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gothythechavslayer666

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detuned engines, WHY? & Honda cb1000r

Hi guy's, im new to the online version of mcnI was thinking why do they detune the engines of some bikes. For example;  The new Honda cb1000r is a naked, it looks really cool, has a lush single sided rear wheel, but Its going to have a "detuned fireblade engine" Why?Why spend so much money developing an engine if your not going to be able use its further potential. The current blade makes 170BHP but guarantee the cb1000r will have 108BHP or something like that.They don't even allow for derestriction, to allow the motor ...

BenPurvis

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Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

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 for...

the_moosden

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New Rieju paint schemes for 2008

Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Rieju has released these pictures of their new paint schemes for 2008. The 50cc RS2 Matrix will be available in racing blue and evil green. The RS2 will be priced at %XA32199. The SMX50 will also be available in racing blue and evil green for 2008. The supermoto style SMX50 will be priced at %XA31899.    

  • Created 15 January 2008 16:21 by the_moosden
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Anonymous

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MCN Daily 14/0/08: Your daily motorcycle video news update

In episode 26 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Suzuki confirm the details for the new Bandit 1250 GT, a police instructor is banned for speeding, Karl Harris rides for Yamaha in BSB and Cyril Despres races int he UK after the Dakar cancellation.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with...

Anonymous

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2008 Yamaha Raider 1900cc

In November of 2007 I was in the local Yamaha dealer and was eye balling the 2008 Yamaha Raider. It was more than I could over come. I told the sales guy to write it up. After putting some miles on it I have to say This is the one. More power than you can use, handles better than any motorcycle I...

  • Created 14 January 2008 13:55 by Jerry Reed
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Anonymous

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Moto Guzzi releases first official pictures of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Moto Guzzi has just released the first official pictures of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio, and you can read the full official press release below: "The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio completes the range renovation programme that, in little over 24 months, has seen this legendary marque regain all its past splendour. What was missing and what the public were impatiently waiting...

BenPurvis

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Honda CB1100R concept could reach production

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 not...

  • Created 08 January 2008 10:07 by BenPurvis
  • Last comment 7 years ago ago by geriatric
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Anonymous

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Radical Ducati Cafe Racer

Spanish tuner Radical Ducati is set to launch its first complete homologated road bike later this month - the RAD 02 Cafe Racer. Designed around Ducati's two-valve and three-valve V-twin engines, the bike has been developed around two versions of Radical Ducati's own frame, in either aluminium or steel. The aluminium frame weighs just 4.1kg, while the steel version is 8.2kg....

  • Created 09 January 2008 10:33 by Ben Purvis
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the_moosden

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Peugeot Vivacity 3 gets major upgrade

Peugeot's  50cc 2-stroke Vivacity 3 scooter has been given a complete overhaul for 2008, to become a mini-GT scooter. The French firm upgraded the Vivacity after a survey of urban scooter riders showed that what they would most like from a small urban scooter was storage capacity, design, and value. The scooter boasts an overall storage capacity of 35 litres. With 22 litres under the...

  • Created 08 January 2008 12:31 by the_moosden
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Anonymous

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Ariel Chimera?

Here is the ideal oportunity to develop the ultimate bike! Personally I like naked street fighters, sports and motorcrossers!! Imagine if there was a bike that could succesfully incorporate all, have fully easily adjustable suspension and height to give fast road stability and handling alongside off road functionality. Match this with a fully remappable engine 'tune' with the flick of a switch!...

  • Created 03 January 2008 11:35 by Ricardo
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