New bikes (February 2005)

  • Deals on new Guzzis

    25 February 2005

    Deals on new Guzzis

    Get your hands on a new Moto Guzzi before the end of March and not only will you get it interest free but you could win a trip to Italy. The Italian firm is offering an interest free finance package...

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  • Bandits for couriers

    18 February 2005

    Bandits for couriers

    A courier firm in London has taken delivery of the first new Suzuki Bandit GSF650S bikes for commercial use. Goldstar International Express currently run a fleet of 20 of the older Bandit GSF600S. If...

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  • Two new Piaggios

    18 February 2005

    Two new Piaggios

    Piaggio has announced the arrival of two new scooters for 2005, the latest in the Vespa family and a new member of the X family with vast acres of storage space. The new Vespa LX will replace the...

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  • Video: MZ SF first test

    18 February 2005

    Video: MZ SF first test

    You can see the MZ 1000SF in action during the world first test ride by downloading the video, below. MCN's Matt Wildee flew out to Malaga in Spain to test the bike, and the full report will be in...

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  • GSX-R1000 group test

    18 February 2005

    GSX-R1000 group test

    MCN’s crack road testers are off riding Suzuki’s new GSX-R1000 against its hottest rivals and you can read our full verdict in the March 9 issue of MCN. You’ll be glad to know...

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  • Mad Fireblade fighter

    18 February 2005

    Mad Fireblade fighter

    German bike firm Spaehn Racing has launched the latest in it’s range of customised naked bikes, offering styling to rival some of the top production machines. The Deep Bull is based on a Honda...

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  • Video verdict: 05 Hornet

    11 February 2005

    Video verdict: 05 Hornet

    MCN's Trevor Franklin has been testing the updated 05 version of Honda's Hornet 600F. You can read his full, exclusive report in MCN - out on Wednesday February 16, 2005 (alongside our world first...

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  • Video verdict: MZ1000SF

    11 February 2005

    Video verdict: MZ1000SF

    MCN's Matt Wildee was in Malaga, Spain earlier this week a world first ride on MZ's new 1000SF. You can read his full report and see great action pictures in MCN out on February 23. We'll be adding...

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  • Peugeot cuts prices

    04 February 2005

    Peugeot cuts prices

    Peugeot has cut the prices of some of Britain's biggest selling scooters. The 50cc Speedfight is now under £1600 while the 100cc Vivacity is under £1500. Peugeot is also now offering a...

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  • First test: MZ 1000SF

    04 February 2005

    First test: MZ 1000SF

    The fuel injection is still snatchy (though better than on the S) and can be confused with a big handful at low revs. Vibration can prove intrusive and tiring and the generator cover can cook your...

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  • Win trip to Aprilia launch

    04 February 2005

    Win trip to Aprilia launch

    An official club for Aprilia owners has been launched with the offer of an all-expenses-paid trip to the world launch of the new Aprilia Pegaso Strada for one lucky member. The club says it is just...

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  • Video: Malaguti Drakon

    04 February 2005

    Video: Malaguti Drakon

    We've been testing funky new Malaguti Drakon that takes the naked bike trend to 16-year-olds everywhere. MCN road tester Adam Child reckons this little geared 50 is very cool. The braced swingarm,...

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  • 05 Barrus range on test

    04 February 2005

    05 Barrus range on test

    Motorcyclenews.com has been testing a new range of bikes imported by Barrus, including the Italian Malaguti Spider Max, Phantom Max and Drakon, Reiju's RS2 Matrix and SMX 125, and the Moto Roma Urban...

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  • New bikes from Barrus

    04 February 2005

    New bikes from Barrus

    Barrus, importer of Malaguti, Reiju, Moto-Hispania and Moto-Roma, has unveiled new bikes and ambitious plans for the next year. The firm outlined its plans on Wednesday, February 9, and gave...

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  • 2005 price guide

    01 February 2005

    2005 price guide

    MCN has put together a price guide for the key bikes in 2005 and you can download it by clicking the link below. There are a number of price rises this year but there are also plenty of bargains to...

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  • Enfield offers retro trials

    01 February 2005

    Enfield offers retro trials

    Demand from UK riders has prompted Royal Enfield to go intor production with a trials-styled Bullet Sixty-5 after previewing it at last year’s NEC bike show. The UK special is based on the...

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  • Sportiest moped ever?

    01 February 2005

    Sportiest moped ever?

    MCN man Matt Wildee has just stepped off the new Derbi GP1 scooter and reckons it could be the coolest 50 yet. Wildee called back from the launch of the scooter in Spain and raved about the handling,...

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  • Indian bike sales boom

    01 February 2005

    Indian bike sales boom

    India’s second-biggest bike maker sold almost as many bikes in January 2005 as the entire UK bike industry sold in all of last year. Bajaj sold 132,028 motorcycles in the month. The total...

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