New bikes (February 2004)

  • GSX-R750: Our first impressions

    18 February 2004

    GSX-R750: Our first impressions

    Suzuki’s GSX-R750 could be the perfect sports compromise – it handles as sweetly as the firm’s 600 yet offers huge bhp for performance that won’t see it lagging too far behind a GSX-R1000 on the...

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  • First ride: '04 Yamaha R1

    11 February 2004

    First ride: '04 Yamaha R1

    Yamaha has launched the 2004 YZF-R1 in Australia and MCN road tester Michael Neeves was there to get the first ride.But while riding the bike in the perfect Australian weather is one thing, we wanted...

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  • Ridiculously fast made ridiculously easy

    04 February 2004

    Ridiculously fast made ridiculously easy

    THE new Honda CBR1000RR has been developed by the same team that was behind the unstoppable GP-winning RC211V.And boy does it show.After the first track session at the new Blade’s world launch in...

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  • Rossi: Biaggi must win MotoGP title

    04 February 2004

    Rossi: Biaggi must win MotoGP title

    Defending world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is tipping bitter rival Max Biaggi for the title this year.The London-based rider speaks out in a world exclusive interview in the Wednesday, February 4...

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  • Kawasaki launches V-Strom rival

    04 February 2004

    Kawasaki launches V-Strom rival

    Kawasaki is launching a rival for Honda's Varadero and Suzuki's V-Strom.The KLV1000 uses a 90-degree V-twin 996cc fuel-injected engine making close to 100bhp in a twin-spar aluminium frame. Outside of...

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  • Honda ups the stakes

    04 February 2004

    Honda ups the stakes

    Just like the GP-winning RC211V (and the CBR600RR, which also shares the same DNA) the new Fireblade is phenomenally quick. But also, just like the RCV and RR, it is so smooth and slick there’s no...

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  • Ducati reveals 2004 Desmosedici

    04 February 2004

    Ducati reveals 2004 Desmosedici

    Ducati unveiled its new 2004 Desmosedici GP4 MotoGP bike in Bologna today (February 4).MCN's Chris Jones was there and will bring you a full report on all the changes to the bike in the next issue of...

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