New bikes (October 2004)

  • New Victory dealer

    27 October 2004

    New Victory dealer

    Birmingham based Thunder Road is the latest dealer to start stocking Victory’s range of v-twin cruisers – and just in time for the launch of the 2005 range. The firm made its name...

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  • Sights to see at the NEC

    27 October 2004

    Sights to see at the NEC

    There's a free guide to getting the best from the NEC Show free with the next issue of MCN, out November 3, but here are some of the highlights: Triumph: The British firm will be showing its 2005...

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  • Special edition GSX-Rs

    27 October 2004

    Special edition GSX-Rs

    Suzuki is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the GSX-R with two special edition versions of the seminal sports bike. The firm is releasing a limited-edition run of the GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 with a...

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  • Spied: BMW R1200RT

    20 October 2004

    Spied: BMW R1200RT

    Pictures claimed to show the 2005 BMW R1200RT have broken cover. Shown here, insiders say the bike is an update on the R1150RT tourer using the new boxer engine from the R1200GS. BMW is refusing to...

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  • First test: 2005 R6

    20 October 2004

    First test: 2005 R6

    The new R6 gets upside-down forks for the first time and radial front brake calipers. There's a revised engine (aimed at improved response rather than raising peak power) The R6 also gets:...

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  • Harley for beginners

    20 October 2004

    Harley for beginners

    Harley is bringing a new version of the Sportster 883 to the UK. The 883L is aimed at smaller and “novice” riders. The ‘L’ stands for Low – not Learner. The seat height...

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  • R1200GS hit by fault

    13 October 2004

    R1200GS hit by fault

    A new BMW production problem has been revealed. This time it’s the R1200GS that’s concerned – hot on the heels of the decision to delay the K1200S due to another fault. BMW says...

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  • How good is K1200S?

    13 October 2004

    How good is K1200S?

    We set out to answer your 24 most important questions about the new BMW K1200S in the latest issue of MCN – from how powerful it really is (as measured on the dyno at the back wheel) to why...

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  • New Victory cruisers

    13 October 2004

    New Victory cruisers

    Victory will add two new cruisers to its lineup for 2005, dropping one in at either end of its range. The Hammer has been brought in to answer calls from Victory customers for more power and gets and...

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  • Bike sales up again

    13 October 2004

    Bike sales up again

    While sports bikes remain popular in the UK the growth in the big trailie market highlights a growing trend towards less sports-oriented bikes. Bradshaw added: “We’re seeing a lot more...

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  • Vote for new bike of 05

    13 October 2004

    Vote for new bike of 05

    It's neck and neck between Triumph's Speed Triple and the British firm's new Sprint ST in your vote for the star of the shows among the new metal for 2005. Latest count (as of Monday, October 4)...

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  • First test: Daytona 650

    13 October 2004

    First test: Daytona 650

    Triumph’s bored-out Daytona 650 handles as well as it ever did, costs £1000 less than an R6 (and we’re getting a first ride on the new version of the Yamaha this Friday, October 22)...

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  • More sights at NEC Show

    13 October 2004

    More sights at NEC Show

    Exhibitors are starting to reveal their plans for the NEC Show in November, and the Bennetts Insurance stand will certainly be revealing with twelve 2005 Bennetts Babes making their first appearance. ...

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  • BMW grounds K1200S

    06 October 2004

    BMW grounds K1200S

    BMW has suspended all test rides of its K1200S and is delaying delivery of bikes to customers until beyond the end of the year. It says the reason is a “defective camshaft component”...

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  • Naked BMW due mid-05

    06 October 2004

    Naked BMW due mid-05

    The world's most powerful naked bike, BMW's new 160bhp-plus K1200R, will go on sale in the middle of next year. The R - based on the newly-launched K1200S - was shown for the first time at a brief...

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  • Factory bike under £1K

    06 October 2004

    Factory bike under £1K

    Barcelona firm Factory is launching a new 110cc mini bike - due in the UK by the end of October. Established in 1998, the firm's new FS110 fun bike has a 70cm seat height, weighs just 60kg and costs...

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  • We ride Aprilia Sport City

    06 October 2004

    We ride Aprilia Sport City

    motorcyclenews.com's Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar has just finished riding the new Aprilia Sport City 125 scooter at its launch in Tuscany and has logged in from the hotel to send his report...

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  • 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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