New bikes (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Naked 600's from China

    18 August 2008 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Naked 600's from China

    The dragon moves the tail. Within a short time three of the greatest Chinese manufacturers could introduce their "weapons" for a massive attack on the European and Japanese motorcycle...

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  • What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

    15 August 2008 by Michael Carroll

    What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

    You could help MCN with its test of Yamaha’s all-new V-Max by telling us what you want to know about the bike. The new Yamaha V-Max in action Original V-Max review We’re due to test the bike over the...

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  • Peugeot cuts cost of its V-Clic scooter

    07 August 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Peugeot cuts cost of its V-Clic scooter

    Peugeot has dropped the price of its 50cc V-Clic scooter by £70 to £829, to attract motorists and motorcyclists who are looking for a cheap means of getting to work during the credit crunch. Peugeot...

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  • Honda VFR gets V5 engine

    07 August 2008 by MCN Newsdesk

    Honda VFR gets V5 engine

    Honda has pulled out all the stops to showcase the finest technology ever seen on a road bike with the all-new VFR1000F and touring-spec VFR1000GT motorcycles. View Honda VFRs for sale Along with the...

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  • Ducati Hyperfighter

    04 August 2008 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Hyperfighter

    This is the possible aspect of a new Ducati that will be shown at EICMA 2008. The Hyperfighter (this will be the name) is a motorcycle without compromises, born for the purest fun on road and...

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  • Two-tone colours for 2009 Kawasaki Z750

    24 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Two-tone colours for 2009 Kawasaki Z750

    Kawasaki has released the first picture of the 2009-spec Z750 in a new two-tone green/black colour scheme. Find Kawasaki Z750s for sale Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride Mechanically the bike is...

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  • Bag a bargain scooter from Peugeot

    24 July 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Bag a bargain scooter from Peugeot

    Peugeot has slashed the price of its scooter range as it looks to promote two-wheelers as a means of beating the credit crunch. The firm has cut the price of its Satelis 125cc by £300 to £2,799, and...

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  • Harley Davidson unveils its 2009 motorcycles

    22 July 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Harley Davidson unveils its 2009 motorcycles

    Harley Davidson has unveiled its 2009 range of motorcycles with a brand new V-Rod, three-wheel Electra Glide and almost every bike getting an update. See the new Buell 1125CR here The biggest...

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  • Harley-Davidson Dyna range refreshed for 2009

    22 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Harley-Davidson Dyna range refreshed for 2009

    Harley-Davidson has introduced a range of improvements and detail changes to the complete Dyna range of motorcycles for the 2009 model year - read Harley's claims for the updated bikes below: See the...

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  • Harley-Davidson Softails tweaked for 2009

    22 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Harley-Davidson Softails tweaked for 2009

    Harley-Davidson has made a series of detail changes to the eight-bike Softail range for the 2009 model year. The minor mechanical and styling changes are listed on Harley's new model information...

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  • Harley-Davidson Sportsters updated for 2009

    22 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Harley-Davidson Sportsters updated for 2009

    The Sportster range has received a series of updates for the 2009 model year, with the main changes focusing on the wheels and bodywork. Read below for the full list of changes on the Harley Davidson...

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  • 2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle launched

    22 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle launched

    The 2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod has just been unveiled in the USA. Read the full Harley-Davidson press release below: See the full 2009 Harley Davidson range here Harley Davidson V-Rods for sale New...

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  • New Buell 1125CR leads 2009 range

    22 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    New Buell 1125CR leads 2009 range

    Buell has just unveiled the new 1125CR for 2009. The new café racer inspired super naked is based closely on the Buell 1125R sportsbike but with various changes to suit the fairing-less restyle. Read...

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  • Yamaha YBR-125 Custom due in August

    22 July 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Yamaha YBR-125 Custom due in August

    Yamaha hopes to get its YBR-125 Custom model into showrooms next month, after production problems led to a delay in the launch of the bike. Yamaha spokesman Simon Belton says the delay was beyond...

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  • New sporty feel for Sachs SX1 scooter

    18 July 2008 by Sarah Carnell

    New sporty feel for Sachs SX1 scooter

    Scooter manufacturer Sachs has given its sporty looking SX1 a facelift for Summer 2008.  New for this summer are a 190mm wavy disc brake on the front alloy tri-spoke wheel, the addition of...

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  • Extra KTM RC8s coming to the UK

    08 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Extra KTM RC8s coming to the UK

    KTM UK is bringing 30 extra KTM RC8 superbikes in to the UK after the first batch sold out. Video: 2008 KTM RC8 The extra motorcycles should allow buyers who didn’t place a deposit on the first...

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  • Honda DN-01 to go on sale in August

    08 July 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Honda DN-01 to go on sale in August

    Honda has announced that its unique motorcycle scooter hybrid, the DN-01 will go on sale in the UK on 1 August 2008. The DN-01 features fully automatic transmission and the motorcycle is powered...

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  • New colours for Moto Morini 1200 Sport

    07 July 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    New colours for Moto Morini 1200 Sport

    They’ve only just been made available in shops, but Moto Morini has already added a new colour option for the 1200 Sport. The Sport was originally revealed in the option of British racing green/yellow...

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  • MCN Daily 25-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    25 June 2008 by Jack Thorpe, Chris Slade

    In episode 133 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Harley-Davidson's XR1200 arrives in dealerships around the UK, the Italian SC Caracchi Triumph World Supersport team are back in action at Misano this weekend and Ducati deny reports it will debut its new carbon-fibre framed GP9 this season.    Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the...

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  • Harley Davidson XR1200 now in UK dealerships

    24 June 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Harley Davidson XR1200 now in UK dealerships

    Harley Davidsons flat-track inspired XR1200 motorcycle has now arrived in Harley Davidson dealerships around the UK. The XR1200 is styled on the flat-track Harley Davidson XR750, which is the...

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  • MCN Daily 18-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    18 June 2008 by Michael Carroll, Sarah Carnell, Chris Slade

    In episode 129 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Yamaha unveil its revised 2009 motocross motorcycle range, Xerox Ducati target Shane Byrne and Hayden fears he could be axed.   Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you think of the new show.

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  • New Yamaha motocrossers unveiled

    18 June 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    New Yamaha motocrossers unveiled

    Yamaha has just unveiled its revised 2009 motocross motorcycle range. The four-stroke YZ250F and YZ450F gain a new lighter swingarm and rear wheel hub, a larger and more rigid rear wheel spindle and...

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  • MCN Daily 13-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    13 June 2008 by Michael Carroll, Sarah Carnell, Chris Slade

    In episode 126 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Suzuki expands its range of learner bikes, MPs say the Government should look again at national road pricing and Troy Corser was the man to beat at the Nurburgring today.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us...

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  • Video: Honda's ABS CBR600RR explained

    11 June 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Honda's ABS CBR600RR explained

    Honda has released the full details of the new ABS system it has debuted on a CBR600RR and you can see the video below. MCN man Trevor Franklin has been testing the prototype ABS CBR600RR and has...

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  • ABS Honda CBR600RR gets thumbs up

    11 June 2008 by Trevor Franklin

    ABS Honda CBR600RR gets thumbs up

    MCN man Trevor Franklin has just ridden the much hyped ABS  Honda CBR600RR and said for the road it makes perfect sense. Trev rode a CBR600RR equipped with one of the three ABS prototypes at a...

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  • My designs for new Yamaha TDR and RD's

    10 June 2008 by Oberdan Bezzi

    My designs for new Yamaha TDR and RD's

    These are my proposal sketches for a new Yamaha RD350 and Yamaha TDR350 twin. Both would be two-stroke with fuel injection and weighing 4,134Kg. I have a two-stroke...

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  • First look at Honda's ABS CBR600RR

    10 June 2008 by Ben Purvis

    First look at Honda's ABS CBR600RR

    Honda has revealed a CBR600RR with ABS brakes and MCN is due to ride the motorcycle today. The prototype CBR600RR is the first ever supersports motorcycle to feature the ABS that it...

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