September

Video: Long term KTM 990 SMT ABS

Video: Long term KTM 990 SMT ABS

Trevor Franklin talks through the finer details of his KTM 990 SMT ABS long term test bike, his plans for the bike and explains why it's helping him to 'still feel like a teenager'. We suspect...

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike Blog – Final round, Brands.

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike Blog – Final round, Brands.

It wasn’t quite the perfect end to a perfect season, but it was damn close. After the chequered flag was waved for the final race of the MRO Powerbike season last Sunday at Brands, I lost the...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R750: The surprise tourer

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R750: The surprise tourer

It's fair to say my GSX-R750 has lived most of its short life with the rev needle pinging against the redline on track. It's a sensational-handling bit of kit, devilishly fast and intoxicatingly...

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - Here we go again

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - Here we go again

Having clocked 4500 miles on the big Super Tenere so far this year, life is good. It's not the sharpest-handling or most exciting big adventure bike out there, but as an all-round package it's...

Video: Suzuki V-Strom takes on rivals

Video: Suzuki V-Strom takes on rivals

The new Suzuki V-Strom already impressed MCN when we rode it at the launch. The replacement of the bike's old SV650 motor with a new Gladius-derived unit, a full restyle and lashings of extra...

Video: Ducati Diavel longterm report

Video: Ducati Diavel longterm report

This year has flown by and with it 3000 miles have been covered on my Ducati Diavel long termer. Being a true Brit at heart I'd love to moan about it, pick holes and say grumpy things but I...

Exotic European superbikes for £6000: 999S v RSV1000R v F4

Exotic European superbikes for £6000: 999S v RSV1000R v F4

Time flies so fast, it's easy to forget these mouthwatering European superbikes are getting on a bit. In your mind's eye it's still easy to think of 'exotica' like the Aprilia RSV1000R, Ducati 999S...

Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Chelsea tensioner

Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Chelsea tensioner

So we’re hanging around outside the Ace Café, waiting to head out on the run down to the Autolegends Show at Chelsea’s Royal Hospital. The Victory is lined up with 30 or so other bikes, waiting for...

Staff bikes: BMW K1600GT - Turning up the volume

Staff bikes: BMW K1600GT - Turning up the volume

I recently picked up the first pair of Remus Hexacone slip on silencers in the country (www.performanceparts-ltd.com) to go on the BMW K1600GT and decided it might be fun to time just how long it...

Husqvarna SMS4 125: Teenage kicks - Husky style

Husqvarna SMS4 125: Teenage kicks - Husky style

While we await the arrival of the Nuda 900, Husqvarna's new F800-powered supermoto, two other equally important models from the now BMW-owned but Italian-based company have gone on sale. The SMS4 125...

Video: New MV F4RR v Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000RR

Video: New MV F4RR v Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000RR

MV Agusta claiming its new F4RR is the most powerful Superbike to date is a brave, bold, statement. Its claimed 201bhp makes it the most powerful Superbike you can buy, pipping the ZX-10’s...

Staff bikes: BMW G650GS - Who needs the badge?

Staff bikes: BMW G650GS - Who needs the badge?

In a recent update I highlighted the disappointingly early beginnings of corrosion on my G650GS's frame, a development that has left me dreading winter. Now I’ve got a BMW cover, which should...

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Tiger hits Spain

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Tiger hits Spain

After being enthralled by the round-the-world tales in our free Adventure supplement a couple of weeks ago I was inspired to do something similar on the Tiger 800. The journey needed to be epic and...

MRO Powerbike blog: Snetterton 200 3/4th September

MRO Powerbike blog: Snetterton 200 3/4th September

For the penultimate round of the MRO Powerbike championship, we raced on the new two-mile-long Snetterton 200, the first ever meeting to be held on this mid-layout version of the new track. It’s the...

New MV F4RR – does it pack the punch?

New MV F4RR – does it pack the punch?

We've just been testing MV’s brand new, and supposedly 201bhp, F4RR Corsacorta against its main rivals on road and at our speed testing track at Bruntingthorpe to which is the fastest. Chief Road...