New bikes

  • MV Agusta teases new model

    06 October 2014 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta teases new model

    Italian firm MV Agusta is teasing what looks like a Dragster RR model which will be launched at the Milan motorcycle show in November. There’s not a lot to go on in the short video clip but what looks...

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  • New Yamaha R1 teased?

    01 October 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New Yamaha R1 teased?

    Yamaha have released a teaser video, which could show glimpses of the new R1. The video shows design sketches of the upcoming sportsbike with what appears to be a single-sided swingarm as well as...

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  • Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept

    30 September 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept

    There was one surprise from Yamaha today. Having written about the XJR1300 and MT-07 Moto Cage yesterday, we thought that we had seen everything that the Japanese manufacturer had to offer, but they...

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  • Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

    30 September 2014

    Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

    • 21.4bhp electric supermoto • Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16 • Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike...

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  • Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles

    30 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles

    Bonneville Spirit edition • T100 based retro • Chopped mudguards • Minimalist black headlamp • £7499 Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising...

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  • Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650

    30 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650

    • 649cc parallel twin • More peak power • 21 litre tank Also benefitting from a visit to the beauty parlour is the new Versys 650. Already rightly popular for being a great all-road...

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  • Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS

    • 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin • 125bhp / 92lbft • Return of the famous RS name BMW’s rush to fill every single niche in motorcycling continues at a frantic pace with this new...

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  • Cologne Show: New BMW R1200R

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: New BMW R1200R

    • 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin • 125bhp / 92lbft • Conventional fork The R1200R has never really been a big hit in the UK market; it lacks the cool of the R1200GS, the touring...

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  • Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed

    29 September 2014

    Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed

    • 796cc air-cooled V-twin • 75bhp / 50.2lbft • Four versions • Full LCD dash • Custom-friendly After years of rumours, spy pictures, and multiple leaks – Ducati finally...

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  • Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2

    • 998cc supercharged inline-four • 296bhp / 115lbft (est) • 200mph+ capability • Trellis frame • Single-sided swingarm It’s been a long time coming, but there’s no doubt...

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  • Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

    • 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 160bhp / 100ftlb (est) • Bigger fairing for more protection • Semi-active suspension • Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM...

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  • Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

    • 645cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 68bhp / 44lbft • Wire wheels • V-Strom 1000 style ‘Beak’ • Optional hard luggage The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the...

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  • Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

    • 999cc inline-four • 155bhp (est) / 80lbft (est) • GSX-R1000 K5 engine • All-new chassis • 3-mode traction control If disaffected sportsbike owners need somewhere to channel...

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  • Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

    29 September 2014 by MCN

    Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

    • 675cc inline-triple • 105bhp / 50lbft • Daytona 675 tail unit • Quickshifter as standard • Seat cowl, belly pan & fly screen The naked middleweight market has been...

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  • Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

    29 September 2014 by BMW

    Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

    • 999cc, inline four-cylinder, water-cooled • 199bhp / 83.3lbft • New twin spar aluminium frame • Semi-active suspension • Restyled bodywork BMW’s superbike rivals must be...

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  • 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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