The ul­ti­mate

OUR BIKES

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Only MCN can un­der­take a road test like this one – the 16 key new bikes for 2016 gath­ered to­gether to cre­ate the world’s most com­pre­hen­sive ex­am­i­na­tion of the bikes you care about most.

We’ve al­ready re­ported from the press launches but the MCN long-term test fleet tells us some­thing deeper – what they are like to live with.

Ev­ery mem­ber of MCN’S team with a bike li­cence is handed the keys to a ma­chine and tasked with be­ing at the van­guard of knowl­edge about it. If by mid­sum­mer our riders haven’t learnt ev­ery­thing im­por­tant about their bike, and swal­lowed the own­ers man­ual, then we’re

HAR­LEY-DAVID­SON STREET 750

ALI­SON SIL­COX

The 750’s a blank can­vas so I can’t wait to add a bit of my own per­son­al­ity. Let’s hope for a long hot sum­mer for evening trips to the coast for chips.

KTM 1290 SU­PER DUKE GT

RICHARD NEW­LAND This is one of the most ex­cit­ing new bikes of 2016. My theme for this year is ‘friends & fam­ily’, and that means do­ing some heavy mileage all over Europe – it’s go­ing to be one hell of a year. richard.new­land@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

■ Do you own one of the ma­chines here? Join one of our new reader pan­els. See the email ad­dress with each bike ali­son.sil­cox@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com michael.neeves@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com tony.hoare@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com emma.franklin@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com andy.down

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