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Asphaltfighters Stormbringer: the £52,000 280bhp, 200mph Kawasaki ZX-10R

Chris Newbigging, 27 November 2009 11:07

This is the most extreme road-going 1000cc sportsbike in the world: 280bhp, Kawasaki ZX-10R-based Asphaltfighters Stormbringer. Built in Germany, the Stormbringer takes a standard 165bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R and modifies it almost beyond recognition. The main feature is the engine – still kept at 999cc, the motor is fully reworked internally by German tuner Sepp Buchner, who has done extensive work ...

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New 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 – new teaser photo

Chris Newbigging, 03 November 2009 09:00

MV Agusta has released this teaser picture of its new F4 1000 superbike a week ahead of its full unveiling in Milan. According to MV Agusta the F4 1000 reverts to 998cc capacity, meaning it is now directly competing with the Honda Fireblade, Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and the Kawasaki ZX-10R. It will also be the legal in superbike/superstock race classes. MV claims ...

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Yamaha Super Ténéré concept update: more pictures

Chris Newbigging, 21 October 2009 16:07

Yamaha is drip-feeding more pictures of its interesting, if slightly ludicrous, made-from-cloth Super Ténéré  concept, revealed today (October 21) at the Tokyo show. It’s quite clear that this is no way a production bike – bodywork made from cloth, no controls to speak of and engine internals floating in mid-air should tell you that – but it does give an ...

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World's first stereo swingarm!

Chris Newbigging, 10 October 2009 15:30

Custom motorcycle parts don’t get much more ludicrous than the subwoofer-equipped swingarm on this Suzuki TL1000S! Created by ABW Designs in Virginia, the tubular steel swingarm is not only set up to accept a 300-section back tyre (standard is 190-section) but also house a subwoofer box! A pair of speakers in the fairing openings provide the sound to go with ...

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2010 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F official pictures

Chris Newbigging, 08 October 2009 10:07

These are the first official pictures of the European model Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F – a fully-faired version of the XJ6 Diversion launched in 2009. Technically the bike share the same steel frame, 2003 R6-derived inline four-cylinder 600cc engine and basic components – the only different is the new full fairing. Yamaha’s press release states: “For 2010 the Yamaha model range is ...

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MV Agusta’s sneak preview of restyled 2010 F4 superbike

Chris Newbigging, 07 October 2009 12:17

MV Agusta has released this darkened studio picture of the new 2010 F4 superbike ahead of the official reveal on November 8. MV Agustas for sale MV is keeping tight-lipped about the exact nature of the changes to the bike – though even this carefully shot image shows the fairing, screen and lights are all new, but retaining the same attitude ...

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Video: Head-down is the new knee-down!

Chris Newbigging, 02 October 2009 12:04

Think you’re a bit special because you can get your knee down? This mystery Japanese rider still makes you look rubbish. Not content with knee or even elbow dragging, he’s using his diminutive Honda NSR50 to ride in small circles pivoting around his head on the floor! There’s also a display from another rider rear-wheel steering in very small knee-down ...

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Video: 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 and 1080

Chris Newbigging, 29 September 2009 11:00

This is MV Agusta's official promotional video for the new Brutale 990 and 1080 released as MCN's Michael Neeves flies out to test the bike. We'll post our first test as soon as we've ridden the bike - but for now take a look at the video for a taste of what the new Brutale is about.  

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2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 N

Chris Newbigging, 11 September 2009 15:35

Suzuki has just released the 2010 version of the Bandit 1250 N in France with a restyled seat unit, headlight and clocks. Underneath the new look (to match the 2009-spec Bandit 650) the bike is technically unchanged. A new instrument panel with a digital speedo is fitted, and ABS is standard fitment. UK availability and price is yet to be ...

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Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

Chris Newbigging, 08 September 2009 13:11

BMW has released this video of factory-backed stunt champion Chris Pfeiffer riding an F800R through it's office in Munich! Pfeiffer rode his stunt bike through the offices right up to the roof of the BMW Viercylinder building - see the video here:  

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