New bikes

  • The 2003 Ducati range

    16 September 2002

    The 2003 Ducati range

    We’ll be bringing you more details on Ducati’s 2003 range of bikes as soon as we get them, but here’s just a sample of the machines you can expect…The 2003 749SThe radical new 999 superbike is joined...

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  • Triumph debuts Speedmaster roadster

    16 September 2002

    Triumph debuts Speedmaster roadster

    These are the first pictures of the new Triumph Speedmaster, which will join the 2003 Bonneville range.It is based around the Bonneville America cruiser. It shares the feet forward riding position and...

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  • The 2003 Suzuki range

    16 September 2002

    The 2003 Suzuki range

    Suzuki has taken its already awesome GSX-R1000 to the next level for 2003.The new bike gets a major restyle calling on lessons learned from the firm’s GSV-R MotoGP bike. Every one of the bike’s panels...

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  • Honda’s RCV-inspired CBR600 revealed

    09 September 2002

    Honda’s RCV-inspired CBR600 revealed

    Honda has just released the first official pictures of its stunning 2003 CBR600RR.Inspired by Valentino Rossi’s awesome RCV MotoGP bike the new middleweight looks set to take the battle to its rivals...

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  • Suzuki’s new SV1000 uncovered

    09 September 2002

    Suzuki’s new SV1000 uncovered

    Suzuki’s big-selling SV650 gets a bigger brother for 2003 – the SV1000. Pitched at Yamaha’s Fazer 1000, the new SV houses Suzuki’s potent TL1000 motor.We’ll have more details on the new SV1000 in the...

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  • The 2003 Yamaha R6 is here

    09 September 2002

    The 2003 Yamaha R6 is here

    These are the first official pictures of Yamaha’s UK-spec 2003 R6, a 123bhp, 162kg (356.4lb) stealth missile.You can read more about the new R6 in detail and see all the pictures in the latest issue...

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  • The bargain Benelli Tornado

    02 September 2002

    The bargain Benelli Tornado

    Benelli has just released the first pictures and details of its Tornado Novecento (Italian for " nine hundred " ).For more on the new Benelli Novecento see the latest issue of MCN, out...

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  • World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6

    26 August 2002

    World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6

    In the latest issue of MCN, out August 28, we’ve got the first official shots of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZX-6, the machine that’s already staking its claim as the hot bike for 2003.Kawasaki’s...

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  • Kawasaki revives the Z1000

    26 August 2002

    Kawasaki revives the Z1000

    Inside the latest issue off MCN, out August 28, we’ve got the first in-the-metal pictures of Kawasaki’s new muscle bike, the Z1000.The Z1000 name is a nod to Kawasaki’s classic 70s machine, but...

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  • Multistrada critics ignored

    19 August 2002

    Multistrada critics ignored

    As our latest spy-shot reveals Ducati looks set to fly in the face of its critics by retaining the controversial styling of its forthcoming Multistrada.The bike, captured outside the firm’s factory in...

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  • CBR600 will get Suzuka RCV lights

    12 August 2002

    Honda’s RCV-inspired CBR600, revealed exclusively in MCN, will debut the firm’s new high-tech headlight design – as seen on the RCV GP bike that Mick Doohan showed off at Suzuka last week.The lights looked ready to go into production when they appeared on the RCV. They will certainly help to make the radically-restyled CBR, first shown in MCN on July 31, stand out from the crop of other new 600s...

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  • Getting the family look

    12 August 2002

    Getting the family look

    Suzuki has revamped its Burgman 250 and 400 maxi-scooters for 2003 – in line with the styling of the newer Burgman 650.They keep the same four-stroke motors, but will get fuel-injection as Suzuki...

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  • KTM reveals its CRF beater

    05 August 2002

    KTM reveals its CRF beater

    Since the FIM announced that from 2003 four-stroke 450s would be able to compete with two-stroke 250s, companies have rushing to release hardcore 450s to rival Honda’s CRF450. And now it’s KTM’s...

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  • 2003 KTM SX model updates

    05 August 2002

    2003 KTM SX model updates

    200 SX EngineAs an ideal complement, a 200 SX model will be launched in the 2003 range: its weight and handling correspond to that of a 125 SX, its engine power almost reaches that of the 250cc...

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  • Husqvarna unveils 2003 models

    05 August 2002

    Husqvarna unveils 2003 models

    Swedish firm Husqvarna has just released details of its 2003 range of off-roaders, which includes all new four-stroke 250 and 450cc production models.The range, which marks Husqvarna’s 100th year of...

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  • Malaguti to launch big scoot

    01 August 2002

    Malaguti to launch big scoot

    Malaguti is the latest manufacturer to build a big scooter. It will be pitched against Aprilia’s Atlantic and Piaggio’s X9. It has been in development for two years and will feature the same 460cc...

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  • World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6R snapped

    29 July 2002

    World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6R snapped

    In the latest issue of MCN we’ve got the pictures Kawasaki would rather you didn’t see – exclusive spy shots of its 2003 ZX-6RFor more details, analysis and the picture in full, along with details of...

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  • BMW offers just 25 Boxer Cup reps

    15 July 2002

    BMW offers just 25 Boxer Cup reps

    BMW has finally launched the limited edition R1100 S Boxer Cup Replica, first revealed as a prototype in MCN earlier this year.The bike mirrors that campaigned by Team BMW Motorrad GB in this year's...

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  • New MV F5 spotted

    15 July 2002

    New MV F5 spotted

    The 1000cc MV Agusta F5 has been revamped and made even quicker ready for its launch in September.You can read about the MV Agusta F5 in more detail in the July 10 issue of MCN. We caught the bike,...

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  • Ducati 999: World’s first test

    15 July 2002

    Ducati 999: World’s first test

    MCN’s Marc Potter has just stepped off Ducati’s new 999 superbike at the world’s first test in Misano, Italy. We’ll bring you a full 10-page report in MCN out on July 24. In the meantime, here are his...

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  • BMW reveals luxury cruiser

    15 July 2002

    BMW reveals luxury cruiser

    BMW has released first official pictures of the new R1200 CL Luxury Cruiser model, which will be unveiled at the Munich show in September. It will join BMW’s line-up from this autumn.Based on the ...

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  • Ducati updates ST tourers

    08 July 2002

    Ducati updates ST tourers

    It has been a busy time for Ducati’s designers. Not content with a new 999 and Multistrada, revamping the Monster and SS ranges, they’re tackling the ST2 and ST4 tourers, too.You can read more about...

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  • Foggy road bike first details

    08 July 2002

    Foggy road bike first details

    The Foggy Petronas FP1 road bike will feature a pair of round, vertically stacked projector headlights similar to the Ducati 999 according to factory sources.For more details on the Foggy FP1 road...

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  • Exclusive: Video of the Ducati 999

    08 July 2002

    Exclusive: Video of the Ducati 999

    An eagle-eyed MCN reader, James Pizzey, not only managed to catch a peak of the new 999 superbike at World Ducati Week, but even managed to get some footage of it. Now you can see, and hear it, it in...

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  • Lighten up with a CarbonTek special

    01 July 2002

    Lighten up with a CarbonTek special

    Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 and Honda’s SP-1 are both stunning bikes in their own right. But these two versions are even better thanks to aftermarket specialists CarbonTek.For the full details on these...

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  • Is this Ducati’s new 999?

    01 July 2002

    Is this Ducati’s new 999?

    This could be our first look at the most eagerly awaited bike of the year, Ducati’s all-new 999.These pictures were snapped by an alert tourist at the firm’s Bologna factory last week.Although the...

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  • Supermoto gets GP-style injection

    01 July 2002

    Supermoto gets GP-style injection

    Cannondale has launched what it reckons is the world’s most advanced supermoto.The S440 is a full race bike with an electronic fuel injection system you can adjust trackside with a lap top computer.It...

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  • BMW plans K1200RS revamp

    01 July 2002

    BMW plans K1200RS revamp

    BMW is preparing to give its K1200RS a facelift and an extra dollop of power.According to European sources the big sports tourer will be getting a 100cc big-bore, taking it up to 1300cc, as well as a...

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  • Savory’s seriously tasty supermoto

    17 June 2002

    Savory’s seriously tasty supermoto

    Russell Savory, the man charged with turning Honda’s FireBlade into a challenger for honours in the British Superbike series has turned his hand to one serious supermoto.You can read more about...

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  • Burgman 650 first ride

    10 June 2002

    Burgman 650 first ride

    We’ve just ridden the Burgman 650, Suzuki’s revolutionary big scooter. The 650 debuts Suzuki’s Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (SECVT) a system that gives the rider the...

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  • First pcitures of Foggy’s FP1

    10 June 2002

    First pcitures of Foggy’s FP1

    The bike they said would never be made has just had its public debut at a packed press conference in London.We’ll have more pictures and specs of this stunning machine on motorcyclenews.com as soon as...

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