New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Honda unveil new PCX scooter

    09 November 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Honda unveil new PCX scooter

    Honda has unveiled a new scooter for 2010 and launched new colours for two existing models the S-Wing 125 and the ANF125i Innova. It is reported the 125cc powered machine will eventually find its way...

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  • 2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory introduced

    09 November 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory introduced

    Aprilia is introducing the Dorsoduro Factory for 2010 - an upgraded version of the Dorsoduro which will continue to be available. Find an Aprilia for sale The Dorsoduro Factory will go head to head...

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  • Aprilia Shiver 750 revised for 2010

    09 November 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Aprilia Shiver 750 revised for 2010

    The Shiver 750 is widely regarded as a good bike, but rivals like the Triumph Street Triple have beaten the bike both in back-to-back tests and in sales.  Find an Aprilia Shiver 750 for...

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  • New colours for Honda CBF125 and Transalp

    09 November 2009 by Andy Downes

    New colours for Honda CBF125 and Transalp

    Honda has kept changes to the big selling CBF125 commuter bike and the 680cc Transalp to just new colours for 2010. The CBF125 is now available in a white and black paintscheme alongside the red,...

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  • Husqvarna to launch twin-cam supermoto

    08 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rumours at the Stoneleigh Dirt Bike Show are that Husqvarna will launch a brand new SM630 supermoto at the Milan Show. The 600cc engine is to be based on the existing design but is thought to feature a twin-cam top end for more power across the range. Estimates suggest the new engine will deliver between 15-20bhp more. Husqvarna is also expected to launch a new small-capacity off-road machine...

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  • Ural launch ‘Red October’ sidecar

    06 November 2009 by Phil West

    Ural launch ‘Red October’ sidecar

    This is Russian manufacturer Ural’s new, limited edition 'Red October' sidecar combination – which just goes to prove that Russians do have a sense of humour, after all. Produced at the request of its...

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  • Electric superbike launched with new video

    06 November 2009 by John Westlake

    The company that built the world’s first electric superbike has unveiled the machine at the SEMA tuning show in the US. The company has produced a new video of the bike to accompany the launch. The Mavizen – which was first shown in MCN two weeks ago – is based around a KTM RC8. It has a lithium-ion battery, and a claimed top speed of 131mph. The bike’s expected to cost about £25,000 in...

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  • New fuel-injected RMZ250 breaks cover

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    New fuel-injected RMZ250 breaks cover

    Visitors to the Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh got their first public glimpse of the 2010 Suzuki RMZ250 – the first MX2 race bike equipped with electronic fuel injection. The 2010 &7mm bore x...

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  • World premier: Sherco st2.9 trials bike

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    World premier: Sherco st2.9 trials bike

    Sherco launched their all-new st2.9 trials bike at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh today. The 290cc two-stroke single had not even been shown to the Spanish press and fans when the UK importer, Malcolm...

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  • Sherco’s new 300cc enduro

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Sherco’s new 300cc enduro

    Sherco have developed a new 300cc fuel-injected enduro machine to suit the trail rider. The SE 3.0i-f was launched at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh today. Sherco’s Martin Rathmell told MCN: “The new...

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  • KTM’s new cross-country quad

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    KTM’s new cross-country quad

    KTM unveiled its new road-legal, cross-country quad at the Stoneleigh Dirt Bike Show today. Dubbed the 525XC ATV it features a revised version of the race-bred single-cylinder engine used in KTM’s...

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  • New Husaberg FE390 enduro

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    New Husaberg FE390 enduro

    Husaberg launched its brand new FE390 enduro machine for the first time in the UK at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh Park yesterday. The 393.3cc four-valve, four-stroke, fuel-injected, six-speed,...

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  • My new Moto Guzzi designs

    05 November 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    My new Moto Guzzi designs

    Here are my designs for three new Moto Guzzis. Based on the 1200 eight-valve engine are the fully faired Daytona R, the half faired Daytona S and the naked Sport 8V.

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  • BMW R1200RT gets twin cam motor for 2010

    05 November 2009 by Andy Downes

    BMW R1200RT gets twin cam motor for 2010

    The BMW R1200RT is getting a new double overhead camshaft engine in common with the new BMW R1200GS with more power and a better fairing for even better comfort. BMW motorcycles for sale The R1200RT...

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  • Video: 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 teaser

    04 November 2009 by MCN

    Video: 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 teaser

    MV Agusta has released this teaser video of its new F4 1000 superbike ahead of its full unveiling in Milan.  Find an MV Agusta for sale MV claims 186bhp at 12,900rpm for the new machine,...

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  • Video: Norton Commando 961 set for launch

    03 November 2009 by MCN

    Video: Norton Commando 961 set for launch

    The New Norton Commando 961 is ready to roll. MCN was granted exclusive access to Norton's factory at Donington Park to see the very first production Commando 961SE nearing completion.  Video:...

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  • New Ducati Multistrada name confirmed

    30 October 2009 by John Westlake

    New Ducati Multistrada name confirmed

    Ducati has finally officially confirmed that its new GS-rival will be called the Multistrada.      Read Ducati motorcycle reviews In a press release announcing that the...

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  • Rossi's naked Yamaha M1

    30 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Rossi's naked Yamaha M1

    This is what Valentino Rossi¹s YZR-M1 looks like stripped of all sponsor logos and painted in Yamaha corporate racing colours.     Find a Yamaha R1 for sale Read the 2009 Yamaha...

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  • The Honda Cub returns in Japan

    30 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    The Honda Cub returns in Japan

    This recently launched version of the classic Honda Cub is an all-new incarnation that meets new emissions regulations yet still looks like the model that helped start up the Honda company with...

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  • More green bikes at the Tokyo show

    30 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    More green bikes at the Tokyo show

    Honda had two zero emissions bikes with the EVE-neo and EV-Cub. Suzuki was the first to bring out a production fuel cell bike with the hydrogen burning Burgman Fuel-Cell, which takes compressed...

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  • Suzuki Gladius 400 revealed

    30 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki Gladius 400 revealed

    Suzuki showed a 400cc version of the brilliant Gladius at the Tokyo show. Find a Suzuki for sale The 400cc version with ABS of the 650 V-twin so well received in Europe is completely identical,...

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  • Yamaha SR400 returns

    30 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha SR400 returns

    Yamaha has brought back the SR400 one year after the model was deleted because it failed stricter emissions rules.     Find a Yamaha for sale The bike is now fuel injected,...

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  • Honda CB1100R 'can't stay a concept'

    30 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Honda CB1100R 'can't stay a concept'

    The man behind the Honda CB1100 road bike has told MCN he's going to fight to get the gorgeous CB1100R in production. Chief Engineer Hirofumi Fukanaga was responsible for several recent generations of...

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  • Video: Honda VFR1200F in action

    29 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Video: Honda VFR1200F in action

    We’ve just got some action video sent back from Japan following the preview launch of the new Honda VFR1200F last week.  More info on the Honda VFR1200 First impressions of the VFR1200F The...

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  • Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory on the way

    29 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory on the way

    Aprilia will unveil a new Factory version of the Dorsoduro 750 and a mildly tweaked Shiver at the Milan motorcycle show in two weeks. Aprilia motorcycles for sale There is no official word on the two...

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  • Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short

    28 October 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short

    The launch of the new Aprilia RSV4-R at Mugello was cut short yesterday after five of the bikes suffered terminal con rod failures. Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves was there: “I did two 20-miniute...

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  • Yamaha hybrid scooter for production?

    26 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha showed a new hybrid scooter at last week’s Tokyo Motor Show and it’s thought the clever petrol and electric technology may well make production in 2010. The concept bike was kept mysteriously out of the main talk of the Yamaha bosses on stage but it appears this bike is the latest evolution of the Gen-Ryu bike we saw a couple of years ago. The HV-X combines a 15KW electric motor with a...

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