New bikes (Jan - Dec 2001)

  • Ghezzi gives us Guzzi in another guise

    23 September 2001

    Ghezzi gives us Guzzi in another guise

    Ghezzi & Brian’s latest Guzzi-based creation has been put on show in Italy.The Furia combines the proven Guzzi V11 Sport engine with Ghezzi’s own Supertwin 1100 frame – a steel box-section design...

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  • Kawasaki launches ZZ-R1200

    23 September 2001

    Kawasaki launches ZZ-R1200

    Kawasaki has given its new ZZ-R1200 an official unveiling in Paris, giving us the chance to bring you more details and pictures of the new super-tourer.The 1164cc engine is expected to make around...

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  • Italian importer restyles Voxan Roadster

    23 September 2001

    Italian importer restyles Voxan Roadster

    Voxan’s Italian importer has decided to give customers something different with the Ciclope special.The bike combines the stock chassis and 100bhp V-twin engine of the French-made Roadster with...

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  • TM ready to roll with new Supermotard

    23 September 2001

    TM ready to roll with new Supermotard

    Italian manufacturer TM has revealed a new 400cc four-stroke supermoto with a cast single-sided swingarm and a rim-mounted front brake disc.The TM400 Supermotard’s swingarm is similar to that on...

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  • First test of Kawasaki’s VN1500 Meanstreak

    23 September 2001

    First test of Kawasaki’s VN1500 Meanstreak

    Kawasaki’s MeanStreak isn’t just an excuse for another exercise in chrome. It’s a performance cruiser and a real blast.On an arrow-straight motorway in the Netherlands with my chin on the tank and the...

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  • Suzuki’s 2002 GSX-Rs

    23 September 2001

    Suzuki’s 2002 GSX-Rs

    Here are our first pictures of Suzuki’s 2002 GSX-R1000, 750 and 600.The only change to the GSX-R1000 is to its graphics. There are tweaks to the red/black/silver and blue/white schemes.The GSX-R750...

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  • MV Agusta updates line-up for 2002

    23 September 2001

    MV Agusta updates line-up for 2002

    MV Agusta has announced changes to its 2002 line-up amid strong suggestions that Italian scooter giant Piaggio is about to increase its 20 per cent holding in the firm to 100 per cent.And that’s...

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  • Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

    16 September 2001

    Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

    Moto Guzzi has unveiled three special models to celebrate its 80th birthday.First, there’s the Le Mans Tenni which is based on the latest, half-faired Le Mans and named after legendary Guzzi racer of...

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  • KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

    16 September 2001

    KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

    KTM unveiled how its 2003 950 Adventure will look, at the Milan Show on Tuesday.The bike shown here is actually the competition bike, called the 950 Rally, and the firm has decided the Adventure will...

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  • Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

    16 September 2001

    Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

    Some strong opinions are being expressed on our bulletin boards in the wake of Aprilia unveiling its Blue Marlin.The RSV Mille 1000cc V-twin-powered prototype is targeting the Ducati Monster. The firm...

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  • Falco gets new look and new name

    16 September 2001

    Falco gets new look and new name

    For the first time the Aprilia Falco has been given a sporty two-tone paint red and black job. The frame has been painted black and the upside-down Showa forks are now gold. The bike has even been...

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  • 2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

    16 September 2001

    2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

    Triumph has slotted a version of its 147bhp Daytona 955i motor into the 2002 Sprint ST and Sprint RS for 2002.The engine is identical to the one also used in the new Speed Triple, revealed previously...

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  • Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

    16 September 2001

    Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

    The Sachs B-805 uses a Suzuki cruiser V-twin engine, comes with upside-down forks and is styled by Target design, the firm behind the original Suzuki Katana.It is clearly a modified version of the...

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  • Ducati shakes up Monster range

    16 September 2001

    Ducati shakes up Monster range

    Ducati has tweaked most of its popular Monster range for 2002. There’s currently five different engines in the Monster range: The 600, the new fuel-injected 620ie, 750ie and 900ie and the daddy of all...

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  • Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

    16 September 2001

    Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

    This giant twist-and-go is Aprilia’s bid to enter the super scooter market. Called the Atlantic 500, it uses the 460cc engine from Piaggio’s X9.The single cylinder engine makes a claimed 39bhp, and...

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  • Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

    16 September 2001

    Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

    When we first showed spy photos of Gilera’s new SuperSport 600 in July, it was clear the bike was special. The first official pictures have confirmed that. And, if anything, it’s even better looking...

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  • Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

    16 September 2001

    Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

    Yamaha unveiled the 2002 R1 at an exclusive launch party in Milan on Monday night.The shape may be familiar but don’t let that fool you into thinking that the 2002 R1 is just last year’s bike with a...

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  • Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

    16 September 2001

    Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

    This sporty roadster isn’t Japanese, Italian, British or even German made… it’s from Korea.The Hyosung GT600 uses the firm’s own twin-cylinder engine and it’s the first time a Korean manufacturer has...

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  • First pictures of the 2002 V-TEC VFR800

    09 September 2001

    First pictures of the 2002 V-TEC VFR800

    Virtually nothing has been carried over unchanged from the current VFR800 to the new 2002 machine. The chassis, styling and engine are all new – with an unprecedented level of flexibility to allow the...

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  • 2002 Hondas

    09 September 2001

    Here’s what we know about the 2002 Hondas, including official pictures. Check the links, right.

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  • Fazer 600 updated for 2002

    09 September 2001

    Fazer 600 updated for 2002

    The 2002 Fazer 600 will benefit from a host of changes inspired by the arrival of the 1000cc version.The smaller bike will get the shapely front fairing from its sibling – complete with more powerful...

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  • 2002 Triumphs

    09 September 2001

    Here’s what we have so far of Triumph’s line-up for 2002. Check the links, right.

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  • First test on Triumph Bonneville America

    09 September 2001

    First test on Triumph Bonneville America

    AMERICA is the spiritual home of the cruiser, and the scene of one of the most important new launches in Triumph’s recent history, the aptly named Bonneville America.Make no mistake, this machine was...

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  • Other Hondas for 2002

    09 September 2001

    Other Hondas for 2002

    Here’s our collection of the other new Hondas for 2002. They include the new CR250, F6C, Foresight, Transalp, Shadow and Africa Twin.

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