New bikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Hayabusa history lesson

    02 July 2007 by Frank Green

    Hayabusa history lesson

    Original 1960s Adam West Hayabusa Prototype. Just to prove nothing is completely original, except maybe the shift in fashion towards the Power Rangers.

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  • Video: Ducati launch 1098 R World Superbike homologation motorcycle

    30 June 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Ducati has launched the long awaited R version of the 1098 at the World Ducati Week in Misano. The bike is launched following the recent change of World Superbike rules to allow 1200cc twin-cylinder motorcycles to compete against the 1000cc fours. Watch the video of the unveiling of the Ducati 1098 R below and see the bike in action for the first time on footage sent back live from the...

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  • Ducati Desmo stuck in traffic

    20 June 2007

    As part of my holiday in Italy we went to the Ducati factory, which was bloody great, but even better, on the way home what looked suspiciously like the new Desmosedici RR passed us, while we were stuck in trafffic.

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  • Video: Aprilia's new V4 superbike engine

    19 June 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Aprilia's new V4 superbike engine

    With details of Aprilia's new sportsbike emerging in the June 2 edtion of MCN we thought we'd show you footage of the bikes all new V4 powerplant. Check out the video below to see the new...

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  • America only Ducati Sport 1000

    18 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    America only Ducati Sport 1000

    Ducati has released pictures of this special-edition Ducati Sport 1000, but unfortunately only North American riders will be able to buy it. The bike is the single-seat Ducati Sport 1000 with black...

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  • Fuel-injected Enfield on the way

    12 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Fuel-injected Enfield on the way

    For the first time in half a decade Royal Enfield is updating its air-cooled single engine to comply with emissions laws. The stringent Euro3 legislation requires lower emissions levels than is...

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  • Motorcycle sales up 10 per cent in 2007

    12 June 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Motorcycle sales up 10 per cent in 2007

    Figures released last week show that bike sales are up by 10% compared to this month in 2006. The Motor Cycle Industry Association document shows that adventure style bikes are showing the biggest...

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  • Suzuki 'Address' commuters with 125cc bike

    11 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Suzuki 'Address' commuters with 125cc bike

    Suzuki announced the UK introduction of the Address 125 commuter bike last week. The step-through style machine has a four-stroke 125cc engine with a semi-automatic four-speed gearbox and disc...

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  • Matt black Triumph Scrambler

    11 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Matt black Triumph Scrambler

    Triumph is now offering the Bonneville Scrambler in matt black. The 865cc parallel twin is identical to current options apart from the paint, and is available now for £5899 on the road. See your local...

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  • SV K8

    10 June 2007 by Krystian G.

    SV K8

    I always liked the concept of Suzuki's SV but also hated the styling of the current generation. So I photoshopped something... Tell me how do you like my "vision" of a new SV?

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  • New Kymco learner 125 bike

    08 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    New Kymco learner 125 bike

    Kymco’s UK importer launched the KR Sport 125 sports-style 125 last week. The bike has a 124cc air-cooled four-stroke engine in a steel/alloy frame with a full fairing. It costs £2399 on the road and...

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  • Big Twin racer

    08 June 2007 by curt winter

    Big Twin racer

    Back in 1997 I built a sports bike using a Harley big twin motor. The first event I attended was a huge success - not only was the bike a crowd favourite but it also got the attention of Erik Buell.

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  • F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

    06 June 2007 by Ben Purvis

    F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

    Two top British Formula 1 designers have created the Ecosse-Spirit ES1 - a radical new superbike which promises to offer 220mph performance. The new design goes back to the very first principles...

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  • Video: A brand new Vincent

    06 June 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    Video: A brand new Vincent

    The Vincent HRD owners club has produced the first brand new Vincent black Shadow for many years and it is stunning. Check out the video below to see the 500 miles old classic being put through its...

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  • Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

    06 June 2007 by Ian Jubb

    Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

    A pair of British F1 designers have revealed to MCN what they are calling the "fastest, lightest, best handling superbike" and we've got an exclusive interview and pictures of the new bike. Check out...

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  • Video: See how the GTR1400 works in action and in detail

    30 May 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Kawasaki's new GTR1400 is chock full of technical innovations including the first true variable valve timing on a bike, keyless ignition and tyre pressure monitoring and you can see it all in action. Check out the video below to see the bike on the road and get a glimps of all the technology behind Kawasaki's new flagship machine and get the ful in depth analysis in the May 30 edition of...

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  • 2008 KTM 690 enduro breaks cover

    29 May 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    2008 KTM 690 enduro breaks cover

    These are the first pictures of KTM’s first enduro bike to use the new 690 LC4 engine. The KTM Baja 690 is officially being called a ‘sports prototype’, but the levels of development apparent over the...

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  • Finished Triumph Street Triple spied by MCN

    23 May 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Finished Triumph Street Triple spied by MCN

    Triumph's 675 Street Triple has been caught in final testing by MCN's spy snappers. The factory has made no no secret of the fact it’s about to launch a naked version of the Daytona 675 and our...

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  • Ducati set to launch new Monster

    18 May 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Ducati set to launch new Monster

    Ducati insiders have revealed that the firm will launch a new generation of Monster at the Milan show this November. The bike, shown here as a computer-generated image, will feature evolutionary...

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  • Street triple seen at Triumph factory!

    17 May 2007 by owen460

    I took a tour of the Triumph factory today and saw the new 675 Street Triple! It was lined up with other finished models close to the final packing stage in the factory. I was stood to the rear of the bike, within a metre. The bike was bright green in colour and was marked up Street Triple on the rear bodywork. It had a small cockpit fairing, a swingarm that looked the same as the 675's, gold USD...

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  • Kawasaki ZX-10R 0% finance deal extended

    10 May 2007 by Tom Rayner

    Kawasaki ZX-10R 0% finance deal extended

    Kawasaki has announced that it is extending the ‘Precious Metal’ finance deal on all new ZX10Rs until June 2. The deal requires a minimum deposit of £99, and the rest can be paid off over three years.

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