Bike News & Reviews

Details emerge on Yamaha’s new R3 for 2019

Posted: October 12, 2018 at 6:33 AM   /   New bike news

We were expecting a lull in new-bike-news between Intermot and EICMA but apparently we were wrong. Yamaha has just released details on its new R3, just a week after the YZF-R125 was updated. This update follows three themes: looks, performance and ergonomics. Looks Those of you familiar with Yamaha’s R1 will notice that the front-end […]

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Kawasaki announces new ZX6R 636 for 2019

Posted: October 11, 2018 at 2:16 PM   /   New bike news

After disappearing from showrooms a couple of years ago, Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX6R is back for 2019! We’d heard rumours and seen renders, spy shots and goodness knows what else, but now it’s confirmed: a load of details and photos dropped into Superbike’s inbox about 15 mins ago. Here’s the important stuff: KQS Quickshifter (up only) […]

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Ducati teases new model ahead of October 12 launch

Posted: October 9, 2018 at 9:52 PM   /   New bike news

Earlier today, Ducati tweeted this rather un-cryptic image as well as the words “A new bike is coming” Stay tuned. 12th October 2018. A new bike is coming… #Ducati pic.twitter.com/AFBOWgYwR0 — Ducati UK (@DucatiUK) October 9, 2018 So that’ll be a Multistrada V4 HyperEnduro Scrambler R, then 😉 More as we have it…

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Indian’s FTR1200 is flat-track inspired awesomeness

Posted: October 8, 2018 at 6:38 AM   /   New bike news

Ok, ok, we might be Superbike but we can’t not talk about Indian’s FTR1200. Chatter at Intermot was almost universally dominated by this bike so we’re saving the best of our Intermot coverage ’til last. Suzuki’s Katana? New Scrambler colours? Sure. A flat-track inspired upright naked with 120HP, more torque than a train, a chain […]

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Ducati Scrambler range gets updates and three new colour schemes

Posted: October 6, 2018 at 8:32 PM   /   New bike news

Just as we thought, at Intermot Ducati unveiled updates we saw added to the Icon to (pretty much) the rest of the Scrambler range. That means for 2019, the Cafe Racer, Desert Sled and Full Throttle models get Bosch cornering ABS, a hydraulic clutch, updated LED headlight, new switchgear, adjustable levers, bluetooth multimedia system and […]

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Triumph Street Twin and Street Scrambler updated for 2019

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 8:26 PM   /   New bike news

Triumph‘s uber-popular Street Twin range has sold by the bucket load (especially to new riders). So for 2019, the British marque has given the Street Twin and Street Scrambler a bit of a mid-cycle update to keep sales ticking along nicely. Both bikes in the 900cc range share an update to the engine – it’s […]

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KTM updates Super Duke GT for 2019 – at last!

Posted: October 3, 2018 at 7:05 AM   /   New bike news

After taking a back seat to various smaller capacity bikes, at long last the Austrian lunatics at KTM have updated the Super Duke GT. Amid a barrage of new bikes coming out of Intermot, the Super Duke GT finds itself sporting new electronics and more power for 2019. And that’s fine by us. Thanks to […]

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Yamaha updates MT series with new colour scheme for 2019

Posted: October 3, 2018 at 5:45 AM   /   New bike news

Yamaha’s uber successful MT series is getting a new colour scheme for 2019. Since its launch, the Japanese firm has shipped 175,000 of the MT-series bikes Europe alone which is absolutely crazy when you think about it. The MT-07 and MT-09 consistently find themselves atop sales charts in their respective categories, and it’s little wonder […]

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The Suzuki Katana is back for 2019!

Posted: October 2, 2018 at 11:39 AM   /   New bike news

The covers were pulled off this morning in Cologne. It’s official, the Suzuki Katana is back. On the face of it, Katana will have everything you need in a motorcycle, a K5 GSX-R 1000 derived motor that produces 150bhp and 108Nm of Torque. Fully adjustable suspension, ABS equipped Brembo brakes and traction control. Yes, pretty […]

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Aprilia Shiver 900 gets navigation and new colours for 2019

Posted: September 30, 2018 at 1:41 PM   /   New bike news

With an updated Shiver 900 for 2019, Aprilia are on a roll for 2019 ahead of Intermot. The 900cc Shiver appeared two years ago to replace the 750cc version (co-incidentally the first bike I ever rode post passing my big test a decade ago…) but the problem with the Shiver is that, frankly, there are […]

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