New bikes (January 2005)

  • CB13S debuts in London

    28 January 2005

    CB13S debuts in London

    Honda's new half-faired muscle bike - the CB1300S - will make its worldwide debut with the opening of the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Saturday.The faired version of the CB1300 is inspired by 1980's...

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  • Rocket III recalled

    21 January 2005

    Rocket III recalled

    Triumph has issued a safety recall of around 1000 Rocket IIIs after recognising a fault in the shaft-drive which, it admits, “may result in a seized rear wheel.” Letters to owners explain...

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  • Suzuki prices go down

    21 January 2005

    Suzuki prices go down

    Suzuki has cut the price of the GSX-R600, Bandit 1200 and 1200S and revealed the price of the new K5 version of the GSX-R1000. The GSX-R6 is down £250 to £6599 while the Bandit 1200s are...

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  • Piaggio Fly lands

    21 January 2005

    Piaggio Fly lands

    Piaggio has launched 50cc and 125cc versions of its new Fly in the UK. The 50cc has a two-stroke engine with a two-way catalytic converter, the 125 is a four-stroke. Both use a rigid steel tube frame...

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  • Harley's new Street Rod

    21 January 2005

    Harley's new Street Rod

    Harley-Davidson has launched three new models for 2005 including an 120bhp VRSCR Street Rod, a dirt-track Sportster XL 883R and a limited edition 15th Anniversary Fat Boy. The latest member of the...

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  • Global bike sales boom

    14 January 2005

    Global bike sales boom

    You might already know that China is the world’s biggest exporter of motorcycles. But which nation has risen to number two? Is Japan still up there? Italy or Germany perhaps? How about...

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  • MT-01 to arrive in Feb

    14 January 2005

    MT-01 to arrive in Feb

    If you’ve been eagerly following the progress of the Yamaha MT-01 then you’ll be pleased to know that it'll be here in a matter of weeks. Yamaha UK has just said that the 1600cc...

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  • Sports sales stay strong

    14 January 2005

    Sports sales stay strong

    Definitions (as used by the MCIA): Adventure Sport (including Supermoto) These bikes are similar in style to Trail/Enduro motorcycles but are predominantly designed and capable for on-road use only.

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  • GSX-R classes begin

    07 January 2005

    GSX-R classes begin

    UK dealers and race teams have been given a head-start in tuning techniques for the 2005 GSX-R1000. Suzuki is staging a series of four specialist Yoshimura GSX-R Seminars this month across Europe.

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  • BMW unveils R1200ST

    07 January 2005

    BMW unveils R1200ST

    BMW has released the full details of its R1200ST sports tourer and said you can expect it to arrive in dealers by March. The bike, which will cost £9060otr, succeeds the R1150RS and takes the...

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  • Race-rep Speedfight

    01 January 2005

    Race-rep Speedfight

    Peugeot has released a new Speedfight with a race-replica paintjob. But instead of aping MotoGP or World Superbikes, it's to commemorate the introduction of the Peugeot 307 World Rally car. The...

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