New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • First Aprilia Shiver GT arrives in the UK

    03 April 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    First Aprilia Shiver GT arrives in the UK

    On Yer Bike Aprilia has received the first 2009 Aprilia Shiver GT in the UK, and is on sale at £6499. Just one bike is available in maroon, and 0% finance over £36 months is also being offered with a...

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  • Video: Aprilia RSV4 promo video

    03 April 2009 by James Keen

    Video: Aprilia RSV4 promo video

    Aprilia have released this classy promotional video to coincide with the world launch of the new Aprilia RSV4. Visit the Aprilia RSV4 launch centre Read the world first ride report on the...

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  • Yamaha MT-02 concept idea

    03 April 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Yamaha MT-02 concept idea

    A new concept dedicated to Yamaha. The MT-02 Concept is a proposal for the purest style cafè racer. Based on a V Twin 1000 already used for concept SAKURA, it wants to start a new trend for...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 first ride

    02 April 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia RSV4 first ride

    The Aprilia RSV4 launch took place at Misano in Italy. MCN's Michael Neeves was out there riding the RSV4 and reporting back with his impressions of Aprilia's new flagship...

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  • Aprilia RSV4: countdown to first ride

    01 April 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia RSV4: countdown to first ride

    It’s the night before the big day! Tomorrow I finally get to ride Aprilia's brand new RSV4 around Misano circuit in northern Italy. I still haven't actually seen one in the flesh yet, but they’ve got...

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  • BMW S1000RR face revealed by spy shots

    27 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    BMW S1000RR face revealed by spy shots

    BMW’S S1000RR will have the firm’s trademark asymmetrical headlights, this new spyshot reveals. More info on the BMW S1000RR The latest picture from a German R1 forum shows a pair of partially...

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  • Fancy a go on a 2009 Yamaha R1?

    26 March 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Fancy a go on a 2009 Yamaha R1?

    MCN is looking for four or five experienced sportsbike riders to sample the new Yamaha R1’s rider-friendly power delivery. We want to see if it grunts out of slow corners in the hands of ordinary road...

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  • Bought a new Yamaha R1?

    25 March 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Bought a new Yamaha R1?

    The new crossplane Yamaha R1 sportsbike has blitzed MCN track and road tests, but many riders, including our test team, report that it takes time to ‘get’ its unique power delivery. Video:...

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  • Ducati Desmoscrambler 696

    25 March 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Desmoscrambler 696

    The second basic proposal of Ducati's new "young range" could be a scrambler all purpose bike. Based on an L twin 696, it could be a entry level machine, but absolutely fun and easy to...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter information centre

    25 March 2009 by MCN

    Ducati Streetfighter information centre

    Welcome to the MCN Launch centre for the Streetfighter. Here you will find all the information you could want to know about the new Streetfighter motorcycle. Remember to check back regularly as...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter weight revealed

    25 March 2009 by Marc Potter

    Ducati Streetfighter weight revealed

    Ducati Streetfighter project leader Giulio Malagoli has just revealed the new 155bhp bike's weight and the world press launch in Spain. More news, pictures and details of the Ducati...

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  • First ride of Ducati Streetfighter today

    24 March 2009 by Marc Potter

    First ride of Ducati Streetfighter today

    We've just arrived at the hotel in preparation of the world launch of the Ducati StreetFighter at the Ascari circuit in Spain. Read the world first ride of the Ducati Streetfighter The standard...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 road test preview

    24 March 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia RSV4 road test preview

    MCN finally gets to test the new Aprilia RSV4 next week at its world launch. The 999c V4 superbike is one of the most eagerly awaited machines in years, and we’ll be riding it on Thursday 2 April at...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter accessories revealed

    23 March 2009 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Streetfighter accessories revealed

    Ducati is letting us loose on the new 1098-engined Streetfighter on Wednesday but the firm has just released details of a host of tuning parts for the 155bhp naked bike. More news, pictures...

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  • New Thunderbird first ride

    23 March 2009 by MCN News

    New Thunderbird first ride

    Mark Hoyer from Cycle World gives MCN a sneak preview of his first ride on the Thunderbird. Triumph Thunderbird launch centre "It’s an American-style bike with a British heart, in this case a rather...

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  • Ducati Pantah 696

    21 March 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Pantah 696

    In the immediate future, besides "TOP" models , Ducait should launch a more basic range of motorcycles. The PANTAH in past has been the symbol of Ducati. Less sophisticated and powerful...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 launch centre

    16 March 2009 by MCN

    Aprilia RSV4 launch centre

    Welcome to the MCN Launch centre for the new Aprilia RSV4. Here you can find all the information you could want about the new Aprilia V4 motorcycle. Remember to check back regularly as we will...

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  • Norton Commando 961 gallery

    13 March 2009 by James Keen

    Norton Commando 961 gallery

    In this week's MCN, Phil West rides the new Norton Commando. Here's a selection of pictures of the bike that we didn't have space for in the paper.  Watch the video of the Norton Commando...

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  • Bultaco Picador 400

    27 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bultaco Picador 400

    The return of Bultaco? With this all purpose bike, it could be. The Picador would be a 400cc single cylinder - much fun and easy to ride. If offered to an right price it could find many...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 - first impressions

    27 February 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 - first impressions

    MCN’s Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is currently testing the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 at the twisty, Almeria circuit in southern Spain. Here are his thoughts after this morning’s first track...

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  • Electric bike arrives at the MCN office

    23 February 2009 by James Keen

    Electric bike arrives at the MCN office

    MCN has just taken delivery of the new Quantya Strada - A fully road legal electric bike. Here's a couple of shots of the bike in the MCN office as we charge it up in preparation for...

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  • Ducati GS rival ready for 2010

    23 February 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati GS rival ready for 2010

    Last week in MCN we revealed the Ducati Multistrada replacement which will take on the BMW R1200GS. This computer-generated image shows how the new adventure-style Ducati could look when it hits...

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  • Yamaha YZR250 R4?

    23 February 2009 by shamitz

    Yamaha YZR250 R4?

    Found these photos on the net. I'm still wondering if this bike is for real ... If it is, I'd deifinitely buy one :)

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  • Yamaha YZR M2

    23 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Yamaha YZR M2

    Imagine if Yamaha put up for sale for the private teams a "ready to race" MOTO2. It is a return to the past when the bike from race could be acquired normally from the private riders.

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  • Cagiva 1125 Schiranna

    18 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Cagiva 1125 Schiranna

    This is my vision of a new Cagiva twin. It uses Buell's 1125 engine, but modified and upgraded. Since MV will have the task of having top of the range 3 and 4...

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