2009

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

Michael Neeves says the new 1000cc R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin. Neevesy tested the all-new 2009 Yamaha...

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 first impressions

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 first impressions

MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves is at Eastern Creek, Australia testing the latest incarnation of the Yamaha R1. Here's his trackside first impressions on the new flagship supersports...

First ride: 2009 Yamaha R1

First ride: 2009 Yamaha R1

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is at Eastern Creek in Sydney to ride the much anticipated Rossi-inspired 2009 Yamaha R1. Here are his first impressions, check out MCN on Wednesday for a full...

2009 BMW K1300GT first ride report

2009 BMW K1300GT first ride report

MCN’s Andy Downes is on  the BMW K1300 series launch in Spain with three new bikes being ridden for the first time - the K1300 R naked bike, the faired S and the touring GT model. Andy has...

2009 BMW K1300R on test!

2009 BMW K1300R on test!

MCN’s Andy Downes is on the new BMW K1300 launch in Spain with three new bikes being ridden for the first time - the K1300 R naked bike, the faired S and the touring GT model and has now just stepped...

Video: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n vs. Suzuki SV650 vs. Ducati Monster 696

Video: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n vs. Suzuki SV650 vs. Ducati Monster 696

The previous Kawasaki ER-6n was a great bike and didn't need much improving, but Kawasaki has made a few tweaks. The new revised version tested here has slightly changed fuelling, a revised chassis...

Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

MCN will be testing the new 'growler' Yamaha R1 next week so we've trawled through the archives to find some of the best road test with previous model Yamaha R1s. The new Yamaha R1 will be the most...

Launch report: 2009 KTM 990 Adventure R

Launch report: 2009 KTM 990 Adventure R

MCN has just ridden the new for 2009 KTM 990 Adventure R for the first time on a 250km on/off road trek in Sardinia. The new motorcycle takes over from the 990 Adventure S as the top-of-the-range...

Video: Padgetts HRC race bike

Video: Padgetts HRC race bike

Senior road tester Adam Child test rode the latest HRC bikes from Padgett's Motorcycles at a cold and wintery Cadwell Park. Padgett's are now offering HRC brand new track ready bike for novice track...

Video: Ducati Monster 1100S

Video: Ducati Monster 1100S

MCN road tester Trevor Franklin already tested the new Ducati Monster 1100 at the launch, but how does the 1100cc V-twin powered naked fair on bumpy British roads? Trev has tested the 1100S version on...

Honda CB1000R is a dream

Honda CB1000R is a dream

I bought the new Honda CB1000R last month after riding sports bikes for the last 26 years and it is truly impressive on the road - especially on busy roads. It handles like a 400, but when you turn...