New Bikes

New 2011 Aprilia Tuono on the Dyno

Posted May 30th, 2011 in Aprilia, New Bikes, On the Dyno.

MCN bought a new Aprilia Tuono in as part of a group test recently; it’s tiny, but packs a walloping 154bhp punch out of its V4 engine. The Ducati Streetfighter, in comparison made 146bhp, the Triumph Speed Triple put out 123bhp and the MV Brutale 1090 126bhp. The Tuono’s fully loaded with traction control and […]

Triumph Tiger 800 on Dyno

Posted January 26th, 2011 in New Bikes, Triumph.

The new model year bikes are filtering through the workshop now and a few weeks ago BIKE magazine bought the new Triumph Tiger 800 in for a quick Dyno run. It was the road-biased bike, not the XC, and the power and torque curve are quite something; linear, no lumps bumps or dips anywhere. And we mean […]

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX on Dyno

Posted January 20th, 2011 in Kawasaki, New Bikes, On the Dyno.

Strapped on our Dyno a few weeks ago, bought to us by those nice chaps at BIKE magazine was the new Kawasaki Z1000SX; the jury seemed out on the way it looks as it’s basically a Z1000 with a slightly bulbous fairing and lowers attached… which is either totally useless on a streetfighter-type tool or […]