New bikes (Jan - Dec 2002)

  • CBR600 will get Suzuka RCV lights

    12 August 2002

    Honda’s RCV-inspired CBR600, revealed exclusively in MCN, will debut the firm’s new high-tech headlight design – as seen on the RCV GP bike that Mick Doohan showed off at Suzuka last week.The lights looked ready to go into production when they appeared on the RCV. They will certainly help to make the radically-restyled CBR, first shown in MCN on July 31, stand out from the crop of other new 600s...

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  • Getting the family look

    12 August 2002

    Getting the family look

    Suzuki has revamped its Burgman 250 and 400 maxi-scooters for 2003 – in line with the styling of the newer Burgman 650.They keep the same four-stroke motors, but will get fuel-injection as Suzuki...

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  • KTM reveals its CRF beater

    05 August 2002

    KTM reveals its CRF beater

    Since the FIM announced that from 2003 four-stroke 450s would be able to compete with two-stroke 250s, companies have rushing to release hardcore 450s to rival Honda’s CRF450. And now it’s KTM’s...

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  • 2003 KTM SX model updates

    05 August 2002

    2003 KTM SX model updates

    200 SX EngineAs an ideal complement, a 200 SX model will be launched in the 2003 range: its weight and handling correspond to that of a 125 SX, its engine power almost reaches that of the 250cc...

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  • Husqvarna unveils 2003 models

    05 August 2002

    Husqvarna unveils 2003 models

    Swedish firm Husqvarna has just released details of its 2003 range of off-roaders, which includes all new four-stroke 250 and 450cc production models.The range, which marks Husqvarna’s 100th year of...

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  • Malaguti to launch big scoot

    01 August 2002

    Malaguti to launch big scoot

    Malaguti is the latest manufacturer to build a big scooter. It will be pitched against Aprilia’s Atlantic and Piaggio’s X9. It has been in development for two years and will feature the same 460cc...

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  • World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6R snapped

    29 July 2002

    World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6R snapped

    In the latest issue of MCN we’ve got the pictures Kawasaki would rather you didn’t see – exclusive spy shots of its 2003 ZX-6RFor more details, analysis and the picture in full, along with details of...

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  • BMW offers just 25 Boxer Cup reps

    15 July 2002

    BMW offers just 25 Boxer Cup reps

    BMW has finally launched the limited edition R1100 S Boxer Cup Replica, first revealed as a prototype in MCN earlier this year.The bike mirrors that campaigned by Team BMW Motorrad GB in this year's...

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  • New MV F5 spotted

    15 July 2002

    New MV F5 spotted

    The 1000cc MV Agusta F5 has been revamped and made even quicker ready for its launch in September.You can read about the MV Agusta F5 in more detail in the July 10 issue of MCN. We caught the bike,...

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  • Ducati 999: World’s first test

    15 July 2002

    Ducati 999: World’s first test

    MCN’s Marc Potter has just stepped off Ducati’s new 999 superbike at the world’s first test in Misano, Italy. We’ll bring you a full 10-page report in MCN out on July 24. In the meantime, here are his...

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  • BMW reveals luxury cruiser

    15 July 2002

    BMW reveals luxury cruiser

    BMW has released first official pictures of the new R1200 CL Luxury Cruiser model, which will be unveiled at the Munich show in September. It will join BMW’s line-up from this autumn.Based on the ...

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  • Ducati updates ST tourers

    08 July 2002

    Ducati updates ST tourers

    It has been a busy time for Ducati’s designers. Not content with a new 999 and Multistrada, revamping the Monster and SS ranges, they’re tackling the ST2 and ST4 tourers, too.You can read more about...

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  • Foggy road bike first details

    08 July 2002

    Foggy road bike first details

    The Foggy Petronas FP1 road bike will feature a pair of round, vertically stacked projector headlights similar to the Ducati 999 according to factory sources.For more details on the Foggy FP1 road...

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  • Exclusive: Video of the Ducati 999

    08 July 2002

    Exclusive: Video of the Ducati 999

    An eagle-eyed MCN reader, James Pizzey, not only managed to catch a peak of the new 999 superbike at World Ducati Week, but even managed to get some footage of it. Now you can see, and hear it, it in...

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  • Lighten up with a CarbonTek special

    01 July 2002

    Lighten up with a CarbonTek special

    Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 and Honda’s SP-1 are both stunning bikes in their own right. But these two versions are even better thanks to aftermarket specialists CarbonTek.For the full details on these...

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  • Is this Ducati’s new 999?

    01 July 2002

    Is this Ducati’s new 999?

    This could be our first look at the most eagerly awaited bike of the year, Ducati’s all-new 999.These pictures were snapped by an alert tourist at the firm’s Bologna factory last week.Although the...

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  • Supermoto gets GP-style injection

    01 July 2002

    Supermoto gets GP-style injection

    Cannondale has launched what it reckons is the world’s most advanced supermoto.The S440 is a full race bike with an electronic fuel injection system you can adjust trackside with a lap top computer.It...

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  • BMW plans K1200RS revamp

    01 July 2002

    BMW plans K1200RS revamp

    BMW is preparing to give its K1200RS a facelift and an extra dollop of power.According to European sources the big sports tourer will be getting a 100cc big-bore, taking it up to 1300cc, as well as a...

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  • Savory’s seriously tasty supermoto

    17 June 2002

    Savory’s seriously tasty supermoto

    Russell Savory, the man charged with turning Honda’s FireBlade into a challenger for honours in the British Superbike series has turned his hand to one serious supermoto.You can read more about...

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  • Burgman 650 first ride

    10 June 2002

    Burgman 650 first ride

    We’ve just ridden the Burgman 650, Suzuki’s revolutionary big scooter. The 650 debuts Suzuki’s Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (SECVT) a system that gives the rider the...

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  • First pcitures of Foggy’s FP1

    10 June 2002

    First pcitures of Foggy’s FP1

    The bike they said would never be made has just had its public debut at a packed press conference in London.We’ll have more pictures and specs of this stunning machine on motorcyclenews.com as soon as...

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  • World’s first test on new Pan 1300

    15 April 2002

    World’s first test on new Pan 1300

    We’ve been on the world’s first test of the new Honda STX1300 Pan European over the weekend.And while you’ll have to wait until Wednesday’s issue of MCN for the full report on this important new bike,...

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  • Ducati unveils V4 GP bike

    01 April 2002

    Ducati has released its first pictures of the V4 GP bike which could change the face of the Italian firm for ever. Ducati worked closely with us to allow MCN exclusive access to the pictures and key personnel well in advance of its general release on Monday afternoon.That means our next issue, out on Wednesday, April 3, is able to bring you unmatchable pictures and exclusive coverage of how the...

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  • Ride a CCM home for £246

    01 April 2002

    Ride a CCM home for £246

    THE first of the new Suzuki-powered CCMs hits the shops this Friday – and you could ride away on one for £246, including insurance.CCM is marking the occasion with a combined finance and insurance...

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  • Benelli Tornando first test

    01 April 2002

    Benelli Tornando first test

    Benelli has allowed us a first taste of its new Tornado Limited Edition – and preliminary impressions are that the £22,500 machine goes as good as it looks.You can read Marc Potter’s full test in...

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  • World’s first test: ZZ-R1200

    25 March 2002

    World’s first test: ZZ-R1200

    We’ve been riding in France to test the new ZZ-R1200 for the first time.The full test will be published in MCN, out on Wednesday. But here are our first impressions:i. Even the updated engine has a...

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  • Smart replica by 2004

    25 March 2002

    Smart replica by 2004

    Ducati’s retro-styled Paul Smart replica won’t go on sale until 2004 – even though it was designed four years ago. Chief designer Pierre Terblanche created the bike, which has never been seen in...

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  • Norwich Union puts ZX-6R in higher group

    25 March 2002

    Norwich Union puts ZX-6R in higher group

    Kawasaki’s new 636cc ZX-6R has been bumped up one insurance group by Britain’s biggest bike insurer, Norwich Union. The move brings the Kawasaki into line with the likes of Yamaha’s R6 in Group 15,...

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  • Triumph factory blaze: Video added

    18 March 2002

    Fire tore through Triumph’s Hinckley factory on Friday leaving Britain’s biggest bike firm in a state of disarray.For more on this, complete with dramatic pictures, see MCN, out on Wednesday, March 20. To see the video, shot by fire crews, click on the link on the right.Firefighters were called to the scene when the fire at 8.41pm on Friday night. When the blaze was at its peak, at around...

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  • First test: Triumph Speed Four

    18 March 2002

    First test: Triumph Speed Four

    We’ve been riding Triumph’s new Speed Four. And while the firm faces the nightmare of a fire-ravaged factory after Friday night’s blaze, at least bosses can be comforted by the fact that their new...

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  • New BMW R1150GS Adventure tested

    18 March 2002

    OFF-ROADING on a BMW R1150GS isn’t for the faint-hearted. But the factory have made the prospect of go-anywhere riding slightly more realistic with its new Adventure version of its hugely popular big trailie.So what’s different? For a start, the suspension at both ends has 20mm more travel, which is great for floating over boulders – though shorties and vertigo sufferers might be intimidated by...

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  • CCM style, Suzuki power

    18 March 2002

    CCM style, Suzuki power

    THE first Suzuki-engined CCMs have just started rolling off the production line and MCN has been one of the first to try them.The new R30, 604 Dual Sport supermoto and 604 Trail off-roader have had...

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