New bikes (February 2002)

  • 2002 bikes added to our reviews section

    25 February 2002

    2002 bikes added to our reviews section

    The 2002 R1, TDM900, VFR800 VTEC and Hornet 900 have all been added to our BIKE REVIEWS section.Each comes complete with pictures, specs, road tests and links to its own dedicated chat board. Each...

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  • KTM 250 EXC Racing tested

    25 February 2002

    KTM 250 EXC Racing tested

    KTM’s new four-stroke 250EXC Racing costs almost £5000. But you can find out if you’re prepared to fork out for it by trying it out in a weekend of off-road fun for just under £300.That’s the deal...

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  • First test on 636cc Kawasaki ZX-6R

    25 February 2002

    First test on 636cc Kawasaki ZX-6R

    We’ve been riding Kawasaki’s new bigger-bore ZX-6R for 2002 and the extra ccs add up to a serious boost for torque and mid-range.Our full report is in MCN, out on Wednesday, February 27, but in the...

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  • World first pictures of Triumph cruiser

    25 February 2002

    World first pictures of Triumph cruiser

    These exclusive pictures show Triumph’s long-awaited 2.2litre cruiser.If you want to see more of it, make sure you get MCN, out on Wednesday, February, 28.The bike is due to be launched next year and...

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  • First test on 2002 R1

    18 February 2002

    First test on 2002 R1

    The secret is out. We’re the first people in the world outside of Yamaha to get the key to the 2002 R1. And that means the speculation over whether it can match the GSX-R1000 is over.That ignition key...

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  • Blueprint for the changes

    18 February 2002

    Blueprint for the changes

    IF you think the R1 doesn’t really look that different, that’s just the way Yamaha planned it. The firm reckons people like the way the R1 looks and simply want styling that’s a bit more futuristic.

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  • First test of 2002 R1

    18 February 2002

    First test of 2002 R1

    We’ve been among the first in the world to ride Yamaha’s 2002 R1.And while you’ll have to wait for Wednesday’s MCN (out on February 20, 2002) for the full story, here are some of the highlights, from...

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  • Indian relaunches the Chief

    18 February 2002

    Indian relaunches the Chief

    Indian has relaunched its Chief with its own engine replacing the aftermarket unit which has been used since the firm was brought back from the dead in 1998.The 1638cc 45° V-twin air-cooled unit,...

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  • World’s first test on Suzuki’s V-Strom

    18 February 2002

    World’s first test on Suzuki’s V-Strom

    We’ve been riding Suzuki’s new TL-powered giant trailie, the V-Strom, on the world launch of this new challenger in an increasingly popular sector.You’ll find a full test in MCN, out on Wednesday,...

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  • New Rotax engine range bound for bikes

    11 February 2002

    New Rotax engine range bound for bikes

    ROTAX has patented a new range of engines which will be available for use in motorcycles.They include a 610cc single, a 1000cc parallel twin, a 1000cc V-twin, plus an inline triple of between 1000 and...

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  • World’s first ride on Ducati 998S

    04 February 2002

    World’s first ride on Ducati 998S

    This is what I always hoped a Ducati 998 would be like. First-look suggests there is only one little change from the standard machine – the letter " S " on the end of the numbers. But what...

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  • Paul Smart rep Ducati ready to roll

    01 February 2002

    Paul Smart rep Ducati ready to roll

    Ducati’s tribute to British racer Paul Smart is at last ready to go into production and our artist’s impression is thought to be very close to how the finished article will look.The retro-styled...

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