New bikes (March 2016)

  • Super Adventure breeze buster

    23 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Super Adventure breeze buster

    Despite the apparent periscope fitted to the back of this test mule, we’re as certain as we can be that KTM aren’t actually readying a new submersible version of the 1290 Super Adventure just yet. But...

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  • Suzuki SV650’s mean streak

    23 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki SV650’s mean streak

    This newly-designed concept bike has come direct from the Suzuki factory and is said to be based on the styling of 1970s tarmac rally cars (well, why wouldn’t you?) which featured large front lights...

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  • Honda CRF250 Rally prototype

    22 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda CRF250 Rally prototype

    It’s all about the terminology. This Honda CRF250 Rally was presented at the Tokyo show last year as a ‘concept bike’ which meant, officially, Honda wasn’t talking about this bike being a production...

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  • Honda Africa Twin goes hardcore

    22 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda Africa Twin goes hardcore

    Honda also added a new more hardcore version of the recently launched Africa Twin which was presented as a concept bike but will be on sale as the ‘adventure’ spec bike in the range within a year we...

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  • Suzuki SV650 Rally concept

    22 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki SV650 Rally concept

    This newly-designed concept bike has come direct from the Suzuki factory and is said to be based on the styling of 1970s tarmac rally cars which featured large front lights for night racing. There is...

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  • HRC goes to work on MSX125

    21 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    HRC goes to work on MSX125

    This pure racing bike might be based on a humble Honda MSX125 but the mighty Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) has gone to work on it in preparation for an HRC Trophy racing series. The bike was seen in...

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  • Honda gets serious with CB1100

    21 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda gets serious with CB1100

    It’s described as a concept bike but insiders say this bike is not far from production as part of new twin-pronged CB1100 range Are Honda finally about to get serious with the CB1100 retro roadster?...

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  • Suzuki SV650 price confirmed

    10 March 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki SV650 price confirmed

    The new Suzuki SV650 will cost £5,499 when it goes on sale in the UK in April and will be available on Suzuki's PCP scheme for £95 per month. With an initial deposit of £1,104.30, the SV can be yours...

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  • Revamped 390 Duke spied

    09 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Revamped 390 Duke spied

    MCN’s spy snapper scooped these shots of a KTM 390 Duke test mule in Spain, which reveal visual changes including a reshaped fuel tank and side panels, an updated seat unit and a revised rear light.

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  • Indian reveal new Springfield bagger

    03 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Indian reveal new Springfield bagger

    Indian Motorcycle’s continued new model role-out continues with this new derivative of the Chieftain range called the Indian Springfield. The bike has been named after the birthplace of the Indian...

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  • New 1190’s big screen test

    02 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    New 1190’s big screen test

    Despite the strategic smattering of disguise tape, we can see the windscreen – built on this bike from rapid prototyping material – is taller, adjustable and also offers a wider area for improved...

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  • KTM’s secret weapon

    02 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    KTM’s secret weapon

    KTM’s upcoming parallel-twin has been spied testing – and official word from Austria has now confirmed a family of middleweight bikes will stem from this all-new 800cc engine layout. The first of this...

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  • Triumph Bobber gets Bonnie grunt

    02 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Bobber gets Bonnie grunt

    This is the second time this bike has been spied testing on the road but, unlike last time in the summer of 2015, it appears now to be in almost completely finished form except for a missing front...

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  • No Yamaha MT-10 Tracer planned

    01 March 2016 by Andy Downes

    No Yamaha MT-10 Tracer planned

    Anyone hoping Yamaha were planning a more touring-focussed Tracer version of the nutty-looking MT-10 naked bike will be disappointed to hear there are no plans for a specific new model. Not only have...

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