New bikes

  • 2004 ZX-6RR gets major updates

    02 September 2003

    2004 ZX-6RR gets major updates

    KAWASAKI has answered the prayers of racers around the world by updating the engine, fuel injection and chassis of its track-biased ZX-6RR.The RR was launched into the ultra-competitive supersport...

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  • Z750 is no poor relation

    02 September 2003

    Z750 is no poor relation

    THESE are the first official pictures of Kawasaki’s new Z750, the long-predicted, smaller capacity version of its Z1000 roadster.And despite an expected price of around £5000, it is much more than a...

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  • Tough single takes XT into the future

    02 September 2003

    Tough single takes XT into the future

    YAMAHA has replaced its air-cooled XT600E with a rugged new liquid-cooled machine with more power, up-to-the-minute styling and sharpened handling. The XT660-R becomes the latest in a long line of XTs...

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  • Kawasaki creates its ultimate superbike

    02 September 2003

    Kawasaki creates its ultimate superbike

    KAWASAKI has finally delivered the bike so many have waited so long for – a genuine top-drawer, no-compromise, balls-out machine to top anyone’s superbike wish-list.With 160bhp and weighing just...

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  • VN2000 is biggest twin yet

    02 September 2003

    VN2000 is biggest twin yet

    THE new Kawasaki VN2000 cruiser will be the largest capacity V-twin to roll off a bike production line. The giant chrome-laden Kawasaki makes 120ftlb of torque and 95bhp.It doesn’t quite match the...

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  • Streak is meaner for 2004

    02 September 2003

    Streak is meaner for 2004

    Kawasaki’s custom-style Mean Streak cruiser gets the bigger 1552cc engine from the VN1600 in its update for 2004.But despite the extra 72cc over the outgoing 1470cc motor, its power stays unchanged at...

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  • First pictures of new Fazer 600s

    15 July 2003

    First pictures of new Fazer 600s

    These are the first pictures of Yamaha’s new Fazer 600s. The spy pictures were taken close to Yamaha Europe’s Amsterdam base and show both faired and unfaired versions. Both bikes have new frames and...

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  • World first tests: Two new Ducatis

    15 April 2003

    World first tests: Two new Ducatis

    MCN has exclusively tested two of the most important new Ducatis to emerge in years.The 999R is the Italian firm’s most powerful production bike yet. And, after riding it on British roads, MCN’s Marc...

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  • Testing the Triumph Bonneville Ace Replica

    21 January 2003

    Testing the Triumph Bonneville Ace Replica

    There is, of course, only one place to take a Triumph Bonneville Ace Café Replica – the reborn Ace itself.London’s legendary biker caff of the ’50s and ’60s was rebuilt and reopened five years...

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  • Two Schwantz Specials

    21 January 2003

    Two Schwantz Specials

    Ten years after GP legend Kevin Schwantz won the 500cc world championship, Crescent Suzuki are celebrating with two unbelievably quick specials.The Crescent/Hyside Hayabusa is a one-off, £20,500...

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  • We test the Triumph Speedmaster

    14 January 2003

    We test the Triumph Speedmaster

    Triumph’s cruiser-styled Bonneville America was the British firm’s best selling motorcycle of 2002, thanks to buyers in – you guessed it – America. While Europeans have been regarding the model with...

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  • Honda release Dream 50R

    01 January 2003

    Honda release Dream 50R

    Honda has released a racing version of its classic styled 50cc street racer, the Dream 50.The new race-spec Dream 50R echoes Honda racers of the 1960s but uses a modern twin-cam 49cc engine and ’60s...

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  • Smaller Z1000 on the way

    23 December 2002

    Smaller Z1000 on the way

    Kawasaki will combine the ZX-6R 636cc engine with the Z1000 style to create a new bike for 2004.There will be few changes to the Z1000’s styling. A conventional single exhaust replaces the quartet of...

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  • BMW Rockster set for March 2003

    23 December 2002

    BMW Rockster set for March 2003

    BMW have decided put their BMW R1150 Rockster concept bike into production, and it will be arriving in March.The Rockster is based on the standard R1150R, with added extras from other bikes in the...

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  • Make more of a Ducati Monster

    09 December 2002

    Make more of a Ducati Monster

    DUCATI has launched an upgrade kit to give Monster S4 owners a hefty boost of power. In fact the kit is so good it gives the Monster the same power as a stock 998!The Ducati Monster S4 SPS kit is an...

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  • Brand new American sportsbike on the way

    09 December 2002

    A new American sportsbike aims to compete with the biggest names in motorcycling.With Buell showing that cruisers are not the only bikes to be made in the US, former racer Dan Fischer has announced plans for the Fischer MR1000.The bike uses the Rotax V-997cc engine, the same engine used in the Aprilia Mille. Coincidentally Dan Fischer raced in an Aprilia series in the US, so he should know exactly...

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  • Aprilia cancels Blue Marlin

    09 December 2002

    Aprilia cancels Blue Marlin

    WE all loved Aprilia’s café Racer Blue Marlin when it was shown last year… but the Italian firm has binned plans to put it into production.Aprilia’s engineers have been forced to give up their...

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  • First pictures: 2003 CB1300 / Hornet 600

    02 December 2002

    First pictures: 2003 CB1300 / Hornet 600

    These are the first pictures of Honda’s new CB1300 and updated Hornet 600.You can see more pictures and read the new Hornet’s full spec in the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday, December 4. You’ll be...

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  • Laverda’s stunning new SFC 1000

    02 December 2002

    Laverda’s stunning new SFC 1000

    These are the first pictures of Laverda’s new SFC 1000, a limited-edition, 133bhp stunner that looks set to restore the famous Italian marque to the high table of top sports bike manufacturing.You can...

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  • NEC Show: Triumph Daytona 600, Ducati 999R

    11 November 2002

    NEC Show: Triumph Daytona 600, Ducati 999R

    Triumph has just revealed these first official pictures of its new Daytona 600.We’ll have more details and pictures shortly…Ducati’s new 999RDucati has just kicked off the NEC Show with a stunning...

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  • Coming soon: Exclusive ZX-6R video

    11 November 2002

    Coming soon: Exclusive ZX-6R video

    Click on to www.motorcyclenews.com on Wednesday November 13 for your first chance to see and hear what life is like behind the screen of a screaming 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R.MCN’s Keith Farr strapped a...

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  • We ride: 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R

    04 November 2002

    We ride: 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R

    MCN’s Keith Farr has just stepped off the new Kawasaki ZX-6R he’s been riding on the blisteringly hot Tarmac at the Malaysian circuit of Sepang. Here’s his first impressions…You can read more from...

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  • Suzuki plans new Corona-rep 600

    04 November 2002

    Suzuki plans new Corona-rep 600

    Suzuki is set to launch an Alstare Corona replica of its GSX-R600 next spring. It’ll be the first time the latest shape GSX-R600 has been available in the colours of the factory’s World Supersport...

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  • Honda readies new Hornet

    21 October 2002

    Honda readies new Hornet

    Sources in Japan have revealed that Honda has a new Hornet 600 and big retro muscle bike, probably called the CB1300, ready for launch in early 2003.Keep clicking back for more updates – we will be...

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  • Click here for new bikes

    21 October 2002

    Click here for new bikes

    Whether you’re looking to buy a new bike or a secondhand one, motorcyclenews.com should be your first port of call for reviews, specs and news on all the popular models.We’ve got hundreds of bikes...

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  • KTM’s smaller Adventure

    21 October 2002

    KTM’s smaller Adventure

    KTM has just released its new 950 Adventure, a big trailie similar to the Adventure 950S, but with a more road-going bias.Both bikes use the same 942cc carb-fed V-twin engine that pumps out 92bhp, but...

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  • Triumph’s back with new Bonnies

    21 October 2002

    Triumph’s back with new Bonnies

    Despite being hit by a disastrous fire in 2002, which destroyed part of its factory, Triumph is still working hard on new bikes. They’ve just released pictures of these two new Bonnevilles, the...

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  • Kawasaki’s new colours for 2003

    23 September 2002

    Kawasaki’s new colours for 2003

    Kawasaki has just revealed the new colourschemes for the ZZ-R1200, ZX-9R and ZX-12R.For more details on the Kawasaki range, see the new MCN, out Wednesday, September 11.*The ZX-9R comes in three...

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  • MV unveils Ago tribute F4

    23 September 2002

    MV unveils Ago tribute F4

    MV has unveiled a limited edition replica dedicated to its most famous racing son, Giacomo Agostini.The new MV Ago is a tribute to Agostini, who achieved a record 15 World Championship titles in the...

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  • 2004 Honda models unveiled

    16 September 2002

    2004 Honda models unveiled

    Here are the first pictures and details from Honda’s 2004 line-up. No, it’s not a mis-print, these really are the bikes we’ll be riding in 2004. And they’re amazing.The line-up includes the frankly...

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