New bikes (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Triumph Street Tracker spied

    17 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Street Tracker spied

    Triumph's new Bonneville-based Street Tracker, which is due to go on sale in 2016, has been spied testing on the roads of Spain. These new spy shots also confirm for the first time that there will be...

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  • Honda teases new Africa Twin

    12 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Honda teases new Africa Twin

    Honda are continuing the build-up to the launch of the all-new Africa Twin next year with the second in a series of videos exploring the history of the famous name. Despite the firm heavily falling...

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  • Norton Dominator is back

    11 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Norton Dominator is back

    The legendary Norton Dominator name is set to return as Norton announce they are already taking orders for a new, road-legal version of their Domiracer. These images direct from the Norton design...

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  • Honda’s supercharged NC750

    06 December 2014 by Ben Purvis

    Honda’s supercharged NC750

    It’s easy to see Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 as little more than a toy for the wealthy, but the supercharged technology it sports could be a taste of the future for far more mundane machines. Looking...

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  • BMW R1200R prices revealed

    05 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    BMW R1200R prices revealed

    BMW have announced prices for the all-new water-cooled R1200R roadster and revealed there will be three versions available in the UK. The new R1200R has the new liquid-cooled 1170cc boxer twin first...

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  • BMW achieve record sales

    05 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    BMW achieve record sales

    BMW have already surpassed the record sales the German company achieved in 2013 and there is still another month of sales to add to the tally of 116,463 sold in the first 11 months of 2014; an...

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  • Yamaha YZF-R1 Tech-fest

    04 December 2014 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha YZF-R1 Tech-fest

    Get your anorak on, settle down with a notepad and a mug of Horlicks, and immerse yourself in this spotter's delight of technical babble about Yamaha's all-new YZF-R1. When your brain can take no...

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  • Yamaha YZF-R3 price revealed

    02 December 2014 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha YZF-R3 price revealed

    Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 debuted in the UK last week, and now the firm has revealed that it will be priced at £4799 in the UK, making it more expensive than Honda’s CBR300R, but cheaper than the KTM RC390...

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  • Yamaha MT-09 Tracer price announced

    02 December 2014 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha MT-09 Tracer price announced

    Yamaha have announced pricing for the MT-09 Tracer – the first faired MT –which offers a more practical do-it-all variant, with traction control, ABS and rider modes, along with luggage-carrying...

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  • Ducati Scrambler Production Begins

    01 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Scrambler Production Begins

    Ducati have today started the first full production run of the all-new Scrambler model at the Bologna factory in Italy. The bike has entered production just six months after the new model was...

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  • Yamaha announce 2015 YZF-R1 prices

    01 December 2014 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha announce 2015 YZF-R1 prices

    Yamaha have just released the prices of their all-new YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M, with the stock YZF-R1 setting you back £14,999, while the higher spec M version will cost £18,499. The stock bike is available...

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  • MINI target two wheelers

    30 November 2014 by Richard Newland

    MINI target two wheelers

    BMW-owned MINI have unveiled a two-wheeled electric scooter concept. The Citysurfer Concept combines the riding properties of a kick scooter with electric drive. The compact scoot is also foldable, so...

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  • Our Bikes: BMW K1

    29 November 2014 by Andy Downes

    Our Bikes: BMW K1

    MCN's Andy Downes and his BMW K1 “I sense my wife is warming to it” His partner isn’t happy, his friends think he’s mad – but 25 years after falling for BMW’s futuristic  sports-tourer, a massive...

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  • BMW small bikes ‘will arrive in 2015’

    28 November 2014 by MCN

    BMW small bikes ‘will arrive in 2015’

    BMW’s head of the motorcycles, Stephan Schaller, has confirmed to MCN that the rumoured range of sub-500cc bikes, built in conjunction with Indian firm TVS, is set to be unveiled in 2015. MCN has...

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  • Spied: KTM Dukes get overhaul

    27 November 2014 by Richard Newland

    Spied: KTM Dukes get overhaul

    Spy shots have emerged that suggest KTM’s excellent naked Duke range is under further development, presumably to refresh the 2016 model range. The 125, 200 and 390 Dukes have been tricking into the...

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  • Spied: New KTM 1290 sports tourer

    26 November 2014 by MCN

    Spied: New KTM 1290 sports tourer

    KTM are riding an accelerating tide of new model development, popularity and innovation. At the same time the Austrian firm are pursuing their long-followed model for platform engineering around...

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  • World Exclusive: New CB125F revealed

    19 November 2014 by Richard Newland

    World Exclusive: New CB125F revealed

    In the modern world a 125 has to be a multi-faceted machine, capable of being the most economical way of getting from A to B, as well as being durable, easy to live with and economical. But it also...

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  • Road-going Honda RCV unveiled

    12 November 2014 by Andy Downes

    Road-going Honda RCV unveiled

    After years of speculation, the near-mythical RCV213V road bike is finally here… well, almost. Two years after Honda officially confirmed they would be building a road-going replica of the RCV213V...

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  • Honda’s True Adventure concept

    12 November 2014 by Andy Downes

    Honda’s True Adventure concept

    When is the new Africa Twin not the new Africa Twin? When it’s called the True Adventure and is presented as a prototype by Honda. Honda was at great pains to present the True Adventure, presented at...

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  • MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

    04 November 2014

    MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

    MV Agusta have releases another new touring model in Milan today, named the Stradale 800. The steel trellis frame is mated to a fully adjustable inverted Marzocchi fork, and a single-sided swingarm. ...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

    04 November 2014

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

    The 2015 Kawasaki 1400GTR benefits from a host of ergonomic tweaks for 2015, making this great tourer just that little bit better. A new sculpted seat offering better ground reach, and is matched by...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

    04 November 2014

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

    Kawasaki have taken the wraps off two new 250cc bikes at the Milan show this morning, one is an addition to the Z family, while the other is a faired Ninja sportsbike. SUPERLIGHT NINJA 250SL...

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  • MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

    04 November 2014 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

    Kawasaki’s Ninja H2R has been the talking point of the decade ever since the firm unveiled their new 300bhp supercharged flagship at the Cologne show four week’s ago. Always mentioned in the same...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

    04 November 2014 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

    Squarely aimed at new riders and, Kawasaki say, female riders, the new-for-2015 Vulcan S ABS is a refreshing offering for the cruiser segment of the market. Using the firm’s well-proven 649cc...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

    04 November 2014 by MCN

    MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

    Triumph have given the big-selling Tiger 800 range a huge boost for 2015 with four new models aimed at increasing the appeal of the bike to on- and off-road riders, with all of the bikes getting an...

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  • MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

    04 November 2014 by MCN

    MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

    BMW have given the new F800R more power, a completely new look, different gearing, new brakes, suspension, revised riding position and the option of traction control and electronic suspension in an...

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