New bikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Most incredible race replica ever

    04 June 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Most incredible race replica ever

    This bike claimed the first MV victory on the Isle of Man since Agostini won there in 1972. Except there’s not a single genuine MV part on this exquisite three-cylinder bike.    In...

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  • First ride: Thruxton 904 Ace Special

    04 June 2010 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: Thruxton 904 Ace Special

    Few bikes tick the boxes in so many ways as Triumph's Thruxton. Its big, meaty air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine has chunky power all the way through the revs and it¹s as enjoyable purring...

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  • Honda recalls VFR1200F

    04 June 2010 by Andy Downes

    Honda recalls VFR1200F

    Honda is recalling a batch of VFR1200Fs sold in the UK as a result of a possible problem with metal shavings inside the engine causing engine failure. A full Honda statement reads:   ...

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  • Free luggage with the BMW R1200GS

    03 June 2010 by Guy Procter

    Free luggage with the BMW R1200GS

    Buy a new GS between 1 June and 30 September 2010 and you’ll get free panniers worth up to £665.   The incentive is to celebrate the GS’s 30th anniversary and applies to GS, GS Adventure...

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  • BMW C1-E Concept to make UK debut

    02 June 2010 by James Sharpe

    BMW C1-E Concept to make UK debut

    The BMW concept scooter, the C1-E, is to make its UK debut at the National BikeSafe Motorcycle Show this month. The C1-E concept is based on the existing C1, however the main difference is its...

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  • New Honda Sabre

    28 May 2010 by John Westlake

    New Honda Sabre

    This is the brand new Honda Sabre 1300 cruiser – proof that the firm’s new, more extreme chopper styling, as pioneered on last year’s Fury, is no one-off. The US-only model – revealed in full in next...

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  • Norton picture: proof of full production

    28 May 2010 by John Westlake

    Norton picture: proof of full production

    This is the picture that sceptics thought they'd never see and proves reborn Norton is now in full production.  In next week's MCN, out on Wednesday June 2, we get exclusive access to Norton's...

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  • 25th Anniversary Suzuki GSX-R1000 goes on sale

    27 May 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    25th Anniversary Suzuki GSX-R1000 goes on sale

    Suzuki has unwrapped the final 25th Anniversary GSX-R – a limited run of brown and cream GSX-R1000s. Just 25 bikes are available with an £11,000 price tag as, available to order online only through...

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  • New CBF1000F will cost around £9000

    27 May 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    New CBF1000F will cost around £9000

    Honda has revealed that the new CBF1000F will cost in the region of £9000 when it goes on sale in the autumn. The updated, alloy-framed CBF is a late addition to Honda UK’s range – initially the bike...

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  • Multistrada racer unveiled

    24 May 2010 by Phil West

    Multistrada racer unveiled

    Is this the first race-prepped Ducati Multistrada? Sponsored by Spider Grips, it’s been built by American dealers Ducati Newport Beach to take on the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill...

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  • New Husqvarna TE 125 is go-anywhere teen dream

    21 May 2010 by Guy Procter

    New Husqvarna TE 125 is go-anywhere teen dream

    Sister bike to Husqvarna’s new 125 supermoto is this credible looking beginner’s enduro bike, the TE125. Costing £100 less at £3495 the fully road-legal TE uses the same liquid-cooled 15bhp motor,...

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  • Suzuki SV650S returns at under £5000

    21 May 2010 by Phil West

    Suzuki SV650S returns at under £5000

    Suzuki GB has re-introduced the popular SV650S at a price of just £4999. For long a best-seller in the novice-friendly, middleweight class, the half-faired V-twin was superceded last year by a...

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  • KTM launch new KTM 350 SX-F

    19 May 2010 by Michael Neeves

    KTM launch new KTM 350 SX-F

    We’re out in the hills an hour north of Valencia to try one of the most important machines in KTM’s recent history.  Find a KTM for sale With the company recovering from the fallout from the...

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  • Free Akrapovic exhausts with new Yamaha R1

    17 May 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Free Akrapovic exhausts with new Yamaha R1

    A free set of Akrapovic replacement sport exhaust silencers is the latest Yamaha inducement to buy a new 2009/2010 Yamaha R1 from over 55 official Yamaha dealers. Slovenia’s finest carbon-clad and...

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  • Poll: Are hyperbikes still relevant today?

    14 May 2010 by MCN

    Poll: Are hyperbikes still relevant today?

    It’s 20 years since the launch of the first ‘hyperbike’ – Kawasaki’s awesome 173mph ZZ-R1100 which reigned world’s fastest production bike through the first half of the 1990s until usurped by new...

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  • 'Fake' Bimota HB4 track day bike is real

    13 May 2010 by Guy Procter

    'Fake' Bimota HB4 track day bike is real

    Rumours of a semi-official track-day-only HB4 costing a whopping £146,500 circulated last month after an advert for just such a bike was posted on a German website. Bimota was quick to dismiss the ad...

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  • KTM RC4 - it lives!

    13 May 2010 by Guy Procter

    KTM RC4 - it lives!

    Rumours of a rebirth of the serious small-capacity sportsbike led by KTM have circulated for ages, and we’re glad to see they’re well founded. Sort of. Sadly it’s not the longed-for official RC4 they...

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  • Test ride any Kawasaki at the BMF Show

    11 May 2010 by Andy Downes

    Test ride any Kawasaki at the BMF Show

    Kawasaki is launching a new nationwide test riding roadshow at this weekend’s BMF Show in Peterborough with the entire 2010 range available to ride. A Kawasaki spokesman said: “Recognising that no...

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  • BMW's four new celebration 2010 GS models

    10 May 2010 by Andy Downes

    BMW's four new celebration 2010 GS models

    BMW is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the BMW GS model with four new special edition models taking in the R1200GS and Adventure, F800 and F650GS models. All four bikes get a new BMW Motorrad...

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  • BMW officially denies S600RR on the way

    05 May 2010 by Andy Downes

    BMW officially denies S600RR on the way

    BMW has officially denied the existence or development of a 600cc sportsbike to run alongside the all-conquering S1000RR released this year. The denial has come about after it emerged that BMW owns...

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