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Milan Show: Husqvarna unveils all new MOAB concept Scrambler

Trevor Franklin, 08 November 2011 09:15

Husqvarna has just unveiled this brand new Steve McQueen concept bike at the Milan Show. Powered by a 650 single, it’s got 60/70s inspired ‘On Any Sunday’ styling, including chrome detailed tank, perforated heat shields and retro style seat, all to make it look half 60s scrambler, half modern fun bike. This is not just a concept, Husqvarna started the ...

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MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR revealed: Big power and adjustability

Trevor Franklin, 07 November 2011 16:48

MV Agusta has just released details from the Milan show of an addition to its 2012 Brutale range. The Brutale 1090 RR is the Italian company’s most powerful Brutale to date with a claimed peak power output of 156.2bhp @ 11,900rpm. No torque figures have been quoted as yet but MCN expects it to be in the region of 84-89ftlb. ...

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Staff bikes: KTM 990 SMT ABS - Retuned to perfection

Trevor Franklin, 05 October 2011 16:49

Although the KTM 990 SM-T looks the same black and white bike I'd left at BSD Performance for a dyno run and fuelling check, the bike I got back now runs like a completely different machine. The KTM's low-rpm throttle snatch around town is now nothing more than a memory. Throttle response in first and second gearis smoother with the ...

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Kawasaki's VN1700 'bagger' rolls into UK

Trevor Franklin, 05 August 2011 09:56

The new, chopped-down, touring VN1700 Voyager Custom is the third bike in Kawasaki's Voyager line-up to hit the UK and neatly fills a gap between the fully-dressed touring Voyager and laid-back, unfaired Classic. Effectively it's jumping on the 'bagger' bandwagon - a bagger being a cruiser with panniers (bags) and decent comfort. That means you can have your cake and ...

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Suzuki launches female rider initiative

Trevor Franklin, 21 July 2011 15:08

Suzuki GB has launched a dedicated web resource for females. The new Girl Torque web resource is aimed at providing all-things motorcycling to new and existing female riders as well as anyone requiring info to get into motorcycling. The series of web pages with all manner of biking topics can be found inside Suzuki GB’s website under the MY Suzuki ...

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Harley-Davidson at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Trevor Franklin, 07 July 2011 12:23

Harley-Davidson’s representation at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed was huge. If it wasn’t the display of Harley machinery and promo ladies drawing the crowds to its stand, then it was to the chance to see stars of both bike and car worlds meeting with Bill Davidson, great-grandson of Arthur Davidson, one of the original co-founders of the American company. ...

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Aprilia RS4 125 now with free quickshifter

Trevor Franklin, 30 June 2011 11:04

The first 200 models of Aprilia’s stunning new 125cc, four-stroke race-replica will come with a free quickshifter as standard. The quickshifter unit is a straightforward bolt-on replacement and would normally retail at £89.99. The chance of a free-quickshifter is one of several deals recently announced by Aprilia UK to entice potential buyers of the RS4 125. The other deals consist ...

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Poll: Aprilia Tuono V4 R - which colour?

Trevor Franklin, 15 April 2011 15:12

The new Aprilia Tuono V4 R will arrive in UK dealer showrooms within weeks. The 167bhp super naked V4 has already blown the mind of MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves at its track and road launch, and looks to do the same when the first shipment arrives in the first week of May. Based on the superb RSV4 superbike, ...

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Extreme motorcycle theft deterrent

Trevor Franklin, 08 April 2011 15:46

An industrious garage owner in Mexico has invented a revolutionary new anti-theft device that could be the perfect way to protect your pride and joy against against bike thieves. Fed up with his garage being robbed of equipment, the owner spread the word he had bought a Mexican Lion and it lived in his workshop. Sure enough, the locals caught ...

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Victory High-Ball – first look

Trevor Franklin, 25 January 2011 13:59

Victory has released details of its new High-Ball custom – a ‘bobber’ based on the successful Vegas model.   While Victory’s parent company Polaris Industries promised American dealers the High-Ball would roll off production lines in April, the High-Ball won’t appear in the UK in an official capacity until 2012. For this reason no official UK price has been given but ...

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