New bikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • New Motus MST-01 uses muscle car engine

    04 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    New Motus MST-01 uses muscle car engine

    The idea of a US sports bike may soon be realised, and in true American style. This Motus Motorcycles creation is in the final stages of design, and uses an engine borrowed from American muscle...

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  • New triple confirmed for forthcoming Triumph Adventure

    04 August 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    As revealed in this week's issue of MCN, Triumph has created a new engine for its forthcoming Adventure. A new official teaser video has just been released by the firm, revealing the choice of a new, long-stroke three cylinder engine based on the 675 to power the middleweight road and off-road bike versions of the bike. Triumph says in the video that the choice has been made to achieve a...

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  • Ducati CEO confirms 1198 replacement for 2012

    04 August 2010 by Guy Procter

    Ducati CEO confirms 1198 replacement for 2012

    Ducati’s new 1198-replacing superbike will be ready in 2012, Ducati boss Gabriele del Torchio has confirmed. A relaxed del Torchio let the info slip in an interview with an Italian journalist in which...

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  • Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre

    03 August 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre

    Praise the lord for biking heroes like Ascanio Rodrigo and his company Vyrus. Based in Rimini, the very heartland of the Italian motorcycle industry, Vyrus create high-tech, one-off, hand-built...

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  • Chaparral A1 e-Racer

    03 August 2010 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Chaparral A1 e-Racer

    Here's my design for the Chaparral A1 e-Racer. Made in Texas, the electric bike would be a new contender in the electric championships.

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  • 0% finance on all MV Agustas

    30 July 2010 by Andy Downes

    0% finance on all MV Agustas

    All of the 2009 and 2010 MV Agusta range is now available with 0% finance and a 25% deposit. MV is also offering an alternative 50/50 finance offer where customers can ride away for a 50% down payment...

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  • 2010 Harley-Davidson XR1200R now in white

    30 July 2010 by MCN

    2010 Harley-Davidson XR1200R now in white

    Harley Davidson has introduced a new white paint scheme for the XR1200R. The bike based on the iconic XR750 flat tracker, was previously only available in orange or a matt black for the higher...

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  • New SuperLow heads 2011 Harley updates

    29 July 2010 by Andy Downes

    New SuperLow heads 2011 Harley updates

    Harley-Davidson has introduced the new Sportster SuperLow along with four new CVO models, its bigger V-twin motor for the Touring models and ABS for the Softail. The SuperLow XL883L has a seat height...

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  • Video: Ducati 848 Evo

    22 July 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    Video: Ducati 848 Evo

    Ducati has released this brief promo video of their new 848 Evo, expected to receive its official in-the-metal launch at Laguna Seca this weekend.   The question you’ll find yourself asking...

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  • New Husqvarna TE250, TC250 and TE310 for 2011

    22 July 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    New Husqvarna TE250, TC250 and TE310 for 2011

    Swedish firm Husqvarna has launched new versions of its TE250, TE310 and TC250 models. The three bikes receive new reinforced frames, new hubs, new exhaust pipes with heat protectors, waterproof spark...

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  • Ducati 848 replaced with 140bhp EVO

    20 July 2010 by Andy Downes

    Ducati 848 replaced with 140bhp EVO

    Ducati has replaced its 848 middleweight with the new 848 EVO – at 140bhp the most powerful supersport bike it has ever produced. The power hike comes from an overhauled engine and it's contained by...

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  • MCN's history of Ducati spy shots

    20 July 2010 by Andy Downes

    MCN's history of Ducati spy shots

    The Project 0803 spy shots are far from the first new Ducatis we have been successful in capturing before they are finished and ready for sale. MCN prides itself on getting spy shots of new bikes...

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  • Yamaha FZX1000 mock-up

    20 July 2010 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Yamaha FZX1000 mock-up

    Here's my idea for a new 1000cc naked from Yamaha, which would sit between the muscular V-Max and the sportier FZ1.

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  • Ducati Diavel bike up close - new spy shots!

    15 July 2010 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Diavel bike up close -  new spy shots!

    Ducati’s new 1200cc V-twin muscle bike has been staked out by MCN just a week after amateur spy shots captured the bike testing on the road. New Ducati Mega-Monster spotted testing on the road These...

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  • Ossa ready to roll

    14 July 2010 by Phil West

    Ossa ready to roll

    Relaunched Spanish trials manufacturer Ossa, is on the verge of giving demonstrations of its first new machine for 30 years. The historic marque, which sprang to fame mostly for its range of meaty and...

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  • Roehr electric model range takes shape

    13 July 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    Roehr electric model range takes shape

    American manufacturer Roehr, well-known for its 1250cc model (the most powerful American production sport bike with 180bhp), should unveil its new electric model range before the end of the...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Ninja 400R in action

    13 July 2010 by James Sharpe

    Video: Kawasaki Ninja 400R in action

    This video has surfaced of the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R on Italian website Motoblog.it. Buy a used Kawasaki The bike, which features a 399cc DOHC parallel twin capable of delivering 44bhp, is set to...

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  • Vote for the name of the new KTM 125

    12 July 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Vote for the name of the new KTM 125

    Would you brag about riding a bike called Earl? Would every day be a joy if you leapt aboard a GO!!!!? How about an XFire? Or a Speed Bug? Your help is needed if a generation of new riders aren’t to...

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  • New Suzuki Promotion

    09 July 2010 by Dan Aspel

    New Suzuki Promotion

    Suzuki is offering time-limited discounts of between 50% and 60% on official parts for a selection of their bikes. The “Bike of the Month” promotion began on 29 June and will run throughout the year.

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  • MV’s 3D configuration program is online

    08 July 2010 by James Sharpe

    MV’s 3D configuration program is online

    The new MV’s online configurator developed for the Brutale 1090RR and 990R is now living on www.mvagusta.it. You are now able to spec the Brutale to your requirements by using the range of MV’s parts...

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  • (Yet) more 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R racer images

    08 July 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    (Yet) more 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R racer images

    Not quite understanding the idea of a teaser marketing campaign. Kawasaki has released more pictures of the same prototype 2010 ZX-10R racer lapping Suzuka – the third batch of pictures in as many...

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  • Video: 2011 Husaberg model range teaser

    08 July 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    Video: 2011 Husaberg model range teaser

    The Austrian-Swedish firm has refined its current model range by using new components, launching two 2-strokes bikes and revamping the appearance of their bikes.   Regarding the FE models,...

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  • New Kawasaki ZX-10R in shakedown test

    07 July 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    New Kawasaki ZX-10R in shakedown test

    First official tests of Kawasaki’s all-new ZX-10R race machine are underway at Sugo circuit, Japan. Kawasaki officially release 2011 ZX-10R racer pictures Despite difficult conditions of wind and...

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  • Video: New Triumph adventure bike teaser

    07 July 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Video: New Triumph adventure bike teaser

    Following MCN’s exclusive pictures of Triumph’s new middleweight adventure bike in today’s MCN (July 7 2010), Triumph has activated a new teaser website with the first of four...

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