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New bikes (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • New 06 Suzukis emerge

    09 September 2005

    New 06 Suzukis emerge

    Here’s the new look for the GSX-R1000 for 2006 – and there’s more new Suzukis ready to break cover late on Wednesday night (Sep 14). The GSX-R1000 colour options for next year are...

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  • First pics: New GSX-Rs

    09 September 2005

    First pics: New GSX-Rs

    Suzuki will be launching a completely new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 for 2006. Both bikes will share almost identical styling and both will be even more radical than this year’s litre bike. The...

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  • 06 Ducati Monster

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • Guzzi Griso now for 06

    02 September 2005

    Guzzi Griso now for 06

    This is Moto Guzzi’s 2006 1100cc Griso. Sharp-eyed Guzzi completists will find it familiar – it’s the same bike the firm had planned to put into production for 2005 – but which...

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  • Is this safest bike ever?

    02 September 2005

    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,...

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  • 2006 Honda CBR1000RR

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • 06 Tuono breaks cover

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • New Honda '06 colours

    02 September 2005

    New Honda '06 colours

    Aside from new bikes for 2006, much of the Honda range gets new colours for 2006, including scooters, enduro bikes, the Pan European, the VTR1000F FireStorm, and the SP-2. The big twin FireStorm...

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  • Smoother 06 VFR800

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • Four new Hondas tonight

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • 06 GSX-R600 and 750

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • 2006 Honda CBR600s

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • 06 FJR & anniversay R1

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • Find Honda dealers, fast

    02 September 2005

    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,...

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  • 06 Wing gets airbag

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • 9000 Nazas by 2006

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • New Yamaha X-Max 125

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • New Honda off-roaders

    02 September 2005

    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...

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  • Trials-style Enfield Bullet

    01 September 2005

    Trials-style Enfield Bullet

    If you fancy a retro bike that can handle Tarmac and dirt, then you've just had your options increased. In addition to the trials-style Royal Enfield produced by the firm itself, it appears UK...

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  • 2006 Kawasakis unveiled

    26 August 2005

    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 –...

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  • 06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

    26 August 2005

    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...

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  • Bike of the Year: K1200R

    26 August 2005

    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...

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  • 06 Yamaha R6 revealed

    26 August 2005

    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...

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  • New Triumph Scrambler

    19 August 2005

    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,...

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  • New CCM breaks cover

    19 August 2005

    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...

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  • New CCM coming soon

    19 August 2005

    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...

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  • US scooter sales boom

    19 August 2005

    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...

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  • B-King 600 due for 06

    12 August 2005

    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...

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  • Walker tests 06 ZX-10R

    12 August 2005

    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...

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  • Bike sales up, cars down

    12 August 2005

    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...

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  • Peugeot gives 50cc free

    05 August 2005

    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...

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  • GP-inspired R6 - in MCN

    05 August 2005

    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...

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  • HP2 launches on Sep 10

    05 August 2005

    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...

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  • 06 Buells go on show

    22 July 2005

    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...

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  • Choose your own engine

    22 July 2005

    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...

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  • 2006 Harleys revealed

    22 July 2005

    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,...

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