New bikes (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • Scooters far far away

    23 December 2005

    Scooters far far away

    One of the two Jonway-Galaxy scooters might be of interest to science-fiction fans, as it appears to come with a Star Trek logo. Both bikes are single cylinder four-strokes, and the yellow 2A is...

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  • Low-seats for Enfields

    23 December 2005

    Low-seats for Enfields

    If you're trying to find a bike with a low seat height, you can now choose a British classic, with a seat just higher than a cruiser. The standard seat height of the Royal Enfield Bullet Electra-X...

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  • Confederate relocate

    16 December 2005

    Confederate relocate

    The Confederate Motor Company, which builds the outlandish F113 hellcat and B91 Wraith machines, has announced it will relocate to Birmingham Alabama. The move is due, in part, to the damage caused...

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  • Argentinian Hondas?

    16 December 2005

    Argentinian Hondas?

    Honda will start producing motorcycles built in Argentina in mid-2006, via subsidiary honda Motor de Argentina S.A. The production facility will be located in Florencio Valera in buenos Aires and...

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  • Suzuki GSR600: First test

    16 December 2005

    Suzuki GSR600: First test

    Suzuki has announced that the new GSR600 will soon be available and we’ve just had the first ride. The new bike will be arriving in dealers before the end of January but MCN Road tester Michael...

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  • Bajaj plans to go global

    16 December 2005

    Bajaj plans to go global

    Indian motorcycle and scooter firm Bajaj has announced plans to expand with new bike and scooter models, plus a tie-up with Kawasaki. The firm will launch a new budget bike alongside the recent 125cc...

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  • New R6 takes on ZX-6R

    16 December 2005

    New R6 takes on ZX-6R

    The 2006 Yamaha R6 has arrived at the MCN offices for the first time to great excitement from all the staff. The crowds rushed outside to get a first glimpse of the new bike in the flesh as it...

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  • Radical Victory concept

    09 December 2005

    Radical Victory concept

    It seems that American bike firm Victory is thinking along the same lines as the Japanese with its new concept bearing striking similarities to those revealed by Honda and Yamaha at the Tokyo show. ...

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  • New Piaggio Zip

    02 December 2005

    New Piaggio Zip

    Piaggio has launched a new version of its basic 50cc Zip scooter. The scooter has been updated with new styling and now gets the firms Hi-Per 4 four-stroke engine to make it more fuel-efficient. It...

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  • Morini to be sold in UK

    02 December 2005

    Morini to be sold in UK

    Three Cross Motorcycles will be the exclusive importers and distributors of Moto Morini motorcycles in the UK. The Dorset-based company already supply Cagiva and MV Agusta, and expect that the first...

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  • Honda shows PS scooters

    02 December 2005

    Honda shows PS scooters

    Honda has revealed the details of two new scooters which feature the latest engine and emission technology The PS125i and PS150i claim to have styling which “infuses a modern look of urban...

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  • Hear the Stratosphere

    02 December 2005

    Hear the Stratosphere

    The Suzuki Stratosphere, shown at the Tokyo Bike Show, is a stunning six-cylinder 1100cc return to the styling of the Katana. We've already shown the first video of the Stratosphere in motion, which...

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  • MT-03 world launch

    25 November 2005

    MT-03 world launch

    MCN road tester Adam Child (Chad) is at the world launch of the new Yamaha MT-03, and he's sent pictures and his first impressions from the launch, held just outside Barcelona, in Spain.. The MT-03...

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  • New Husky race bike

    25 November 2005

    New Husky race bike

    Husqvarna has launched a new limited edition race ready supermoto to capitalise on its success in the supermoto racing scene. The SM450RR has been designed to be race ready as soon as it comes out of...

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  • 0% off-road Kawasakis

    18 November 2005

    0% off-road Kawasakis

    You can grab a new Kawasaki KX two-stroke or four-stroke KLX110 with one year's 0 per cent finance, until February 18, 2006. The offer is based on a minimum 10 per cent deposit, which can be cash or...

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  • Italjet back with 650s

    18 November 2005

    Italjet back with 650s

    Italjet is back with two new Hyosung 650-powered bikes – the Grifon and the Bazooka. The 79bhp twins should be available from Spring 06 with a price tag of under £5000. The Grifon uses a...

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  • Movistar rep CBR600RR

    18 November 2005

    Movistar rep CBR600RR

    Honda has decided to make the Movistar replica CBR600RR that it showed at the Tokyo bike show. The bike got such a good reception from the public that Honda has decided to put the machine in to...

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  • Inside Kawasaki factory

    18 November 2005

    Inside Kawasaki factory

    MCN Editor Marc Potter was allowed unique access to the Kawasaki factory during his recent visit to Japan to test the new ZX-10R (see link, below, right, for more on the test itself). Cameras are not...

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  • Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

    18 November 2005

    Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

    BMW says its new HP2 off-roader is the ultimate off-road-road bike so we set it the ultimate challenge to test that claim - we rode it up Ben Nevis. Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK and...

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  • ZX-10R first test diary

    18 November 2005

    ZX-10R first test diary

    MCN Editor Marc Potter is back from Japan and you can read his report of his world exclusive first ride of the 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R in MCN out on November 23. We've added a video clip of him summing...

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  • The return of Mondial

    18 November 2005

    The return of Mondial

    Mondial’s latest revival comes in the form of the Mogiba – but you can’t actually buy one just yet. Powered by a 780cc Rotax engine it’s been shown to tempt customers to buy...

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  • Mad three-wheel concept

    18 November 2005

    Mad three-wheel concept

    Scandinavian firm Brudeli has launched an intriguing three-wheeled off-roader that they claim combines the benefits of a quad with the agility of a bike. The 625L is based on a KTM supermoto with the...

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  • Aprilia's Scarabeo 500

    11 November 2005

    Aprilia's Scarabeo 500

    Aprilia has launched a new Scarabeo 500 for 06 at the Milan Show - and here's the first official picture. It has a 33bhp 460cc engine. Aprilia already offers its Atlantic Sprint as a 500cc scooter.

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  • Guzzi Norge + 06 Cali'

    11 November 2005

    Guzzi Norge + 06 Cali'

    The following is taken direct from the press release Moto Guzzi made available about the California Vintage and the Norge 1200 at the Milan Show on November 15. CALIFORNIA VINTAGE An Italian custom...

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  • The new bikes of 2006

    11 November 2005

    The new bikes of 2006

    This story brings together all the new bikes of 2006 in one mega hit for new metal junkies. We added updates as they emerged from our sources around the world. Check them out on the links on the...

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  • 06 R1200S sports twin

    11 November 2005

    06 R1200S sports twin

    These are the first officially-released pictures of BMW's most powerful road-going twin to date – the all new R1200S. Teaser videos about the 120bhp, 190kg sports bike were released in advance...

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  • Vote for new bike of 06

    11 November 2005

    Vote for new bike of 06

    motorcyclenews.com was first to bring you the new bikes of October’s Paris bike show, first with the new bikes from the NEC and first with as-they-were revealed news from the Milan Show in...

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  • Milan Show round-up

    11 November 2005

    Milan Show round-up

    The Milan Bike Show - which organisers claim is the largest bike show ever - opens to the public on Thursday (Nov 17) with four new BMWs, four new Aprilias, two new Benellis, two new MV Agustas and...

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  • Two new KTMs for 06

    11 November 2005

    Two new KTMs for 06

    KTM has revealed two more new bikes for 2006 at the Milan Bike Show in Italy, a new Adventure using the 990 engine and a 950 Super Enduro R. The 990 Adventure replaces the 950 Adventure. it comes...

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  • 06 K1200GT unveiled

    11 November 2005

    06 K1200GT unveiled

    Here are the first pictures of the all-new BMW K1200GT. Based on the rapid K1200S, BMW has given the new version of the GT the same treatment as the old version it replaces – higher screen,...

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  • Brutale 910R at Milan

    11 November 2005

    Brutale 910R at Milan

    MV Agusta has revealed an upgraded Brutale – the 910R – to set pulses racing at the Milan Bike Show. Here’s our first picture. It's got upgraded suspension and more power (up from...

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  • New SYM scooters

    11 November 2005

    New SYM scooters

    SYM launched a bunch of new scooters at the Milan show with everything from a sporty 50 to a ‘safe’ big-wheeled 200. The HD now comes in 125 and 200SE forms and is designed for ‘the...

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  • Aprilia reveals new RSV

    11 November 2005

    Aprilia reveals new RSV

    Aprilia has unveiled its new 142bhp RSV-R at the Milan Bike Show. The exotic twin-cylinder superbike has a huge following in the UK. Here’s the first picture. We’ll add more details as...

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  • Morini's 9.5 ready for 06

    11 November 2005

    Morini's 9.5 ready for 06

    Moto Morini’s concept 9.5 twin has been made production reality for 2006. It was officially unveiled at the Milan Show on November 15. Here’s our first picture of the 998cc V-twin...

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  • Anniversary Vespas

    11 November 2005

    Anniversary Vespas

    Piaggio showed to new scooters at the Milan show designed to celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary. The two scooters are based on the GST250 and LX50 and are meant to represent the best of the...

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  • All-day BMW test rides

    11 November 2005

    All-day BMW test rides

    A new promotion by BMW allows you to spend a whole day test riding the BMW R1200RT. In addition, anyone testing the RT before December 22, 2006 will be entered into a special prize draw to win a BMW...

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