New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • New Hesketh V 1200

    16 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    New Hesketh V 1200

    For those which consider the new generation Bentley too "popular" and prefer to drive a Bristol Blenheim. For those who get their clothes made to measure from the taylor. For those which...

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  • Kawasaki ZRX1200 roadtest teaser

    13 February 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Next week’s MCN, on sale Wednesday, February 18, has the first test of the new, fuel-injected Kawasaki ZRX1200. Doing away with the carbs and thoroughly revising the suspension has turned a great musclebike into a stunner. Click here to find ZRX1200s for sale. To whet your appetite for flat-out Kawasaki action, spend a few minutes drooling over Lawson, Cooley and Co thrashing it out at Laguna...

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  • Kawasaki Versys Tourer gets green light

    13 February 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Kawasaki is putting the Versys Tourer in to production following positive response to a prototype revealed at the NEC. The Tourer comes with a set of hard panniers and mounting frame plus an adjustable flip-up screen. The parts are worth £500 on their own, but the Tourer model costs just £325 more than the standard Versys. It can be specified with or without ABS in metallic black, metallic grey or...

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  • BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 copy?

    12 February 2009 by Guy Procter

    Is the new BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 rip-off? YouTuber mca8690 certainly thinks so, and he’s gone to the trouble of producing this video to prove it. The S1000RR was spotted early in its development sporting modified R6 panels, which it wore ‘with space to spare’ according to BMW development boss Peter Mueller. We don’t agree with mca8690’s embittered suggestion the bike is a rip-off, but it...

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  • Got a good deal on a new CBR600RR

    10 February 2009 by bigfoot68

    Some deals to be had out there... Bought a new CBR600RR in October for £6.5k, which ain't bad, but also got £500 more than expected for a trade in. Seemed too good to be true so shook hands quickly. Really boring running it in- initially at 5000 revs = 56mph in 6th! so was overtaken by camper vans, lorries, skodas the lot. 1st service next week and looking forward to more right hand and better...

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  • Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

    10 February 2009 by MCN

    Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

    The 2009 Yamaha R1 is like no in-line-four cylinder sportsbike ever produced. It’s simply sensational. The Yamaha R1’s ultra-short-stroke engine has a cross-plane crankshaft, with its crank pins...

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  • Triumph Bonneville SE picture special

    10 February 2009 by James Keen

    Triumph Bonneville SE picture special

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday 11th February, MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin braves the snow and takes the new Triumph Bonneville SE for a spin. Here's some more...

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  • BMW S1000RR in detail

    09 February 2009 by Andy Downes

    BMW S1000RR in detail

    BMW recently released the first images of its all-new superbike - the S1000RR - in road trim. The BMW S1000RR been seen in race-trim before, but are there any differences between the two? Compact...

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  • Mission Motors announce 150mph electric bike

    06 February 2009 by Antnee_

    Mission Motors announce 150mph electric bike

    Mission Motors have unveiled a new electric motorcycle with a stated top speed of 150mph and 100 lb-ft torque and a single speed. Front and rear suspension is from Öhlins and the brakes are from...

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  • Have you bought a new bike?

    06 February 2009 by MCN Newsdesk

    Have you bought a new bike?

    Have you just treated yourself to that great bike – new or used – that you’ve been lusting after for months? British bikers are ignoring downturn paranoia and flooding into dealers to take advantage...

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  • BMW S1000RR road bike revealed

    04 February 2009 by MCN

    BMW S1000RR road bike revealed

    BMW has finally released pictures of the finished S1000RR superbike along with some tantalising technical details including 175bhp, 183kg dry weight, ABS, traction control and a high-tech...

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  • BMW S1000RR information centre

    03 February 2009 by MCN

    BMW S1000RR information centre

    Welcome to the MCN information centre for the BMW S1000RR. Here you will find first ride reports, tech details and pictures of the new S1000RR motorcycle. Check back soon as we will...

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  • BMW SCT 800 Superscooter

    03 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    BMW SCT 800 Superscooter

    This is a new BMW scooter design. It's equipped with a front twin 800cc 4V engine with more than 70 CV. It mounts 16" wheels of wide section and adopts the telelever front suspension and a...

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  • Kawasaki ER-6n design competition launches

    01 February 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Kawasaki ER-6n design competition launches

    Kawasaki has kicked off its Europe-wide design competition with this custom-painted ER-6n to fire up MCN London Motorcycle Show-goers’ imagination. The competition will see riders from across the...

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  • New look Yamaha X-Max for 2009

    29 January 2009 by Sarah Carnell

    New look Yamaha X-Max for 2009

    Yamaha has announced new special editions of the X-Max scooter for 2009 which will see the popular scooter in new colours and with new lines and new instrument faces.   The X-Max is available in...

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  • Moto Morini 1200 sport gets new paint scheme

    29 January 2009 by Michael Carroll

    Moto Morini 1200 sport gets new paint scheme

    Moto Morini has given its 1200 Sport motorcycle a makeover with a new black and orange paint job, which will be available from March. It’s the third colour option available on the motorcycle, which...

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  • Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 engine explained

    28 January 2009 by James Keen

    Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 engine explained

    The 2009 Yamaha R1 boasts an all-new crossplane crankshaft engine that runs at an uneven firing interval. Watch this Yamaha promotional video for an explaination of the technology and...

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  • Design and win your own Kawasaki ER-6n

    28 January 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Design and win your own Kawasaki ER-6n

    One lucky rider could see their custom paint design splashed across a brand new Kawasaki ER-6n. Kawasaki is launching a new competition at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCel at the weekend to...

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  • World exclusive shots of Ducati GS rival

    27 January 2009 by Andy Downes

    World exclusive shots of Ducati GS rival

    Ducati’s new replacement for the Multistrada has been spotted in action again – this time the shots are perfectly clear and show all of the details on both sides for the first time. Scroll down for...

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  • Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1

    27 January 2009 by James Keen

    Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1

    In an arty black and white promotional video, Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi talks about the 2009 Yamaha R1 and how it's 'Born From MotoGP'.   Watch the 2009 Yamaha R1...

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  • Ducati TT 1000

    23 January 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati TT 1000

    A very special Ducati! Born from the same philosophy of the mythical TT1 and TT2 of the eighties. Little weight, easy handling and the power.... sufficient! Based on the Pierobon 042 frame, it...

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  • Long Way Down replicas for sale

    22 January 2009 by Sarah Carnell

    Long Way Down replicas for sale

    Fans of the TV series Long Way Down can now have their own part of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s epic voyage as two replica BMW 1200GS Adventure motorcycles are currently for sale in...

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  • Honda brings back monkey bike

    21 January 2009 by MCN News Desk

    Honda brings back monkey bike

    Honda has brought the famous Monkey bike back from the dead with a new fuel-injected engine that meets the latest emissions regulations. Sell your motorcycle for only £9.99 Honda has been hard at...

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  • CCM unveils CXR230 and XTR250

    20 January 2009 by MCN News Desk

    CCM unveils CXR230 and XTR250

    CCM has launched two new models – the CXR230 and XTR250 at the Trade Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. The updated CXR230 is now Euro III emissions homologated and boasts a new engine with a single...

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  • Voxan Mirage 1200

    20 January 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Voxan Mirage 1200

    Perhaps the Voxan bikes have not been accepted from the people for their design. Maybe if they tried with something like this?

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  • Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 onboard lap

    19 January 2009 by MCN

    Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 onboard lap

    Catch a glimpse of the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action as we go onboard with Yamaha Motor Europe Chief Test Rider, Jeffry de Vries, for a lap of the Eastern Creek circuit at the launch in Australia. MCN...

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  • Radical Victory concept bike unveiled

    17 January 2009 by MCN

    Radical Victory concept bike unveiled

    This whacky-looking machine is the CORE - an all-new concept bike produced by American manufacturer Victory motorcycles based around one of its existing V-twins and unveiled to the public at this...

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  • Honda Fury officially unveiled

    17 January 2009 by MCN

    Honda Fury officially unveiled

    The much hyped Honda Fury, which MCN exclusively revealed last week, has been officially unveiled at the New York Motorcycle Show in America.    The bike, which is powered by a reworked...

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  • New Yamaha XJ6 in dealers now

    14 January 2009 by MCN News Desk

    New Yamaha XJ6 in dealers now

    Yamaha’s new, eagerly awaited budget middleweight roadster, the Yamaha XJ6, will be arriving in UK dealers any day – and MCN will be testing it on Saturday!   This new, unfaired, 600cc...

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  • Honda unleashes Fury viral videos

    12 January 2009 by Andy Downes

    Honda unleashes Fury viral videos

    Honda has quietly launched two viral videos to preview the launch of the new Honda Fury cruiser. See the Honda Fury 'unleashed' The Honda Fury will be seen at the New York Motorcycle show this week...

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  • Ducati Supersport 1000

    09 January 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Supersport 1000

    This is my idea of what a new Ducati Supersport 1000 could look like. It's light, it's clear and is small and manageable. It's pure Ducati! 

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  • Honda electric motorcycle ready next year

    09 January 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Honda electric motorcycle ready next year

    Honda has announced that it will have an electric moped on sale by the end of 2010. The moped will be built as a zero CO2 emissions alternative to a petrol-powered 50cc moped, using a 360kw light...

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