New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Chinese bikes get sexy

    31 December 2009 by Phil West

    Chinese bikes get sexy

    This cool, three cylinder roadster is, believe it of not, the latest bike to come out of China! Dubbed the Vento Café GT its being built by PTS Motors and uses an air-cooled, 399cc transverse triple...

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  • New Aprilia RSV4 R on the road!

    25 December 2009 by Michael Neeves

    New Aprilia RSV4 R on the road!

    MCN raved about Aprilia’s new ‘budget’ RSV4R (if you can call £12,743 budget) when we rode it at Mugello in November. It was all going well until five of the launch bikes suffered terminal con rod...

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  • Indian hybrid promises 280mpg

    22 December 2009 by Andy Downes

    Indian hybrid promises 280mpg

    Indian manufacturer Eko Vehicles is promising a hybrid electric/petrol capable of 280mpg. We’re just hoping not all future environmentally conscious bikes will look quite so ugly. Piaggio MP3...

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  • Video: Electric Derbi GPR EV sneak peek

    21 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Video: Electric Derbi GPR EV sneak peek

    Derbi is close to unveiling an electric race bike based on its GPR50 learner sportsbike. The Derbi GPR EV is revealed in this video taken by British company Sevcon in a test behind closed doors – the...

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  • Honda XRE300 is smallest ABS Honda motorcycle

    18 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Honda XRE300 is smallest ABS Honda motorcycle

    Honda is releasing its smallest capacity ABS-equipped motorcycle – the XRE300 trail bike – but only in Brazil. The new Honda XRE300 is powered by a 25bhp air-cooled 291cc DOHC four-valve...

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  • World’s most important Honda launched

    11 December 2009 by John Westlake

    World’s most important Honda launched

    We might assume Honda’s VFR1200F is the most important bike on the Japanese giant’s agenda for 2010, and that the company’s desperately concerned about criticism of its iffy tank range, but chances...

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  • New Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 video

    10 December 2009 by John Westlake

    New Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 video

    Yamaha has released a promotional video of the new 1200cc Super Tenere – the upcoming rival to the BMW R1200GS, Triumph Tiger 1050 and KTM 990 Adventure. See the video here 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere...

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  • 2010 Triumph Bonneville Thruxton SE

    09 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Triumph Bonneville Thruxton SE

    Triumph will sell a limited number of this new Bonneville Thruxton SE limited edition in 2010. The Thruxton SE is the first Triumph motorcycle to be painted in the new Crystal White paint colour,...

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  • 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere spy pictures

    09 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Yamaha Super Tenere spy pictures

    MCN has obtained leaked spy images showing the new 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere in production form for the first time. Yamahas for sale Greek website motorsite.gr was given the set of three images by a...

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  • New Honda CBF1000 not for the UK

    08 December 2009 by Andy Downes

    New Honda CBF1000 not for the UK

    The recently unveiled new Honda CBF1000 will not be sold in the UK as it would be too expensive due to the exchange rate between the Euro and the UK pound. The new Honda CBF1000 is a completely...

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  • Ridley Enduro

    07 December 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ridley Enduro

    Proposal to widen the range of Automatic American Bikes - Ridley. A scrambler/enduro based on the typical V-twin with CVT of this Factory, also in the military version.

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  • Troy Corser marks BMW S1000RR dealer launch day

    07 December 2009 by Guy Procter

    Troy Corser marks BMW S1000RR dealer launch day

    BMW S1000RR factory rider Troy Corser marked the final hours leading up to the bike’s UK dealer launch with a string of appearances over the weekend. The former WSB champion has completed a hectic few...

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  • New AJS 125 supermoto test published Wednesday

    04 December 2009 by Guy Procter

    New AJS 125 supermoto test published Wednesday

    Don’t miss Wednesday’s MCN for our exclusive verdict on this spicy-looking new 125 supermoto from AJS. The new £1795 JSM Super Motard 125 features what the firm claims is a super-smooth balance...

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  • Stripped-back Deus Harley-Davidson Sportster

    04 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Stripped-back Deus Harley-Davidson Sportster

    The Sportster is already the most basic Harley-Davidson but Deus has found even more parts and kilograms to shed and create this café racer. The Deus 1200 v-twin is based around a stock 1200 Sportster...

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  • New 2010 Kawasaki Versys 650 pics surface

    04 December 2009 by Guy Procter

    New 2010 Kawasaki Versys 650 pics surface

    Pics and spec of 2010’s eagerly-awaited Kawasaki Versys have been released by the firm, pointing to a refreshed and even perkier middleweight. Kawasaki USA says: Now and then, a clean-sheet idea that...

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  • Triumph Street Triple: L675 Warbird

    04 December 2009 by Guy Procter

    Triumph Street Triple: L675 Warbird

    German parts maker and modifier LSL has turned out this awesome-looking Triumph Street Triple, dubbed the T-L675 Warbird. Inspired by Germany’s Triumph Cup the bike develops 115bhp (20 more than...

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  • Norton Commando 961 SE review now online!

    04 December 2009 by MCN

    Norton Commando 961 SE review now online!

    Read the world’s first and so far only riding review of Norton’s new Commando 961 SE on motorcyclenews.com! Executive Editor Phil West was granted a world exclusive first ride of the British-built...

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  • Norton’s Café Racer stars at NEC!

    03 December 2009 by Phil West

    Norton’s Café Racer stars at NEC!

    The stunning new Norton Café Racer is proving one of the star attractions at this week’s International Motorcycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC. Video: Norton Commando 961 SE The bike, which was...

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  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 prices confirmed

    03 December 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Ducati Multistrada 1200 prices confirmed

    The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 will cost £10,995 in its standard spec, it has been confirmed today. Ducatis for sale Ducati UK manager Tim Maccabee hinted it would carry a £10,000 plus price when...

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  • Victory Cross Country bagger is coming to UK

    02 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Victory Cross Country bagger is coming to UK

    The Victory Cross Country luxury ‘bagger’ is joining the Cross Roads as a late addition to Victory’s UK model line up. Victory says the delay is down to getting type approval for the bikes - Victory...

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  • Victory Cross Roads: available in UK summer 2010

    02 December 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Victory Cross Roads: available in UK summer 2010

    Victory has confirmed it will sell the Cross Roads touring-cruiser in the UK next year – but it won’t be on sale until at least the middle of the year. Initially Victory didn’t include the Cross Roads...

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  • NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

    26 November 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

    Suzuki's all-new GSX1250FA made its UK debut at the NEC in Birmingham today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The new 1250 is the big brother of the GSX650F, which was launched in 2007 and went on to...

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