New bikes (Jan - Dec 2002)

  • Smaller Z1000 on the way

    23 December 2002

    Smaller Z1000 on the way

    Kawasaki will combine the ZX-6R 636cc engine with the Z1000 style to create a new bike for 2004.There will be few changes to the Z1000’s styling. A conventional single exhaust replaces the quartet of...

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  • BMW Rockster set for March 2003

    23 December 2002

    BMW Rockster set for March 2003

    BMW have decided put their BMW R1150 Rockster concept bike into production, and it will be arriving in March.The Rockster is based on the standard R1150R, with added extras from other bikes in the...

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  • Make more of a Ducati Monster

    09 December 2002

    Make more of a Ducati Monster

    DUCATI has launched an upgrade kit to give Monster S4 owners a hefty boost of power. In fact the kit is so good it gives the Monster the same power as a stock 998!The Ducati Monster S4 SPS kit is an...

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  • Brand new American sportsbike on the way

    09 December 2002

    A new American sportsbike aims to compete with the biggest names in motorcycling.With Buell showing that cruisers are not the only bikes to be made in the US, former racer Dan Fischer has announced plans for the Fischer MR1000.The bike uses the Rotax V-997cc engine, the same engine used in the Aprilia Mille. Coincidentally Dan Fischer raced in an Aprilia series in the US, so he should know exactly...

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  • Aprilia cancels Blue Marlin

    09 December 2002

    Aprilia cancels Blue Marlin

    WE all loved Aprilia’s café Racer Blue Marlin when it was shown last year… but the Italian firm has binned plans to put it into production.Aprilia’s engineers have been forced to give up their...

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  • First pictures: 2003 CB1300 / Hornet 600

    02 December 2002

    First pictures: 2003 CB1300 / Hornet 600

    These are the first pictures of Honda’s new CB1300 and updated Hornet 600.You can see more pictures and read the new Hornet’s full spec in the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday, December 4. You’ll be...

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  • Laverda’s stunning new SFC 1000

    02 December 2002

    Laverda’s stunning new SFC 1000

    These are the first pictures of Laverda’s new SFC 1000, a limited-edition, 133bhp stunner that looks set to restore the famous Italian marque to the high table of top sports bike manufacturing.You can...

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  • NEC Show: Triumph Daytona 600, Ducati 999R

    11 November 2002

    NEC Show: Triumph Daytona 600, Ducati 999R

    Triumph has just revealed these first official pictures of its new Daytona 600.We’ll have more details and pictures shortly…Ducati’s new 999RDucati has just kicked off the NEC Show with a stunning...

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  • Coming soon: Exclusive ZX-6R video

    11 November 2002

    Coming soon: Exclusive ZX-6R video

    Click on to www.motorcyclenews.com on Wednesday November 13 for your first chance to see and hear what life is like behind the screen of a screaming 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R.MCN’s Keith Farr strapped a...

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  • We ride: 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R

    04 November 2002

    We ride: 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R

    MCN’s Keith Farr has just stepped off the new Kawasaki ZX-6R he’s been riding on the blisteringly hot Tarmac at the Malaysian circuit of Sepang. Here’s his first impressions…You can read more from...

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  • Suzuki plans new Corona-rep 600

    04 November 2002

    Suzuki plans new Corona-rep 600

    Suzuki is set to launch an Alstare Corona replica of its GSX-R600 next spring. It’ll be the first time the latest shape GSX-R600 has been available in the colours of the factory’s World Supersport...

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  • Honda readies new Hornet

    21 October 2002

    Honda readies new Hornet

    Sources in Japan have revealed that Honda has a new Hornet 600 and big retro muscle bike, probably called the CB1300, ready for launch in early 2003.Keep clicking back for more updates – we will be...

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  • Click here for new bikes

    21 October 2002

    Click here for new bikes

    Whether you’re looking to buy a new bike or a secondhand one, motorcyclenews.com should be your first port of call for reviews, specs and news on all the popular models.We’ve got hundreds of bikes...

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  • KTM’s smaller Adventure

    21 October 2002

    KTM’s smaller Adventure

    KTM has just released its new 950 Adventure, a big trailie similar to the Adventure 950S, but with a more road-going bias.Both bikes use the same 942cc carb-fed V-twin engine that pumps out 92bhp, but...

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  • Triumph’s back with new Bonnies

    21 October 2002

    Triumph’s back with new Bonnies

    Despite being hit by a disastrous fire in 2002, which destroyed part of its factory, Triumph is still working hard on new bikes. They’ve just released pictures of these two new Bonnevilles, the...

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  • Kawasaki’s new colours for 2003

    23 September 2002

    Kawasaki’s new colours for 2003

    Kawasaki has just revealed the new colourschemes for the ZZ-R1200, ZX-9R and ZX-12R.For more details on the Kawasaki range, see the new MCN, out Wednesday, September 11.*The ZX-9R comes in three...

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  • MV unveils Ago tribute F4

    23 September 2002

    MV unveils Ago tribute F4

    MV has unveiled a limited edition replica dedicated to its most famous racing son, Giacomo Agostini.The new MV Ago is a tribute to Agostini, who achieved a record 15 World Championship titles in the...

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  • 2004 Honda models unveiled

    16 September 2002

    2004 Honda models unveiled

    Here are the first pictures and details from Honda’s 2004 line-up. No, it’s not a mis-print, these really are the bikes we’ll be riding in 2004. And they’re amazing.The line-up includes the frankly...

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  • The 2003 MZ range

    16 September 2002

    The 2003 MZ range

    MZ unveiled a final version of the 1000S, its 1000cc in-line twin today (Monday) and promised: " This time the bike will happen! " The firm's Carl Schmidt said at the bike’s launch in...

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  • Intermot update:

    16 September 2002

    Intermot update:

    Updated at 17.00 Tuesday: First pictures: 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000.These are the first pictures of Suzuki’s 2003 GSX-R1000 and prove how the factory has taken its already awesome machine to the next...

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  • The 2003 Ducati range

    16 September 2002

    The 2003 Ducati range

    We’ll be bringing you more details on Ducati’s 2003 range of bikes as soon as we get them, but here’s just a sample of the machines you can expect…The 2003 749SThe radical new 999 superbike is joined...

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  • Triumph debuts Speedmaster roadster

    16 September 2002

    Triumph debuts Speedmaster roadster

    These are the first pictures of the new Triumph Speedmaster, which will join the 2003 Bonneville range.It is based around the Bonneville America cruiser. It shares the feet forward riding position and...

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  • The 2003 Suzuki range

    16 September 2002

    The 2003 Suzuki range

    Suzuki has taken its already awesome GSX-R1000 to the next level for 2003.The new bike gets a major restyle calling on lessons learned from the firm’s GSV-R MotoGP bike. Every one of the bike’s panels...

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  • Honda’s RCV-inspired CBR600 revealed

    09 September 2002

    Honda’s RCV-inspired CBR600 revealed

    Honda has just released the first official pictures of its stunning 2003 CBR600RR.Inspired by Valentino Rossi’s awesome RCV MotoGP bike the new middleweight looks set to take the battle to its rivals...

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  • Suzuki’s new SV1000 uncovered

    09 September 2002

    Suzuki’s new SV1000 uncovered

    Suzuki’s big-selling SV650 gets a bigger brother for 2003 – the SV1000. Pitched at Yamaha’s Fazer 1000, the new SV houses Suzuki’s potent TL1000 motor.We’ll have more details on the new SV1000 in the...

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  • The 2003 Yamaha R6 is here

    09 September 2002

    The 2003 Yamaha R6 is here

    These are the first official pictures of Yamaha’s UK-spec 2003 R6, a 123bhp, 162kg (356.4lb) stealth missile.You can read more about the new R6 in detail and see all the pictures in the latest issue...

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  • The bargain Benelli Tornado

    02 September 2002

    The bargain Benelli Tornado

    Benelli has just released the first pictures and details of its Tornado Novecento (Italian for " nine hundred " ).For more on the new Benelli Novecento see the latest issue of MCN, out...

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  • World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6

    26 August 2002

    World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6

    In the latest issue of MCN, out August 28, we’ve got the first official shots of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZX-6, the machine that’s already staking its claim as the hot bike for 2003.Kawasaki’s...

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  • Kawasaki revives the Z1000

    26 August 2002

    Kawasaki revives the Z1000

    Inside the latest issue off MCN, out August 28, we’ve got the first in-the-metal pictures of Kawasaki’s new muscle bike, the Z1000.The Z1000 name is a nod to Kawasaki’s classic 70s machine, but...

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  • Multistrada critics ignored

    19 August 2002

    Multistrada critics ignored

    As our latest spy-shot reveals Ducati looks set to fly in the face of its critics by retaining the controversial styling of its forthcoming Multistrada.The bike, captured outside the firm’s factory in...

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