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BMW buys Husqvarna

Ben Purvis, 20 July 2007 09:52

It has just been confirmed that BMW has bought the Husqvarana motorcycle brand outright. The deal was signed with Husqvarna boss Claudio Castiglioni yesterday, (Thursday July 19), and will be officially announced shortly. The deal sees BMW buy the brand, production facilities and take charge of all the staff. No price will be announced for the deal for several weeks. ...

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Video: Britain's leaning monkey trike

Anonymous, 11 July 2007 14:03

A few people have had a go at leaning trike prototypes but few make it past the drawing design stage. But here we have video of a completely working and road registered prototype that has been developed thanks to British inventor Mike Hobbs and engineering and technology consultants Ricardo. Using a monkey bike as the canvas for the scaled-down concept the ...

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2008 Buells updated

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 09:00

While the New Buell 1125R is guaranteed to be the talking point of the 2008 Buell range, the firm’s other bikes haven’t gone unchanged. While the Buell Firebolt has been dropped in favour of the new water-cooled machine, the rest of the air cooled line-up remains, and all the bikes have been improved for 2008. All Buell's air-cooled models, including the City X, ...

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New Buell 1125R revealed

Ben Purvis, 09 July 2007 09:00

Finally America’s only sportsbike maker has become America’s only superbike maker with the launch of the new 1125R. Marking the first water-cooled Buell motorcycle since the first, two-stroke 750RW of 1983, the new 1125R offers 146bhp from a completely new V-twin engine and costs just £8495, making it a real alternative to bikes like Aprilia’s RSV-R and Japanese four-cylinder superbikes. ...

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New V-twin sports motorcycle launches exclusively on our website

Marc Potter, 06 July 2007 15:45

At 9am Monday morning we’ll bring you the world’s first video and pictures of the most exciting sports bike we’ve seen since the Ducati 1098. Sadly we can’t say what it is yet as we’re under a strict legal agreement to bring it to you on Monday morning, but rest assured we’ll bring you first look at the most exciting ...

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Video: First look as Suzuki launches 2008 Hayabusa

Angus Farquhar, 02 July 2007 18:54

Suzuki launched it's new 2008 Hayabusa in Rome at 5:30pm on Monday night and we've got the first video of the new bike. Check out the player below to see the bike in the flesh and in action on the stage and on Suzuki's promotional videos at the exclusive launch event.   Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV

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Video: Ducati launch 1098 R World Superbike homologation motorcycle

Angus Farquhar, 30 June 2007 18:57

Ducati has launched the long awaited R version of the 1098 at the World Ducati Week in Misano. The bike is launched following the recent change of World Superbike rules to allow 1200cc twin-cylinder motorcycles to compete against the 1000cc fours. Watch the video of the unveiling of the Ducati 1098 R below and see the bike in action for ...

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Video: Aprilia's new V4 superbike engine

Angus Farquhar, 19 June 2007 19:16

With details of Aprilia's new sportsbike emerging in the June 2 edtion of MCN we thought we'd show you footage of the bikes all new V4 powerplant. Check out the video below to see the new four-cylinder engine in all it's glory and check out the June 20 edition of MCN for an exclusive on how the bike will look.   Zoom ...

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F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 06 June 2007 12:33

Two top British Formula 1 designers have created the Ecosse-Spirit ES1 - a radical new superbike which promises to offer 220mph performance. The new design goes back to the very first principles of motorcycle architecture – starting with a new riding position aimed at hugely improving aerodynamics, and then designing the rest of the bike to allow that riding position to ...

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Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

Ian Jubb, 06 June 2007 00:00

A pair of British F1 designers have revealed to MCN what they are calling the "fastest, lightest, best handling superbike" and we've got an exclusive interview and pictures of the new bike. Check out the video below to hear the two designers explain the concepts behind the Spirit ES1 and see the 3D model. Get more in for on the bike at ...

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