New bikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Video: Reynolds on riding the B-King

    02 May 2007 by Howard Boylan

    Video: Reynolds on riding the B-King

    Suzuki has taken delivery of the first two B-Kings to reach the UK, and plans to debut the bike at this year's Isle of Man TT. Watch the video below to get the first look at the final bike and hear...

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  • Triumph tourer spied

    02 May 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Triumph tourer spied

    These are the first spy photos to reveal the final look of Triumph's new 2.3 litre tourer based on the Rocket III. The new bike might share the Rocket's engine, but the bodywork, suspension and...

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  • Limited edition Busa revealed

    01 May 2007 by Pen Purvis

    Limited edition Busa revealed

    Suzuki has launched a limited edition version of the Hayabusa with a unique colour scheme. The “Pearl Glass While” colour has only been available in America before, and even there it was only sold in...

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  • New DL650X V-Strom

    01 May 2007 by Ben Purvis

    New DL650X V-Strom

    Suzuki has revealed a more extreme version of the V-Strom 650 in the form of the DL650X. Based on the non-ABS version of the V-Strom 650, the X is aimed at riders who intend to use the bike’s off-road...

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  • Honda launch ABS commuter scooter

    28 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    Honda launch ABS commuter scooter

    HONDA is looking to put a firm grasp on the urban commuter scooter market with the release of the new S-Wing 125 - the first scooter to feature the firm’s Dual Combined ABS system. The combined-ABS...

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  • New KTM breaks cover

    25 April 2007 by Ben Purvis

    New KTM breaks cover

    KTM has revealed the first of its 2008 model year machines in the form of a completely revamped EXC enduro range. Read KTM motorcycle reviews Find a KTM for sale The bikes, which include the 125, 200...

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  • See the Hypermotard 1100 and 1100S on video

    24 April 2007 by Dan Thornton

    See the Hypermotard 1100 and 1100S on video

    See the new Ducati Hypermotard 1100 and 1100S in this video, shot by the Italian firm. The two bikes were taken from a studio photo shoot to various locations around Milan, ridden by professional...

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  • New BMW Sportenduro

    20 April 2007 by Tom Rayner

    New BMW Sportenduro

    BMW has officially unveiled its Sportenduro 450 and has confirmed it will be racing it in Spain at Puerto Lumbreras next weekend, April 28-29. This 450cc single-cylinder off road race bike broke cover...

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  • New BMW superbike

    17 April 2007 by Tom Rayner

    New BMW superbike

    This is the first official image of the Sportboxer and the closest thing to a Superbike BMW has ever built. The 140bhp, 195kg (fully-fuelled) Sportboxer is leading BMW’s assault on an all out, no...

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  • Scorpa trials quad

    10 April 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Scorpa trials quad

    This weird-looking creation is headed for production according to its designers at Scorpa. Based on a trials bike, the trials quad simply adds another two wheels, and was originally shown last year as...

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  • Honda E4-01 production likely

    10 April 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Honda E4-01 production likely

    Honda’s 2005 E4-01 concept bike is looking increasingly likely to become a production machine with the firm patenting several technical aspects of the design. When the bike was first shown in Tokyo,...

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  • Hungarian bike firm back after 30 years

    08 April 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Hungarian bike firm back after 30 years

    Hungarian bike firm Pannonia is being revived this year with a new V-twin cruiser. It’s just a 234cc motor, making 18.5bhp, but it’s the first bike to carry the Pannonia name since the mid 1970s, when...

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  • Buy a MotoGP minibike replica

    06 April 2007 by Rob Hull

    Buy a MotoGP minibike replica

    Honda's old Ape 100 might not be the obvious starting point if you’re making a road-legal MotoGP replica – but that’s exactly why Japanese tuner Kijima has opted to do just that. The firm is...

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  • Suzuki offers new finance option

    03 April 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Suzuki offers new finance option

    Suzuki GB has announced a new three-year 0% typical APR finance deal running from 1st April - 30th June 2007. With a minimum £1 deposit, buyers can ride away on the Bandit 650 (K6), SV650 (K6),...

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  • Japanese 1098 special

    02 April 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Japanese 1098 special

    Japanese tuner Moto Corse revealed this modified Ducati 1098 at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show at the weekend. Called the 1098AC, for Alta Compressione – Italian for High Compression – the bike is dripping...

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  • Cheap insurance on GSX-R600

    02 April 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Cheap insurance on GSX-R600

    Suzuki has just announced that buyers of its GSX-R600 could be eligible for a remarkable £99 deal for a year’s fully comprehensive insurance. The scheme, worked out with Suzuki’s official insurers,...

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  • Gotcha!

    02 April 2007 by MCN

    Gotcha!

    Thanks to everyone who has rated MCN’s story about the new Russian superbike, but unfortunately for you, it’s an April Fool’s day joke! The story is nothing more than a gag – the bike in the picture...

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  • BMW SportBoxer spotted

    30 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    BMW SportBoxer spotted

    BMW’S forthcoming Le Mans race bike has been spotted testing at Cartagena in Spain – and alongside two racers appears to be something closer to the road-going HP2 Sport road-going superbike. The two...

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  • Three new Yamahas to be shown in Japan

    29 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Three new Yamahas to be shown in Japan

    Yamaha is to show a rash of new models at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan this weekend. Three new bikes – the WR250R, WR250X and YP250 Majesty scooter - will be unveiled. The two WRs are both fully...

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  • Derbi's race-rep Senda supermoto

    29 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Derbi's race-rep Senda supermoto

    Derbi has released this garish version of its Senda supermoto in the colours of its Malassi race team. The bike is set to go on sale in Europe at a cost of 3450 Euros (£2350), although UK...

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  • Airbag Goldwings arrive in June

    29 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Airbag Goldwings arrive in June

    Honda has announced its airbag-equipped Goldwing is to finally go into production in its American factory in the near future, with the first machines arriving in American dealerships on June 29,...

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  • Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

    29 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

    Aprilia insiders have confirmed it's working on a range of 1200cc bikes based on a bigger version of the new Shiver's 750 V-twin. The motor will be stretched from 749cc to 1149cc by increasing the...

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  • Ducati delivers gift packs for Desmo owners

    29 March 2007 by Andy Downes

    Ducati delivers gift packs for Desmo owners

    Prospective Ducati Desmosedici RR owners have received gift packs preparing them for the arrival of the bikes later this year. The gift packs – sealed inside black envelopes and needing to be signed...

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  • Video: Harley XR1200 in action

    26 March 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Harley XR1200 in action

    We've seen Harley's incredible XR1200 prototype sitting on trade stands and even there it looks impressive, but now you can see it in action. The bike, which is based on Harley's old flat-track...

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  • Roehr superbike revealed

    26 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Roehr superbike revealed

    An American-made superbike powered by Harley-Davidson's V-Rod engine has finally been revealed by designer Walter Roehrich. The V-Roehr has been under development for several years, and is set to go...

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  • King of the road

    25 March 2007 by Anonymous

    King of the road

    I had never seen or heard of the Boss Hoss until my mate, Steve Drinkwater emailed me a picture of one. From then on I had to have one, so I imported one myself. I own the small...

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  • Kawasaki Z750 first launch pics

    23 March 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    Kawasaki Z750 first launch pics

    MCN Chief Roadtester Trevor Franklin reports from Alicante, Spain on the launch of the revamped Kawasaki Z750. “Kawasaki’s Z750 continues the trend of being an agile performer. Though the previous...

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  • BMW heads to Le Mans

    23 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    BMW heads to Le Mans

    This is the first works road race bike to emerge from BMW in 50 years – a prototype racer which will appear at the Le Mans 24 hours next month. Based on an R1200S, the prototype will race in the...

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  • Bimota Tesi 3D: World first ride

    22 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Bimota Tesi 3D: World first ride

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has just become the first rider, other than Bimota personnel, to ride the third generation Bimota Tesi, the 3D. "Just one example of this radical, hub-centre...

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  • New Nexus 125

    22 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    New Nexus 125

    Gilera has revealed its new Nexus 125 scooter this afternoon - the smallest machine in the firm's sporty Nexus range. The 125, which is launched alongside an updated 250cc version, gets a 14.5bhp...

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  • Aprilia 750 sports bike confirmed

    16 March 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Aprilia 750 sports bike confirmed

    Early news has come from the Aprilia factory that the faired version of the 750cc v-twin Shiver predicted by MCN in early February will be one of a line up of new models on the way from Aprilia for...

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  • Honda's new 125cc S-Wing

    15 March 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Honda's new 125cc S-Wing

    This is Honda’s new smaller-engined sibling to the Silverwing 600. Called the S-Wing 125 (not ‘swing’), it uses the fuel injected four-stroke 125 motor from the PS125 in a larger, more protective...

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  • New Hornet dyno tested

    15 March 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    New Hornet dyno tested

    Tests have revealed that the new Honda Hornetmakes 98bhp on an independent dyno – only two bhp shy of Honda’s claimed output. The bike uses a detuned version of the latest CBR600RR engine instead...

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  • Stelvio back to the drawing board

    15 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Stelvio back to the drawing board

    After being shown to dealers in a secret meeting last month, Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio has been sent back the firm’s R&D department to have a series of alterations made. Guzzi insiders say the bike...

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