New bikes (September 2007)

  • Paris show 07 video: Kawasaki's ZX-10R promo video

    29 September 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Kawasaki has launched a new ZX-10R for 2008 with traction control and you can see it in action here in the promotional video Kawasaki used to launch the bike. Check out the video below to see the promo film then click on the link to Regis Laconi launch the bike on stage.

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  • Paris show 07 video: Yanagawa talks about testing the 08 ZX-10R

    29 September 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Kawasaki has just launched a new ZX-10R for 2008 with traction control. At the launch the firm showed an interview with devlopment rider and All Japan Superbike racer Akira Yanagawa about his involvement with the new bike. Check out the video below to hear Yanagawa explain how good the new bike is.

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  • Paris show 07 video: Honda's all new Fireblade

    29 September 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Honda launched an all new CBR1000RR Fireblade for 2008 at the Paris show. The bike is as small as a supersport 600 with Honda saving weight on everything, right down to the battery. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle - and a stunning babe - on Honda's stand at the show.

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  • Paris show video: Yamaha launches 2008 R6

    29 September 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Yamaha has launched the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 at the Paris show and given it a complete workover despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current bike. The Yamaha R6 gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc engine, new slipper clutch, improved front brakes and more aerodynamic bodywork. Check out the video below to see the bike launched on the Yamaha stand and see it in...

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  • Paris show 07 video: New GSX-R750 for 2008

    29 September 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Suzuki has launched a new version of the GSX-R750 at the Paris show and like the new GSX-R600 it boasts the variable fuel maps from the GSX-R1000 as well as a surprisingly large exhaust. check out the video below to see the bike in action in Suzuki's promotionall video and unveiled on stage at the launch.

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  • World's first test: Aprilia NA 850 Mana

    28 September 2007 by Michael Neeves

    World's first test: Aprilia NA 850 Mana

    We’ve just ridden Aprilia’s new NA 850 Mana at its world launch in Turin, Italy. With a fully-automatic gearbox it makes the Mana half scooter and half motorcycle. Around town it can be used just...

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  • Paris show 07 Video: Kawasaki Ninja 250R launch

    28 September 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Kawasaki has launched it's new baby sports bike, the Ninja 250R, at the Paris show and you can see the bike unveiled for the first time. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle on stage at the event and hear all the technical detail of the new sporty commuter.

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  • Paris show 07 Video: See the Ninja 250R in action

    28 September 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Kawasaki has just launched its brand new baby sports bike, the Ninja 250R and you can see the bike in action below. Check out the video to see Kawasaki's prmotional film for the Ninja 250R, which was shown at the launch of the bike at the Paris Motorcycle show on September 27.

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  • Paris Show 07: Kawasaki launch at Equinox

    27 September 2007 by MCN News

    Paris Show 07: Kawasaki launch at Equinox

    Kawasaki has officially launched the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R, the Kawasaki Ninja ZXR 250, the Kawasaki VN2000 and the Kawasaki ZZR1400 at an exclusive press launch on the eve of the 2007 Paris...

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  • Paris Show 07: Honda launch in Paris

    27 September 2007 by MCN News

    Paris Show 07: Honda launch in Paris

    Honda will be launching their 2008 range at the Paris Show on Friday including the new CBR1000RR Fireblade and the return of the VT750 Shadow. Check back here at 1pm tomorrow (Friday) to see...

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  • Honda Evo6 into production? You decide

    26 September 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Honda Evo6 into production? You decide

    The stunning new Honda Evo6 motorcycle will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show next month and we want your views on the new motorcycle. To read about the format of bolting a huge engine into a...

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  • 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R revealed in blue

    26 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R revealed in blue

    This is the first picture revealing the new 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R in another colour scheme. As well as the traditional Kawasaki lime green, the motorcycle will also be offered in metallic blue as seen...

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  • New rear end for '08 Busa

    26 September 2007 by BUSA04287

    New rear end for '08 Busa

    I did this on my computer - I think it's an improvement! The bike says 'organic' to me, but the tail is just two pointy - aerodynamic I'm sure, but on the street does it make that much difference? I'm...

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  • Picture Special: Guzzi Griso

    25 September 2007 by Phil West

    Picture Special: Guzzi Griso

    The Griso sports roadster has become the first Moto Guzzi to receive the Italian firm’s virtually all-new and impressively potent eight-valve version of its transverse V-twin, powerplant. And in doing...

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  • Mega or Minor Motard?

    25 September 2007 by Michel

    Mega or Minor Motard?

    Expensive? Yes. Tall & long? Yes. Light & nimble ? Yes. This bike rocks your socks off. After having spent a few years practising the art of wheelstands on GSs this is The Answer for me. I...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja 250R first official picture

    25 September 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Kawasaki Ninja 250R first official picture

    Last week we showed you the spy pictures of Kawasaki’s new Ninja 250R – and now we can reveal the finished version of the motorcycle which is set to be officially launched in Paris on...

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  • Paris Show 07: Suzuki launch at Paris Expo

    25 September 2007 by MCN News

    Paris Show 07: Suzuki launch at Paris Expo

    Suzuki are launching their 2008 range at the Paris Show today (Thursday) including the new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750. Check back here at 10pm tonight (Thursday) to see all the information on the new...

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  • New Ducati Monster spied testing

    24 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    New Ducati Monster spied testing

    This is the world’s first spy shot of the all-new 2008 Ducati Monster, caught in secret tests on an Italian race circuit. The Ducati Monster is set to get its first major redesign since it’s...

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  • Aprilia SL750 Shivers ready to test ride

    21 September 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Aprilia SL750 Shivers ready to test ride

    The first batch of Aprilia SL750 Shiver demo motorcycles are about to ride in the country for you to test ride. Dealer staff are riding the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver motorcycles back from Aprilia’s...

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  • 2008 Fireblade

    20 September 2007 by Anonymous

    Sorry guys, I love it. Believe me, in the flesh you will love it too. And yes I'm getting one of the first ones!

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  • 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 colour options revealed

    19 September 2007 by Ben Purvis

    2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 colour options revealed

    These are the colour schemes that will be available on the new-for 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle. See MCN today for all the information on the new Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle, which will be...

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  • Dismount!

    18 September 2007 by Russ

    This was taken by a mate behind me at Zolder this year. The bike survived to do another session, hurt like hell the next day, slipt out on some oil. Lucky Lucky me!

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  • 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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