New bikes

  • MILAN SHOW: Aprilia RSV4 gets WSB special

    17 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: Aprilia RSV4 gets WSB special

    Aprilia’s constant evolution of the RSV4 is continuing with this updated version of their RF model, which gets minor modifications for 2016. Changes listed by Aprilia include new ‘Superpole’ graphics,...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi get the scrambler bug

    17 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi get the scrambler bug

    Moto Guzzi are as anxious as the other manufacturers to quickly grab a slice of the nostalgic new breed of sales of ‘scrambler’ style bikes, and this new V7 II Stornello is their take on the theme –...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi reveal new V9 range

    17 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi reveal new V9 range

    Moto Guzzi have revealed an all-new range of V9 850cc V-twins called the V9 Roamer and Bobber which feature new engines and are pitched at the mid-capacity cruiser market. The firm has been feverishly...

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  • MILAN SHOW: KTM's nutty Duke refined

    17 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: KTM's nutty Duke refined

    KTM have given their 690 Duke, and higher-specification 690 Duke R, their first major engineering makeover since the current models were launched back in 2012; the most significant changes centering...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki target supercharged future

    17 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki target supercharged future

    Kawasaki have revealed more images and details about their new direction for supercharged motorcycles with the Spirit Charger and Soul Charger concept images, and their new ‘Balanced Supercharged...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki ZX-10R gets WSB replica

    17 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki ZX-10R gets WSB replica

    Kawasaki revealed their all-new ZX-10R superbike four weeks ago, but unveiled a superb-looking Winter Edition, jointly developed with the Kawasaki Racing Team, at the Milan show. The new edition gets...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW update GS range for 2016

    17 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: BMW update GS range for 2016

    BMW's F700GS and F800GS get a minor refresh for 2016, with newly-designed fuel tank covers and a host of minor cosmetic changes aimed at giving the duo a mild refresh. Owners can specify one of five...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal new Scrambler

    17 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal new Scrambler

    This is the new BMW R nineT Scrambler which combines the air/oil cooled boxer twin used in the wildly successful R nineT with Scrambler styling and fewer high-end cycle parts to deliver a more...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki give VanVan a boost

    17 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki give VanVan a boost

    The VanVan 125 is a surprisingly good performer in the Suzuki range, and for 2016 it gets a visually identical bigger brother, boasting a 74cc capacity increase for its air/oil-cooled, fuel injected...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki strip SV650 naked

    17 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki strip SV650 naked

    The SV has been a mainstay of the mid-market since the end of the 1990s, and a recent resurgence in popularity of the half-faired SV650S has clearly given Suzuki the impetus to reintroduce the naked...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Yamaha MT-09 gets TC for 2016

    16 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Yamaha MT-09 gets TC for 2016

    The class-busting Yamaha MT-09 remains almost entirely unchanged for 2016 - but does get the additional safety measure of the three-level traction control system from its sibling MT-09 Tracer, as well...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Yamaha finally unveil MT-03 roadster

    16 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Yamaha finally unveil MT-03 roadster

    It’s long been rumoured to be on the way, and now it’s here – a naked version of the excellent A2-friendly YZF-R3. The latest family member in the Yamaha MT line-up (which has sold over 70,000 units...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's shock new naked R1

    16 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's shock new naked R1

    Yamaha proudly proclaim that the new MT-10 is the “most remarkable naked bike to be developed by Yamaha so far”, and there’s no doubting the naked R1’s aggressive impact goes far beyond any previous...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Wasp turns into new Yamaha XSR900

    16 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Wasp turns into new Yamaha XSR900

    Last week we showed you the Roland Sands Faster Wasp, a flattrack-inspired hooligan tool based on the MT-09 platform, and speculated that we’d see a slightly more tame production model emerge from its...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Ducati XDiavel cruiser revealed

    16 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: Ducati XDiavel cruiser revealed

    The covers have finally been ripped off Ducati’s all-new XDiavel, the firm’s first serious foray (in modern times) into the cruiser market. Ducati XDiavel highlights New 1262cc V-twin Peak torque...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Ducati 959 Panigale revealed

    16 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    MILAN SHOW: Ducati 959 Panigale revealed

    There was a time when a 955cc Ducati would have been pinnacle of performance from the Bologna factory, but the firm’s the new 959 Panigale is now regarded as ‘Supermid’ in Ducati’s own...

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  • New BMW G310R roadster revealed

    11 November 2015 by Andy Downes

    New BMW G310R roadster revealed

    BMW are pinning a huge amount on the success of this small-capacity roadster – their all-new G310R. The bike has been completely designed and engineered by BMW in Munich, Germany just like every...

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  • New Triumph Speed Triple S & R revealed

    10 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    New Triumph Speed Triple S & R revealed

    Triumph have finally pulled the covers off two all-new 2016 Speed Triples ahead of next week’s EICMA show in Milan, where we expect to see even more new models from the Hinckley firm, including the...

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  • Montesa 4RIDE revealed

    06 November 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Montesa 4RIDE revealed

    Montesa has revealed an all-new model called the 4RIDE, which bridges the gap between trials and enduro bikes, much like the KTM Freeride. The new model is powered by the same 259cc single cylinder...

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  • Smarter, sharper CBR500R revealed

    05 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    Smarter, sharper CBR500R revealed

    Honda used the Tokyo Motor Show to confirm and release exciting 2016 models, ahead of Europe’s biggest motorcycle show, EICMA, in two weeks’ time. Leading the long list of confirmed 2016 models were...

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  • Suzuki confirm turbo bike

    04 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    Suzuki confirm turbo bike

    Amongst Suzuki’s handful of concepts and 2016 models at the Tokyo Motor Show (no, there was no GSX-R1000 unveiled – give it another two weeks), was a turbocharged motor devoid of a motorcycle. The sum...

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  • Yamaha tease MT-09 flat-tracker

    02 November 2015 by MCN News

    Yamaha tease MT-09 flat-tracker

    Yamaha have released a new teaser film that introduces a Roland Sands built MT-09 flat-tracker, complete with yellow speed-block paintjob, tyre-shredding rolling burnouts, plenty of aggression, and...

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  • Ducati unveil lightweight e-Scrambler

    02 November 2015 by MCN News

    Ducati unveil lightweight e-Scrambler

    Okay, so it might be more mountain bike than motorbike, but this funky ‘Fat’ e-bike, built under licence by Italwin, is still a Ducati – of sorts.  The latest in a long line of Italwin Ducati...

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  • Husqvarna 701 Enduro revealed

    02 November 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Husqvarna 701 Enduro revealed

    The new Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, unveiled at the Milan Show last year, will be joined by an off-road variant, named the 701 Enduro. The Enduro will be powered by the same 690cc single-cylinder engine...

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