New bikes (August 2002)

  • 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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  • 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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