New bikes (March 2011)

  • Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

    31 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

    Chip Yates' petrol-beating electric superbike has been run through a dyno, with some impressive results.   The "world's most powerful electric motorcycle" - which achieved two podium finishes...

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  • Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours

    31 March 2011 by MCN Newsdesk

    Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours

    Ducati has officially dismissed the prospect of Ducati building a scooter or a retro scrambler bike in an exclusive interview with Motor Cycle News. The outright, complete and official denial follows...

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  • New Triumph Street Triple arrives in dealers

    30 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    New Triumph Street Triple arrives in dealers

    Triumph’s new Street Triple is starting to arrive in UK dealers as these pictures supplied by Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley Triumph show. Jack Lilley is among the first dealers in the country to get...

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  • New Triumph Street Triple revealed

    28 March 2011 by Guy Procter

    New Triumph Street Triple revealed

    Triumph has bumped the spec of its 675cc Street Triples gently upward while keeping hold of the prices. The new bikes get a de-chromed look, chunkier aluminium bars (previously just on the Street...

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  • Honda CBR600 Launch Centre

    28 March 2011 by MCN

    Honda CBR600 Launch Centre

    Welcome to the MCN information centre for the Honda CBR600 range, including the Honda CBR600RR and Honda CBR600F ABS. Here you will find first ride reports, tech details and pictures of the new 2011...

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  • New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

    24 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

    Rieju's Yamaha-powered RS3 125 LC has just been released to UK dealers, priced at £3299 OTR.   The Spanish-built machine carries the water-cooled Yamaha YZF-R125 engine, but uses carburettors...

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  • New Triumph Street Triple imminent

    24 March 2011 by Guy Procter

    New Triumph Street Triple imminent

    Triumph is days away from revealing a Speed Triple-style overhaul to its big-selling 675cc naked. The Street Triple will gain its bigger stablemate’s modernised headlights, as revealed in MCN this...

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  • BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

    24 March 2011 by MCN

    BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

    BMW has confirmed it will be showing two production-ready versions of the Concept C scooter at the Milan show in November. Details are scarse but it's thought they will share an all-new 800cc,...

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  • Honda Crossrunner price announced

    23 March 2011 by Phil West

    Honda Crossrunner price announced

    Honda has announced the price of its new Crossrunner will be £9075 on the road. The VFR800-powered, V4, ABS-equipped ‘cross over’ machine will be available in black/silver, white/silver or red/silver...

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  • Motus MST-01: from the saddle

    16 March 2011 by Guy Procter

    Motus MST-01: from the saddle

    The Motus MST-01, self-proclaimed saviour of the American bike business, had some surprises in store for MCN photographer Bob Clarke when he became one of the handful of people to take a first-person...

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  • I fell in love with the Triumph Tiger 800XC

    12 March 2011 by John

    I bought my first adventure bike today. A Triumph Tiger 800XC. I took my Ducati 999 (2006) for a regular service, took the Tiger for a test ride and fell in love. As my mind was set to buy a new bike I even took a Hayabusa for a test ride (perhaps to overcome my love for the 800XC). However I did not change my mind. Goodbye sportbikes and welcome to my first adventure bike and, last but no...

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  • Video: Motus MST-01 on the road

    11 March 2011 by MCN

    Video: Motus MST-01 on the road

    Motus recently unveiled the MST-01 for the first time, to critical acclaim. Former Ducati and Piaggio star Pierre Terblanche has hailed the 1650cc V4 a “wonderful achievement – a great concept, great...

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  • Horex VR6 starts road testing

    11 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    Horex VR6 starts road testing

    New German manufacturer Horex has begun track testing the new 1200cc supercharged VR6 ahead of sales later this year. This the first time the bike has been pictured outside of bike shows and with the...

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  • New Harley-Davidson Blackline ridden

    11 March 2011 by MCN

    New Harley-Davidson Blackline ridden

    Harley-Davidson’s new-for-2011 Blackline is on test in next week’s Motorcycle News (on sale Wednesday March 16) – and it’s proved something of a ‘Marmite’, love/hate it machine. The new machine is...

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  • Derbi launches new paintjobs on GPR125 and GPR50

    04 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    Derbi launches new paintjobs on GPR125 and GPR50

    Derbi is celebrating winning the 125GP racing title in 2010 with two new colourschemes for the GPR125 and GPR50 this year with a ‘racing red’ and ‘racing grey’. Spaniard Marc Marquez won the title for...

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  • Are you young? Would you buy a Kawasaki W800?

    03 March 2011 by John Westlake

    Are you young? Would you buy a Kawasaki W800?

    Kawasaki has revealed they expect their new W800 retro to attract younger buyers. Kawasaki's Martin Lambert told MCN that, surprisingly, their research showed the Triumph Bonneville-rival would be...

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  • Ducati lines up first Rossi-branded bike

    03 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    Ducati lines up first Rossi-branded bike

    Ducati has launched the first of what surely must be lots of Valentino Rossi branded bikes; starting the process with a pair of MotoGP-inspired Monsters. Ducati has said from the moment it signed...

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  • New Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 video

    03 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    New Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 video

    Aprilia has released the following video of the 2011 Dorsoduro 1200. The three-minute clip features plenty of shots of the 1197cc v-twin in action, overlayed with comparative clips of western saddle...

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  • Aprilia offers 0% finance deals

    02 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Aprilia offers 0% finance deals

    Aprilia is offering 0% finance packages on the Shiver 750, Dorsoduro and Dorsoduro Factory until the end of this month.   The offer requires a 25% deposit and runs over a 24 month period.

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