2002

KTM reveals its CRF beater

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...

Malaguti to launch big scoot

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...

World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6R snapped

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...

BMW reveals luxury cruiser

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 ...

New MV F5 spotted

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,...

BMW offers just 25 Boxer Cup reps

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...

Foggy road bike first details

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...

Ducati updates ST tourers

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...

BMW plans K1200RS revamp

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...

Supermoto gets GP-style injection

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...

Exclusive first look at Ducati’s new 800SS

Exclusive first look at Ducati’s new 800SS

In the latest issue of MCN, out July 3, we’ve got world exclusive pictures of one of Ducati’s most important new bike – the 800SS.You can read much more about Ducati’s 888 and see exclusive shots of...

Lighten up with a CarbonTek special

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...

Savory’s seriously tasty supermoto

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...

First pcitures of Foggy’s FP1

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...

Burgman 650 first ride

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...

Zongshen could enter World Superbikes in 2003

Zongshen could enter World Superbikes in 2003

The Chinese Zonghsen firm has developed a 1000cc four-cylinder sportsbike which could debut in World Superbikes next year, before the road version arrives in 2004.The 1000 will join the firm’s 750cc...

Ultimate FireBlade sports tourer unveiled

Ultimate FireBlade sports tourer unveiled

It could be the ultimate sports tourer. Renowned tuner Russell Savory has taken a 2002 FireBlade and tweaked into a luxury 180bhp transcontinental express, that’s equally at home on far-flung...

Benelli Tornando first test

Benelli Tornando first test

Benelli has allowed us a first taste of its new Tornado Limited Edition – and preliminary impressions are that the £22,500 machine goes as good as it looks.You can read Marc Potter’s full test in...

Ride a CCM home for £246

Ride a CCM home for £246

THE first of the new Suzuki-powered CCMs hits the shops this Friday – and you could ride away on one for £246, including insurance.CCM is marking the occasion with a combined finance and insurance...

Ducati unveils V4 GP bike

Ducati has released its first pictures of the V4 GP bike which could change the face of the Italian firm for ever. Ducati worked closely with us to allow MCN exclusive access to the pictures and key personnel well in advance of its general release on Monday afternoon.That means our next issue, out on Wednesday, April 3, is able to bring you unmatchable pictures and exclusive coverage of how the...

Norwich Union puts ZX-6R in higher group

Norwich Union puts ZX-6R in higher group

Kawasaki’s new 636cc ZX-6R has been bumped up one insurance group by Britain’s biggest bike insurer, Norwich Union. The move brings the Kawasaki into line with the likes of Yamaha’s R6 in Group 15,...

Smart replica by 2004

Smart replica by 2004

Ducati’s retro-styled Paul Smart replica won’t go on sale until 2004 – even though it was designed four years ago. Chief designer Pierre Terblanche created the bike, which has never been seen in...

World’s first test: ZZ-R1200

World’s first test: ZZ-R1200

We’ve been riding in France to test the new ZZ-R1200 for the first time.The full test will be published in MCN, out on Wednesday. But here are our first impressions:i. Even the updated engine has a...

CCM style, Suzuki power

CCM style, Suzuki power

THE first Suzuki-engined CCMs have just started rolling off the production line and MCN has been one of the first to try them.The new R30, 604 Dual Sport supermoto and 604 Trail off-roader have had...

New BMW R1150GS Adventure tested

OFF-ROADING on a BMW R1150GS isn’t for the faint-hearted. But the factory have made the prospect of go-anywhere riding slightly more realistic with its new Adventure version of its hugely popular big trailie.So what’s different? For a start, the suspension at both ends has 20mm more travel, which is great for floating over boulders – though shorties and vertigo sufferers might be intimidated by...

First test: Triumph Speed Four

First test: Triumph Speed Four

We’ve been riding Triumph’s new Speed Four. And while the firm faces the nightmare of a fire-ravaged factory after Friday night’s blaze, at least bosses can be comforted by the fact that their new...

Triumph factory blaze: Video added

Fire tore through Triumph’s Hinckley factory on Friday leaving Britain’s biggest bike firm in a state of disarray.For more on this, complete with dramatic pictures, see MCN, out on Wednesday, March 20. To see the video, shot by fire crews, click on the link on the right.Firefighters were called to the scene when the fire at 8.41pm on Friday night. When the blaze was at its peak, at around...

Guzzi revises Nevada 750

Guzzi revises Nevada 750

Moto Guzzi has revealed a revised version of its bottom-of-the-range Nevada cruiser – the final bike in the line-up to get a series of updates influenced by Guzzi’s new owner, Aprilia.The 750cc V-twin...

First test: Gilera’s 850cc twin

First test: Gilera’s 850cc twin

Updated March 14, 2002: We’ve had a first ride on a bike using Gilera’s new 850cc 90 degree V-twin engine and it could prove the basis of a genuine rival for Ducati.The full story is in the March 13...

World first test: The 2002 ZX-12R

World first test: The 2002 ZX-12R

Kawasaki has raised the power of the ZX-12R AND given it an even more sporting focus.Our full report is published in MCN, out on Wednesday, March 6, 2002. But here are our first impressions.(i) The...

1200cc Blackbird for 2003

1200cc Blackbird for 2003

Honda insiders have confirmed the Super Blackbird is getting a mid-range boost and a restyle for 2003.Although the changes are expected to raise power by as much as 20bhp to around 155bhp, the real...

First test: Buell Firebolt

First test: Buell Firebolt

We’ve been riding Buell’s radical new Firebolt. It’s an R1-light, quick-steering beam-framed thriller aimed at European sports bike nuts, but does it hit its target?For our full report, make sure you...

World first pictures of Triumph cruiser

World first pictures of Triumph cruiser

These exclusive pictures show Triumph’s long-awaited 2.2litre cruiser.If you want to see more of it, make sure you get MCN, out on Wednesday, February, 28.The bike is due to be launched next year and...

First test on 636cc Kawasaki ZX-6R

First test on 636cc Kawasaki ZX-6R

We’ve been riding Kawasaki’s new bigger-bore ZX-6R for 2002 and the extra ccs add up to a serious boost for torque and mid-range.Our full report is in MCN, out on Wednesday, February 27, but in the...

KTM 250 EXC Racing tested

KTM 250 EXC Racing tested

KTM’s new four-stroke 250EXC Racing costs almost £5000. But you can find out if you’re prepared to fork out for it by trying it out in a weekend of off-road fun for just under £300.That’s the deal...

2002 bikes added to our reviews section

2002 bikes added to our reviews section

The 2002 R1, TDM900, VFR800 VTEC and Hornet 900 have all been added to our BIKE REVIEWS section.Each comes complete with pictures, specs, road tests and links to its own dedicated chat board. Each...