New bikes (May 2011)

  • WK SM50 - Sexiest 50cc bike ever?

    27 May 2011 by Michael Neeves

    WK SM50 - Sexiest 50cc bike ever?

    Here's a bike to make any 16-year-old's visor steam up: the 50cc supermoto-styled SM50, made in Taiwan and exclusively branded 'WK' in the UK. The £2099 six-speed two-stroke WK SM50 looks the part...

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  • Video: the Ducati Diavel that went racing

    27 May 2011 by Guy Procter

    Video: the Ducati Diavel that went racing

    It's got the power to out-drag a Ducati 1198 and it can out-brake one too. So why is nobody racing the highly-acclaimed new Ducati Diavel? Well, several reasons actually, but thinking it through would...

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  • MV Agusta F4 RR begins production

    27 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta F4 RR begins production

    Italian firm MV Agusta has started building the first run of the new and recently revealed, 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta superbike at the Varese factory. The new F4 is the range-topping version of the F4...

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  • New Ducati: £6k, 220kg, 5.7bhp?

    26 May 2011 by Guy Procter

    New Ducati: £6k, 220kg, 5.7bhp?

    It’s £6100, manageably powerful, made in Bologna and a Ducati - but will it displace the 696 Monster on many entry-level Duke wishlists? Possibly not, despite besting it on weather protection and tank...

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  • The bikes Honda wants to build 4m a year of

    26 May 2011 by Guy Procter

    The bikes Honda wants to build 4m a year of

    Honda says it will build FOUR MILLION of these little beauties, along with their Unicorn, Stunner and Activa siblings, each year by 2013. The £570 CB Twister 110 and £720 CB Shine 125 will form the...

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  • Aprilia RS4 125 gets quickshifter option

    25 May 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Aprilia RS4 125 gets quickshifter option

    Aprilia's new four-stroke RS4 125 will come with an optional quickshifter priced at £99, the Italian firm has announced. Offering the "fun and involvement of split-second clutchless upshifting on a...

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  • Honda's shock new 700cc auto scooped

    24 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Honda's shock new 700cc auto scooped

    These world exclusive spy shots show a radical new Honda with an all-new 700cc parallel-twin engine and the advanced dual clutch transmission of the VFR1200F. The bike was snapped in the Alps last...

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  • Terblanche Norton sketches revealed

    20 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Terblanche Norton sketches revealed

    Just three months after starting work at Norton, legendary bike designer Pierre Terblanche has opened his sketch book to give a tantalising glimpse into possible future bikes from the British...

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  • Akrapovič releases new showcase custom

    19 May 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Akrapovič releases new showcase custom

    Akrapovič has stepped into the world of custom bike building with this one-off showpiece: the Morsus. A scorpion-themed blend of titanium, stainless steel and carbon fibre, the builders of renowned...

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  • Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

    19 May 2011 by John Westlake

    Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

    Harley-Davidson UK's offer to give riders an extra £1000 on the trade-in value of their bikes will finish at the end of May. If you trade in a non-Harley, you'll get up to £1,000 on top of the value...

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  • Honda Crossrunner group test – next week

    19 May 2011 by Phil West

    Honda Crossrunner group test – next week

    Honda’s new V4 gets put to its biggest test yet next week – exclusively in MCN! The class-defying, ‘crossover’ machine has already proved controversial for seeming, to some, little more than a...

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  • MV Agusta F4 RR into production next week

    19 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta F4 RR into production next week

    Italian firm MV Agusta will put into production next week the first run of the recently revealed, 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta superbike. The new F4 is the range-topping version of the F4 superbike given a...

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  • Win this Yamaha YZF-R1!

    19 May 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Win this Yamaha YZF-R1!

    Yamaha is celebrating 50 years of GP racing by giving away this custom painted YZF-R1. The one-off Altamura paint job is accompanied by Akrapovic pipes and – if the prospect of a free thirteen grand...

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  • 2012 Kawasaki MXer debuts launch control

    19 May 2011 by Phil West

    2012 Kawasaki MXer debuts launch control

    Holeshot-grabbing ‘launch control’ comes to the motocross world for the first time next year following this week’s unveiling of Kawasaki’s new 2012 KX450F. The new open class or ‘MX1’ bike uses a...

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  • BMW unveils new 'anti-crash' technology

    17 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    BMW unveils new 'anti-crash' technology

    BMW has today taken the wraps off a new motorcycle and car communication system that aims to prevent cars pulling across the path of oncoming bikes. The system is called 'Turn Left Assistant' and uses...

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  • All new Suzuki GSX-R600 gets 0% finance deal

    12 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    All new Suzuki GSX-R600 gets 0% finance deal

    Just months after the launch of the all-new and class-leading 600cc supersports Suzuki GSX-R600 the firm is offering the bike on 0% finance over three years with £1 deposit. All you need to do is put...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 R gets tech goodies

    12 May 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Aprilia RSV4 R gets tech goodies

    This is undoubtedly the year of the RSV4. Aprilia's cutting-edge V4-engined superbike had its ups and downs when it was launched in 2009 but now the rough edges are smoothed off and it's a...

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  • New MV Agusta F4 RR - quicker yet slower

    11 May 2011 by Guy Procter

    New MV Agusta F4 RR - quicker yet slower

    MV Agusta has seized on a critical lull in new sportsbike activity to launch the most powerful production superbike ever, the F4 RR ‘Corsacorta’. MV hopes the £17,999, 201bhp, 998cc halo version...

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  • Honda launches Casey Stoner replica Fireblade

    10 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Honda launches Casey Stoner replica Fireblade

    Honda Australia has announced a special edition of the CBR1000RR 2011 Repsol Honda Fireblade in Casey Stoner colours and trim – sadly it’s only for the Aussie market but they have made a great video...

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  • Video: 200bhp MV Agusta F4 1000RR revealed

    05 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Italian firm MV Agusta has revealed a teaser trailer for the new range-topping, 200bhp F4 1000RR superbike due to be released later this year. The video gives a close-up look over the whole bike and a tantalising glimpse of some action too. The F4 1000RR has a tuned engine said to be good for 200bhp and will be very expensive. The RR is due to be launched in early summer with a limited run of...

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  • WK SM50: Racy supermoto 16-er arrives in UK

    05 May 2011 by Phil West

    WK SM50: Racy supermoto 16-er arrives in UK

    If you thought affordable, saucy 50cc bikes were a thing of the past, checkout this new offering from new-to-the-UK Chinese manufacturer WK. Dubbed the SM50, it’s a supermoto-styled, liquid-cooled,...

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