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Phil West  says:

MCN’s Top 10 concept bikes that were never made

We’ve all drooled over Honda’s CB1100R concept bike, willing Honda to bring it to the UK. On the other hand there was Suzuki’s B-King and Yamaha’s MT-01 that did hit the showroom floors.    But what about the others? Over the last 25 years there have been dozens of show specials or concept bikes that the leading manufacturers have teased us...

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Jul 09

Posts: 81


There are some great looking concepts shown, but my favourite by far is the Yamaha XS V1 Sakura (2007).  It looks so subtle yet has some excellent detailing.  Wish they'd made it, I'd be putting my name down for one straight away!

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Mar 09

Posts: 29

bergenhaus says:

The G-Strider is basically a DN-01. I know an old guy with a bad back who rides one so maybe Suzuki should have considered that demographic!

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Dec 09

Posts: 2491

supermario says:


some weird and wonderful stuff! my fav has got to be the MT-0S, brutal!

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Aug 09

Posts: 56

gavinfdavies says:

suzuki nuda all the way, though i'd ditch the gsxr 750 motor, and fit an rx8 wankel engine. a straight four in a bike that seems to have fallen out of the minority report is just silly.

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Aug 02

Posts: 239

Biker4751 says:

Blue Marlin and Nuda

I can still remember seeing the Blue Marlin.  It was striking.  As I recall, Aprilia finally gave up on trying to bring it to production when they realized that there was no way to incorporate a sufficiently large air box into the spare design.  The Suzuki Nuda was also an evocative image.  Some of the lines are perfect.  Of course I don't know how the front wheel would cycle through any significant suspension travel without hitting the fairing, and the ground clearance was minimal for real-world situations.  But it still remains beautiful after all these years. 

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Aug 02

Posts: 59

daveb says:

Wot no Norton Nemesis? Of course, that went waaaay beyond the prototype stage, didn't it?

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Aug 02

Posts: 440

snave says:

G-Strider for me, followed by the Nemesis. The G-Strider predated the DN-01, Mana and Honda DCT to offer motorcyclists a new way of doing things, all with tech that was available, then. If they'd made it, many would have come. Today, they'd probably stick some pathetic hybrid motor in it and waste many hours of PR spin telling us how `green` having two engines instead of one efficient one is... just make the 916 twin, already! And the Nemesis was the biggest false hope. Ever.

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