampled Tony Cairoli’s MX1-winning Yamaha YZ450F to find out. This isn’t just any Yamaha YZ450F motocrosser, it’s the Red Bull...

New MV Agusta Brutale reviews now up!

New MV Agusta Brutale reviews now up!

Both the MV Agusta Brutale 990R and 1090RR have been ridden and rated by MCN - you can now read the full web reviews in the bike reviews...

Yamaha R6 owners needed

Yamaha R6 owners needed

MCN would like Yamaha R6 owners to join us for a celebration of '10 years of the R6' at Bruntingthorpe on Wednesday 21st October.   We're after owners of R6s in standard condition, or as close to...

New Ducati Hypermotard 796 first ride!

New Ducati Hypermotard 796 first ride!

The new Ducati Hypermotard 796 is a smaller version of the Hypermotard 1100, with an all-new engine and a lighter, lower chassis aimed at new riders. Watch the Hypermotard 796 video test Michael...