New bikes (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Suzuki confirms new GSX-S1000 prices

    16 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki confirms new GSX-S1000 prices

    Suzuki has officially confirmed prices for the new GSX-S1000 in the UK with the base model costing £8999 and the fully-faired model with ABS costing £9999. The prices for the new GSX-S1000 have been...

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  • Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

    03 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

    Suzuki has officially confirmed the price and availability of the Bandito 1250 which has returned to the 2015 line-up for the first time since 2012. The mildly updated Bandit 1250 has been given a new...

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  • Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

    26 February 2015 by MCN

    Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

    Revived Brough Superior will have its first all-new bike in 75 years on its way to customers by the end of the year. Are they doing the right thing by putting a modern twist on an old label? Are they...

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  • New R1 launch today!

    23 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    New R1 launch today!

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of Yamaha’s eagerly-awaited R1 launch at the Eastern Creek circuit in Sydney, Australia today. It’s the first new R1 for six years and will cost...

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  • First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

    22 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

    Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Australia for the launch of the new XJR1300 Racer. Here are his initial impressions: Yamaha has taken the out-going XJR1300 ‘musclebike’, left the basics alone,...

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  • New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

    21 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

    Updated Speed Triple gets a host of makeovers but its still 18 months away from a showroom Pictures by S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Triumph’s best-selling Speed Triple range is set for a hefty makeover as...

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  • Video: Birth of a Multistrada

    20 February 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Birth of a Multistrada

    If you've ever wondered how a bike is transformed from lumps of metal, plastic and rubber into something far more rideable, this latest short video from Ducati will give you a window inside the Borgo...

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  • First ride: Aprilia Caponord Rally

    20 February 2015 by Andy Davidson

    First ride: Aprilia Caponord Rally

    Aprilia’s Caponord Rally is currently being put through its paces in Sardinia by MCN’s Andy Davidson. Here are his first impressions: “Rewind back to 2013 when Aprilia originally launched the 1200cc...

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  • Which model defines the modern superbike?

    20 February 2015 by MCN

    Which model defines the modern superbike?

    This week sees the world launch of the all-new YZF-R1 – a model that has helped define the very essence of the litre-class sportsbike for the last 17 years. But which model defines the modern...

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  • Colour changes complete Honda 2015 line-up

    16 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Colour changes complete Honda 2015 line-up

    Honda has announced a raft of colour changes to complete the line-up of 2015 models with five models updated. The CBR500R gets a new Millennium Red paintscheme for 2015, the MSX125 is now available in...

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  • Triumph Explorer special editions

    16 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Explorer special editions

    Triumph has announced a limited run of special edition versions of the Tiger Explorer XC model with just 50 examples of each being made available. The two models have been designed to celebrate the...

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  • Indian launches Chief Dark Horse in London

    16 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Indian launches Chief Dark Horse in London

    Indian motorcycles have continued the firm’s relaunch with the unveiling of the Chief Dark Horse at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show at the weekend. The unveiling was the first time the bike...

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  • Triumph Tiger 800 in dealers now

    31 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Tiger 800 in dealers now

    Triumph’s all-new Tiger 800 range which now consists of four models has arrived in UK dealers. The Tiger 800 range has been given a significant makeover for 2015 and MCN’s launch report declared it...

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  • Suzuki Recursion rumours denied

    28 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki Recursion rumours denied

    Rumours that Suzuki’s turbocharged concept bike, dubbed ‘Recursion’, will imminently go into production have been quashed by the firm. Global chatter suggesting that the turbo had been given the green...

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  • New BMW 300cc roadster spied

    28 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    New BMW 300cc roadster spied

    BMW are surging ahead with plans to enter the small bike market – with what’s believed to be a 300cc roadster spotted testing in Germany last week. Developed in association with Indian automotive...

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  • World Exclusive: Norton Dominator revealed

    28 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    World Exclusive: Norton Dominator revealed

    This is the world’s first sight of the fully road-legal version of the new Norton Dominator SS, which will be officially launched this weekend. There are two versions of the Dominator. Both are...

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  • Ducati 1299 Panigale: First Ride

    24 January 2015 by Adam Child

    Ducati 1299 Panigale: First Ride

    Ducati’s 205bhp 1299 Panigale is being launched today in sunny Portugal at the demanding Portimao circuit. MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is there, this is what he had to say about the new...

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  • BMW S1000XR and F800R prices released

    22 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    BMW S1000XR and F800R prices released

    BMW has announced UK prices for the new S1000XR adventure-sports bike and the new F800R roadster. The new S1000XR takes the 160bhp engine from the S1000R naked bike but slots it into an upright,...

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  • Secrets of the new Africa Twin

    21 January 2015 by Andy Downes & Ben Purvis

    Secrets of the new Africa Twin

    Still a year away from production, we unearth Honda’s technical plans for the new Africa Twin. Honda’s all-new Africa Twin adventure bike will be shown in finished form in under a year and will be on...

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  • Peugeot Django scooter gets power boost

    19 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    Peugeot Django scooter gets power boost

    Peugeot has added the option of a larger 150cc engine variant to the retro-modern Django scooter range which will run alongside the existing 125cc version. The new 150cc engine produces 10% more power...

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  • KTM extends finance offers

    08 January 2015 by Andy Downes

    KTM extends finance offers

    KTM has launched a series of new finance offers on 2015 models which include £99 deposit and 0% interest deals on bikes from the Duke 125 up to the 1190 Adventure models. The Austrian firm has a wide...

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