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Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?

After month's of speculation, Yamaha launched the new R1 at a glitzy press launch in Milan this week. But do you feel that it was worth the wait?

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 07 November 2014

MILAN SHOW: BMW release S1000XR adventure-sport bike

These are the first official images of the new BMW S1000XR, which combines the 160bhp from the S1000R but wraps it in an adventure bike layout to take on the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and Kawasaki Versys 1000. The new BMW has been spied by MCN numerous times in recent months as it underwent final testing both on ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 04 November 2014

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer

Highlights• 847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine• D-MODE running mode selection with three Tracer-specific settings• Switchable TCS (Traction Control System) fitted as standard equipment• 190kg dry weight / 210kg wet weight• 3-position height adjustable windscreen• New LED twin headlights• ABS as standard• Height adjustable rider's seat and handlebars• Large-capacity 18-litre fuel tank gives extended riding range• Main stand fitted as standard The bell is tolling for Yamaha’s Fazer series as the firm ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 03 November 2014

MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Dragster RR first ride

MV Agusta's new 2015 Brutale 800RR and Dragster 800RR are today being put through their paces around the stunning roads of Tuscany by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: "MV certainly know how to get your attention; both the limited edition Brutale 800RR and Dragster 800RR are stunning in the flesh, with MV giving the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 24 October 2014

Video: Ducati Scrambler at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look

With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 October 2014

Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS

• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin• 125bhp / 92lbft • Return of the famous RS name BMW’s rush to fill every single niche in motorcycling continues at a frantic pace with this new R1200RS slotting into the R-Series and marks a welcome return for the RS name on a sports touring machine to carry on the legacy of the R100RS of 1976. The R1200RS ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 29 September 2014

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four• 97bhp / 80lbft• Twin Ohlins shocks• Black 4-2-1 exhaust• Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built scene, and given their ancient XJR1300 a thorough makeover for 2015 to capitalise on the continued hipster insurgence. Just a couple of years ago, the XJR was destined for the corner marked ‘discontinued’, but just like it’s air-cooled 1251cc lump, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 29 September 2014

Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

Although the Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, Ducati is still putting the bike through its paces on the roads. An MCN reader was lucky enough to get this onboard video of the bike in action on the roads around Bologna. brightcove.createExperiences();

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 26 September 2014

Video: New KTM RC390 first ride

For the first time in years there’s a machine for young sportsbike fans to get excited about. If you’re 19 and have just passed your A2 licence you can rip up your L plates and pretend you’re wild-riding Aussie Moto3 star Jack Miller. Welcome to KTM’s new RC390! We sent MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves to Italy for the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 September 2014

Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the things that really grind bikers’ gears included lethal potholes, heavy traffic, speed cameras, red-light jumpers and drivers who just can’t get off their mobile phones. Unsurprisingly, potholes came ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 28 August 2014

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