New bikes (April 2010)

  • New Benelli Cafe Racer 899 lands in UK

    30 April 2010 by Andy Downes

    New Benelli Cafe Racer 899 lands in UK

    Benelli’s new Café Racer 899 is arriving at UK dealers now. The new 899cc model has cafe racer looks with a power output of 120bhp from the three cylinder liquid-cooled engine. The engine has a new...

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  • New Triumph specials from Italy

    30 April 2010 by Phil West

    New Triumph specials from Italy

    These three new specials based on the current Triumph Bonneville have just been launched, costing around £11,000. The bikes, Bonneville Six Days, Goldenboy and Bullitt, have been created by...

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  • New Rieju MRT50 Competition arrives in UK

    30 April 2010 by Andy Downes

    New Rieju MRT50 Competition arrives in UK

    Spanish firm Rieju is bringing a road legal 50cc endurance racer to the UK which will cost £3499. The bike may only be a 50cc machine but it’s packing some top-specification components based around a...

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  • Triumph Thunderbird gets hot-rodded

    30 April 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Triumph Thunderbird gets hot-rodded

    In standard trim the Triumph Thunderbird has a grunty 1597cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, beautiful steering and solid stability. Next week in MCN we reveal a Thunderbird that’s like that, but more...

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  • 80mpg and 140bhp from new concept hybrid

    28 April 2010 by Charlotte Cousins

    80mpg and 140bhp from new concept hybrid

    This new concept bike by Russian Igor Chack, 26, is the latest in a line of innovative ideas based on hybrid power – where electric motors are used alongside petrol engines. The Izh-1 was inspired by...

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  • Save £2800 on a new Yamaha R6

    23 April 2010 by John Westlake

    Save £2800 on a new Yamaha R6

    Brand new 2008 Yamaha R6s are for sale at £7199 – £1800 less than the 2010 model’s £8999 – despite rumours that Yamaha had stopped dealers discounting the bikes.    Find a Yamaha R6...

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  • AJS surprises with super-cool custom 125s

    23 April 2010 by Phil West

    AJS surprises with super-cool custom 125s

    These two, super-cool looking customs aren’t one-off hogs from California or Orange County Choppers – they’re the latest production bikes from Britain’s AJS and are a learner-friendly 125cc! The black...

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  • BMW gears up for liquid-cooled GS

    23 April 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    BMW gears up for liquid-cooled GS

    BMW is in the early stages of making an all-new, super-efficient, Euro4 compliant water-cooled replacement for its iconic Boxer engine. The new engine is being developed because of tough Euro4...

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  • Bimota MMB-2 Fightermotard

    21 April 2010 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bimota MMB-2 Fightermotard

    This could be the second model of a future co-operation between Bimota and Moto Morini. A new genre of bike - the MMB-2 Fightermotard.

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  • “We’re the fastest” claim ZEV

    20 April 2010 by John Westlake

    “We’re the fastest” claim ZEV

    Electric scooter manufacturer ZEV has windmilled into competitors over the performance of their new machine, the ZEV7000. Here’s what they say on their website: “Zev has had it with all of the claims...

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  • Ducati reveals rider friendly Monster 796

    19 April 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Ducati reveals rider friendly Monster 796

    Ducati has launched a new Monster 796 with the 803cc engine from the Hypermotard 796 and other improvements based on owner feedback. Broadly, the new bike is similar to the 696 and 1100 version of the...

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  • New Ducati Monster 796 launch this Wednesday

    19 April 2010 by John Westlake

    New Ducati Monster 796 launch this Wednesday

    MCN will be first to ride Ducati’s new middleweight Monster 796 this Wednesday on the roads surrounding Ducati’s Bologna HQ in Italy. The V-twin sits between the beginner-friendly Monster 696 and the...

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  • Yamaha FZ8 and FZ8 Fazer are go...

    15 April 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Yamaha FZ8 and FZ8 Fazer are go...

    MCN’s first ride of Yamaha’s new FZ8 and FZ8 Fazer takes place on Monday 19 April. MCN’s chief road tester Trevor Franklin will be one of the very first to get to grips with the new naked FZ8 and...

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  • Record-breaking BMW sales put Germans on top

    15 April 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Record-breaking BMW sales put Germans on top

    BMW UK has announced record sales for the first three months (2010). BMW sold 1539 bikes – double the amount sold in the same period in 2009. BMW sales were up by 40% in a motorcycle market that is...

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  • Paolo Berlusconi saves failing Moto Morini

    13 April 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Paolo Berlusconi saves failing Moto Morini

    Troubled Italian manufacturer Moto Morini has been bought for 2.5 million Euros by Paolo Berlusconi, brother of Italian Prime Minister Silvio. Moto Morini declared itself bankrupt in September 2009 –...

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  • Video: New MV triple on track at Almeria

    13 April 2010 by MCN

    Video: New MV triple on track at Almeria

    MV Agusta's new middleweight sports bike has been spotted again testing in Spain, and this time the spy pictures prove it has a three-cylinder engine. Browse MV Agustas for sale MCN readers...

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  • New MV Brutale gets more finance

    09 April 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    New MV Brutale gets more finance

    MV Agusta has extended the finance offers available on the all new 2010 Brutale models.   0% finance is available until 30 April 2010, with 25% deposit and repayments over 18...

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  • Three men in a garage build electric RGV250

    09 April 2010 by John Westlake

    Three men in a garage build electric RGV250

    This electric Suzuki RGV250 has been built by three Derbyshire bike fanatics to tackle the big-cash efforts in the TTXGP UK electric bike racing series. It’s possibly the most shoestring electric race...

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  • New Harley-Davidson Softail Convertible

    09 April 2010 by John Westlake

    New Harley-Davidson Softail Convertible

    MCN editor Marc Potter has just ridden the new Harley-Davidson Softail Convertible from the company’s Custom Vehicles Operation – the department where Harley engineers sit and stroke their beards and...

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  • New MV middleweight is definitely a triple

    09 April 2010 by John Westlake

    New MV middleweight is definitely a triple

    MV Agusta’s new middleweight sports bike has been spotted again testing in Spain, and this time the spy pictures prove it has a three cylinder engine. Browse MV Agustas for sale The new shots –...

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  • 2010 Ducati launch weekend

    09 April 2010 by John Westlake

    2010 Ducati launch weekend

    Ducati dealers will launch the entire 2010 range during the April 17/18 weekend. Ducati motorcycles for sale Headline act will be the new Multistrada, which will be available for test rides in every...

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  • Ouroboros Zaeta 530

    07 April 2010 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ouroboros Zaeta 530

    This is my vision of a possible evolution for the Ouroboros Zaeta. The dirt track bike preferred by Graziano Rossi (father of Valentino). The new motorcycle will be powered by a 530cc engine from...

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  • New Trackstar 125 from Sinnis

    01 April 2010 by Dan Aspel

    New Trackstar 125 from Sinnis

    This is Sinnis’s new Trackstar 125, the Chinese manufacturer’s first stab at “trendy, retro” bikes. Designed in cooperation with its UK importer to compete with the likes of Suzuki’s VanVan and...

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