New bikes (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Triumph’s 250 naked spied again

    10 December 2013 by MCN

    Triumph’s 250 naked spied again

    Triumph’s fantastic-looking 250cc baby Street Triple has been spied testing in Spain for a second time, this time clearly loaded with electronics measuring front and rear suspension movement. The 250...

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  • New Hesketh 24 revealed

    29 November 2013 by Andy Downes

    New Hesketh 24 revealed

    This is the first new model from British firm Hesketh Motorcycles, which will be available in a limited run of 24 examples when it goes on sale in February 2014. The brand was recently bought by Paul...

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  • UK version of Ducati 1199 Panigale Senna

    28 November 2013 by Andy Downes

    UK version of Ducati 1199 Panigale Senna

    Ducati recently revealed plans for a limited run of 1199 Panigale Senna recreations of the original 916 but there is a catch; they are only available in Brazil. Now Ducati Aylesbury has come up with...

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  • Kawasaki unveil supercharged engine

    20 November 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki unveil supercharged engine

    Kawasaki has unveiled a supercharged engine at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan. No details about the engine have been released, although Kawasaki insiders have suggested the capacity could be close...

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  • Yamaha Tokyo concepts

    20 November 2013 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha Tokyo concepts

    Yamaha has unveiled five concept machines at the Tokyo motorcycle show in Japan; one a café racer version of the XV950, two electric bikes and an electric scooter. None of the four bikes being shown...

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  • CB1100 gets mid-life tweaks

    20 November 2013 by Andy Downes

    CB1100 gets mid-life tweaks

    The Honda CB1100 – now designated the CB1100EX – may only have been introduced into Europe for 2013 but it was first unveiled in Japan in 2009, and has now been given a mid-life refresh with spoked...

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  • Honda reveals new F6C

    20 November 2013 by Andy Downes

    Honda reveals new F6C

    Way back in 2007 Honda showed the EVO6 Concept and it looked amazing; six years later the Honda F6C is the production version of that bike and was unveiled today (Wednesday) at the Tokyo show in...

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  • Yamaha trio revealed In Milan

    05 November 2013 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha trio revealed In Milan

    MT-07 Yamaha has unveiled three new additions to the range at the EICMA show in Milan. Headlining the trio of new models is a smaller capacity MT model, the MT-07. Bearing a vary close resemblance to...

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  • BMW S1000R and R1200RT unveiled

    05 November 2013 by Phil West

    BMW S1000R and R1200RT unveiled

    BMW’s long-anticipated new S1000RR-based super naked has just been unveiled at the Milan Show and these are the first official pictures. It features a retuned, 160bhp version of the S1000RR’s 999cc...

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  • Aggressive new Z1000 unveiled in Milan

    05 November 2013 by Phil West

    Aggressive new Z1000 unveiled in Milan

    Kawasaki has just unveiled this significantly new Z1000 super naked at the Milan Show. Although not completely new – the basic engine and chassis are unchanged, for example – Kawasaki’s super naked...

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  • Triumph's 2014 newcomers revealed

    05 November 2013 by Phil West

    Triumph's 2014 newcomers revealed

    Triumph is revamping its cruiser line-up for 2014 with two new ‘baggers’, a new Thunderbird variant called the Commander and updates to both the entry-level, Bonneville-based America and...

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  • Video: 2014 Honda Preview

    05 November 2013 by MCN

    Video: 2014 Honda Preview

    MCN managed to get a sneak peak at the 2014 range of Honda motorcycles before they were unveiled to the world at the Milan Show. The range includes a new VFR800 and Fireblade SP.  See these bikes...

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  • Yamaha’s MT-09 ‘supermotard’

    04 November 2013 by Phil West

    Yamaha’s MT-09 ‘supermotard’

    This is Yamaha’s new ‘supermotard’ style version of its MT-09 triple, as just unveiled at the Milan Show. Essentially it’s an MT-09 with a range of different body panels, including: headlight cover,...

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  • Fireblade SP heads Honda’s 2014 newcomers

    04 November 2013 by Richard Newland

    Fireblade SP heads Honda’s 2014 newcomers

    This new, ‘SP’ high-spec version of the Fireblade is one of the stars of Honda’s 2014 line-up, MCN can now reveal. The track-focused machine features Öhlins suspension, Brembo mono block front brake...

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  • Ducati reveals all-new Monster 1200

    04 November 2013 by Richard Newland

    Ducati reveals all-new Monster 1200

    This all-new version of the Monster, powered by the superbike-derived 1198 Testastretta 11° DS engine, has just been unveiled by Ducati at the Milan Show. Developing 145bhp and tipping the scales at...

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  • MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled

    04 November 2013 by MCN

    MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled

    MV Agusta has lifted the covers off it's latest model, the Turismo Veloce 800. The new bike will use the same 798cc three-cylinder engine as the Brutale 800 and recently launched Rivale 800. The bike...

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  • KTM RC390 breaks cover

    01 November 2013 by Richard Newland

    KTM RC390 breaks cover

    News of the 2014 KTM RC390 first leaked two years ago, along with details of the recently-released 1290 Super Duke, when an excitable dealer snapped an image of the full KTM range plans during a...

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  • Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

    31 October 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

    Suzuk has released pictures of two concept motorcycles it will display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The first concept, the Suzuki Recursion features a 588cc parallel-twin engine as well as a...

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  • Honda unveil CB1300S Super Bol D'or

    23 October 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Honda unveil CB1300S Super Bol D'or

    Honda has released images of the new CB1300S Super Bol D'or, an update to the current CB1300S which is available in the UK. The CB1300S Super Bol D'or gets new wheels, LED headlight, new bodywork and...

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  • Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

    22 October 2013 by MCN

    Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

    Ducati has finally released full details of the 1199 Superleggera limited edition superbike. Magnesium and titanium abound, and the combined weight loss results in a bike weighing just 155kg dry –...

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  • Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

    21 October 2013 by MCN

    Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

    Honda’s 2014 CTX1300 cruiser has been spotted by a spy snapper while on a shoot for its promotional video. The new bike, which looks like the offspring of an F6B and a DN-01, very clearly sports an...

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  • Honda announce CBR300R

    17 October 2013 by Phil West

    Honda announce CBR300R

    Honda has announced the imminent arrival of a new CBR300R, a bigger version of its current CBR250R.   The news came at the Chinese International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing, where...

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  • EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

    17 October 2013 by Phil West

    EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

    Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the new firm founded by American maverick Erik Buell in the wake of the closure of Buell by owners Harley-Davidson in 2009, has, as expected, just unveiled its first all-new...

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  • BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

    16 October 2013 by MCN

    BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

    At a special celebration event currently underway at the BMW Museum in Munich, BMW Motorrad has just unveiled the new R nineT classic roadster on stage.   Created to mark and celebrate nine...

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  • Ultimate Ducati Panigale is invite only

    10 October 2013 by Andy Downes

    Ultimate Ducati Panigale is invite only

    Ducati has sent out invites to a select list of customers who qualify for the chance to buy the ultimate version of the 1199 Panigale superbike; a 220bhp, 180kg Superleggera version which is...

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  • Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R features

    09 October 2013 by Richard Newland

    Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R features

    The new issue of MCN is out today, with seven pages of exclusive insider interviews at KTM and Kiska Design, in Austria, exposing the whole story behind the development of this incredible new...

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