May

Riding the FTR Moto2 bike

Riding the FTR Moto2 bike

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went along to the Brands GP circuit to ride the FTR Moto2. You don’t have to be a GP god to own this bike, as it’s the British firm’s first ever Grand Prix machine,...

Husqvarna SMR511 - road legal but ready to race

Husqvarna SMR511 - road legal but ready to race

Husqvarna's new SMR511 is the now BMW-owned firm's most radical track-ready supermoto to date. At just 118kg it's radically light, hughly impractical, and, for a fairly basic single-cylinder,...

Harley test rides

Last weekend I tested two Harley-Davidsons - the Street Bob and Rocker C. For months I was thinking how I can make a videoshot from a motorcycle witch is riding through a camera. Now I found out... Can you tell me how I did it?

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - Something goes wrong

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - Something goes wrong

It started innocently enough with a bit of a hiccup when starting the MV Agusta Brutale one evening for my ride home from work. It just wouldn’t start very easily for a second or two, then fired up...

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: Brands Hatch GP

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: Brands Hatch GP

It’s been a busy old May. I rode my GSX-R750 to Le Mans to watch the MotoGP, tested a Taiwanese 50cc supermoto, carried out a Tuono group test, spent four days at Brands Hatch instructing and racing...

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A few tentative laps at Silverstone

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A few tentative laps at Silverstone

This weekend was Ducati Days at Silverstone and it would've been rude not to attend and take the Diavel around the GP circuit. The first session of the afternoon arrived and I headed out with...

Video: Husqvarna SMS630 first ride

Video: Husqvarna SMS630 first ride

The new Husqvarna SMS630 is claimed to be the most user-friendly supermoto yet but thanks to its all new twin-cam engine it's no softy either. MCN tested the SMS630 on the road and on track at Mallory...

Poll: Suzuki GSR750 vs Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha FZ8 and Kawasaki Z750

Poll: Suzuki GSR750 vs Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha FZ8 and Kawasaki Z750

Triumph's successful Street Triple exploded onto the market in 2007 and hasn't been outclassed since. But there's a new bike in town... The Suzuki GSR750 has received rave reviews since its 2011...

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - First impressions

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - First impressions

A slow three hour train journey from Kings Lynn to Coventry allowed just enough time for the nerves to build up. I say nerves I mean more apprehension about the 162 horses waiting to be...

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - It's almost time!

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - It's almost time!

My excitement is mounting by the bucket load as after a few weeks of waiting I have finally been given the date for collection of my Ducati Diavel long termer for 2011. On Monday I'll be getting the...

Video: Suzuki GSR750 vs Suzuki GSX-R750

Video: Suzuki GSR750 vs Suzuki GSX-R750

The new Suzuki GSR750 is a naked streetbike that costs £7,125, while the GSX-R750 is a focused sports bike that costs £10,026. £3000 more than the GSR750. But do you really need a focused sports bike,...

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - That’s it run-in then!

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - That’s it run-in then!

Last year I arranged with the factory on a recent visit that MV Agusta would supply MCN with one of the new 920cc Brutales as a long term test bike. The plan was for an MCN person to fly out to the...