New bikes (July 2006)

  • Ducati network expands

    29 July 2006

    Ducati network expands

    The UK network of Ducati dealers has expanded with new addition Clay Cross Powersports in Chesterfield. The dealership boasts nine workshop bays, a dedicated Ducati sales team, a full range of...

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  • Kawasaki Versys

    29 July 2006

    This is the new Kawasaki Versys 650, which takes the motor from the ER6 and adds a high seating position, upright handlebars, adjustable screen and taller suspension to cope with city potholes. The twin-cylinder motor gets around the compromises of single-cylinder supermotos and makes the bike a direct rival for a wide range of bikes used by daily commuters, new riders wanting something fun and...

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  • Scooter for rally fans...

    29 July 2006

    Scooter for rally fans...

    We're not sure if there's much cross-over between scooter owners and fans of the World Rally Championship, but Peugeot is celebrating the fact it's stopped competing on four wheels off road, by...

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  • French v-twin sports bike

    29 July 2006

    French v-twin sports bike

    French firm Wakan has launched its first bike, the 1640, in both road and race versions. The bike is a very minimal v-twin powered sports bike offering styling somewhere in between a Buell and a...

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  • KR V5 custom unveiled

    22 July 2006

    KR V5 custom unveiled

    Legendary American chopper builder Roland Sands has revealed his 220bhp V5 engined board tracker at the Laguna Seca MotoGP round. Sands slotted the Team Roberts V5 engine – one of 15 the team...

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  • Harley's Euro sales surge

    22 July 2006

    Harley's Euro sales surge

    European sales of Harley-Davidsons have jumped up 15.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2006 compared with the same epriod last year. Overall the figures for 2006 are up by 12.5 per cent, with...

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  • More 2007 Harleys

    15 July 2006

    More 2007 Harleys

    The new FXSTC Softail Custom leads the Softail family with the new 96B engine, six speed gearbox and exhausts systems. The new Custom aims for chopper-inspired style and comfort, with a plush two-up...

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  • Buell's 2007 range

    15 July 2006

    Buell's 2007 range

    The 2007 Buell range gains a new model for Europe with the XB12Scg Lightning, plus a range of upgrades for the rest of the range. The XB12Scg is designed for riders with a shorter legs, with a 93mm...

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  • Harley's new V-Rods

    15 July 2006

    Harley's new V-Rods

    The V-Rod family will grow in 2007 with two menacing new models, 18.9 litre fuel tanks across the range, and a wide 240mm rear tyre on three bikes. The first new bike is the VRSCDX Night Rod Special,...

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  • Harley's entire '07 range

    15 July 2006

    Harley's entire '07 range

    Harley-Davidson has released details of it's entire 2007 model range, including two new models, and a host of revamps. The first of the new bikes is the blacked-out VRSCDX Night Rod Special with long...

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  • Harleys get new engine

    15 July 2006

    An all new big twin engine for 2007, the Twin Cam 96/96B motor, will debut alongside active intake and exhaust systems for European and select internation models, and six-speed Cruiser drive transmission on all Touring, Softail and Dyna models. The new motor has a nine per cent increase in displacement and around 19 per cent torque increase, along with changes for reliability, convenicence and...

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  • R1200R traction control

    08 July 2006

    R1200R traction control

    BMW's new R1200R will become the first road bike to offer traction control as an option. The new machine replaces the popular R1150R and gets a 109bhp version of BMWs 1200cc engine but the most...

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  • World Cup MV Agusta

    08 July 2006

    World Cup MV Agusta

    MV Agusta boss and massive football fan Claudio Castiglioni didn’t waste any time celebrating Italy’s World Cup victory. Just hours after the final, he announced plans to make a...

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  • Limited edition Buell XB9

    08 July 2006

    Limited edition Buell XB9

    Buell has launched a special edition version of its XB9SX Lightning CityX on the European market. The new version of the XB9SX comes with translucent orange bodywork, allowing you to see the...

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  • Video: 1200cc Ducati

    08 July 2006

    Video: 1200cc Ducati

    Ducati's 1200cc sportsbike is just over the horizon but famed engine-builder Franco Farne has beaten them to it with a finished bike - and you can watch the video of it below. Farne took the chassis...

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  • Big-wheel sports scooter

    08 July 2006

    Big-wheel sports scooter

    If you fancy a nippy scooter with a bit more stability, the Piaggio Liberty is the first big-wheeled sports scooter with either a 50cc or 125cc engine. It's got a 16" front wheel, with a...

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  • Video: Nakeds v faired

    08 July 2006

    Video: Nakeds v faired

    MCN recently tested some of the top superbikes against their naked siblings and we went along to catch some of the fun on video. Click the screen below to watch the BMW K1200S, Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV...

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  • Video: Supercharged 999

    08 July 2006

    Video: Supercharged 999

    If you can't wait to get your hands on the 1200cc Ducati revealed in MCN this week then the Vee Two SuperSqualo is for you. The bike is based around a Ducati 999 but a supercharger mounted between...

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  • Blaster is faster

    01 July 2006

    Blaster is faster

    The new Peugeot Ludix sports scooter is the new fastest accelerating 50cc scooter in the world. The Blaster RS12, with its liquid cooled two-stroke engine that pumps out 6.2bhp and weighing just...

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  • 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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