New bikes (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

    Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will...

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  • Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

    26 September 2014 by Andy Downes

    Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

    Moto Guzzi has given the popular V7 range a thorough going over and has included the fitment of ABS and traction control along with a host of improvements. The 48bhp V7 range comprises the same three...

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  • Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

    12 September 2014 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

    Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle...

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  • New Street Triple RX spied

    12 September 2014 by Andy Downes

    New Street Triple RX spied

    This is the new Triumph Street Triple RX, if the decal on the side panel is to be believed. Spied last week undergoing a test at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, the model is clearly an interim update or...

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  • Honda reveals new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner

    10 September 2014 by Andy Downes

    Honda reveals new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner

    Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets a fairly hefty series of revisions including more power and mid-range torque, new styling, longer travel suspension...

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  • Matchless is back

    08 September 2014 by Richard Newland

    Matchless is back

    Iconic British firm reignited with new Model X Reloaded. Matchless is a name which has long been missing from the roll call of active motorcycle manufacturers, but recent patent applications and...

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  • New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

    05 September 2014 by Andy Downes

    New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

    This is the heavily-revised 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 which has been given a comprehensive makeover – which is just as well as the current bike has always been ranked as fairly hideous and has masked...

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  • Supercharged Ninja imminent

    01 September 2014 by Richard Newland

    Supercharged Ninja imminent

    Kawasaki has confirmed that it will build a ‘Ninja H2’ around the supercharged engine concept first shown to the world at the end of 2013. Creating a motorcycle which Kawasaki claim will be “Built...

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  • Lotus C-01 spied testing

    18 August 2014 by MCN

    Lotus C-01 spied testing

    This is the world’s first glimpse of a working version of the all-new 200bhp Lotus C-01 superbike, spied testing on the roads near the German headquarters of the firm behind the bike. The image is the...

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  • New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan

    14 August 2014 by MCN

    New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan

    The horrified response to the Japanese specification Ducati 1199 when it was unveiled in 2012 has prompted this revised exhaust system, spotted by a spy photographer at the Ducati test track last...

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  • New GSX-S1000 spied

    13 August 2014 by Andy Downes

    New GSX-S1000 spied

    This is a full-production version of the new naked 1000cc bike Suzuki is calling the GSX-S1000 and hopes to be able to take on the performance naked class rivals in 2015. MCN revealed the plans for...

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  • New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

    11 August 2014 by Andy Downes

    New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

    This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the...

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  • Indian launch new Indian Scout

    04 August 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Indian launch new Indian Scout

    Indian Motorcycles launched the 2015 version of their iconic Scout at the Sturgis motorcycle rally yesterday. It's the first, all-new Scout for over 70 years. The 1133cc, V-Twin weighs in...

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  • Harley-Davidson reveals new Road Glide

    01 August 2014 by Andy Downes

    Harley-Davidson reveals new Road Glide

    Three weeks after MCN scooped spy shots of the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide shooting a new brochure then official images have been released by the firm. The new Road Glide is the latest model to...

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  • New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

    01 August 2014 by MCN

    New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

    If Yamaha’s YZF-R1 is getting on a bit, having not had a major facelift since 2009, its supersport R6 brother is now positively ancient. Its last notable tweak was revealed in 2007 when the ’08-spec...

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  • New Yamaha R1 on the way

    31 July 2014 by MCN

    New Yamaha R1 on the way

    Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike...

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  • Indian Roadmaster revealed

    28 July 2014 by MCN

    Indian Roadmaster revealed

    This weekend will see Indian – America’s first motorcycle company – unveil the latest addition to their growing Chief range, a full-spec tourer named Roadmaster. Intended as the new benchmark in...

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  • 2015 Victory Magnum revealed

    28 July 2014 by MCN

    2015 Victory Magnum revealed

    This is the latest in a long line of boldly styled Victory motorcycles to emerge from the factory in recent years. The most gaudy and garish designs to sit in the range have previously been released...

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  • Who says electric bikes are only for geeks?

    15 July 2014 by Andy Downes

    Who says electric bikes are only for geeks?

    Hot on the heels of Harley’s surprisingly-cool LiveWire, new start-up electric bike company Lito has gone into production with this stunning-looking bike called the Sora, with claims of a 119mph top...

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  • Indian Chief 2015 colour changes

    14 July 2014 by Andy Downes

    Indian Chief 2015 colour changes

    Indian has shown off the first of the new 2015 models with a raft of colour changes including red, blue and green with cream contrasts for the Chief and Chieftain range of three bikes. Two tone colour...

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  • Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way

    10 July 2014 by Andy Downes

    Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way

    Suzuki’s new bike resurgence is set to accelerate in style in just three months’ time, as the firm unveils a naked version of its GSX-R1000 superbike. According to MCN sources in Japan, the new bike...

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  • Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied

    05 July 2014 by Andy Downes

    Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied

    This is a new BMW K1600 bagger spied testing at a top-secret test track last week and signals a new direction for the straight-six engine first seen in the K1600GT and GTL, launched in 2011. While...

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  • New Suzuki DR200S for US

    02 July 2014 by MCN

    New Suzuki DR200S for US

    Suzuki has recently unveiled their 2015 off-road range, which includes the DR200S you see here. The DR200S uses a 199cc air-cooled engine which should provide enough punch for town riding without...

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  • Harley-Davidson Livewire: First Test

    24 June 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Harley-Davidson Livewire: First Test

    When the news broke last week that Harley-Davidson - that American bastion of tradition, big cubes, petrol and iron - had a ready-to-ride all-electric naked roaster waiting in the wings, we were as...

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  • 500cc two-stroke for £60,000

    23 June 2014 by MCN

    500cc two-stroke for £60,000

    If you hanker after 500cc two-strokes and have £60,000 burning a hole in your wallet then the Ronax 500 might be your ideal track bike. The Ronax, built in Germany, is powered by a two-stroke V4,...

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  • Video: Harley-Davidson Livewire in New York

    23 June 2014 by MCN

    Video: Harley-Davidson Livewire in New York

    Harley-Davidson has just released this video showing a group of Livewires - their new electric bike - being ridden through the streets of New York. Harley claims the bike makes the equivalent of 74bhp...

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  • Harley goes electric with Livewire

    19 June 2014 by Andy Downes

    Harley goes electric with Livewire

    Harley-Davidson has now officially released information and images on the all-new Livewire which is the firm’s first foray into the world of electric power and also makes it the first mainstream...

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  • Return of the Urban Tiger Fireblade

    17 June 2014 by MCN

    Return of the Urban Tiger Fireblade

    Honda Racing rocked up to Snetterton at the weekend with Julien Da Costa riding an Urban Tiger liveried Fireblade, enough to get any red-blooded Fireblade fan reminiscing about the second-generation...

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  • Special edition Suzuki GSR750

    17 June 2014 by Andy Downes

    Special edition Suzuki GSR750

    Suzuki has announced a new ‘factory’ special GSR750 and it will be available immediately. The bike features a new blue and white colour scheme and gets a Yoshimura R11 silencer along with a standard...

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  • New Hesketh 24 unveiled

    13 June 2014 by Richard Newland

    New Hesketh 24 unveiled

    These are the first images of the all-new Hesketh 24, unveiled this morning at the firm’s headquarters. It is the first new Hesketh to be produced under the ownership of Paul Sleeman, who bought the...

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