New bikes (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

    08 November 2011 by Guy Procter

    Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

    Triumph's new Tiger Explorer will give its R1200GS rival a 135bhp mauling the firm has revealed. That makes the Explorer's all-new 1200cc+ motor 35% more powerful than its German rival's, at least for...

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  • BMW K1300S Special Edition with BMW HP package

    08 November 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    BMW K1300S Special Edition with BMW HP package

    A special edition model BMW K1300S will be available in early 2012, complete with BMW’s own HP (high performance) Package. The 175bhp sports-cum-tourer missile will feature an exclusive ‘Edition’...

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  • New BMW R1200GS Rallye for 2012

    08 November 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    New BMW R1200GS Rallye for 2012

    BMW has just released details of the new R1200GS Rallye for 2012. The model joins the rest of the best-selling GS range and follows the success of the R1200GS Triple Black from earlier this year. No...

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  • MV F3 675 – full details released

    03 November 2011 by Phil West

    MV F3 675 – full details released

    MV’s forthcoming and mouth-watering new supersports, the F3 675, will be the most sophisticated, tech-laden supersports ever when it finally goes on sale next month. The Italian firm has at long last...

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  • BMW adds QR codes to prototypes

    02 November 2011 by MCN

    BMW adds QR codes to prototypes

    BMW is now incorporating QR codes into the camouflaging used on disguised road-going prototypes, so sharp-eyed and curious onlookers can use their smartphones to scan the codes and go to an official...

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  • 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R gallery

    31 October 2011 by Phil West

    2012 Triumph Speed Triple R gallery

    Triumph's best-selling and class-leading super naked, the Speed Triple 1050 has only ever really lacked one thing - a taste of the exotic. But for 2012 even that's changed with the introduction of...

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  • Husqvarna Nuda 900 – first ride!

    26 October 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Husqvarna Nuda 900 – first ride!

    We're in Sardinia testing Husqvarna's new Nuda 900. It uses the same frame as the BMW F800 GS and a bigger 898cc version of its parallel twin-cylinder engine. It produces 105bhp and 74ftlb of...

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  • Honda Integra promises low running costs

    24 October 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Honda Integra promises low running costs

    Honda has just released full details on the new dual-clutch Integra maxi-scooter including a claimed 76mpg fuel consumption figure (250 mile tank range) and reduced service costs with an 8000 mile...

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  • New Triumph Tiger Explorer revealed

    24 October 2011 by Phil West

    New Triumph Tiger Explorer revealed

    Triumph has just released the first official pictures of its hugely-anticipated all-new adventure bike – the ‘Tiger Explorer’. The newcomer has been expected for over a year. MCN published the first...

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  • Speed Triple gets the ‘R’ treatment

    24 October 2011 by Phil West

    Speed Triple gets the ‘R’ treatment

    These are the first pictures of Triumph’s hotly-rumoured, new-for-2012 Speed Triple R – a special, uprated version of its best-selling super naked. Following in the footsteps of Triumph’s previous...

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  • Fully updated Kawasaki ER-6n sets new standard

    21 October 2011 by Adam Child

    Fully updated Kawasaki ER-6n sets new standard

    When we learnt that Kawasaki wasn't just giving its popular ER6 range a slight update for 2012 but was almost completely revising them, first we wondered if it was strictly necessary. After all, both...

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  • 2012 BMW S1000RR first ride

    20 October 2011 by MCN

    2012 BMW S1000RR first ride

    BMW’s significantly updated S1000RR is currently being tested at its world launch at Valencia, Spain. Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is there on behalf of MCN and has just completed his third...

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  • New 2012 BMW S1000RR tech details

    20 October 2011 by Andy Downes

    New 2012 BMW S1000RR tech details

    Just two years after BMW launched the class-leading 1000cc sportsbike the firm has given the bike a long list of changes aimed at improved handling, more mid-range torque and improved throttle...

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  • Honda confirms Crosstourer as 2012 model

    20 October 2011 by Phil West

    Honda confirms Crosstourer as 2012 model

    Honda has just announced that, as expected, its all-new V4 adventure bike, the Crosstourer, which was unveiled in prototype form at last year’s Milan Show WILL be going into production next year. The...

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  • New 2012 BMW S1000RR ridden

    20 October 2011 by MCN

    New 2012 BMW S1000RR ridden

    MCN's Adam Child is amongst the first journalists in the world to ride the new 2012 BMW S1000RR. It has a long list of minor revisions that are currently being evaluated and we will be...

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  • KTM unveils ‘Freeride 350’

    18 October 2011 by Phil West

    KTM unveils ‘Freeride 350’

    Say hello to KTM’s new ‘Freeride’, a road-legal, ‘fun’, dirt bike powered by a 350cc single and weighing just 99kg. It’s been announced in advance of the Milan Show where it will receive its official...

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  • New Aprilia SRV850 superscoot debuts

    18 October 2011 by Phil West

    New Aprilia SRV850 superscoot debuts

    Aprilia has just released this picture of its new maxi-scoot – the SRV850. It’s basically an updated, face-lifted version of sister-company Gilera’s GP800. The Noale firm took a similar approach...

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  • MV Agusta F3 prices confirmed

    11 October 2011 by Phil West

    MV Agusta F3 prices confirmed

    MV Agusta has just announced the price and availability of its 2012 models including the eagerly awaited new F3 and F3 Brutale. As expected, the F3 sportster – a direct rival for the Triumph 675...

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  • All new 2012 Kawasaki ER6f

    10 October 2011 by Ben Purvis

    All new 2012 Kawasaki ER6f

    Kawasaki's ER-6f has been given a complete makeover for 2012 – but you might have to look hard at these pictures to spot the difference. Despite similar styling to the current version, the...

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  • Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

    10 October 2011 by Ben Purvis

    Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

    Kawasaki’s ER-6n has been heavily updated for 2012 as these pictures show. The naked middleweight shares mechanical components with the faired ER-6f and gets the same changes as that bike, including a...

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  • Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

    10 October 2011 by Phil West

    Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

    This is the radical, all-new 1200cc 'Superquadro' engine which will power Ducati’s eagerly awaited new superbike, the 1199 Panigale – and it’s set to revolutionize superbikes. In this week’s MCN...

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