2013

Video: Ducati Hypermotard first ride

Video: Ducati Hypermotard first ride

Ducati's sexy take on the supermoto has been with us since 2007, but now there's a new one, replacing both the 1100 Evo and entry-level 796. It's more powerful but promises to be less manic. We went...

Video: Honda CB1100 old vs new

Video: Honda CB1100 old vs new

The all-new Honda CB1100 is intended as a faithful 'homage' not juut to the original CB750K0 of 1969 but also to Honda's whole family of celebrated air-cooled CB fours of the '70s. But how well does...

Video: BMW F800GT first ride

Video: BMW F800GT first ride

The new BMW F800GT aims to be a daily commuter, load-lugging tourer and weekend fun ride. The GT replaces the F800ST, which has been a decent seller in the middleweight touring bracket since 2006. The...

Suzuki Bandit and SV650 Owners Needed!

Suzuki Bandit and SV650 Owners Needed!

MCN is looking for Suzuki Bandit and SV650 owners for an upcoming feature! We need Suzuki SV650S or naked N both old and new style (tubular and pointy frame) Suzuki Gladius ownsers, as well as Bandit...

Aprilia Caponord 1200 – world first ride

Aprilia Caponord 1200 – world first ride

Aprilia's all-new and eagerly-anticipated entry into the adventure bikes class, the Caponord 1200, is currently being put through its paces by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. These are his first...

Can-Am Spyder first ride

Can-Am Spyder first ride

If the three-wheeled Cam-Am Spyder were a person you met, the first thing it would say is: "I'm not a motorcycle, you know." The second thing would be: "Are you aware that I'm not a motorcycle?" At...

New BMW F800GT first ride

New BMW F800GT first ride

BMW’s new middleweight tourer, the F800GT, is currently being put through its paces for the first time by MCN’s Andy Downes. These are his first impressions: “We’ve done around 100 miles so far...

Video: BMW race camp

Video: BMW race camp

The BMW Race Camp at Almeria, Spain is heaven on earth for S1000RR racers and trackday riders. It’s backed by BMW, and attended by the technicians who actually developed the S1000RR. Senior Road...

New Ducati Hypermotard first ride

New Ducati Hypermotard first ride

Ducati's all-new, water-cooled, 2013 Hypermotard is currently being put through its paces in southern Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here are his first impressions: "It's track this...

Honda CBR500R first ride

Honda CBR500R first ride

Honda’s eagerly-awaited new 500 is currently being tested for the first time by MCN’s Phil West on the roads around Tarragona, near Barcelona - and also at the Parc Motor Circuit, these are his first...

Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport first ride

Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport first ride

We're riding the mountain roads near Barcelona on the new £9599 Tiger 1050 Sport, Triumph's adventure-styled sports tourer. It's an updated version of the Tiger 1050 that's been with us since...

Does The CB1100 Tick The Boxes?

Does The CB1100 Tick The Boxes?

It’s been a long time coming – in every sense of the expression – but the CB1100 might, just MIGHT, have made that wait worthwhile. Six years after the prototype was first unveiled at the 2007 Tokyo...

Youth experiment: Kymco K-Pipe

Youth experiment: Kymco K-Pipe

This bike is the freshest breath of air in small capacity motorcycling in years. There, I’ve said it. It could also be exactly what’s needed if today’s youth are ever going to get back into...

Sports bikes to Africa

Sports bikes to Africa

We all know that sportsbikes are so focused that you need a track to get the best out of them. But, as has always been the case, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them every day. The Ducati Panigale...

MCN rides the Britten V1000

MCN rides the Britten V1000

‘Outstanding’, ‘amazing’, and ‘work of art’ are all labels liberally applied to the exotic race bikes built by John Britten, but in reality the Britten deserves a unique accolade to celebrate its...

Video: Honda CB1100 first ride

Video: Honda CB1100 first ride

MCN Executive Editor Phil West traveled to Valencia in Spain last week to ride Honda's completely new CB1100 retro roadster. Check out his opinions on Honda's brand new link to the past!

Video: African adventure - part two

Video: African adventure - part two

After riding through Spain and putting the Ducati Panigale S and BMW S1000RR through their paces on a track day at Almeria, our intrepid explorers head for the ferry to Africa before heading back to...

New BMW R1200GS ridden!

New BMW R1200GS ridden!

BMW’s all-new and eagerly-awaited R1200GS is currently being put through its paces in South Africa by MCN Senior Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: “We’re in 40 degree heat heading...

Video: African adventure

Video: African adventure

Remember the old days when we used our sports bikes for everything? They brightened up our weekends, took us to work, and off on holiday, but now there's a bike built for every occasion. Still, who...

Honda CB1100 Launch – First Impressions

Honda CB1100 Launch – First Impressions

Honda’s new CB1100 Retro Roadster is currently being put through its paces in the countryside around Valencia, Spain, by MCN’s Executive Editor, Phil West. These are his first impressions, ahead of a...

New BMW R1200GS Test - What Do you Want To Know?

New BMW R1200GS Test - What Do you Want To Know?

This week our intrepid road tester Chad jets off to South Africa for the launch of BMW's all-new R1200GS super-traillie. With stiff competition from KTM this year, BMW have strove to out-do themselves...

The ultimate BMW HP2 Sport

The ultimate BMW HP2 Sport

You either love the idea of trying to make a twin-cylinder air-cooled engine that's based on an old 1923 knocker go like the clappers, or you don’t. If you don’t, life is simple: you buy a Fireblade...

Video: Britten V1000 ridden

Video: Britten V1000 ridden

The ultimate nonconformist race bike, the Britten V1000 was hand-built by a dedicated team led by maverick engineer John Britten in New Zealand in the early '90s. Only 10 bikes remain, and after a...