New bikes (September 2008)

  • New Ducati Monster 1100 First Ride!

    29 September 2008 by Trevor Franklin

    New Ducati Monster 1100 First Ride!

    MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently testing the all-new Ducati Monster 1100 in the mountains around Cannes, South of France – here are his first impressions. “From 200 yards away it is...

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  • Bellagio cruiser gets new paint scheme

    26 September 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Bellagio cruiser gets new paint scheme

    Moto Guzzi has added a new two-tone paint scheme to the colour options available for its Bellagio sports cruiser. The motorcycle can now be bought in grey and white in addition to the existing coal...

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  • Official picture: 2009 Suzuki Gladius

    25 September 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Official picture: 2009 Suzuki Gladius

    The second new motorcycle revealed by Suzuki in Paris is the Gladius 650. Based on the Suzuki SV650’s v-twin engine, the Gladius is aimed at a more novice audience. Suzuki has revealed little...

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  • Official picture: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000

    25 September 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Official picture: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000

    Suzuki has just released the first official picture of the all-new 2009 GSX-R1000. The key change is an all new engine that is 59mm shorter than the outgoing K7/K8 model, allowing a longer swingarm,...

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  • Monster 1100 officially unveiled

    25 September 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Monster 1100 officially unveiled

    These are the first official pictures of Ducati’s Monster 1100 and 1100S, which are due to go on sale before Christmas. Two versions are due to be available, the standard 1100 and the 1100S. The...

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  • Aprilia lift the veil on the new RSV4

    21 September 2008 by James Keen

    Aprilia lift the veil on the new RSV4

    Aprilia have revealed the first official pictures of their road-going 1000cc V4 supersports machine, the RSV4. The Aprilia RSV4 is powered by an engine developed and built in-house by...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 launch teaser

    20 September 2008 by James Keen

    Aprilia RSV4 launch teaser

    MCN News Reporter Chris Newbigging is in Rome right now at the launch of Aprilia's new RSV4 and he's just sent through this camera phone shot  and some info on the bike as a little teaser. Click...

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  • Kawasaki gives ER6 sporty makeover

    20 September 2008 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki gives ER6 sporty makeover

    Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2009 bikes including the new ZX-6R, ER6-f and ER6-n, three new cruisers and a new KLX250 enduro-style machine. Full details are in the September 24 issue of...

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  • Three new Kawasaki VN1700 cruisers

    20 September 2008 by Andy Downes

    Three new Kawasaki VN1700 cruisers

    KAWASAKI has taken the wraps off the 2009 bikes including the new ZX-6R, ER6-f and ER6-n, three new cruisers and a new KLX250 enduro-style machine. Full details are in the September 24 issue of...

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  • Kawasaki targets younger riders with KLX250

    20 September 2008 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki targets younger riders with KLX250

    Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2009 bikes including the new ZX-6R, ER6-f and ER6-n, three new cruisers and a new KLX250 enduro-style machine. Full details are in the September 24 issue of...

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  • Latest 2009 Aprilia RSV4 spy shots

    17 September 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Latest 2009 Aprilia RSV4 spy shots

    Aprilia’s new RSV4 superbike has been spied days before its official launch in Rome this weekend. The new pictures from the ApriliaNews Blog show a finished road bike minus a few pieces of...

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  • New Yamaha Aerox

    17 September 2008 by Anonymous

    New Yamaha Aerox

    I stumbled across this image, does anyone know anything about it? Is it the new Aerox?? I really like it, it's about time Yamaha updated the Aerox. Anyway I thought MCN readers might be...

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  • Hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 running

    09 September 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 running

    MCN was on hand to witness the covers being pulled off the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 in Amsterdam yesterday (September 8), and Yamaha fired the bike up to demonstrate the big-bang, cross-plane crank motor's...

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  • Video: See and hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action

    08 September 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    The first video has emerged of the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action and it sounds incredible. Check out the video on the right to see the new 2009 Yamaha R1 in action as part of a US promo video and hear the incredible sound it makes. The video explains all the technical aspects of how the engine works with Colin Edwards taking you through how it feels to ride. Get 10 pages of 2009 Yamaha's in the...

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  • 2009 Yamaha WR125X and WR125R new for 2009

    08 September 2008 by Rob Hull

    2009 Yamaha WR125X and WR125R new for 2009

    Yamaha will look to bolster its sales in the 125 market with the introduction of two new models to line-up alongside the YZF-R125, the WR125X supermoto and WR125R enduro. View Yamaha...

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  • 2009 Yamaha minor changes

    08 September 2008 by Liam Marsden

    2009 Yamaha minor changes

    In addition to the brand new models from Yamaha such as the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion, Yamaha R1, Yamaha WR125X/WR125R and the Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star the majority of Yamaha’s models will receive a...

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  • 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - First pictures

    08 September 2008 by Rob Hull

    2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - First pictures

    Yamaha has released the first official pictures and information for the revised 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. The biggest change is the move to a 'big-bang' inline four-cylinder 998cc motor that Yamaha claim is...

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  • All-new Honda CRF450 boasts fuel injection

    05 September 2008 by Adam Duckworth

    All-new Honda CRF450 boasts fuel injection

    Honda has totally redesigned its all-conquering CRF450R motocross bike for the first time with an all-new frame, suspension and motor that uses fuel injection. And they claim in tests it’s two seconds...

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  • 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 spy shots

    03 September 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    2009 Ducati Monster 1100 spy shots

    These world first pictures of the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100, captured on camera by a forum user on an Italian Monster fan site. The pictures show the bike is equipped with a single sided swingarm and...

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  • Video: Husaberg's radical new motorcycle explained

    03 September 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Michael Guy

    Off-road motorcycle manufacturer Husaberg has launched two radical new enduro bikes with completely repositioned engines and fuel tanks so we caught up with one of the Husaberg team to explain exactly what they've done. Check out the video below to see the new engine and chassis design explained.

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