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New bikes (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • Low-seats for Enfields

    23 December 2005

    Low-seats for Enfields

    If you're trying to find a bike with a low seat height, you can now choose a British classic, with a seat just higher than a cruiser. The standard seat height of the Royal Enfield Bullet Electra-X...

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  • Scooters far far away

    23 December 2005

    Scooters far far away

    One of the two Jonway-Galaxy scooters might be of interest to science-fiction fans, as it appears to come with a Star Trek logo. Both bikes are single cylinder four-strokes, and the yellow 2A is...

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  • New R6 takes on ZX-6R

    16 December 2005

    New R6 takes on ZX-6R

    The 2006 Yamaha R6 has arrived at the MCN offices for the first time to great excitement from all the staff. The crowds rushed outside to get a first glimpse of the new bike in the flesh as it...

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  • Bajaj plans to go global

    16 December 2005

    Bajaj plans to go global

    Indian motorcycle and scooter firm Bajaj has announced plans to expand with new bike and scooter models, plus a tie-up with Kawasaki. The firm will launch a new budget bike alongside the recent 125cc...

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  • Suzuki GSR600: First test

    16 December 2005

    Suzuki GSR600: First test

    Suzuki has announced that the new GSR600 will soon be available and we’ve just had the first ride. The new bike will be arriving in dealers before the end of January but MCN Road tester Michael...

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  • Argentinian Hondas?

    16 December 2005

    Argentinian Hondas?

    Honda will start producing motorcycles built in Argentina in mid-2006, via subsidiary honda Motor de Argentina S.A. The production facility will be located in Florencio Valera in buenos Aires and...

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  • Confederate relocate

    16 December 2005

    Confederate relocate

    The Confederate Motor Company, which builds the outlandish F113 hellcat and B91 Wraith machines, has announced it will relocate to Birmingham Alabama. The move is due, in part, to the damage caused...

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  • Radical Victory concept

    09 December 2005

    Radical Victory concept

    It seems that American bike firm Victory is thinking along the same lines as the Japanese with its new concept bearing striking similarities to those revealed by Honda and Yamaha at the Tokyo show. ...

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  • Hear the Stratosphere

    02 December 2005

    Hear the Stratosphere

    The Suzuki Stratosphere, shown at the Tokyo Bike Show, is a stunning six-cylinder 1100cc return to the styling of the Katana. We've already shown the first video of the Stratosphere in motion, which...

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  • Honda shows PS scooters

    02 December 2005

    Honda shows PS scooters

    Honda has revealed the details of two new scooters which feature the latest engine and emission technology The PS125i and PS150i claim to have styling which “infuses a modern look of urban...

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  • Morini to be sold in UK

    02 December 2005

    Morini to be sold in UK

    Three Cross Motorcycles will be the exclusive importers and distributors of Moto Morini motorcycles in the UK. The Dorset-based company already supply Cagiva and MV Agusta, and expect that the first...

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  • New Piaggio Zip

    02 December 2005

    New Piaggio Zip

    Piaggio has launched a new version of its basic 50cc Zip scooter. The scooter has been updated with new styling and now gets the firms Hi-Per 4 four-stroke engine to make it more fuel-efficient. It...

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  • New Husky race bike

    25 November 2005

    New Husky race bike

    Husqvarna has launched a new limited edition race ready supermoto to capitalise on its success in the supermoto racing scene. The SM450RR has been designed to be race ready as soon as it comes out of...

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  • MT-03 world launch

    25 November 2005

    MT-03 world launch

    MCN road tester Adam Child (Chad) is at the world launch of the new Yamaha MT-03, and he's sent pictures and his first impressions from the launch, held just outside Barcelona, in Spain.. The MT-03...

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  • Mad three-wheel concept

    18 November 2005

    Mad three-wheel concept

    Scandinavian firm Brudeli has launched an intriguing three-wheeled off-roader that they claim combines the benefits of a quad with the agility of a bike. The 625L is based on a KTM supermoto with the...

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  • The return of Mondial

    18 November 2005

    The return of Mondial

    Mondial’s latest revival comes in the form of the Mogiba – but you can’t actually buy one just yet. Powered by a 780cc Rotax engine it’s been shown to tempt customers to buy...

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  • ZX-10R first test diary

    18 November 2005

    ZX-10R first test diary

    MCN Editor Marc Potter is back from Japan and you can read his report of his world exclusive first ride of the 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R in MCN out on November 23. We've added a video clip of him summing...

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  • Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

    18 November 2005

    Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

    BMW says its new HP2 off-roader is the ultimate off-road-road bike so we set it the ultimate challenge to test that claim - we rode it up Ben Nevis. Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK and...

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  • Inside Kawasaki factory

    18 November 2005

    Inside Kawasaki factory

    MCN Editor Marc Potter was allowed unique access to the Kawasaki factory during his recent visit to Japan to test the new ZX-10R (see link, below, right, for more on the test itself). Cameras are not...

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  • Italjet back with 650s

    18 November 2005

    Italjet back with 650s

    Italjet is back with two new Hyosung 650-powered bikes – the Grifon and the Bazooka. The 79bhp twins should be available from Spring 06 with a price tag of under £5000. The Grifon uses a...

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  • 0% off-road Kawasakis

    18 November 2005

    0% off-road Kawasakis

    You can grab a new Kawasaki KX two-stroke or four-stroke KLX110 with one year's 0 per cent finance, until February 18, 2006. The offer is based on a minimum 10 per cent deposit, which can be cash or...

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  • F4 Senna 1000 for 06

    11 November 2005

    F4 Senna 1000 for 06

    MV Agusta has officially unveiled the new 1000cc version of its F4 Senna at the Milan Bike Show. It's the fastest bike yet to carry Ayrton Senna's name - after it was previously used on the Ducati...

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  • Find Ducati dealers - fast

    11 November 2005

    Find Ducati dealers - fast

    We've added Ducati to our searchable list of dealers, so you can find your local bike shop quickly and easily. You can choose to search for dealers for a specific brand in our Dealer Locator section,...

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  • Honda concepts at Milan

    11 November 2005

    Honda concepts at Milan

    Honda has shown its mad scooter-come-bike concepts for the first time outside Japan at the Milan bike show. As well as its new range of bikes launched at the Paris bike show Honda brought along the...

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  • Kawasaki extend cover

    11 November 2005

    Kawasaki extend cover

    A new warranty scheme from Kawasaki enables you to extend your cover for up to two years, and also transfer the warranty to new owners during the same period. The Warranty Plus scheme covers boths...

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  • 06 Ducati Monster S4RS

    11 November 2005

    06 Ducati Monster S4RS

    Ducati’s 130bhp Monster S4RS Testastretta made its debut before the world's press at the Milan Bike Show in Italy on Tuesday (Nov 15). And we were there to bring you the first pictures as it...

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  • F800S and ST revealed

    11 November 2005

    F800S and ST revealed

    BMW has revealed two new 800cc twins at the Milan Show’s press day today (Nov 15). We’ve previously published official pictures of the F800S, but until now we’ve only seen spy shots...

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  • First pics: Bimota Delirio

    11 November 2005

    First pics: Bimota Delirio

    Bimota has launched its new naked bike at the Milan bike show. The 1000cc DB6 Delirio is based on the DB5 superbike with a Ducati engine and trelis frame and swingarm, but it gets high bars and new...

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  • Benelli serves up Tre-K

    11 November 2005

    Benelli serves up Tre-K

    Benelli has unveiled its new Multistrada-style Tre-K and Tornado 1130 at the Milan Bike Show in Italy. The new Tornado – marked out by its use of a tuned version of the TNT’s 1130cc...

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  • Cagiva?s 37bhp 125

    11 November 2005

    Cagiva?s 37bhp 125

    Cagiva has launched a homologation special of its Mito 125cc sports bike at the Milan show. The SP525 has been designed to give Mito riders and extra hand in the sports productions 125cc racing class...

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  • Derbi launches Mulhacen

    11 November 2005

    Derbi launches Mulhacen

    Derbi revealed its new Mulhacen for the first time in public at the Milan Bike Show on Monday (Nov 15). It uses a single cylinder four-stroke four valve engine with a 659.7cc capacity. Bore and...

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  • Ducati 'Hypermotard'

    11 November 2005

    Ducati 'Hypermotard'

    These are the first pictures of the Ducati 'HyperMotard' concept bike, which has been revealed to the press for the first time at the Milan Bike Show. It features a stripped down look, with a 1000cc...

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  • Terra Modena 198

    11 November 2005

    Terra Modena 198

    At the extreme end of supermoto machines is the new Terra Modena 198, of which just 120 will be made with a 16,000 Euro price tag. It was revealed to the public for the first time at the Milan Bike...

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  • Suzuki Burgman 400

    11 November 2005

    Suzuki Burgman 400

    The 2006 Suzuki Burgman has launched at the Milan bike show with a particularly interesting spokesman for the brand. It appears that the 400cc four-stroke, single-cylinder, 197 kilogram scooter is...

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  • All-day BMW test rides

    11 November 2005

    All-day BMW test rides

    A new promotion by BMW allows you to spend a whole day test riding the BMW R1200RT. In addition, anyone testing the RT before December 22, 2006 will be entered into a special prize draw to win a BMW...

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  • Anniversary Vespas

    11 November 2005

    Anniversary Vespas

    Piaggio showed to new scooters at the Milan show designed to celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary. The two scooters are based on the GST250 and LX50 and are meant to represent the best of the...

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