New bikes (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • BMW HP2 best in show

    01 October 2005

    BMW HP2 best in show

    BMW’s R1200GS based HP2 enduro bike has been voted best bike at the Paris bike show by a team of design experts. The Motorcycle Design Association (MDA) looked at everything at the show,...

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  • Triumph shows three

    01 October 2005

    Triumph shows three

    Triumph unveiled its Scrambler, Daytona 675 and Rocket III Classic at the Paris Bike Show which opened to the public on Saturday (Oct 1). in the official press launch on Friday (Sep 30) the firm...

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  • 06 Suzuki muscle cruiser

    01 October 2005

    06 Suzuki muscle cruiser

    Suzuki is preparing to unveil a new ‘muscle cruiser’ for 2006 – the Boulevard M105. Updated October 3 U.S. sources suggested it may be rolled out at a Suzuki dealer meeting on that...

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  • Honda Tokyo bikes

    01 October 2005

    Honda Tokyo bikes

    Honda has revealed a new concept bike ahead of the Tokyo show, which combines the specs of a superbike with the styling of a scooter. The new machine might look like a scooter but it is expected to...

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  • Tokyo Show Yamahas

    01 October 2005

    Tokyo Show Yamahas

    Yamaha has released early details of the concept bikes it will be showing at the Tokyo motor show, including an R6 powered electric hybrid 60s style cruiser. All of the new concept designs focus on...

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  • Yamaha bikes and babes

    30 September 2005

    Yamaha bikes and babes

    Yamaha's new MT-0S concept bike went on show at the Paris Bike Show on Friday alongside a host of hot new machines accompanied by some of the show's hottest honeys. Download the videos below and see...

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  • Video: Suzuki GSR launch

    30 September 2005

    Video: Suzuki GSR launch

    Suzuki launched the GSR600 at Paris on Thursday, dropping the B-King moniker from the name, check out video below. The new bike was first seen here on the site last week, but this is the first time...

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  • KTM shows its 06 990RR

    30 September 2005

    KTM shows its 06 990RR

    KTM unveiled new models for 2006, including a race-ready version of the SuperDuke - the 990RR, on Friday in Paris (Sep 30). It comes complete with carbon-fibre wheels, titanium Akrapovic end cans,...

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  • New Aprilia Pegaso Trail

    30 September 2005

    New Aprilia Pegaso Trail

    Aprilia has revealed a new version of the Pegaso at the Paris Bike Show – which opened to the press on Friday, Sep 30. The new bike – the Pegaso Trail - is in the same vein as a BMW...

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  • Walk through Paris Show

    30 September 2005

    Walk through Paris Show

    Download the two videos you'll find at the end of this article and you'll experience what it's like to to walk through the Paris Bike Show on press day. These clips were shot on Friday, Sep 30, the...

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  • Welcome to Paris Show

    30 September 2005

    Welcome to Paris Show

    The Paris Bike Show opened its doors to the world’s press on Friday (Sep30) and we were there to bring you the latest as it happened. On top of all the new bikes we’ve already brought you...

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  • Video: Bandit 12 launch

    30 September 2005

    Video: Bandit 12 launch

    Suzuki has launched its new Bandit 1200s at the Paris show, officially unveiling them to the public for the first time. The 1200 and 1200S have been completely updated with new chassis and Bandit 650...

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  • 2x4 new Peugeots

    30 September 2005

    2x4 new Peugeots

    Peugeot has launched two brand new scooters at the Paris show, each available with a choice of four different engines. The Geopolis and Satelis will both be offered in 125cc, 125cc with supercharger,...

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  • New Voxan Charade

    30 September 2005

    New Voxan Charade

    French firm Voxan revealed a new model at its home bike show in Paris on Friday. The Charade Racing has the firm’s familiar 996cc V twin, double tubular steel frame and weighs 179kg. It has...

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  • Video: GSX-R launch

    30 September 2005

    Video: GSX-R launch

    We got the first glimpse of the all new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 at their official launch at the Paris show on Thursday, check out the video below. The new bikes have been given a complete makeover in...

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  • See new Kawasaki tourer

    30 September 2005

    See new Kawasaki tourer

    Kawasaki held the official launch of its 06 range in Paris on Thursday and amid all the bikes that we’ve already shown you they revealed sketches of a new sports tourer destined for launch next...

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  • New Deauville 680

    30 September 2005

    New Deauville 680

    Honda has updated its Deauville with a bigger 680cc engine, new bodywork and linked-together panniers. The 2006 bike was revealed at Honda’s Paris Show preview on Thursday evening (Sep29) at...

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  • Silverwing 400 launched

    30 September 2005

    Silverwing 400 launched

    Honda’s Silverwing 600 has been joined by a 400cc version in the firm’s model line-up for 2006. The new version is aimed at filling a demand gap Honda has identified across Europe,...

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  • CBF1000S launched

    23 September 2005

    CBF1000S launched

    Honda uncovered an all-new CBF1000S in Paris on Thursday night (Sep 29) at an exclusive preview of its official launch at the Paris bike show, and we've got the video. It uses a detuned CBR1000RR...

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  • Three new 06 Triumphs

    23 September 2005

    Three new 06 Triumphs

    Triumph has officially released pictures and details about three key new bikes for 2006 – The Bonneville Scrambler, the Daytona 675 and the Rocket III Classic. All three will go on show to the...

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  • FJR13 goes semi-auto

    23 September 2005

    FJR13 goes semi-auto

    Yamaha has announced its FJR1300 is to be offered with a semi-automatic gearbox in 2006 – a first on a sports tourer. You use buttons on the left hand bar to shift up and down. Unlike...

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  • Paris show: 06 Yamahas

    23 September 2005

    Paris show: 06 Yamahas

    Yamaha launched its range of 2006 bikes in Paris on Wednesday, September 28, with the new R6 and FZ1 taking centre stage alongside a new MT concept bike. Check out the photos on the right to see the...

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  • Paris previews begin

    23 September 2005

    Paris previews begin

    Get ready for a rush of new metal - the exclusive previews to the season’s first big bike show – Paris - have begun. The Paris Show will see the official launch of many of the machines...

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  • Scoots to Paris: Latest

    23 September 2005

    Scoots to Paris: Latest

    motorcyclenews.com headed for the Paris Bike show on maxi scooters with a mission. Many of the new bikes of 2006 are being revealed at exclusive events previewing the show on Wednesday and Thursday...

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  • Suzuki Katana is back

    23 September 2005

    Suzuki Katana is back

    Suzuki’s Katana is back – as a six-cylinder 180bhp, 1100cc machine aimed at becoming the ultimate all-purpose bike. As those who bought this week’s MCN already know (we published...

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  • Naked R1 revealed

    23 September 2005

    Naked R1 revealed

    Yamaha unveiled a new completely naked version of its 150bhp R1-powered FZ1 at its Paris Show preview event on Wednesday night (Sep 28). As MCN readers will already know (first official pictures were...

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  • Aprilia reveals 2 twins

    23 September 2005

    Aprilia reveals 2 twins

    Aprilia is to reveal two new twins at the Paris Bike Show – the RXV 450 enduro and the SXV supermoto. Both bikes use the 450cc 77-degree V-twin the firm has been working on for the last two...

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  • Biggest Yamaha twin yet

    23 September 2005

    Biggest Yamaha twin yet

    Yamaha is rolling out its biggest twin yet for 2006 - the XV1900 Midnight Star. The belt-driven cruiser uses a 1854cc air-cooled V-twin aimed at delivering brute strength in the 55-75mph zone. It...

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  • First pictures: ZZR1400

    16 September 2005

    First pictures: ZZR1400

    These are the first official pictures of Kawasaki’s new ZZR1400. The new bike has been redesigned from the ground up with new engine, chassis and radical new styling and Kawasaki claim it is...

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  • New GSR600 B-King

    16 September 2005

    New GSR600 B-King

    Our first picture of the new Suzuki GSR600 (published on September 19) has now been confirmed as the real thing. And we've added a new static shot of it so you can take in more detail now. There's...

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  • Kawasaki updates VN

    16 September 2005

    Kawasaki updates VN

    Kawasaki has updated its middle-sized cruiser for 2006 with the VN900 getting an extra 100cc over the 2005 bike. The bike has been restyled to look more like the VN2000 so riders don’t look or...

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  • Grab a Madass deal

    16 September 2005

    Grab a Madass deal

    The oddball Sachs Madass now comes with free insurance and a lower price in a special promotion in the run-up to Christmas. At £1299, you can now save £200 from the normal retail price,...

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  • New pics: ZX-10R & ER-6

    16 September 2005

    New pics: ZX-10R & ER-6

    More pictures of Kawasaki’s 2006 ZX-10R have emerged alongside more images of the faired version of the firm’s new stylish budget bike the ER-6f. After the current ZX-10R gained a...

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  • First pics: New GSX-Rs

    09 September 2005

    First pics: New GSX-Rs

    Suzuki will be launching a completely new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 for 2006. Both bikes will share almost identical styling and both will be even more radical than this year’s litre bike. The...

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  • New 06 Suzukis emerge

    09 September 2005

    New 06 Suzukis emerge

    Here’s the new look for the GSX-R1000 for 2006 – and there’s more new Suzukis ready to break cover late on Wednesday night (Sep 14). The GSX-R1000 colour options for next year are...

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  • 2006 Suzuki Bandits

    09 September 2005

    2006 Suzuki Bandits

    Despite tighter emission laws in 2006, the 1200cc Suzuki Bandit is set to continue alongside the smaller 650cc models. And the larger machine will now resemble the smaller version more closely with...

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