2010

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - A testing start

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - A testing start

In terms of timing, weather and traffic, the day I hitched a lift to Vines in Guildford to pick up my BMW R1200RT long term test bike couldn’t have been any worse. Around 20 miles away from the...

Video: Ducati 848 race series

Video: Ducati 848 race series

For the cornering connoisseur, the Ducati 838 is king, and one of the fastest A to B bikes on sale. Without the intimidating power outputs or wide rear wheels of the bigger Ducati superbikes, the 848...

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

Here at MCN we get the chance to ride a lot of crisp new bikes fresh from the manufacturer, so in comparison my Hornet seems a bit old and tired. For that reason my mission for this year is to get it...

World first test: Ducati Multistrada v BMW R1200GS

World first test: Ducati Multistrada v BMW R1200GS

MCN testers have gone to Italy to pit the astonishing new Ducati Multistrada 1200S in a world first comparison test against the class-leading BMW R1200GS. Trevor’s full test will appear in next week’s...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys v BMW F650GS v Suzuki V-Strom

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys v BMW F650GS v Suzuki V-Strom

Five miles was all it took for MCN's road testers to agree the new 2010 Kawasaki Versys is fun to ride. 100 miles later it was clear the new bike should be just as popular as the 2009...

Video: MV Agusta F4 1000 v MV Agusta F4 1078

Video: MV Agusta F4 1000 v MV Agusta F4 1078

The MV Agusta F4 1078 is unquestionably one of the finest-looking machines ever, but it has recently been replaced. For 2010 there's the new F4 1000 - toned, tweaked, easier to live with yet still as...

Video: Suzuki GSX1250F in action

Video: Suzuki GSX1250F in action

The new Suzuki GSX1250F looks set to be the sport-touring bargain of 2010 - at £6999 it's £1000s cheaper than competitors and £4597 less than the Honda VFR1200F. Watch the video for a quick look...

Suzuki GSX1250FA first ride - 'the bargain tourer of the year'

Suzuki GSX1250FA first ride - 'the bargain tourer of the year'

MCN's Chris Newbigging is in Gerona, Spain at the launch of the new Suzuki GSX1250FA. Here are his first impressions after riding Suzuki's new fully-faired tourer: "The Suzuki GSX1250FA looks set...

Coming next week: 2010 MV Agusta F1000 vs 2008 MV F4 1078 312RR

Coming next week: 2010 MV Agusta F1000 vs 2008 MV F4 1078 312RR

MCN has been testing MV Agusta’s all-new F4 1000 against the bike it replaces, the F4 1078 312RR this week – and you can find out how the new bike stacks up against the iconic machine it replaces. The...

Video: Bakker Grizzly Allround - 'GSX-R1000 power, GS comfort'

Video: Bakker Grizzly Allround - 'GSX-R1000 power, GS comfort'

Ducati might think that the just-released Multistrada 1200 is the last word in high performance adventure bikes, but Nico Bakker's 160bhp Grizzly Allround makes it look tame.      ...

Top ten used Aprilias

Top ten used Aprilias

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

Video test: MV Brutale 990R v KTM 990 Super Duke v Ducati Streetfighter

Video test: MV Brutale 990R v KTM 990 Super Duke v Ducati Streetfighter

MV's new 990 Brutale is now both more user-friendly and cheaper than a Yamaha R1, but does that make it the best of the affordable super nakeds?  Find a super naked for sale Watch the video to...

Video: BMW S1000RR is king

Video: BMW S1000RR is king

MCN took part in the annual Masterbike test at the new Motorland circuit near Valencia, Spain, where all nine 1000cc inline-fours and 1200 V-twin sportsbikes competed...

BMW S1000RR annihilates competition on track

BMW S1000RR annihilates competition on track

As you predicted in our online poll, BMW’s stunningly fast S1000RR has defeated all eight of its major rivals on track, comfortably annihilating the competition from both Japan and Europe. Read the...

Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

Since the introduction of new contenders like BMW’s new S1000RR, Aprilia’s new RSV4R and MV Agusta’s all-new F4 1000, the question every sportsbike fan has been asking is: Which is the quickest...

Video: Aprilia RSV4 onboard at Motorland

Video: Aprilia RSV4 onboard at Motorland

In this week's MCN, on sale March 10, we reveal the results of Masterbike 2010 - the first track test featuring every current superbike from Europe and Japan.   Read the Aprilia RSV4...

Video review: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

Video review: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

The 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 is so good, it heralds a new era, moving motorcycle design on to the next stage. 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 first ride report Ducati Multistrada 1200 rivals...

Top 10 greatest engines

Top 10 greatest engines

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

Ultimate used motorbike buyer's guide: Suzuki SV650

Ultimate used motorbike buyer's guide: Suzuki SV650

Has there been a better bike than the Suzuki SV650 to make the jump from learner-legal machinery to the world of horsepower and big-bike riding qualities? It’s a debateable question, but when you...

Video: Honda Fury vs Harley Rocker C

Video: Honda Fury vs Harley Rocker C

Honda's new Fury is the most serious attempt to out-Harley Harley. But does it? MCN rides to a Harley stronghold to find out...      Find a Harley-Davidson for sale Read more...

Video preview: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 tested

Video preview: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 tested

The 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 is so startling, different and advanced that it's immediately clear motorcycling will never be the same again. Watch the video for a quick preview of our Multistrada...

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 first ride - "The new benchmark for the class?"

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 first ride - "The new benchmark for the class?"

All 3 versions of the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 are in Lanzarote being put through their paces by MCN's Phil West. Ducati boss explains Multistrada active suspension Ducati Multistrada 1200 prices...

2010 Ducati Multistrada - first ride countdown

2010 Ducati Multistrada - first ride countdown

MCN Executive Editor Phil West is in Lanzarote primed to ride all three versions of the new 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200: Multistrada 1200 - base model Multistrada 1200S Touring - gets active...

Video: VFR1200 your verdict

Video: VFR1200 your verdict

Is the VFR1200F the supreme sports-tourer, the 'ultimate road sports bike' Honda's hype suggested? We said no, although it's a good machine. Thinking of getting a VFR1200F? Get a...

Superbike showdown – will the Europeans come out on top?

Superbike showdown – will the Europeans come out on top?

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the Trazado Grand Prix Circuit, near Barcelona pitting all NINE of the world’s leading superbikes against each other. And for the first time in living...

Video: MCN gets ready to ride Norton Café Racer

Video: MCN gets ready to ride Norton Café Racer

Norton's stunning new Café Racer is to be given its world first test in this week's MCN. Video: Norton Commando 961SE world first ride Read the Norton Commando 961 SE review And, as Executive Editor...

Video: Ducati Streetfighter down under

Video: Ducati Streetfighter down under

MCN road tester Michael Neeves loved his Ducati Streetfighter longterm test bike so much that after it went back, he went to Oz to have another pop...         Find...

Video: Fuel-injected Enfield Woodsman - 'Witchcraft I say'

Video: Fuel-injected Enfield Woodsman - 'Witchcraft I say'

Royal Enfield might have been dragged kicking and screaming in to the 21st century by Euro emissions regs, but the bikes still have a foot firmly in the past.     Enfield Woodsman...

2010 Enfield Woodsman: first ride

2010 Enfield Woodsman: first ride

The new Royal Enfield Woodsman gets the same fuel-injected unit construction motor as the Bullet EFI, complete with a five-speed gearbox, disc brake and electric start.  ...

Top 10 best handling sports bikes

Top 10 best handling sports bikes

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

Video: BMW R1200RT group test

Video: BMW R1200RT group test

BMW's R1200RT boxer tourer gets a new engine and a serious makeover for 2010 - but is it enough to stay on top, ahead of the Honda Pan European and Moto Guzzi Norge? Find a BMW R1200RT for...

New Honda Shadow tested: 'shock horror, a cool cruiser from Honda!'

New Honda Shadow tested: 'shock horror, a cool cruiser from Honda!'

Honda’s new Shadow Black Spirit cruiser has almost slipped into the UK unnoticed this year, but this black-out beauty is already causing something of a stir as a novice-friendly custom with...

Video: Deus - the coolest bike shop in the world

Video: Deus - the coolest bike shop in the world

Aussies are famous for BBQs, swearing and weak lager. But amidst the crassness is a biking jewel - a shop so special you'll never want to leave...    Join MCN as we take a look...

Video: 2010 MV Agusta F4 - 'more useable, but still a wild ride'

Video: 2010 MV Agusta F4 - 'more useable, but still a wild ride'

The MV Agusta F4 has always been lightning fast, but this completely new version is different - it's useable and reasonably friendly, too.      Fancy an F4? Here's our picks...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo on the road

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo on the road

For 2010 Ducati has given us not one but two new 1100cc Hypermotards - the EVO and higher-spec EVO SP. As the original launch was on track only, we took the EVO to Italy for some real road...

Top 10 best handling nakeds

Top 10 best handling nakeds

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