2010

Video: Rieju MRT200 first ride

Video: Rieju MRT200 first ride

If you're on a restricted licence and like playing in the mud, Spain's Rieju have just the bike for you - the MRT200 LC Pro Comp.        Rieju MRT200 LC Pro Comp - first...

Video: Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride

Video: Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride

A few weeks ago MCN got a world first ride on the Tiger 800 - the more road-orientated and novice-friendly version of the two new Tigers - and we were blown away. But now we've...

Triumph Tiger 800XC - 'the best all-round adventure bike in the world'

Triumph Tiger 800XC - 'the best all-round adventure bike in the world'

Like most, I watched Ewan and Thingey’s ‘Long Way Round’. And like many I’ve harboured fantasies of traversing the globe on an adventure bike, picking up enough tales of diseases and delicacies along...

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition - full review

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition - full review

The 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews...

Rieju MRT200 LC Pro Comp - first ride

Rieju MRT200 LC Pro Comp - first ride

If you’re on a restricted 33bhp licence and like playing in the mud, Spanish firm Rieju have got just the bike for you: the MRT200 LC Pro Comp. Find a Rieju for sale This is a proper, road-legal...

Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride - "the bigger, burlier brother"

Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride - "the bigger, burlier brother"

Phil West is testing the XC adventure version of the Triumph Tiger in Spain and these are his first impressions. Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on' "Although...

2010 Ducati 1198SP - full review

2010 Ducati 1198SP - full review

The 2010 Ducati 1198SP has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.              ...

Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'

Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'

Phil West is currently in Monserrat near Barcelona for the world press launch of the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC version. Video: Triumph Tiger 800 ridden This is what he has to say so far: "I’m...

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer - full review

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer - full review

The 2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.           ...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride - 'compelling blend of power, handling & comfort'

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride - 'compelling blend of power, handling & comfort'

MCN's world first ride on the Kawasaki Z1000SX has proved that the Z1000-based sports bike is everything aging sports bike fans were hoping for. Find a Kawasaki Z1000 for sale With the Z1000SX...

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride: "The bike still has a fun factor"

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride: "The bike still has a fun factor"

MCN Road Tester, Adam Child has just had his first ride of Kawasaki’s new 2011 Z1000SX at it’s world launch in Spain, here’s what he has to say: "Kawasaki's new sports tourer is...

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - Braking the cycle of abuse

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - Braking the cycle of abuse

My plan to rejuvenate my much-abused Hornet 600 hasn’t progressed as fast as I would have liked. Getting married, a fantastic GSX-R600 and general laziness are to blame. Having said that, I have...

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'a bigger, comfier Street Triple'

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'a bigger, comfier Street Triple'

MCN is granted exclusive access to both on and off-road versions of the new 800cc three-cylinder Triumph Tiger 800.  To find out more about the Triumph Tiger, buy the 27 October issue of MCN...

World first ride: 2011 Aprilia RSV4 SE 'seriously impressive'

World first ride: 2011 Aprilia RSV4 SE 'seriously impressive'

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is currently at Jerez in Spain riding Aprilia’s new £16,999 RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition. Only 350 machines will be made with 50 making their way into the...

Harley SuperLow group test

Harley SuperLow group test

Harley-Davidson’s new SuperLow sets its stall out as being one of the lowest seated bikes around – but does that make it the ideal novice/female-friendly big bike? To find out, we’ve pitted the new...

2011 Triumph Speed Triple - full review

2011 Triumph Speed Triple - full review

The 2011 Triumph Speed Triple has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.             ...

Video: Quantya Evo1 electric bike review

Video: Quantya Evo1 electric bike review

This is the Quantya Evo1 Track - an electric enduro bike that costs just over £10,000 in road legal trim. Watch the video to see MCN's resident dirt monkey and WSB reporter Michael Guy spend a day...

2011 Triumph Speed Triple first road ride: 'it's an absolute joy'

2011 Triumph Speed Triple first road ride: 'it's an absolute joy'

Triumph’s new 2011 Speed Triple 1050 is a ‘demon road tool’ according to MCN’s Trevor Franklin is currently riding the motorcycle in Spain. Firing back his first thoughts after a brief road ride this...

2011 Triumph Speed Triple first ride: 'beautifully tractable'

2011 Triumph Speed Triple first ride: 'beautifully tractable'

MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin has just had his first ride of Triumph’s new 2011 Speed Triple at it’s world launch at Ascari in Southern Spain, here’s what he has to say: “Triumph states its...

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride: 'the start of a new era'

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride: 'the start of a new era'

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Italy riding Aprilia’s new Dorsoduro 1200. This is what he has to say so far: “This isn’t just any big supermoto, it marks the start of a new era for the...

2011 Triumph Speed Triple: your questions answered

2011 Triumph Speed Triple: your questions answered

The world launch of Triumph’s 2011 Speed Triple takes place in southern Spain this week and Motorcycle News will be there to send back web reports as the launch unfolds. The full story of how the new...

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 – A gut-wrenching tale

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 – A gut-wrenching tale

Every Sunday afternoon I try to restore my ‘bargain’ GPz550 to somewhere near acceptable condition. And on Sunday evenings I ask the internet how to undo whatever new damage I’ve caused. My latest...

Video: 2010 Honda CBF1000 v Suzuki GSX1250F

Video: 2010 Honda CBF1000 v Suzuki GSX1250F

Honda’s facelifted CBF1000 aims to deliver the style to match its unquestioned versatility. But is it enough to beat Suzuki’s class-leading GSX1250FA? Find a sports tourer for sale Watch the video...

Credit Crunch Biking - CBR 1000F

Credit Crunch Biking - CBR 1000F

18 Months ago I bought an old CBR 1000F for £900 to keep me on the road after the 1300 Pan European had to go, there are 3 other little reports in the archives if anyone is interested. Now 11,000...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Sneaking a ride

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Sneaking a ride

With my Street Triple missing a footpeg and the office missing a Web Producer, there was only one thing to do: steal James Keen’s GSX-R600. My biking past is littered with sports tourers, an SV650...

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - The first 700 miles, again

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - The first 700 miles, again

Since picking up my replacement Multistrada Sport arrived (the first one was written off by a colleague) its done some gentle running-in, a few trips out with the mrs, had a first service and been...

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Bits go on. Bits fall off

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Bits go on. Bits fall off

No sooner had I fitted a protective radiator cover to my Street Triple than my housemate backed his car into it. Forcefully. Lifting it from the mud and back onto its sidestand, surveying the bike in...

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 2 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

The dream is one thing, a fun pastime, a fantasy - but what’s it actually like if you bite the bullet and buy one of these bikes? To find out we set ourselves a challenge. To buy three ‘modern classics’ for no more than £1500 each. Find your dream motorcycle in bikes for sale In the second week of the challenge Jim Moore from Practical Sportsbikes gives his expert opinion on the motorcycles the...

Near-standard S1000RR hits 202mph

Near-standard S1000RR hits 202mph

A standard BMW S1000RR with an off-the-shelf Akrapovic exhaust, a smaller rear sprocket and some gaffer tape over slots in the screen cracked 202mph from a standing start in one mile. The speed run...

Video: Onboard a Ducati 848 Evo

Video: Onboard a Ducati 848 Evo

In this week's MCN we take the new Ducati 848 Evo to the insanely fast Siracusa track to test it against it's supersports competition - namely the Yamaha R6 and Daytona 675. Full video test: 848 Evo...

Video review: Ducati 848 Evo v Yamaha R6 v Triumph 675

Video review: Ducati 848 Evo v Yamaha R6 v Triumph 675

Ducati's new 848 Evo has taken the supersports category to new heights. But can the 140bhp twin match the amazing Triumph 675 triple or Yamaha's screaming four-cylinder R6?   Video:...

Electric car takes on electric bike at Thruxton

Electric car takes on electric bike at Thruxton

Electric car raced electric superbike last week, as Citroën’s Survolt concept and a Mavizen TTX02 went head-to-head at Thruxton. TTX GP leader Jenny Tinmouth was on two wheels, Le Mans driver Vanina...

Ducati 848 Evo v Triumph 675 v Yamaha R6 on track

Ducati 848 Evo v Triumph 675 v Yamaha R6 on track

The new Ducati 848 Evo gets its first ever group test In next week’s MCN, out September 22. Ducati say it takes the supersport category to new heights, but is it really a supersport bike? It...

Ducati 848 EVO - full review

Ducati 848 EVO - full review

The Ducati 848 EVO has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.             ...

2011 Harley 883 SuperLow first ride

2011 Harley 883 SuperLow first ride

This is the new shortie-friendly version of last year’s Sportster XL883L and comes with a bigger 17 litre tank, new seat, longer travel rear suspension, new five spoke wheels and fresh paint.

Video: Padgett's 125 GP bike on the road

Video: Padgett's 125 GP bike on the road

With two-strokes soon to be removed from MotoGP racing, MCN tested a £25,000, 150mph 125GP bike from Padgett's on the road!