New bikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • £1000 off your insurance

    15 April 2006

    £1000 off your insurance

    You could get up to £1000 off your insurance when you buy a new bike from Doble Honda. The Surrey dealer has teamed up with ebike Insurance to do a massive insurance discount on seven of the...

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  • China inspires bike boom

    15 April 2006

    China inspires bike boom

    Bargain-priced Chinese imports are firing a growth in interest in bikes among a whole new group of buyers, according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association. They now account for 25% of the under...

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  • Spied: BMW MotoGP bike

    15 April 2006

    Spied: BMW MotoGP bike

    BMW’s MotoGP prototype has been spied in secret tests and MCN is convinced it will inspire a full-on sports bike for the road. Your next bike Quality bikes for sale here Tests & user reviews...

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  • KTM Venom due for 08

    15 April 2006

    KTM Venom due for 08

    KTM has revealed its naked 1150cc Venom - first seen as a prototype in 2004 - will go into production for 2008. For the full details see MCN - out on Wednesday, April 19 2006. Your next bike Quality...

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  • GT650R for under £4000

    08 April 2006

    GT650R for under £4000

    Hyosung’s GT650R is now available in the UK with the appointment of a new distributor, meaning you can now get a fully faired sports bike for under £4000. The naked GT650 has been around...

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  • Gilera's new Runner 200

    08 April 2006

    Gilera's new Runner 200

    After its total revamp of the 125 and 50cc versions of the Runner last year, Gilera has updated the big 200cc Runner to the latest spec. As well as the restyle the new VXR200 gets a totally...

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  • Bike sales up 11 percent

    08 April 2006

    Bike sales up 11 percent

    Bike sales are looking strong according to the latest figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) with scooters reversing their continuous decline in popularity. For the first time...

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  • Last Sport Classic arrives

    08 April 2006

    Last Sport Classic arrives

    The final bike in Ducati’s Sport Classics range, the GT1000 is due to hit dealers next month costing just £6995. The last of the retro bikes gets a slightly longer wheelbase, twin rear...

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  • KTM RC8 ready for 07

    08 April 2006

    KTM’s RC8 is undergoing final testing ready to go on sale in Autumn 2007. The firm has decided on a V-twin engine for final production – an 1150cc capable of 170bhp. Your next bike Quality Bikes For Sale here Tests & user reviews here For the full story get hold of this week’s MCN (April 12, 2006) and find out how we gained exclusive access to KTM’s HQ to bring you...

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  • Two new BMW 800 twins

    01 April 2006

    Two new BMW 800 twins

    BMW has exclusively confirmed it will launch two new parallel twins for 2007: The R1200GS-inspired F800GS and the radical F800R. The R takes its cues from the brutal K1200R. For full details and...

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  • More 06 bike reviews

    01 April 2006

    More 06 bike reviews

    We’ve updated our bike reviews section with all the latest details of a range of 2006 bikes. The MV Agusta F4 Veltro, Aprilia Tuono R, KTM 990 Adventure, Ducati Sport 1000, Aprilia Pegaso...

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  • Aprilia V4 1000 for 08

    01 April 2006

    Aprilia V4 1000 for 08

    Aprilia has confirmed it is building a V4 1000 and plans to race it in 2008 ahead of production in 2009. You’ll find more details about the project in MCN – out on April 5, 2006. Your...

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  • Hypermotard on sale in 07

    01 April 2006

    Hypermotard on sale in 07

    Ducati's 'concept' Hypermotard is going into production ready for sale next Spring. The bike was rolled out to an appreciative audience at the Milan show in autumn (see link, right). And now Ducati...

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  • Two new Guzzis launch

    01 April 2006

    Two new Guzzis launch

    Moto Guzzi has launched two new versions of its Breva and Griso as lower-powered, lower-priced 850s. The Breva and Griso have been with us for some time as 1100 and (in the case of the Breva) 750cc...

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  • Ducati 1200 '916' for 07

    01 April 2006

    Ducati 1200 '916' for 07

    Ducati has gone back to the 916 to inspire the 1200 V-twin it hopes will even up the fight with Japan’s four-cylinder 1000s. Expect a return to a single-sided swingarm, twin exit pipes and...

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  • UK's Guzzi & Aprilia plan

    01 April 2006

    UK's Guzzi & Aprilia plan

    Aprilia and Moto Guzzi's new UK boss is promising hot deals, new bikes and an expanded dealer network to build the Italian brands in Britain. Massimo Granata is the new UK General Manager of AWS...

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  • World Cup scooter

    01 April 2006

    World Cup scooter

    The England football team will have Italian fans cheering them on in the Piaggio factory, as the firm has released an official England scooter to celebrate the World Cup. The livery appears on the...

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  • Cops target ZZ-R14

    01 April 2006

    Cops target ZZ-R14

    The ZZ-R1400 attracts attention wherever it goes – but in the case of the German police, it’s attention MCN’s Adam ‘Chad’ Child could have done without. He’s on...

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  • Madass 125 due in May

    01 April 2006

    Madass 125 due in May

    The 125cc version of the lightweight Sachs Madass will arrive in UK dealers in may 2006. Weight just 95kg, the fuel-in-frame design means it resembles a mountain bike on steroids. It also features a...

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  • ZZR: Ask your questions

    25 March 2006

    ZZR: Ask your questions

    MCN Road tester Adam 'Chad' Child is off to the official European launch of the ZZR1400 and he wants to answer any questions you’ve got about the bike. If you want to know details about the...

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  • DN-01 on sale in 07

    25 March 2006

    DN-01 on sale in 07

    Honda’s hydraulic-drive DN-01 – shown as a prototype in 2005 - will go into production in 12 months. It could consign conventional gear-changes to the history books. Insiders say it will...

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  • More Zip from Piaggio

    25 March 2006

    More Zip from Piaggio

    Piaggio is launching a new go-faster version of its Zip 50 – the four-stroke Zip 100. Choose from blue, red or black. You get underseat storage an adjustable seat with three different heights...

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  • New Tiger 1050 spied

    25 March 2006

    MCN has spied Triumph’s new 1050 Tiger in showroom-ready trim during final road tests. It’s due to be launched this summer. For full details – and news of Triumph’s all-new fuel injection system for parallel twins, see MCN, out on March 29, 2006. Find quality used Triumph 955i Tigers HERE Find quality used Triumph 900 Tigers HERE Find great Triumph kit HERE If you spy a...

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  • Airwaves Ducati replicas

    25 March 2006

    Airwaves Ducati replicas

    A limited edition Airwaves GSE Ducati replica is now available based on the 999 and 749. Just 30 bikes will be produced in the paintscheme of riders Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam, with a choice of...

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  • £1 for new Suzukis

    25 March 2006

    £1 for new Suzukis

    Pick a new Suzuki and you could ride it away for a deposit of just £1. The deal is offered to anyone buying from official Suzuki dealers in the UK between April 1 and June 30. £1 deposit...

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  • CT125 hits the streets

    25 March 2006

    CT125 hits the streets

    New-comers to motorcycling have a fresh option in the shape the learner-legal XPS CT125 from Peugeot. The Yamaha four-stroke-powered supermoto-inspired bike is claimed to be 'full size' making its...

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  • ZX-6R blinged with 24k

    18 March 2006

    ZX-6R blinged with 24k

    Two Brothers Racing have presented a 24k gold-plated Kawasaki ZX-6R to American Supercross superstar James “Bubba” Stewart. Stewart, who won at the Orlando Supercross on Saturday night...

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  • Peugeot 'free fuel' deal

    18 March 2006

    Peugeot 'free fuel' deal

    If you buy a Peugeot Speedfight or Jetforce scooter between April 1-May 31, 2006, the French firm will give you a cheque for £90 of fuel. The offer is based on average mileage and consumption...

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  • Free insurance on GP1

    18 March 2006

    Derbi has launched a new free insurance scheme for its seriously cool GP1 scooter. If you buy one of the chain-driven, beam-framed 50cc scooters you will get free third party insurance no matter how old you are or where you live. You can even upgrade the offer to third party fire and theft insurance for just an extra £99. The GP1 is about to be joined in the Derbi line-up by new 125cc and...

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  • Ducati's £15k GP replica

    18 March 2006

    Ducati's £15k GP replica

    Ducati will launch a lower-priced version of its Desmosedici V4 GP Replica after the full-spec limited-edition RR version is made available next year. The RR will cost a divorce-inspiring...

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  • More 06 bike reviews

    18 March 2006

    More 06 bike reviews

    We’ve updated our bike reviews section with all the latest details of range of 2006 bikes. The Honda Goldwing, Honda Deauville, Aprilia RSV-R, Aprilia RSV Factory, BMW K1200GT, and Aprilia...

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  • Win R1200GS at dealers

    11 March 2006

    Win R1200GS at dealers

    BMW dealers will host a double celebration on the weekend of March 25-26, as the K1200GT and R1200GS Adventure go on sale for the first time in the UK. Everyone who visits will have the chance to win...

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  • K1200GT: full details

    11 March 2006

    K1200GT: full details

    Full details have been released for the new BMW K1200 GT which hits UK stores on March 25-26, 2006. It's set to cost £11,955 with the same four-cylinder engine that powered the K1200 S. In GT...

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  • Six-cylinder Hayabusa

    11 March 2006

    Six-cylinder Hayabusa

    Suzuki’s next Hayabusa is set to be a stunning six-cylinder, super-fast mile-muncher according to sources in Japan. With the arrival of Kawasaki’s 200mph+ ZZ-R1400 the factory is now...

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  • From the RS125 launch

    11 March 2006

    From the RS125 launch

    MCN's Adam 'Chad' Child is at Calafat, Spain, testing Aprilia's new RS125. Here's his camera-phone snap direct from the pit-lane today (Mar 16). Download a quick video clip from the test, below, too...

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  • Latest bike sales chart

    04 March 2006

    Latest bike sales chart

    The Chinese invasion is well and truly underway – with Chinese firms accounting for a quarter of new mopeds and motorcycles-under-125cc sold in the UK. Adventure Sport and cruiser-style bikes...

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