October

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.             ...

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...

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...