New bikes (January 2006)

  • 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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