New bikes (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Vote: Should new BMW G650GS single come to UK

    01 January 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Vote: Should new BMW G650GS single come to UK

    BMW is considering bringing the new the G650GS to the UK market if it thinks there is strong enough demand. The new motorcycle is largely the same as the F650GS which was discontinued at the end of...

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  • Honda Fury technology revealed

    31 December 2008 by MCN News Desk

    Honda Fury technology revealed

    These are the official design drawings of the new Honda Fury custom bike set to be launched in January at the New York motorcycle show. The subject of endless internet speculation, the Fury is...

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  • Limited edition Kawasaki Ninja 250

    31 December 2008 by Andy Downes

    Limited edition Kawasaki Ninja 250

    Kawasaki has introduced a limited edition Ninja 250R called – cunningly enough – the Ninja 250R Limited Edition in Japan. The great-looking paintscheme with black side panels echoes the MotoGP ZX-RR.

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  • MV Agusta and BMW plan new middleweights

    31 December 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    MV Agusta and BMW plan new middleweights

    BMW and MV Agusta are planning to take on the Japanese manufacturers with two all-new middleweight supersport motorcycles. BMW has already publicly announced its keen interest in entering the 600...

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  • Terblanche back with motorcycles

    30 December 2008 by MCN Mole

    Terblanche back with motorcycles

    After a fairly long time away from bikes, my man tells me ex-Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche is ‘helping out’ with some consultancy work at the Piaggio Group with his old Cagiva mate Miguel Galuzzi...

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  • BMW F650 single returns

    27 December 2008 by Andy Downes

    BMW F650 single returns

    BMW is bringing the old 650cc single cylinder F650GS back – but calling it the G650GS and it’s only for America at this stage. Due to big demand from police and the military in the US – the old bike...

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  • Save £1500 on a new Kawasaki ZX6R

    25 December 2008 by MCN News Desk

    Save £1500 on  a new Kawasaki ZX6R

    A Wiltshire dealership is offering 100 Kawasaki ZX-6R at 1998 prices…knocking £1500 off the 2008 list price. The one-off deal is being offered by George White’s superbike centre to mark owner Steve...

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  • Video: New Lambrettas unveiled

    25 December 2008 by MCN News Desk

    LAMBRETTA scooters have returned to the world stage after an Italian firm unveiled three new Chinese-made models. The Pato 50, 125 and 150 made their public debut earlier this year in a flurry of publicity.  The scooters are only going to be available in Italy, through Italian firm Motom. Watch the clip to see the new scooters in action.

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  • Honda CB1100F set for launch

    24 December 2008 by MCN News Desk

    Honda CB1100F set for launch

    While Honda officially launched the majority of its 2009 range months ago it's held back one of the most exciting bikes that will hit dealers next year – the CB1100F. But newly published patents...

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  • Your reaction to the ABS Honda Fireblade

    22 December 2008 by MCN News Desk

    Your reaction to the ABS Honda Fireblade

    It seems the ABS Honda Fireblade road test in this week’s MCN has caused a big stir among sportsbike riders. This is the first ever electronically-controlled Combined ABS-assisted superbike and it...

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  • Revised BMW G650 Xcountry for 2009

    18 December 2008 by James Keen

    Revised BMW G650 Xcountry for 2009

    An updated version of the BMW G650 Xcountry will be available in dealerships from January 2009. The revised Xcountry features a new paint scheme and a number of subtle changes designed to make the...

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  • Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

    18 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

    Check out this advert for the new ‘cross plane crank’ 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 featuring Valentino Rossi. Rossi has already appeared in Yamaha adverts in the past including the 2007 R1 and last year’s...

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  • Honda electric motorcycle in two years

    18 December 2008 by Phil West

    Honda electric motorcycle in two years

    Honda boss Takeo Fukui has today announced the Japanese giant will have a battery-powered motorcycle on the market in two years. The announcement was made as part of a speech regarding the summary of...

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  • First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

    11 December 2008 by Andy Downes

    First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

    Yamaha dealer Flitwick Motorcycles have taken delivery of the first three V-Maxs in the UK, with owners hoping to pick up their new 197bhp £16,000 machines very soon. Flitwick’s Saul Towers said:...

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  • First prototype Nortons arrive in UK

    09 December 2008 by Andy Downes

    First prototype Nortons arrive in UK

    Three prototype Norton’s arrived in the UK last week to signal the next stage of the rebirth of the iconic bike firm under British ownership. The bikes, one 961 Commando and two 852 Commandos as...

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  • Poll: Should Honda build the CB1100R?

    08 December 2008 by Andy Downes

    Poll: Should Honda build the CB1100R?

    Honda staff at the NEC had to disappoint a number of buyers so desperate to get their hands on the prototype CB1100R on show for the first time in the UK they were willing to write a cheque for...

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  • Aprilia ManaX wallpapers

    08 December 2008 by Andy Downes

    Aprilia ManaX wallpapers

    Aprilia has just released proper studio photographs of the stunning ManaX concept bike first seen at the Milan motorcycle show in November. So far, only images of the bike at shows and inside...

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  • NEC Show: Cagiva Mito 525 reaches UK

    05 December 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    NEC Show: Cagiva Mito 525 reaches UK

    Cagiva importer MotoGB will be bringing in the first of the updated Mito 525 in the first half of next year. The new 525 (actually 125cc – the 525 tag is a nod to Cagiva’s 500GP past) was revealed at...

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  • NEC Show: New Honda Hornet

    05 December 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    NEC Show: New Honda Hornet

    Honda has introduced the revised 2009 model Hornet 600 at the NEC Show. The 2009 Honda Hornet 600 differs from the current model by having compression damping adjusters on the rear shock...

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  • Honda Fury cruiser spotted in testing

    05 December 2008 by Phil West

    Honda Fury cruiser spotted in testing

    This spy shot shows Honda’s eagerly-awaited new custom, the Fury, undergoing final testing in Arizona, USA. The picture, courtesy of Spanish magazine Solo Moto, clearly shows the extreme nature of...

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  • This week in MCN: The all-new Kawasaki ZRX1200

    03 December 2008 by Steve Farrell

    This week in MCN: The all-new Kawasaki ZRX1200

    Here's a first glimpse of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZRX1200. The retro muscle bike has been given a new lease of life with a ground-up redesign. Kawasaki ZRX1200s for sale Get MCN, on sale December...

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  • Video: Aprilia RSV4 road bike

    26 November 2008 by Andy Downes

    MCN was granted exclusive access to the new Aprilia RSV4 superbike at the Noale factory last week and we were also able to get this video of the bike showing details of the 180bhp V4 machine. See pictures of the Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike racer The bike will not be on show at the NEC bike show so this will be the closest many people can get until the bike hits dealers in the middle of 2009. ...

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  • Video: Ducati 1198 Promotional video

    25 November 2008 by Trevor Franklin

    Just as we were all thinking the Ducati 1098 was the best V-twin ever, out of nowhere Ducati's 1198 appears and you can see it here in our video. Watch Troy Bayliss larking about on the new Ducati 1198 in their promotional video below and read the full article on the motorcycle in MCN, Wednesday, 26 November, 2008.

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  • Vaillante MotoGP

    18 November 2008 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Vaillante MotoGP

    Between fiction and reality. The new French team for 2010 World MotoGP Champhionship. The VAILLANTE MotoGP V4 will be equipped by pneumatic valve engine, chassis completely in carbon fibre and...

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  • Video: BMW S1000RR in action

    17 November 2008 by Andy Downes

    Video: BMW S1000RR in action

    BMW has released another video of it's road-going S1000RR superbike - this time undergoing testing at the Spanish Albacete circuit. The bike is covered in contour-deflecting black and white...

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  • Gilera 600 Supersport & Streetracer

    12 November 2008 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Gilera  600  Supersport & Streetracer

    After the presentation of the new APRILIA Superbike, Piaggio Group want to throw again also the historic brand GILERA. In fact, I think in the first days of the 2009 it will come introduced...

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  • Poll: Should BMW build the Lo-Rider?

    12 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Poll: Should BMW build the Lo-Rider?

    BMW is looking for feedback on the Lo-Rider concept revealed at the Milan Show last week, so MCN has setup an online poll to see what you think. BMWs for sale The motorcycle is based on BMW’s...

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  • Video: BMW S1000RR onboard footage

    10 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Video: BMW S1000RR onboard footage

    BMW has released official onboard footage of the new S1000RR superbike testing at Oschersleben recently. BMWs for sale The bike appears to be testing on a public trackday, and is seen catching and...

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