2005

06 Ducati Monster

06 Ducati Monster

This artist’s impression reveals how the new high performance S2R version of Ducati’s Monster will look when it breaks cover for 2006. It will use the 1000cc DS engine developed for the...

Is this safest bike ever?

Is this safest bike ever?

This is the newest Honda to break cover in Japan – but don’t expect to be able to buy one this Spring. The ASV-3 is the latest thing in safety and comes complete with onboard cameras,...

2006 Honda CBR1000RR

2006 Honda CBR1000RR

These are the first officially released pictures of the 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. It clearly borrows heavily from Honda’s RCV MotoGP bike and is said to make around 170bhp – with up...

06 Tuono breaks cover

06 Tuono breaks cover

The 06 Aprilia Tuono has broken cover - in pre-delivery state. The pictures - shared with us by a motorcyclenews.com user - show the new Tuono has been updated to share the chassis, engine and wheels...

Smoother 06 VFR800

Smoother 06 VFR800

The 2006 VFR800 has updates to its V-TEC system for smoother performance, according to Honda. The sports-tourer also gets minor cosmetic updates for 2006 – with clear indicator lenses front and...

Four new Hondas tonight

Four new Hondas tonight

Honda will reveal four new bikes on Thursday (Sep 8 2005) at 3.30am BST – and you’ll see them all on this site. The line up includes: The new VFR800 The 2006 Goldwing The CRF250 The...

06 GSX-R600 and 750

06 GSX-R600 and 750

This leaked picture shows Suzuki’s 2006 GSX-R750 – and it’s a deadringer for the new GSX-R600, too. GSX-R1000 fans may be thinking it looks decidedly familiar, but there are big...

2006 Honda CBR600s

2006 Honda CBR600s

The 2006 Honda CBR600RR and CBR600F have both been revealed for the first time, with new colourschemes for both bikes. The CBR600RR, designed to echo the Honda MotoGP race bike, gets three new...

06 FJR & anniversay R1

06 FJR & anniversay R1

Yamaha’s new bikes keep on rolling out. Now there’s an updated FJR1300 and a 50th anniversary R1 in retro 70s colours. You’ll find more details about both bikes in MCN, out on...

Find Honda dealers, fast

Find Honda dealers, fast

We've added Honda 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,...

06 Wing gets airbag

06 Wing gets airbag

This is the new 2006 Honda Goldwing. What’s new? Well there’s a range of minor changes. But the biggest difference is that from 2006 it comes with an airbag. There's more on that world...

9000 Nazas by 2006

9000 Nazas by 2006

Here’s a new name for global bike brand completists… Naza. The firm is aiming to become a major player in the Malaysian market with plans to sell 9000 bikes a year by 2006. It has...

New Yamaha X-Max 125

New Yamaha X-Max 125

Yamaha is launching a new X-Max 125. The liquid-cooled four-stroke produces 15bhp and comes with underseat storage for two full-face helmets. Yamaha is also due to release details of an updated...

New Honda off-roaders

New Honda off-roaders

Honda has unveiled a new CRF250R crosser for 2006 with a twin exhaust and heavily revised engine. The new bike has got so many new bits it’s almost a completely new machine with new parts...

2006 Kawasakis unveiled

2006 Kawasakis unveiled

Kawasaki’s ZX-10R will be faster and smaller for 2006 with a host of changes that make it a genuinely new bike. Read the full and exclusive details and see more pictures, only in MCN –...

06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

Yamaha is rolling out a series of stunning new machines for 2006 including the now-ready-for-production MT-03. The new 660cc single has all the stripped down appeal of the MT-01 at a fraction of the...

Bike of the Year: K1200R

Bike of the Year: K1200R

BMW’s K1200R has been named Motorcycle of the Year by US magazine Motorcyclist. They say it had the most profound inpact on motorcycling in 2005. This is the first prestigious award the 163...

06 Yamaha R6 revealed

06 Yamaha R6 revealed

This is the new Yamaha R6 – complete with MotoGP-inspired styling and the oddest exhaust we’ve spotted yet. This image is one of several which have found their way on to chat forums...

New Triumph Scrambler

New Triumph Scrambler

Triumph is to launch a new dirt-inspired retro twin next month. It shares similar style to the TR6C scrambler of the 1960s but uses the current Bonnie’s 865cc twin engine. For more details,...

New CCM breaks cover

New CCM breaks cover

Check out this Wednesday’s MCN for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Just four weeks ago MCN showed the first drawings of the FT35S...

New CCM coming soon

New CCM coming soon

Check out Wednesday’s MCN, out August 24, for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Four weeks ago we gave you a first look at the drawings of...

US scooter sales boom

US scooter sales boom

Rising petrol prices are fuelling a massive rise in scooter sales in the US, a country traditionally associated with big bore cruisers. Total scooter sales last year rose to 86,000, more than double...

B-King 600 due for 06

B-King 600 due for 06

Suzuki’s Hayabusa-powered B-King isn’t enough – the firm is going to roll out a 600cc version using a GSX-R600 engine, MCN reveals on Wednesday, August 17. Get all the details in...

Walker tests 06 ZX-10R

Walker tests 06 ZX-10R

Chris Walker and American rider Doug Chandler have just returned from Japan after spending a week putting in laps at a Kawasaki test track on what is thought to be the 2006 ZX-10R. British Supersport...

Bike sales up, cars down

Bike sales up, cars down

Latest figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association show bike sales in July were up compared to July 2004. At 1% up, it’s not a big rise – but it certainly outstrips the 6.6% FALL in...

Peugeot gives 50cc free

Peugeot gives 50cc free

Peugeot has launched a new special edition Speedfight that means you can now ride away on a 100cc scooter for the same price as a 50. The Speedfight Advantage has been produced specially for the UK...

GP-inspired R6 - in MCN

GP-inspired R6 - in MCN

Make sure you don't miss Wednesday's issue of MCN with exclusive news of a new R6 for 2006. Changes include: Chassis layout similar to an R1 Radial mount brakes New swingarm New engine For the...

HP2 launches on Sep 10

HP2 launches on Sep 10

BMW’s new HP2 enduro machine will get an official launch across the entire UK dealer network on Saturday September 10. The launch gives dirt-riding fans their first chance to try the HP2 (High...

06 Buells go on show

06 Buells go on show

Buell has launched its own entry into the ‘Adventure Sports’ market with the XB12X Ulysses – as predicted by MCN in our July 20 issue. The £8195 twin gets long-travel...

Choose your own engine

Choose your own engine

MZ has launched a special edition version of its odd-looking 1000SF naked bike and you get to choose what engine is used. Only 25 of the Red bikes will be made and each one will come with a matt red...

2006 Harleys revealed

2006 Harleys revealed

Harley has revealed its 2006 model line up with a new version of the V-Rod and updates for the Dyna range. The VRSCD Night Rod includes a ‘black denim’ paint option, blacked-out controls,...

Suzuki extends £1 deal

Suzuki extends £1 deal

Suzuki has added faired and unfaired Bandit 1200s and the GSX1400 to its 'Ride Away for £1' finance deal. The deal already covers the 650cc Bandit, V-Strom and SV ranges, and offers nought per...

New bike sales rise

New bike sales rise

Bike sales for June were up 2% compared to June 2004 – according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association. Adventure sport remains the fastest growing category of bike. Compared to June 2004...

Video: ER-6n first test

Video: ER-6n first test

Download the video via the link at the end of this story for the Motor Cycle News on Kawasaki's ER-6n - read by our own Sir Trevor... Road test chief Trevor Franklin is just back from the first test...

More Kawasakis all round

More Kawasakis all round

Reports from the Japanese business media suggest Kawasaki intends to grow its bike sales in Europe by 10 per cent by next March. Insiders say the strategy includes expanding its product range (which...

Triumphs in car dealers

Triumphs in car dealers

Triumph has been trying to expand its network of dealers by offering franchises to car dealers. The British manufacturer has gaps in its network in Reading and Cambridgeshire and hopes that it can...