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Retro Racers: YAMAHA XJR1300 vs BMW R NINE T

Retro Racers: YAMAHA XJR1300 vs BMW R NINE T

The latest hipster-pleasing retros are out to prove there's more to life than posing.  A click of compression damping on the fully-adjustable forks and a shed-load of preload added to each...

VIDEO: Kawasaki H2 2015 ridden at Rockingham by Neevesy

VIDEO: Kawasaki H2 2015 ridden at Rockingham by Neevesy

At the beginning of the day (in this video) I didn¹t enjoy riding the H2 around the track, but during the afternoon it grows on me. It¹s actually fun to control something so out of shape, leaving huge...

Long-term test: What I love about the new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

Long-term test: What I love about the new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

I’ve always had a huge, gooey soft spot for trailies. And I’ve always loved the simplicity of an easy-going parallel or V-twin. That’s why I’m so stoked to be spending the year with the new Suzuki...

Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 was designed to fill the daunting gap between their popular YZF-R125 and headbanging YZF-R6. If our first ride on the launch in southern Spain is an accurate guide then they have...

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

Another day, another new bike launch! We're in France today riding the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 The Turismo Veloce is the latest bike to use the three-cylinder 798cc motor first seen in the...

MCN gearing up for MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 launch

MCN gearing up for MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 launch

MCN is getting ready for the launch of the latest MV Agusta from the famous Italian firm with the launch of the new Turismo Veloce 800 in the South of France on Thursday this week. The Turismo Veloce...

New Yamaha YZF-R3 is practical, easygoing and downright fun

New Yamaha YZF-R3 is practical, easygoing and downright fun

Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 was designed to fill the daunting gap between their popular YZF-R125 and headbanging YZF-R6. If our first ride on the launch in southern Spain is an accurate guide then they have...

Aprilia RSV4 RF: the rivals

Aprilia RSV4 RF: the rivals

The press launch of the Aprilia RSV4 RF takes place next week at the Misano circuit, Italy. 2015 is the year of the superbike, with bikes like the Ducati 1299 Panigale, updated BMW S1000RR and new...

Benelli BN302 first ride

Benelli BN302 first ride

The Benelli BN302 is the bike the Italian company hopes will kickstart their worldwide resurgence, 10 years after they were purhcased by the Qianjiang Group. From a distance you'd be forgiven for...

5 things I’ve learnt in my first week with a KTM 1050 Adventure

5 things I’ve learnt in my first week with a KTM 1050 Adventure

Getting to grips with new things is one of the best bits about riding a brand new bike (as long as you don’t ride into a hedge while trying to work out what ‘menu 2’ on the onboard computer is for).

Video: Yamaha R1 onboard at Jerez

Video: Yamaha R1 onboard at Jerez

Go onboard with MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves as he tests the new Yamaha R1 at the Jerez circuit in Spain. Find out how the new R1 compared to its rivals in our group test, here.