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Back to front, upside down 2000cc triple!

Chris Newbigging, 14 January 2011 12:25

No, it’s not a computer mock-up – that engine really is upside down! And it’s going in to small-scale production too.  The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio is the brainchild of Italian designer Daniele Sabatini, who was inspired by the style of air-cooled engines but wanted the inverted cylinder design of World War II plane engines too. “I like air-cooled motors ...

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Ducati Diavel wins over UK riders

Chris Newbigging, 16 November 2010 13:07

Ducati is covering new ground with the Diavel – a boldly-styled cruiser/muscle bike with sportsbike power and chassis parts. When spy pictures first appeared, the reaction from some users was negative in the extreme, but now potential buyers have seen comprehensive photographs. So do they like it? Sean Moore is a 43 year-old Suzuki B-King owner. He’s looked at ...

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New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

Chris Newbigging, 16 November 2010 12:41

The new 162bhp V4 Tuono has kept the style and soul of the bruising V-twin it replaces, according to the man who designed it. The new bike follows the basic design principles of the original RSV1000 Tuono, which was a sportsbike with a super-naked restyle but few mechanical changes. It’s a formula that worked extremely well – the Tuono was ...

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Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression

Chris Newbigging, 02 November 2010 10:06

Ducati's new Diavel will cost £12,995 for the base model when it arrives in the UK in January 2011, MCN can reveal. The higher-spec Carbon model will be £15,495, or £15,895 for the Carbon Red with it's more detailed paint scheme. The bikes will be available to UK customers in January, as production in the Bologna factory starts imminently. MCN ...

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2011 BMW G650GS: the return of the F650GS

Chris Newbigging, 29 October 2010 09:47

BMW is adding the G650GS to its range for 2011 – an entry level single-cylinder adventure bike filling the hole left by the old F650GS. The new G650GS is powered by the BMW-built liquid-cooled 650 single rather than the old F-series Rotax engine. Technically the G650GS’ chassis is very similar to the original F650GS – a simple steel double cradle ...

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Honda VFR800X adventure concept sketch

Chris Newbigging, 27 October 2010 16:03

Honda is to release the new VFR800-based adventure bike at the Milan bike show next week, and has released a final sketch hinting at how the finished bike will look. The new sketch gives a pretty good idea of the final bike’s styling and attitude. The VFR800 powered machine looks to use 17” cast road bike wheels in a Tiger ...

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2011 Triumph Daytona 675R official pictures

Chris Newbigging, 21 October 2010 11:32

These are the first official pictures of the Triumph Daytona 675R – a new high-spec version of Triumph’s award winning supersport bike. Find a Triumph Daytona 675 for sale The Daytona 675R is the first Triumph ever to be equipped with Ohlins suspension as standard – the forks and shock are both from the Swedish suspension masters. Top-spec Brembo brakes ...

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Cologne Bike Show: Wunderlich BMW S1000RR streetfighter

Chris Newbigging, 05 October 2010 15:25

Wunderlich is showcasing this stripped-back streetfighter S1000RR at the Cologne show. Tucked away in a tiny booth behind the main BMW stand, the matte-silver naked features a new top yoke, custom carbon fibre bodywork and a Leo Vince exhaust. See the full story in next week’s MCN.

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Official accessories for Triumph Tiger 800 revealed

Chris Newbigging, 24 September 2010 17:06

This is the first look at Triumph’s official range of accessories for the Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC. The genuine parts will be sold through dealers and available right from the bike going on sale in very early 2010. Befitting the two-model approach Triumph has taken, there will be different accessories aimed at the road-oriented model and the more dual ...

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Marcus Mumford collects new Triumph Bonneville

Chris Newbigging, 17 September 2010 17:21

Marcus Mumford from band Mumford & Sons picked up his own brand-new Triumph Bonneville earlier this week.  The star picked up his T100 (with a few accessories already fitted) from Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley - here he's seen with sales boss Dave Lilley handing the bike over. He'll be riding it this weekend too - Mumford & Sons are headlining ...


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