New bikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • Video: Versys first test

    18 November 2006

    Video: Versys first test

    Some of MCN's team headed out for the first European test on the Kawasaki Versys last week. The boys have compared this bike to the Yamaha FZ600s, the Ducati 620 Multistrada and the Suzuki 650 V-Strom...

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  • Pillion dream Morini

    18 November 2006

    Pillion dream Morini

    This is Morini’s first crack at entering the lucrative adventure bike market. The MM3 is officially called a concept, but a production version would be easy to do as most of the major...

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  • 2007 CBR600 launch

    18 November 2006

    2007 CBR600 launch

    Honda's world launch of the 2007 CBR 600 is happening next week, and MCN's road tester Adam Child will be one of the first riders to experience this new machine. If you have a question on how the CBR...

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  • Vyrus unleashed

    18 November 2006

    Vyrus unleashed

    Italian hub-centre steering specialists Vyrus have unveiled special editions of the 984 C3. Vyrus originally worked alongside Bimota on the development of the Tesi and its hub-centre steering...

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  • Sweden's Harley rival

    18 November 2006

    Sweden's Harley rival

    This new flat-track style road bike is Swedish firm Highland’s answer to the Harley Davidson XR1200 concept. The Dirt-Track is powered by a detuned 950cc 60° v-twin from the firm’s...

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  • BMW at dirt bike show

    18 November 2006

    BMW at dirt bike show

    BMW made its first ever appearance at the Dirt Bike Show on Thursday, MCN caught up with BMW Marketing Manager Tony Jakeman to find out why. He said: "We’ve come to launch our new G-series...

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  • Scorpa's road prototype

    18 November 2006

    Scorpa's road prototype

    French off-road manufacturer Scorpa has unveiled this new road-going prototype. This latest design is designed purely for the road, with a flat-track style based around a 660cc Yamaha single...

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  • KTM range on show

    11 November 2006

    KTM range on show

    KTM are showing their entire range of 2007 bikes at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan with the sporty street fighters leading the pack. The Super Duke and new Super Duke R are being shown to the biking...

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  • Tesi launch at Milan

    11 November 2006

    Tesi launch at Milan

    This is the latest incarnation of Bimota’s hub steered Tesi concept, due to be launched in Milan next week. Using the air cooled v-twin from the Ducati Multistrada, but with a chassis...

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  • Aprilia unveil '07 cast

    11 November 2006

    Aprilia unveil '07 cast

    Aprilia has revealed a whole range of new bikes at the Milan show today (Tuesday). The new models include the Shiver 750, a naked sportsbike powered by a new 95bhp DOHC V-twin. Designed to compete...

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  • New Buells in Milan

    11 November 2006

    New Buells in Milan

    Buell has launched its new Lightning Super TT XB1200SST at the Milan Show. Based on the Lightning, the 100bhp, 179kg SST gets the high-rise suspension from the Ulysses trailie and a new narrow seat...

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  • Peraves car meets bike

    11 November 2006

    Peraves car meets bike

    Swiss firm Peraves has designed a bike which answers most of the arguments of why you would need a car. The MonoTracer has is a two-seated covered machine, which offers all the thrills of a bike...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z750

    11 November 2006

    Video: Kawasaki Z750

    Kawasaki launched its updated Z750 at the Milan show on Tuseday and we’ve got the first video of the bike. Click the links below to watch the Kawasaki babes unveil the bike and see...

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  • Video: 1098 Milan launch

    11 November 2006

    Video: 1098 Milan launch

    Ducati officially launched its new 1098 superbike at the Milan show today and we’ve got the first video of the full bike. The new machine will come in both standard and S versions as well as a...

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  • New Guzzi's launched

    11 November 2006

    New Guzzi's launched

    Guzzi has launched its 2007 model range at the Milan show and we've got video of the bikes. The line-up includes a new Griso, a custom bike and an entry level version of the Norge tourer. The new...

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  • Video: Wild new Husky

    11 November 2006

    Video: Wild new Husky

    Husqvarna launched an amazing new supermoto at the Milan show and we’ve got video of the new bike. The incredible machine is purpose designed and comes complete with a unique adjustable frame. ...

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  • Gilera?s Fuoco debut

    11 November 2006

    Gilera?s Fuoco debut

    Gilera's sporty new three wheeled Fuoco 500 maxi scooter is to get it’s first public showing later this week as part of the Milan Motorcycle show – just weeks before the wacky bike is due...

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  • Triumph meets Virgin

    11 November 2006

    Triumph meets Virgin

    Triumph has joined forces with the Virgin Group's charitable arm, Virgin Unite, to raise money for charity. To support the "End Fistula" campaign, Triumph has asked Sir Richard Branson to...

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  • 2007 Ducati's at Excel

    11 November 2006

    2007 Ducati's at Excel

    You can clap your eyes on the full 2007 Ducati range for the very first time at the Motor Cycle News London Motorcycle show at ExCeL London on February 1–4. The Italian factory has confirmed...

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  • Video: £70,000 MV F4

    11 November 2006

    Video: £70,000 MV F4

    MV Agusta has launched the most radical version of the F4 yet with the incredible, limited edition F4 CC. The bike is named after the MV boss and bike designer, Claudio Castiglioni, and will sell for...

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  • Derbi's 2007 range

    11 November 2006

    Derbi's 2007 range

    Derbi has shown a range of new 125cc machines at Milan including production versions of three prototypes it showed earlier this year. The Terra 125, Mulhacen 125 and Mulhacen Feexter 125 were all...

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  • KTM 990 SuperDuke

    04 November 2006

    KTM 990 SuperDuke

    KTM has re-engineered its 990 SuperDuke for 2007 and added a higher-spec R version to the range. New features include an updated headlight, restyled nose and new instrument panel. There is also a...

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  • Inside the Ducati 1098

    04 November 2006

    Inside the Ducati 1098

    Following our exclusive unveiling of the new Ducati 1098 yesterday we can now bring you more information on this highly anticipated superbike. Ducati is hoping this new machine will bring it success...

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  • Ducati crumbles

    04 November 2006

    Ducati crumbles

    DUCATI has been forced to open the new 1098 online catalogue four days early following MCN's early publication of the full details of the bike in this week's paper. Ducati boss Federico Minoli...

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  • Yamaha's new XVS1300A

    04 November 2006

    Yamaha's new XVS1300A

    Yamaha’s new XVS1300A Midnight Star is billied as a mid-sized cruiser but manages to feel more wieldy than its competitors. A double-cradled steel frame helps with the solid handling of the...

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  • New KTMs revealed

    04 November 2006

    New KTMs revealed

    Here are the first pictures of the new KTM 990 Super Duke and Super Duke R. Both bikes are based on the current model, but with new styling, including updates to the engine, chassis, brakes and a...

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  • New bikes of 2007

    04 November 2006

    New bikes of 2007

    The new bikes of 2007 are starting to emerge. Keep track of them by saving this page to your favourites right now and keep checking back. We add new links about the latest news on new bikes all the...

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  • First pics of final 1098

    04 November 2006

    First pics of final 1098

    The first undisguised pictures of Ducati’s highly anticipated 1098 have surfaced. These shots were leaked on to the internet before the official unveiling by Ducati and show the new machine in...

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  • R1 gets the thumbs up

    04 November 2006

    R1 gets the thumbs up

    MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in Qatar right now testing the new 2007 Yamaha R1, and he's just been on the phone to give us his first impressions of the all-new Yamaha superbike. ...

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  • 2007 R1 launch questions

    04 November 2006

    2007 R1 launch questions

    Yamaha's world launch of the 2007 YZF-R1 is happening on Thursday November 9, and MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin will be one of the first riders to experience this new machine. If you have a...

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  • Tiger lacks excitement

    04 November 2006

    Tiger lacks excitement

    Rumours in the bike industry are rife Triumph’s brand new Tiger has received a record low interest from the public. MCN has received information claiming Triumph have next to no orders on the...

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  • Aprilia secret is out

    01 November 2006

    Aprilia secret is out

    Pictures of Aprilia’s 2007 range have been leaked weeks before their official launch. Riders can expect a new 750cc V-twin machine, which makes about 100bhp. This concept has also been...

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  • Hyosung 2008 launch

    01 November 2006

    Hyosung 2008 launch

    Hyosung has announced its GT650X concept bike is to go into production ready for 2008. The Korean manufacturers say this is more than just a stripped version of the GT650R sports bike. A 1000cc...

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  • Video: Ducati 1098 spied

    21 October 2006

    Video: Ducati 1098 spied

    Just week's before it's due to make it's first public appearance at the MIlan bike show, Ducati's 1098 has been spied testing outside the factory and we've got the first video of the bike in...

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  • New CCMs at NEC show

    21 October 2006

    New CCMs at NEC show

    CCM has shown the latest additions to its Retro range of bikes to the public for the first time at the NEC. The two new café racer style bikes are based around the firm’s usual Suzuki...

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  • Yamaha safety recalls

    14 October 2006

    Yamaha safety recalls

    Yamaha has issued a press release announcing safety recalls for models including the XV1600 Wild Star, R1, FZ6, FJR1300, TDM900, MT-01, XV1700 and XT660R/X. The release is reproduced in full below,...

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