New bikes (August 2005)

  • 06 Yamaha R6 revealed

    26 August 2005

    06 Yamaha R6 revealed

    This is the new Yamaha R6 – complete with MotoGP-inspired styling and the oddest exhaust we’ve spotted yet. This image is one of several which have found their way on to chat forums...

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  • Bike of the Year: K1200R

    26 August 2005

    Bike of the Year: K1200R

    BMW’s K1200R has been named Motorcycle of the Year by US magazine Motorcyclist. They say it had the most profound inpact on motorcycling in 2005. This is the first prestigious award the 163...

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  • 06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

    26 August 2005

    06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

    Yamaha is rolling out a series of stunning new machines for 2006 including the now-ready-for-production MT-03. The new 660cc single has all the stripped down appeal of the MT-01 at a fraction of the...

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  • 2006 Kawasakis unveiled

    26 August 2005

    2006 Kawasakis unveiled

    Kawasaki’s ZX-10R will be faster and smaller for 2006 with a host of changes that make it a genuinely new bike. Read the full and exclusive details and see more pictures, only in MCN –...

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  • US scooter sales boom

    19 August 2005

    US scooter sales boom

    Rising petrol prices are fuelling a massive rise in scooter sales in the US, a country traditionally associated with big bore cruisers. Total scooter sales last year rose to 86,000, more than double...

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  • New CCM coming soon

    19 August 2005

    New CCM coming soon

    Check out Wednesday’s MCN, out August 24, for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Four weeks ago we gave you a first look at the drawings of...

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  • New CCM breaks cover

    19 August 2005

    New CCM breaks cover

    Check out this Wednesday’s MCN for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Just four weeks ago MCN showed the first drawings of the FT35S...

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  • New Triumph Scrambler

    19 August 2005

    New Triumph Scrambler

    Triumph is to launch a new dirt-inspired retro twin next month. It shares similar style to the TR6C scrambler of the 1960s but uses the current Bonnie’s 865cc twin engine. For more details,...

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  • Bike sales up, cars down

    12 August 2005

    Bike sales up, cars down

    Latest figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association show bike sales in July were up compared to July 2004. At 1% up, it’s not a big rise – but it certainly outstrips the 6.6% FALL in...

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  • We ride new Runner

    12 August 2005

    We ride new Runner

    Motorcyclenews.com’s Used Bikes Editor has just ridden the new Gilera Runner at its UK launch in London. Here’s what he thought of the scooter’s first major redesign since its launch...

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  • Walker tests 06 ZX-10R

    12 August 2005

    Walker tests 06 ZX-10R

    Chris Walker and American rider Doug Chandler have just returned from Japan after spending a week putting in laps at a Kawasaki test track on what is thought to be the 2006 ZX-10R. British Supersport...

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  • B-King 600 due for 06

    12 August 2005

    B-King 600 due for 06

    Suzuki’s Hayabusa-powered B-King isn’t enough – the firm is going to roll out a 600cc version using a GSX-R600 engine, MCN reveals on Wednesday, August 17. Get all the details in...

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  • HP2 launches on Sep 10

    05 August 2005

    HP2 launches on Sep 10

    BMW’s new HP2 enduro machine will get an official launch across the entire UK dealer network on Saturday September 10. The launch gives dirt-riding fans their first chance to try the HP2 (High...

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  • GP-inspired R6 - in MCN

    05 August 2005

    GP-inspired R6 - in MCN

    Make sure you don't miss Wednesday's issue of MCN with exclusive news of a new R6 for 2006. Changes include: Chassis layout similar to an R1 Radial mount brakes New swingarm New engine For the...

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  • Peugeot gives 50cc free

    05 August 2005

    Peugeot gives 50cc free

    Peugeot has launched a new special edition Speedfight that means you can now ride away on a 100cc scooter for the same price as a 50. The Speedfight Advantage has been produced specially for the UK...

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