New bikes (March 2009)

  • BMW S1000RR face revealed by spy shots

    27 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    BMW S1000RR face revealed by spy shots

    BMW’S S1000RR will have the firm’s trademark asymmetrical headlights, this new spyshot reveals. More info on the BMW S1000RR The latest picture from a German R1 forum shows a pair of partially...

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  • Fancy a go on a 2009 Yamaha R1?

    26 March 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Fancy a go on a 2009 Yamaha R1?

    MCN is looking for four or five experienced sportsbike riders to sample the new Yamaha R1’s rider-friendly power delivery. We want to see if it grunts out of slow corners in the hands of ordinary road...

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  • Bought a new Yamaha R1?

    25 March 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Bought a new Yamaha R1?

    The new crossplane Yamaha R1 sportsbike has blitzed MCN track and road tests, but many riders, including our test team, report that it takes time to ‘get’ its unique power delivery. Video:...

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  • Ducati Desmoscrambler 696

    25 March 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Desmoscrambler 696

    The second basic proposal of Ducati's new "young range" could be a scrambler all purpose bike. Based on an L twin 696, it could be a entry level machine, but absolutely fun and easy to...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter weight revealed

    25 March 2009 by Marc Potter

    Ducati Streetfighter weight revealed

    Ducati Streetfighter project leader Giulio Malagoli has just revealed the new 155bhp bike's weight and the world press launch in Spain. More news, pictures and details of the Ducati...

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  • First ride of Ducati Streetfighter today

    24 March 2009 by Marc Potter

    First ride of Ducati Streetfighter today

    We've just arrived at the hotel in preparation of the world launch of the Ducati StreetFighter at the Ascari circuit in Spain. Read the world first ride of the Ducati Streetfighter The standard...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 road test preview

    24 March 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia RSV4 road test preview

    MCN finally gets to test the new Aprilia RSV4 next week at its world launch. The 999c V4 superbike is one of the most eagerly awaited machines in years, and we’ll be riding it on Thursday 2 April at...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter accessories revealed

    23 March 2009 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Streetfighter accessories revealed

    Ducati is letting us loose on the new 1098-engined Streetfighter on Wednesday but the firm has just released details of a host of tuning parts for the 155bhp naked bike. More news, pictures...

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  • New Thunderbird first ride

    23 March 2009 by MCN News

    New Thunderbird first ride

    Mark Hoyer from Cycle World gives MCN a sneak preview of his first ride on the Thunderbird. Triumph Thunderbird launch centre "It’s an American-style bike with a British heart, in this case a rather...

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  • Ducati Pantah 696

    21 March 2009 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Pantah 696

    In the immediate future, besides "TOP" models , Ducait should launch a more basic range of motorcycles. The PANTAH in past has been the symbol of Ducati. Less sophisticated and powerful...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 launch centre

    16 March 2009 by MCN

    Aprilia RSV4 launch centre

    Welcome to the MCN Launch centre for the new Aprilia RSV4. Here you can find all the information you could want about the new Aprilia V4 motorcycle. Remember to check back regularly as we will...

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  • Norton Commando 961 gallery

    13 March 2009 by James Keen

    Norton Commando 961 gallery

    In this week's MCN, Phil West rides the new Norton Commando. Here's a selection of pictures of the bike that we didn't have space for in the paper.  Watch the video of the Norton Commando...

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