First rides & tests

  • Mistaken identity?

    02 June 2004

    Mistaken identity?

    Sometimes finding out more about a second-hand motorcycle can be fun, in a Sherlock Holmes kind of way. I'm planning to attend a trackday run by the guys at www.400greybike.co.uk, and thought I should...

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  • GSX-R is back in black

    02 June 2004

    GSX-R is back in black

    I'm counting myself really lucky. I'm back on two wheels, and they are very special ones indeed. Many of you will recall my GSX-R1000K4 was half-inched before I'd even got to the first service. Some...

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  • GSX-R750 turned me into a scrubber

    26 May 2004

    GSX-R750 turned me into a scrubber

    Andy Downes, MCN’s News Editor, is running a GSX-R750 this year. This is what he has to say about it so far. If you’ve got an ’04 GSX-R750 and want to contact Andy, email him at...

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  • BMW R1200GS off to a bad start

    26 May 2004

    BMW R1200GS off to a bad start

    Peter Baker, 34, is running a 2004 BMW R1200GS for MCN this year. He’s one of the paper’s two Deputy Editors and has 20 years of riding experience. His previous bikes include a Triumph...

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  • Hooked on a Honda RVF400

    26 May 2004

    Hooked on a Honda RVF400

    It's the bike I always dreamed of owning as a teenager, and almost a decade later it's still as sexy as ever. It truly is a mini-version of the RC45 and every ride so far has had me imagining I'm at...

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  • Learning to love his GSX-R600

    26 May 2004

    Learning to love his GSX-R600

    Matt Wildee is one of MCN’s team of news reporters. He is running an O4 Suzuki GSX-R600 this year. This is what he has to say about it so far. The GSX-R and I are set for the ultimate summer. In...

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  • CBR is the perfect choice

    21 April 2004

    CBR is the perfect choice

    In the four weeks I've had it the CBR has done 1500 miles on everything from my daily commute to work, motorway trips around the country, and as many back lane rides with my mates as I could squeeze...

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