New bikes (February 2009)

  • Ducati Streetfighter information centre

    25 March 2009 by MCN

    Ducati Streetfighter information centre

    Welcome to the MCN Launch centre for the Streetfighter. Here you will find all the information you could want to know about the new Streetfighter motorcycle. Remember to check back regularly as...

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  • Bultaco Picador 400

    27 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bultaco Picador 400

    The return of Bultaco? With this all purpose bike, it could be. The Picador would be a 400cc single cylinder - much fun and easy to ride. If offered to an right price it could find many...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 - first impressions

    27 February 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 - first impressions

    MCN’s Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is currently testing the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 at the twisty, Almeria circuit in southern Spain. Here are his thoughts after this morning’s first track...

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  • Electric bike arrives at the MCN office

    23 February 2009 by James Keen

    Electric bike arrives at the MCN office

    MCN has just taken delivery of the new Quantya Strada - A fully road legal electric bike. Here's a couple of shots of the bike in the MCN office as we charge it up in preparation for...

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  • Ducati GS rival ready for 2010

    23 February 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati GS rival ready for 2010

    Last week in MCN we revealed the Ducati Multistrada replacement which will take on the BMW R1200GS. This computer-generated image shows how the new adventure-style Ducati could look when it hits...

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  • Yamaha YZR250 R4?

    23 February 2009 by shamitz

    Yamaha YZR250 R4?

    Found these photos on the net. I'm still wondering if this bike is for real ... If it is, I'd deifinitely buy one :)

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  • Yamaha YZR M2

    23 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Yamaha YZR M2

    Imagine if Yamaha put up for sale for the private teams a "ready to race" MOTO2. It is a return to the past when the bike from race could be acquired normally from the private riders.

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  • Cagiva 1125 Schiranna

    18 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Cagiva 1125 Schiranna

    This is my vision of a new Cagiva twin. It uses Buell's 1125 engine, but modified and upgraded. Since MV will have the task of having top of the range 3 and 4...

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  • New Hesketh V 1200

    16 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    New Hesketh V 1200

    For those which consider the new generation Bentley too "popular" and prefer to drive a Bristol Blenheim. For those who get their clothes made to measure from the taylor. For those which...

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  • Kawasaki ZRX1200 roadtest teaser

    13 February 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Next week’s MCN, on sale Wednesday, February 18, has the first test of the new, fuel-injected Kawasaki ZRX1200. Doing away with the carbs and thoroughly revising the suspension has turned a great musclebike into a stunner. Click here to find ZRX1200s for sale. To whet your appetite for flat-out Kawasaki action, spend a few minutes drooling over Lawson, Cooley and Co thrashing it out at Laguna...

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  • Kawasaki Versys Tourer gets green light

    13 February 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Kawasaki is putting the Versys Tourer in to production following positive response to a prototype revealed at the NEC. The Tourer comes with a set of hard panniers and mounting frame plus an adjustable flip-up screen. The parts are worth £500 on their own, but the Tourer model costs just £325 more than the standard Versys. It can be specified with or without ABS in metallic black, metallic grey or...

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  • BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 copy?

    12 February 2009 by Guy Procter

    Is the new BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 rip-off? YouTuber mca8690 certainly thinks so, and he’s gone to the trouble of producing this video to prove it. The S1000RR was spotted early in its development sporting modified R6 panels, which it wore ‘with space to spare’ according to BMW development boss Peter Mueller. We don’t agree with mca8690’s embittered suggestion the bike is a rip-off, but it...

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  • Got a good deal on a new CBR600RR

    10 February 2009 by bigfoot68

    Some deals to be had out there... Bought a new CBR600RR in October for £6.5k, which ain't bad, but also got £500 more than expected for a trade in. Seemed too good to be true so shook hands quickly. Really boring running it in- initially at 5000 revs = 56mph in 6th! so was overtaken by camper vans, lorries, skodas the lot. 1st service next week and looking forward to more right hand and better...

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  • Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

    10 February 2009 by MCN

    Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

    The 2009 Yamaha R1 is like no in-line-four cylinder sportsbike ever produced. It’s simply sensational. The Yamaha R1’s ultra-short-stroke engine has a cross-plane crankshaft, with its crank pins...

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  • Triumph Bonneville SE picture special

    10 February 2009 by James Keen

    Triumph Bonneville SE picture special

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday 11th February, MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin braves the snow and takes the new Triumph Bonneville SE for a spin. Here's some more...

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  • BMW S1000RR in detail

    09 February 2009 by Andy Downes

    BMW S1000RR in detail

    BMW recently released the first images of its all-new superbike - the S1000RR - in road trim. The BMW S1000RR been seen in race-trim before, but are there any differences between the two? Compact...

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  • Mission Motors announce 150mph electric bike

    06 February 2009 by Antnee_

    Mission Motors announce 150mph electric bike

    Mission Motors have unveiled a new electric motorcycle with a stated top speed of 150mph and 100 lb-ft torque and a single speed. Front and rear suspension is from Öhlins and the brakes are from...

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  • Have you bought a new bike?

    06 February 2009 by MCN Newsdesk

    Have you bought a new bike?

    Have you just treated yourself to that great bike – new or used – that you’ve been lusting after for months? British bikers are ignoring downturn paranoia and flooding into dealers to take advantage...

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  • BMW S1000RR road bike revealed

    04 February 2009 by MCN

    BMW S1000RR road bike revealed

    BMW has finally released pictures of the finished S1000RR superbike along with some tantalising technical details including 175bhp, 183kg dry weight, ABS, traction control and a high-tech...

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  • BMW S1000RR information centre

    03 February 2009 by MCN

    BMW S1000RR information centre

    Welcome to the MCN information centre for the BMW S1000RR. Here you will find first ride reports, tech details and pictures of the new S1000RR motorcycle. Check back soon as we will...

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  • BMW SCT 800 Superscooter

    03 February 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    BMW SCT 800 Superscooter

    This is a new BMW scooter design. It's equipped with a front twin 800cc 4V engine with more than 70 CV. It mounts 16" wheels of wide section and adopts the telelever front suspension and a...

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  • Kawasaki ER-6n design competition launches

    01 February 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Kawasaki ER-6n design competition launches

    Kawasaki has kicked off its Europe-wide design competition with this custom-painted ER-6n to fire up MCN London Motorcycle Show-goers’ imagination. The competition will see riders from across the...

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