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First rides & tests (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

    10 September 2016 by Andy Davidson

    First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

    First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress We’re on the launch of Moto Guzzi’s MGX-21 in Italy, two years after the initial concept art was first released at EICMA. The MGX is caked in aluminium...

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  • First ride: BMW G 310 R

    09 September 2016 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: BMW G 310 R

    BMW’s £4290, 313cc, 34bhp G310R does everything a first big bike, or commuter should do: it’s easy to ride, practical, brilliant on fuel (a claimed 85mpg) and will even put a grin on your face when...

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  • First ride: 2017 Harley-Davidson tourers

    09 September 2016 by Phil West

    First ride: 2017 Harley-Davidson tourers

    New Harley-Davidson engines don’t come around very often so the American legend’s headline news for 2017 – that its touring family all receive significantly updated motors featuring not just...

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  • BMW G310R first ride today

    08 September 2016 by Michael Neeves

    BMW G310R first ride today

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will be riding the eagerly-anticipated new BMW G310R today. It’s the first time the German firm has produced a small-capacity motorcycle, aimed squarely at...

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  • 2017 Harley-Davidson test incoming

    07 September 2016 by Phil West

    2017 Harley-Davidson test incoming

    MCN is getting ready for the launch of Harley-Davidson’s massively-updated for-2017 touring family of bikes which we’ll be testing near Tacoma, Washington State, USA, later this week. The biggest news...

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  • First Ride: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    07 September 2016 by Andy Davidson

    First Ride: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    Moto Guzzi are enjoying a resurgence in sales thanks to the ever expanding retro scene. Having recently celebrated their 95th anniversary, the Italian manufacturer pack genuine heritage, as proven by...

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  • First ride: Bultaco Brinco

    04 September 2016 by MCN News

    First ride: Bultaco Brinco

    Tech spec Price £4495 Motor brushless electric, AC Power 2Kw (2.6bhp) Weight 42kg Seat height 1011mm+ On sale Now Contact www.bultaco.com ‘It certainly gets the endorphins going' “Forget the...

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  • First ride: AJS Cadwell 125

    03 September 2016 by Peter Henshaw

    First ride: AJS Cadwell 125

    Tech Spec Price £1898 Engine 124cc air-cooled 2-valve  SOHC single Power 9.2bhp @ 8500rpm Weight 113kg Seat height 740mm On sale Now Contact www.ajsmotorcycles.co.uk 'All it lacks is...

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  • Gallery: Around the world for £5000

    22 August 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Around the world for £5000

    There's no doubt the current leaders in the adventure bike sector are amazing bikes. Loaded with top-spec electronics such as electronically adjustable suspension, rider modes and ABS, there's not...

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  • First ride revisited: Lotus C-01

    17 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    First ride revisited: Lotus C-01

    mad as A concept bike, as fast as a superbike Monaco is awash with wall-to-wall money and supercars, and has a harbour rammed with mega-millionaires’ yachts, so standing out from the crowd isn’t...

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  • BMW F800GS Adventure first ride

    16 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    BMW F800GS Adventure first ride

    Like almost all adventure bikes, the BMW F800GS Adventure is slightly hampered by the fact it’s not an R1200GS – the bike that defines the class and remains a massive global seller. It’s the same for...

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  • First test: SWM Gran Milano 440

    15 August 2016 by Peter Henshaw

    First test: SWM Gran Milano 440

    If you can remember the 1980s, and hankering after a Honda XBR500 or Yamaha SR500, then you’re probably the target for SWM’s Gran Milano. It’s powered by an air-cooled 445cc single, assembled by...

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  • Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700 group test

    03 August 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700 group test

    Yamaha’s MT-07 is the latest machine to be given the sports touring ‘Tracer’ treatment. All the ingredients are there: a punchy engine, comfy riding position, funky styling and an affordable price...

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  • First UK test: Zero DSR

    30 July 2016 by Martin Fitz-Gibbons

    First UK test: Zero DSR

    Until now, the few electric bikes that have actually reached production have all had one glaring fault or another. They’ve been too slow, too expensive, too heavy or too impractical – or, sometimes,...

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  • First Ride: BMW R nineT Scrambler

    15 July 2016 by Jon Urry

    First Ride: BMW R nineT Scrambler

    I know what you are thinking – another bloody bike called ‘Scrambler’. But hang on a second: Yes, BMW’s latest addition to its air-cooled R nineT range has the current fashion-pleasing (and now a bit...

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  • Yamaha Tracer 700 First Impressions

    27 June 2016 by Emma Franklin

    Yamaha Tracer 700 First Impressions

    Just stopped for lunch at the stunning Belvedere view point on the incredible Col dei Rossi, and Yamaha's new Tracer 700 has been the perfect partner so far.  It's really light and effortless to...

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  • Dream ticket - MCN rides the Suter MMX500

    16 June 2016 by Adam Child

    Dream ticket - MCN rides the Suter MMX500

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is in Germany at the demanding Lausitzring today, and is about to ride the stunning two-stroke Suter MMX500 race bike, fresh from the Isle of Man TT. Our very own...

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  • Speed Triple S v GSX-S1000 v Z1000

    11 June 2016 by Adam Child

    Speed Triple S v GSX-S1000 v Z1000

    You know the feeling. Your mate has just bought a brand new bike, the bike he’s been banging on about for ages. He then turns up on your drive bursting with pride and beckons you out of the house to...

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  • First ride: Bultaco Brinco R

    06 June 2016 by Ped Baker

    First ride: Bultaco Brinco R

    To most people Bultaco means one thing and that’s trials bikes. Incredibly successful in the 1960s and '70s, the marque went on to dominate the sport with eight world titles and four Scottish six-day...

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  • Launch video: Triumph Tiger Sport 1050

    03 June 2016 by MCN News

    Launch video: Triumph Tiger Sport 1050

    Here's MCN's Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child in the South of France with Triumph's new Tiger Sport 1050. For more of our motorcycle videos head over to our YouTube page here.  Looking to buy...

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  • First ride: Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S

    01 June 2016 by Phil West

    First ride: Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S

    I know what you’re thinking: they’ve done this ‘bad and black’ thing before. Remember 1995’s laughable Bad Boy? Or the 1998 Night Train? Or perhaps the 2008 Springer-fronted Cross Bones? All of those...

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  • World first test: SWM RS650R

    29 May 2016 by Michael Guy

    World first test: SWM RS650R

    Instead, serious round-the-world riders are using smaller-capacity singles including favourites such as the ancient-but-capable Suzuki DRZ400, Yamaha XT660 or the current KTM 690 Enduro...

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  • Triumph Thruxton R v Norton Dominator SS

    29 May 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Triumph Thruxton R v Norton Dominator SS

    We’ve been in love with the Thruxton since it’s launch but how does it compare against that other great British icon, the Norton... They might both be the best of British but the Triumph and Norton...

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  • First ride: Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

    19 May 2016 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

    Here’s a flattracker you can ride every day. The £8995 Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro is the latest addition to the Scrambler family. Ducati’s Scrambler range has been a phenomenal success, from the...

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  • Yamaha MT-10 launch incoming

    04 May 2016 by MCN News

    Yamaha MT-10 launch incoming

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is going to be in Spain later this week for the launch of Yamaha’s eagerly awaited MT-10. Essentially an R1 without a fairing, the MT-10 is tuned to deliver...

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  • Benelli BN251 launch kicks off

    12 April 2016 by Jon Urry

    Benelli BN251 launch kicks off

    Like so many Italian motorcycle manufacturers, Benelli’s 105 year history contains more peaks and troughs than a rollercoaster ride. However, since the firm was taken over by the Chinese Qianjiang...

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  • Honda 2016 NC750X launch

    18 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda 2016 NC750X launch

    Honda’s NC750X has become a consistently big seller for the company and the new 2016 model improves on the outgoing model in almost every regard. Key changes to the suspension, the Dual Clutch...

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  • Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride

    17 March 2016 by Simon Hargreaves

    Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride

    Live from the launch of Ducati’s first true adventure bike We're half-way through the debut of Ducati’s first proper off-road adventure bike, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, and even with just 50 miles...

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  • Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride incoming

    17 March 2016 by Simon Hargreaves

    Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride incoming

    It’s easy to explain what Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200 Enduro is. It’s a Multistrada 1200 S with added Enduro. In other words, Ducati have taken the 1200 S – even down to an almost identical 160bhp,...

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  • Honda NC750X launch preview

    17 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda NC750X launch preview

    Honda’s updated NC750 range, along with the Integra scooter, will be tested by MCN later this week in Spain so here is a recap of the changes made to the big-selling range of bikes. The actual riding...

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  • Launch: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber & Roamer

    15 March 2016 by Jon Urry

    Launch: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber & Roamer

    The current craze for retro bikes should be playing right into the hands of Moto Guzzi as few two-wheeler manufacturers can call on such a wealth of heritage. So, with this in mind, Guzzi have played...

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  • Triumph Thruxton R launch report

    07 March 2016 by Jon Urry

    Triumph Thruxton R launch report

    Live from the launch of the Triumph T120 Black and Thruxton R. After a gentle morning on the T120 Black, the pace certainly picked up with the arrival of the Thruxton R this afternoon. Compared to the...

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