New bikes (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • MZ return with revolutionary new engine

    19 October 2012 by MCN

    MZ return with revolutionary new engine

    It might not look particularly revolutionary, but this understated 125 supermoto could prove to be one of the most significant motorcycles of 2013. Not only is it the first new product of the...

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  • 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 snapped

    19 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    2013 Triumph Daytona 675 snapped

    Pictures of the new Triumph Daytona 675 have been published on Triumph675.net, revealing the new model ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the Milan Show in November. The pictures confirm the new bike...

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  • Chinese Kawasaki-alike 250 for £2000

    13 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Chinese Kawasaki-alike 250 for £2000

    An Italian-designed 250 expected to cost around £2000 has been unveiled as a concept at the Chinese motorcycle show. The single-cylinder Kawasaki Z-esque KP250 could go into production within months.

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  • New Loncin uses BMW G650GS engine

    13 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    New Loncin uses BMW G650GS engine

    A road bike using the same engine as BMW's G650GS has been unveiled at the Chinese motorcycle show. Chinese firm Loncin, which makes the single-cylinder 650 engine for BMW under licence, is using it...

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  • Prices announced for 2013 Kawasaki models

    12 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Prices announced for 2013 Kawasaki models

    Kawasaki has announced the prices for their four new 2013 models - the Ninja 300, ZX-6R, Z800 and Z800e. The Ninja 300, which replaces the Ninja 250R, will retail for £4799, with the ABS-equipped bike...

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  • Yamaha XJ6 gets Race Blu treatment

    10 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha XJ6 gets Race Blu treatment

    The XJ-series of motorcycles from Yamaha - which includes the XJ6 ABS, XJ6 Diversion and XJ6 Diversion F - will be available in the new Race Blue paintscheme. The blue and matt grey colours have been...

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  • BMW HP4 available from 1 December 2012

    10 October 2012 by Andy Davidson

    BMW HP4 available from 1 December 2012

    BMW has revealed the prices of the new HP4 and HP4 Carbon which will go on sale from December 1, 2012. The 193bhp standard 2013 HP4 is priced at £16,700 OTR while the Carbon version will cost £19,350...

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  • Poll: Are electric bikes the future?

    08 October 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Are electric bikes the future?

    Electric bikes are slowly but surely catching up to traditional motorcycles, with electric bike manufacturer Brammo claiming their Empulse makes 54bhp and has a range of up to 120 miles. With...

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  • Video: 2012 Cologne Show highlights

    08 October 2012 by MCN

    Video: 2012 Cologne Show highlights

    Cologne 2012 saw a raft of new bikes unveiled such as the all-new and eagerly-awaited BMW R1200GS, an updated Triumph Street Triple, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 concept and retro Honda CB1100. Also...

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  • Husqvarna Nuda now with optional ABS

    08 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Husqvarna Nuda now with optional ABS

    The Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R will be available with optional ABS as of November. Husqvarna has opted to use the lightweight, compact Bosch 9MP system, which the rider will be able to...

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  • Rate the new bikes from the Cologne Show

    03 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Rate the new bikes from the Cologne Show

    The major new bike announcements from the 2012 Cologne Show have all been made, with the all-new BMW R1200GS topping the bill. As well as the new GS, there was a new Street Triple and Street Triple R,...

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  • Ducati Launch 1199 Panigale RS13 at Cologne

    03 October 2012 by Richard Newland

    Ducati Launch 1199 Panigale RS13 at Cologne

    This is the stunning new 1199 Panigale RS13, a race-ready customer version of the 1199 Panigale, which is eligible for most domestic and world superbike series. The Ducati Corse prepared machine is...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 1000 concept revealed

    02 October 2012 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki V-Strom 1000 concept revealed

    Suzuki has unveiled the V-Strom 1000 concept today, the near production ready bike is still being called a concept but looks like it could go into production within a year. Suzuki has officially...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 gets ABS for 2013

    02 October 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Aprilia RSV4 gets ABS for 2013

    The Aprilia RSV4 APRC will get ABS for 2013 as well as a power and torque boost, as was revealed today at the Cologne Show. The 2013 RSV4 will be the most powerful to date, with a claimed power output...

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  • Honda Dakar contender revealed

    02 October 2012 by MCN

    Honda Dakar contender revealed

    This is Honda’s all-new CRF450 Rally Paris-Dakar desert racer as officially unveiled at the Cologne Show. Based on Honda’s current CRF450X enduro and developed in conjunction with HRC, the Honda...

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  • Honda CB1100 finally comes to UK

    02 October 2012 by MCN

    Honda CB1100 finally comes to UK

    The air-cooled retro CB1100 will finally be reaching UK shores. The fuel-injected 1140cc DOHC inline four boasts 87bhp, tips the scales at 247kg, and the vertically challenged will appreciate the...

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  • Updated Triumph Street Triple revealed

    02 October 2012 by MCN

    Updated Triumph Street Triple revealed

    Triumph has updated its popular Street Triple range with a new chassis, underbelly exhaust, switchable ABS and substantial weight loss. The twin-spar aluminium frame has been designed and built with...

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  • New FJR1300 heads 2013 Yamahas

    02 October 2012 by MCN

    New FJR1300 heads 2013 Yamahas

    The biggest updates yet to the long-in-the-tooth FJR1300 tourer, including high tech electronic suspension, traction control, riding modes and more, is the highlight of Yamaha’s new range for...

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  • New BMW R1200GS revealed

    02 October 2012 by MCN

    New BMW R1200GS revealed

    The new BMW R1200GS will use a 125bhp water/air cooled motor and feature semi-active suspension. The biggest change comes in the engine, with the introduction for the first time of...

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  • Kawasaki reveal two Z800s

    02 October 2012 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki reveal two Z800s

    Kawasaki as expected has just unveiled its new Z800 at the Cologne Show but the surprise is there is not one Z800 but two. The Z800 itself is all new and boasts multi-adjustable suspension, an...

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  • New Metal at Cologne Show

    02 October 2012 by Andy Downes

    New Metal at Cologne Show

    Our MCN news team are in Cologne for the 2013 Intermot Cologne Bike Show, where 100s of members of the press are about to see new bikes being unveiled including the new BMW R1200GS, Triumph...

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  • Warlord

    28 September 2012 by Steve Lloyd

    Warlord

    I've just bought a Honda VFR1200 in Black 2012 model. Its got all the updated features and a full Luggage kit for £10,999 brand new on the road. I've been delighted with the bike it looks great,...

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  • Peugeot Onyx concept unveiled

    27 September 2012 by MCN

    Peugeot Onyx concept unveiled

    This is French car/scooter/cycle firm Peugeot's latest concept vehicle, the Onyx Supertrike, as unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Although at first glance it seems to be just another MP3-alike,...

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  • Honda tease next NC700

    26 September 2012 by MCN

    Honda tease next NC700

    Honda has revealed this outline image of a new concept bike at a presentation in Tokyo which will be shown in full at next week's Cologne bike show, and go on sale in early 2013. Honda boss Takanobu...

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  • 2013 Yamaha FJR1300 leaked

    25 September 2012 by Andy Downes

    2013 Yamaha FJR1300 leaked

    Yamaha's revised FJR1300 tourer was accidentally leaked for a brief period yesterday. The bike doesn't show any major changes but it can be seen to have new side fairings, a slightly revised subframe...

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  • Honda will make RC213V for the road

    21 September 2012 by Andy Downes

    Honda will make RC213V for the road

    Honda has officially confirmed it will be putting a road-going version of the RC213V into production for 2014 as it tries to give a massive boost of excitement to the Honda brand. Honda boss Takanobu...

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  • Honda’s 134mpg scooter

    20 September 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Honda’s 134mpg scooter

    Honda’s latest 125 scooter will do a claimed 133.9mpg - around 50% more than the most fuel efficient petrol cars. The new SH125i has 16-inch wheels and space under the seat for a full-face helmet.

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  • New KTM 1190 Adventure breaks cover

    19 September 2012 by Phil West

    New KTM 1190 Adventure breaks cover

    This official brochure pic of KTM’s all-new 1190 Adventure has leaked out of the factory ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the Cologne Show on October 2. Apparently, KTM themselves mistakenly posted...

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  • 2013 ‘Skyhook’ Ducati Multistradas unveiled

    18 September 2012 by Phil West

    2013 ‘Skyhook’ Ducati Multistradas unveiled

    Ducati’s updated 2013 Multistrada line-up has just broken cover – with the top-of-the-range models now featuring the firm’s innovative new semi-active suspension system, ‘Skyhook’, as predicted by MCN...

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