New bikes (April 2006)

  • 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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  • £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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