September

Boxer aims for the mainstream with B2

Boxer aims for the mainstream with B2

French firm Boxer is about to move into the mainstream with a new model unveiled at the Paris bike show – a naked roadster called the B2.Like the firm’s previous VB1, it uses the 60-degree, 995cc...

MV Agusta updates line-up for 2002

MV Agusta updates line-up for 2002

MV Agusta has announced changes to its 2002 line-up amid strong suggestions that Italian scooter giant Piaggio is about to increase its 20 per cent holding in the firm to 100 per cent.And that’s...

Suzuki’s 2002 GSX-Rs

Suzuki’s 2002 GSX-Rs

Here are our first pictures of Suzuki’s 2002 GSX-R1000, 750 and 600.The only change to the GSX-R1000 is to its graphics. There are tweaks to the red/black/silver and blue/white schemes.The GSX-R750...

Mondial claims first owners will get bikes within a month

Mondial claims first owners will get bikes within a month

Mondial is claiming the first of its new superbikes will be delivered to owners within a month.The firm used the Milan Show to finalise a dealer and importer network. The finalised bike has revised...

First test of Kawasaki’s VN1500 Meanstreak

First test of Kawasaki’s VN1500 Meanstreak

Kawasaki’s MeanStreak isn’t just an excuse for another exercise in chrome. It’s a performance cruiser and a real blast.On an arrow-straight motorway in the Netherlands with my chin on the tank and the...

TM ready to roll with new Supermotard

TM ready to roll with new Supermotard

Italian manufacturer TM has revealed a new 400cc four-stroke supermoto with a cast single-sided swingarm and a rim-mounted front brake disc.The TM400 Supermotard’s swingarm is similar to that on...

Hailwood’s widow takes legal action against Ducati

Hailwood’s widow takes legal action against Ducati

Updated at 5.30pm on Thursday, September 27Mike Hailwood’s widow Pauline has spoken out after starting legal action against Ducati over the MH900e, or Mike Hailwood Evoluzione.She is upset over the...

Italian importer restyles Voxan Roadster

Italian importer restyles Voxan Roadster

Voxan’s Italian importer has decided to give customers something different with the Ciclope special.The bike combines the stock chassis and 100bhp V-twin engine of the French-made Roadster with...

Kawasaki launches ZZ-R1200

Kawasaki launches ZZ-R1200

Kawasaki has given its new ZZ-R1200 an official unveiling in Paris, giving us the chance to bring you more details and pictures of the new super-tourer.The 1164cc engine is expected to make around...

Ghezzi gives us Guzzi in another guise

Ghezzi gives us Guzzi in another guise

Ghezzi & Brian’s latest Guzzi-based creation has been put on show in Italy.The Furia combines the proven Guzzi V11 Sport engine with Ghezzi’s own Supertwin 1100 frame – a steel box-section design...

Bulldog makeover could go into production

Bulldog makeover could go into production

The Bulldog makeover Yamaha has shown at the Milan and Paris bike shows could go into production as a new model.And if the firm isn’t prepared to go that far, it’s almost certain that the parts are...

More pictures of V-Strom from its official launch

More pictures of V-Strom from its official launch

We’ve already revealed spyshots and first detail pictures of Suzuki’s V-Strom, now we’re adding more shots direct from the official launch in Paris.While Suzuki is making no power claim for the bike,...

Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

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...

Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

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...

Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

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...

Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

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...

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

Aprilia’s range-topping RSV Mille and RSV Mille R have been given makeovers for 2002. Both feature new colours and graphics. The Mille now comes in either red/black/white or all-new silver/red/white...

Ducati shakes up Monster range

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...

The 2002 Ducati SS range

The 2002 Ducati SS range

Here are the pictures of the 750 and 900SS Ducatis for 2002

Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

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...

2002 Ducati 998: More different than it looks

2002 Ducati 998: More different than it looks

Ducati’s 2002 flagship superbikes may look little changed, but the new 998, 998R and 998S are significantly updated compared to the current 996.The three machines unveiled at Milan all feature the...

2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

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...

Falco gets new look and new name

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...

More pictures of the Multistrada: will they change your view?

More pictures of the Multistrada: will they change your view?

NEW PICTURES ADDED ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2001We’ve added new pictures of the new Ducati Multistrada in the wake of some cutting comments from some on our TALK NEWS bulletin boards. See below for...

Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

Some strong opinions are being expressed on our bulletin boards in the wake of Aprilia unveiling its Blue Marlin.The RSV Mille 1000cc V-twin-powered prototype is targeting the Ducati Monster. The firm...

KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

KTM unveiled how its 2003 950 Adventure will look, at the Milan Show on Tuesday.The bike shown here is actually the competition bike, called the 950 Rally, and the firm has decided the Adventure will...

First pictures of Suzuki’s finished V-Strom

First pictures of Suzuki’s finished V-Strom

You’ve seen our spy shots of the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, now here’s our first close-up and detailed pictures of the showroom-ready TL1000-powered V-twin.No official details have been released on the...

Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

Moto Guzzi has unveiled three special models to celebrate its 80th birthday.First, there’s the Le Mans Tenni which is based on the latest, half-faired Le Mans and named after legendary Guzzi racer of...

Suzuki’s 650cc Burgman is biggest-bore scooter yet

Suzuki’s 650cc Burgman is biggest-bore scooter yet

The Burgman 650 looks about the size of a hefty Harley. It has heaps of storage space and the kind of comfort Virgin First Class travellers tend to demand.This biggest-bore scooter yet even features a...

2002 Kawasakis

Here’s what we know about the 2002 Kawasakis so far. Check the links, right.

2002 German bikes

Here’s what we know about the bikes of 2002 from Germany. Check the links, right.

2002 Suzukis

Here’s what we have on the 2002 Suzukis so far. Check the links, right.

First official pictures of CB900 Hornet

First official pictures of CB900 Hornet

HONDA’S all-new CB900 Hornet F will make 110bhp and boast 67ftlb of torque when it reaches dealers.We first revealed the 600cc Hornet’s bigger brother in July but now more technical details have come...

First test on Gas Gas Supermotard

First test on Gas Gas Supermotard

In town it’s quick enough to blow anything away, it’s tall enough to see over cars, it’ll cope on back roads but the urban environment is where it’s at.This is a Gas Gas, built by the men famous for...

First pictures of full production MV Agusta Brutale S

First pictures of full production MV Agusta Brutale S

Here’s the MV Agusta Brutale you CAN afford. This full production " S " version should come in at around half the price of the original £21,000 Brutale Serie Oro.The main change between...

2002 Italian bikes

Here’s what we know about what’s coming from Italy. Check the links, right.