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New bikes (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

    24 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

    Rieju's Yamaha-powered RS3 125 LC has just been released to UK dealers, priced at £3299 OTR.   The Spanish-built machine carries the water-cooled Yamaha YZF-R125 engine, but uses carburettors...

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  • New Triumph Street Triple imminent

    24 March 2011 by Guy Procter

    New Triumph Street Triple imminent

    Triumph is days away from revealing a Speed Triple-style overhaul to its big-selling 675cc naked. The Street Triple will gain its bigger stablemate’s modernised headlights, as revealed in MCN this...

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  • BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

    24 March 2011 by MCN

    BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

    BMW has confirmed it will be showing two production-ready versions of the Concept C scooter at the Milan show in November. Details are scarse but it's thought they will share an all-new 800cc,...

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  • Honda Crossrunner price announced

    23 March 2011 by Phil West

    Honda Crossrunner price announced

    Honda has announced the price of its new Crossrunner will be £9075 on the road. The VFR800-powered, V4, ABS-equipped ‘cross over’ machine will be available in black/silver, white/silver or red/silver...

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  • Motus MST-01: from the saddle

    16 March 2011 by Guy Procter

    Motus MST-01: from the saddle

    The Motus MST-01, self-proclaimed saviour of the American bike business, had some surprises in store for MCN photographer Bob Clarke when he became one of the handful of people to take a first-person...

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  • I fell in love with the Triumph Tiger 800XC

    12 March 2011 by John

    I bought my first adventure bike today. A Triumph Tiger 800XC. I took my Ducati 999 (2006) for a regular service, took the Tiger for a test ride and fell in love. As my mind was set to buy a new bike I even took a Hayabusa for a test ride (perhaps to overcome my love for the 800XC). However I did not change my mind. Goodbye sportbikes and welcome to my first adventure bike and, last but no...

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  • Video: Motus MST-01 on the road

    11 March 2011 by MCN

    Video: Motus MST-01 on the road

    Motus recently unveiled the MST-01 for the first time, to critical acclaim. Former Ducati and Piaggio star Pierre Terblanche has hailed the 1650cc V4 a “wonderful achievement – a great concept, great...

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  • Horex VR6 starts road testing

    11 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    Horex VR6 starts road testing

    New German manufacturer Horex has begun track testing the new 1200cc supercharged VR6 ahead of sales later this year. This the first time the bike has been pictured outside of bike shows and with the...

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  • New Harley-Davidson Blackline ridden

    11 March 2011 by MCN

    New Harley-Davidson Blackline ridden

    Harley-Davidson’s new-for-2011 Blackline is on test in next week’s Motorcycle News (on sale Wednesday March 16) – and it’s proved something of a ‘Marmite’, love/hate it machine. The new machine is...

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  • Derbi launches new paintjobs on GPR125 and GPR50

    04 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    Derbi launches new paintjobs on GPR125 and GPR50

    Derbi is celebrating winning the 125GP racing title in 2010 with two new colourschemes for the GPR125 and GPR50 this year with a ‘racing red’ and ‘racing grey’. Spaniard Marc Marquez won the title for...

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  • Are you young? Would you buy a Kawasaki W800?

    03 March 2011 by John Westlake

    Are you young? Would you buy a Kawasaki W800?

    Kawasaki has revealed they expect their new W800 retro to attract younger buyers. Kawasaki's Martin Lambert told MCN that, surprisingly, their research showed the Triumph Bonneville-rival would be...

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  • Ducati lines up first Rossi-branded bike

    03 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    Ducati lines up first Rossi-branded bike

    Ducati has launched the first of what surely must be lots of Valentino Rossi branded bikes; starting the process with a pair of MotoGP-inspired Monsters. Ducati has said from the moment it signed...

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  • New Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 video

    03 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    New Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 video

    Aprilia has released the following video of the 2011 Dorsoduro 1200. The three-minute clip features plenty of shots of the 1197cc v-twin in action, overlayed with comparative clips of western saddle...

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  • Aprilia offers 0% finance deals

    02 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Aprilia offers 0% finance deals

    Aprilia is offering 0% finance packages on the Shiver 750, Dorsoduro and Dorsoduro Factory until the end of this month.   The offer requires a 25% deposit and runs over a 24 month period.

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  • New Aprilia Caponord 1200 spied

    28 February 2011 by Andy Downes

    New Aprilia Caponord 1200 spied

    Aprilia’s new 1200cc V-twin Caponord has been spotted testing on the road in Italy as the firm prepares to take on the road adventure market and its leading exponent, the Ducati Multistrada. Italian...

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  • Yamaha FZ8R breaks cover

    25 February 2011 by MCN

    Yamaha FZ8R breaks cover

    This picture proves that an uprated Yamaha FZ8R is due in 2012 - although it probably won't go on sale in Britain. It was taken by a photographer from motoblog.fr - apparently during an official visit...

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  • "MV Agusta F3 should double sales"

    25 February 2011 by Andy Downes

    "MV Agusta F3 should double sales"

    MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni's main priority is the new three-cylinder MV Agusta F3 675cc supersports bike, which he says is already ahead of schedule. The first bikes will go into full...

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  • Vyrus 986 M2: First Moto2 racer for the road

    25 February 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Vyrus 986 M2: First Moto2 racer for the road

    Exotic Italian manufacturer Vyrus is planning a road-going version of its new 986 M2 Factory Moto2 racer - yours for £21,000. The 124bhp, 155kg hand-built 986 M2 SL Replica will go into production by...

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  • World's first bike adaptive headlights

    25 February 2011 by MCN

    World's first bike adaptive headlights

    Imagine riding along a road at night where the headlight was actively trying to see round corners. Video: BMW K1600GT first ride Well, now you don't have to because for the first time ever on a...

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  • 2011’s sexiest road-going ‘Blade?

    24 February 2011 by MCN Newsdesk

    2011’s sexiest road-going ‘Blade?

    This 2011 CBR1000RR – daubed up in the new Castrol Honda World Superbike colours – could be the best looking Fireblade on the road. Created in a one-off partnership between Ten Kate racing and Honda...

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  • 2011 Honda CBR600F to cost just £7055!

    21 February 2011 by Phil West

    2011 Honda CBR600F to cost just £7055!

    In one of the most refreshing and exciting bits of new bike pricing news for ages, Honda UK has just revealed that its imminent CBR600F will cost a seemingly very reasonable £7055. That makes the new...

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  • Honda announces 2012 Goldwing upgrades

    21 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Honda announces 2012 Goldwing upgrades

    Honda has announced a series of upgrades for the 2012 GL1800 Goldwing, with updated GPS systems, storage space, bodywork and speaker sets topping the list. The GPS system will be accessible online,...

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  • New Buell 1190RS superbike – first look

    18 February 2011 by Michael Neeves

    New Buell 1190RS superbike – first look

    Erik Buell Racing has finally given us a complete look at the new 1190RS sportsbike which will be shown in public this weekend in America. The bike promises to be the first new road-legal machine...

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  • Husqvarna SMR511 coming to dealers this month

    17 February 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Husqvarna SMR511 coming to dealers this month

    Husqvarna's new road-going supermoto, the SMR511 will arrive in Husqvarna dealers this month. The SMR511 is powered by a 480cc single-cylinder engine and weighs 118kg. Up front the Husqvarna...

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  • New Buell roadster – first look

    17 February 2011 by Michael Neeves

    New Buell roadster – first look

    Erik Buell Racing has released another teaser picture of what we believe to be its new 1190RS sportsbike. It promises to be the first new road-legal machine produced by the legendary designer, Erik...

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