New bikes (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Kawasaki unveils new scoot

    09 October 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Kawasaki unveils new scoot

    Kawasaki has finally decided to jump on the scooter bandwagon with the J300; the Japanese firm’s first ever scooter offered to the European market.  The J300 has been styled by a Kawasaki design...

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  • New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

    07 October 2013 by Andy Downes

    New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

    BMW has finally released the full technical details of the 2014 R1200GS Adventure; the tougher and more off-road targeted bike the firm hopes will continue the big sales of the current model. The new...

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  • KTM 1290 Super Duke R breaks free

    02 October 2013 by MCN News

    KTM 1290 Super Duke R breaks free

    KTM’s much-anticipated 2014 Super Duke R has been spied many times by MCN during its development, and now KTM have released the first official pictures and technical specifications of the all-new...

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  • Now there’s a retro Jawa!

    01 October 2013 by Phil West

    Now there’s a retro Jawa!

    Latest to jump on the retro-styling bandwagon – although possibly with more integrity than some – is Jawa. The Czech, former Soviet bloc, manufacturer still produces utilitarian, budget,...

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  • Yamaha YZF-R3 concept

    25 September 2013 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Yamaha YZF-R3 concept

    Here's my concept for a new Yamahs sports bike with the three-cylinder engine from the new MT-09.

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  • KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

    24 September 2013 by Andy Downes

    KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

    KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the...

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  • Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

    23 September 2013 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

    New V-Strom 1000 gets 100bhp, traction control, ABS and three colourschemes as it enters the adventure bike market priced around £10,000 Suzuki is continuing to stretch out pre-launch information...

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  • First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    23 September 2013 by MCN Staff

    First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    Kawasaki’s updated Z1000SX is currently being put through it’s paces in Austria by MCN’s Phil West and here are his first impressions. ‘The SX has been a massive hit for Kawasaki in the UK being by...

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  • Yamaha unveils new FJR 1300 AE

    13 September 2013 by James Hagon

    Yamaha unveils new FJR 1300 AE

    Yamaha is expanding its FJR tourer range with this FJR 1300 AE. A step up from the base FJR-A, the AE comes with electronically-adjustable suspension but does without the clutchless gear-shift of the...

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  • BMW unveils production spec electric scooter

    11 September 2013 by Andy Downes

    BMW unveils production spec electric scooter

    BMW has shown off the final production version of the company’s first electric two-wheeler and it appears to be exactly the same as the concept bike MCN tested last year. The BMW C evolution scooter...

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  • New Ducati 899 revealed

    10 September 2013 by Richard Newland

    New Ducati 899 revealed

    A new breed of sports bikes has been evolving, defined by non-conformity to more established capacities. Where once we had superbike and supersport categories, the trend is now towards a burgeoning...

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  • Kawasaki Z1000SX updated for 2014

    06 September 2013 by Phil West

    Kawasaki Z1000SX updated for 2014

    Kawasaki’s popular sports-tourer, the Z1000SX, is to receive a host of significant updates for 2014, the Japanese firm has announced. Not only does it get a new, bespoke, colour-coded optional pannier...

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  • New KTM Freeride 250R unveiled

    30 August 2013 by Phil West

    New KTM Freeride 250R unveiled

    KTM has unveiled this all-new 250 two-stroke addition to its ‘Freeride’ fun bike family – aimed at those looking to explore off-roading for the first time or simply have a ‘fun bike’. Intended to...

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  • Enfield’s café racer coming

    27 August 2013 by Phil West

    Enfield’s café racer coming

    Royal Enfield’s most modern and powerful bike ever, the long-anticipated new Café Racer/Continental GT WILL be officially unveiled next month and go on sale later this year, MCN can now confirm. We’ve...

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  • Ducati Scrambler well underway

    26 August 2013 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Scrambler well underway

    Ducati’s old Scrambler 250 was built from 1962 through to 1968 in various 250, 350 and even 450cc single-cylinder guises and managed to create a cool, accessible bike that was completely of the time.

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  • Panigale 899 spied testing

    20 August 2013 by Andy Downes

    Panigale 899 spied testing

    A test and development version of the new Ducati Panigale 899 has been spotted parked on an Italian street just weeks ahead of the official launch of the bike. The bike is a smaller capacity version...

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  • New Kawasaki Z1000SX spied

    20 August 2013 by Andy Downes

    New Kawasaki Z1000SX spied

    This is the updated 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX which was scooped while filming a video in Norway ahead of the official launch of the bike at the end of September. We have no official information on the...

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  • Horex unveils new VR6 Classic model

    14 August 2013 by Andy Downes

    Horex unveils new VR6 Classic model

    German firm Horex has shown a new Classic model based on the VR6 roadster with the same 1218cc six-cylinder motor but a host of cosmetic changes that have come about as a result of customer...

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  • Indian Motorcycles reveal three new bikes

    04 August 2013 by Andy Downes

    Indian Motorcycles reveal three new bikes

    Indian Motorcycles has launched three new variants of the all-new Indian Chief in America today and in a few hours MCN will be testing each version. The Indian Classic, Chieftain and Vintage all share...

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  • Limited edition Yoshi GSX-R750 announced

    26 July 2013 by Hannah Rundle

    Limited edition Yoshi GSX-R750 announced

    Suzuki has announced an exclusive run of this special black GSX-R750 kitted out with Yoshimura and genuine Suzuki accessories. Limited to 25 machines, the edition features a Yoshimura the R11...

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  • New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 designer interviewed

    22 July 2013 by Hannah Rundle

    New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 designer interviewed

    The designer of the new V-Strom 1000, Tomoya Murakami, is the subject of this new video from Suzuki. In it he discusses the new bike’s design, from concept and inspiration, fit and finish of the...

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  • Honda's naked VF800 designs

    22 July 2013 by MCN

    Honda's naked VF800 designs

    New patents show that Honda is developing a new low-cost, high-spec naked bike around its venerable – but legendary – VFR800 V4 engine. The bike’s overall design is hinted at in an innocuous-sounding...

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  • DTM replica BM scoots launched in Germany

    19 July 2013 by Hannah Rundle

    DTM replica BM scoots launched in Germany

    BMW’s standard C600 sports scooter not racy enough for you? Then how about these two new limited edition versions inspired by the German Touring Car (DTM) race series? The matte black ‘Spengler...

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  • 2014 Aprilia Tuono has big changes

    19 July 2013 by MCN

    2014 Aprilia Tuono has big changes

    Aprilia has given the Aprilia Tuono V4R a comprehensive makeover just two years after the bike was launched, with more power, even more advanced electronics, new brakes and a larger fuel tank. The...

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  • Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war

    10 July 2013 by MCN

    Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war

    Do not adjust your eyes…these two bikes are new Triumph cruisers, not Harley-Davidsons; one of which will be launched shortly as a rival to the Harley-Davidson Road King, the other has been disguised...

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  • New MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Corsa revealed

    09 July 2013 by Andy Downes

    New MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Corsa revealed

    MV Agusta has released information and a single image of the most expensive Brutale currently on sale with the new Corsa 1090 model which will cost a wallet-destroying £18,000. The Corsa model is...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 1000 website update

    09 July 2013 by Kirsten Ash

    Suzuki V-Strom 1000 website update

    Suzuki has updated a recently launched website dedicated to the 2014 V-Strom 1000 to include a video with the project leader. It’s the first in a promised series of many and shows an interview with...

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