2010

Top 5 most reliable sportsbikes

Top 5 most reliable sportsbikes

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Enfield Fury first ride - 'More like slightly miffed…'

Enfield Fury first ride - 'More like slightly miffed…'

It might look slightly odd, wrapping a worthy old Royal Enfield in US flat-track clothing, but there’s genuine history here. But whether the new Fury credibly delivers that character and history is a...

Video: Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride - 'It’s fantastic'

Video: Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride - 'It’s fantastic'

Just pushing it out from the garage and into the pit lane tells you all you need to know about Suzuki’s new £8904 2011 GSX-R600. It’s very light. As well it should be, Suzuki has put their supersport...

Top 5 reliable middleweights

Top 5 reliable middleweights

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Video: KTM 990 Adventure goes off-road!

Video: KTM 990 Adventure goes off-road!

Our KTM 990 Adventure longterm test bike is billed as one of the best all round bikes available and over the last eight months I’ve been bar to bar with despatch riders in London, scratched...

MCN's top videos of 2010

MCN's top videos of 2010

Over the course of 2010 we've had some cracking videos here on MCN, covering the biggest new bike launches, best group tests and top features. On the MCN youtube channel our 924 (and...

Top 5 middleweight retro bikes

Top 5 middleweight retro bikes

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Video: Triumph Speed Triple 1050 - 2011 vs 2010

Video: Triumph Speed Triple 1050 - 2011 vs 2010

The 2010 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 wasn't broke - but they fixed it anyway. It was already the class-leading supernaked, but for 2011 Triumph has completely redesigned its roadster.  ...

Chinese bike group test

Chinese bike group test

Chinese manufacturers are becoming a bigger and bigger feature in the UK scene. With thousands of bikes built by Jinlu, Sukida, Pulse, Lexmoto, Sinnis and Haotian (to name a few) appearing on our...

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride - 'front stiffer, brakes harder, midrange stronger'

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride - 'front stiffer, brakes harder, midrange stronger'

MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is in Almeria, Spain, riding the all-new 2011 GSX-R600.  Fresh from his first session at the circuit, here are his first impressions of Suzuki’s new...

Video: 2011 Kawasaki Z750R test - 'too heavy to excite'

Video: 2011 Kawasaki Z750R test - 'too heavy to excite'

Kawasaki is making bold claims about their new Z750R. They say they're gunning for the magnificent Triumph Street Triple R, which is more or less the same price and power as the Z750R and...

2011 Honda CBR250R first ride - 'the Ninja 250R has a real rival'

2011 Honda CBR250R first ride - 'the Ninja 250R has a real rival'

Although we’re likely to be waiting until February until the first shipments of Honda’s new CBR250R lightweight arrives in the UK (perhaps no bad thing considering the current icy snap), the...

Staff bikes: CBR600F - getting it up to scratch

Staff bikes: CBR600F - getting it up to scratch

Faults with the old Honda CBR600F-W are few and far between. They are renown for bulletproof construction, reliability and apart from camchain tensioners failing, there is really only rotting...

Top 5 comfy sports bikes

Top 5 comfy sports bikes

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Kawasaki Z750R first impressions - 'no Street Triple'

Kawasaki Z750R first impressions - 'no Street Triple'

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in southern Spain for the launch of Kawasaki’s new Z750R.  Find a Kawasaki Z750 for sale The R model will run alongside the existing Z750 in its 2011...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX v Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX v Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

Kawasaki's new Z1000SX proved it will be the sports tourer to beat in 2011 after MCN's world first group test against Yamaha's FZ1 Fazer.     Read the Kawasaki Z1000SX review Read the...

Video: Used 600s challenge - track time

Video: Used 600s challenge - track time

MCN's three £1500 600s head to Donington Park to take on a ZX-6R. Will any get near the Kawasaki? Or even get near Donington...     Find a used 600 in MCN bikes for sale Video:...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R - full review

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R - full review

The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.  Read the kawasaki ZX-10R review "Kawasaki’s ZX-10R...

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 gets traction control & ABS - 'fun and safe'

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 gets traction control & ABS - 'fun and safe'

Traction control and ABS makes Aprilia's new Dorsoduro 1200 the most sensible and safe of the big supermotos – bikes that are traditionally utterly mental. Read the Aprilia Dorsoduro review MCN...

Kawasaki Ninja 250R Racer first ride - 'tight, planted and solid'

Kawasaki Ninja 250R Racer first ride - 'tight, planted and solid'

This is the bike that could catapult a talented teenager into racing superstardom. It’s a race-prepared Kawasaki Ninja 250R and it’s the machine being used for next year’s inaugural European Junior...

Kawasaki Z1000SX vs Yamaha Fazer 1000

Kawasaki Z1000SX vs Yamaha Fazer 1000

MCN has been testing the new Kawasaki Z1000SX against one of its closest rivals, the Yamaha Fazer 1000. The new Z1000SX is based loosely on the naked Kawasaki Z1000, and MCN's Adam Child was impressed...

Video: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple v KTM SuperDuke v Kawasaki Z1000

Video: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple v KTM SuperDuke v Kawasaki Z1000

Watch the revamped 2011 Triumph Speed Triple take on its closest rivals - the Kawasaki Z1000 and KTM SuperDuke - in the super naked class.        Find a Triumph Speed Triple...

Video: 2011 KTM RC8R first ride

Video: 2011 KTM RC8R first ride

While other sportsbike manufacturers are rushing to develop electronic rider aids (see page 2), KTM believes their new RC8R doesn't need them. Find a KTM RC8R for sale The heavily updated RC8R has...

Video: Used 600s challenge part 1

Video: Used 600s challenge part 1

The latest 600cc sports bikes are brilliant, but heading towards £9k. MCN investigates how close three 10 year-old 600s can get to modern day performance levels.  Find a sports 600 for...

Video: Onboard the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

Video: Onboard the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki claims the new ZX-10R has more power, more torque, less weight and more effective electronic rider aids than BMW's class-leading S1000RR - but is it better? Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for...

Used 600s challenge - CBR600F v GSX-R600 v Thundercat

Used 600s challenge - CBR600F v GSX-R600 v Thundercat

The latest 600cc sports bikes are brilliant, but heading towards £9k. MCN investigates how close three 10 year-old 600s can get to modern day performance levels...   Find a sports 600 for...

Staff bikes: VFR750 - that'll teach me for being smug

Staff bikes: VFR750 - that'll teach me for being smug

That will teach me for being smug about my bargain VFR. Last year the £750 Honda cruised through its MoT with a couple of advisories and a cheery wave from the mechanic. My budget buy was vindicated...

Staff bikes: BMW S1000RR - Star of the 'ring

Staff bikes: BMW S1000RR - Star of the 'ring

The moment I realised I’d made the right choice borrowing the BMW S1000RR instead of my regular BMW R1200RT arrived as the S1000RR hit an indicated 181mph down the main straight at the Nurburgring. I...

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - loan leaves an impression

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - loan leaves an impression

Getting my hands on the Editor’s Ducati Multistrada 1200 was meant to be for just one afternoon so I could do some advanced rider training, but after some begging it turned out to last nearly a...

2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

MCN's Michael Guy has sent back his first impressions on the new KTM RC8R from the world launch in Spain: Find a KTM RC8R for sale "The previous incarnation of the RC8R had issues with fuelling which...

Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride update - 'a formidable weapon'

Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride update - 'a formidable weapon'

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is Qatar at the world launch of Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R. He’s just completed a day’s riding and sent this report. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale “Evening has...

Kawasaki Z1000SX - full review

Kawasaki Z1000SX - full review

The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000SX has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.  Read the Kawasaki Z1000SX review "Loosely based...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just stepped off the new Kawasaki ZX-10R after a single sighting lap at the Losail Circuit in Qatar.  He's just phoned in with his initial impressions...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - End of a wonderful time

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - End of a wonderful time

Giving back long term test bikes can be a mixed bag of emotions. On occasions you know you won’t miss the bike no matter how good they might be. Other times you know the bike is going to leave a big...

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Conquering the capital

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Conquering the capital

Street Triple 1 : London 0 London is a congested network of road works, cycle lanes, tight, un-filterable traffic lights, one-way systems and road rage, all vigilantly policed by a swarm of unblinking...

BMW S1000RR is MCN Machine of the Year

BMW S1000RR is MCN Machine of the Year

MCN is proud to reveal that the new Machine of the Year for 2010 is the incredible and class-redefining BMW S1000RR. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale As well as being one of Britain’s best-selling bikes,...