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New bikes (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Suzuki reveals TT GSX-R

    14 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Suzuki reveals TT GSX-R

    Suzuki has officially revealed the first of three limited-edition GSX-Rs it will sell this year to celebrate the centenary of the Isle of Man TT. The first bike – the GSX-R1000TT – will be joined by a...

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  • Honda's Spencer tribute

    13 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Honda's Spencer tribute

    Honda today revealed a tribute to former world champion Freddie Spencer in the form of a new limited-edition CB750. The bike, which will only be sold in Japan, features paintwork derived from...

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  • Street triple launch date leaked

    12 March 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Street triple launch date leaked

    Word has leaked from the Triumph factory that the new Street Triple 675 is to be launched at this year's Tridays event on June 29 - July 1. The three day event in Neukirchen, Germany will be the...

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  • Ecosse Heretic on sale in UK

    09 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Ecosse Heretic on sale in UK

    Got about £30K to part with? Then how about getting your hands of one of only 100 Ecosse Heretics ever made. Brand spanking new in 2005, the Heretic would set you back over £45,000, but that was only...

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  • KTM's 690SM launch

    08 March 2007 by Adam Child

    KTM's 690SM launch

    KTM is launching its brand new 690 Supermoto in Spain and Road Tester Adam Child is on hand to give his first impressions: The 690SM is an entirely new bike from the Austrian manufacturer, which was...

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  • Megamoto to compete

    08 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Megamoto to compete

    Three BMW Megamotos will participate in this years Belgain Moto Tour from May 16 – 19. This will be the first competitive appearance for the radical new BMW on a World Championship stage. Brothers,...

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  • Tesi 3D goes testing

    08 March 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Tesi 3D goes testing

    Bimota has released these snapshots of the new Tesi 3D undergoing final stages of development. The 3D is the latest evolution of Bimota’s hub-steer bikes dating back to the 1980s. The Tesi is famed...

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  • KTM reveals X-Bow sports car

    07 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    KTM reveals X-Bow sports car

    KTM officially launched its X-Bow sportscar in Geneva yesterday - announcing plans to make 500 of the £27,000 machines each year. Initially, 100 of the cars will be made in Italy by race car...

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  • World’s fastest production bike revealed

    07 March 2007 by Ben Purvis

    World’s fastest production bike revealed

    MV Agusta today revealed the new F4R 312 – which it claims is the fastest production bike in the world. Replacing the previous F4R, the new 312 version is named after its 312km/h top speed – which is...

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  • Triumph’s naked 675 confirmed

    06 March 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Triumph’s naked 675 confirmed

    After 18 months of denying its existence, MCN can exclusively reveal that the naked version of the Daytona 675 is finally finished. Dealers are now taking orders on the bike – and we’ve got an MCN...

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  • Hypermotard impresses

    06 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Hypermotard impresses

    Ducati MotoGP test rider Vito Guareschi has been putting the Hypermotard through its final stages of development at the Mores circuit in Sardinia before the official global release in May. Guareschi...

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  • BMW's 450 Enduro - First look

    06 March 2007 by Tom Rayner

    BMW's 450 Enduro - First look

    Here's the world’s first pictures of BMW’s prototype 450cc enduro bike. The next-generation beemer was spotted undergoing final tests as part of the Uelsen Enduro race in Germany at the weekend. The...

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  • Three-wheeled MP3 at music awards

    05 March 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Three-wheeled MP3 at music awards

    Piaggio’S three-wheeled scooter, the MP3, was guest of honour backstage at the music industry's BRIT awards. The scooter was signed by all of the winning artists and performers, including Lily Allen,...

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  • Super-charged Maxi Scoot

    05 March 2007 by Tom Rayner

    Super-charged Maxi Scoot

    Peugeot has fitted a super charger to its executive maxi scooter the Satelis 125 Compressor. Previously Peugeot’s super charger had only been fitted to the sporty Jet Force scooter but now scooter...

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  • New colours for Brutale

    05 March 2007 by Tom Rayner

    New colours for Brutale

    The MV Agusta Brutale gets two bold, new paint schemes for 2007. The naked machine is now available in a dramatic orange or in Yamaha-esque white, black and red. The price remains at £10,500 on the...

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  • New Ducati Scrambler

    02 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    New Ducati Scrambler

    If there’s ever a bike to drag you away from a sports bike this could be it.  It started life as a humble Ducati Multistrada 1000 but it’s been pared down to the bone, is super lightweight,...

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  • The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    26 February 2007 by Tom Rayner

    The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    Here are the first exclusive images of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Guzzi’s answer to the BMW R1200GS. Revealed at a Berlin dealer conference these camera phone images were leaked to the world’s media. The...

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  • New Buell XB12STT

    22 February 2007 by MCN

    New Buell XB12STT

    Buell’s new supermoto / streetfighter cross is due to arrive in UK dealers next month.  Only white bikes will be available – a selection of graphics will be available from dealers to customise...

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  • Triumph Tiger launch

    21 February 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Triumph Tiger launch

    Bikers will get the chance to try out the new Tiger 1050 this weekend as Triumph launch their new tourer at dealerships around the country. The new model was shown off to the press before Christmas...

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  • Morini MM3 to production

    21 February 2007 by MCN

    Morini MM3 to production

    Moto Morini has given it’s BMW R1200GS-rivalling adventure bike the green light to go into production in 2008.  The MM3 was shown at last year’s Milan Show, and positive reaction from the public...

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  • New 2007 Kymco models

    19 February 2007 by MCN

    New 2007 Kymco models

    Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco has given an early glimpse at three new models expected to be launched in the UK in Spring 2007.  Most exciting is the learner-legal KR Sport 125 – a cheaper...

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  • Hypermotard in progress

    16 February 2007 by MCN

    Hypermotard in progress

    Check out this inside footage at the Ducati factory of the totally new Hypermotard making its way through the production line. The footage,  provided by the Research and Development department at...

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  • Video: Pegaso Factory

    15 February 2007 by MCN

    Video: Pegaso Factory

    Senior road tester Michael Neeves has been to Italy to check out the new Aprilia Pegaso. See the first ride on this new 2007 bike in the video below. Last week MCN tested the BMW K1200R Sport – a...

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  • Video: B King on track

    15 February 2007 by Andy Downes

    Video: B King on track

    Video footage of the Suzuki B-King testing at Phillip Island revealed in MCN today has been uploaded onto www.youtube.com Check out the video below to see the new bike in action. The footage was...

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  • New 1098 colours

    13 February 2007 by MCN

    New 1098 colours

    Here are the new colour schemes for the Ducati 1098 – yellow and ‘midnight black’. The new colour options, predicted months ago by MCN, have come about after an online survey on the blog of the Ducati...

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  • B-King on track

    13 February 2007 by MCN

    B-King on track

    Suzuki's B-King production bike has broken cover at Phillip Island in Australia during the firm’s GSX-R1000 launch. The bike made a surprise appearance in the hands of Suzuki test riders in front of...

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  • GSX-R1000 K7 launch

    13 February 2007 by Michael Neeves

    GSX-R1000 K7 launch

    G’day from Australia. We’ve just finished riding the brand new K7 GSX-R1000 at its World launch at Phillip Island, and first impressions are that Suzuki has once again created a winner. It shouldn’t...

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  • Does the MP3 handle?

    06 February 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Does the MP3 handle?

    MCN took Piaggio’s brand-new MP3 three-wheeled scooter to ExCel to find out what you thought of the wacky scoot, and the most common question we were asked is ‘how does it handle?’ To answer your...

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  • Can-Am Spyder

    05 February 2007 by MCN

    Can-Am Spyder

    Canadian firm Bombardier Recreational Products – best known for its Skidoo snowmobiles and Can-Am quads – has finally revealed its three-wheeled superbike, the Can-Am Spyder. Powered by a 106bhp...

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  • The crate escape

    03 February 2007 by Marc Abbott

    The crate escape

    MCN's production editor Marc Abbott has taken delivery of a Lifan GY200 enduro bike.  Join him as the wrapping comes off the crate.  £500 for a road legal bike delivered to your door...

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  • Buell gets dirty

    31 January 2007 by Tony Carter

    Buell gets dirty

    We’ve just heard a cracking rumour that Buell is going to make a motocross bike, which would be available to buy in dealer's shops in three years time!  Details are scarce at the moment, but we...

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  • Harley's XL1200N

    30 January 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Harley's XL1200N

    Harley-Davidson has revealed its new XL1200N Nightster – a stripped-back Sportster aimed at traditional custom fans. Based on the latest 2007 Sportster, the Nightster combines the big 1200cc...

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  • Final edition Hayabusa

    25 January 2007 by MCN

    Final edition Hayabusa

    Suzuki is set to reveal a limited-edition version of its eight-year-old Hayabusa later this year to mark the end of production of the legendary bike. While the Busa name is likely to continue with an...

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  • Video: 07 CBR600 V R6

    24 January 2007 by MCN

    Video: 07 CBR600 V R6

    Watch road tester Adam Child tests out the new CBR600RR against the Yamaha R6. In our comprehensive 600 group test last February not only did Yamaha’s new R6 grab the honours, Suzuki’s GSX-R was...

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  • Video: FZ6 Fazer

    24 January 2007 by Adam Child / Howard Boylan

    Video: FZ6 Fazer

    The original Fazer was a simple, but brilliantly successful idea.  A detuned, carburated Thundercat engine held in a basic frame with budget suspension may not exactly ‘give wood’, but it was...

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  • Suzuki Bandit questions

    23 January 2007 by Phil West

    Suzuki Bandit questions

    What do you really want to know about Suzuki's all-new GSF1250 Bandit?  One of Britain's best selling and most popular budget bikes of the last decade has just had it's biggest revamp ever,...

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