Norton Commando v Triumph Thruxton v Hyde Harrier v Enfield Clubman
The arrival of Norton's new version of its 961 Commando, coinciding with the emergence of the likes of Royal Enfield's Clubman and a raft of specials based on Triumph's Thruxton, has helped create a whole new cult of the Café Racer. We take the Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer, Ace 904 Thruxton Special, Hyde Harrier Jubilee and Royal Enfield Clubman on a ton-up trip to the coast to find out what they're all about...
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.
Triumph Thunderbird vs. the best of the rest
MCN has already discovered that although the new Triumph Thunderbird is a great bike, it still can't tempt riders who have their hearts set on a Harley. But how does it compare to the other cruiser competition?
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.