New bikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • BMW GS1250 R

    29 June 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    BMW GS1250 R

    Totally new but with evolution and not revolution. The new Queen of the Enduro Tourer will be the legitimate heir of the GS. More powerful, lighter new GS has a all new distribution of weight and...

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  • Moto Guzzi planning Harley-Davidson rival

    24 June 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Moto Guzzi planning Harley-Davidson rival

    Moto Guzzi is setting its sights on Harley-Davidson with an all-new 1600cc cruiser, MCN reveals this week. Conceived to take on Harley’s 1584cc ‘big twins’, the new bike will be a new, big-bore...

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  • New Honda V4 sports-tourer revealed

    24 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    New Honda V4 sports-tourer revealed

    Honda’s new V4 – the beginning of a ‘new breed of bike’ according to the firm – is today revealed in MCN as a 1200cc sports-tourer closely related to the concept revealed in Autumn. World exclusive:...

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  • Video: Two-wheel drive Yamaha R1 teaser

    23 June 2009 by James Keen

    Video: Two-wheel drive Yamaha R1 teaser

    See this Yamaha R1 spin both its wheels up on paddock stands to demonstrate its two-wheel drive system. You’ll be able to see more footage next week and read all about it in the 1 July issue of MCN,...

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  • 2009 Yamaha R1 Rossi Replica

    19 June 2009 by Marc Potter

    2009 Yamaha R1 Rossi Replica

    Yamaha has released a £2000 sprayed panel kit for the new Yamaha R1 which turns it into a full Rossi-style Fiat Yamaha replica. The Team Replica body kit comes fully prepared and ready to...

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  • Royal Enfield Trials EFI first ride

    19 June 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Royal Enfield Trials EFI first ride

    Royal Enfield motorcycles are true timewarp motorcycling – unlike the Austin Mini and Volkswagen Beetle which eventually morphed in to expensive fashion vehicles, the Enfield Bullet remains as an...

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  • Supermoto style for R1200GS

    19 June 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Supermoto style for R1200GS

    This R1200GS supermoto special shows that adventure bikes aren’t just for touring – they’re for thrashing too. French dealer Panda Moto has turned the softy adventure bike into a supermoto...

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  • Mysterious bike firm launches Phantom EG bike

    19 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Mysterious bike firm launches Phantom EG bike

    A mysterious bike firm claiming hundred-year heritage has launched an excluisve new bike based around a Norton Commando engine. You can read full details in MCN soon, but until then this is what we...

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  • New Honda V4 will be VFR1200

    19 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    New Honda V4 will be VFR1200

    Honda’s all-new V4 will have a 1200cc engine and be called the VFR1200 MCN believes. The information emerged as the firm edges ever closer to releasing what is sure to be the most significant bike of...

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  • Norton sets price of Commando 961 at £15,995

    19 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Norton sets price of Commando 961 at £15,995

    Norton has set the price of its new Commando 961 at £15,995 with the first of the pre-production bikes expected to be built at the end of July. The Commando is the first bike the newly-British owned...

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  • Kawasaki launch new motocross bikes

    19 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki launch new motocross bikes

    Kawasaki has released information and pictures about the new range of motocross bikes including the KX450F and KX250F which are more powerful and have a host of minor changes. Work on the KX450F has...

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  • Rossi replica Yamaha YZF-R125 released

    16 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Rossi replica Yamaha YZF-R125 released

    Yamaha has built this stunning YZF-R125 Valentino Rossi replica which will be going on sale in the UK in July. The only difference over the standard bike is the replica paintscheme which is an exact...

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  • BMW S1000RR round the Nurburgring

    12 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    BMW S1000RR round the Nurburgring

    BMW has just released this great onboard fottage of German racer Jurgen Fuchs on the new BMW S1000RR superbike testing at the old Nurburgring in Germany. Obviously a 1000cc 180bhp superbike is a bit...

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  • Royal Enfield Phileas Fogg and Mistress Aouda

    09 June 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Royal Enfield  Phileas Fogg and Mistress Aouda

    Two proposals for new range Royal Enfield dedicated to the perss of Jules Verne of the novel "Around the World in 80 Days", called Phileas Fogg - the version for the gentlemen and Mistress Aouda...

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  • BIMOTA MMB - 2

    07 June 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    BIMOTA MMB - 2

    This is the second proposal of new agreement BIMOTA MOTION MORINI. A very aggressive Naked/Fighter!

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  • Royal Enfield Bullet Sport concept

    01 June 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Royal Enfield Bullet Sport concept

    Imagine if Royal Enfield releaseded a sporty single 500cc for the European market. The Bullet Sport Concept could look a little like this. The production version will...

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  • New BMW S1000RR video

    27 May 2009 by SHIVA_

    Check out this new YouTube video of BMW's S1000RR Superbike. It includes: intro, start and rev, walk around, tech and design overview. Also, see the asymmetrical headlights in action.  

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  • Ducati 989R Desmofighter

    21 May 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati 989R Desmofighter

    How surprisingly would it be if the new Ducati at EIMA 2009 was this - an incredible DESMOFIGHTER based on the technical part of Desmosedici RR. A Definitive Naked from 200 CV, a...

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  • Moriwaki Moto2 bike on track

    20 May 2009 by Andy Downes

    Moriwaki Moto2 bike on track

    Japanese tuner Moriwaki track tested its Moto2 MD600 at Suzuka in Japan for the first time last week as it prepares to sell kits to racing teams. Moto2 will be replacing the 250cc two-stroke racing...

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  • Triumph Hurricat 1700

    18 May 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Triumph Hurricat 1700

    If the new Thunderbird seems too classic for you and you want something much more exciting, how about this - the Hurricat 1700!

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  • BMW S1000RR takes to North West 200 course

    15 May 2009 by Andy Downes

    BMW S1000RR takes to North West 200 course

    BMW's S1000RR superbike has taken to the roads on the North West 200 course - the first time the road bike has made an appearance in the UK. BMW's new superbike had a police escort for the outing and...

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  • Suzuki Katana 1000

    14 May 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Suzuki Katana 1000

    Suzuki's answer to the new streetfighters will be very very cutting edge! (get it?) Based on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9, the SuperKatana would be the fastest naked on the market.

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  • Triumph announce Thunderbird prices

    14 May 2009 by MCN

    Triumph announce Thunderbird prices

    Triumph have revealed the pricing structure for the various incarnations of their new Thunderbird.  Triumph Thunderbird launch centre Read the Triumph Thunderbird first ride report Video:...

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