NMBG 2008


Welcome to
the 2008 New Model Buyers Guide – a complete index
of all the new road-going models (including dual-sports,
but not off-road) that will be available in Canada in 2008.
To see each manufacturer’s listings, click on their name. 

APRILIA Shiver Naked
750 V-Twin makes it to Canada in 2008.
and RXV are now street legal!
FV2 Shiver
with a 1200 V-Twin and KTM styling.
SMV750 Shiver
made into a Supermoto … but only as a prototype
(for now).
BMW F800GS The F800 gets the GS treatment.
F650GS The 650 looses the single motor and gets the 800 twin (but is still called a 650?).
R1200GS & ADV More power and gears for ’08.
HP2 Sport R1200S gets tricked out to join the HP2 club.
G450X New enduro.
BUELL 1125R A liquid-cooled Buell? Whatever next?
XB1200XT Ulysses gets lowered with bags
DUCATI 848 748 grows and gets 1098 styling.
Monster 696 695 gets modified and gains one point.
1098R The R means more power and less weight.
Desmosedici RR Moto GP bike for the street.
Cross Bones Harley go retro bobber.
Rockers Harley chopper.
Fat Bob Latest addition to the Dyna family.
V-Rod upgrades The Rods get more horses amongst other things.
HONDA CBR1000RR All new and the lightest of the bunch (claimed).
CB1000R The replacement for the 919.
CB1000F New sport touring four.
Varadero The big adventure tourer comes at last.
CRF230L New dual sport.
400 Prototypes A brace of sexy 400s.
HYOSUNG GT650X The GT650 gets fuel injection and more aggressive
RX450SM A new super moto with a new 450 motor.
Aquilia 650 LE There’s a new limited edition version
GT250/650 Get liquid-cooling.
KAWASAKI ZX10R Kawasaki’s flagship super-sports gets remade.
Ninja 250R A new one, not like the old one. Better.
KLX250S The old KLX250 didn’t last long. Here comes the S.
KTM 690 Duke The new 690 motor finds its way into
a Duke chassis.
690 SMC The 690 Enduro with SM (spoked) wheels.
690 SM (R) Another Super Moto but with an altogether different
set of clothes
690 Enduro The 690 motor finds its way into an Enduro chassis.
990 Super Duke R More power, suspension and a whole host of little tweaks
over the non-R.
990 SM 950 goes 990, but not for Canada (yet).
RC8 KTM’s supersport due in 2009 …
KYMCO Xciting 500 KYMCO make a maxi-scoot.
The 50 is joined by a 125 and 200 version.
Stelvio Guzzi make a GS1200.
1200 Sport Makes it to Canada in 2008.
V7 Classic Classic Guzzi with reliability?
Griso 8V Still not coming until the 4Vs have sold out …
PEUGEOT Vivacity III  The first scoot of many.
PGO PMX 50 Naked  A bit of an odd looking scoot.
Metro 50/125  Two modern scoots with some classic styling.
PIAGGIO MP3 Fuaco A 500 cc MP3 with new styling.
MP3 400 A 400 MP3 with the old styling.
X7 New scoot in 125 and 250 versions.
SUZUKI B-King At last the King arrives … naked.
Hayabusa The mighty Hayabusa gets more power.
C109R/RT M109 in drag.
GSX650F Bandit 650 replacement in full bodywork.
GSXR600/750 The smaller Gixxers get the 1000 makeover.
1250 Bandit CE CE stands for Canadian Edition (bags).
Concepts Just to tickle your fancy (and other parts).
SYM Mio 50  Honda Jazz clone.
RV 250  Tourable scoot.
TRIUMPH Street Triple 675 Naked Daytona but done well.
Rocket III Touring Rocket with baggage.
VESPA Vespa S Classically styled Vespa.
YAMAHA XV1900 Raider Yamaha make a chopper
R6 Gets makeover.
250 Dual Sports Three 250s no less.
YZFR125 Yamaha’s answer to the CBR125R.
XS-V1 Prototype Quite luscious.