New bikes (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • New sporty 125 for £2399

    14 September 2012 by MCN

    New sporty 125 for £2399

    Learners looking for sports bike styling on a budget can now get the 125RR from WK Bikes for £2399. Chinese-made it has adjustable shocks and USD forks with twin front discs. It's available in red or...

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  • Husqvarna Strada and Terra on sale next month

    14 September 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Husqvarna Strada and Terra on sale next month

    Husqvarna’s latest road bike is due to arrive in UK dealers early in October. The supermoto-style TR650 Strada uses the single-cylinder engine from BMW’s G650GS but tuned for 57bhp, up from 47. It...

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  • New Yamaha Race Blu paintjob

    14 September 2012 by Andy Downes

    New Yamaha Race Blu paintjob

    This new Race Blu paintjob seen here on the Yamaha YZF-R1 is the highlight of a series of colour changes for many of the 2013 Yamahas with no mechanical changes at all. Race Blu, which comprises blue...

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  • New Kawasaki ZX-6R officially unveiled

    13 September 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New Kawasaki ZX-6R officially unveiled

    As revealed by MCN last month, the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R will return to a displacement of 636cc, with strong low to mid range power for a more tractable engine. Kawasaki has officially unveiled the...

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  • New Kawasaki ZX-6R and Z800 leaked in video

    12 September 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New Kawasaki ZX-6R and Z800 leaked in video

    A video has been posted on Youtube showing the new Kawasaki ZX-6R and Z800 weeks after MCN exclusively revealed the new models. The video, shot in a warehouse, shows both bikes running and being...

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  • Optional extras

    07 September 2012 by Anonymous

    Perusing the pages of one of Britain's more respectable newspapers (if there is such a thing nowadays), I came across an interesting article on the subject of added extras on modern cars. Apparently the average car driver is fed up with the countless and often useless options available on their car, with nearly 90% saying they wished manufacturers would just go back to basics. Drivers' biggest...

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  • New Kawasaki Z800 revealed

    05 September 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New Kawasaki Z800 revealed

    The Kawasaki Z750 will be replaced by the all-new Z800, Kawasaki has revealed. The new bike will use an 806cc inline four cylinder engine and has been heavily restyled to bring it more inline with the...

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  • Triumph unveil new Explorer XC

    03 September 2012 by Phil West

    Triumph unveil new Explorer XC

    This is Triumph’s new XC version of its Explorer 1200 – the surprise unveiling and one of the highlights of the weekend’s Triumph Live at Mallory Park. Built as a more, rugged, off-road orientated...

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  • Ducati 1199 Panigale recall

    03 September 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Ducati 1199 Panigale recall

    Ducati UK has issued a recall for its 2012 1199 Panigale. The notice, which will affect 618 units, states three different problems with the machine. Ducati will be contacting the owners affected by...

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  • New Ossa Trialster for 2013

    17 August 2012 by MCN

    New Ossa Trialster for 2013

    This is Ossa's brand new, 2013 flagship trials machine, the TR280i. The new bike gets front suspension from Marzocchi and rear suspension from Ohlins as well as an improved clutch and improved...

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  • 0% finance on new MV Agustas

    17 August 2012 by MCN

    0% finance on new MV Agustas

    MV Agusta is offering 0% finance over a period of up to four years on the F4 1000 and Brutale ranges. The offer means the MV Agusta Brutale 920 - introduced last year - can be had for £109 a...

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  • 2013 Husaberg enduro range revealed

    15 August 2012 by Liam Marsden

    2013 Husaberg enduro range revealed

    Husaberg has announced the changes to their enduro range for 2013, which includes an entirely new model. The new model, which will be available from September, is the Husaberg FE 250 - the first...

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  • Video: Horex VR6 onboard

    15 August 2012 by MCN

    Video: Horex VR6 onboard

    Video shot by German magazine Motorrad has revealed the distinctive sound of the new Horex VR6 Roadster. The VR6 makes 161bhp and produces 100ftlb of torque, delivered at low rpm - 66ftlb of...

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  • Sheene inspired Suzuki Gladius launched

    10 August 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Sheene inspired Suzuki Gladius launched

    Suzuki has launched a limited edition Gladius with Barry Sheene inspired paint scheme. The 1970s RG500 inspired bike will be available for a limited time from authorised Suzuki dealers at a cost...

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  • New Kawasaki ZX-6R spied

    09 August 2012 by Andy Downes

    New Kawasaki ZX-6R spied

    This is the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R, spied while filming a Kawasaki promotional video, which reveals the firm has gone back to the big-bore 636cc designation of previous years. The spy shots have emerged...

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  • Vyrus Moto2 bike for sale

    09 August 2012 by MCN

    Vyrus Moto2 bike for sale

    Italian specialist motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus is selling one of its 986 M2 Moto2 bikes for £29,500. The bike is powered by a Honda CBR600RR engine  and has hub-centre steering along with...

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  • New Victory Boardwalk revealed

    02 August 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New Victory Boardwalk revealed

    Victory has revealed the new Victory Boardwalk, which replaces the Kingpin in their cruiser range. The Boardwalk uses Victory's usual 1740cc air-cooled V-twin engine and runs on 16-inch wire wheels...

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  • New Kawasaki Ninja 250R unveiled

    02 August 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New Kawasaki Ninja 250R unveiled

    The Kawasaki Ninja 250R gets a significant update for 2013, with a whole new look as well as modifications to the engine and optional ABS. The 249cc parallel twin engine gets new pistons and...

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  • Destination dealer: Win a Honda Fireblade

    01 August 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Win a Honda Fireblade

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION This year marks the 20th anniversary of the mighty Honda Fireblade, the bike that re-defined the sports bike market. Honda dealers throughout the land will be celebrating on...

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  • KTM 200 Duke now in UK dealers

    01 August 2012 by Liam Marsden

    KTM 200 Duke now in UK dealers

    The new KTM 200 Duke is now available in UK KTM dealers, priced at £3995. The 200 Duke is physically identical to the 125 Duke, which was launched last year, but with a 200cc engine producing 27bhp -...

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  • BMW launches e Scooter at London Olympics

    27 July 2012 by Andy Davidson

    BMW launches e Scooter at London Olympics

      BMW has unveiled the new C Evolution electric scooter as an alternative to the BMW C600 Sport and C650 GT. The new BMW promises 14bhp of continuous output and 46bhp peak output. The top speed...

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  • Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

    27 July 2012 by Andy Downes

    Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

    BMW has officially unveiled the new BMW S1000RR HP4 which has the world’s most advanced semi-active suspension system. The HP4 is an S1000RR with the BMW Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) along with a...

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  • First race prepared MV Agusta F3 unveiled

    20 July 2012 by MCN

    First race prepared MV Agusta F3 unveiled

    This MV Agusta F3 is the first race-prepared F3, built by British firm WPR Racing with development from the Italian factory. The bike is set to make its debut this year with Thundersport GB, before a...

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  • New Suzuki Inazuma 250 details confirmed

    12 July 2012 by Phil West

    New Suzuki Inazuma 250 details confirmed

    Suzuki’s new 250 commuter, the twin-cylinder Inazuma will go on sale from September priced a competitive £3499 OTR and capable of 85mpg, it has been confirmed. The all-new, liquid-cooled roadster,...

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  • Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra revealed

    12 July 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra revealed

    The Husqvarna TR650 Strada and TR650 Terra are two new models from Husqvarna which are expected in UK dealers around September/October. They're essentially the same bike, with the Strada the more...

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  • BMW makes ABS standard on all new models

    11 July 2012 by Liam Marsden

    BMW makes ABS standard on all new models

    All new BMW motorcycles will come with ABS as standard when the 2013 models go on sale. BMW has opted to fit all their models with ABS from 2013 due to the European Union's requirement that all...

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  • Poll: Tempted by a Chinese bike?

    11 July 2012 by Ped Baker

    Poll: Tempted by a Chinese bike?

    According to figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association, by the end of July new Chinese bikes will outsell new Japanese machines in the UK for the first time ever, mostly as mopeds or...

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