New bikes (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • MCN Daily 29-05-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    29 May 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Michael Carroll, Sarah Carnell

    In episode 114 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Valentino Rossi says he will not retire in 2009 and the Yamaha Tenere is available in the UK.  Check out the video above to catch up with all the news in just three minutes.

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  • New 2009 Yamaha V-Max: Official pictures

    27 May 2008 by MCN News Desk

    New 2009 Yamaha V-Max: Official pictures

    This is the first official picture ever seen of Yamaha's new 2009 V-Max - and you can see many more in Wednesday's MCN (May 28, 2008). Find a Yamaha V-Max for sale Read the Yamaha V-Max...

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  • Suzuki announce limited edition GSX-R1000

    21 May 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki announce limited edition GSX-R1000

    Suzuki GB has announced a limited edition run of pearl white and metallic silver for the GSX-R1000. The white and silver option will join the already existing white/blue and black colour...

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  • Video: Honda plans dual-clutch gearbox

    14 May 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Motorcycles are set to join the gearbox revolution that has hit the car world, with Honda preparing to unleash dual-clutch semi-automatic technology for motorcycles. Dual-clutch gearboxs have been around for cars since 2003 and now Honda are the first bike maker to show an interest in the system, hoping to install it into an inline four-cylinder sports bike engine. Skip the video to the...

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  • Picture gallery: Royal Enfield Woodsman

    13 May 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Picture gallery: Royal Enfield Woodsman

    Royal Enfield has just released another variant of their Bullet, the Royal Enfield Woodsman in the style of retro trail bikes. Just like Triumph did with the Triumph Scrambler. The 499cc single...

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  • Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

    09 May 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

    This week’s MotOh show in Barcelona saw the first showing of Derbi’s latest concept motorcycle – a machine that’s part motorcycle, part mountain bike. Called the DH2.0 – DH stands for Down Hill –...

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  • Honda CB1000R due to go on sale July 4

    09 May 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Honda CB1000R due to go on sale July 4

    Honda’s CB1000R is scheduled to go on sale in dealers on July 4, following a successful European launch in April. Video: Honda CB1000R first ride The Honda CB1000R would be available in...

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  • MCN Daily 08/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    08 May 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 101 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Bikesure launches a new insurance scheme, Jorge Lorenzo is facing a tough fight to be fit for Le Mans and Chaz Davies may ride in MotoGP this season.  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...

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  • Husqvarna reveal TE310 and TC450 for 2009

    07 May 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Husqvarna reveal TE310 and TC450 for 2009

    Husqvarna has revealed new enduro models for 2009 – the TC 450 and the TE310. The all new Husqvarna TE310 takes Husqvarnas range of four stroke enduro motorcycles to four models. Both the TE 310 and...

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  • Video: Custom Ducati goes into production

    07 May 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Custom motorcycle designer Jens vom Brauck has decided to put his Moto Scrambler Ducati special into production. Vom Brauck was crowned winner of the Design Your Dream Ducati competition in 2004 and we have already ridden the special that the new bike is based on. Watch the video to above to see the Scrambler in action and the video on the right to see one of his...

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  • MCN Daily 02/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    02 May 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 98 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show James Toseland is not too worried about finishing 13th in Shanghai, Jorge Lorenzo is a doubt for this weekend’s Chinese MotoGP and Harley are to put the XR1200 into full production.  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...

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  • Video: MCN goes pillion with James Toseland

    28 April 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    James Toseland gave MCN an insight into the ability that sees him banging fairings with Casey Stoner with an exclusive pillion ride at Silverstone's Stow circuit. The reigning World Superbike champion did his best to scare our man witless and joked: "You've got to scare the man from MCN - it's the only chance I'll have to get my own back on you guys!". Watch the video below to get a feeling of how...

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  • Triumph reveal matt black Speed Triple

    24 April 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph reveal matt black Speed Triple

    British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has announced it is to release a matt black version of their 2008 Triumph Speed Triple. The 1050cc 2008 Speed Triple received only minor changes for 2008, among...

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  • Ducati Monster 696 now in dealers

    21 April 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Ducati Monster 696 now in dealers

    Ducati has announced its new Monster 696 is now available to buy in its UK dealerships, roughly a month before the new motorcycle was scheduled to be available. The Monster 696 features a...

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  • MCN Daily 16/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    16 April 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 86 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show police hunt a 150mph biker, MCN’s Deputy Editor Ped Baker is back from Morocco where he was trying out Yamaha’s new XT660Z Tenere, and James Toseland has silenced his critics.  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...

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  • Kawasaki reveal price of Ninja 250R

    14 April 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Kawasaki reveal price of Ninja 250R

    Kawasaki has revealed that its Ninja 250R will cost £3299 on-the-road when it goes on sale late April. MCN reveal first pictures of the Ninja 250R The 249cc parallel twin is designed to round-out the...

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  • Malaguti brings back the 250 stroker

    09 April 2008 by Sarah Carnell

    Malaguti brings back the 250 stroker

    Tiny Italian independant manufacturer, Malaguti, seems to have sparked life in to the two stroke market with its new MR250, which was unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. The Malaguti MR250 houses a...

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  • The Futures Bright, The Futures Orange!

    03 April 2008 by Gwyn Thomas

    The Futures Bright, The Futures Orange!

    After reading your write up on the KTM RC8 yesterday, 2nd April, I decided to go and have a look at one of the orange beasties in the flesh. On arriving at the KTM dealer in South Wales, Wayne...

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  • Spy shots: Triumph's new twin

    03 April 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Spy shots: Triumph's new twin

    These spy pictures reveal Triumph testing the almost-finished version of their parallel twin cruiser. The motorcycle is believed to be between 1820 and 1920cc, which puts the motorcycle in line with...

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  • Buell 1125R notches up more racing success

    03 April 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Buell 1125R notches up more racing success

    A Buell 1125R has finished on a race podium for the second time in two weeks. Video: Buell 1125R first ride Bruno Destoop rode the near-stock machine to second place in the first round of the ‘Top...

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  • Yamaha’s YZF-R125 almost set to roll

    03 April 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Yamaha’s YZF-R125 almost set to roll

    The long-wait for Yamaha’s YZF-R125 is almost over, with dealers confirming the motorcycle is due to arrive during April. With a price tag of £3,000 and around 15hp available as standard, the sporty...

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  • Ducati reveal new Monster 696+

    26 March 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati reveal new Monster 696+

    Ducati's new Monster 696 isn't due in the UK till May, but Ducati has already launched another version of the Monster 696 - the Monster 696+. The 696+ will come already accessorised with two of...

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  • MCN Daily 25/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    25 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 71 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear David Cameron ignores traffic laws while cycling, Michael Schumacher proves he is good on two wheels and BSB testing falls victim to the weather.  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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