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First look at Honda's ABS CBR600RR

Ben Purvis, 10 June 2008 09:31

Honda has revealed a CBR600RR with ABS brakes and MCN is due to ride the motorcycle today. The prototype CBR600RR is the first ever supersports motorcycle to feature the ABS that it plans to roll out across all its production machines within the next two years.  The CBR600RR is fitted with a completely new brake-by-wire Combined ABS system, which uses a computer control ...

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Video: Honda plans dual-clutch gearbox

Ben Purvis, 14 May 2008 11:28

Motorcycles are set to join the gearbox revolution that has hit the car world, with Honda preparing to unleash dual-clutch semi-automatic technology for motorcycles. Dual-clutch gearboxs have been around for cars since 2003 and now Honda are the first bike maker to show an interest in the system, hoping to install it into an inline four-cylinder sports bike engine. Skip the video ...

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Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

Ben Purvis, 09 May 2008 12:10

This week’s MotOh show in Barcelona saw the first showing of Derbi’s latest concept motorcycle – a machine that’s part motorcycle, part mountain bike. Called the DH2.0 – DH stands for Down Hill – the 100cc machine might make just 8bhp but with an all-in weight of less than 40kg it promises to be wieldy as a bicycle. And the firm ...

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Video: Custom Ducati goes into production

Ben Purvis, 07 May 2008 11:00

Custom motorcycle designer Jens vom Brauck has decided to put his Moto Scrambler Ducati special into production.Vom Brauck was crowned winner of the Design Your Dream Ducati competition in 2004 and we have already ridden the special that the new bike is based on.Watch the video to below to see the Scrambler in action and the video on the right to see one of ...

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Suzuki set to be first with production fuel cell motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 27 March 2008 09:19

Suzuki and British firm Intelligent Energy have announced an extension of their agreement to develop hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles with the intention of creating a production-ready hydrogen-powered bike in the near future. The colaboration between the two firms bore fruit last autumn with the showing of the Suzuki Crosscage motorcycle, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered concept bike with similar performance to a ...

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Four-wheeled "motorcycle" due for launch this week

Ben Purvis, 04 March 2008 14:51

This four-wheeled tilting motorcycle is set to be unveiled this week at the Geneva motor show. Created by madcap Swiss design firm Sbarro - famous in the past for its prototype bikes built around hubless wheels - the Pendolauto is a similar concept to Yamaha's recently revealed Tesseract concept bike, designed to offer the experience of a two-wheeler, but with ...

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Video: Aprilia RSV-4 in action

Ben Purvis, 27 February 2008 14:55

Last Friday Aprilia revealed the prototype of its new RSV-4 WSB challenger at a dealer meeting in Italy - and thanks to video-equipped mobile phones you can now even see and hear it in action. See pictures of the bike here See video of the Aprilia FV2 The bike was fired-up on stage at its unveiling, allowing dealers present to ...

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Percy’s MV Agusta Brutale

Ben Purvis, 14 February 2008 10:02

Just when you think MV Agusta can’t possibly launch another limited-edition version of one of its bikes, another one crops up – and the Brutale is the latest in line for the treatment. The all-white Brutale “By Percy” is an official link-up with Percy Irausquin, a fashion designer, who’s been personally responsible for removing every last trace of taste from ...

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BMW's uncrashable motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 13 February 2008 13:37

However hard kit manufacturers try to make crashing safer there’s always set to be a risk if you come off your motorcycle – but now manufacturers are working on ways to make the very act of falling off a far more remote possibility. One of the leaders in the field is BMW, the firm that pioneered ABS brakes, electronic suspension ...

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Suzuki reveals 2008 GSX-R prices

Ben Purvis, 01 February 2008 10:57

Suzuki revealed the final pricing of the new GSX-R600 and 750 at the MCN London Motorcycle Show and announced plans for a limited-edition white version. Click here for news from the Suzuki GSX-R 750 launch in Paris The first new 2008 GSX-R600s to arrive in the country will be the limited-run all-white machines, of which only 220 will be available ...

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