Mercedes SLS AMG & Ducati 1198 SP from a bikers point of view

Ducati's ultimate evolution of the 1198, the SP, takes on the 571bhp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves takes a look at the world's most powerful production V8 supercar through the eyes of a biker. Is it really that fast? Does it compare to the superbike? View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN channel: http://www.youtube.com/motorcyclenewsdotcom Subscribe to the MCN YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motorcyclenewsdotcom Get the latest motorcycle news at http://www.motorcyclenews.com/ Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MotorcycleNews/ Motor Cycle News on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNNews MCN sport on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNSport

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Ducati Desmosedici vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Which is fastest - the Ducati Desmosedici RR or the Ferrari 430 Scuderia? Car fans will argue a supercar can out-brake and out-corner a bike, but we'll point out that a bike's power-to-weight ratio is much better, so in a straight race the car will never even get close enough to the bike to use its 'magic' powers. To prove two wheels are better than four forever, were pitching arguably the best road bike in the world against one of the best road cars, in perfect conditions at the Almeria circuit in Spain. Watch the video to see the result. You can read the full report in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday November 11.





Akrapovič Morsus World First Ride
MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin takes the critically acclaimed Akrapovic Morsus for a world first test ride in Slovenia. The Morsus is a unique custom machine built for aftermarket Exhaust giant Akrapovic by specialists Dreamachine Motorcycles of Slovenia. It went from drawing to finished article in just two and a half months and went on to win major European custom show championships, culminating with an entry to the AMD World Championship. View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN channel: http://www.youtube.com/motorcyclenewsdotcom Subscribe to the MCN YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motorcyclenewsdotcom Get the latest motorcycle news at http://www.motorcyclenews.com/ Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MotorcycleNews/ Motor Cycle News on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNNews MCN sport on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNSport





Speed test: S1000RR v RSV4 v Hayabusa v ZZ-R1400
20 years after the launch of the original hyperbike, Kawasaki's ZZ-R1100, superbikes like BMW's S1000RR are now so fast they're rendering the Hayabusa and co. irrelevant... Or are they? Read the full test in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 19 May 2010.





Safety Sphere - Ultimate motorcycle airbag suit
Rejean Neron's Safety Sphere is a protective suit which inflates to a man-sized sphere, completely enveloping the rider in the event of a crash. It inflates in five hundredths of a second, cushioning the rider for any impact (except perhaps those into giant spikes) and consists of a loose fitting coverall suit comprised of two layers of fabric. Neron explains: "The outer layer is made up of a highly resistant parachute type material. The inner layer is made up of a thin, moderately elastic synthetic material. In a collision situation, the passengers are thrown from the motorcycle, the cord connecting them to the motorcycle seat disconnects, the electrical voltage plummets, and the electronic circuit processor inside the belt buckle housing of each occupant connects the 9 volt battery to an electric igniter in the back housing of their respective suits." This triggers the firing of an explosive canister of propellant called nitrocellulose. Neron is a motorcycling idealist who believes bikes could play a massive role in alleviating congestion in 21st century cities, if only riders' fear of crashing's consequences could be reduced to those of the prang-happy car driver. He's been working on the Safety Sphere for many years, through 'countless' iterations and is now looking for backing to bring the design to production. View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN channel: http://www.youtube.com/motorcyclenewsdotcom Subscribe to the MCN YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motorcyclenewsdotcom Get the latest motorcycle news at http://www.motorcyclenews.com/ Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MotorcycleNews/ Motor Cycle News on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNNews MCN sport on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MCNSport




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