New bikes (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • First Zero Type 9 lands in UK

    07 October 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    First Zero Type 9 lands in UK

    The first production Zero Type 9 from Japan has just arrived at the company’s UK distributor Krazy Horse Custom Cycles in Bury St Edmunds. The £30,566, 1450cc fuel-injected Harley-Davidson Twin...

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  • New MV Agusta F4 R to cost £14,499

    06 October 2011 by Dan Aspel

    New MV Agusta F4 R to cost £14,499

    MV Agusta has just released details of the new 2012 F4 R Corsa Corta. A lower cost, lower-spec. alternative to the F4 RR, it will be priced at £14,499. The R’s engine is identical to the 998cc,...

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  • Horex delays launch of 200bhp blown V6

    03 October 2011 by MCN

    Horex delays launch of 200bhp blown V6

    German firm Horex is holding back the 200bhp supercharged version of its V6 roadster because of component supply problems and will launch the standard version first next spring. Horex planned to...

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  • New Victory High-Ball revealed

    03 October 2011 by Andy Downes

    New Victory High-Ball revealed

    American firm Victory has released details of the 2012 range of bikes with the stripped down High-Ball bobber, an all-new model for the UK, leading a host of other changes including ABS across many...

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  • Way cool Honda VT750S special editions

    29 September 2011 by Guy Procter

    Way cool Honda VT750S special editions

    Honda has added 'championship white' paint, speed stripe and retro logo to its VT750S, significantly boosting the appeal of what was already perhaps the most effortlessly cool bike in its...

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  • Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch

    28 September 2011 by Guy Procter

    Ducati Streetfighter 848 launch

    Ducati is launching its new 848 Streetfighter at a brand new circuit in Italy this morning, and MCN's Trevor Franklin is there. It's a beautiful day there as it is here, and Trev's looking forward to...

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  • Triumph Tiger 1050 gets makeover

    27 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Tiger 1050 gets makeover

    Triumph has given the Tiger 1050 a host of changes for 2012 including upgraded suspension, a sportier riding position and new graphics. The changes cover the 1050 and 1050SE models with the changes...

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  • Video: 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    26 September 2011 by MCN

    Video: 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    This is apparently the first official video of the new Honda Fireblade, seemingly intended for an American audience, that shows the bike in action and emphasises the details revealed by MCN, including...

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  • Ducati 1199 Panigale spied road testing

    26 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    Ducati 1199 Panigale spied road testing

    Ducati’s all-new 1199 Panigale superbike has been spotted carrying out final testing on the roads of Italy as the bike enters the final months before an official launch in November. The 1199 Panigale...

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  • 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed

    26 September 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed

    Honda’s new-for-2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade was officially shown to the world at simultaneous unveilings over the weekend, at the Imola round of WSB and Le Mans 24-Hour. Not surprisingly the bikes...

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  • Bimota Special Two

    23 September 2011 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bimota Special Two

    This design is similar to my Special One, design, and uses the same engine, but is in more of a cafe racer style.

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  • Bimota Special One

    22 September 2011 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bimota Special One

    Here's a design of mine for a Bimota street bike, powered by an S&S V-twin engine. A real man's bike!

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  • Ducati Diavel is MCN's Machine of the Year

    20 September 2011 by MCN

    Ducati Diavel is MCN's Machine of the Year

    The rule-changing Ducati Diavel has scooped Machine of the Year in the prestigious 2011 MCN Awards. The awards were presented earlier this evening at a glittering dinner where the cream of the...

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  • Yamaha Diversion 250 concept

    19 September 2011 by ANAND YOGI

    Yamaha Diversion 250 concept

    I'm a watch designer and love to sketch bikes in spare time. This is my concept for a Yamaha Diversion 250 for the asian markets. Stylish and lightweight the Diversion 250 fuses...

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  • New 1440cc Kawasaki ZZR1400 teaser video

    16 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    New 1440cc Kawasaki ZZR1400 teaser video

    A new official Kawasaki teaser video has been released which shows what the front of the new ZZR1400 will look like and also reveals capacity has increased to 1440cc. Kawasaki has already shown...

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  • New colours for 2012 Yamaha range

    14 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    New colours for 2012 Yamaha range

    Along with the new Yamaha YZF-R1 the firm is releasing a series of new colours including a World Grand Prix 50th Anniversary range and a new Series Grey colour option. The R1 is the only model in the...

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  • 2012 Yamaha WR450F announced

    14 September 2011 by Phil West

    2012 Yamaha WR450F announced

    Yamaha’s range-topping enduro machine, the WR450F, gets a significant makeover for 2012, including a revised engine, uprated frame, new bodywork plus a raft of detail changes. The single-cylinder,...

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  • Yamaha VZ8 Concept

    14 September 2011 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Yamaha VZ8 Concept

    Here's my idea for an 800cc v-twin streetfighter-style bike from Yamaha to rival the upcoming Ducati Streetfighter 848.

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  • New 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 gets traction control

    14 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    New 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 gets traction control

    This is the new 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 which has six-stage traction control and a mid-life redesign. Images have leaked a few hours before Yamaha’s official announcement later today and MCN will bring...

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  • Poll: Are 600s still relevant?

    13 September 2011 by John Westlake

    Poll: Are 600s still relevant?

    Would you buy a new 600? Though MV and Triumph have developed new supersports bikes, the Japanese seem to have all but given up on the class, with only Kawasaki rumoured to be doing more than planning...

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  • BMW unveils electric scooter

    13 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    BMW unveils electric scooter

    BMW has unveiled this new eScooter concept which for the first time promises performance and range that could make an electric scooter viable commuting transport. From the beginning of the eScooter...

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