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Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

John Westlake, 19 May 2011 14:36

Harley-Davidson UK's offer to give riders an extra £1000 on the trade-in value of their bikes will finish at the end of May. If you trade in a non-Harley, you'll get up to £1,000 on top of the value of your bike, and if you trade in a Harley you get an extra £750. The deal excludes the Iron 883™, ...

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New Yamaha XT660 supermoto on the way

John Westlake, 12 August 2010 11:31

MCN has uncovered designs showing the next-generation Yamaha XT660 supermoto with Ducati Hypermotard-like styling. It’s a far cry from the dumpy current XT, which lacks excitement and desirability compared to thoroughbred European supermotos from the likes of KTM. The new one has a leaner, more exciting look. The detailed patent drawing shows the single-cylinder bike with what appears to be ...

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Dorsoduro 1200 leak: Aprilia stay silent

John Westlake, 12 August 2010 10:59

Aprilia is remaining tight-lipped after a 183 page owners manual for the new 1200cc Dorsoduro was leaked on the internet. The official document confirms MCN’s insider reports of the past two years about the existence of the supermoto-style bike. The manual was posted online by an Aprilia owners forum and reveals the bike – which will rival KTM’s 990SM among ...

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New Honda Sabre

John Westlake, 28 May 2010 17:56

This is the brand new Honda Sabre 1300 cruiser – proof that the firm’s new, more extreme chopper styling, as pioneered on last year’s Fury, is no one-off. The US-only model – revealed in full in next week’s MCN, out on Wednesday June 2 – shares not just the Fury’s 1300cc V-twin, shaft-drive engine, but also many of its styling ...

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Ducati Monster 796 colours: They’re not all vile!

John Westlake, 22 April 2010 17:32

Some of Ducati’s new replacement panels for the Monster 696, 796 and 1100 are, admittedly, repulsive. Monster 796 colours: did no-one tell the designers the red frame was staying? But tucked away among the ill-judged mauve/red combos on the press CD are some far more palatable colour-schemes. In fact, they’re stunning. Pillaging from Ducati’s rich history of iconic logos and ...

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2010 Ducati launch weekend

John Westlake, 09 April 2010 13:17

Ducati dealers will launch the entire 2010 range during the April 17/18 weekend. Ducati motorcycles for sale Headline act will be the new Multistrada, which will be available for test rides in every Ducati dealer, with the 848 Dark, Hypermotard EVO, ABS Monsters and 1198 Corse models also in attendance. Demand for the new Multistrada has taken Ducati by surprise, ...

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 rivals compared

John Westlake, 02 March 2010 16:21

Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200S has just blown us away at its launch in Lanzarote with an astonishing mixture of power, flexibility and sophistication. Video preview: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 tested In MCN this week (out Wednesday Mar 3) we analyse the bike’s strengths and weaknesses. As a taster, take a look at this table showing the key attributes of the ...

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2010 1200cc Yamaha Super Tenere gets R1 lights

John Westlake, 06 January 2010 10:17

Yamaha's drip-feed of information about the new 1200cc parallel twin Super Tenere continues. The latest press release for the bike – which will rival the BMW R1200GS, new Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger – contains a silhouette showing the headlight design is more R1 than XT660 Tenere. The twin lights are side-by-side (rather than stacked as per the 660 Tenere) ...

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World’s most important Honda launched

John Westlake, 11 December 2009 17:14

We might assume Honda’s VFR1200F is the most important bike on the Japanese giant’s agenda for 2010, and that the company’s desperately concerned about criticism of its iffy tank range, but chances are we’re wrong.  Instead, it’s more likely Honda will be concentrating on this; the CB Twister – a 9bhp, 186mpg 110cc bike that was launched in India today. ...

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New Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 video

John Westlake, 10 December 2009 14:58

Yamaha has released a promotional video of the new 1200cc Super Tenere – the upcoming rival to the BMW R1200GS, Triumph Tiger 1050 and KTM 990 Adventure. See the video here 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere spy pictures The video was shown on Yamahas’ stand at the Tokyo Show in October, where Yamaha revealed the cloth Super Tenere concept bike. It ...

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