New bikes (January 2009)

  • New look Yamaha X-Max for 2009

    29 January 2009 by Sarah Carnell

    New look Yamaha X-Max for 2009

    Yamaha has announced new special editions of the X-Max scooter for 2009 which will see the popular scooter in new colours and with new lines and new instrument faces.   The X-Max is available in...

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  • Moto Morini 1200 sport gets new paint scheme

    29 January 2009 by Michael Carroll

    Moto Morini 1200 sport gets new paint scheme

    Moto Morini has given its 1200 Sport motorcycle a makeover with a new black and orange paint job, which will be available from March. It’s the third colour option available on the motorcycle, which...

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  • Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 engine explained

    28 January 2009 by James Keen

    Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 engine explained

    The 2009 Yamaha R1 boasts an all-new crossplane crankshaft engine that runs at an uneven firing interval. Watch this Yamaha promotional video for an explaination of the technology and...

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  • Design and win your own Kawasaki ER-6n

    28 January 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Design and win your own Kawasaki ER-6n

    One lucky rider could see their custom paint design splashed across a brand new Kawasaki ER-6n. Kawasaki is launching a new competition at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCel at the weekend to...

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  • World exclusive shots of Ducati GS rival

    27 January 2009 by Andy Downes

    World exclusive shots of Ducati GS rival

    Ducati’s new replacement for the Multistrada has been spotted in action again – this time the shots are perfectly clear and show all of the details on both sides for the first time. Scroll down for...

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  • Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1

    27 January 2009 by James Keen

    Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1

    In an arty black and white promotional video, Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi talks about the 2009 Yamaha R1 and how it's 'Born From MotoGP'.   Watch the 2009 Yamaha R1...

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  • Ducati TT 1000

    23 January 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati TT 1000

    A very special Ducati! Born from the same philosophy of the mythical TT1 and TT2 of the eighties. Little weight, easy handling and the power.... sufficient! Based on the Pierobon 042 frame, it...

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  • Long Way Down replicas for sale

    22 January 2009 by Sarah Carnell

    Long Way Down replicas for sale

    Fans of the TV series Long Way Down can now have their own part of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s epic voyage as two replica BMW 1200GS Adventure motorcycles are currently for sale in...

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  • Honda brings back monkey bike

    21 January 2009 by MCN News Desk

    Honda brings back monkey bike

    Honda has brought the famous Monkey bike back from the dead with a new fuel-injected engine that meets the latest emissions regulations. Sell your motorcycle for only £9.99 Honda has been hard at...

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  • CCM unveils CXR230 and XTR250

    20 January 2009 by MCN News Desk

    CCM unveils CXR230 and XTR250

    CCM has launched two new models – the CXR230 and XTR250 at the Trade Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. The updated CXR230 is now Euro III emissions homologated and boasts a new engine with a single...

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  • Voxan Mirage 1200

    20 January 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Voxan Mirage 1200

    Perhaps the Voxan bikes have not been accepted from the people for their design. Maybe if they tried with something like this?

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  • Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 onboard lap

    19 January 2009 by MCN

    Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 onboard lap

    Catch a glimpse of the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action as we go onboard with Yamaha Motor Europe Chief Test Rider, Jeffry de Vries, for a lap of the Eastern Creek circuit at the launch in Australia. MCN...

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  • Radical Victory concept bike unveiled

    17 January 2009 by MCN

    Radical Victory concept bike unveiled

    This whacky-looking machine is the CORE - an all-new concept bike produced by American manufacturer Victory motorcycles based around one of its existing V-twins and unveiled to the public at this...

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  • Honda Fury officially unveiled

    17 January 2009 by MCN

    Honda Fury officially unveiled

    The much hyped Honda Fury, which MCN exclusively revealed last week, has been officially unveiled at the New York Motorcycle Show in America.    The bike, which is powered by a reworked...

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  • New Yamaha XJ6 in dealers now

    14 January 2009 by MCN News Desk

    New Yamaha XJ6 in dealers now

    Yamaha’s new, eagerly awaited budget middleweight roadster, the Yamaha XJ6, will be arriving in UK dealers any day – and MCN will be testing it on Saturday!   This new, unfaired, 600cc...

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  • Honda unleashes Fury viral videos

    12 January 2009 by Andy Downes

    Honda unleashes Fury viral videos

    Honda has quietly launched two viral videos to preview the launch of the new Honda Fury cruiser. See the Honda Fury 'unleashed' The Honda Fury will be seen at the New York Motorcycle show this week...

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  • Ducati Supersport 1000

    09 January 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Supersport 1000

    This is my idea of what a new Ducati Supersport 1000 could look like. It's light, it's clear and is small and manageable. It's pure Ducati! 

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  • Honda electric motorcycle ready next year

    09 January 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Honda electric motorcycle ready next year

    Honda has announced that it will have an electric moped on sale by the end of 2010. The moped will be built as a zero CO2 emissions alternative to a petrol-powered 50cc moped, using a 360kw light...

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  • Suzuki launch new cross country range

    07 January 2009 by Sarah Carnell

    Suzuki launch new cross country range

    Suzuki has launched two new cross country enduro style motorcycles for the UK market. Derived from Suzuki’s RM motocross range, the new RM XC range will be available in 125cc and 250cc versions and...

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  • New Ducati Multistrada replacement spotted

    06 January 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    New Ducati Multistrada replacement spotted

    Ducati’s replacement for the Multistrada adventure-style motorcycle has been spotted testing in Italy. The new bike is well advanced in to development – dealers have already been shown the sporty new...

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  • My design for a new Cagiva Elefant

    05 January 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    My design for a new Cagiva Elefant

    Here is my design for a brand new Cagiva Elefant to compete against the KTM Adventure. The sporty enduro bike will also be good for long journeys. It will...

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