March

KTM 450RR Dakar bike ridden

KTM 450RR Dakar bike ridden

It doesn’t look like a bike that’s just finished the Dakar – it’s clean and there are only minimal signs of wear. A closer look tells you that the built to order factory KTM 450RR has seen some action...

Aprilia SRV850 ridden

Aprilia SRV850 ridden

Super scooters have re-ignited the top speed battle between manufacturers – a battle which has been largely irrelevant for motorcycles since hyperbikes such as Suzuki's Hayabusa started cracking...

KTM 690 Duke Track first ride

KTM 690 Duke Track first ride

Hook sixth gear, crouch down as small as possible and focus on the small strip of white paint at the side of the track. Wait, wait, wait… Sit up, brake, down three gears, let clutch out, as possible...

MV Agusta F3 vs rivals at a glance

MV Agusta F3 vs rivals at a glance

MV Agusta's new F3 is one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of 2012, but since its launch storm clouds have been gathering. Is the beautiful Italian simply too track-focused and rough around the edges...

Video: Ducati 848 Streetfighter longterm report

Video: Ducati 848 Streetfighter longterm report

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has just taken delivery of the Ducati Streetfighter 848 he’ll be running this year. After his time spent with the 1098 version in 2009, the Streetfighter is one of...

Video: BMW C600 Sport and C650GT ridden

Video: BMW C600 Sport and C650GT ridden

BMW's new C650GT and C600 Sport are the first £9.5k step-thrus, and though MCN's first ride proves their general competence, it's difficult to see how they're worth twice as much as BMW's own F650GS...

Ducati 848 Evo Corse first ride

Ducati 848 Evo Corse first ride

Today, machines such as the Triumph Daytona 675R and the MV Agusta F3 have brought a new dimension to middleweight supersports machines. And with this new 848 Evo Corse Ducati is both following...

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro ridden

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro ridden

Aprilia’s revised exotic Dorsoduro 1200 has lost weight, gained some Italian ponies and now has a three-way traction control as standard. If you thought the Supermoto scene was drying up you’d be...

Video: Bimota DB9 Brivido CS first ride

Video: Bimota DB9 Brivido CS first ride

The Bimota DB9 Brivido is the Bimota version of the Ducati Streetfighter. The bike uses the 1198cc V-twin engine from the Ducati Diavel and features no electronics like the Diavel. The CS version you...

Aprilia SRV850 first ride: "like something made as a dare"

Aprilia SRV850 first ride: "like something made as a dare"

The new Aprilia SRV850 is the most powerful scooter yet - and nearly £2000 cheaper than BMW's C650 GT. The SRV850 is a restyled and re badged Gilera GP800 with the same chassis and 839cc V-twin...

Bimota DB9 Brivido first ride: 'One of my top bikes of 2012'

Bimota DB9 Brivido first ride: 'One of my top bikes of 2012'

We had to twist Bimota's arm really hard to let us ride their new DB9 Brivido. After a few months of emails and phone calls trying to set up this test, we decided to bite the bullet and literally turn...

BMW C650GT first ride: “takes scooter equipment to a new level”

BMW C650GT first ride: “takes scooter equipment to a new level”

The BMW C650 GT is one of the most sophisticated scooters yet - and the first to cost over £10,000. I've just ridden the new super scooter at the launch in Madrid. With heated seat and grips, ABS and...

MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R at a glance

MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R at a glance

The new three-cylinder 675cc MV Agusta F3 is the lightest, most powerful and electronically advanced supersport machine on the road, but does all that make it any better than the Triumph Daytona...

BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

It's been a long time coming, but if any bike's deserving of a commemorative special edition model surely it's the BMW R1200GS. The class-defning German adventure bike has been a market leader...

Triumph Speed Triple R takes on Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S

Triumph Speed Triple R takes on Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S

If you're into the wild side of motorcycling, super nakeds like the Triumph Speed Triple R, Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S are the perfect bikes for you. Though MCN's testers agreed...

Video: MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

Video: MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

The lightest, most powerful and elecronically-advanced supersport machine you can buy - the new MV Agusta F3 goes up against the Triumph Daytona 675 R on the roads of northern Italy. Triumph Daytona...

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

Aprilia’s updated 2012 Dorsoduro 1200 is currently being put through its paces in the foothills of Mount Etna, Sicily, by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: "We’ve got...

Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard...