New bikes (Jan - Dec 2004)

  • KTM video back on web

    06 October 2004

    KTM video back on web

    KTM's controversial street-thrash video promoting its new SuperDuke may have been officially taken offline - but that hasn't stopped it spreading across the internet. The firm was hosting the...

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  • K1200S tested in UK

    01 October 2004

    K1200S tested in UK

    motorcyclenews.com user Andy Bacon got an extended test ride on the new BMW K1200S. MCN is about to conduct its first full test of the bike on UK roads (we've previously tested it in Germany and...

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  • Montesa 4-stroke here

    29 September 2004

    Montesa 4-stroke here

    Montesa has launched a customer version of the four-stroke Cota 4RT trial bike Douglie Lampkin will ride in next year's world championship. The move to a four-stroke (championship rules will ban...

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  • The funkiest 50 yet?

    29 September 2004

    The funkiest 50 yet?

    Malaguti's ultra-funky new 50 - the Drakon NKD - will be shown for the first time in the UK at the NEC Show from November 5. The six-speed 50 comes complete with radial front brake caliper, 3-spoke...

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  • Teen thriller from Derbi

    29 September 2004

    Teen thriller from Derbi

    Looks like there's never been a better time to be 17. Derbi has launched the gorgeous GPR125 race replica -complete with radial front brake caliper, upside-down forks, underseat exhaust, alloy frame...

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  • New Duke arrives

    22 September 2004

    New Duke arrives

    You’ll be able to get your first glimpse of the new Ducati 999 this weekend as Ducati stores around the country get the first preview bikes. The new bike, which gets a redesigned top fairing,...

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  • UK debut for K1200S

    22 September 2004

    UK debut for K1200S

    BMW's 167bhp K1200S will be launched in all 36 of the firm's UK and Ireland dealerships on Saturday, September 25. And the price has been announced. It will be listed at £9750 - quite a premium...

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  • DB5 wins top bike prize

    22 September 2004

    DB5 wins top bike prize

    Bimota's new DB5 Mille has been presented with the Munich Show's "Motorcycle Design Award" in the supersport category. Designer Sergio Robbiano's use of a composite trellis swingarm caught...

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  • MV's Brutale America

    15 September 2004

    MV's Brutale America

    MV Agusta showed an 'America' version of its Brutale naked bike at the Munich Bike Show - reviving memories of the classic MV Agusta models of the 1970s. The bike was first shown at the Milan Show...

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  • Munich Show round-up

    15 September 2004

    Munich Show round-up

    MCN was mob-handed at the Munich Show to cover all the new bike news as it broke. The press launches are now over and the show opened to the public. But we're guessing not many of you will have been...

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  • You rate the 05 bikes

    15 September 2004

    You rate the 05 bikes

    The bikes of 2005 are on parade among the glamour of the Munich Bike Show all this week. We've been bringing you first pictures as the bikes were launched and asking for your reactions. If you...

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  • 05 Triumph Sprint ST

    08 September 2004

    05 Triumph Sprint ST

    Here's the first official picture of Triumph's new Sprint ST. Full exclusive details - including all the spec and loads more pictures - are included in the September 8 issue of MCN - out now. On top...

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  • Aprilia debuts its Strada

    08 September 2004

    Aprilia debuts its Strada

    Aprilia has unveiled its new Yamaha-powered Pegaso Strada among the glitz of the Munich Bike Show. With an official launch on Tuesday morning (September 14) Aprilia uncovered a bike with...

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  • New bike rumour mill

    08 September 2004

    New bike rumour mill

    Check this site on September 13 and 14 for the latest breaking news on all the new bikes at the Munich Bike show - as it happens. Here's what we already knew before the start of the show. Honda is...

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  • Bike of the Year so far

    08 September 2004

    Bike of the Year so far

    Which is your bike of the year... so far? With most firm's 05 model ranges being launched at the Munich Bike Show from September 13 onwards, we're asking for your nominations for the star so far. ...

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  • Revised R6 revealed

    08 September 2004

    Revised R6 revealed

    Yamaha has upgraded its R6 to compete in the hard-fought 600cc sports bike class for 2005. The firm debuted its new-look bike on Tuesday afternoon (Sep 14) in Munich alongside a host of other new...

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  • 2005 Suzukis

    08 September 2004

    2005 Suzukis

    Suzuki has unveiled its line up for 2005 with the all new GSX-R1000 topping the bill. The GSX-R1000 gets a twin injection system with dual throttle valves and the capacity gets a boost from 988 to...

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  • 05 Honda colours

    08 September 2004

    05 Honda colours

    Honda has released first pictures of its 05 Fireblade, VFR800, SP-2 and FireStorm. Changes to all four models are restricted to colours. The Blade will come in blue and white, menacing black and red,...

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  • Raptor updates for 05

    08 September 2004

    Raptor updates for 05

    Cagiva`s Raptor 650 is updated for 2005 - and the firm promises more of them will be available in the UK. Only 50 came in last year due to supply problems. This year the Suzuki SV650-powered bike...

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  • 05 Honda Wing and CRF

    08 September 2004

    05 Honda Wing and CRF

    Honda has launched an enduro version of the CRF450R crosser - the 2005 CRF450X. Complete with electric start, halogen headlight, LED taillight and enduro-tuned suspension, the four-stroke promises to...

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  • TnT Sport breaks cover

    08 September 2004

    TnT Sport breaks cover

    Benelli is offering a new TnT Sport - designed to be the ultimate streetfighter. It was debuted at an official Benelli launch in Misano on Saturday September 11. The new bike combines elements of the...

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  • 05 Triumph line-up

    08 September 2004

    05 Triumph line-up

    Triumph has unveiled its full 2005 line-up at the Munich Show - and it includes the new bigger-bore Daytona 650 MCN spied two weeks ago. Triumph's Ross Clifford introduced the 2005 range claiming it...

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  • 05 Ducatis go on show

    08 September 2004

    05 Ducatis go on show

    Ducati rolled out a host of stunning new bikes on Tuesday morning as it debuted its 2005 line-up at the Munich Bike Show in Germany. MCN was on hand to witness the world unveiling - which follows...

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  • Rossi designs new R6

    08 September 2004

    Rossi designs new R6

    Not only is there a new R6 for 2005 - MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has worked with Yamaha to come up with a new paintjob for it. The bike was rolled out at Yamaha's Munich bike show press...

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  • All-new CBR600RR

    08 September 2004

    All-new CBR600RR

    Honda has revealed its next generation CBR600RR for 2005 - and there's a wealth of important updates including a 6kg weight cut, revised engine, frame and swingarm, new radial mount four-piston front...

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  • BMW K1200R launched

    08 September 2004

    BMW K1200R launched

    BMW has revealed an all-new 167bhp naked bike based on the K1200S - the K1200R. It was shown for just a few hours on Tuesday afternoon (Sep 14) at the Munich bike show. It was then whisked away and...

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  • Bike boom is back!

    08 September 2004

    Bike boom is back!

    New bike sales for August were up by 7.6% compared to the same month last year. It's the second month on the trot to see a rise and comes on top of Department for Transport figures showing bike...

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  • Bimota DB5: first pics

    08 September 2004

    Bimota DB5: first pics

    This is the first picture of the DB5 road bike Bimota will launch at the Munich Show in Germany next week (starting Sep 13). It uses a Ducati 1000DS V-twin engine, as used in the Multistrada, 1000SS...

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  • Jackie Chan signed up

    08 September 2004

    Jackie Chan signed up

    Hong Kong Hollywood legend Jackie Chan has been signed up to be the 'brand ambassador' for a new 125 being launched by Indian firm Bajaj. The Discover, launched this week, is tilted at the...

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  • 05 KTMs go public

    08 September 2004

    05 KTMs go public

    KTM revealed the RC8 Venom, a new naked protoype bike based on the RC8, at the Munich Bike Show on Tuesday morning (September 14). The bike is still in a concept stage but could easily be developed...

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  • More 05 Hondas

    08 September 2004

    More 05 Hondas

    Honda has unveiled its complete 2005 line-up and, alongside the all-new CBR600RR, new Blade colours and other changes we published last week, there's an all-new FMX650. It could prove a great city...

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  • MT-01 heads 05 Yams

    08 September 2004

    MT-01 heads 05 Yams

    Yamaha`s 2005 line-up includes a major update for the R6, a range of cracking new learner-friendly 125s and the brute force of the torque-laden MT-01. Read about the updates to the R6 in our separate...

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  • Sachs and Sym go mad

    08 September 2004

    Sachs and Sym go mad

    Sachs unveiled 125cc and 500cc versions of its MadAss BMX style bike at the Munich bike show on Tuesday, September 14. Both bikes are developments of the current 50cc bike which was reviewed in MCN...

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  • We're testing 05 999

    08 September 2004

    We're testing 05 999

    Ducati's 05 999 makes its public debut at the Munich Show next week - but MCN has been testing it this week and will bring you the world's first test of the £11,500 Italian beauty in our...

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  • Guzzi's plans for 05

    08 September 2004

    Guzzi's plans for 05

    Moto Guzzi`s future direction may have been in doubt all year, but that hasn`t stopped it ploughing on in developing a line up of bikes for 2005. They were revealed in Munich on Tuesday morning (Sep...

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  • Honda launches line-up

    08 September 2004

    Honda launches line-up

    Honda gave an official launch to its 05 line-up late on Monday night (Sep 13). The evening gave the first public viewing of the new supermoto-style FMX650 and a new Repsol colourscheme for the Blade.

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