New bikes (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Triumph's new R1200GS rival nears completion

    12 September 2011 by MCN

    Triumph's new R1200GS rival nears completion

    This image is the best picture yet of the all-new Triumph Adventurer 1200. The inline three-cylinder adventure bike was spotted in production-ready trim undergoing final tests ahead of its November...

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  • Yamaha to launch host of anniversary models

    09 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha to launch host of anniversary models

    Yamaha will unveil four anniversary special edition models as the Japanese firm celebrate 50 years of participation in Grand Prix racing. Yamaha is releasing no official information about the bike...

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  • Hayden teases new Ducati 848 Streetfighter

    08 September 2011 by Richard Mellor

    Hayden teases new Ducati 848 Streetfighter

    There are advantages to being a factory MotoGP rider – like getting early looks at new models. Ducati star Nicky Hayden proved just this when he spotted the 2012 848 Streetfighter on a visit to the...

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  • 2012 Harleys at dealers this weekend

    08 September 2011 by Richard Mellor

    2012 Harleys at dealers this weekend

    The new 2012 range of Harley-Davidsons debut at UK dealers and are available for test rides at a special event this weekend – 9th-11th September. Topping the new bikes are the Dyna Switchback and the...

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  • Bimota MMB Futa

    07 September 2011 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bimota MMB Futa

    Here's an idea for a new Bimota I have designed, with a Moto Morini engine.

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  • MV reveal 675cc triple will spawn new 800

    05 September 2011 by MCN

    MV reveal 675cc triple will spawn new 800

    MV Agusta chief executive Massimo Bordi has revealed that the new 675cc inline three-cylinder motor has been designed from the outset with an 800cc version in mind, with both an 800cc Brutale and...

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  • FAKE: There is no Ducati Streetfighter EVO SP

    05 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    FAKE: There is no Ducati Streetfighter EVO SP

    Ducati has officially confirmed to MCN internet rumours about a forthcoming Streetfigher Evo SP with the 1198cc, 170bhp engine from the 1198 superbike as nothing more than a fake. A screen grab of...

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  • New Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition revealed

    05 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    New Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition revealed

    The first Ducati motorcycle to be born from the link-up between the Italian bike firm and performance car manufacturer AMG is this Diavel to be launched at the Frankfurt car show this week. The two...

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  • Lambretta returns! But it's made in Taiwan

    01 September 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Lambretta returns! But it's made in Taiwan

    The new LN125 is the first scooter 'branded' Lambretta for decades. But while the name is synonymous with Italian style - and the new scoot is styled by an Italian - it's based on a Taiwanese-made Sym...

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  • Huge saving on Suzukis

    01 September 2011 by MCN

    Huge saving on Suzukis

    Suzuki has launched a new offer which saves buyers £1 for every cc of the bike they're interested in. So there's £999 off a GSX-R1000, £1255 off a GSX1250FA and £1783 off an Intruder 1800. Only the...

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  • 2012 Triumph Daytona 675 gets minor makeover

    01 September 2011 by Andy Downes

    2012 Triumph Daytona 675 gets minor makeover

    The new 2012 Triumph Daytona 675 has broken cover with just minor tweaks to take the bike through the final year before a complete overhaul in 2013. MCN has published a series of spy shots of a...

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  • Last of the Brit-built Broughs

    25 August 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Last of the Brit-built Broughs

    This is the last British-built Brough Superior, and potentially the last example of what was once the most desirable marque in motorcycling. Produced by brothers Les and Dave Card, it was the final...

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  • My Bimota "Mutòr" concept

    24 August 2011 by Oberdan Bezzi

    My Bimota "Mutòr" concept

    Here is a concept I design as a collaboration between Bimota and Moto Morini. It's called "Mutòr" (which means motorcycle in the dialect of Romagna). It wants to be the icon of Italian...

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  • 121mpg from Honda's new Vision 110 commuter

    24 August 2011 by MCN

    121mpg from Honda's new Vision 110 commuter

    Honda's new Vision 110 scooter is the latest low-cost bike from the Japanese firm, with a phenomenally low RRP of £1800. Replacing the Lead 110, it's a 110cc fuel-injected, OHC, four-stroke single...

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  • 2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter spied

    19 August 2011 by MCN

    2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter spied

    This is the first picture of Ducati's eagerly-awaited new junior super naked - the 848 Streetfighter. Due to be publicly unveiled at the world-leading Milan Show in November, the new bike - spied here...

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  • KTM RC8 now cheaper than TDM900

    19 August 2011 by Ryan Spencer

    KTM RC8 now cheaper than TDM900

    Fancy picking up a new KTM RC8 superbike for less than the price of a Yamaha TDM900 or Honda Crossrunner? If so, you'd better hurry - to clear out unsold RC8s, dealers have discounted the price to...

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  • New 2012 Honda Fireblade pictures leaked

    18 August 2011 by John Westlake

    New 2012 Honda Fireblade pictures leaked

    These are the first photos of Honda’s 2012 Fireblade. Besides the new angular styling, the bike has Big Piston Forks, new rear suspension, new clocks and lightweight wheels. Those hoping for a V4 will...

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  • Base-model Husqvarna Nuda revealed

    16 August 2011 by MCN

    Base-model Husqvarna Nuda revealed

    These are the first pictures of the new Husqvarna Nuda 900, the base model of the Italian firm's new supermoto street bike that will be launched at the Milan Show in November. Like the higher-spec...

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  • Kawasaki's supercharged ZZR1400 plans

    10 August 2011 by Ben Purvis

    Kawasaki's supercharged ZZR1400 plans

    Kawasaki is working on a supercharged four-cylinder bike as a replacement for the mighty ZZR1400. A flurry of new patent documents from the company show enough detail to suggest the idea of...

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  • Triumph's Adventurer nearing production

    08 August 2011 by MCN

    Triumph's Adventurer nearing production

    The Triumph Adventurer 1200 is at the final prototype stage before testing and development phases are over and the bike goes to full production. When MCN reader Ian Scott snapped the new 1200...

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  • KTM new models leak

    02 August 2011 by Andy Downes

    KTM new models leak

    KTM’s new models for the next three years have leaked after an American dealer managed to snatch a mobile phone picture from inside a presentation. The image shows plans through to 2014 with model...

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  • Kawasaki ZX-10R in wiring harness recall

    28 July 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Kawasaki ZX-10R in wiring harness recall

    Kawasaki is recalling all units of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R due to a potential problem with the machine’s wiring harness. All registered owners are currently being contacted to arrange repairs of both...

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  • Ariel back with £20,000 bespoke bikes

    27 July 2011 by Andy Downes

    Ariel back with £20,000 bespoke bikes

    British firm Ariel will return with a new road bike next year which will be built in Britain but use a Honda engine. Ariel's motorcycle-loving owner promises the bike will be "high-performance, fun to...

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