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Bimota Moto2 bike may form basis of new HB4 road bike

Guy Procter, 15 January 2010 11:39

Bimota’s exquisite new Moto2 contender will form the basis of a new supersport-capacity roadbike if the season goes well and Honda agrees to sell the Rimini firm engines.     New Bimota DB8: 1198 engine, two seats & cheaper price The HB4, which has already been tested at tiny Italian track Binetto in the hands of rider Roberto Tamburini, is the first ...

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Read it and wince: Honda VFR1200F US price revealed

Guy Procter, 07 December 2009 16:22

Honda has set the US price of the new VFR1200F at a level guarantee to raise UK buyers’ eyebrows.  More info on the Honda VFR1200 The new sports-tourer will sell for just £9,782 in the US – almost £2000 less than in Britain. The $15,999 US price compares with £11,596 in Britain and is the same as Honda charges for ...

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Kawasaki 1400GTR v BMW K1300GT - the verdict's revealed on Wednesday

Guy Procter, 04 December 2009 17:02

Kawasaki has the K1300GT firmly in its sights with its uprated 2010 1400GTR. Surly they can’t beat the German experts at only its second attempt? Our test in MCN on Wednesday will reveal all. Kawasaki’s 1400GTR hyper-tourer has received a major make-over for 2010 with one goal only – to leapfrog BMW’s reigning K1300GT as top dog in the class. ...

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Triumph Street Triple: L675 Warbird

Guy Procter, 04 December 2009 16:49

German parts maker and modifier LSL has turned out this awesome-looking Triumph Street Triple, dubbed the T-L675 Warbird. Inspired by Germany’s Triumph Cup the bike develops 115bhp (20 more than stock) and features a new nose fairing, adjustable levers, GSX-R750 forks (the finished limited-edition run will have the 41mm Kayaba fork of the Street Triple R), Nissin brakes and Öhlins ...

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NEC Show: Yamaha R1 wins as MCN's Bikes of 2009 are revealed

Guy Procter, 26 November 2009 17:27

The revolutionary Yamaha R1 is today revealed as MCN’s Bike of the Year. An expert panel of judges headed by MCN Editor Marc Potter voted unanimously in favour of the bike, with Potter presenting the award to a delighted Yamaha at the NEC show. Triumph claimed the Manufacturer of the Year Award. The full list of 2009’s MCN Award winners, ...

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2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets ABS as standard

Guy Procter, 28 September 2009 14:24

The new-for-2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets a host of spec upgrades to keep it competitive in 2010. ABS is standard for the first time, with the choice of two exclusive colour schemes (matt black and matt graphite) colour-matched panniers and handguards included. The 1050cc motor’s 113bhp and 74 lb-ft remain unchanged. Further reading:Triumph Tiger SE | Motorcycle insurance

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Boobs on Bikes parade no longer a must-visit

Guy Procter, 23 September 2009 11:49

New Zealand’s annual Boobs on Bikes parade parade took place yesterday, but it’s no longer a must-visit for bike fans MCN is sorry to report. The bikes were outnumbered by the boobs by far more than the usual 2-to-1, with many of the boob’s owners choosing to ride in cars or even tanks rather than take to two wheels. We ...

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Ducati Monster 696 ABS on sale in 2010

Guy Procter, 11 September 2009 16:08

It beat its 1100cc big brother to the new Monster look, now the entry-level 696 is set to get the jump on the latest tech. Ducati’s entry-level Monster will get ABS in 2010, making it the only current Ducati to use anti-lock technology, and an even better first big bike. Leaked documents reveal the new system carries no weight penalty, ...

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Did you spot the woman's face in the 2010 CBR600?

Guy Procter, 08 September 2009 16:58

The new CBR600RR Special Edition colourscheme hides an orgasmic woman’s face. Or doesn’t hide it, depending on how you look at it. It passed us by on first viewing but now it’s hard to imagine how it failed to leap out. Either way it fails to cast any more light on a truly, erm, original paintjob.  

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2010 Honda CBF600s come to life with new colours

Guy Procter, 04 September 2009 10:54

Honda’s middleweight workhorse has always performed far better than its dowdy looks suggest – which makes Honda’s livelier 2010 CBF600 paintschemes a welcome change. Find a Honda CBF600 for sale It also explains where the Dragon Green paint pot (stolen from the CB1000R) went.   Read the Honda CBF600 review The naked CBF600N will be available in:Pearl Nightstar BlackDragon Green MetallicPearl ...

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