New bikes (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • BMW S1000RR HP4 arrives at dealers

    17 December 2012 by Steve Farrell

    BMW S1000RR HP4 arrives at dealers

    BMW’s new S1000RR HP4 has arrived at UK dealers. The enhanced S1000RR litre sports bike features dynamic traction control, race ABS and semi-active suspension. The HP4 Carbon has extras including a...

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  • Yamaha to make 250 sports bike

    17 December 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Yamaha to make 250 sports bike

    Yamaha has said it will make a 250cc sports bike. The YZF-R250 is expected to have similar styling to the R6, as in the above mock-up, doing the internet rounds. It’s not clear if the 2014 Indian...

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  • My new Suzuki Inazuma

    14 December 2012 by Red Rider

    My new Suzuki Inazuma

    I put up my Yamaha YBR125 for part exchange to get my hands on the new Suzuki Inazuma 250 and from the moment I pulled away from the showroom and onto the busy high street I knew my 17 mile...

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  • Indian teases new bike with audio clip

    10 December 2012 by Andy Downes

    Indian teases new bike with audio clip

    America’s oldest motorcycle brand, Indian, is teasing a forthcoming new bike with an audio clip giving a clear taste of the new V-twin engine sound. The firm is revealing nothing about the bike in...

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  • Honda unveil sporty new NSC50R scooter at Motorcycle Live

    30 November 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Honda have publically unveiled their new NSC50R scooter at Motorcycle Live in Birmingham. The four-stroke 50cc machine is firmly aimed at new riders, and comes with an attractive launch deal and price as well as sporty colour schemes. The bike will be launched in two colour schemes in the UK, both race replicas. One will be based on the colours of the Repsol Honda Grand Prix team, while the...

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  • Exclusive: Three new Triumphs spied!

    30 November 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Exclusive: Three new Triumphs spied!

    These exclusive spy shots show not one, but three new Triumphs currently being developed on the road - including an all-new Bonneville-based café racer, a road-ready 2013 Tiger update - dubbed the...

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  • Horex VR6 hits showrooms

    30 November 2012 by MCN

    Horex VR6 hits showrooms

    The first Horex VR6 roadsters have been delivered to dealers - a year later than planned. An all-new German concern reviving a historic brand, the bike features an innovative 1200cc VR6 engine...

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  • Vespa announce 'retro-futurist' 946

    23 November 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Vespa announce 'retro-futurist' 946

    Italian scooter legends Piaggio have unveiled their latest offering from Vespa - the rather beautiful special edition 946, in both 125cc and 150cc versions The bike will use the firm's three-valve...

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  • BMW custom concept confirmed for 2013 launch

    23 November 2012 by MCN

    BMW custom concept confirmed for 2013 launch

    BMW have confirmed at the Milan Show that their new rumoured 'custom concept' will be making it's debut in 2013. The bike, based on a R1200, wasn't on display at the show, but a statement by BMW boss...

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  • Poll: Yellow Hayabusa, yuk or yeah?

    22 November 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Poll: Yellow Hayabusa, yuk or yeah?

    Suzuki have released photos of this rather bright colourscheme for the new Hayabusa out next year, which will be on display at their stand at Motorcycle Live. They've hinted that if they get enough...

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  • Rieju announce learner streetfighters

    20 November 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Rieju announce learner streetfighters

    Spanish manufacturer Rieju have announced details of their new RS3 NKD, a naked version of their popular 125cc learner sports bike the RS3. The bike will share the 125cc Yamaha engine of the RS3 and...

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  • Milan Show: Husqvarna Baja concept unveiled

    13 November 2012 by Richard Newland

    Milan Show: Husqvarna Baja concept unveiled

    This is an updated version - which looks production-ready to our eyes - of Husqvarna's Baja model. The small detailing has moved the concept on, and the Baja is clearly not far off being a completely...

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  • Milan Show: Three new Honda 500s for 2013

    12 November 2012 by Richard Newland

    Milan Show: Three new Honda 500s for 2013

    Three new Honda’s sharing much of the same basic bike have been revealed with the same 500cc parallel twin motor, chassis and running gear, and are squarely aimed at restricted licence holders hoping...

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  • Milan Show: New Diavel Strada

    12 November 2012 by Richard Newland

    Milan Show: New Diavel Strada

    An ugly Ducati is a rare old beast these days but the new Diavel Strada could be the first since the original Multistrada 1000 turned stomachs in 2003, or the easily forgotten Indiana of 1982 slipped...

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  • Milan Show: New Ducati 1199 Panigale R

    12 November 2012 by Richard Newland

    Milan Show: New Ducati 1199 Panigale R

    Right on cue, Ducati has revealed the ultimate iteration of the 1199 Panigale superbike with the ‘absolute flagship’ R version, which sits atop the range and above the existing bikes in terms of...

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  • More detail breaks about the new middle Brutale

    12 November 2012 by Richard Newland

    More detail breaks about the new middle Brutale

    MCN showed you the new Brutale last week, but we now have more detail about the new middleweight model. The 800 tips the scales at an impressive 167kg, while delivering a claimed 125bhp @ 11,600rpm,...

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  • Three new incarnations of MV Agusta F4 for 2013

    12 November 2012 by Richard Newland

    Three new incarnations of MV Agusta F4 for 2013

    There will be three versions to choose from if you’re in the market for a new MV Agusta F4 in 2013: the base model, an R, and an RR. MV have stated their motivation for the new F4 as being to “make...

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  • New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed

    09 November 2012 by Andy Downes

    New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed

    Aprilia has resurrected the Caponord name with this all-new 1200cc V-twin adventure bike which packs cutting-edge technology including semi-active suspension, traction control and ABS. The Italian...

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  • Moto Morini back from the dead

    08 November 2012 by MCN

    Moto Morini back from the dead

    Moto Morini, geting back on their feet from bankruptcy, have shunned this year's EICMA show, instead deciding to launch their 2013 in Milan at the same time. They haven't set the world on fire with...

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  • KTM unleash 'the sound of the beast'

    08 November 2012 by MCN

    KTM unleash 'the sound of the beast'

    KTM have, in their usual quirky manner, released a sneak peek of a new model set for unveiling at next week's EICMA show in Milan. Rumoured to be the new Super Duke, whatever it is sounds amazing, and...

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  • Naked Benelli set for EICMA debut

    08 November 2012

    Naked Benelli set for EICMA debut

    Details are starting to emerge ahead of next week's EICMA show in Milan of Benelli's first new bike since their takeover by Chinese firm Qianjiang. The naked 600, dubbed the BN600, will move away from...

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  • Italian firm Borile launch new Multiuso

    07 November 2012

    Italian firm Borile launch new Multiuso

    Boutique Italian manufacturer Borile have released their latest offering, the Multiuso - a trailie-utility bike hybrid with a 230cc air-cooled, four stroke engine. The Multiuso is aimed both at town...

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  • New Suzuki Inazuma 250 shown off

    02 November 2012 by MCN

    Suzuki have released a promo video for their new Inazuma 250 prior to it's official unveiling at Motorcycle Live later in the month. The 250 commuter, let to rival Honda's CBR250 and Kawasaki's 300 ninja, will be built in China, allowing a competitive on the road price of only £3499. Expect performance of around 24bhp and an economic 85 miles to the gallon.  

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  • MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

    31 October 2012 by Richard Newland

    MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

    This is the first official image released by MV Agusta of their new model - the Rivale. Expected to be on sale in September 2013, the new 800cc triple shares a motor with a new Brutale 800, both of...

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  • BMW unveil 30th anniversary K1300S

    25 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    BMW unveil 30th anniversary K1300S

    BMW has released images and details of the 30th anniversary K1300S, which will be available in 2013 to mark the 30th anniversary of the K-series. The model, called the 30 Jahre K-Modelle, gets a...

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  • New Honda 500s spied – again

    25 October 2012 by Phil West

    New Honda 500s spied – again

    These spy shots show Honda’s three, all-new, 2013 500s in their finished state for the first time. Believed to have been taken during the filming of an advertising campaign the pictures clearly show...

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  • New MV Agusta Brutales for 2013

    24 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MV Agusta Brutales for 2013

    MV Agusta's four-cylinder Brutale range will be simplified to just three models for 2013 - all will be 1090cc. The three models available from 2013 are the Brutale 1090, Brutale 1090R and Brutale...

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