New bikes (January 2002)

  • First ride on new ZX-9R

    28 January 2002

    First ride on new ZX-9R

    Kawasaki’s 2002 ZX-9R seems faster than ever, showing 300kmh at 12,000rpm.while we all know speedos can be inaccurate, the bike feels significantly quicker than a 900 should!But top speed isn’t the...

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  • Hundreds of half-price bargains wait for visitors

    28 January 2002

    Half-price Shoei lids are among the top bargains at the Ally Pally show – and that’s just the start.Alpinestars race boots are down to just £99 on many stands, as are Sidi Vertebraes. Arai helmets, including 2001 designs, are reduced by as much as £100 on just as many.Custom Lids on stand 70/71 and Titanium Racing on 60/61, are specialising in cut-price lids from dozens of different manufacturers.

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  • Ducati to build road-going replicas of S4 race bikes

    28 January 2002

    Ducati is to launch a new version of its Monster S4 race bikes to coincide with the debut of the one-make race series this season.Retailing at £9500 each bike will come with nearly £3000 worth of extras for just £1800 more than the list price of a stock S4. " With the specifications essentially the same as the race bike, these will be very special Monsters, " said Ducati UK managing...

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  • Exclusive video brings the Ally Pally show to you

    28 January 2002

    The Ally Pally show is now on in London complete with stunt shows, the UK debut of Suzuki’s B-King, the world launch of Triumph’s Speed 4 and bargains galore. If you’ve already been our video will bring back the memories. If you’ve yet to go, it’ll give you a great taster.The video plays for close to two minutes and is approximately 2.8mb, so if you haven’t got a particularly fast connection it...

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  • R1150GS goes supermoto

    21 January 2002

    A limited-edition R1150GS could pave the way for a factory produced BMW Supermoto.The R1150 " SM " uses a set of wide, 17 inch BBS " Phoenix " solid wheels to mount sticky tyres to the normally knobbly-shod GS. The handling tweaks don’t stop there though, as the entire rear swingarm has been replaced with the unit from a road-focused R1150R, as has the front Telelever arm.

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  • CCM plans tie-up with Suzuki

    21 January 2002

    British bike maker CCM is looking outside Europe for engines which could power a new range of singles and twins for 2003.For the past few months, the Lancashire firm has been in negotiation with Suzuki to buy a variety of engines beginning with its DRZ400 engine.Sources also suggest that other Suzuki power plants, such as the 644cc single and V-twin SV650 could be included in future deals.The...

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  • Buy a bargain bike at the Ally Pally show

    21 January 2002

    Fancy bagging yourself a race bike, even if only for track days? Maybe you just want a great deal. Best make your way to the Ally Pally Show in London from January 26 to February 3, 2002.The paddock bargains area will be rammed with used bikes waiting for a new home.This year they include one of Paul Brown’s 600s, a host of race bikes, and some great used road bike bargains, too.Buying one...

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  • World’s first test on Honda SP-2

    21 January 2002

    World’s first test on Honda SP-2

    If you believe the hype then the £9999 SP-2 is more than just another new Honda. This one has been developed by the equivalent of the motorsport division: HRC.It feels like no time at all since the...

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  • MV’s tribute to Senna finally arrives

    21 January 2002

    MV’s tribute to Senna finally arrives

    MV Agusta’s special edition F4 Senna will finally hit UK showrooms next month.The bikes – which are built as a tribute to three-times F1 champion Ayrton Senna were originally supposed to be on sale...

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  • Top Yamaha man hints at road-going M1

    14 January 2002

    Top Yamaha man hints at road-going M1

    A leading Yamaha development engineer is suggesting that the four-stroke YZR-M1 GP bike will spawn a road-going replica which could eclipse the R1.Ichiro Yoda has led the M1 project since last April.

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  • Corser finally signs for Team Foggy

    14 January 2002

    Corser finally signs for Team Foggy

    Troy Corser has finally signed to ride in Team Foggy Petronas Racing in the WSB series this season.Both sides had made their intentions to work together clear before Christmas and the delay since has...

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  • Piaggio tests 850cc twist-and-go bike

    14 January 2002

    Piaggio tests 850cc twist-and-go bike

    THE world’s first full-size twist-and-go bike is now being tested in Italy.Piaggio’s850cc V-twin prototype has a fuel-injected sohc engine which originally designed for a big-bore scooter. But the...

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  • Official team statement on Corser deal

    14 January 2002

    Official team statement on Corser deal

    Carl Fogarty today completed the rider line-up of his new Foggy Petronas Racing team by capturing the coveted signature of former team-mate Troy Corser.The 30-year-old Australian former World...

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  • Bikes you’ll find on sale in the Paddock Bargains area

    14 January 2002

    Here are the bikes you’ll find up for grabs in the Paddock Bargains area at this years’ MCN-Backed Ally Pally show.The information (and spelling) included is as supplied.SPONDON CHASSIS COMPLETE WITH YAMAHA RUNNING GEAR. SPONDON YAMAHA 1985 ALUMINIUM BOX FRAME. 400cc CD1 MOTOR. KEHIN FLATSIDES BUILT TO USE ON ROAD. FULLY REGISTERED. [ ‘B’ REG] WITH LIGHTS / HOM ETC. WHITE POWER SHOCK REQUIRES...

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  • New BMW spied in Spain

    07 January 2002

    New BMW spied in Spain

    BMW is testing a new bike in Spain which appears to be a cross between the firm’s R1200C cruiser and the K1200LT tourer.Witnesses say that despite the look, it shares almost no components with either...

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