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NCR Millona M16: 145kg, 200bhp, carbon-framed Ducati Desmosedici

Chris Newbigging, 01 June 2010 10:26

NCR is set to unveil the world’s most extreme Desmosedici road bike on June 10: a carbon framed, 200bhp, 145kg version of the already exclusive Ducati MotoGP replica. The outrageous limited-run machine will have a carbon fibre monocoque chassis designed with a matching carbon swingarm. The wheels and all of the bodywork will be made from carbon fibre for minimal ...

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25th Anniversary Suzuki GSX-R1000 goes on sale

Chris Newbigging, 27 May 2010 16:27

Suzuki has unwrapped the final 25th Anniversary GSX-R – a limited run of brown and cream GSX-R1000s. Just 25 bikes are available with an £11,000 price tag as, available to order online only through the website. There’s very little difference in terms of specification – the only hard parts changed are the end cans, which are Yoshimura GP Evo ...

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New CBF1000F will cost around £9000

Chris Newbigging, 27 May 2010 12:56

Honda has revealed that the new CBF1000F will cost in the region of £9000 when it goes on sale in the autumn. The updated, alloy-framed CBF is a late addition to Honda UK’s range – initially the bike wasn’t included, but it will now run alongside the old-type CBF as a higher-spec model. The new CBF1000F boasts an extra 10bhp ...

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BMW gears up for liquid-cooled GS

Chris Newbigging, 23 April 2010 10:57

BMW is in the early stages of making an all-new, super-efficient, Euro4 compliant water-cooled replacement for its iconic Boxer engine. The new engine is being developed because of tough Euro4 emissions which come in to force from 2012, and the current air-cooled engine doesn’t meet the new standards.     Air-cooling is a problem for engineers seeking lower emissions and reduced ...

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Ducati reveals rider friendly Monster 796

Chris Newbigging, 19 April 2010 14:07

Ducati has launched a new Monster 796 with the 803cc engine from the Hypermotard 796 and other improvements based on owner feedback. Broadly, the new bike is similar to the 696 and 1100 version of the Monster, both of which will continue, but the air-cooled two-valve 803cc engine is an all-new unit that debuted at the tail end of 2009 ...

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New-look Honda CBF1000 makes last-minute appearance

Chris Newbigging, 16 April 2010 14:56

Honda is reversing its decision not to import the new CBF1000 – it will now go on sale in August. The overhauled CBF gets a raft of chassis, styling and practical changes over the plain but capable current model, but still keeps the basic virtues that made the original popular. The key changes are a switch from a steel backbone ...

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Paolo Berlusconi saves failing Moto Morini

Chris Newbigging, 13 April 2010 11:48

Troubled Italian manufacturer Moto Morini has been bought for 2.5 million Euros by Paolo Berlusconi, brother of Italian Prime Minister Silvio. Moto Morini declared itself bankrupt in September 2009 – a move that allows Italian firms six months breathing room to avoid paying debts. The firm has since scaled back production, building bikes to order while a backlog of unsold ...

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New MV Brutale gets more finance

Chris Newbigging, 09 April 2010 17:34

MV Agusta has extended the finance offers available on the all new 2010 Brutale models.   0% finance is available until 30 April 2010, with 25% deposit and repayments over 18 months.     MCN’s test of the two new Brutales showed them to be much easier to rude than last year’s bikes, with a new subtlety in power delivery. Power is still ...

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Nelis-Bakker TL1000 ridden

Chris Newbigging, 26 March 2010 16:25

MCN has ridden Mathijn Nelis’ amazing Nelis-Bakker custom-framed streetfighter – and you can read all about it in the March 31 issue of MCN. The bike was built from the ground-up by Nelis under the watchful eye of his employer Nico Bakker, the ex-racer turned master frame builder, and is powered by a brand new Suzuki TL1000R engine. Nearly all ...

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Yamaha FZ8 and Fazer8 full pictures and information revealed

Chris Newbigging, 12 March 2010 10:27

Yamaha has finally released the full details for the FZ8 naked and the half-faired Fazer8 after a drawn-out teaser campaign. The bikes completely replace the FZ6 range, sitting as a sporty middleweight, leaving the XJ6 and Diversion for novice riders and riders on a budget. The 779cc FZ8 and Fazer8 are both based on FZ1 frame and engine – the ...


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