New bikes (August 2010)

  • KTM 125 to be called KTM 125 DUKE

    31 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    KTM 125 to be called KTM 125 DUKE

    After months of speculation, an online facebook competition, and thousands of user-generated suggestions KTM have found the perfect name for their 125cc street bike. The KTM 125 DUKE. So, exactly the...

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  • Honda VFR1200F Touring Package give away

    27 August 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Honda VFR1200F Touring Package give away

    Panniers, top box, heated grips and mainstand make up a Touring Package to be included in the £12,075 OTR price of Honda’s VFR1200F between 1 September and 31 October 2010. Bought separately the...

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  • 2011 Yamaha R6 delayed

    27 August 2010 by Guy Procter

    2011 Yamaha R6 delayed

    Supersport fanatics eagerly awaiting an all-new Yamaha R6 for 2011 are being told they’ll have to wait another year. Yamaha is known to be working on a replacement for the current machine, which has...

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  • Track day Bimota HB4 nearly ready

    27 August 2010 by Guy Procter

    Track day Bimota HB4 nearly ready

    Bimota’s HB4 Moto2 contender will soon be available as an ultra-exclusive track-day bike, and here it is in preparation. The bikes are powered by 140bhp World Supersport-spec engines so are more...

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  • Kawasaki W800 Bonneville-rival is real

    27 August 2010 by Guy Procter

    Kawasaki W800 Bonneville-rival is real

    Kawasaki is about to reveal a bigger replacement for the defunct W650 Triumph Bonneville replica, confirming internet speculation. The bike will be called the W800 and feature a largely similar...

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  • KTM fights back against financial woe

    26 August 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    KTM fights back against financial woe

    Off-road specialist KTM Power Sports AG has reported healthy financial figures for the third quarter operating results 2009/10. It’s EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Tax) figure was given as 12.4m...

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  • Norton GP bike

    25 August 2010 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Norton GP bike

    With Norton announcing plans to join MotoGP, I thought I would do a design of what the MotoGP bike could look like.

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  • World exclusive: Ducati Diavel

    25 August 2010 by MCN

    World exclusive: Ducati Diavel

    It’s been called the ‘Vyper’, ‘Mega Monster’ and ‘Project 0803’ but Ducati’s new muscle bike will be called ‘Diavel’ MCN can exclusively reveal. As well as registering the name for its new...

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  • New KTM 125 Video

    19 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    KTM have released a new teaser video for their upcoming 125cc naked street bike. The Austrian firm have yet to name the new model, despite inviting fans to suggest a suitable tag via their Facebook page.

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  • First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

    18 August 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

    The new Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition adds impetus to the increasing adventure bike market. The £7300 Expedition falls neatly into the middleweight adventure machine section currently populated by the...

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  • The world's lightest Hypermotard

    18 August 2010 by Michael Neeves

    The world's lightest Hypermotard

    NCR's new Leggera 1200 Special is the lightest Hypermotard ever - shedding an astonishing 57kg from the already minimal Ducati thanks to a strict titanium-only diet, while gaining 20bhp. Based on the...

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  • Suzuki GSX1250FA heads sports tourer sales

    17 August 2010 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki GSX1250FA heads sports tourer sales

    Suzuki’s GSX1250FA was hailed as a class-leading sports tourer by MCN when it was launched earlier this year as a brilliant combination of value and fun. Read the full Suzuki GSX1250F review The...

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  • Bought a new bike this year?

    17 August 2010 by MCN

    Bought a new bike this year?

    MCN’s road testers are experts in their field, but there’s some feedback they just can’t provide.  If you’ve bought a 2010 model of one of the following bikes… Ducati Multistrada 1200 Yamaha...

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  • New Yamaha XT660 supermoto on the way

    12 August 2010 by John Westlake

    New Yamaha XT660 supermoto on the way

    MCN has uncovered designs showing the next-generation Yamaha XT660 supermoto with Ducati Hypermotard-like styling. It’s a far cry from the dumpy current XT, which lacks excitement and desirability...

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  • Dorsoduro 1200 leak: Aprilia stay silent

    12 August 2010 by John Westlake

    Dorsoduro 1200 leak: Aprilia stay silent

    Aprilia is remaining tight-lipped after a 183 page owners manual for the new 1200cc Dorsoduro was leaked on the internet. The official document confirms MCN’s insider reports of the past two years...

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  • Video: Worst bike ad ever?

    12 August 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    Honda just released this video advertising its 2010 Hunk (non-UK) model. Aimed at the Indian market, it’s a “muscular” 150cc equipped with a rear disc brake, tubeless tyres, a digital dashboard and LED taillights of all things. Enjoy!

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  • Rossi's dad unveils production 530cc single

    10 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Rossi's dad unveils production 530cc single

    This 530cc single-cylinder, light-weight dirt tracker is called the Zaeta 530. It’s the creation of Italian engineer Paolo Chiaia and the father of everyone’s favourite Italian racer: Graziano...

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  • Video: Onboard the 2011 ZX-10R with Tom Sykes

    05 August 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    Video: Onboard the 2011 ZX-10R with Tom Sykes

    Kawasaki is currently putting the 2011 ZX-10R through a new series of tests in Autopolis, Japan. World Superbike rider Tom Sykes and Spaniard Pere Riba (former Kawasaki Supersport rider) have been...

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  • Indian to unveil 2011 range at Sturgis

    05 August 2010 by Phil West

    Indian to unveil 2011 range at Sturgis

    Revived US manufacturer Indian is set to publicly unveil its 2011 range – of which this Chief Blackhawk is the star – at the huge Sturgis Rally in South Dakota this week. hisThe 70th annual motorcycle...

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  • 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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