New bikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • BMW testing ? but why?

    01 July 2006

    BMW testing ? but why?

    MCN reader Harold Hutchinson got in touch with us to say he’d spotted a couple of heavily disguised BMWs testing – and he even managed to get video of them. But the weird thing is, while...

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  • Budget Italian style

    24 June 2006

    Budget Italian style

    Kymco has launched a new 50cc scooter that combines Italian styling with a Korean price. Priced at just £1499otr, the People S 50 features alloy wheels, electric and kick start, centre and side...

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  • Test and win an MT-01

    24 June 2006

    Test and win an MT-01

    Take a test ride on a Yamaha MT-01 and you will be entered into a draw to win one. You'll need to book your test ride at a Yamaha MT Specilaist Dealer between Monday, July 3, 2006 and the end of...

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  • New scooter hits UK

    24 June 2006

    New scooter hits UK

    The 125cc Peugeot Satelis, revealed by MCN at the Paris Show (Click here), has now made the journey across the channel and into British dealers. The Satelis has been designed to offer the best drag...

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  • New Yamaha cruisers

    24 June 2006

    New Yamaha cruisers

    Yamaha has added two new cruisers to it’s lineup for 2007 – both based around the same 1300cc engine. The XVS1300CT and XVS1300A replace the aging XVS1100 and boast a brand new...

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  • Kwak 0% deal ends soon

    24 June 2006

    Kwak 0% deal ends soon

    Kawasaki is now offering 0 per cent finance deals on seven of the most popular bikes in the range. The bikes included are the ZX-10R, ZX-6R, ER-6n, ER-6f, Z750, Z750s and Z1000. A variety of packages...

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  • Free upgrades with Buell

    24 June 2006

    Free upgrades with Buell

    Buell UK is offering a free GPS system, free low seat upgrade, free tyre choice, and three months free on the Buell Ulysses XB12X for a limited time. The deal was semingly inspired by charity riders...

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  • Yamaha GP-rep scooters

    24 June 2006

    Yamaha GP-rep scooters

    Two limited-edition scooters will let you nip around town in Camael Yamaha or MotoGP paintschemes, and don't even cost more than the standard versions. The Camel Yamaha Factory paintscheme is...

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  • Anniversary Dragsters

    17 June 2006

    Anniversary Dragsters

    YAMAHA has revealed three new cruiser models on the Japanese market to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Dragstar range. The 250cc, 650cc and 1100cc special edition Dragstars are all...

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  • New CBR600RR for 2007

    17 June 2006

    New CBR600RR for 2007

    Honda’s 2007 CBR600RR will be massively lighter than the current bike as revealed in the June 21 edition of MCN. The bike, which is expected to launch in September gets a completely new engine...

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  • Weekend-long test ride

    10 June 2006

    Weekend-long test ride

    If a short test ride isn't enough for you to make up your mind about the 2006 Honda Varadero XL1000V, Hunts Motorcycles is offering a weekend-long test ride. You'll be able to use the bike for 48...

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  • New Hornet for 2007

    03 June 2006

    New Hornet for 2007

    A more aggressive Honda Hornet 600 will be unveiled this September as the start of a major restyle of the Japanese firm's entire bike range. Information from foreign sources is revealed in MCN, June...

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  • Finance on new Ducatis

    03 June 2006

    Finance on new Ducatis

    You can now grab a new Ducati 749 or 999 with three years 0 per cent finance, plus a £500 contribution from Ducati UK towards your deposit. The offer applies for 2005 and 2006 Ducati 749 Dark,...

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  • Safer bike concept

    03 June 2006

    Safer bike concept

    British firm Genesis Motorcycles has unveiled this take on a safer form of motorcycle, to respond to traffic congestion, increasing fuel prices, and rider safety. The Genesis Mk 111 is currently...

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  • Ducati GP rep launched

    01 June 2006

    Ducati GP rep launched

    MCN Editor Marc Potter is at Mugello today, Thursday June 1, 2006, at the launch of the Ducati Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica road bike. The bike was revealed at 10:45am UK time, and here's what...

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  • New GSX-R1000 for 2007

    27 May 2006

    New GSX-R1000 for 2007

    Suzuki will launch a new GSX-R1000 in 2007 designed to take the fear-factor out of riding a 180bhp bike. The new machine will get the styling introduced on the 600 and 750 and a completely redesigned...

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  • New BMW Superbike

    20 May 2006

    New BMW Superbike

    BMW is planning its most radical superbike yet, a lightweight version of the R1200S. The new bike, dubbed the HP2, will follow the same concept that brought us the HP1, which is based on the...

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  • New Derbi 125s

    20 May 2006

    New Derbi 125s

    Derbi is launching four new learner legal 125s for 2007 with all styles catered for. All four bikes will use the same four-stroke engine but look completely different. The Freekster will be a...

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  • 60th year Vespa models

    20 May 2006

    60th year Vespa models

    Three new Vespa scooters celebrate 60 years of the Italian firm in 2006. The retro collection of two Vespa Vintage models are joined by a limited edition Vespa GT60. The vintage range adapt the...

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  • Yamaha cruiser arrives

    20 May 2006

    Yamaha cruiser arrives

    The new Yamaha XV1900 Midnight Star is arriving in showrooms following its appearance at the BMF Show last weekend. The latest addition to the Star range produces 168Nm torque at just 2500rpm, and is...

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  • 2007 Yamaha YZ450F

    20 May 2006

    2007 Yamaha YZ450F

    The first picture has emerged of Yamaha’s 2007 YZ450F motocross bike. The new bike looks like it has remained largely similar to the 2006 machine but will gain new graphics and wavy...

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  • New Yamaha R1 for 2007

    13 May 2006

    New Yamaha R1 for 2007

    This week in MCN we’ve got an exclusive first look at Yamaha’s new R1 and its got a completely new engine. The new bike is taking its cue from Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP bike with a...

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  • Get a Fazer for 99p

    13 May 2006

    Get a Fazer for 99p

    New finance options from Yamaha mean you could fund a new FZ6, FZ6 Fazer or XT660R. The three options are either 0 per cent finance over 24 months, a 99p deposit with low APR, or £99 per month...

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  • New Kawasaki ZX-6R

    06 May 2006

    New Kawasaki ZX-6R

    Kawasaki will reveal an all-new ZX-6R later this year, ditching the 636 capacity for a 599cc screamer. The new bike draws from the ZX-10R and the ZX-RR MotoGP bike and will be available in 2007. You...

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  • Budget 125 from Sachs

    06 May 2006

    Budget 125 from Sachs

    Sachs has expanded it's range of budget scooters with the Bee 125cc automatic, which costs £1299. The firm has tied-up with a Chinese factory to provide German quality and dealer support with...

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  • R6 tops the charts

    06 May 2006

    R6 tops the charts

    Yamaha’s R6 certainly seems to be pressing all the right buttons with UK riders, topping the MCI sales charts for April. The R6 dominates the top ten, selling 23 more bikes this year than the...

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  • ZX-10R owner warning

    06 May 2006

    ZX-10R owner warning

    Kawasaki is writing to owners of new ZX10R bikes to notify them of the possibility of a fault with the tightening of a steering damper mounting bolt. All warranty registered owners of affected...

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  • Five new BMWs for 07

    06 May 2006

    Five new BMWs for 07

    BMW is set to continue it’s breakneck development pace, revealing five new bikes before the end of the year. There will be a new F650 in GS and supermoto forms, a tricked up version and a naked...

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  • Revised Triple spied

    01 May 2006

    Revised Triple spied

    Triumph is testing revised versions of the Speed Triple and Sprint ST with changes to the engines and exhaust systems. Both machines have been spotted testing near the firm's Hickley factory. For...

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  • Budget Sachs from China

    01 May 2006

    German firm Sachs will be able to offer cheaper bikes and scooters to compete with unbranded internet sellers, after entering into an agreement with a major Chinese factory. Sachs aims to offer German quality and dealer support as part of the deal with New Superior Ltd. In return for German engineering support and in-house quality control in the Chinese plant, the firm will receive massive...

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  • Race replica Aerox

    01 May 2006

    Race replica Aerox

    It might not register with many 16-year-old scooter riders, but the Aerox YQ50 is now available in Yamaha's traditional Yellow speedblock race design. The paintscheme dates back to the original...

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  • King Kenny's road bikes

    01 May 2006

    King Kenny's road bikes

    MCN has been given exclusive access to Kenny Robert's new road bike project - and there are four on their way. King Kenny's road bike plans include a 170cc single, a V5 MotoGP rep, a naked V5 bike...

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  • Tornado for £5999

    22 April 2006

    Tornado for £5999

    You can get yourself a brand new Benelli Tornado for under six grand with KJM superbikes’ current deal. The Wigan firm bought the Tornado 900s a while back but has since become the official...

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  • 07 CBR600RR spied

    22 April 2006

    07 CBR600RR spied

    The 2007 Honda CBR600RR has been spied in action in tests in Italy. And MCN can exclusively reveal it’s packed full of technical advances taken from Honda’s MotoGP bike. Expect more...

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  • 1000cc riders downsize

    22 April 2006

    1000cc riders downsize

    The new R6 seems to be so good that many people are trading in their litre bikes for the 600 supersport, making this a very good time to get a deal on a used 1000. Webbs Yamaha in Peterborough have...

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  • Norton sinks again

    15 April 2006

    Norton sinks again

    The latest attempt to get Norton Motorcycles back on the road seems to have come to a grinding halt. The company announced last week that it was winding things down as the firm’s money ran out...

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