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Honda launches 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade mini-site

Honda has opened a mini-website dedicated to the new 2012 Fireblade. It promises to tell the full story of the bike which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Fireblade series next year. Honda is keen to stress the easy-to-ride 'Total Control' philosophy which has shaped the Fireblade dynasty. You only need traction control if there's something wrong with your ...

  • Motorcycle News
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  • 14 October 2011

Will Suzuki's new middleweight live up to its own hype?

Suzuki has released yet more (blurred) teaser pics of its new 'middleweight motorcycle' - almost certainly a new V-Strom 650. Something about the way Suzuki is drip-feeding these images suggests a huge amount of confidence that the bike is going to make a big splash – or that they're a bit more excited about the bike than we yet have ...

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  • New bikes
  • 15 June 2011

ABS compulsory on US BMWs but 86% of UK BMW buyers opt for it anyway

ABS will be standard on all BMWs sold in America from 2012, the firm's US bosses have announced. But it's a move unlikely to spread to British beemers while 86% of us are happy to pay between £645 and £965 to spec our BMWs up with anti-lock, (including 94% of S1000RR buyers) according to the firm. BMW's US vice president Pieter ...

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  • 21 April 2011

New Triumph Street Triple imminent

Triumph is days away from revealing a Speed Triple-style overhaul to its big-selling 675cc naked. The Street Triple will gain its bigger stablemate’s modernised headlights, as revealed in MCN this week, and a higher-quality level of finish throughout, despite prices being pegged at or near current levels. Insiders claim a tastefully matched range of new colours adds to the perceived ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 24 March 2011

Honda VFR1200 exclusive: 160bhp and more secrets leak

Honda’s imminent VFR1200 will have 160bhp at the crank – 15bhp more than a Yamaha FJR1300 – MCN can reveal. More info on the Honda VFR1200 Our Japanese source also revealed today the all-new V4 sports tourer’s engine is smaller than the VFR800 motor in every dimension, thanks in large part to a vee-angle significantly less than 90 degrees. MCN ...

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  • 30 September 2009

2010 Vmax only available online

Know anyone who wants a 2010 Vmax but doesn’t have an internet connection? Prepare to gloat: the new Vmax is now only available online, at www.new-vmax.com. Reservations for the 1,679cc, machine are being taken on a first-come-first-served basis, with deliveries slated to begin in November. Buyers of the new Vmax will also get a special ‘first owner package’ which includes ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 01 September 2009

Honda bin Evo 6 production plan

Honda's musclebike looks unlikely to go into production after the firm’s marketers decided they couldn’t sell enough. That’s despite 2011 looking like a boom year for the power cruiser, with Ducati’s Mega Monster (aka Vyper) swelling the class led by Yamaha’s V-MAX, Triumph Rocket 3 and Harley’s V-Rod Muscle. The Evo 6 was a massive hit in the 2007 Tokyo ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 14 August 2009

New Faze 250 confirms relentless march of Honda's snub nose

First it was the Fireblade, then the MCN-scooped new V4s, now it’s the scooters which are gaining snub noses and the ability to change gear on their own.   Find a scooter for sale Honda’s new Japanese-market scooter confirms the look is set to define Honda’s family look for the next year or two at least. The 23bhp/180kg biffer also features ...

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  • New bikes
  • 24 July 2009

Motoczysz TTXGP racer on the dyno: it's real! It sounds alright!

Sceptics who feared MotoCzysz might not be able to deliver its electric TTXGP racer in time for the race behold: it's the E1PC testing on the dyno. And what a lovely sight and sound the couple make. Michael Czysz says his new 'digital superbike' will revolutionise sportsbike ownership, as its PC-like 'open architecture' concept allows owners to upgrade parts and ...

  • Motorcycle News
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  • 15 May 2009

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