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New Yamaha R1 on the way

MCN, 31 July 2014 11:15

Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike retains the basic engine design of the current model, but it is understood to share almost nothing else with the current bike as it attempts to ...

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BMW S1000R and R1200RT unveiled

Phil West, 05 November 2013 09:54

BMW’s long-anticipated new S1000RR-based super naked has just been unveiled at the Milan Show and these are the first official pictures. It features a retuned, 160bhp version of the S1000RR’s 999cc inline four engine, an electronics package including BMW’s Race ABS, ASC traction control and two power modes, kerb weight of just 207kg and is expected to be priced under ...

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KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 13:45

KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the latest innovation from electronics giant Bosch and is called Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) and it’s the first time ABS has been officially claimed to ...

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BMW S1000RR gets mid-life refresh

MCN, 01 July 2013 07:30

BMW is months away from launching a revised S1000RR which insiders say will get semi-active suspension from the HP4, a host of minor revisions along with an even more sophisticated ABS system which can even work when cornering to prevent lowside crashes. This prototype BMW confirms the company is continuing development of the class-leading superbike with a mid-life refresh that ...

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Pictures of supercharged Bimota emerge

MCN, 15 May 2013 14:48

These are the first pictures to emerge of Bimota's upcoming supercharged DB11 VLX, under development, taken by a factory insider. The completed machine is expected to go on sale early next year. The standard DB11 is currently the Italian firm's range-topping superbike, featuring a 162bhp V-twin1198 engine, taken from the current Ducati Diavel. It's an evolution of the 1098-engined DB7 ...

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New BMW R1200GS vs KTM 1190 Adventure: the debate

MCN, 05 March 2013 09:30

Fresh from their respective launches, MCN’s testers of the new BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure sat down to debate which made the biggest splash. What surprised you?Adam Child: How good it looked. It was never a good-looking bike.Michael Guy: Adventure bikes never are.AC: But now it is.  They’ve hidden the water-cooling really well and the huge header pipes are ...

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New Yamaha R1 spied testing

MCN, 28 February 2013 09:00

Early prototypes for Yamaha’s next-generation R1 superbike have been spied being put through their paces by the firm’s test riders. Two of the machines were caught by our colleagues at Australian Motor Cycle News as they were pitted against the bike that’s become the standard-bearer for the 1000cc class, BMW’s S1000RR. Don’t be fooled by the temporary bodywork, which is ...

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BMWs on show at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

MCN, 31 January 2013 10:30

The Carole Nash MCN London motorcycle show is happening on February 15 to 17 at Excel in London’s Docklands; almost every new bike for 2013 will be there along with loads of other customs, classics and the stunning Revolution live action show. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated new bike of 2013 is the BMW R1200GS; an all-new bike that shares ...

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New BMW R1200GS on show in London

MCN, 29 January 2013 09:30

The Carole Nash MCN London motorcycle show is happening on February 15 to 17 at Excel in London’s Docklands; almost every new bike for 2013 will be there along with loads of other customs, classics and the stunning Revolution live action show. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated new bike of 2013 is the BMW R1200GS; an all-new bike that shares ...

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BMW S1000RR HP4 arrives at dealers

Steve Farrell, 17 December 2012 13:00

BMW’s new S1000RR HP4 has arrived at UK dealers. The enhanced S1000RR litre sports bike features dynamic traction control, race ABS and semi-active suspension. The HP4 Carbon has extras including a carbon-fibre tank cover. They cost £16,700 and £19,350 respectively. There are over 80 BMW S1000RRs for sale at MCN bikes for sale, find one here.

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