New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • BMW S1000RR prices revealed

    16 September 2009 by Andy Downes

    BMW S1000RR prices revealed

    BMW has set the price of the S1000RR road bike at £10,950 in the UK for the standard model. The S1000RR will also be available in a ‘Sport’ specification costing £12,235 OTR. The eagerly anticipated...

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  • Honda reveal more engine details of VFR1200

    14 September 2009 by Andy Downes

    Honda reveal more engine details of VFR1200

    Honda has just released this video explaining more technical details of the new  1200cc V4 engine that will power the all-new VFR1200 sports tourer due to be seen in October in finished...

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  • 2Evil is craziest scooter ever

    11 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    2Evil is craziest scooter ever

    This insane little dragster is the most jaw-dropping scooter we’ve ever seen. Dubbed 2Evil by its French creators MXS, the knee-high prototype pumps out an incredible 50bhp from just two 86cc...

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  • Ducati Monster 696 ABS on sale in 2010

    11 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Ducati Monster 696 ABS on sale in 2010

    It beat its 1100cc big brother to the new Monster look, now the entry-level 696 is set to get the jump on the latest tech. Ducati’s entry-level Monster will get ABS in 2010, making it the only...

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  • New Bike: Suzuki unveil GSX1250FA for 2010

    11 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    New Bike: Suzuki unveil GSX1250FA for 2010

    Suzuki is releasing the GSX1250FA as a new model for 2010 – essentially a fully-faired Bandit 1250. The new machine uses the engine and chassis from the Bandit 1250S, but with a new full fairing...

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  • 2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 N

    11 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 N

    Suzuki has just released the 2010 version of the Bandit 1250 N in France with a restyled seat unit, headlight and clocks. Underneath the new look (to match the 2009-spec Bandit 650) the bike is...

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  • BIMOTA BM1 Moto2

    09 September 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    BIMOTA BM1 Moto2

    Might look like this (typically BIMOTA) the new Moto2 call BM1 that the factory in Rimini will provide the teams that will want to buy. The Italian challenge !

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  • Yamaha YZF450 turns on its head

    08 September 2009 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha YZF450 turns on its head

    Yamaha has turned engine convention on its head by introducing a reverse cylinderhead design for the new YZF450 which is said to give the four-stroke the handling characteristics of a...

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  • Yamaha R6 gets power boost for 2010

    08 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Yamaha R6 gets power boost for 2010

    Yamaha has boosted the midrange power of its dominant YZF-R6 in an attempt to broaden the appeal and performance of its 16,000rpm supersport screamer. The firm, keen to re-emphasise the R6 as the bike...

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  • Act fast if you want a 2010 ABS Fireblade

    08 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Act fast if you want a 2010 ABS Fireblade

    86% of 2010 Fireblades will be non-ABS after Honda decided not to up levels of supply significantly from last year. The decision is likely to lead to firm prices and frustrated demand for the...

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  • Honda confirms dual clutch on new VFR1200

    08 September 2009 by John Westlake

    Honda confirms dual clutch on new VFR1200

    Honda has officially announced that the new VFR1200 Blackbird replacement will feature a dual clutch transmission, as reported in MCN on July 15, 2009. It will be the world's first fully automatic...

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  • The £40,000 Kawasaki Z1

    08 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    The £40,000 Kawasaki Z1

    Kawasaki’s Z1 900 might be a piece of motorcycling history, but you’d have to be a hardcore enthusiast to pay £40,00 for this special! Built by Japanese Z-specialists Bulldock Motorcycles, this early...

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  • Ion electric motorcycle

    04 September 2009 by Ped Baker

    Ion electric motorcycle

    American design student Tom Miceli has just put the finishing touches to his latest college project. A fully functioning prototype electric motorcycle. Miceli built the bike as part of his Industrial...

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  • Bajaj: Mediocre bikes, but belting adverts

    04 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Wheelies, stoppies and donuts in a Bajaj advert? Seriously, we’re not joking. This is the new ad for the India bike manufactures updated 180 DTS-i – a 178cc four stroke city bike. Watch the ad now Bajaj isn’t the coolest brand in the motorcycling world, but they’re trying damn hard to impress with this new action-packed 45-second promotion. The short TV ad features two whopping great wheelies...

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  • Muted new CB1000R colours include beige

    04 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Muted new CB1000R colours include beige

    Honda’s CB1000R is easing into middle-age with a sober new selection of colours that includes beige.  Find a Honda CB1000R for sale The Fireblade-power super-naked will be available (otherwise...

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  • Still no Doohan-rep for 2010 Honda Deauville

    04 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Still no Doohan-rep for 2010 Honda Deauville

    Honda’s junior tourer, the 680cc Deauville 700, will be available in Pearl Concours Black, Bloom Red Metallic and Spangle Silver Metallic in 2010. Find a Honda Deauville for sale The news will...

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  • CBR600RR gets lairy new colour for 2010

    04 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    CBR600RR gets lairy new colour for 2010

    Honda’s CBR600RR is getting this graffitied zebra look for 2010, joining a range of refreshed colours that now includes:    - Graphite Black (Mono-Black) - Graphite Black/Victory Red ...

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  • Video: Yamaha spoof featuring MotoGP stars

    02 September 2009 by Marc Potter

    Video: Yamaha spoof featuring MotoGP stars

    Yamaha MotoGP stars Valentino Rossi, James Toseland, Colin Edwards and Jorge Lorenzo appear in this new Yamaha spoof video. Find a Yamaha for sale Read Yamaha bike reviews The film was made...

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  • Latest evolution of Moriwaki MD600 Moto2 bike

    02 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Latest evolution of Moriwaki MD600 Moto2 bike

    Moriwaki unveiled the latest evolution of its MD600 prototype Moto2 competitor at the Indianapolis MotoGP round. Two bikes were present – one is ‘Version 5’, which incorporates various changes over...

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  • 2010 Vmax only available online

    01 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    2010 Vmax only available online

    Know anyone who wants a 2010 Vmax but doesn’t have an internet connection? Prepare to gloat: the new Vmax is now only available online, at www.new-vmax.com. Reservations for the 1,679cc, machine are...

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  • Bike trip 2009

    31 August 2009 by paul stawrowski

    Bike trip 2009

    Me and Mark set of on the 16th of Aug to see some sites in europe namely: 1. the Nurburgring,what a massive place and you can see that F1 is coming with its obscene amounts of money, it's even got a...

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  • New BMW F800R Chris Pfeiffer replica

    28 August 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    New BMW F800R Chris Pfeiffer replica

    BMW is selling just 68 of the new limited-edition replicas of stunt rider Christian Pfeiffer’s F800R. The bike is built in honour of the four time world and european stunt champion, and is based on a...

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  • 2010 MV Agusta Brutale spyshots

    27 August 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 MV Agusta Brutale spyshots

    These new spyshots reveal the 2010 MV Agusta Brutale with a new chassis and styling. The pictures, supplied to MCN by Motociclismo in Spain, were taken earlier this week at the Almeria circuit and...

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  • Video: Hear the new Honda VFR1200 in action

    25 August 2009 by James Keen

    Video: Hear the new Honda VFR1200 in action

    You can hear the new Honda V4 engine running in a promotional video released by Honda UK. More info on the Honda VFR1200 Honda V4 VFR1200 is a triple too The video is a little cheesy, but stick...

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  • Video: 500bhp Millyard Viper V10

    25 August 2009 by MCN

    Video: 500bhp Millyard Viper V10

    Brit bike builder Allen Millyard has launched his biggest and best machine yet - a 500bhp monster powered by a V10 Dodge Viper supercar engine. Watch the clip to see the details and hear it...

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