New bikes (July 2007)

  • 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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  • BMW to make it's mark in motorsport

    25 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    BMW to make it's mark in motorsport

    The revelation that BMW is set to enter the World Superbike Championship in 2009 – as revealed in MCN this week – perhaps shouldn’t be such a surprise, since the firm has been gradually revamping its...

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  • Aprilia's RS-V4 caught on test

    25 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Aprilia's RS-V4 caught on test

    Less than four months before it is set to be shown in public for the first time we can reveal that Aprilia’s forthcoming V4 superbike is still testing in heavy disguise with little sign of the final...

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  • Vide: Aprilia analysis

    25 July 2007 by Dan Thornton

    Vide: Aprilia analysis

    Unfortunately, due to technical problems, the exclusive video details Aprilia's plans for the V4 is not available. We are working to resolve this problem, and the video will be online from 1pm on...

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  • New Honda CBF600 for 2008

    24 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    New Honda CBF600 for 2008

    Honda is on the verge of releasing a new version of its CBF600 commuter motorcycle for 2008 – incorporating the latest CBR600RR engine, as also found in the new Hornet 600. The motorcycle is...

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  • 2008 Suzuki GSX-R colourschemes revealed

    24 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    2008 Suzuki GSX-R colourschemes revealed

    These are the colour options American buyers will be offered on the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle. As well as the ubiquitous blue and white scheme, Suzuki has added two all-new paint options,...

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  • Video: Ecosse Spirit ES1 motorcycle unveiled at Laguna Seca MotoGP

    20 July 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Tonight (Friday 20 July) the Ecosse Spirit ES1 superbike will be officially launched at the US MotoGP at Laguna Seca. MCN snuck in before the official unveiling to see the prototype, and its designer, Dick Glover, explained the thinking behind it. Check out the video to see the bike in all its carbon fibre glory, and read about it in MCN – on sale now.

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  • BMW buys Husqvarna

    20 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    BMW buys Husqvarna

    It has just been confirmed that BMW has bought the Husqvarana motorcycle brand outright. The deal was signed with Husqvarna boss Claudio Castiglioni yesterday, (Thursday July 19), and will be...

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  • New Honda CB750 rumoured

    16 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    New Honda CB750 rumoured

    Honda is planning to recreate one of the greatest motorcycles it ever made, in the form of a new Honda CB750. Having seen the success of other retro bikes like Triumph’s Bonneville, insiders...

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  • BMW HP2 megamoto supermoto goes on sale

    13 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    BMW HP2 megamoto supermoto goes on sale

    BMW’S HP2 Megamoto is on the verge of hitting motorcycle dealerships – with BMW promising the motorcycle will be available before the end of the month. With 113bhp, the second bike in the HP2...

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  • Video: Britain's leaning monkey trike

    11 July 2007

    Video: Britain's leaning monkey trike

    A few people have had a go at leaning trike prototypes but few make it past the drawing design stage. But here we have video of a completely working and road registered prototype that has been...

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  • The electric Daytona

    10 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    The electric Daytona

    Alongside the Enertia purpose-made electric motorcycle, Nevada firm evDaytona motorcycles is another company working on electric motorcycles – but with more of a performance angle.   The...

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  • Electric motorcycle becomes a reality

    10 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Electric motorcycle becomes a reality

    From early next year a practical, useable electric motorcycle – with decent performance and range – is set to go into production in America. The Enertia is a purpose-made electric bike, officially...

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  • Anniversary-edition Harley-Davidsons

    09 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Anniversary-edition Harley-Davidsons

    To celebrate its 105th anniversary in 2008 Harley-Davidson has created a range of eight Anniversary bikes across its new range. All the Anniversary bikes get a copper and black two-tone paint scheme,...

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  • Fly-by-wire for 2008 Harley-Davidson tourers

    09 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Fly-by-wire for 2008 Harley-Davidson tourers

    Harley-Davidson’s touring range – the Road King, Street Glide and Electra Glide models – have also been given the once-over for 2008. As well as gaining optional ABS the bikes have been give a raft of...

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  • Harley-Davidson Nightster coming to the UK

    09 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Harley-Davidson Nightster coming to the UK

    Harley-Davidson’s Sportster-based Nightster is set to go on sale in the UK later this year thanks to modifications to let it pass European homologation. Launched in America last year, the Nightster...

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  • Harley-Davidson Rocker revealed

    09 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Harley-Davidson Rocker revealed

    Taking inspiration from the custom chopper scene, Harley-Davidson has created a whole new line of bikes in its Softail range – the Rockers. Two Rockers will be offered in the 2008 range, the standard...

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  • Harley launches new Fat Bob

    09 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Harley launches new Fat Bob

    Harley-Davidson has launched its new Dyna Fat Bob with the intention of boost sales in Europe and the UK. The bike is designed to reflect European custom trends, with a wide 130-section front tyre and...

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  • New Rossi-rep scooter

    09 July 2007 by MCN News Desk

    New Rossi-rep scooter

    Yamaha has launched a Valentino Rossi replica Aerox scooter. The Fiat replica colourscheme Yamaha 50cc twist and go costs the same as the standard Yamaha paint schemes. The Yamaha Valentino Rossi...

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  • New Buell 1125R revealed

    09 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    New Buell 1125R revealed

    Finally America’s only sportsbike maker has become America’s only superbike maker with the launch of the new 1125R. Marking the first water-cooled Buell motorcycle since the first, two-stroke 750RW of...

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  • 2008 Buells updated

    09 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    2008 Buells updated

    While the New Buell 1125R is guaranteed to be the talking point of the 2008 Buell range, the firm’s other bikes haven’t gone unchanged. While the Buell Firebolt has been dropped in favour of...

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