New bikes (April 2008)

  • 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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