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First look at Honda's ABS CBR600RR

Ben Purvis, 10 June 2008 09:31

Honda has revealed a CBR600RR with ABS brakes and MCN is due to ride the motorcycle today. The prototype CBR600RR is the first ever supersports motorcycle to feature the ABS that it plans to roll out across all its production machines within the next two years.  The CBR600RR is fitted with a completely new brake-by-wire Combined ABS system, which uses a computer control ...

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Suzuki reveals 2008 GSX-R prices

Ben Purvis, 01 February 2008 10:57

Suzuki revealed the final pricing of the new GSX-R600 and 750 at the MCN London Motorcycle Show and announced plans for a limited-edition white version. Click here for news from the Suzuki GSX-R 750 launch in Paris The first new 2008 GSX-R600s to arrive in the country will be the limited-run all-white machines, of which only 220 will be available ...

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Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

Ben Purvis, 16 January 2008 12:09

Ducati has announced plans to launch ten new bikes by 2010 during a presentation that's currently happening in Milan. The firm says its plans include three new bikes for 2008 - presumably the Monster 696, the 848 and the 1098R which it has already shown - followed by another three new models for the 2009 range and four new machines ...

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Royal Enfield Woodsman launched

Ben Purvis, 23 November 2007 14:00

It might not have the glamour of some more mainstream bikes but Royal Enfield has revealed its latest motorcycle for the first time at the NEC show. The Royal Enfield Electra Woodsman is a new variation on the firm’s mainstay Royal Enfield Bullet model, which is the world’s longest-lived production motorcycle – with continuous production since 1949! The Woodsman was inspired by ...

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Hyosung reveals 30th anniversary Aquila motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 20 November 2007 09:41

Korean firm Hyosung is, believe it or not, 30 years old next year and to celebrate it's revealed this limited-edition version of its 650cc Aquila cruiser. The V-Rod-esque Aqulia uses Hyosung's own fuel-injected, 650cc V-twin, making an impressive 80bhp. That power goes through a five-speed gearbox and belt drive to the rear wheel. The anniversary model is marked out by ...

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2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

Ben Purvis, 31 October 2007 10:09

Agile and compact as an urban scooter should be, but with all the protection of a maxi, the X7 is a worthy heir to Piaggio's traditions in GT scooter design. Made by Europe's largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, the X7 is Piaggio's latest offering in the medium size commuter market. Excellent performance is guaranteed by liquid cooled, four valve, four stroke, ...

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2008 Honda VFR800 motorcycle is left unchanged

Ben Purvis, 06 September 2007 15:39

Honda has left the 2008 Honda VFR800 motorcycle unchanged, despite rumours it’s already-developed replacement was to due to be launched this month. The Honda VFR800 is officially designated a 2008 motorcycle – but only the addition of a silver colour option to the current black or burgundy colour schemes marks the bike as changed. European sources are still adamant a new ...

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Exclusive first pictures of the 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR

Ben Purvis, 06 September 2007 09:35

Here are the world exclusive first picture of the 2008 Honda Fireblade. It's an official Honda picture, and we'll be updating this story with more details about the motorcycle as we get them. Thinking of getting a Honda Fireblade? Save money on your motorcycle insurance with MCN Compare.  

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2008 Yamaha V-Max patents revealed

Ben Purvis, 31 July 2007 12:17

These line drawings show how Yamaha is developing its all-new 2008 V-Max, which is set to be launched later this year. The patent drawings, taken from several patent applications regarding different aspects of the bike, show how the firm is developing the stubby exhausts of its 2005 concept bike into a production reality. It also reveals the variable valve timing ...

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New Honda CBF600 for 2008

Ben Purvis, 24 July 2007 11:06

Honda is on the verge of releasing a new version of its CBF600 commuter motorcycle for 2008 – incorporating the latest CBR600RR engine, as also found in the new Hornet 600. The motorcycle is likely to be revealed in advance of the rest of Honda’s 2008 motorcycles, as the engine change is understood to come due to the need to meet new ...

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