New bikes (April 2005)

  • Viper signs factory deal

    15 April 2005

    Viper signs factory deal

    American cruiser maker Viper has announced a deal for Performance Assembly Solutions to make its bikes and engines at Livonia, Michigan. The big V-twin engines, including a 2500cc version, have been...

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  • BMW confirms HP2 detail

    15 April 2005

    BMW confirms HP2 detail

    BMW has officially released details about its HP2 off-roader – the most powerful production off-road bike ever. MCN carried a world exclusive on the bike in our April 13 issue. Now details are...

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  • 250,000 less Yamahas

    15 April 2005

    250,000 less Yamahas

    Yamaha has admitted it made ‘mistakes in counting’ the number of bikes it made and exported in the last year – to the tune of a quarter of a million motorcycles. According to...

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  • Touring MZ revealed

    15 April 2005

    Touring MZ revealed

    MZ has launched a new touring version of the 1000S offering a more comfortable and practical package for long distance riding. The 1000ST SuperTraveller is basically the same as the 1000S but gets...

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  • Italian sales take a dive

    08 April 2005

    Italian sales take a dive

    New bike sales in Italy are struggling with a 43% fall in scooters and small bikes in the first three months of 2005. In the period January-March 2005 total sales are down around 20% year on year...

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  • Harley cuts production

    08 April 2005

    Harley cuts production

    Harley-Davidson – the bike firm that makes more money than the world’s biggest car maker – is showing signs of a slow-down in its stratospheric growth. It has announced it is...

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  • ZX-6R alternative found

    08 April 2005

    ZX-6R alternative found

    MCN has unearthed some early clay model workings and design sketches for the current Kawasaki ZX-6R – and we want to know what owners think. The early models show how much work went into the...

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  • Try free track sessions

    08 April 2005

    Try free track sessions

    Free track sessions on BMW’s wildly-powerful K1200S are being offered to anyone considering buying a sports bike this year. You get to ride two 15-minute sessions on your own bike and one on...

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  • 90,000 at Tokyo Show

    01 April 2005

    90,000 at Tokyo Show

    The 32nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show attracted more than 90,000 people at the weekend. The event at Tokyo Big Sight ran from Friday to Sunday (April 1-3) The 90,955 total visitor number was up more than...

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  • New MV specials

    01 April 2005

    New  MV specials

    MV Agusta has just realeased photos of its two new limited edition specials, the Brutale Gladio and F4 1000 Corse. The bikes have been released to celebrate the opening of MV’s racing...

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  • C-charge bonus for bikes

    01 April 2005

    C-charge bonus for bikes

    London’s Congestion Charge is to rise from £5 to £8 this summer – offering even greater incentive for car drivers to switch to two wheels. The current £5 levy for cars...

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