New bikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Video: A Motocross bike from Benelli!

    18 September 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Check out our World exclusive video of Benelli’s brand new BX449 motocross bike, which we caught by chance, when we visited the Italian factory earlier this month. Better known for their superbikes and funky roadsters, Benelli’s new 52bhp, single-cylinder, 449cc competition off-roader features innovative ideas like a single-piece ‘monolith’ crankcase and a removable carbon fibre frame rail, which...

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  • Aprilia Mana 850 rolling off production lines

    18 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    This official video from Aprilia shows the Mana 850 finally going into production after many years of development. The Piaggio-designed 850 v-twin has a semi-automatic gearbox, which can also be switched to a fully automatic mode (like a scooter). The automatic gearbox also has two settings - a touring mode for relaxed riding with earlier gear-changes, and a sport mode which allows the engine to...

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  • First picture of the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

    17 September 2007 by MCN News Desk

    First picture of the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600

    This is the first picture of the new Suzuki GSX-R600 for 2008. It appears the first official photo of the bike has been released to Spanish magazine Solo Moto, which has put this picture on its...

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  • Video: Ducati Desmosedici Test: First Verdict.

    13 September 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Video: Ducati Desmosedici Test: First Verdict.

    MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves has been at Mugello for the first test of theDucati Desmosedici RR, and this video is your first chance to see how he rates the Ducati. You'll be able to read more of...

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  • 2008 Kawasaki 250cc Ninja - Hit or Miss?

    13 September 2007 by Ben Purvis

    2008 Kawasaki 250cc Ninja - Hit or Miss?

    The first pictures of Kawasaki's forthcoming 2008 Ninja 250 motorcycle are circulating on the internet - and we can reveal it's just one element of a whole new range of 250cc, four-stroke...

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  • New colours for 2008 Kawasaki ER6f

    12 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    New colours for 2008 Kawasaki ER6f

    Kawasaki has revealed the 2008Kawasaki ER6f, which like the 2008 Kawasaki Er6n, will remain unchanged for the coming year. Although the ER6n is available in three colours in 2008, the 2008 Kawasaki...

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  • New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki ER6n

    12 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki ER6n

    Kawasaki has revealed the 2008 Kawasaki ER6n. The 2008 model will be unchanged from previous motorcycles, but will be available in three colourschemes. The 2008 Kawasaki ER6n will be offered in a pure...

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  • New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki Z750

    12 September 2007 by MCN News Desk

    New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki Z750

    There have been no alterations to the 2008 Kawasaki Z750 but next year you will be able to purchase the Kawasaki Z750 motorcycle in black, blue or orange. To see more of the 2008...

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  • 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle revealed

    12 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle revealed

    The first pictures of the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle reveal Kawasaki is going all-out to win back riders with an extreme new ZX-10R, following the contraversial rounded look of the 2006 Kawasaki...

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  • 2008 Kawasaki motorcycles revealed here

    12 September 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Kawasaki is releasing the 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle range today, and we'll be adding each new Kawasaki motorcycle as details are released. By clicking on the images on each article, you'll be able to download an image suitable for use as a desktop wallpaper. The 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle The 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle      

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  • See the American 2008 Yamaha R6 colours

    11 September 2007 by Dan Thornton

    See the American 2008 Yamaha R6 colours

    We've already published the first official pictures of the 2008 Yamaha R6, but here are the colours available in the United States of America. The European Yamaha R6 colours are black, blue and white,...

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  • New colours for the 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

    11 September 2007 by Dan Thornton

    New colours for the 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

    Yamaha has unveiled the 2008 Yamaha R1 - and although the motorcycle has not been radically changed, it does come in a choice of three new colour schemes. The 2008 Yamaha R1 is available in blue,...

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  • New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-01 motorcycle

    10 September 2007 by Dan Thornton

    New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-01 motorcycle

    Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha MT-01 motorcycle will have no major changes, but will come in a new colourscheme. The 2008 Yamaha MT-01 will silver, with a distinctive flash of orange. To see the...

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  • New colours for the 2008 Yamaha FZ6

    10 September 2007 by Dan Thornton

    New colours for the 2008 Yamaha FZ6

    Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha FZ6 will have no significant model changes - but will be available in three new colour schemes. The 2008 Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle will be available in Black, Silver or...

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  • 2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

    10 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

    The Yamaha XP500 T-Max scooter has also been updated for the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range. The Yamaha 500cc-liquid cooled parallel twin scooter gets a new frame, a larger fuel tank, four-piston...

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  • The 2008 Yamaha YBR125 Custom revealed

    10 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    The 2008 Yamaha YBR125 Custom revealed

    The Yamaha YBR125 Custom motorcycle is the second new Yamaha 125cc motorcycle for 2008 after the new Yamaha YZF-R125. The Yamaha YBR125 Custom is budget cruiser motorcycle based on the YBR125 commuter...

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  • The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

    10 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

    Yamaha’s iconic660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design. The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere uses the 660cc liquid-cooled single from the Yamaha XT660X in...

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  • New colours for 2008 Yamaha FZ1

    10 September 2007 by Dan Thornton

    New colours for 2008 Yamaha FZ1

    Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha FZ1, which will have no major changes - and will come in a choice of three colours. The three new colour options for the 2008 Yamaha FZ1 are Black, Silver or...

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  • The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

    10 September 2007 by Andy Downes

    The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

    Yamaha has given the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 a complete workover and despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current Yamaha R6, it gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc...

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  • See the most important motorcycles of 2008 here

    10 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    See the most important motorcycles of 2008 here

    The next seven days are the most important in the motorcycle launch calendar – as well as riding two of the most important new motorcycles, Motor Cycle News will have the first pictures of a host of...

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  • World first test: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

    10 September 2007 by Adam 'Chad' Child

    World first test: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

    MCN Road Tester Adam Child is currently getting a world first ride aboard Suzuki’s eagerly anticipated new Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa at the humungously fast Saltzburgring in  Austria. Here’s what...

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  • New Ducati monster?

    07 September 2007 by ste moore

    New Ducati monster?

    An impression of the new Ducati Monster seen in a Spanish mag while on holiday. Looks quite nice.

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