New bikes (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • New superbike reviews

    04 March 2006

    New superbike reviews

    We’ve updated our bike reviews section with all the latest details of all the 2006 Superbikes. The Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR and Kawasaki ZX-10R have all got updated...

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  • Free cover for ER5/KLE

    04 March 2006

    Free cover for ER5/KLE

    Buy a new or pre-registered Kawasaki ER-5 or KLE500 and you could get a year of free fully comprehensive insurance. The cover is underwritten by Kawasaki's K-Care Insurance, and you'll need to be...

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  • 300mph bullet bike

    04 March 2006

    300mph bullet bike

    A stream-lined prototype being shown at the Geneva Motor Show this week is claimed to be capable of more than 300mph – and when cruising at 110mph turns in better fuel consumption figures than...

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  • Free finance on 749/999

    01 March 2006

    Free finance on 749/999

    Ducati has made its 999 and 749 more affordable with a new two-year 0% finance deal available until May 31. You have to put down 30% and the deal is only available from participating authorised UK...

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  • New sports 600s reviews

    01 March 2006

    New sports 600s reviews

    We’ve updated our bike reviews section with all the latest details of all the 2006 supersports 600 bikes. The Yamaha R6, Suzuki GSX-R600, Triumph Daytona 675, Honda CBR600RR and Kawasaki ZX-6R...

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  • Cheap insurance on 50s

    01 March 2006

    Cheap insurance on 50s

    Aprilia is offering bargain insurance for 16-24-year-olds on its 50cc scooters with Third Party insurance costing just £49. Third Party Fire and Theft is available at the subsidised rate of...

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  • Free insurance on Buells

    25 February 2006

    Free insurance on Buells

    The Buell Lightning XB12S and Firebolt XB12R come with free insurance for a year, but only if you buy before March 31, 2006. The deal also includes a £500 trade-in bonus on the Firebolt XB12R,...

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  • Ducati updates Monster

    25 February 2006

    Ducati updates Monster

    Ducati has made its new budget monster available almost a year ahead of schedule. The bike was slated as a 2007 model but will now be available by April this year The Monster 695 retains the classic...

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  • New Senda out now

    18 February 2006

    New Senda out now

    Derbi’s new Senda DRD Pro supermoto and enduro should be on sale now with the new GP1 125 and 250 scooters following soon. Both 50cc DRD machines feature a brand new two-stroke engine as well...

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  • Grab an R1 SP

    18 February 2006

    Grab an R1 SP

    If you fancy getting your hands on one of the very limited special edition Yamaha R1 SPs this could be your last chance. Only 50 of 500 machines came to the UK and most sold straight away, but after...

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  • 0 per cent KX MX bikes

    18 February 2006

    0 per cent KX MX bikes

    Kawasaki has extended the current one year interest free finance deal on the KX motocross range until April 2006. The deal is based on a minimum 10 per cent deposit, which can be cash or part...

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  • Buying an '06 R6?

    11 February 2006

    Buying an '06 R6?

    If you are buying a new 2006 Yamaha R6, or you've already put a deposit down, then MCN would like to hear from you. We'd like to gather some opinions for an upcoming feature we're working on, but...

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  • Free Runner insurance

    11 February 2006

    Free Runner insurance

    Gilera is offering free insurance when you buy either a 2005 or 2006 Runner. The deal is available on both the 50cc and 125cc versions of the scooter and gives you third party only cover included...

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  • VFR tops sales charts

    11 February 2006

    VFR tops sales charts

    Honda’s VFR800 is currently the most popular new bike in the UK. The do-it-all sports tourer has proved so popular that 184 were sold in January this year, beating it’s nearest rival, the...

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  • Discount scooter cover

    04 February 2006

    Discount scooter cover

    You can now get a 10 per cent discount on fully comprensive insurance for top-of-the-range scooters with insurance firm Bikesure. With high end Vespas costing over £3000, and super scooters...

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  • ZZR not quite 200bhp

    04 February 2006

    ZZR not quite 200bhp

    Kawasaki’s ZZR1400 wont be the 200bhp bike that everyone thought it would be – but it gets pretty close. The firm has released official power figures and without ram-air the bike is...

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  • BMW's development bike

    04 February 2006

    BMW's development bike

    BMW has unveiled a new bike that it says is purely for testing and developing new systems for future production. The bike has been designed with a ‘high power output and lightweight...

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  • Cagiva cuts 125cc prices

    01 February 2006

    Cagiva cuts 125cc prices

    Cagiva has cut the prices of its 125cc learner-legal models. The liquid cooled two-stroke Cagiva Mito has an alloy beam frame and 4-piston floating calliper Brembo disc brake at the front. For 2006...

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  • Derbi GP1 review added

    01 February 2006

    Derbi GP1 review added

    We’ve added the Derbi GP1, one of the coolest scooters you can buy, to our Bike Reviews section. You can see a full review of the scooter and loads of pictures and video so you can take a look...

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  • 0% on Honda 600s

    01 February 2006

    0% on Honda 600s

    If you buy a new Honda CBR600RR, CBR600F or Hornet 600 before the end of March you’ll be able to get it with two years 0% finance. Honda is offering the deals to celebrate the launch of its in...

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  • KTM Adventure updated

    28 January 2006

    KTM Adventure updated

    The official launch of the new KTM Adventure 990 takes place this coming weekend and you’ll be able to read it first in the February 8 edition of MCN, but if you can’t wait until then...

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  • First 06 Superbike test

    28 January 2006

    First 06 Superbike test

    We’ve scoured the world to bring you the world’s first group test of the 2006 superbikes and the test is so big and comprehensive we’ve had to split it in two. Last year’s...

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  • BMW reveals 06 prices

    28 January 2006

    BMW reveals 06 prices

    BMW has announced its 2006 new bike prices. The new R1200GS Adventure will be available from March 25, priced at £9755 on the road. It will be joined by BMW’s new 150 bhp K1200GT for...

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  • R6 bike review updated

    21 January 2006

    R6 bike review updated

    We’ve updated our Yamaha R6 bike review with all the details of the 2006 bike. We’ve updated the summary and added loads of new pictures and video of the R6 as well as a full...

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  • 150bhp Buell revealed

    21 January 2006

    150bhp Buell revealed

    Buell is to offer a 150bhp production racing version of its XBR Firebolt. The privateer 2007 bike takes the company full circle. Buell started life with the 1983 RX750 Harley-based racer. It is now...

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  • Single track concepts

    14 January 2006

    Single track concepts

    Two German designers have come up with these innovative entries to the 2006 Michelin Design Challenge using a caterpillar track system on a bike. The two designs, Hyanide and BAAL, are variations on...

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  • New look for 749/999

    14 January 2006

    New look for 749/999

    A Madrid-based Ducati specialist is going to this week’s Padova bike show with the claim that its first prototype will show the Italians how it should be done. Radical Ducati’s RAD 01 is...

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  • Honda cuts CBR price

    14 January 2006

    Honda cuts CBR price

    Honda has cut £400 off the list price of its big-selling CBR600F for 2006. It will cost £6299. But there are small rises across other parts of the range – including a £400...

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  • Bike sales up for 05

    07 January 2006

    Bike sales up for 05

    Motorcycle sales in 2005 have received a much-needed boost, halting a four-year downward trend. While scooter and car sales are still suffering, the total number of new bikes sold in the UK, not...

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  • Free services on Suzukis

    07 January 2006

    Free services on Suzukis

    Suzuki is now offering two-years free servicing on 13 models in the current range. The deal covers the first three scheduled services, including parts, fluids and labour, and includes the GS500 and...

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  • MZ?s minimalist SFx

    07 January 2006

    MZ?s minimalist SFx

    MZ has released details of an impressive new bike that takes the 1000SF as a base and layers on the style. The SFx is officially just a design study but it will almost certainly reach production by...

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  • 6.7 litre v-twin custom

    07 January 2006

    6.7 litre v-twin custom

    As if the current crop of near two litre v-twin cruisers doesn’t offer enough power, German Firm Leonhardt has released details of a proposed 6.7 litre beast. The Gunbus was conceived when...

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  • VW reveals GX3 trike

    01 January 2006

    VW reveals GX3 trike

    VW has revealed a bike-car hybrid inspired by MotoGP and F1 design. Powered by a 125bhp 1600cc four-cylinder engine, the GX3 is expected to cost less than £10,000, has room for two and does...

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  • Video: Tuono R tested

    01 January 2006

    Video: Tuono R tested

    MCN has just taken the new Aprilia Tuono R on it’s first group test on UK roads and you can see the video here. We put the Tuono up against the Triumph Speed Triple, KTM SuperDuke and BMW...

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  • Viper's second model

    01 January 2006

    Viper's second model

    Cruiser maker Viper is to add a second model to its line up with a launch at the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, US, on February 4. The Diablo Power Cruiser (Diablo PC) will be shown alongside the...

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  • MV sold for just 69p

    01 January 2006

    MV sold for just 69p

    Proton has sold its 57.75% share of MV Agusta for just 69p (one Euro) after investing £48m in buying it in 2004. The deal has caused a row in Malaysia where the former Prime Minister Mahathir...

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