New bikes (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Yamaha MT-09: Beyond the hype

    08 July 2013 by MCN

    Yamaha MT-09: Beyond the hype

    Completely new large capacity bikes are rare in these austere times, and for one to be formed around a brand new engine – which so firmly breaks with the maker’s recent tradition – is even more...

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  • BMW K1600GT Sport revealed

    05 July 2013 by Andy Downes

    BMW K1600GT Sport revealed

    BMW has unveiled a new version of the the six cylinder K1600 which the firm is calling the 'GT Sport'. The GT Sport has just been unveiled at the 'BMW Motorrad Days 2013' event in Garmisch. The GT...

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  • Honda CB500’s valve clearance shock

    05 July 2013 by MCN

    Honda CB500’s valve clearance shock

    Every Honda from the new CB500 range will need to have an expensive valve clearance check at just 600 miles to maintain the manufacturer warranty owners have been finding out as the first of the new...

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  • New Yamaha XV950s set for UK

    03 July 2013 by Phil West

    New Yamaha XV950s set for UK

    This new bobber-style Yamaha custom, the XV950, is coming to the UK this September priced from £7199 to £7499.   The new V-twin debuted earlier this year in the US where it’s called the ‘Star...

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  • Suzuki launches new V-Strom 1000 website

    02 July 2013 by Kirsten Ash

    Suzuki launches new V-Strom 1000 website

    Suzuki has launched a new website dedicated to the eagerly anticipated V-Strom 1000 adventure bike first revealed at the Cologne Show in late 2012, and expected to be shown in production-ready form...

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  • NCR's titanium-framed Ducati

    02 July 2013 by Michael Neeves

    NCR's titanium-framed Ducati

    NCR has been tuning Ducatis since the late 60s. During the 90s and early 2000s, you’ll probably remember the black NCR Ducatis competing in World Superbike, ridden by the likes of Borja, Bontempi,...

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  • BMW S1000RR gets mid-life refresh

    01 July 2013 by MCN

    BMW S1000RR gets mid-life refresh

    BMW is months away from launching a revised S1000RR which insiders say will get semi-active suspension from the HP4, a host of minor revisions along with an even more sophisticated ABS system which...

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  • Video: 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa first ride

    26 June 2013 by MCN

    Video: 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa first ride

    With ABS and Brembo brakes finally addressing a major issue with Suzuki's Hayabusa for 2013, MCN's Adam Child unleashed the 1300cc beast on Bruntingthorpe runway to see what it can do.

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  • Exclusive: Ducati 1198-engined Monster spied

    25 June 2013 by Andy Downes

    Exclusive: Ducati 1198-engined Monster spied

    Ducati is just months away from unleashing the most powerful Monster ever produced. Exclusive photographs of the new 2014 model clearly show it’s powered by Ducati’s 1198cc water-cooled V-twin motor,...

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  • Lotus to make 200bhp motorcycle

    21 June 2013 by Andy Downes

    Lotus to make 200bhp motorcycle

    Iconic British sportscar brand Lotus is gearing up to build a 200bhp motorcycle which will use Formula One technology and will be built by a car racing team Kodewa and designed by the man who designed...

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  • Electrickery

    21 June 2013 by Steve farrell

    Electrickery

    It looks like a moped but this electric scooter can legally be ridden by 14-year-olds with no licence, insurance or helmet, and carrying a pillion.  The £850 Dayun Electric Tandem Bike has a...

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  • Triumph refreshes Speed Triple 1050

    21 June 2013

    Triumph refreshes Speed Triple 1050

    Triumph has given the popular Speed Triple 1050 a light refresh with a new blue colour available along with some minor cosmetic changes including a clear rear light and accessories now fitted as...

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  • Yamaha MT-09 Launch Video

    12 June 2013 by MCN Staff

    Yamaha MT-09 Launch Video

    Yesterday, Yamaha announce their all-new 850cc street-focused triple, the MT-09. It’s an all-new naked middleweight designed specifically for the European market with a brand-new 850cc transverse...

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  • New Yamaha MT-09 850cc triple breaks cover

    11 June 2013 by Rich Newland

    New Yamaha MT-09 850cc triple breaks cover

    An all-new 850cc street-focused triple for just £6799? Meet the future of Yamaha… Yamaha have released details of one of their most important new bikes in decades, the MT-09. It’s an all-new naked...

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  • MV Agusta F3 800 details revealed

    04 June 2013 by Michael Neeves

    MV Agusta F3 800 details revealed

    MV Agusta has released details of its new £11,499 F3 800, which will hit dealers in July. Based on the current inline-three cylinder F3 675 supersports machine, MV says it tips the scales at the same...

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  • Yamaha’s ‘Dark Side’

    31 May 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Yamaha’s ‘Dark Side’

    Last year’s Cologne Motorcycle Show saw Yamaha make bold claims about what we could expect from them in the near future. The firm unveiled a slightly bizarre wire and engine ‘sculpture’ centred around...

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  • BMW Concept Ninety revealed

    24 May 2013 by Andy Downes

    BMW Concept Ninety revealed

    BMW has just taken the wraps off the Concept Ninety – a collaboration between the German firm and Californian custom builder Roland Sands as the company celebrates 40 years since the original R90S and...

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  • What's new on the Ducati Hyperstrada?

    21 May 2013 by Michael Neeves

    What's new on the Ducati Hyperstrada?

    The paint's barely dry on the new 821cc Hypermotard, but Ducati has already created a touring version. With its panniers, centrestand and tall screen, here's what makes the Hyperstrada different to...

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  • The face of Honda's MotoGP road bike?

    20 May 2013 by MCN

    The face of Honda's MotoGP road bike?

    Few bikes are as intriguing as Honda’s forthcoming MotoGP-derived ­superbike. Since its announcement last year, details of the machine have remained a mystery. But now a new patent filed by Honda...

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  • Pictures of supercharged Bimota emerge

    15 May 2013 by MCN

    Pictures of supercharged Bimota emerge

    These are the first pictures to emerge of Bimota's upcoming supercharged DB11 VLX, under development, taken by a factory insider. The completed machine is expected to go on sale early next year. The...

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  • BMW's anniversary special: The NineT

    10 May 2013 by MCN

    BMW's anniversary special: The NineT

    BMW’s soon-to-be-launched R1200-based café racer – designed to celebrate 90 years since the firm launched its first bike – will be called the NineT. It’s been months since BMW revealed its plans to...

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  • Yamaha X-Max 400 due next month

    17 April 2013 by Nathan Bellows

    Yamaha X-Max 400 due next month

    Yamaha has revealed details of its new X-Max 400 scoot, which will be going on sale in the UK at the end of May. Key features of the new model, which is based on the current X-Max 250, are a 400cc...

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  • New supermoto Honda CRF250 coming to UK

    12 April 2013 by Phil West

    New supermoto Honda CRF250 coming to UK

    Honda has confirmed that its new CRF250M, a supermoto-style bike based on the popular CRF250L trail machine, will go on sale in the UK later this year.   As with the L, the newcomer is powered by...

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  • MV Agusta Rivale spied testing

    10 April 2013 by MCN

    MV Agusta Rivale spied testing

    MV’s new 800cc inline three-cylinder Rivale has been spied testing on the roads around the Varese factory as the Italian firm gears up to launch the bike later this year. Two versions of the new 800cc...

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  • HMC Classic first ride

    08 April 2013 by Phil West

    HMC Classic first ride

    Now here’s a seemingly good idea: one so simple and obvious you wonder why no-one’s thought of it before. Your average Chinese learner 125 is, shall we say, a tad basic and budget, right? Invariably...

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  • If you won a Harley Davidson would you...

    04 April 2013 by Ped Baker

    If you won a Harley Davidson would you...

    Harley-Davidson is perhaps the most iconic brand in the biking world, but despite its popularity, you'll always find plenty of Harley haters. If you won a Harley, what would you do with it?

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  • New water-cooled BMW R1200RT spied testing

    22 March 2013 by Andy Downes

    New water-cooled BMW R1200RT spied testing

    A fleet of all-new water-cooled BMW R1200RTs have been spied carrying out road testing in the South of France ahead of the launch of the completely new bike in 2014. The R1200RT is the current...

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  • KTM shows electric scooter concept

    22 March 2013 by Andy Downes

    KTM shows electric scooter concept

    KTM has today unveiled a new electric scooter concept called the E-SPEED at the Tokyo motor show in Japan; a move that sees the Austrian firm preparing to move into a completely new market...

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  • Indian unveils new 1819cc V-twin engine

    11 March 2013 by Andy Downes

    Indian unveils new 1819cc V-twin engine

    Historic American motorcycle firm Indian has revealed the first completely new engine in 70 years as part of the rebirth of the name under the ownership of the huge Polaris Industries; the same firm...

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  • Two new Harleys…sort of

    08 March 2013 by Phil West

    Two new Harleys…sort of

    As predicted by MCN last month Harley has announced two further new models for2013 – the Breakout and a new Special Editon version of its enduring Street Bob.   The Breakout is a long and...

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