2010 Kawasaki Versys v BMW F650GS v Suzuki V-Strom
Five miles was all it took for MCN's road testers to agree the new 2010 Kawasaki Versys is fun to ride. 100 miles later it was clear the new bike should be just as popular as the 2009 Versys. But is the new Versys the best middleweight do-everything bike available? Watch the video to see it take on the BMW F650GS and Suzuki V-Strom.
Triumph Tiger 800XC vs BMW F800GS
MCN's test of the new Triumph Tiger 800XC against BMW's established performer F800GS has shown the Hinckley factory has yet another hit motorcycle in its expanding range. Our road trip to South West Wales involved 450 road miles and a day off-road on the same terrain used by the World rally Championships -- an arduous test for any factory-sponsored rally car let alone mass-produced, road-biased motorcycles you or us can walk into a shop and buy.
Extreme adventure test: Part one
While for many, adventure bikes represent comfort, on road presence and load carrying abilities -- these clearly shouldn't be their only qualities. The real design brief for an adventure bike is that it will take you and your kit wherever you want to go whether that's touring Scotland or navigating your way across the Sahara desert. Unlike the majority of tests in the media that focus primarily on road riding with some token dirt action, this test is different. The 400 miles of road work covered on this test was purely to get to the off road trails we wanted. This is a test to determine which of the four bikes you'd want to take into the depths of Africa and which would be better off sticking to well surfaced tarmacked roads. Get all the latest news at http://www.motorcyclenews.com
BMW F800GS vs R1200GS and Triumph 800XC vs 1200 Tiger Explorer | Road Tests | Motorcyclenews.com
Do you really need anything bigger than the new F800GS from BMW? Is there any need for the larger R1200GS? And by the same token, why would you go for Triumph's larger 1200 Tiger Explorer when its 800 Tiger XC ticks many of the same boxes? Time to find out... 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