New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Moto Morini Baja 1200

    23 July 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Moto Morini Baja 1200

    Moto Morini covers new roads in order to try a new identity of the brand and above all in order to enter in the difficult North American market. A great enduro always equipped with the V2 from...

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  • Suzuki's 250cc mini B-King

    23 July 2009 by Ben Purvis

    Suzuki's 250cc mini B-King

    Suzuki is preparing to launch this miniaturised 250cc take on the B-King theme as part of its 2010 range – filling a vital hole in its range for new riders. Find 250cc motorcycles for sale Where...

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  • New Aprilia Tuono V4 spotted testing

    23 July 2009 by James Keen

    New Aprilia Tuono V4 spotted testing

    The new Aprilia Tuono V4, the naked version of the Aprilia RSV4, has been spotted testing at the Mugello circuit in Italy. Read the Aprilia RSV4 Factory review Video: Aprilia RSV4...

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  • Ducati 849 Scootster S

    22 July 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati 849 Scootster S

    After many confirmations and refutations, the last news confirms the presence at EICMA 2009 of a Ducati superscooter. It will be introduced as a prototype but in...

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  • Special-edition Moto Morini Corsaro 1200

    20 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Special-edition Moto Morini Corsaro 1200

    Moto Morini is offering a limited run of higher-spec Corsaro 1200s with Termignoni exhausts and carbon bodywork as well as more comfortable seats. The £10,499 machine costs no more than stock, yet...

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  • Triumph Thunderbird launch centre

    17 July 2009 by MCN

    Triumph Thunderbird launch centre

    Welcome to the MCN Launch centre for the new Triumph Thunderbird. Here you can find all the information you'll ever want on the new T-Bird. Remember to check back regularly as we will have...

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  • What's next from BMW?

    17 July 2009 by ridegsxr714

    What's next from BMW?

    Young buyers are beginning to own a larger share in the industry and with it comes changes. These buyers are more interested in something futuristic rather than something out of the 50's and 60's.

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  • BMW S1000RR under £1000 more than R1

    16 July 2009 by Guy Procter

    BMW S1000RR under £1000 more than R1

    BMW’s long-awaited S1000RR superbike looks set to break yet another BMW tradition – by being less than a grand more expensive than its number one rival. US prices just announced peg the 190bhp...

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  • New VFR1200T Pan European-replacement revealed

    16 July 2009 by Guy Procter

    New VFR1200T Pan European-replacement revealed

    Honda’s V4-based Pan European replacement will be the world’s most technologically-advanced bike when it’s released next year. Full details are in the new issue of MCN, but what do you think of the...

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  • Honda's new CB300R: too good for Brazil only?

    16 July 2009 by Guy Procter

    Honda's new CB300R: too good for Brazil only?

    Honda’s new CB1000R-aping CB300R could be the perfect downsizer or stepping-stone bike, but it itsn’t coming to the UK – yet. The Brazil-only new 296cc single punts out 25bhp but Honda says its...

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  • New class for Husaberg with FE390

    16 July 2009 by Jonty Edmunds

    New class for Husaberg with FE390

    How do you follow up successfully redesigning and re-launching a niche off-road motorcycle brand? You expand your model range to make it appeal to a wider audience, that’s what. Which is exactly what...

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  • Kawasaki refines ‘flattened’ engine

    16 July 2009 by Guy Procter

    Kawasaki refines ‘flattened’ engine

    Kawasaki’s next-generation Ninjas look set to feature this radical new engine design after plans for a ‘flattened’ motor were refined and re-patented for a third time in eighteen months. The...

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  • Buell reveals race-only 1125R

    16 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Buell reveals race-only 1125R

    Buell is introducing a race-only version of the 1125R superbike aimed at privateer teams in AMA Superbikes. The $39,995 machine (equivalent to £24,412 in the UK) has a tuned version of the 1125cc...

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  • Ducati and BMW developing scooters

    15 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Ducati and BMW developing scooters

    Ducati is developing a performance scooter according to its Australian importer – and BMW’s next scooter will be electric, a Spanish magazine claims. 5 great 125cc scooters The revelation of Ducati’s...

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  • 2010 Honda GL1800 Goldwing new colours

    13 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Honda GL1800 Goldwing new colours

    Honda is introducing three new colours for the GL1800 Goldwing for 2010. The European colour options for the bike are now black, gunmetal grey or white. Find a Honda Goldwing for sale Mechanically...

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  • Honda Fury coming to UK!

    13 July 2009 by Phil West

    Honda Fury coming to UK!

    Honda UK has just announced that the custom Honda Fury will be available in the UK from 2010. The 1312cc V-twin was originally launched exclusively in the US, but Honda UK has decided to import the...

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  • 2010 Honda CRF250R and CRF450R revealed

    10 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    2010 Honda CRF250R and CRF450R revealed

    Honda is giving the CRF250R motocross motorcycle a complete overhaul and tweaked the CRF450R for 2010. Browse motocross bikes for sale The CRF250R gains the fuel injection system seen on the...

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  • Harley-Davidson XR1200 race bike

    10 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Harley-Davidson XR1200 race bike

    A month before Harley Davidson’s international Race of Stars at Silverstone, MCN has tested the XR1200 they’ll be riding.  Read the Harley-Davidson XR1200 review The XR1200 race bike has been...

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  • Aprilia sports 600s on the cards?

    10 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Aprilia sports 600s on the cards?

    The Piaggio group, which owns Aprilia, Gilera and Derbi has told investors it intends to develop a range of sports bikes with mid-sized engines for the American market, MCN can reveal. Find an...

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  • Yamaha turbo diesel

    10 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Yamaha turbo diesel

    Yamaha is developing an inline-four intercooled and turbocharged diesel engine, according to patents unearthed by American journalists. The Japanese manufacturer has filed a number of patents,...

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  • New Moto Hispania NK1 arrives in UK

    09 July 2009 by MCN

    New Moto Hispania NK1 arrives in UK

    The Moto Hispania KN1 125 is the latest bike from the Spanish manufacturer to go on sale in the UK. The KN1 uses the same water-cooled 125cc engine as the sporty Yamaha YZF-R125. The engine is wrapped...

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  • Poll: 2WD R1 - the future or gimmick?

    09 July 2009 by MCN

    Poll: 2WD R1 - the future or gimmick?

    MCN is the only publication in the world to have ridden the Ohlins two-wheel-drive Yamaha R1. But here's the question: Is 2WD the future of motorcycling or is it a pointless gimmick? Read...

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  • Hayden-rep 848 launched at Laguna Seca MotoGP

    03 July 2009 by John Westlake

    Hayden-rep 848 launched at Laguna Seca MotoGP

    Ducati will launch a special edition Nicky Hayden 848 at the Laguna Seca MotoGP in America this weekend. Besides the paintjob inspired by Ducati’s struggling MotoGP rider, the 848 features an LED...

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  • NCR Mike Hailwood US launch

    03 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    NCR Mike Hailwood US launch

    The stunning NCR Mike Hailwood TT will have its American launch at the MotoGP this weekend. The 138hp bike blends styling from Hailwood’s racing heyday 30 years ago with modern...

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  • New 390 enduro from Husaberg

    03 July 2009 by Jonty Edmunds

    New 390 enduro from Husaberg

    Following the radical, ‘forward-facing cylinder’ bikes introduced last year, innovative off-road manufacturer Husaberg has broken the mould again by creating a new class for 2010 with this 390cc...

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  • Honda launch new Faze 250 Scooter

    03 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Honda launch new Faze 250 Scooter

    Honda has unveiled its new Faze 250 scooter. The front light echoes that of the new VFR1200 V4 sport tourer and could well be the new Honda corporate face of bikes. Find a scooter for sale The Faze...

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  • Suzuki reveals all new RM-Z250

    03 July 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Suzuki reveals all new RM-Z250

    Suzuki’s new 2010 RM-Z250 will be the first bike in MX2 to have fuel injection. Derived from its larger capacity sibling, the RM-Z450, the new 250's battery-less fuel system boasts a 43mm...

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  • Calne Bike Meet

    03 July 2009 by wiltsgsx

    Calne, North Wilts hosts the largest free bike event in the South West on July 25th 2009 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. - please note the revised date. Follow A4 to Calne Town Centre, Wiltshire, SN11 0EN between Marlborough and Chippenham Motorcycle Clubs – Veteran, Vintage and special interest bikes Ride Ins and Ride Outs, helmet bar, trade stalls, and bike jumble. Bands and entertainment all day,...

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  • Honda CB1100F close to production

    02 July 2009 by Andy Downes

    Honda CB1100F close to production

    These computer-generated images straight out of Japan show the hotly-anticipated Honda CB1100F – a bike that our Japanese sources are adamant will be a 2010 model in Japan at least. The latest...

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