New bikes (December 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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