New bikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • New Rieju SMX125 supermoto learner motorcycle

    31 December 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    New Rieju SMX125 supermoto learner motorcycle

    This is the new Rieju SMX125 learner supermoto, due in motorcycle dealers shortly. The SMX is powered by a Yamaha-sourced air-cooled four stroke single, and is housed in Rieju’s own a steel beam...

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  • Ducati design boss Pierre Terblanche leaves

    20 December 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Ducati design boss Pierre Terblanche leaves

    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...

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  • Ariel Chimera?

    20 December 2007 by Ricardo

    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!...

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  • MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 19/12/07

    19 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Daniel Thornton

    In Episode 18 of the MCN Daily video show we hear that the MV Bestiale has been given the go-ahead for production, Ariel will produce a supercharged single after you voted, and we take a look at the radical M85 stunt cycle.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us...

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  • Thinking outside the box!

    16 December 2007 by Robin Brown

    I have a great disliking for chains. Having ridden shaft drive BMW's for 20 years I now have a belt driven model - brilliant. Years ago I had an idea that transmission could be by hydraulic pipe. I think this has now been achieved as a front wheel off roader. By Honda perhaps. Why not persue this for the rear wheel [or should bikes become front wheel drive anyway?] The looks could be made quite...

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  • Modern take on a classic BMW

    14 December 2007 by Rob Hull

    Modern take on a classic BMW

    German BMW aftermarket part gurus Wunderlich have brought the current R1200R back to the seventies with a conversion kit to transform the bike into the seventies classic R90S. The kit, which they’ve...

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  • Ducati Desmosedici sells out

    12 December 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Ducati Desmosedici sells out

    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...

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  • Roehr superbike gets go-ahead

    12 December 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Roehr superbike gets go-ahead

    The Harley-Davidson V-Rod engined Roehr superbike has got the go-ahead to reach production in the middle of 2008. The motorcycle, which has been developed over several years by Walter Roehrich, uses a...

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  • Video: Honda CB1100F at Tokyo Show

    11 December 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Modern technology might not be the first thing you associate with a retro bike but Honda’s CB1100F uses the latest in computer-aided design to breathe new life into the idea. Unveiled in October as a prototype, Honda has now decided to put this motorcycle in to production for 2009. Take a look at this video from the Tokyo Show where the prototype of the motorcycle was first unveiled to the...

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  • KTM quad makes UK debut

    09 December 2007 by MCN News Desk

    KTM quad makes UK debut

    Austrian firm KTM has given its new quad range its UK debut at the Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry. This year the firm introduced of the four-wheeled machines – the 450 XC and 525 XC –...

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  • MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 06/12/07

    06 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Daniel Thornton

    In Episode nine of the MCN Daily video show we get the news that the Honda Ape is to live a while longer, Ariel are getting back into bikes and you can choose what they make, and the Vectrix electric superbike gets it's UK debut.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to...

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  • What motorcycle do you want Ariel to build?

    06 December 2007 by Ben Purvis

    What motorcycle do you want Ariel to build?

    British firm Ariel is set to make a motorcycle comeback under the guidance of boss Simon Saunders. You can read about his plans in MCN (December 5, 2007), on sale now, but here's a sneak preview of...

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  • Honda Ape gets injected

    06 December 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Honda Ape gets injected

    The tiny Honda Ape 50 motorcycle has just been revamped to make sure it can stay in production. The air-cooled 49cc single, a slightly bigger version of the classic Monkey bike, has been given Honda’s...

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  • My new ride

    02 December 2007 by Frank

    My new ride

    This is my latest ride. A Yamaha FZ600 Fazer. The nicest semi-sports bike there is. 98 bhp and lots of go. 6 speed - it's a winner!!!

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  • Picture gallery: Suzuki RM-Z450

    30 November 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Picture gallery: Suzuki RM-Z450

    Here you can see more pictures of Suzuki's revolutionary new motocross motorcycle, the RM-Z450. The new RM-Z450 will have a five-speed gearbox. Up until now the RM-Z450 only had a four speed...

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  • KTM RC4 details revealed

    30 November 2007 by Ben Purvis

    KTM RC4 details revealed

    KTM insiders have revealed the first details of the RC4 single-cylinder sportsbike which the firm has been developing in secret. You can read all about the bike in MCN next week, but the headline...

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  • Yamaha XT660Z Teneré official video

    29 November 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    The new Yamaha XT660Z Teneré hasn’t reached the UK yet, but this official Yamaha video shows the new motorcycle being put through its paces.   The single-cylinder adventure motorcycle is an official UK model for 2008, and this video demonstrates the bike’s ability on and off road.      

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  • NEC Video: Yamaha R6, R125 and Tenere

    27 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Yamaha has revelaed it's new R125 at the NEC show and it is incredible how close it resembles the R6. Check out the video below to see Yamaha's stand at the show and see the bike every 16-year-old will be desperate to get their hands on.

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  • NEC Video: Kawasaki's battle of the Ninjas

    27 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Kawasaki's stand at the NEC is dominated by two similar but very different bikes. All the attention is going to go to the love it or hate it ZX-10R but deserving equal glory is the new Ninja 250R. Check out the video below to see the two bikes on the stand and see just how excitied our man is over the new ZX-10R.

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  • NEC Video: Suzuki Bandit 1250 GT revealed

    27 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Suzuki only decided the night before the show opened to reveal its new Bandit 1250 GT in Birmingham. The machine, which will go on sale as a complete bike, is basically a Bandit 1250S, but with a selection of options aimed at turning the all-rounder into a proper touring bike and you can see the first video of the bike below.

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  • NEC Video: Suzuki's GSX-Rs get UK unveiling

    27 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Suzuki has brought it's stunning new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 to the UK for the first tie at the NEC and sitting alongside them is the new GSX650F, which has been tipped as a sports bike rival. Check out the video above to take a look around the suzuki stand.

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  • NEC Video: HP2 Sport leads raft of new BMWs

    27 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    BMW has come to the NEC show with a whole host of new motorcycles, including an entire new GS range and the incredible HP2 Sport. Check out the video below to get a quick look round the stand and see just how special a motorcycle the HP2 Sport is.

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  • NEC Video: KTM launches 990 supermoto

    23 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    KTM has used the NEC show to launch a completely new version of its big twin supermoto replacing the 950 engine with the LC8 990 lump. The engine is not the only change with revised geometry and fuel injection replacing the carbs of the previous motorcycle. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle unveiled at the show.

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  • NEC Video: Honda go big for the new Blade

    23 November 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Honda have come to the NEC motorcycle show with a very big stand and some impressive new hardware. Check out the video below to get a quick look at what you can see on the stand including the new Fireblade.

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