New bikes (September 2011)

  • 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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  • 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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