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Video: 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R flat-out speed test

Video: 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R flat-out speed test

Kawasakis ZX-10R has been updated for 2010 with cosmetic changes to the silencer and fairing, revisions to the gearbox and, rumour has it (although it’s denied by Kawasaki) changes to its ECU and...

Take part in our 2010 Yamaha R6 test - now closed

Take part in our 2010 Yamaha R6 test - now closed

MCN is looking for readers to take part in the first test of the 2010-spec Yamaha R6 against the 2009 model.  Find a Yamaha R6 for sale The test will take place on Tuesday February 2 at...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys first ride

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys first ride

The 2010 Kawasaki Versys benefits from a styling overhaul, practical changes like larger mirrors and less vibes thanks to new rubber mountings for the engine. But don't dismiss it as a dull...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 vs Triumph Speed Triple

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 vs Triumph Speed Triple

The new 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is the first Japanese naked that can really call itself 'super' and take the fight to the European big hitters like the Ducati Streetfighter, KTM Super Duke or MV...

Video: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F v Suzuki GSX650F

Video: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F v Suzuki GSX650F

The new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F is essentially attempting to pull off the same trick the Suzuki GSX650F managed when introduced two years ago. But has it succeeded?  Read the Yamaha XJ6 and...

Buell 1125R and XB9 Lightning

We made a video-impression of the Buell 1125R and XB9 Lightning. 

2010 Kawasaki Versys - 'fun, agile and great to throw around'

2010 Kawasaki Versys - 'fun, agile and great to throw around'

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently testing the 2010 Kawasaki Versys out in Sardinia.     Find a Kawasaki Versys for sale This is his latest update: “Kawasaki has made a...

Video: 2010 BMW R1200GS in action

Video: 2010 BMW R1200GS in action

The new 2010 BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure feature the same twin-cam engine as the R1200RT. According to MCN editor Marc Potter, this gives it "the kick that it's been missing".   ...

Video: BMW R1200RT first ride

Video: BMW R1200RT first ride

The new 2010 BMW R1200RT gets a new twin-cam motor making 110bhp, electronically adjustable suspension and updated styling. Watch the video for MCN editor Marc Potter's first ride...

First ride: 2010 Kawasaki Versys

First ride: 2010 Kawasaki Versys

The Kawasaki Versys all-rounder has had a makeover for 2010 and MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is currently out in Sardinia putting it through its paces. At a glance, the 650cc parallel twin...

BMW R1200RT first ride: "BMW has created a fine motorcycle"

BMW R1200RT first ride: "BMW has created a fine motorcycle"

The new BMW R1200RT gets a new 110bhp twin-cam engine which puts it right back on top of the big-distance mile munchers. How it will stand up to the new Honda VFR1200 is yet to be seen, but with...

Australia blog: Day 7 - 500cc Grand Prix heaven

Australia blog: Day 7 - 500cc Grand Prix heaven

For me, the last generation of premier class GP machines are the most awe-inspiring ever built. The 500cc two-stroke weapons from the late 80s all the way to the beginning of MotoGP in 2002 are the...

Join MCN's VFR1200F test - NOW CLOSED

Join MCN's VFR1200F test - NOW CLOSED

We're doing our VFR1200F group test next week (Tuesday 26th/Wednesday 27th) and want a prospective VFR12 buyer to join us. All the info on the new VFR1200F It'll involve two, full days riding...

Video: MV Brutale 1090RR v Ducati Streetfighter S

Video: MV Brutale 1090RR v Ducati Streetfighter S

The new MV Brutale 1090RR is a massively significant bike. It's no mere tweak or update - thanks to Harley investment it's a huge step forward over the old version.    Find an MV for...

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure first impressions: 'It gets the kick it has been missing'

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure first impressions: 'It gets the kick it has been missing'

MCN editor Marc Potter has just stopped for a brief rest on the launch of the new BMW R1200GS Adventure in the Malaga area of Spain. Here are his initial impressions. "I've just covered 30 miles on...

2010 BMW R1200RT first impressions: 'beautifully comfortable'

2010 BMW R1200RT first impressions: 'beautifully comfortable'

MCN editor Marc Potter has just stopped for a brief rest on the launch of the new BMW R1200RT in the Malaga area of Spain. Here are his initial impressions after 70 miles of riding. He said: “After...

Live from the launch of the 2010 BMW R1200RT

Live from the launch of the 2010 BMW R1200RT

The new BMW R1200RT is gunning for the title of best tourer, and we're in Spain at the bike's launch to see if the bike's updated engine lives upto BMW's hype. For 2010, the UK's best-selling tourer...

World first ride: Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

World first ride: Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently in Italy about to test Aprilia's stunning new Dorsoduro Factory street supermoto. Based on the existing Dorsoduro, which is effectively a hopped-up, Ducati...

Australia Blog: Day 8 - The final day

Australia Blog: Day 8 - The final day

This was my last riding day in Oz. I’ve given my Streetfighter S back to Ducati and have ridden on my last bit of hot dry tarmac for the foreseeable future. The next time I turn a wheel will be on...

First ride: New MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR v Ducati Streetfighter S

First ride: New MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR v Ducati Streetfighter S

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently testing MV Agusta’s brand new Brutale 1090RR against the reigning king of the exotic super nakeds, Ducati’s Streetfighter S, in Ducati’s own back yard –...

Australia Blog: Day 6 - Wayne Gardner's kids, future GP heroes?

Australia Blog: Day 6 - Wayne Gardner's kids, future GP heroes?

Today I learned the secret to the success of Aussie world champions like Mick Doohan, Casey Stoner, Troy Bayliss and Wayne Gardner. It’s dirt track racing.    Brought up riding...

Australia Blog: Day 5 - Wild day with Extreme Creations

Australia Blog: Day 5 - Wild day with Extreme Creations

Today has been by far the wildest day in Oz for me. I’ve been with the guys from Extreme Creations, the most prolific specials builders in Australia. To cut a long story short, these guys are...

Australia Blog: Day 4 - Riding with Deus Ex Machina

Australia Blog: Day 4 - Riding with Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina is undoubtedly the best shop I’ve ever been to. The showroom is choc-full full of retro-style custom bikes, mainly based on the Kawasaki W650, Yamaha SR400 and a variety of Triumphs.

Australia Blog: Day 3 - Ducati Streetfighter and the Old Pacific Highway

Australia Blog: Day 3 - Ducati Streetfighter and the Old Pacific Highway

Today’s the day we rode the Old Pacific Highway with Jeff Ware, Editor of Rapid Bikes mag, with a couple of mates in tow. Jeff had said he’d try and get ex-GP racers Kevin Magee and Daryl Beattie (his...

Australia Blog: Day 2 - Ducati Streetfighter in Sydney

Australia Blog: Day 2 - Ducati Streetfighter in Sydney

After an eight-hour sleeping pill-induced shut-eye session, I woke this morning to see the Australian sunshine for the first time since landing. God, I love it here. An English mate of mine, Andy, who...

World's top 100 bikes revealed!

World's top 100 bikes revealed!

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 the definitive...

Australia Blog: Day 1 - Neevesy arrives in Oz

Australia Blog: Day 1 - Neevesy arrives in Oz

Sorry to rub it in, but I’ve escaped the icy clutches of British winter. After 22 hours in the air, I’ve just landed in Australia (Sydney to be exact) and I’m planning a week of sunny biking...

Harley-Davidson’s ultimate full dresser tested!

Harley-Davidson’s ultimate full dresser tested!

Harley-Davidson have produced, for 2010, an even grander version of its ElectraGlide full-dress tourer – and it’s on test in next week’s MCN! Dubbed the Electra Glide Ultra Limited – and if that name...

New BMW R1200GS first ride!

New BMW R1200GS first ride!

The first test of BMW’s eagerly-anticipated new twin-cam R1200GS will feature in the January 13 issue of MCN. The twin-cylinder adventure bike, made famous by the globe-trotting TV exploits...

Video: The last of the Buells

Video: The last of the Buells

2009 saw the closure of Buell, a company characterised by quirky models like the XB9SX, 1125 Cafe Racer and 1125R. But will we miss them? Or are they gone for a reason? Find a Buell for...

Video: Aprilia RSV4 on the road - 'It's absolutely brilliant'

Video: Aprilia RSV4 on the road - 'It's absolutely brilliant'

We already know that the Aprilia RSV4 is great on track, but how does it perform on the road?    Find an Aprilia RSV4 for sale Read the Aprilia RSV4R review To find out, watch the...