Triumph Speedmaster vs Harley-Davidson 883 Iron vs Kawasaki VN900
The new £6,749 Triumph Speedmaster takes on the £6,699 Harley-Davidson 883 Iron and £7,000 Kawaski VN900 in our test of the middleweight cruisers, that offer custom motorcycle styling without the inflated pricetag and size of the bigger cruisers. Surprisingly, they don't feel cheap and can almost offer the same experience as their bigger custom brothers but for half the price. With the Harley and Triumph you also buy in to the 'brand', whereas the Kawasaki lacks kudos but makes up for it with the mean, pseudo hard tail styling, with the hidden rear shock giving not only cleaner lines, but also better ride quality than the others. View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN channel: http://www.youtube.com/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
Harley-Davidson 48 review
The new Harley-Davidson 48 is supposed to help the American firm attract a new younger fashion-conscious audience. The 48 is basically a stripped-back Sportster 1200, with a wide 150-section front tyre. The speedo is mounted flat on the top yoke and the mirrors are mounted under the handlebars to give the 48 a flat-topped look.
True state of Donington Park track revealed
This exclusive video shot by MCN shows the true scale of the work to repair the ill-fated building work facing the circuit owners before they can bring back any kind of racing to the track. MCN was able to complete a lap in a car with a video camera to show just how much destruction has been wreaked before the building work attempting to turn the track into a Formula One track ceased. For the full story behind the next step in the renewel of Donington check out the March 10 issue of MCN.
BMW S1000RR is king!
MCN took part in the annual Masterbike test at the new Motorland circuit near Valencia, Spain, where all nine 1000cc inline-fours and 1200 V-twin sportsbikes competed head-to-head.