New bikes (October 2007)

  • Video: See all KTM's mad promo videos

    02 November 2007 by Chris Slade

    KTM is renowned for producing mad videos to promote its motorcycles so ahead of the launch of its 2008 bikes in Milan next week we thought we'd bring you the full range on film. Check out the video player below to see some of the amazing videos plus an insane base jump and highlights from the Red Bull X-Fighters competition. We'll bring you the first look at the RC8 as it is...

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  • CB400

    31 October 2007 by neil hughes

    CB400

    I think the CB400 looks like my old CBX550 circa 1984

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  • 2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

    31 October 2007 by Ben Purvis

    2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

    Agile and compact as an urban scooter should be, but with all the protection of a maxi, the X7 is a worthy heir to Piaggio's traditions in GT scooter design. Made by Europe's largest manufacturer of...

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  • A tale of woe with a Fireblade

    29 October 2007 by Wayne Parkinson

    I was fed up with working on the daughters mini, (an ongoing project, four years on)" I will nip over to your brothers for that paperwork you want luv". Barnsley to Rochdale over the tops what a blast. On with the kit, new two piece leathers, out of the garage with my mint 2001 HM Plant 929 Blade vroom she never fails," What could go wrong"? Aha steady warm up to Holmfirth then give it big licks...

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  • Video: Yamaha shows off the V-Max at the Tokyo show

    29 October 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Yamaha has shown of the new 2009 V-Max in action at the Tokyo show alongside a sculpture of the bike. This is the most detailed version of the bike we've seen so far. The sculpture shows some complete components but the video reveals that they have got some bikes that are far more complete and running. Check out the video below to see both the sculpture and the promo video for the much...

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  • Video: Incredible onboard lap of Sugo on the 08 Yamaha R6

    29 October 2007 by Chris Slade

    Before Yamaha let the world's journalists out on the 2008 R6 the firm's test rider Jeffry De Vries had to make sure the bike and the track were ok with a few hot laps of the Japanese circuit. Check out the video below to see De Vries put in an incredible lap of the Sugo circuit where the bike was launched. It really is impressive viewing. See video of the launch test of the new Yamaha...

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  • CB400 rules!

    28 October 2007 by Harris Nix

    What a great looking bike! Just like the1994 CB750F2N in my garage, it is virtually identical to my superb OLD F2N. I dont have a problem with that, I am very pleased that Honda are looking to their triumphant past for inspiration. Once in a blue moon a nigh on perfect bike shows up, and my old F2N is one of them. It has enough power to never feel lacking, a few simple tweaks have rewarded me with...

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  • Tokyo Show: Yamaha V-Max

    26 October 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Tokyo Show: Yamaha V-Max

    The Tokyo Motorcycle Show has opened to the public today, and one of the new models is the Yamaha V-Max. It was originally unveiled as a concept motorcycle in 2005, and will feature an 1800cc V-Four...

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  • Tokyo Show: The 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker

    26 October 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Tokyo Show: The 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker

    Here's the first picture of the 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker which is unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show on the first public day. The 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker is unlikely to be offered in the UK, and is...

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  • Tokyo Show: Honda DN-01 on display

    26 October 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Tokyo Show: Honda DN-01 on display

    The Honda DN-01 is on display at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. First shown as a concept motorcycle two years ago, the Honda DN-01 is set for production, with an automatic hydraulic gearbox and the 680cc...

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  • Video: Yamaha's collection display

    25 October 2007 by Trevor Franklin

    The world launch of the 2008 Yamaha R6 took place at Sugo circuit, Japan last week. Part of the launch involved a one-off whistle-stop tour of Yamaha’s Hammatsu factory and a brief walk around of the Yamaha Communication Plaza – Yamaha’s head office. Part of this building is dedicated to the history of Yamaha in a series of displays and exhibitions of Yamaha products produced since the company was...

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  • Video: Guzzi's Stelvio BMW GS killer spied testing

    25 October 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Moto Guzzi's Stelvio has been spied in final testing before its launch at the Milan show in less than two weeks time. Check out the video below to see the bike in action and check out the October 24 edition of MCN for the full details of the bike that Guzzi hopes will rival the BMW R1200GS.

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  • Tokyo Show: Suzuki unveil gemma concept scooter

    24 October 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Tokyo Show: Suzuki unveil gemma concept scooter

    Suzuki has just revealed the gemma concept scooter due to be unveiled at this weekend’s Tokyo Show. The 250cc four-stroke scooter has a long, low riding position designed specifically to transport two...

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  • KTM RC8 to launch next week

    24 October 2007 by Ben Purvis

    KTM RC8 to launch next week

    KTM will launch the new RC8 superbike next week in its final production form – a whole four years on from the concept motorcycle’s first appearance. The teasing shot of the new KTM motorcycles’s...

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  • 2008 Cagiva Mito 125 revealed

    24 October 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    2008 Cagiva Mito 125 revealed

    This spy picture has just emerged revealing the first significant updates to the Cagiva Mito 125 in 13 years. The revamped motorcycle is due to be officially unveiled for the first time at the Milan...

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  • Pining for my B-King

    19 October 2007 by Christopher Ficco

    I've got my BKing ordered here in Aurora, Colorado (US) and awaiting delivery. I've got my eye on the Yoshi exhaust but wondering if there's a kit to redress the tail-lights. I'm pining away till we get our taste of the new Suzuki monster naked hits the show-room floor and I can start turning it into my own, custom street-fighter. I've even got drop-away handlebars picked out and am hoping that...

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  • Picture exclusive: New Megelli range

    17 October 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Picture exclusive: New Megelli range

    Here are the first pictures of British manufacturer Megelli's new 125 range, due to be unveiled at the Milan Show in the next few weeks. In this week's MCN, available from Wednesday, October 17,...

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  • KTM’s RC8 motorcycle is ready for the road

    16 October 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    KTM’s RC8 motorcycle is ready for the road

    KTM is putting the finishing touches to the KTM RC8 1190 superbike as these exclusive pictures show. The test KTM motorcycle has the final version of the 1199cc engine to be fitted in the...

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  • Yamaha shows new XS-V1 Sakura motorcycle

    16 October 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Yamaha shows new XS-V1 Sakura motorcycle

    Yamaha will reveal this new prototype retro motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The Yamaha XS-V1 Sakura is designed to hark back to the firm's first four-stroke machine, the 650cc XS-1 of...

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  • Video: World's first turbo-diesel production bike

    11 October 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Take a look at our MCN-exclusive video of the first turbo-diesel motorcycle in production, the Neander. Costing £65,000, you probably won't see many on the roads, so our video is your best chance to see the air-cooled 1340cc parallel twin, which has been in development for seven years. It's got so much torque that the only comparable motorcycle is the Triumph Rocket III, which has an engine nearly...

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  • 2008 Husqvarna bikes in action

    10 October 2007 by Nicola Fox

    2008 Husqvarna bikes in action

    Husqvarna motorcycles' new 2008 range are the first production enduro motorcycles to be fitted with a fuel-injection system. It will be Husqvarna's first release of new motorcycles since the...

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  • Road test gallery: Ducati 1000SS

    10 October 2007 by Michael Neeves

    Road test gallery: Ducati 1000SS

    Like all the best ideas, the one for ‘Project Twin Spark’ came up in a bar. Around this time last year over a few beers in Almeria, John Montgomery, Ducati Sporting Club’s track day organiser decided...

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  • Fuel-injected 2008 Triumph Bonnevilles in stock

    08 October 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Fuel-injected 2008 Triumph Bonnevilles in stock

    Jack Lilley Triumph in Ashford has just taken delivery of the first 2008 model Triumph Bonnevilles with the new fuel injection. The Triumph Bonneville motorcycle range with the new injection system...

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  • Yamaha releases more concept motorcycles

    05 October 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Yamaha releases more concept motorcycles

    Yamaha has revealed more of the weird concept bikes it will show at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The new models include: Yamaha Tesseract This is a hybrid 4-wheeled vehicle powered by a...

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  • Picture special: Honda CBR600RR Hanspree

    04 October 2007 by Nicola Fox

    Picture special: Honda CBR600RR Hanspree

    Last week, Honda unveiled the limited-editon replica of its CBR600RR Hanspree race bike at the 2007 Paris Show . The 2008 Honda Hanspree motorcycle will be available in pearl sunbeam white...

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  • Picture special: KTM 2008 range

    04 October 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Picture special: KTM 2008 range

    KTM's first batch of 2008 machines was revealed at the 2007 Paris Show last week and here we have the first pictures of the brand new Duke, Supermoto and Stunt concept motorcycles. To read more about...

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