New bikes (December 2006)

  • Beta's latest trial

    28 December 2006 by MCN

    Beta's latest trial

    Beta has just released its latest four-stroke 250cc trial bike in the UK, the Rev-3. Traditionally trial bikes use two-stroke engines, however, Beta says environmental concerns and stricter emissions...

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  • Traction controlled 1098

    23 December 2006 by MCN

    Traction controlled 1098

    Ducati has confirmed the new 1098 superbike has got the option to run the same traction control system as used on the MotoGP and World Superbike race bikes. Ducati uses a Magneti-Marelli engine...

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  • 1098 mobbed in US

    13 December 2006 by MCN

    1098 mobbed in US

    Ducati’s 1098 drew such huge numbers to the manufacturer’s stand at the Seattle motorcycle show, show organisers came close to shutting the stand because of the fire risk caused by the mob. Fire...

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  • 2007 R6 available now

    13 December 2006

    2007 R6 available now

    The first 2007 model Yamaha R6s are available in dealers now. The MCN Bike of the Year isn’t significantly changed from 2006 specification, but there’s a new choice of paint schemes in white, blue or...

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  • We're on the hunt

    08 December 2006 by MCN

    We're on the hunt

    We’ve had a tip-off that a much-awaited all-new superbike is about to hit a European test track sometime soon, so we’ve sent off our snappers to track it down. We can’t say too much at the moment in...

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  • Video: 07 CBR6 launch

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: 07 CBR6 launch

    In late November 2006 MCN’s test rider Adam Child headed to America to try out the new Honda CBR600RR. Following an outing on this revised 2007 model, feelings from the MCN camp are that Honda has...

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  • Video: Wild new Husky

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    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...

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  • Video: £70,000 MV F4

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    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...

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  • New Guzzi's launched

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    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.  ...

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  • Aprilia unveil '07 Mana

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Aprilia unveil '07 Mana

    Aprilia has revealed a whole range of new bikes at the Milan show today (Tuesday).   The new models include the new Mana 850. A radical machine using another new engine – this time an SOHC,...

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  • Aprilia unveil '07 Shiver

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Aprilia unveil '07 Shiver

    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...

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  • Kawasaki's Z750 video

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Kawasaki's Z750 video

    Kawasaki launched its updated Z750 at the Milan show on Tuseday and we’ve got the first video of the bike.   See Kawasaki’s official promo video for the new machine.   The new...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z750

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Kawasaki Z750

    Kawasaki launched its updated Z750 at the Milan show on Tuseday and we’ve got the first video of the bike.   Watch the Kawasaki babes unveil the bike.   The new bike gets the same...

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  • Video: 1098 Milan launch

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    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...

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  • Video: Ducati 1098 spied

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    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 action.

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  • 2007 R1 chopped

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    2007 R1 chopped

    Following the unveiling of the brand new R1, Yamaha secluded a small section of their stand at this years Intermot in Cologne for one of the best features of the show. Not only was the superb looking...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z1000

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Kawasaki Z1000

    Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of the new Z1000 here.

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  • Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R

    Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of all the bikes here. See the new ZX-6R on stage

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  • Video: Kawasaki Versys

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Kawasaki Versys

    Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of all the bikes here. watch the Versys 650 take to the runway

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  • Video: Kawasaki GTR1400

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Kawasaki GTR1400

    Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of all the bikes here. See video of the massive new GTR1400 tourer here.

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  • Video: 07 Yamaha FZ6

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: 07 Yamaha FZ6

    Yamaha launched its 2007 range at Intermot in Germany on Tuesday including a brand new R1 and FZ6 – and you can watch the video here. see the new FZ6 and Yamaha’s own promo video.

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  • Video: 07 Yamaha R1

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Yamaha launched its 2007 range at Intermot in Germany on Tuesday including a brand new R1 and FZ6 – and you can watch the video here. Watch the launch of the brand new Yamaha R1 and see the bike in action for the first time.

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  • Intermot: 2007 Benellis

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Intermot: 2007 Benellis

    Benelli has got in on the act today at Cologne for the 2007 Intermot bike show dragging the covers from three new concept bikes, all falling into different motorcycling categories. Firstly is the...

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  • Video: New Hornet 600

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: New Hornet 600

    Honda’s exclusive pre-Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, saw the launch of the brand new Hornet 600 and we’ve got the first video. Watch the clip to see the Hornet in action then hear the bikes...

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  • Goldwing airbag explodes

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Goldwing airbag explodes

    Honda gave a graphic demonstration of its Goldwing airbag system at its pre-Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, and we’ve got video of it going off on stage. Honda made a big play on its new push...

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  • Video: 2007 CBR600RR

    07 December 2006 by MCN

    Video: 2007 CBR600RR

    Honda launched the 2007 CBR600RR last night at an exclusive pre-Intermot show in Cologne, Germany and we’ve got the first video of the new bike.    Watch the clip to see the completely new...

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  • 1098 picture special

    06 December 2006 by Marc Potter

    1098 picture special

    In this week’s MCN, out Wednesday, December 6, Editor Marc Potter brings you news of the 1098 launch at Kyalami. Here are just some of his thoughts and to read the rest check out MCN. This is not...

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  • Video: Voxan Charade

    05 December 2006

    Video: Voxan Charade

    "MCN tested the new Voxan Charade on French roads this week so we captured some exclusive footage of the new bike just for you. The French-made bike is available through the firms new UK importer...

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  • Free fully comp insurance for Suzukis

    04 December 2006 by MCN

    Free fully comp insurance for Suzukis

    Suzuki is offering free fully comprehensive insurance on all SV650 and Bandit 650 models until the end of December. Covering both faired and naked models, the promotion offers even greater choice with...

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  • Test ride the Piaggio MP3

    04 December 2006 by Tom Rayner

    Test ride the Piaggio MP3

    Now it’s your chance to test ride Piaggio’s radical MP3 three-wheeled scooter.    Piaggio is inviting you to come and test ride its MP3 on December 8-10 at its dealers across...

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  • Exclusive: Piaggio boss chats to MCN

    01 December 2006 by Tom Rayner

    Exclusive: Piaggio boss chats to MCN

    Two years ago Piaggio UK’s Managing Director, Tony Campbell, was racing against Dani Pedrosa. Here he gives MCN his first press interview.    The Piaggio Group’s ambitions for global...

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  • Ducati 848 if you like

    01 December 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Ducati 848 if you like

    Ducati President Federico Minoli has today confirmed Ducati will offer an 848cc version of the stunning 1098 – if you want it.  The announcement was made on Desmoblog, which is written personally...

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  • What 600 do you want?

    01 December 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    What 600 do you want?

    Following the launch of so many new superbikes over recent weeks, MCN would like to know what you think. For next week’s paper, out on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, we would like to know whether you...

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