New bikes (July 2004)

  • How 05 Busa will look

    28 July 2004

    How 05 Busa will look

    Suzuki is updating the Hayabusa for 2005 and while the looks aren't much changed the weight is cut by up to 10kg and suspension internals are being revamped. More details are available in this week's...

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  • ZX-10R recall warning

    28 July 2004

    ZX-10R recall warning

    Kawasaki is recalling the ZX-10R and advising owners NOT TO RIDE until they have had their front wheels replaced. The firm says only three front wheels have been reported as defective, globally, but,...

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  • 05 Harleys revealed

    21 July 2004

    05 Harleys revealed

    Harley-Davidson is adding three new models to its range for 2005 – two retro-styled versions of existing bikes and one new entry-level 1450cc cruiser. The FLSTNI Softail Deluxe and FLTSCI...

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  • Hawk offer new custom

    21 July 2004

    Hawk offer new custom

    Dutch design house Highway Hawk is offering a new show bike based on the Yamaha Road Warrior. The Highway Hawk Warrior shares the engine and chassis with the Yamaha cruiser but the rest of the parts...

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  • MT-01: Torque monster

    14 July 2004

    MT-01: Torque monster

    Yamaha's new MT-01 will make more torque than a Hayabusa. Insiders say it will thump out 110ftlb of torque. A Hayabusa makes around 100ftlb while a GSX-R1000 makes a little over 80ftlb. And it's the...

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  • Mystery of falling sales

    14 July 2004

    Mystery of falling sales

    The number of used bikes bought and sold is up – so are the number of riders on the road and the total number of miles we’re riding – so why have new bike sales taken a tumble? ...

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  • £50M for MV Agusta

    07 July 2004

    £50M for MV Agusta

    Proton has agreed to invest around £50 million in MV Agusta in return for an undisclosed stake in the business. The deal was revealed in a statement from MV Agusta this week. The cash means the...

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  • Ducati bids for Aprilia

    07 July 2004

    Ducati bids for Aprilia

    Federico Minoli, Ducati Chairman and CEO, said: "We are not financial investors. We are moved by passion and we are dedicated to the success of Italian bikes worldwide. "We are conscious...

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  • Pick up a bargain bike

    07 July 2004

    Pick up a bargain bike

    If you’re after a new bike then there are a whole range of offers available at the moment. Here are just a few to choose from. Ducati are offering a special insurance deal on the 999 and 749.

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  • 05 GSX-R1000 revealed

    07 July 2004

    05 GSX-R1000 revealed

    Suzuki will launch an updated and even more powerful version of its GSX-R1000 for 2005 complete with MotoGP inspired dimensions and a radical snout designed to scoop in more air. Its weight is being...

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  • Meet race stars

    07 July 2004

    Meet race stars

    If you’re at a loose end this weekend then there are a whole host of open days and special offers to take advantage of and plenty of chance to meet top British racers. The Bike People in...

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  • CCM on the ropes

    07 July 2004

    CCM on the ropes

    CCM went into voluntary administration on Wednesday July 8 - and there seems little hope that the company can be saved. The British off-road and supermoto manufacturer told staff they were all being...

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  • New look 999

    07 July 2004

    New look 999

    Ducati has listened to calls from racers riding its 999 and announced a series of changes to the bike for 2005 that will see a new upper fairing and more powerful engine. These are the first official...

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  • We ride new 999R

    07 July 2004

    We ride new 999R

    MCN's Adam Child rode the new Ducati 999R at Laguna Seca this week. Here are our first pictures as they arrive from the States, and his first impressions of the bike. They will be followed by a full...

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  • 2005 Suzuki cruisers

    01 July 2004

    2005 Suzuki cruisers

    Suzuki’s 2005 cruiser line-up has been launched in the U.S. with a new model and completely new names for the whole range. All Suzuki cruisers are now called Boulevards in the US but it is not...

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  • Real price for 600s

    01 July 2004

    Real price for 600s

    How much should you really pay for your new sports 600? The recommended retail price that manufacturers issue is only a guide price, and most dealers have got plenty of room to manoeuvre. A little bit...

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