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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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Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

Ben Purvis, 09 May 2008 12:10

This week’s MotOh show in Barcelona saw the first showing of Derbi’s latest concept motorcycle – a machine that’s part motorcycle, part mountain bike. Called the DH2.0 – DH stands for Down Hill – the 100cc machine might make just 8bhp but with an all-in weight of less than 40kg it promises to be wieldy as a bicycle. And the firm ...

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Suzuki set to be first with production fuel cell motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 27 March 2008 09:19

Suzuki and British firm Intelligent Energy have announced an extension of their agreement to develop hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles with the intention of creating a production-ready hydrogen-powered bike in the near future. The colaboration between the two firms bore fruit last autumn with the showing of the Suzuki Crosscage motorcycle, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered concept bike with similar performance to a ...

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Four-wheeled "motorcycle" due for launch this week

Ben Purvis, 04 March 2008 14:51

This four-wheeled tilting motorcycle is set to be unveiled this week at the Geneva motor show. Created by madcap Swiss design firm Sbarro - famous in the past for its prototype bikes built around hubless wheels - the Pendolauto is a similar concept to Yamaha's recently revealed Tesseract concept bike, designed to offer the experience of a two-wheeler, but with ...

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Percy’s MV Agusta Brutale

Ben Purvis, 14 February 2008 10:02

Just when you think MV Agusta can’t possibly launch another limited-edition version of one of its bikes, another one crops up – and the Brutale is the latest in line for the treatment. The all-white Brutale “By Percy” is an official link-up with Percy Irausquin, a fashion designer, who’s been personally responsible for removing every last trace of taste from ...

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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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Honda CB1100R concept could reach production

Ben Purvis, 08 January 2008 09:58

The designer of Honda's stunning CB1100R concept bike has said he would like to see the machine reach production. The retro-styled race-rep was the star of the Tokyo Motor Show last October. Now, after its incredible reception at the show, the designer of the machine has said that although it was originally just a concept, the possibility of production has ...

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Ducati design boss Pierre Terblanche leaves

Ben Purvis, 20 December 2007 09:32

Pierre Terblanche, Ducati’s design boss for the last decade, has left the firm to set up a design studio of his own. Terblanche, who can count designs including the Ducati 900SS, 999, Supermono and Multistrada among his achievements, will officially leave Ducati at the end of the year. Speaking to MCN, he said: “I’m not with Ducati as from the ...

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Ducati Desmosedici sells out

Ben Purvis, 12 December 2007 14:34

If you want a Ducati Desmosedici and haven’t placed your order yet, you better start scouring the classifieds as the firm has now completely sold out its planned production run of 1500 machines. Ducati always said the Desmosedici RR would be available in limited numbers, and originally expected to make just a couple of hundred. But the incredible response to ...

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