New bikes (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Milan Show: BMW unveil Lo Rider concept

    04 November 2008 by Andy Downes

    Milan Show: BMW unveil Lo Rider concept

    This great looking bike, which is supposed to be a BMW concept bike, has just been unveiled at the Milan show. But the motorcycle looks so finished it could go into production within 18 months. Dubbed...

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  • Milan Show: Husqvarna SMQ450

    04 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Milan Show: Husqvarna SMQ450

    Husqvarna has just pulled the covers off the SMQ450 concept, a single-cylinder street bike that mixes vintage flavour and modern technology. The new motorcycle is based around Husqvarna's own...

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  • Milan Show: Aprilia Mana X

    04 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Milan Show: Aprilia Mana X

    Aprilia has revealed the Mana X- a wild flat-track style concept based on the semi-automatic Aprilia Mana 850. The Mana X uses the same 830cc v-twin from the Aprilia Mana 850, but instead of plain...

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  • Milan Show: Bimota DB7 Oronero

    04 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Milan Show: Bimota DB7 Oronero

    Bimota has just revealed the carbon-framed DB7 Oronero at the Milan show. The bike is based around the same basic design as the standard Bimota DB7 launched earlier this year, but is eight kilograms...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter 1098: Official pictures

    03 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Ducati Streetfighter 1098: Official pictures

    Read the world first ride of the Ducati Streetfighter! Ducati has revealed the Ducati Streetfighter at the Milan show today, a new super naked bike based on the 1098. The engine and chassis of the...

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  • Ducati 1198 official pictures

    03 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Ducati 1198 official pictures

    Ducati has just released official pictures of the new 1198, an updated version of the 1098 with the larger capacity engine from the 1098R. The new motorcycle retains most of the running rear and the...

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  • Milan Show: Yamaha XJ6 unveiled

    03 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Milan Show: Yamaha XJ6 unveiled

    Yamaha has just launched the new XJ6 at a press conference ahead of the opening of the Milan show tomorrow. The new motorcycle shares most of its components with the XJ6 Diversion launched in October...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter 1098 latest

    03 November 2008 by MCN

    Ducati Streetfighter 1098 latest

    The new Ducati Streetfighter will be among the most aggressive performing machines in the supernaked class, according to the latest info available. Ducati Streetfighter teaser video The Ducati...

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  • Video: 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R onboard lap

    29 October 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Liam Marsden

    MCN's Adam Child is currently in Japan testing the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R but until he gets back check out these two videos of the motorcycle in action around the Autopolis track in Japan. Check out the video of the new ZX-6R getting a good thrashing around Kawasaki's test track - Autopolis - in Japan with inpressive graphics showing the elevations of the track. Also check out the second video for...

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  • Teaser video confirms naked Ducati 1098

    28 October 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Teaser video confirms naked Ducati 1098

    As revealed by MCN back in August, Ducati has confirmed it will be producing a naked version of it's World Superbike championship-winning 1098 superbike. Back in August, Ducati boss Gabriele Del...

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  • BMW S1000RR revealed in road-trim

    28 October 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    BMW S1000RR revealed in road-trim

    BMW’s S1000RR superbike has broken cover in finished form testing at Albacete. The pictures show a near production ready machine complete with final trim details and parts like indicators, number...

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  • Ridley for Europe?

    28 October 2008 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ridley for Europe?

    American factory Ridley, manufactured of cruiser motorcycle with automatic trasmission, could arrive in Europe with a new models range. The new range called 'Sport' will be equipped by a new chassis...

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  • Yamaha dual fuel motorcycle revealed

    28 October 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Yamaha dual fuel motorcycle revealed

    Yamaha is developing the world’s first dual-fuel motorcycle able to switch between petrol and cheaper, more environmentally friendly ethanol fuels, MCN can exclusively reveal. The upcoming technology...

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  • MV Agusta Bestiale on sale now

    23 October 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    MV Agusta Bestiale on sale now

    French designer Yacouba Galle’s Bestiale body kit to transform any MV Agusta Brutale is now on sale for £5000. The bike was revealed as a concept at the 2007 Paris show, and Galle has since refined...

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  • First Buell 1125CRs shipping to UK

    22 October 2008 by Michael Carroll

    First Buell 1125CRs shipping to UK

    Buell has confirmed the first 1125CRs are filtering their way through to UK dealers for test rides and that all dealers will have a demonstrator by the end of November. Buell 1125CR first ride The...

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  • KTM unveil electric bike

    21 October 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    KTM unveil electric bike

    KTM has announced that it plans to have this electric enduro motorcycle in production within two years. KTM motorcycles for sale The Zero Emissions Motorcycle is the answer to the increasing problems...

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  • Video: See Triumph's 2009 range of motorcycles in action

    17 October 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Triumph released a few videos on it's press diesk at the launch of it's 2009 range so you can see the new bikes in action. Check out the video player below to see the 'Urban Sports' range, the 'Cruisers' and the 'Modern Classics' all take to the road in their individual shoots. Click on the playlist button to choose which video you want or just watch them all.

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  • New Norton boss speaks exclusively to MCN

    16 October 2008 by Andy Downes

    New Norton boss speaks exclusively to MCN

    New Norton owner Stuart Garner has spoken for the first time about his ambitious plans for the historic name that is now back in British hands for the first time in many years. Garner, 39, has spent...

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  • Video: What do Suzuki SV650 owners think of the new Suzuki Gladius?

    15 October 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki recently unveiled the replacement for the current SV650, the Suzuki SVF650 Gladius. The Gladius is based on the same v-twin engine as the SV650, but is aimed at a more novice audience. The major change is the styling, which is a lot funkier, bringing the bike in to line with competitors like the Kawasaki ER-6n and Ducati Monster 696. Suzuki SV650 review MCN joined SV650 owners from...

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  • Moto Morini Superbike

    14 October 2008 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Moto Morini Superbike

    Based on the upgrated V2 "corsacorta" that equips a Corsaro 1200, is tuly powerful and very very light. The chosen name for this new bike is " TARQUINIO" in honor of Tarquinio Provini, great...

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  • First ride - Kawasaki ER-6n

    14 October 2008 by Phil West

    First ride - Kawasaki ER-6n

    MCN Reporter Chris Newbigging has been in Majorca to try out the new Kawasaki ER-6n – this is what he’s made of it so far. “The new ER-6n is an evolution of the existing model featuring changes...

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  • Video: Ducati Monster 1100 promo video

    13 October 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Ducati has released the first footage of the new Monster 1100 in action and you can see it here. Check out the video player below to see the promotional video produced by Ducati for the new Monster 1100.

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  • Noriyuki Haga paintjob revived

    10 October 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Noriyuki Haga paintjob revived

    Noriyuki Haga fans can bag this Aprilia RSV1000 with a replica of his 2002 World Superbike paintjob for just £700 more than a standard RSV. Aprilia RSV1000s for sale Peterborough dealer Taz...

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  • Bimota’s 1098-powered DB8 Delirio spied

    10 October 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Bimota’s 1098-powered DB8 Delirio spied

    This first picture has emerged of Bimota’s new DB8 naked motorcycle based on the DB7 superbike. The bike appears to follow the same principle as the Aprilia Tuono, with just streetfighter...

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  • Video: Cologne Motorcycle Show highlights

    08 October 2008 by Ian Jubb, Sarah Carnell

    MCN are currently at the Cologne Motorcycle Show bringing you all the latest news from the manufacturers as it happens. A range of manufacturers are showcasing their 2009 motorcycles at the Intermot Cologne Motorcycle Show in Germany, including Ducati, Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson and KTM. Also see Honda's concept bike on their stand in this video from Cologne. See the new Honda CBR125R...

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  • Honda CBR125R gets best ever paint scheme

    08 October 2008 by James Keen

    Honda CBR125R gets best ever paint scheme

    Honda have revealed an all-new Fireblade-esque paint scheme for their best-selling CBR125R at the Cologne Motorcycle Show. The CBR125R, which has been a massive sales success for the big Japanese...

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  • Honda showcases concept bikes at Cologne

    08 October 2008 by James Keen

    Honda showcases concept bikes at Cologne

    Honda have chosen to use the Cologne Motorcycle Show to showcase a selection of stylish concept bikes. Alongside the out-of-this-world V4 concept machine we revealed yesterday, Honda have chosen to...

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  • BMW unveils new K1300R, K1300S and K1300GT

    07 October 2008 by MCN News Desk

    BMW unveils new K1300R, K1300S and K1300GT

    BMW has unveiled the changes made to its K-series motorcycles, the K1300S, K1300R and K1300GT. Here's the lowdown on the most important changes for 2009. What’s new at a glance: • Big bore,...

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  • Aprilia changes for 2009

    07 October 2008 by MCN News Desk

    Aprilia changes for 2009

    Aprilia has introduced the Shiver GT for 2009, but a lot of motorcycles in their existing range have also received updates. Here's what you can expect to find at your local Aprilia dealer in...

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  • Aprilia unveils Shiver GT

    07 October 2008 by MCN News Desk

    Aprilia unveils Shiver GT

    Aprilia might have been flat-out getting the radical 1000cc RSV4 superbike ready but it’s still managed to give the rest of the range a bit of a makeover too. Read the full Aprilia Shiver GT...

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  • Triumph Thunderbird is go for 2010

    07 October 2008 by MCN News Desk

    Triumph Thunderbird is go for 2010

    MCN has learnt more details about Triumph’s 1600cc Thunderbird cruiser which is due to go into production in 2010. Triumph Thunderbird launch centre View Triumph motorcycles for sale We can now...

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  • World first picture: Triumph Tiger SE

    07 October 2008 by MCN News Desk

    World first picture: Triumph Tiger SE

    This is the first picture of Triumph’s special edition Tiger 1050. The Triumph Tiger SE. The motorcycle is intended as a new, fully-equipped flagship model for the Hinckley firm’s Tiger...

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  • Aprilia Promo Video: RSV4 race bike on track

    07 October 2008 by James Keen

    Aprilia Promo Video: RSV4 race bike on track

    Aprilia have created this arty promotional video of the new RSV4 race bike, featuring on board track action and some nice detail shots of the new machine. The RSV4 will make its debut in the...

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