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11 December 2016

NAKED SHAKEDOWN

Human nature will no doubt have caused you to scan the results before reading this summary. And no doubt you will already have formed your own opinions as to whether the scores are justified. If there is one thing which amazes me most about our overall winner, the BMW S1000R, it

Bike-tests
11 December 2016

Suzuki GSX-S1000

The most striking attribute of Suzuki’s superbike-derived naked is undoubtedly its price. Three grand more will get you the next-least-expensive MT-10, after which you’ll need another two thousand-plus for the Trumpy or Beemer, and an extra 10 big ones or more for the big twi

Bike-tests
11 December 2016

Triumph 1050 Speed Triple R

The Speed Triple is a modern classic which, in comparison to the other nakeds on test, seems almost timeless in its styling. This is a clever move in a sector where many bikes polarise opinions with their looks, and date quickly as a consequence. I haven’t met a single person w

Bike-tests
08 December 2016

Yamaha MT-10

As the only bike on test I’d not yet ridden, the Yamaha MT-10 was the one I looked forward to the most. It’s just the way being bikurious works. Luckily I’ve come to dismiss first impressions, because although some may like the robotic look, in my opinion the MT-10 looks

Bike-tests
06 December 2016

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

The legend of the orange Beast is one that strikes either fear, fanaticism, or bewilderment into the heart of all who come face to face with it. Even if you have no knowledge of the phenomenal power it wields, both its towering height and aggressive poise make it an intimidating

Bike-tests
06 December 2016

Ducati Monster 1200 R

Last time AMCN ran a naked group test it was the Monster 1200 S that joined the party. It was obvious from the outset that the S model was a very different animal than the other supernakeds. With an easier-going temperament and more laidback attitude than the stripped-back racer

Bike-tests
05 December 2016

BMW S1000R

A formidable contender in the supernaked class, the BMW S1000R features an eye-popping spec sheet, high-performance S1000RR lineage and great pricing that helped it win AMCN Motorcycle of the Year in its debut back in 2014. Two years on it remains an extremely attractive package

Bike-tests
04 December 2016

The 2016 Naked Shootout

Seven faces, seven vastly different characters, one goal – to rule the road, and convince us all to go naked!

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27 November 2016

Triumph Thruxton

Triumph has taken its own Café Race heritage and turned it on it’s head. Before it was power or nimbleness, now you can have both.

Bike-tests
25 November 2016

Quin spin - Continental GT

Whether you’re a LAMS newbie or an original Ton-Up Boy, the GT offers an addictive buzz

Bike-tests
23 November 2016

Buell XB12X Ulysses 2004-2009

Radical design, decent Harley power and grunt make for an adventure tourer right outta left-field

Bike-tests
19 November 2016

Buell RR1000

Harley-Davidson’s decision to shut down Buell in 2009 brought an end, first time around, to Erik Buell’s dream of breaking the conventional two-wheeled template of American motorcycle design. The bankruptcy last year of his successor company, EBR, after a run-in with his Indi