New bikes (November 2004)

  • Dirt rider kicks off

    24 November 2004

    Dirt rider kicks off

    The Dirt Rider Expo kicked off yesterday with even more manufacturers and even more stars attracting riders to the Stoneleigh Park show, near Coventry. There is enough to keep anyone happy for hours...

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  • New BMWs break cover

    24 November 2004

    New BMWs break cover

    These are the first official pictures of the new BMW R1200RT and R1200ST, which the German firm plans to launch early next year. Both bikes are based on the Boxer engine from the R1200GS and are...

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  • 05 CBR600RR first test

    24 November 2004

    05 CBR600RR first test

    MCN’s Michael Neeves and Marc Potter are at Estoril, Portugal, today (Nov 29) for the world’s first test of the 2005 CBR600RR. The new bike has close to 150 changes including the...

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  • Vespa as work of art

    17 November 2004

    Vespa as work of art

    Fancy getting your hands on a one off Vespa with a paint scheme by one the of the UK’s top artists? Then get down to the Art Vespa Auction next Tuesday for a choice of five. The paint schemes...

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  • Flying bike could take off

    17 November 2004

    Flying bike could take off

    What do you do when you’re stuck in the queue to leave Brands world superbikes? Easy! Flick a switch and turn your bike into a helicopter… That’s the radical “personal...

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  • World first test: MT-01

    17 November 2004

    World first test: MT-01

    Yamaha’s new MT-01 is fast, fun, improbably agile and stops hard. And after thrashing the 1670cc V-twin concept bike-turned-production machine on South African roads, our world first test...

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  • Readers in blind R6 test

    17 November 2004

    Readers in blind R6 test

    What better way to try out the new 2005 Yamaha R6 than come along and test it for MCN. Well that’s exactly what four of our readers did today. With no radical redesign of the R6 for 2005 we...

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  • KTM Super Duke tested

    17 November 2004

    KTM Super Duke tested

    KTM’s Super Duke goes straight to the top of the ‘super nakeds’ tree. That’s our verdict after the world first test ride on the first 100% road-focused bike from the Austrian...

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  • October bike sales rise

    10 November 2004

    October bike sales rise

    New bike sales of “Adventure” category bikes are up by 53% and custom bike sales are up by 27% compared with the same time last year. The strong growth in interest in bikes such as...

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  • NEC Show countdown

    01 November 2004

    NEC Show countdown

    The International Motorcycle and Scooter Show (that's the NEC to most of us) is your first chance to see all the new bikes and products for 2005 in the UK, and the opening day is just two days away. ...

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