New bikes (Jan - Dec 2001)

  • Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

    27 May 2001

    Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

    A batch of two-year-old Ducatis which have never turned a wheel are being offered exclusively to motorcyclenews.com users at cost price.The 1999-spec bikes are to all intents and purposes brand new.

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  • Magni’s retro masterpiece

    27 May 2001

    Magni’s retro masterpiece

    The late ’60s and early ’70s will be remembered for plenty of things. It was the era of Afghan coats, stacked boots, keep on trucking badges and hair that was long at the back and short on top.Weeding...

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  • First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

    20 May 2001

    First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

    Voxan’s new Scrambler is cute, stylish and a joy to ride.The French firm build their own motors and bikes with such panache that you’d be forgiven for thinking they come from a little further south…...

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  • First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

    20 May 2001

    First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

    You want big bore? You want V-twin? You want cruiser? Well they don’t come much bigger bore and certainly no more V-twin or cruise-worthy than Honda’s new VTX1800.It’s strangely ironic that in a...

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  • FJR to get ABS as option

    20 May 2001

    FJR to get ABS as option

    Yamaha is planning to offer ABS as an option on its FJR1300.Yamaha’s. Dan Harris, said: " The bike has proved incredibly popular, but a lot of fleet users, such as the police, are reluctant to...

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  • Sachs Beast going into production

    20 May 2001

    Sachs Beast going into production

    Sachs is going to make a production version of its Beast, as seen at September’s Munich Show.The 1000cc V-twin weighs just 145kg and comes complete with sensational styling designed by Target – the...

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  • Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

    13 May 2001

    Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

    French firm Reflex Group has come up with this new take on the Ducati Monster, the Fast Forward – or FFWD.It is the work of ex-Piaggio stylist Jean-Michel Tarallo. French specialist Yves Kerlo will...

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  • Save a fortune on new bikes

    13 May 2001

    Save a fortune on new bikes

    We’ve just updated the prices of new bikes in the Carnell-City section of Bikemart TM You’ll be amazed how much you can save.You could save £2000 on a Yamaha R1 or £1300 on an R6.If you’d prefer a...

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  • Two dedicated sections added to bikes

    13 May 2001

    Two dedicated sections added to bikes

    What’s new on the site? Well apart from all the very regular updates to our news and racing sections, babes, videos and tips, there’s two whole new sections in Bikes. One is dedicated to the KTM Duke...

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  • Custom bike costs £60,000

    13 May 2001

    Custom bike costs £60,000

    The El Diablo costs a devil of a big price, £60,000. But then it is completely hand-built, right down to the last nut and bolt.Maker West Coast Choppers, of Long Beach, California, is a household name...

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  • Green machines could do 170mph

    06 May 2001

    Green machines could do 170mph

    AMERICAN firm eCycle reckons it can build an environmentally friendly diesel-electric hybrid superbike which will hit 170mph.It’s making the claim after turning out a 125 hybrid which will wheelie as...

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  • New Laverda coming soon

    06 May 2001

    New Laverda coming soon

    Laverda is launching a scooter, it’s first addition to the range since the firm was taken over by Aprilia.The 150cc twist-and-go will arrive later this year to keep attention bubbling while an all-new...

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  • Something big in the city

    06 May 2001

    Something big in the city

    THE slack-jawed man can’t take his eyes off the biggest commuter bike he’s ever seen. He approaches and asks: " How big is it? " " 8.2 litres, " is the reply. " Wow, two...

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  • Army goes diesel

    06 May 2001

    Army goes diesel

    THE army has spent a quarter of a million pounds developing a diesel-fuelled bike which goes 120mph on one gallon, but makes just 24bhp.Based on a Kawasaki KLR650, the 580cc Combat Military Motorcycle...

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  • What’s new on the 2001 955i

    06 May 2001

    What’s new on the 2001 955i

    ENGINE: Essentially the new Daytona’s three-cylinder is the same basic lump as the old engine but there’s quite a lot of detail changes.It breathes better and is more efficient than the old engine...

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  • Bigger-bore Blade to rival GSX-R 1000

    01 May 2001

    Bigger-bore Blade to rival GSX-R 1000

    Honda’s FireBlade is getting the big-bore makeover it needs to match Suzuki’s GSX-R1000.The heavily revised 2002 FireBlade will have to be a fair-sized step forward because Yamaha’s now legendary R1...

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  • Renault launch two-wheelers

    01 May 2001

    Renault launch two-wheelers

    Renault has launched a new range of bikes developed with Benelli.Rival French car maker Peugeot is already a big player in the scooter marker and it seems Renault wants to grab a bit of the same...

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  • Honda recalls 2001 Wing

    01 May 2001

    Honda recalls 2001 Wing

    The all-new 2001 Honda GoldWing has been recalled just weeks after going on sale.There are two faults which can cause the engine to cut at speed, although they are not serious enough to lead to any...

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  • Bikemart arrives online

    01 May 2001

    Bikemart arrives online

    WE’RE adding Bikemart TM to the range of services on offer here at motorcyclenews.com.In phase one we’ve added a whole load more dealers in new and used bikes to browse alongside the offers from...

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  • Bonnie gets the cafe treatment

    29 April 2001

    Bonnie gets the cafe treatment

    German tuner LSL has taken a new Triumph Bonneville and created a real café racer called the LSL Bonneville Clubman.LSL has changed as few parts as possible to keep the price down.The most...

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  • First ride on bigger-bore C1

    29 April 2001

    First ride on bigger-bore C1

    Riding a 175cc bike from Bracknell, around the M25 then up the M1 to Kettering may not sound like a lot of fun to most people. But then, you probably haven’t tried it on one of the oddest looking ...

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  • First ride on Suzuki’s new GSX1400

    22 April 2001

    First ride on Suzuki’s new GSX1400

    YOU’D have thought the GSX1400 was a real knuckle-dragger of a bike. But there is surprisingly little of the Neanderthal about this big-bore beast.Wrapped around its huge, 1400cc, fuel-injected,...

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  • Mugello test reveals Tornado almost ready

    22 April 2001

    Mugello test reveals Tornado almost ready

    TESTS earlier this week in Mugello reveal Benelli’s WSB hopeful, the Tornado, is almost ready for action. The Italian firm first presented their three cylindered hopeful to a receptive audience at...

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