New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Revamped Kawasaki Versys for 2010

    05 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Revamped Kawasaki Versys for 2010

    Kawasaki's brilliant Versys has been given a new look with different lights and new bodywork. The updates to the often over-looked Versys come a year after the rest of the ER-6 range was revamped and...

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  • MCN will reveal Honda VFR1200F in one week

    01 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    MCN will reveal Honda VFR1200F in one week

    Motorcycle News will be bringing you of the images and information about the new Honda VFR1200F in just one week when the bike is officially launched by the Japanese firm. MCN has been at the...

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  • New 2010 Tokyo Show bikes break cover

    01 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    New 2010 Tokyo Show bikes break cover

    All these new bikes will be seen at the Tokyo Motor Show in about 10 days time – but we’ve managed to get a sneaky early glimpse. Highlights include a Yamaha SR400, a fuel cell Suzuki Burgman, a 400cc...

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  • 2010 Honda CB1100 production bike revealed

    30 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Honda CB1100 production bike revealed

    These leaked pictures finally reveal the production-spec Honda CB1100 plus an unseen café-racer concept. The two CB1100s will be revealed officially at the Tokyo show next week alongside an electric...

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  • Video: Honda V4 test rider's thoughts revealed

    29 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Video: Honda V4 test rider's thoughts revealed

    Honda test rider Dave Hancock features in the latest Honda VFR1200 promo video, in which he claims the bike’s most at home on twisty roads, where its effortless torque makes it fast for a rider of...

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  • Video: 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 and 1080

    29 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Video: 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 and 1080

    This is MV Agusta's official promotional video for the new Brutale 990 and 1080 released as MCN's Michael Neeves flies out to test the bike. We'll post our first test as soon as we've ridden the bike...

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  • 2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets ABS as standard

    28 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets ABS as standard

    The new-for-2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets a host of spec upgrades to keep it competitive in 2010. ABS is standard for the first time, with the choice of two exclusive colour schemes (matt black and matt...

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  • New fully-faired Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

    25 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    New fully-faired Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

    A new fully-faired version of Yamaha’s XJ6 Diversion will be in showrooms in 2010. Already available in the USA as the FZ6R, the good value middleweight will go head-to-head with Suzuki’s popular...

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  • Motus MST-01 is brutal US rival to new Honda V4

    25 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Motus MST-01 is brutal US rival to new Honda V4

    The US firm co-founded by the man behind the Confederate Wraith will launch a brutal rival to Honda’s new VFR1200 in 2011. The Motus MST-01 packs a an all-new 1400+ cc across-the-frame engine with an...

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  • Aprilia RSV4-R official video

    24 September 2009 by Andy Downes

    Aprilia RSV4-R official video

    This official Aprilia video has just appeared ahead of tomorrow's launch of the new cheaper Aprilia RSV4-R superbike which will cost over £3500 less than the Factory version. Aprilia motorcycles for...

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  • New Norton Café Racer to star at NEC Show!

    24 September 2009 by Phil West

    New Norton Café Racer to star at NEC Show!

    A new Café Racer version of Norton’s eagerly-awaited new Commando 961 is set to be one of the stars of the Birmingham NEC Show in November. Based on the existing Commando 961 SE roadster, which goes...

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  • Two new Kawasaki 125cc motorcycles

    24 September 2009 by Andy Downes

    Two new Kawasaki 125cc motorcycles

    Kawasaki has introduced its first 125cc four-stroke road bike since the BN125 cruiser. The all-new air-cooled engine will power the new KLX125 and D-Tracker supermoto 125. Choosing a 125cc...

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  • Rever Corsa’s £33k all-carbon Ducati 1198

    23 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Rever Corsa’s £33k all-carbon Ducati 1198

    This is the first picture of the ultimate Ducati 1198 – the £33,000 carbon-fibre clad Rever Corsa 1198 Nero Strada. Just ten of the stunning machines will be built in either road or race spec.

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  • New Ducati Hypermotard 796

    23 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    New Ducati Hypermotard 796

    This is the new Ducati Hypermotard 796, with an all-new engine and a lighter, lower chassis. Ducati’s says the air-cooled two-valve v-twin is an all new engine, though in reality the 81bhp ...

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  • Malaguti Moto 2 bike

    22 September 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Malaguti Moto 2 bike

    The new Moto 2 racing class could give smaller manufacturers the chance to build a race bike. Here's what I htink Malagutis Moto 2 race bike could look like.

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  • First picture of Aprilia’s cheaper RSV4R

    22 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    First picture of Aprilia’s cheaper RSV4R

    This low-resolution leaked picture reveals the finished RSV4-R – the cheaper version of the WSB homologation RSV4 Factory. Shown here in the white colour option, black is also known to be the second...

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  • Nicky Hayden rep 848 in the UK

    21 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Ducati Aylesbury is selling an unofficial 848-based replica of Nicky Hayden’s Indianapolis MotoGP paint scheme. For sale in our ‘Bikes For Sale’ section, the brand-new 848 replicates the US-only official replica and also comes with a set of Termignoni silencers, a tail tidy and a seat hump. It costs £12,000. Call 0844-502-9139 or click here to see the advert.

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  • Ben Spies replica Yamaha R1 on Sale

    18 September 2009 by Andy Downes

    Ben Spies replica Yamaha R1 on Sale

    A British Yamaha dealer has beaten the Japanese firm to bring out the world’s first Ben Spies World Superbike replica Yamaha YZF-R1. CMC has done the Spies replica as a follow-up to successful...

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  • New cheap off-roaders

    17 September 2009 by Trevor Franklin

    New cheap off-roaders

    These new 150cc and 250cc off-roaders aren’t the usual Chinese fare. They’re made for American company SMC (Southern Motorcycles), who aim to deliver affordable and reliable intermediate trail...

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  • Turbo Harley flat-tracker!

    17 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Turbo Harley flat-tracker!

    Jesse Rooke’s wild street-tracker shows how to mix flat-track style with street bike design – with a turbo thrown in. Next week’s MCN will have all the details of the 2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster...

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  • World’s best trackday Yamaha R1?

    17 September 2009 by MCN

    World’s best trackday Yamaha  R1?

    Any idiot can throw 20,000 Euros at a 2009 Yamaha R1. But the race-ready special featured in next week’s MCN (out September 23) is almost five stone lighter than standard and shows how to spend that...

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  • MV Agusta Bestiale now in black

    16 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    MV Agusta Bestiale now in black

    French stunt rider turned designed Yacouba Galle has released a black version of the Bestiale body kit for MV Agusta Brutales. The kit comprises of a tank, seat unit, belly pan, nose fairing and...

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