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Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

Dan Aspel, 31 March 2011 11:11

Chip Yates' petrol-beating electric superbike has been run through a dyno, with some impressive results. The "world's most powerful electric motorcycle" - which achieved two podium finishes against a grid of petrol-fuelled superbikes in January - came back with a 240bhp rating and a top speed of 227mph. Yates said: "We had two goals - to put down maximum power to the ...

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Triumph tops 2010 sales chart

Dan Aspel, 13 January 2011 13:44

Triumph finished top of last year’s high-capacity sales chart, selling more 500cc+ bikes in the UK than any other manufacturer. Find a used Triumph for sale. The figures, released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), showed that Triumph's total of 7,562 models sold in 2010 represented a 1.5% increase on the British firm’s 2009 sales. During 2010 the Hinckley-based company also ...

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The world's sexiest electric bike?

Dan Aspel, 24 December 2010 08:00

This is the Mission R electric race bike from US-based Mission Motors. They describe it as: "powerful, intelligent and downright fierce". The top speed of 160mph is achieved via a 141bhp liquid-cooled 3-phase AC induction motor that puts out 115ftlb of torque.   The billet aluminum and chromoly frame is accompanied by GP-spec. components including Öhlins FGR-000 TTX25 gas-charged forks (with adjustment ...

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Milan bike show: Honda New Mid Concept scooter

Dan Aspel, 04 November 2010 10:50

Honda has unveiled the New Mid Concept scooter at the Milan motorcycle show. Find a scooter for sale Aimed at taking on Yamaha’s TMax-led dominance of the performance scooter market, few technical details are so far available. What is confirmed is that it will come with Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission – so far only available on the VFR1200F – which ...

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Ducati Diavel: first finished pics

Dan Aspel, 01 November 2010 11:03

For those of you who can’t wait for this week’s Milan Motorcycle Show… here are some pictures of the new Ducati Diavel. Published by a Ducati dealer in Arboga, Sweden, the Diavel was apparently shown at a recent open day. More details of the 162bhp muscle bike as the week progresses. Source: italiabikecenter.com

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2011 Kawasaki Z1000 video

Dan Aspel, 11 October 2010 13:46

Following last month’s pulsating Kawasaki Z750R preview, Kawasaki have released the following footage of the 2011 Kawasaki Z1000. Apparently written by a 13-year-old Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and shot on a camera phone, it may struggle to strike a chord with the Zed’s target audience. Still, if clichéd cod-poetry and barely glimpsed shots of motorcycles are your thing, you’re ...

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Harley-Davidson offer extended warranties this weekend

Dan Aspel, 28 September 2010 17:00

Harley Davidson are offering a 2-year extension to the warranty on all new motorcycles purchased between 1 October and 30 November. Find a used Harley Davidson for sale This extension comes in addition to the existing two-year mechanical and cosmetic guarantee. HD spokesman Ignacio Isusi said: “This extension of our warranty terms is a reflection of the confidence we have ...

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 owner reviews

Dan Aspel, 02 September 2010 17:02

With sales of the new Ducati Multistrada outstripping all expectations, MCN thought it was time owners had their say. Is the bike worthy of all the praise? Read this week's MCN (out now) for the full reports. What's good?- Riding position- Smooth and powerful engine- Comprehensive computer and convenient keyless ignition- Handling- Tank range What's bad?- Throttle hesitation between 3-4k revs (Ducati have announced a ...

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Rossi's dad unveils production 530cc single

Dan Aspel, 10 August 2010 13:13

This 530cc single-cylinder, light-weight dirt tracker is called the Zaeta 530. It’s the creation of Italian engineer Paolo Chiaia and the father of everyone’s favourite Italian racer: Graziano Rossi. Regular MCN readers may remember it being prototyped last summer as the Ouroboros Zaeta 530; the mysterious Ouroboros moniker has now been dropped. The Zaeta 530 will be distributed in Italy ...

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