New bikes

  • Falco gets new look and new name

    16 September 2001

    Falco gets new look and new name

    For the first time the Aprilia Falco has been given a sporty two-tone paint red and black job. The frame has been painted black and the upside-down Showa forks are now gold. The bike has even been...

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  • 2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

    16 September 2001

    2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

    Triumph has slotted a version of its 147bhp Daytona 955i motor into the 2002 Sprint ST and Sprint RS for 2002.The engine is identical to the one also used in the new Speed Triple, revealed previously...

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  • Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

    16 September 2001

    Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

    The Sachs B-805 uses a Suzuki cruiser V-twin engine, comes with upside-down forks and is styled by Target design, the firm behind the original Suzuki Katana.It is clearly a modified version of the...

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  • Ducati shakes up Monster range

    16 September 2001

    Ducati shakes up Monster range

    Ducati has tweaked most of its popular Monster range for 2002. There’s currently five different engines in the Monster range: The 600, the new fuel-injected 620ie, 750ie and 900ie and the daddy of all...

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  • Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

    16 September 2001

    Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

    This giant twist-and-go is Aprilia’s bid to enter the super scooter market. Called the Atlantic 500, it uses the 460cc engine from Piaggio’s X9.The single cylinder engine makes a claimed 39bhp, and...

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  • Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

    16 September 2001

    Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

    When we first showed spy photos of Gilera’s new SuperSport 600 in July, it was clear the bike was special. The first official pictures have confirmed that. And, if anything, it’s even better looking...

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  • Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

    16 September 2001

    Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

    Yamaha unveiled the 2002 R1 at an exclusive launch party in Milan on Monday night.The shape may be familiar but don’t let that fool you into thinking that the 2002 R1 is just last year’s bike with a...

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  • Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

    16 September 2001

    Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

    This sporty roadster isn’t Japanese, Italian, British or even German made… it’s from Korea.The Hyosung GT600 uses the firm’s own twin-cylinder engine and it’s the first time a Korean manufacturer has...

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  • First pictures of the 2002 V-TEC VFR800

    09 September 2001

    First pictures of the 2002 V-TEC VFR800

    Virtually nothing has been carried over unchanged from the current VFR800 to the new 2002 machine. The chassis, styling and engine are all new – with an unprecedented level of flexibility to allow the...

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  • 2002 Hondas

    09 September 2001

    Here’s what we know about the 2002 Hondas, including official pictures. Check the links, right.

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  • Fazer 600 updated for 2002

    09 September 2001

    Fazer 600 updated for 2002

    The 2002 Fazer 600 will benefit from a host of changes inspired by the arrival of the 1000cc version.The smaller bike will get the shapely front fairing from its sibling – complete with more powerful...

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  • 2002 Triumphs

    09 September 2001

    Here’s what we have so far of Triumph’s line-up for 2002. Check the links, right.

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  • First test on Triumph Bonneville America

    09 September 2001

    First test on Triumph Bonneville America

    AMERICA is the spiritual home of the cruiser, and the scene of one of the most important new launches in Triumph’s recent history, the aptly named Bonneville America.Make no mistake, this machine was...

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  • Other Hondas for 2002

    09 September 2001

    Other Hondas for 2002

    Here’s our collection of the other new Hondas for 2002. They include the new CR250, F6C, Foresight, Transalp, Shadow and Africa Twin.

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  • BMW launches R1150GS Adventure

    09 September 2001

    BMW launches R1150GS Adventure

    BMW’s tough R1150GS is being made even more ready to take on the world. The new Adventure version comes complete with all you need to tackle long distances on almost any terrain.It has new "...

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  • First pictures of the VTR1000 SP-2

    09 September 2001

    First pictures of the VTR1000 SP-2

    The SP-1 was already hard to fault but the firm has used what it’s learnt from a year of racing it in WSB to make the SP-2 faster and more powerful.The handling – already near perfect on the SP-1 –...

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  • First picture of all-new Pan emerges

    09 September 2001

    First picture of all-new Pan emerges

    Honda’s Pan European has been through a major revamp for 2002 with completely new bodywork and, we believe, a larger capacity engine.Details are sketchy at this stage, but we have at least got a first...

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  • 2002… the others

    09 September 2001

    If it ain’t from the big four Japanese manufacturers and it ain’t from Triumph, Germany, Italy, or America, you’ll find it in the links, right.

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  • First official pictures of the 2002 Blade

    09 September 2001

    First official pictures of the 2002 Blade

    As spyshots revealed on motorcyclenews.com in June, the FireBlade has undergone a visual makeover for 2002 which includes a host of other components have been altered to make this the sharpest Blade...

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  • What the big-bore 2002 ZX-6R could be like

    09 September 2001

    What the big-bore 2002 ZX-6R could be like

    Kawasaki’s 2002 ZX-6R will have a capacity of 636cc. They aren’t the first to create a bigger-bore version of the 6R. So we thought we’d try a tuner’s version to see how the new stock bike might...

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  • 2002 Deauville gets linked brakes

    09 September 2001

    2002 Deauville gets linked brakes

    Honda’s 650cc Deauville is getting linked brakes for 2002.The firm’s Combined Braking System has been used in the past on the firm’s VFR800, Pan-European and Super-Blackbird. Now the Deauville, by far...

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  • New firm GluGlu gives us dirt-track style

    09 September 2001

    New firm GluGlu gives us dirt-track style

    Japan is being swept by dirt-track mania, and here’s the cash-in from new firm GluGlu.Taking their styling cues from the all-American XR750 flat-track racer, and popular 70’s colour schemes,...

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  • XJR1300 loses weight and gains grunt

    09 September 2001

    XJR1300 loses weight and gains grunt

    The 2002 Yamaha XJR1300 weighs 6kg (13lb) less than the current model and, thanks to larger carbs and a new exhaust system, torque is up from 73.8ftlb to 79ftlb.The reduction to 224kg (493lb) is aided...

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  • All-new 1260cc Pan is here

    09 September 2001

    All-new 1260cc Pan is here

    It took 10 years, but Honda has finally updated the popular ST1100 Pan European. And this is no facelift – it’s a whole new bike from the wheels up.Even the name has changed – it’s now called the STX.

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