March

Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up...

Honda Crossrunner first ride: "Great fun on twisty roads"

Honda Crossrunner first ride: "Great fun on twisty roads"

Road Test Editor, Phil West, is in Majorca testing the all new Honda Crossrunner and here are his first impressions. "Some cynics have been dismissing the Honda Crossrunner as little more than the old...

Poll: BMW S1000RR vs European exotica

Poll: BMW S1000RR vs European exotica

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up...

Ducati Diavel reviewed by Carlos Checa

Ducati Diavel reviewed by Carlos Checa

Resurgent WSB star Carlos Checa made use of some free time ahead of last weekend’s Donington round secretly testing the new Ducati Diavel in London. Somehow his coruscatingly frank review soon after...

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: The new Snetterton 300

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: The new Snetterton 300

Bemsee had the honour of running the first ever race meeting at the newly remodelled Snetterton circuit at the weekend. It was a superb event for riders and spectators alike, as we all got familiar...

Honda CBR250R - full review

Honda CBR250R - full review

The new Honda CBR250R has been ridden and rated by MCN's Phil West - and you can now read the full web review in the bike reviews section. Read the Honda CBR250R review "This all-new...

Video: Suzuki GSX-R600 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

Video: Suzuki GSX-R600 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

The Suzuki GSX-R600 dominated our supersport shootout in France earlier this year, but now it has a new rival - the Triumph Daytona 675R. MCN tested the bikes on the road, on track at Mallory Park and...

Video: Honda CBR600F first ride

Video: Honda CBR600F first ride

Honda's revived CBR600F has impressed beyond expectations in its first full test. Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin rode the bike at its world launch in southern Spain last week, and, despite damp...

Suzuki GSX-R600 vs Triumph Daytona 675R: Mallory Park stats

Suzuki GSX-R600 vs Triumph Daytona 675R: Mallory Park stats

The new Suzuki GSX-R600 is MCN's supersport class leader. It dominated our supersport shootout in France, but now it has a new rival - the Triumph Daytona 675R. We tested the bikes on the road, on...

Video: KTM Adventure 990 7000 mile report

Video: KTM Adventure 990 7000 mile report

When I first got my KTM Adventure 990 I was on a mission to prove it was a bike that really could do anything. Now it's 12 months on and I think I've been proved right - well almost. Over the last...

New Honda CBR250R: how fast?

New Honda CBR250R: how fast?

At first glance, Honda's new £3688 CBR250RR is a lot of bike for its price. Which might sound a little odd from the standpoint of being ‘just’ a single-cylinder bike with power output capped to just...

Honda CBR600F ABS - full review

Honda CBR600F ABS - full review

The new Honda CBR600F ABS has been ridden and rated by MCN's Trevor Franklin - and you can now read the full web review in the bike reviews section. Read the Honda CBR600F...

Video: Kawasaki W800 vs Triumph Bonneville vs Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

Video: Kawasaki W800 vs Triumph Bonneville vs Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

The Kawasaki W800 impressed during its first ride, but how does it compare against its two closest rivals, the Triumph Bonneville and Moto Guzzi V7 Classic? Read this week's MCN for the full...

Triumph Daytona 675R - full review

Triumph Daytona 675R - full review

The new Triumph Daytona 675R has been ridden and rated by MCN's Trevor Franklin - and you can now read the full web review in the bike reviews section. Read the Triumph...

Kawasaki W800 is top retro

Kawasaki W800 is top retro

The new Kawasaki W800 has come out on top in MCN’s world first group test of the latest retro roadsters. The new Kawasaki is essentially a revival of the old W650 which was dropped from...

Video: Harley-Davidson Blackline first ride

Video: Harley-Davidson Blackline first ride

The new Harley-Davidson Blackline has proved to be something of a ‘Marmite’, love/hate it machine in the MCN office. The new machine is indisputably one of the best-looking Harley in years –...

Suzuki GSR750 first ride: "It's dead easy to ride"

Suzuki GSR750 first ride: "It's dead easy to ride"

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently testing Suzuki’s all-new GSR750 roadster near Seville in southern Spain. This is what he has to say so far: “First impressions are good. The styling is...

Preview: Honda CBR600F impresses in first test

Preview: Honda CBR600F impresses in first test

Honda’s revived CBR600F has impressed beyond expectations in its first full test in next week’s Motorcycle News – out on Wednesday March 16th. Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin rode the bike at its...

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog – Brands

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog – Brands

Wednesday 2nd March I can’t believe the racing weekend starts as soon as Wednesday, but I have to clean the van and get it loaded up, so I can drive straight to Brands from work on Thursday...

Video: Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 vs Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo vs KTM 990 SMR

Video: Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 vs Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo vs KTM 990 SMR

Until now the big supermoto roost has been ruled by the KTM 990 SMR and Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo, but now Aprilia have joined the party with the Dorsoduro 1200. A glance at the spec sheet shows the...

Video: BMW G650GS is a lot of bike for £5000

Video: BMW G650GS is a lot of bike for £5000

MCN’s world-first ride on the new BMW G650GS has shown it’s competent on and off road and novice-friendly too. The BMW has 47bhp, which from 2013 will be the new power limit for novice riders, up from...

Honda CBR600F ABS first ride: 'In a different league to the Yamaha Diversion'

Honda CBR600F ABS first ride: 'In a different league to the Yamaha Diversion'

Chief Road Tester, Trevor Franklin, is at last riding Honda’s eagerly awaited new middleweight, the CBR600F ABS, out in Spain. Here’s what he has to say so far: “We’ve just ridden 50km along the...

Honda CBR600F first ride preview

Honda CBR600F first ride preview

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just arrived in Seville, Spain for the launch of Honda’s eagerly-anticipated new CBR600F. The new Honda middleweight not only revives the legendary CBR600F...

Video: Kawasaki W800 first ride

Video: Kawasaki W800 first ride

Our first test of the new Kawasaki W800 suggests that Britain's own Triumph, after five years having things all its own way in the 'retro roadster' class, has a serious new rival on its hands. Not...

Pierobon F042 Street tested

Pierobon F042 Street tested

This stunning Pierobon F042 Street is the new road-legal version of a machine previously only available as a track bike and MCN was lucky enough to grab a first ride near the Bologna...

BMW G650GS first ride

BMW G650GS first ride

MCN’s Steve Farrell is currently at the launch of the new BMW G650GS in Portugal, on a Paris-Dakar style adventure being led by Simon Pavey, six times Dakar finisher. Here are his first impressions of...