September

2013 Ducati Multistrada ridden

2013 Ducati Multistrada ridden

Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 revolutionised the adventure bike class when it was introduced in 2010. Its sporty mix of 150bhp (derived from its 1199-derived V-twin), combined with high tech gizmos and...

2013 Ducati Multistrada first ride: "The suspension reacts instantly"

2013 Ducati Multistrada first ride: "The suspension reacts instantly"

Ducati’s new 2013 Multistrada with its semi-active suspension, ‘Skyhook’, created in partnership with Sachs, is currently being tested by MCN senior road tester Adam Child on the North Western coast...

Video: BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride

Video: BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride

BMW's new HP4 is the first production motorcycle to feature semi-active suspension - its damping constantly changes as you ride. It's also a massive 9kg lighter than an equivalent S1000RR and has...

Across Vietnam on a Motorbike

Across Vietnam on a Motorbike

Like many people in the UK I’m a massive fan of Top Gear. One of my favourite episodes of the show has got to be the Vietnam special, where the three chaps all bought a motorbike in Saigon and rode...

Video: Ducati Streetfighter 848 longterm trip report

Video: Ducati Streetfighter 848 longterm trip report

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves recently took some time off to ride his longterm Ducati Streetfighter 848 on the beautiful roads of France and Italy. Here he shares his trip.  

Triumph Trophy 1200 first ride: "Hugely impressive"

Triumph Trophy 1200 first ride: "Hugely impressive"

Triumph’s new Trophy 1200 is currently being tested by MCN’s Phil West in Scotland and after completing 250 miles yesterday in the Highlands he is now riding the bike down to the Triumph factory in...

2013 KTM Adventure 1190 ridden

2013 KTM Adventure 1190 ridden

KTM's all-new 1190 Adventure is one of the most eagerly-awaited bikes of 2013 - and one of the most guarded secrets. Until now. Over the last two years MCN has gleaned details of the class-leading...

Video: Ducati Diavel Cromo first ride

Video: Ducati Diavel Cromo first ride

Ducati have thrown the parts catalogue at their new Diavel Cromo. At £15000 new for a standard Ducati Diavel, the Cromo has had over £7000 of Ducati Performance Parts and £3000 worth of Ohlins...

BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride: "Is it a huge leap over the standard S1000RR?"

BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride: "Is it a huge leap over the standard S1000RR?"

I’ve just finished my second riding session on the new BMW S1000RR HP4 at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. As well as having lighter wheels, a titanium Akrapovic exhaust and improved electronic...