New bikes (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • Honda Fireblade outsells BMW R1200GS in March

    10 April 2012 by Andy Downes

    Honda Fireblade outsells BMW R1200GS in March

    Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade was the best selling motorcycle in March as dealers shifted 272 from showroom floors. 2012 Honda Fireblades for sale. Running it a close second was the BMW R1200GS, which...

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  • Honda Crosstourer SE unveiled

    06 April 2012 by MCN

    Honda Crosstourer SE unveiled

    The Honda Crosstourer is to be joined by a higher spec SE model, when the new adventure bike hits dealers April 14-15. The Crosstourer SE comes with an aluminium look 32 litre top box, which can be...

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  • Which bike should I choose?

    05 April 2012 by RICHARD545

    I've been given a budget of approximately £7500 by my employer to buy a replacement for my 2004 Hornet 600. I need to commute 50 miles into London from Essex every day and initially thought of either a new 600 Hornet, its big brother the CB1000R, or a Street Triple. Then a friend suggested, as it's not my money and I haven't got to pay for servicing, a KTM RC8. Which one do I choose?

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  • Moto Morini Rebello 1200 revealed

    02 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Moto Morini Rebello 1200 revealed

    Moto Morini has revealed the all-new Rebello 1200, less than a year after the firm was rescued from bankruptcy. The Rebello 1200 was slowly revealed piece by piece over a month, and now the final...

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  • Moto Guzzi reveals endurance racer kit

    23 March 2012 by Andy Downes

    Moto Guzzi reveals endurance racer kit

    Moto Guzzi has developed a bolt-on factory kit to transform any clip-on equipped V7 into a replica 1970s endurance racer. The kit has been inspired by the 1969 Moto Guzzi V7 Record prototype, an...

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  • New 165bhp Motus V4 revealed

    23 March 2012 by Andy Downes

    New 165bhp Motus V4 revealed

    New American manufacturer Motus has taken the wraps off the final two versions of the Motus MST-01 V4 sport tourers which go on sale in America later this year. The MST-01 has a 1650cc...

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  • Limited edition KTM 690 Duke Track launched

    23 March 2012 by Andy Downes

    Limited edition KTM 690 Duke Track launched

    KTM has launched a limited edition track-only version of the new 690 Duke, based on the bikes competing in the 2012 KTM-sponsored European Junior Cup (EJC). Just 200 examples of the bike are to have...

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  • Ducati 798 Desmosport R concept

    22 March 2012 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati 798 Desmosport R concept

    Here's my concept for a new, 'basic' sportsbikes from Ducati. No advaned materials and engineering processes. 100bhp, 164kg, all for less than 9000 Euros. Are you sure you need a Panigale to have...

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  • First pictures of Ducati 1199 Panigale naked

    22 March 2012 by Liam Marsden

    First pictures of Ducati 1199 Panigale naked

    These are the first official images of the new Ducati 1199 Panigale without bodywork. The images show off the cast aluminium airbox frame and highlight just how compact the 1198cc machine is. The...

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  • Moto Morini is back with the Rebello

    15 March 2012 by MCN

    Moto Morini is back with the Rebello

    Historic marque Moto Morini will debut a new model dubbed 'Rebello' just under a year after the firm was rescued from bankruptcy by two Italian entrepeneurs. No details are being released about the...

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  • New Moto Guzzi California breaks cover

    15 March 2012

    New Moto Guzzi California breaks cover

    Moto Guzzi’s eagerly-awaited, all-new 1400 California has just been unveiled in Florida, USA. The bike, a heavyweight cruiser which will be the latest in a long line of ‘Calis’ since the original’s...

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  • Yamaha TZ6 Classic Racer concept

    12 March 2012 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Yamaha TZ6 Classic Racer concept

    For the 50th anniversary of its participation in the World Grand Prix, Yamaha could present the TZ6. A concept bike in tribute to the legendary 250 and TZ 350, which gave the factory of Iwata...

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  • Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

    09 March 2012 by MCN

    Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

    This is the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS, the bike which will be raced in the British Superbike championship in 2012. The Ducati 1199RS will be used by two BSB teams in 2012, Moto Rapido Racing and Jentin...

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  • New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spied

    02 March 2012 by Andy Downes

    New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spied

    Triumph’s never-ending onslaught of new bikes shows no sign of slowing after a keen-eyed MCN reader scooped the new 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 parked while out testing. The spy shot shows a new...

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  • BMW G650GS Sertao comes to dealers March 3

    02 March 2012 by Liam Marsden

    BMW G650GS Sertao comes to dealers March 3

    The new-for-2012 BMW G650GS Sertao will be unveiled at BMW dealers across the UK on March 3, with demo bikes available for test rides. The Seratao - named after a region in Brazil - is a special...

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  • Honda CRF250L confirmed for UK

    29 February 2012 by Andy Downes

    Honda CRF250L confirmed for UK

    Honda has officially confirmed the new CRF250L dual-purpose trail bike will be going on sale in the UK as revealed by MCN last month. The CRF250L was revealed for the first time at the Tokyo Motor...

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  • New Horex VR6 weeks away from production

    24 February 2012 by MCN

    New Horex VR6 weeks away from production

    Reborn German manufacturer Horex is about to enter the first production stages of the all-new VR6 Roadster which has a series of innovations including a clever and compact 1218cc six-cylinder...

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  • Moto Guzzi California 1400 leaked

    17 February 2012 by MCN

    Moto Guzzi California 1400 leaked

    Pictures leaked for a behind-closed-doors dealer convention give the best view yet of Moto Guzzi's all-new 1400cc California cruiser. A year ago Moto Guzzi revealed a single, poorly-lit picture of a...

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  • Bimota TB-CR concept

    15 February 2012 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bimota TB-CR concept

    Here is my concept for a Bimota cafe racer powered by the Triumph Bonneville engine. A perfect Anglo-Italian wedding.

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  • New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed

    06 February 2012 by Ben Purvis

    New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed

    This is the long-anticipated Aprilia Caponord, designed to rival machines such as Ducati's Multistrada 1200 as a road-oriented dual-sport-tourer. The bike was snapped at Piaggio Group’s annual dealer...

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  • Bimota XXX concept

    06 February 2012 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Bimota XXX concept

    Here's my "XXX" concept, the iconoclast of the "sport spirit" Bimota. Could this be the beginning of a new era?

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  • New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

    03 February 2012 by Andy Downes

    New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

    KTM's all-new 1290cc V-twin Super Duke has been spotted strapped onto a trailer in Tenerife as the prototype machine undergoes endurance testing before its launch later this year. It is clear from the...

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  • Husqvarna Baja concept set for production

    02 February 2012 by MCN

    Husqvarna Baja concept set for production

    Husqvarna has shown this Baja concept bike which is almost certainly tipped for production within the next year - much like the similar Moab concept bike shown last November. The Baja uses the 650cc...

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  • New KTM Adventure spied on test

    26 January 2012 by MCN

    New KTM Adventure spied on test

    This is the all-new KTM Adventure with a 1290cc V-twin engine which is expected to produce around 130bhp - 25bhp more than its arch-rival, the BMW R1200GS. The bike was spotted while undergoing road...

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