New bikes (October 2017)

  • Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SX

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SX

    Two years have passed since we had our socks forcibly removed by the bonkers Ninja H2, Kawasaki’s game-changing supercharged litre-beater. But while it was sent to wow us, the long game was...

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  • New Norton California marks 50th anniversary

    02 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    New Norton California marks 50th anniversary

    It’s 50 years since the first Norton Commando was revealed to the world at the Earls Court Show, starting a 10-year run. It was such hot property that MCN readers voted it their bike of the year for...

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  • Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

    31 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

    BMW are the latest manufacturer to release a teaser video. Giving us just enough info of their new F850GS to keep us excited ahead of next week’s Milan show, where most of 2018’s bikes will be...

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  • Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

    31 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

    Yamaha revealed some pretty bonkers stuff at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. There was the Niken three-wheeler, which grabbed all the headlines, and the artificial intelligence-powered MOTOROiD. Yamaha...

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  • Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

    30 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

    Suzuki are making it easier to smash out those epic trips by producing GT versions of the bikes in their mile-munching V-Strom 650 and 1000 range. Essentially, the biggest difference between the GT...

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  • New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

    27 October 2017 by James Archibald

    New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

    MV Agusta have dropped the new Dragster 800 RC, announcing a number subtle tweaks to the engine for 2018. Gearing has been improved throughout the engine to help reduce noise emissions across the...

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  • Video: Triumph Tiger teaser

    27 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Triumph Tiger teaser

    With the start of the Milan motorcycle show less than two weeks away, Triumph have released a teaser video for the new Tiger they will unveil there – although they don't say exactly which model of...

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  • National Motorcycle Museum Live

    26 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    National Motorcycle Museum Live

    The National Motorcycle Museum is based around the largest collection of British motorcycles in the world and features examples from some 171 different domestic manufacturers. The total number of...

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  • Honda’s Neo Sports Café is nearly here

    25 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Honda’s Neo Sports Café is nearly here

    Alongside the much-anticipated release of their new Gold Wing today, Honda have also whetted our appetite for new machinery with the unveileing of their Neo Sports Café Concept at the Tokyo Motor...

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  • Yamaha reveal stunning new Niken three-wheeler

    25 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha reveal stunning new Niken three-wheeler

    One of the most dramatic bikes to be revealed at the Tokyo show this morning was this astounding production three-wheeler from Yamaha, based on the hugely popular MT-09 platform. Aiming to take the...

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  • Kawasaki unveil new-for-2018 Ninja 400

    25 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki unveil new-for-2018 Ninja 400

    The old Ninja 300 couldn’t haul itself through Euro4, so was killed off to make way for this new Ninja 400, boasting greater performance than its predecessor from an all-new engine and chassis – the...

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  • New Honda Gold Wing unveiled

    25 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New Honda Gold Wing unveiled

    Ever since the first Gold Wing was introduced in 1975, the GL name has been seen as the zenith of full-fat touring motorcycles. But the current model has looked tired compared to rivals from BMW,...

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  • Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

    20 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

    Another day, another teaser. Just show us the bikes already! The latest video to grace our screens comes courtesy of Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco, who will be unveiling two new scooters at the...

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  • New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

    19 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

    KTM have just unveiled the new Freeride E-XC at Hangar-7 in Austria (a collection of all things Red Bull), which they say is their statement of intent. KTM want to sing loud and proud about ‘urban...

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  • Toro, Toro, Toro!

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    Toro, Toro, Toro!

    Established Spanish off-road firm, Toro Trail, have launched a new adventure break, dubbed Toro Adventure, and using BMW’s R1200GS Rallye. Based in a luxurious mountain top villa, Toro Adventure is...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja 400 on the way

    18 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Ninja 400 on the way

    Kawasaki have been busy building a gorgeous Z900RS and an all-new supercharged H2-based sports-tourer – both revealed by MCN last week. But if your wallet, or licence entitlement, won’t stretch...

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  • Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

    18 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

    Not wanting to be left out, Yamaha have now joined in the fun with the release of a teaser video teasing something on October 25 - bang in the middle of the Tokyo Motor Show. Mark October 25 on your...

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  • Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

    18 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

    After a year of rampant success with their hot SP version of the already bonkers MT-10, the Japanese rumour mill suggests that Yamaha are on the verge of releasing an SP version of the MT-09, too. The...

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  • MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

    18 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

    After the recent announcement of the Lewis Hamilton-designed F4 LH44, MV Agusta are battling back with another stunning new bike, following months of financial turbulence. The immediate fruits of...

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  • Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

    17 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

    Zero Motorcycles have now made their 2018 range a l-i-t-t-l-e bit more exciting by adding 10% more range and faster charging. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has introduced three new batteries;...

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  • Monster upgrade

    17 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Monster upgrade

    Twenty-five years after the original M900 Monster emerged from the Ducati factory, starting a dynasty that has seen them churn out well over 300,000 Monsters since, the firm have revealed an updated...

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  • Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

    American electric bike builders Alta Motors have been steadily developing their line-up and now they’ve added another: the Redshift EX, an enduro version of the existing MX model. The changes are...

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  • Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

    Cruisers are large, thunderous brash things – they’re not smooth and silent, so you might not think of them as primed to lead the electric revolution, but that hasn’t stopped Tactica releasing the...

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  • Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

    When Triumph opened their new visitors centre, they regaled us with stories of legendary victories at the TT and on the saltflats but there was a distinct gap. While they’ve had off-road bikes in...

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  • Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

    10 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

    Kawasaki have got us very excited with the release of a new video that’s teasing a new supercharged motorcycle at EICMA next month. It’s that time of year when the teaser mill is turning in full...

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  • Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

    09 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

    British manufacturer Watsonian-Squire have released a new sidecar to mark the company’s 105th anniversary. Called the Flight, the sidecar has been designed to suit modern motorcycles. It features...

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  • Vespa go RED for charity

    06 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Vespa go RED for charity

    Vespa have teamed up with charitable organisation RED to produce a (Vespa 946)RED and (Vespa)RED VXL scooter. Matching the Italian flair and style with the charity’s distinctive red colour scheme is...

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  • Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

    As if a new Tiger 1200 and 800, and the Speedmaster and Bobber Black weren’t enough, our spy photographer also grabbed shots of what could be an updated Speed Triple. The styling is so close to the...

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