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Published: 10 September 2007

Updated: 19 November 2014

The next seven days are the most important in the motorcycle launch calendar – as well as riding two of the most important new motorcycles, Motor Cycle News will have the first pictures of a host of other exciting new motorcycles.
All of the new motorcycles will be uploaded to the moment we get our hands on the. We’ve listed everything happening online throughout the week, and the links where you’ll be able to find the new motorcycles quickly and easily. Don’t forget you’ll be able to see all the new motorcycles in next week’s MCN with a detailed analysis and expert opinion – get it from Wednesday September 1.

Ducati Desmosedici RR – the first ride
The Ducati Desmosedici RR been two and half years in the making, and MCN’s Michael Neeves will be the lucky man riding the finished motorcycles at the Misano circuit on Wednesday September 5, and he will be delivering the world first verdict on the Ducati Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica shortly after, with exclusive video to follow. Click here

2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa ridden
The 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa is another motorcycle the world has been waiting a long time for – it’s eight years since the first Hayabusa was launched!
MCN’s Adam Child will be swinging a leg over the new motorcycle on Monday 10 September. Suzuki claim the new GSX1300R Hayabusa is new from the ground up, and MCN will be the first in the world to see if the changes have improved it – or changed it for the worse. Click here

2008 Yamaha motorcycle range revealed
Yamaha will be revealing its full 2008 motorcycle range on Monday afternoon (September 10).
We’ll be uploading as much pictures and information for the motorcycles as possible when they’re made available. A revised Yamaha YZF-R6 is expected, and another motorcycle described by insiders as ‘niche’ is known to be part of the Monday release. Click here

2008 Kawasaki motorcycles revealed too
Kawasaki has also chosen Monday September 10 to release some of its new motorcycle range. A handful of new motorcycles are expected, with more releases to happen later on this year. The Kawsaki ZX-10R is already complete and being developed by a race team, and a Kawasaki source hinted that it will be one of the motorcycles unveiled on Monday. Click here

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