New bikes (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • Norton's V4 Lives!

    22 September 2017 by Richard Newland & Oli Rushby

    Norton's V4 Lives!

    Just ten months ago Norton revealed their first prototype V4 SS to the world through MCN. It looked utterly incredible – a British superbike for the modern era, a stunning blend of mechanical...

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  • Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    19 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    Until very recently you might have been forgiven for saying that Honda are a sensible brand and perhaps you could even say they’ve been risk-averse. Then they released the X-Adv and suddenly no-one...

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  • Triumph tease new Speedmaster

    18 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph tease new Speedmaster

    Triumph have released a video teasing the new Bonneville Speedmaster, along with the date of October 3.  As is the norm with teaser videos, very little is shown of the actual bike, but we do get...

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  • 2018 Yamaha X-MAX 125 revealed

    13 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    2018 Yamaha X-MAX 125 revealed

    Yamaha have unveiled an updated X-MAX 125 for 2018, which brings the baby of the family in line with the larger X-MAX 300 and X-MAX 400 models. Yamaha have sold 140,000 X-MAX 125s since the model was...

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  • Teaser video all but confirms new Gold Wing

    12 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Teaser video all but confirms new Gold Wing

    Honda USA have released the first in a series of five videos in the build up to a new product release on Tuesday, October 24. Honda don’t officially say what the model is, other than it being an...

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  • Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 coming soon

    07 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 coming soon

    Husqvarna first unveiled their Svartpilen (Black Arrow) and Vitpilen (White Arrow) concepts three years ago. The bikes have come a long way since then, and the range has expanded to include two...

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  • Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

    07 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

    Yamaha Motor Corp USA have unveiled their new 2018 bagger, the Star Eluder, although there is currently no word on whether the new model will come to the UK. The Star Eluder is powered by the...

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z900RS teased

    07 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Kawasaki Z900RS teased

    We reported last year that a Kawasaki Z900RS was coming and now it's finally here (almost). Kawasaki have released a teaser video for the upcoming retro, which will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show...

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  • New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

    05 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

    Ducati will unveil their new V4 engine, the Desmosedici Stradale, on September 7, ahead of the Misano MotoGP. We can only assume that because"Stradale" is Italian for road that this engine...

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  • New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    04 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    Ducati have released pictures of a new 2018 paintscheme for their XDiavel S; Iceberg White, and the public will be able to see the bike in the flesh at this week's Faaker See Rally in Austria. As well...

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  • Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

    29 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

    We've snapped plenty of pictures of the upcoming Ducati V4 superbike, but up until now we had no idea what it sounded like, but Belgian publication Maxx Moto recently uploaded a very grainy video to...

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  • New BMW F750GS spied

    24 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New BMW F750GS spied

    A few months ago we saw spy shots of a new BMW F850GS, swiftly followed by others of a new 750, too. And now our spy snappers have captured undisguised bikes on location. The two bikes have always...

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  • New entry-level Triumphs on the way

    16 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New entry-level Triumphs on the way

    Triumph recently announced they had entered into a non-equity partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturers Bajaj to “deliver a range of outstanding mid–capacity motorcycles” but they gave away...

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  • Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

    10 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

    Once again those pesky folks at the California Air Resources Board have published information online that has let slip there’s a new Ducati on the way. A few weeks ago they told us there was a new...

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  • Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

    03 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

    I rode Suzuki's new GSX250R earlier this week. And during just one afternoon, here's how I got on... It’s got big shoes to fill This is Suzuki’s first racy 250 since the two-stroke RGV250 and Japanese...

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  • BMW's radical new S1000RR

    03 August 2017 by Richard Newland

    BMW's radical new S1000RR

    BMW is about to rip the superbike sector apart with a major makeover of its S1000RR. Since the sports missile landed in 2010 the Japanese and Italians have been busy catching up. The playing field is...

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  • Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

    31 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

    After releasing a short teaser video last week, Honda have announced a new CRF250R for 2018 with a ground-up design that incorporates a new engine, better chassis and electric start as...

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  • Suzuki announce 2018 RM-Z450 details

    28 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki announce 2018 RM-Z450 details

    Following its recent launch, Suzuki have announced the price of the new 2018 RM-Z450 motocross bike. The new machine will hit UK dealerships in September and will be available for £6,999 - £400 more...

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  • Naked Honda Fireblade on the way

    27 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Naked Honda Fireblade on the way

    The current CB1000R is nearly 10 years old, which is almost geriatric in the fast-moving world of super-nakeds. But rumours from Japan suggest that Honda will unveil a new one at this year’s Milan...

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  • Multistrada to get capacity increase

    27 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Multistrada to get capacity increase

    Documents published by the California Air Research Board have revealed that there is a new larger-capacity Multistrada on the way. They list three new models of ‘Multistrada 1260’, with all three...

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  • Indian reveal 2018 range

    27 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Indian reveal 2018 range

    Indian Motorcycles have revealed their full line-up of 2018 bikes, including three new models in the Scout Bobber, Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse, to bring the total number of models up...

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  • Bigger BMW F700GS on the way

    26 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bigger BMW F700GS on the way

    BMW look set to back up a bigger and better F800GS with a bigger and better F700GS! MCN spied a new F800 – believed to be gaining 50cc - in April this year, so it’s not a huge surprise that our spy...

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  • Video: Honda tease new motocross model

    25 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Honda tease new motocross model

    Honda have released a 26-second video clip titled 'Absolute Holeshot' teasing a new motocross model, with full details to be revealed on July 31. The video gives very little away, with quick glimpses...

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  • Piaggio expand MP3 range

    24 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Piaggio expand MP3 range

    Piaggio have expanded their three-wheel MP3 model range with the introduction of the MP3 300 Sport LT and MP3 500 Sport LT — both of which are entry level models with fewer features than their current...

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  • New Africa Twin Rally created

    19 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New Africa Twin Rally created

    An Italian-built Africa Twin Rally special-edition caused a stir last week when a corporate video seemed to show Honda’s new version of the popular adventure bike.  The truth is slightly more...

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  • Indian Scout Bobber unveiled

    15 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Indian Scout Bobber unveiled

    When it comes to discreet or blacked-out bikes, Indian don’t really spring to mind- they’re much more famous for chroming everything and leather tassels, so customers have been taking matters into...

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