New bikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Preview of the new Ducati DesmosediciRR

    06 September 2007 by Andy Downes

    The first ride of the Ducati Desmosedici RR may have been delayed due to hurricane conditions at Misano, but while the test is rescheduled by Ducati, this video might help keep your anticipation building. Also, get to hear information regarding the bike exclusively from Claudio Domenicali himself.

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  • 2008 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle colour changes

    06 September 2007 by Ben Purvis

    2008 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle colour changes

    In keeping with Honda’s two-year update cycle the CBR600RR motorcycle has been left untouched other than colour changes. The Honda CBR600RR will now come in a new combination of white/black/red,...

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  • Download Bimota DB6C-1098 desktop images on MCN

    05 September 2007 by Nicola Fox

    The Bimota DB6C-1098 is claimed to be the 'world's best handling naked motorcycle', according to its creators. The Bimota DB6C-1098 is a limited edition motorcycle and you can read more about it in this week's MCN out Wednesday, September 5, 2007. Click on the images to download the stunning Bimota DB6V-1098 to set as your desktop...

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  • 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range revealed here

    04 September 2007 by MCN Newsdesk

    2008 Yamaha motorcycle range revealed here

    See the complete 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range here. We're updating this story with links as each 2008 Yamaha motorcycle is revealed. And you’ll also be able to read an in-depth analysis...

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  • Arlen Ness Smooftail pictures

    04 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Arlen Ness Smooftail pictures

    British chopper builder Battistini has completed only the second Arlen Ness Smooftail bike ever built – 14 years after the American bike legend fabricated the frame. The ‘Smooftail’ was designed in...

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  • World’s most extreme GSX-R1000 K7 road bike

    03 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    World’s most extreme GSX-R1000 K7 road bike

    This is the world’s most extreme road-going Suzuki GSX-R1000 – built by British Superbike mechanics to give over 200bhp on the road! The snappily-named Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 Crescent Special Limited...

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  • Limited-run Bimota DB5 unveiled

    03 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Limited-run Bimota DB5 unveiled

    Bimota has revealed this limited edition DB5 Borsalino, built to celebrate the anniversary of an Italian hat company! Based on a mechanically stock Bimota DB5 , the DB5 Borsalino was built to...

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  • Kawasaki Z750 – 2008 colours revealed

    01 September 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Kawasaki Z750 – 2008 colours revealed

    Today (Saturday) Kawasaki revealed the first of its 2008 model updates in the form of new colour options on the Z750 and VN900 cruiser. For next year, you’ll be able to buy the Z750 in black, blue or...

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  • Video: Suzuki Stratosphere in action

    29 August 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Japanese insiders have confirmed that Suzuki's six-cylinder Stratosphere concept bike has followed in the B-King's footsteps by getting the green light for Production in 2009. Check out the video below to see the bike in action in Suzuki's own teaser for the bike.

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  • New V-Max - but not until 2009

    28 August 2007 by Ben Purvis

    New V-Max - but not until 2009

    Yamaha’s next-generation V-Max concept looks set to go into production as a 2009 model. This message – apparently sent to Yamaha dealers in America, where the firm’s cruisers go under the Star...

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  • Goldammer built for speed

    22 August 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Goldammer built for speed

    This wild, one-off supercharged single cylinder streamliner was unveiled for the first time at Bonneville Speed Week. Read more about the unique Goldammer machine in this week's MCN, August 22, 2007.

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  • Gallery: See KTM's 2009 range of road bikes

    21 August 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Gallery: See KTM's 2009 range of road bikes

    A financial report for KTM has revealed the plans for the firms 2009 range of bikes. Check out the report here or see our collection of spy shots and sneak peaks of the upcoming bikes from KTM in the...

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  • Every new KTM revealed

    21 August 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Every new KTM revealed

    MCN has uncovered a leaked company report revealing every single new model coming from KTM in the next two years. The report was published by Eastern European bank Raiffeisen Centro, and recommends...

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  • New Peugeot Maxi 500 scooter

    10 August 2007 by Rob Hull

    New Peugeot Maxi 500 scooter

    Here is the latest addition to Peugeot’s big scooter range, the four-stroke 500cc Satelis. Perfect for commuter types, there’s a lockable side compartment with a 12V socket for recharging a mobile...

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  • BMW F800R?

    09 August 2007 by Gawaine Mellors

    BMW F800R?

    Thought you might be interested in this photo which I found on the BMW Motorrad Days website. This was taken at this year's BMW Motorrad Days event, and appears to be a BMW F800R naked. What do...

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  • New Ducati supermoto

    06 August 2007 by neill forbes

    New Ducati supermoto

    Here's a pic of my 1977 Ducati 125 six-days trials bike with the BST wheels from my son's 125 honda GP bike loosely fitted. I was thinking of fitting the brakes and using it as a sort of retro motard.

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  • New Kymco Nexxon 125

    06 August 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    New Kymco Nexxon 125

    Kymco has just released a new budget commuter motorcycle, the Kymco Nexxon 125. Similar in idea to the Honda C90, the Kymco Nexxon 125 is a step-through scooter with a horizontal-cylinder air-cooled...

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  • Video: BMW's 450 enduro in action

    01 August 2007 by Rob Hull

    BMW’S next-generation 450 Enduro, tagged the Sportenduro, will be available to buy in BMW dealers next year, but you can see video of the bike in action here. MCN has been told the 450cc single, which is being put through its paces at the moment in the German Enduro Championship, will be unveiled as a new model in the German manufactures range at the latter end of the year, possibly the Paris...

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  • Yamaha's self steering bike revealed

    01 August 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Yamaha's self steering bike revealed

    These patent drawings discovered by MCN show Yamaha has put serious effort into a bike which steers itself. The amazing concept uses a headstock and front end that rotates longitudinally about the...

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  • Suzuki admit: B-King almost never made it

    31 July 2007 by Marc Potter

    Suzuki admit: B-King almost never made it

    Suzuki has just revealed to MCN that the B-King was so radical it almost didn’t make it passed the prototype stage. Speaking to MCN editor Marc Potter at the launch in Germany, they admitted that...

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  • M1800R gets a friend - the R2

    31 July 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    M1800R gets a friend - the R2

    Joining the standard M1800R in Suzuki’s 2008 range is the M1800R2. The R2 is based closely on the standard M1800R – the mechanical specifications are exactly the same. That means the same 1783cc...

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  • 2008 Yamaha V-Max patents revealed

    31 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    2008 Yamaha V-Max patents revealed

    These line drawings show how Yamaha is developing its all-new 2008 V-Max, which is set to be launched later this year. The patent drawings, taken from several patent applications regarding different...

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  • 2008 Suzuki B-King: World first test

    30 July 2007 by Marc Potter

    2008 Suzuki B-King: World first test

    On Wednesday morning (August 1, 2007) we’ll be bringing you the first impressions of what the long-awaited Suzuki B-King motorcycle is like to ride. The bike’s been on show since the 2001 Tokyo...

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  • Suzuki RM250 enduro motorcycle launched

    27 July 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Suzuki RM250 enduro motorcycle launched

    Suzuki GB has released a limited-run enduro version of the RM250 two-stroke motocross motorcycle. The RM250 Paul Edmondson replica motorcycle was developed by its four-time world champion...

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  • Piaggio hybrid scooter

    26 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Piaggio hybrid scooter

    This is Piaggio’s HyS prototype – hybrid electric/petrol scooter which could see production in the very near future. The firm has already created prototypes of the machine, using the two-wheeled Vespa...

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