New bikes

  • Honda SFA roadster concept

    17 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda SFA roadster concept

    Honda will be showing this SFA concept bike at the Osaka motorcycle show in Japan this weekend alongside the CRF250 Rally machine. This isn’t the first time the SFA has been seen; it was shown in...

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  • 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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  • 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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