New bikes (January 2008)

  • Picture gallery: Insanity 749 minibike

    30 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Picture gallery: Insanity 749 minibike

    The Insanity 749 minibike is claimed to be the smallest road legal motorcycles in the UK. MCN road tester Phil West reviews the bike in this weeks MCN (Wednesday 30th January) and we have a...

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  • Video: Honda EVO6 concept looks good for producation

    29 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Honda's EVO6 concept bike that was unveiled at the Tokyo show in October could well be making its way into production. Factory insiders have confirmed to MCN that the 1800cc flat-six naked bike is seriously being considered. You can read the full article in the January 30 edition of MCN but in the mean-time check out the video on the right for a view of the bike on stage at the Tokyo show.

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  • Triumph launches tweaked 2008 Sprint ST

    29 January 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Triumph has just launched the 2008 Sprint ST with detail changes based on customer feedback. The bike now has a steel fuel tank to allow the use of magnetic tank bags, a new headlamp design to improve night vision and new footrests are claimed to be covered with more durable rubber. The bike’s engine, chassis and bodywork is otherwise unchanged. It costs £7999 (£8599 for the ABS version) on the...

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  • New Peugeot Sum up 125cc scooter

    28 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    New Peugeot Sum up 125cc scooter

    Peugeot has announced the release of their brand new scooter, the Sum Up 125cc. The scooter features halogen headlights and a broad two person seat, ideal for carrying a pillion. Under the seat is the...

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  • MCN Daily 25/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    25 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 32 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear Ken Livingstone proposing all urban areas of London get a 20mph speed limit, the first UK delivery of a Ducati Desmosedici takes place and Dani Pedrosa's succesful hand surgery means he should be back riding next month.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below...

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  • First official pictures of new Moto Morinis

    25 January 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    First official pictures of new Moto Morinis

    Moto Morini sent these two images of the new Scrambler and 1200 Sport fresh from the photo shoot earlier today (January 25) exclusively to MCN. The bikes were launched last weekend at the Padova...

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  • Video: First UK Desmosedici arrives

    24 January 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Video: First UK Desmosedici arrives

    One lucky rider from Glasgow will be the first in the UK to take delivery of Ducati’s Desmosedici RR road bike. Ducati Glasgow is conducting public viewings of the bike this weekend, before handing...

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  • MCN Daily 22/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    22 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Daniel Thornton

    In episode 30 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Yamaha tops the sales charts for 2007, four new bikes from Harley Davidson, Buell and Moto Morini and Rossi highsides out of the Sepang MotoGP test.  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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  • Buell unveil Ulysses XB12XT

    21 January 2008 by MCN

    Buell unveil Ulysses XB12XT

    Buell have just unveiled their new Buell XB12XT to dealers in the US. The new Buell Ulysses XB12XT model was introduced today as the second model in the Buell Ulysses family of adventure...

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  • New Harley Cross Bones revealed

    21 January 2008 by MCN

    New Harley Cross Bones revealed

    Harley has just revealed the new Springer Cross Bones model - and it's set to make its show debut at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL next week! Full press release from Harley below: MILWAUKEE...

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  • MCN Daily 16/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    16 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Dave Rawlings

    In episode 28 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that Ducati has plans for 10 more bikes before 2010, Nick Sanders has reached the terrorist threatened Mauritania and Max Biaggi has topped the second Phillip Island WSB test.  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...

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  • Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

    16 January 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

    Ducati has announced plans to launch ten new bikes by 2010 during a presentation that's currently happening in Milan. The firm says its plans include three new bikes for 2008 - presumably the Monster...

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  • New Rieju paint schemes for 2008

    15 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    New Rieju paint schemes for 2008

    Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Rieju has released these pictures of their new paint schemes for 2008. The 50cc RS2 Matrix will be available in racing blue and evil green. The RS2 will be priced at...

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  • MCN Daily 14/0/08: Your daily motorcycle video news update

    14 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Daniel Thornton

    In episode 26 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Suzuki confirm the details for the new Bandit 1250 GT, a police instructor is banned for speeding, Karl Harris rides for Yamaha in BSB and Cyril Despres races int he UK after the Dakar cancellation.  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...

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  • Suzuki announce Bandit 1250 Grand Touring

    14 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki announce Bandit 1250 Grand Touring

    Suzuki GB has announced the price and final specifications for the new Bandit 1250 Grand Touring which was seen for the first time at the NEC show and is set to be in dealers by the end of...

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  • Win a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    11 January 2008 by MCN

    Win a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    Kawasaki will celebrate the nationwide launch of the new Ninja ZX-10R on Thursday 7 February by giving away one of the brand new bikes. Click here to see video of the Kawasaki ZX-10R launch Cick here...

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  • Radical Ducati Cafe Racer

    09 January 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Radical Ducati Cafe Racer

    Spanish tuner Radical Ducati is set to launch its first complete homologated road bike later this month - the RAD 02 Cafe Racer. Designed around Ducati's two-valve and three-valve V-twin engines, the...

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  • First Impressions - Yamaha xs650

    08 January 2008 by Mark Arians

    For all of us there seems to be a golden era in our youth when our pay packets were bigger than our debts. A period when the demands on our time were pretty much limited to the hours per day it took to earn a wage. Our days off belonged to us. If you were like me they were spent on a motorcycle. Every Saturday morning, rain hail or shine I’d meet up with a mate. We’d take a brief look at the sky...

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  • Sporty days.

    08 January 2008 by Mark Arians

    Twenty one years ago Harley Davidson re introduced the 883 ‘Sporster’. It came at a time when only Harley die hards looked forward to the latest offerings from Milwaukee. Japan was well and truly King of the two wheel domain. Reliable four cylinder, fully faired, race replicas from the land of the rising sun had eclipsed all before them. I was twenty one and in the market for my first new bike!...

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  • Peugeot Vivacity 3 gets major upgrade

    08 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Peugeot Vivacity 3 gets major upgrade

    Peugeot's  50cc 2-stroke Vivacity 3 scooter has been given a complete overhaul for 2008, to become a mini-GT scooter. The French firm upgraded the Vivacity after a survey of urban...

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  • Honda CB1100R concept could reach production

    08 January 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Honda CB1100R concept could reach production

    The designer of Honda's stunning CB1100R concept bike has said he would like to see the machine reach production. The retro-styled race-rep was the star of the Tokyo Motor Show last October. Now,...

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  • Would you buy a Cagiva Mito 500?

    04 January 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Would you buy a Cagiva Mito 500?

    Cagiva’s prototype Mito 500 will go into production next year despite factory officials denying the project is confirmed for production and we want to know if you would buy it. Vote in the online poll...

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  • 2008 Yamaha Raider 1900cc

    01 January 2008 by Jerry Reed

    In November of 2007 I was in the local Yamaha dealer and was eye balling the 2008 Yamaha Raider. It was more than I could over come. I told the sales guy to write it up. After putting some miles on it I have to say This is the one. More power than you can use, handles better than any motorcycle I have owned. Yamaha has a total winner this time.

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