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2012 Triumph Speed Triple R gallery

Phil West, 31 October 2011 10:40

Triumph's best-selling and class-leading super naked, the Speed Triple 1050 has only ever really lacked one thing - a taste of the exotic. But for 2012 even that's changed with the introduction of this - the brand new Speed Triple R. The bike, essentially an uprated version of the standard machine, follows the template of previous Triumph R models such ...

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New Triumph Tiger Explorer revealed

Phil West, 24 October 2011 00:05

Triumph has just released the first official pictures of its hugely-anticipated all-new adventure bike – the ‘Tiger Explorer’. The newcomer has been expected for over a year. MCN published the first spy pictures of the bike in prototype form 12 months ago. But this is the first time the finished, production-ready machine has been shown. The c.1200cc, three-cylinder, shaft drive ...

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New Triumph ‘Steve McQueen edition’ debuts

Phil West, 24 October 2011 00:05

This special-edition version of the Bonneville, dubbed the 'Steve McQueen Edition' has just been unveiled by Triumph and will go on sale in 2012 – but only while stocks last. The bike has been designed to pay tribute to the late Hollywood star’s love of Triumph motorcycles and will be limited to just 1100 examples. It’s based on the current ...

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Speed Triple gets the ‘R’ treatment

Phil West, 24 October 2011 00:05

These are the first pictures of Triumph’s hotly-rumoured, new-for-2012 Speed Triple R – a special, uprated version of its best-selling super naked. Following in the footsteps of Triumph’s previous Street Triple R and Daytona 675 R, the new Speed Triple R is essentially an uprated version of the standard machine. As such it gets uprated Ohlins suspension, tasty Brembo Monobloc ...

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Honda confirms Crosstourer as 2012 model

Phil West, 20 October 2011 10:29

Honda has just announced that, as expected, its all-new V4 adventure bike, the Crosstourer, which was unveiled in prototype form at last year’s Milan Show WILL be going into production next year. The full announcement is as follows: "Honda today confirms that the Crosstourer model unveiled as a concept at the 2010 EICMA show will go into mass production, and ...

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KTM unveils ‘Freeride 350’

Phil West, 18 October 2011 17:21

Say hello to KTM’s new ‘Freeride’, a road-legal, ‘fun’, dirt bike powered by a 350cc single and weighing just 99kg. It’s been announced in advance of the Milan Show where it will receive its official public unveiling before going on sale next spring. The powerplant is a detuned version of KTM’s fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 350 single, producing a claimed 24bhp. ...

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New Aprilia SRV850 superscoot debuts

Phil West, 18 October 2011 11:50

Aprilia has just released this picture of its new maxi-scoot – the SRV850. It’s basically an updated, face-lifted version of sister-company Gilera’s GP800. The Noale firm took a similar approach recently when it launched the  SR Max 300 scoot which was also essentially an updated, facelifted version of Gilera’s Nexus. The SRV has the same basic rolling chassis as the ...

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MV Agusta F3 prices confirmed

Phil West, 11 October 2011 16:36

MV Agusta has just announced the price and availability of its 2012 models including the eagerly awaited new F3 and F3 Brutale. As expected, the F3 sportster – a direct rival for the Triumph 675 Daytona and Daytona R, is priced at £9999 and will become available in February next year. MV has also confirmed the bike will produce 130bhp. ...

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Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

Phil West, 10 October 2011 10:02

This is the radical, all-new 1200cc 'Superquadro' engine which will power Ducati’s eagerly awaited new superbike, the 1199 Panigale – and it’s set to revolutionize superbikes. In this week’s MCN – out Wednesday – Ducati chief Claudio Domenicali reveals the engine is: incredibly ‘oversquare’ – where piston diameter, or bore, exceeds stroke. The engine is dubbed ‘Superquadro’ which is Italian for ...

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Ducati superbike revealed as ‘1199 Panigale’

Phil West, 21 September 2011 10:05

Ducati’s all-new superbike will be called the ‘1199 Panigale’ we can now officially reveal. The Italian factory confirmed the new bike’s name this morning and also revealed that the bike would NOT debut in the world superbike championship until 2013 but WOULD compete in the 2012 Superstock series.  Here’s the announcement in full: “Ducati officially announces the naming of its ...

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