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GP bike reveals clues to new R1

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

YAMAHA’S new four-stroke GP bike has been spotted in tests in Australia. And that gives a tantalising glimpse of some of the technology that could feature on next year’s expected replacement for the R1.Little is known about the new machine – which will be launched in September this year – it is likely to share a family resemblance and technical ...

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Supermoto-style F650 due

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

BMW is ready to use its popular F650 single as a basis for an exciting new supermoto-style road bike.The new bike will combine high-rise suspension with sticky sports tyres on 17-inch rims.According to leading German bike magazine Motorrad, the bike is a replacement for the F650 Strada, which was not updated when the GS version of the bike was launched ...

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World first test on the Ducati 996R

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

AFTER his first ride on Ducati’s 996R, MCN’s Marc Potter believes it is the firm’s finest sports bike yet. Potter rode the bike at the Valencia circuit in Spain on Wednesday, March 7, and said: " Even though I’m having to learn the track, you can feel straightaway, it’s a Ducati only faster. " Troy Bayliss and Ben Bostrom seemed ...

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Watch video of the 996R in action

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

Join MCN’s Marc Potter on board the 996R in Valencia, Spain today.

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GSX-R shows V-twins the way at the Speedbowl

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

LITRE-SIZED twins may be the bikes to beat in World Superbikes at present, but it’s a four-cylinder bike which is leading practice for the prestigious Daytona 200 race in America so far.Reigning U.S. superbike champion Mat Mladin is leading the field by a clear 0.38s on his Suzuki GSX-R750 after final practice before tomorrow’s qualifying session.He’s well ahead of the ...

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Bultaco ready to return to the road

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

THE Bultaco badge hasn’t been seen on a road bike since the 1980s – but that’s will change if this prototype makes it into production.Power for the retro-styled machine comes from a single-cylinder engine which was bought in from Italian off-road firm VOR.The 399cc motor features a gear-driven sohc design operating four valves through a system of rockers. This saves ...

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CapoNord looks ready for anything

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

THE CapoNord is going to be a genuine rival for bikes like BMW’s R1150GS and Honda’s Varadero.It even coped with a little bit of off-road riding in Sardinia. " I tried it on a bit of green laning Italian style…gravel and dust. I even went up a few hills and round the odd bush, " said MCN’s Bill Spurdens.He was ...

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MZ reveals how its muscle bike will look

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

THIS is how MZ wants its planned 1000cc muscle bike to look. The image shown here is an official factory sketch.It is due to go into production next year and cost under £7800.The 1000N will use a detuned version of the fuel-injected parallel twin engine MZ is already planning to use in its proposed sports-tourer, the 1000S. It will also ...

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In memory of Joey Dunlop

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

Scenes from Duke Video’s moving tribute to the greatest road racer ever, the late, great Joey Dunlop

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Catch up on the TT

Anonymous, 04 March 2001 00:00

The 2000 TT was one of the best ever. Didn’t go? Have a look at some of these memories and then make up your mind

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