2009

Video: Ducati 848 special first ride

This particular Ducati 848, built by Ducati UK is nothing short of spectacular. It's a rolling showcase for what you can do to your 848 if your pockets are deep enough. The difference between this 848 and a standard 848 is almost £12,000 worth of extra parts. The money goes towards lighter wheels, sterring damper, dry slipper clutch, titanium exhausts and much, much more. Ducati 848s for...

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...

Video: Top Cruisers test 2009

Video: Top Cruisers test 2009

MCN's favourite cruisers from 2009 include the Yamaha Vmax, Harley-Davidson Rocker C, Triumph Thunderbird and the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron. But which is best? To find out we took a road...

GTR1400 - Just get one, you'll see!

The GTR 1400 is and always will be a great bike. A mile munching speed mule. I've had mine nine days, me and the Mrs have been carried for 1,300 miles in comfort in that time. When we stop for a brew along the way to our far away destination we both remove our lids with a 'We've just had the best sex!' grin sprawlled all over our mush. We did'nt get that with our BMW 1150RT or our FZS 1000. It's...

Video: Yamaha V-Max 2-minute test

Video: Yamaha V-Max 2-minute test

The V-Max is what happens when you mix 1679cc and nearly 200 horsepower in a motorcycle that's one part cruiser, one part sportbike - and all parts thrilling. Watch the video for our 2-minute test.

First Ride! 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990R and 1090RR

First Ride! 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990R and 1090RR

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Italy and has just had his first ride on MV AgustaBrutale 990R and 1090RR. Here are his initial riding impressions: “The first thing I noticed is how much...

Video: £1500 adventure bike challenge - part 3

Video: £1500 adventure bike challenge - part 3

Three MCN staffers have bought and prepared three classic adventure bikes to find out if you can experience the thrills and spills of the great desert rally monster trailies on a budget. This...

Video: Ducati Monster 1100 changes colour in 3 minutes!

Video: Ducati Monster 1100 changes colour in 3 minutes!

Ducati now offer dozens of different colour panels for their ever-popular Monsters. The idea is you get bored of red (or whatever), buy a new set of panels, fit them in just 15 minutes and bingo –...

Video: £1500 adventure bike challenge - part 2

Video: £1500 adventure bike challenge - part 2

Three MCN staffers have bought and prepared three classic adventure bikes to find out if you can experience the thrills and spills of the great desert rally monster trailies on a budget. This is part...

Honda VFR1200 spied in finished form

Honda VFR1200 spied in finished form

Honda’s new VFR1200 V4 has been spied in completely finished form in the Alps – the first time the production specification, colours and looks of the bike have been seen in action. More info on the...

Boss Hoss LS3-425PK/460KG

We made an impression from the Boss Hoss LS3. 6.0 liter V8 aluminium Block with 425 Horsepower. Weight 460 kg. 0-100km/hour in 3 sec. 100-200km/hour in 3 sec.

Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 longterm report

Video: Suzuki GSX-R1000 longterm report

The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is just one of the bikes on the MCN 2009 longterm test fleet. MCN's WSB reporter Michael Guy has done over 5,000 miles on it so far. He's also had his friends on the TAS...

Video: KTM RC8R McWilliams replica

Video: KTM RC8R McWilliams replica

KTM have ‘extreme’ written through them like a stick of rock, and this bike is their wildest road bike yet. The £16,500 KTM 1190 RC8R Akrapovic/Jeremy McWilliams replica is – truly – just like a pukka...

MCN Paris-Dacre Rallye bikes could be yours

MCN Paris-Dacre Rallye bikes could be yours

The Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki DR800 and Yamaha Super Tenere featured in the MCN Paris-Dacre Rallye challenge are all up for sale.  Browse over 11,000 bikes for sale now Our road testers...

Video: Power test highlights

Video: Power test highlights

Take 979kg of plastics and alloys, 5223cc of capacity, 402.96bhp of power and 326.44ftlb of torque and you have three very serious motorcycles -  the Yamaha Vmax, Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle and...

Video: £1500 adventure bike challenge - part 1

Video: £1500 adventure bike challenge - part 1

In the latest MCN Challenge we're going to prove that you don't have to spend a fortune to get your hands on a great adventure bike. With a £1500 budget burning a hole in their pockets, MCN's road...

Blata Motard 125 first ride

Blata Motard 125 first ride

If you're 17 and looking for a first bike, it has to be cool. Big name suspension parts like Marzocchi USD forks and a Sachs shock would be good. So would radial brakes, tasty spoked...

Video: KTM off-road test

Video: KTM off-road test

Although it has no all-new models for 2010, KTM has listened to feedback from its riders and made some key changes to make their bikes even more user-friendly without compromising their race-winning...

Suzuki Hayabusa owners wanted

Suzuki Hayabusa owners wanted

MCN is looking for Hayabusa owners to tell us what’s great about your bike. If you want to help us, send an email to chris.newbigging@motorcyclenews.com with your name, daytime telephone number and...

MH Duna SM125 full review

MH Duna SM125 full review

The Moto Hispania Duna SM125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.         ...

Derbi DRD 125SM: road test coming soon

Derbi DRD 125SM: road test coming soon

As part of our commitment to testing all shapes and sizes of bikes for new riders, MCN has just taken delivery of a Derbi DRD 125SM. There will be a full video test of the supermoto-styled...

Video: Metisse McQueen Desert Racer ridden

Video: Metisse McQueen Desert Racer ridden

The new Metisse McQueen Desert Racer has to be the coolest off-roader ever created. A limited run of 300 will be made and MCN has taken one for a spin. Watch the video to see and hear the Metisse...

Video: In search of the Triumph Bonneville

Video: In search of the Triumph Bonneville

In the anniversary year of the legendary Triumph Bonneville, we take the new Bonneville SE on a trip to visit the people and places that maintain the name of a British icon.  Find a Triumph...

Roehr 1250 full review

Roehr 1250 full review

The Roehr 1250 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.          Read the MCN Roehr...

New Schnitzer BMW F800R and K1300R tested

New Schnitzer BMW F800R and K1300R tested

First ride of AC Schnitzer’s hotted-up F800R in next week’s MCN Handling dramatically improved Cost - £8000 (est) German tuning wizards AC Schnitzer has unleashed its full aftermarket tuning range on...

First ride on new Metisse McQueen Desert Racer

First ride on new Metisse McQueen Desert Racer

Road test in next week’s MCN  Genuine Triumph TR6 engine Off-road only £13,999 Metisse Motorcycles is producing a limited run of 300 replica Steve McQueen Desert Racers and MCN takes one for a...

2010 Honda CRF250 first ride!

2010 Honda CRF250 first ride!

First ever fuel-injected 250 MX-er ridden! Honda has scrapped its biggest-selling motocross bike of the past decade and replaced it with an all-new fuel-injected machine – and MCN has ridden it.

Moto Morini Scrambler full review

Moto Morini Scrambler full review

The Moto Morini Scrambler has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.        Read the MCN Moto...

Video: MCN rides the world's fastest Honda CBR600

Video: MCN rides the world's fastest Honda CBR600

In the hands of Eugene Laverty, the Parkalgar World Supersport Honda CBR600RR has won three races and beaten Ten Kate at their own game. Watch the video* to see MCN's Michael Guy take it around...

Video: Biking's biggest bargains group test

Video: Biking's biggest bargains group test

Buying a cheap new bike 10 years ago meant tolerating tat. Not any more. Watch the video to see MCN test the best value-for-money bikes out there - the Suzuki GSX650F, Honda CBF1000, Hyosung GT650 and...

Triumph Bonneville owners needed for MCN road test

Triumph Bonneville owners needed for MCN road test

Do you own a vintage Triumph Bonneville? If so MCN needs your help with a road test celebrating 50 years of the famous Brit classic. Find a Triumph Bonneville for sale You'll need to be able to...

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 4 - late 2000

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 4 - late 2000

This week Kawasaki is celebrating 25 years of the Ninja series – one of the most famous model lines in the motorcycle world. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 MCN has...

Video: Piaggio Vespa LX50 review

Video: Piaggio Vespa LX50 review

It may not be fast, but the Piaggio Vespa LX50 is very stylish, lots of fun and very practical. Watch the video to see the Vespa in action and hear about some of the features that make it the perfect...

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 3 - The late 90s/Early 2000.

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 3 - The late 90s/Early 2000.

This week Kawasaki is celebrating 25 years of the Ninja series – one of the most famous model lines in the motorcycle world. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 MCN has...

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 2 - early 90s

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 2 - early 90s

This week Kawasaki is celebrating 25 years of the Ninja series – one of the most famous model lines in the motorcycle world. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 MCN has...

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 1- the 80s

Kawasaki Ninja buying guide: Part 1- the 80s

This week Kawasaki is celebrating 25 years of the Ninja series – one of the most famous model lines in the motorcycle world. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 MCN has...