New bikes (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

    KTM’s smaller capacity Dukes have always been both popular and fun, but it wouldn’t be unfair to say they lacked a little class – but with a few reasonably subtle changes for 2017 they appear to have...

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  • MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 125 Duke

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 125 Duke

    The smallest Duke in the family gets a pretty thorough update for 2017, too, with new styling, new frame, and a level of spec that most manufacturers don’t lavish on considerably more high-end...

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  • MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

    This is the first official hint – beyond multiple spy shots and KTM boss Stefan Pierer confirming the 800’s existence to MCN during the summer – of the style and intent of KTM’s new family of...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

    Kawasaki’s Versys family gets another member for 2017 – and  it’s at the smaller end of the capacity range. In this case that means taking the 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja / Z300, and...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Z650 and Z900

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Z650 and Z900

    Hurriedly revealed at the Cologne show last month, despite no bikes being on show, after details of these new Zeds leaked out – Kawasaki have now unveiled them properly in Milan. TOP STORIES MILAN...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

    Sitting at the top end of the R nineT family is the Roadster, which also benefits from some valuable tweaks and colour options as it heads into 2017 – part of which includes full Euro4 compliance. The...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

    The R1200GS is enjoying an odd two-stage transition into 2017. Already available in dealers is an updated GS which boasts a few visual nips and tucks, as well as drivetrain revisions with an...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

    The F800GT and R have both received a smattering of changes to ensure Euro4 compatibility, while adding a few useful modifications too. Often overlooked in the mid-market, the F800s probably deserve a...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

    After years of neglect, the sub-500cc class of bikes is exploding in 2017 with a glut of new adventure-styled offerings. Fashion may well be a driving factor, but there’s also a realisation from...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal R nineT Urban G/S

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal R nineT Urban G/S

    When BMW launched the R nineT back in 2013, few could have predicted what a rampant success story it would become – and even fewer would have predicted the four versions that have arrived since: the...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

    DL250 V-Strom promises all-round fun at a budget price This is a really cute move from Suzuki, taking the hugely popular V-Strom family styling and ethos, and blending it with an evolution of their...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX250R

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX250R

    Just like the new V-Strom 250, with which it shares an engine and much of its running gear and cycle parts, the new GSX250R delivers styling and proportions that feel instantly ‘right’. But while the...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki Burgman 400

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki Burgman 400

    The Burgman 400 has been a staple of Suzuki’s scooter diet since 1998, and the fact so little seems to have changed in that time is testament to how right they got it in the first place. For 2017, the...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX-S125

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX-S125

    Suzuki unveiled their all-new GSX-R125 a month ago, and it’s little surprise that they’ve followed that with a naked version, which joins their growing GSX-S family. The new lightweight naked...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's TMAX gets reinvented

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's TMAX gets reinvented

    The TMAX pretty much defined the idea of the executive sports scooter when it was launched 15 years ago, and it’s still dominating the market today. Why? Because it works so well, delivering huge...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda update CBR650F & CB650F

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda update CBR650F & CB650F

    The CBR650F and CB650F have been popular additions to the range, and get both a little sharper and fruitier for 2017. The 649cc engine gets an extra 4bhp at peak, taking it up to perfectly useable...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda's crazy X-ADV adventure-scoot

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda's crazy X-ADV adventure-scoot

    Honda have a long history of building insane scooters, bikes that answer a question no-one asked, and hot off the back of the DN-01 and NM4 Vultus comes this – the X-ADV. Conceived by Honda’s design...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda CRF250L gets a tickle

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda CRF250L gets a tickle

    The fun, practical, and versatile CRF250L gets a decent smattering of updates for 2017, partly driven by the need to get it through Euro4 compliance – which is now meets. The steel frame and long...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda's bold new CRF250 Rally

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda's bold new CRF250 Rally

    Now, this is more like it. If you’re in the market for the 250, then surely this has to be top of your list? Just look at it! Pure Dakar naughtiness. With styling DNA drawn directly from the HRC...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Ducati's new air-cooled Monster 797

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Ducati's new air-cooled Monster 797

    It’s great to have an air-cooled 2-valve engine back in a Monster package again, harking right back to the original bikes from the early 90s. This new addition to the burgeoning Monster family uses...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster 1200s updated

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster 1200s updated

    For 2017 the biggest offering in the Monster family gets a sleeker tank, a fully redesigned sports-style tail, an all-new headlight and a first-rate electronics package derived from the one fitted to...

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  • Fantic 250 Enduro available this month

    04 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Fantic 250 Enduro available this month

    The new Fantic 250 Enduro will hit UK dealers this month, priced at £4499. Fantic say the new bike is designed to be a real mid-way point between softer, friendlier trail bikes and full-on competition...

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  • BSA are back!

    04 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    BSA are back!

    First new model to hit showrooms by 2019 Indian giant, Mahindra, have acquired the rights to the legendary BSA British marque, and have revealed to MCN that they will relaunch the brand worldwide,...

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