New bikes

  • Smarter, sharper CBR500R revealed

    05 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    Smarter, sharper CBR500R revealed

    Honda used the Tokyo Motor Show to confirm and release exciting 2016 models, ahead of Europe’s biggest motorcycle show, EICMA, in two weeks’ time. Leading the long list of confirmed 2016 models were...

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  • Suzuki confirm turbo bike

    04 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    Suzuki confirm turbo bike

    Amongst Suzuki’s handful of concepts and 2016 models at the Tokyo Motor Show (no, there was no GSX-R1000 unveiled – give it another two weeks), was a turbocharged motor devoid of a motorcycle. The sum...

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  • Yamaha tease MT-09 flat-tracker

    02 November 2015 by MCN News

    Yamaha tease MT-09 flat-tracker

    Yamaha have released a new teaser film that introduces a Roland Sands built MT-09 flat-tracker, complete with yellow speed-block paintjob, tyre-shredding rolling burnouts, plenty of aggression, and...

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  • Ducati unveil lightweight e-Scrambler

    02 November 2015 by MCN News

    Ducati unveil lightweight e-Scrambler

    Okay, so it might be more mountain bike than motorbike, but this funky ‘Fat’ e-bike, built under licence by Italwin, is still a Ducati – of sorts.  The latest in a long line of Italwin Ducati...

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  • Husqvarna 701 Enduro revealed

    02 November 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Husqvarna 701 Enduro revealed

    The new Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, unveiled at the Milan Show last year, will be joined by an off-road variant, named the 701 Enduro. The Enduro will be powered by the same 690cc single-cylinder engine...

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  • WK release Café Racer 125

    30 October 2015 by James Archibald

    WK release Café Racer 125

    As part of their plan to diversify and expand their range, WK Bikes have released a new retro-themed 125, aptly named the Café Racer 125.  Powered by a simple 124cc motor that produces 7.9kw @...

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  • Yamaha’s robot rider (no, not Lorenzo)

    28 October 2015 by James Archibald

    Yamaha’s robot rider (no, not Lorenzo)

    Yamaha have revealed MOTOBOT Ver. 1 – alongside a host of concept vehicles – at the Tokyo Motor Show. MOTOBOT is a robot that can ride an unmodified bike all on its own. Rumours that it will soon...

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  • Yamaha debut MT-09 trike

    28 October 2015 by James Archibald

    Yamaha debut MT-09 trike

    Just when you thought there were no more potential variants for the MT-09 family, Yamaha go and roll out a three-wheeled version at the Tokyo Motor Show. Dubbed with the catchy moniker ‘LMW-MWT-9’,...

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  • Yamaha go electric in Tokyo

    28 October 2015 by James Archibald

    Yamaha go electric in Tokyo

    Yamaha have lifted the covers on their latest PES2 and PED2 electric concepts at the Tokyo show, two bikes that could be introduced into the Yamaha line-up in the very near future. The PES2 and PED2...

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  • New Triumph Bonneville T120 for 2016

    28 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Triumph Bonneville T120 for 2016

    The all-new Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are the two models that will strike the most authentic chord with Bonneville fans, and are the direct replacements for the current Bonneville and...

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  • New Triumph Street Twin launched

    28 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Triumph Street Twin launched

    Meet the all-new Bonneville Street Twin, a bike aimed at appealing to the widest possible selection of riders ranging from those who are new to big machines, to those who want something to customise...

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  • All-new Triumph Thruxtons revealed

    28 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    All-new Triumph Thruxtons revealed

    Triumph have finally unveiled their all-new 1199cc Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R, the range-topping duo that herald the arrival of a completely new collection of five Bonnevilles. Starting from the...

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  • Kawasaki reveals the Z125 and Z125 PRO in Japan

    27 October 2015 by James Archibald

    Kawasaki reveals the Z125 and Z125 PRO in Japan

    Kawasaki have unveiled two naked 125’s that have been styled in a similar fashion their bigger ‘Z’ series badged brothers. Named the Z125 and the Z125 PRO, they are the smallest road-going machines to...

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  • Ducati tease small Scrambler

    27 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    Ducati tease small Scrambler

    Ducati have already officially confirmed to MCN that the Scrambler will be joined by new models, but it now appears this will be a smaller-capacity version, not the larger version initially...

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  • Honda’s secret V4 Superbike

    21 October 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Honda’s secret V4 Superbike

    Honda appear to be gearing-up to introduce an all-new V4 1000cc superbike to slot in above the Fireblade and take the battle to its more exotic rivals. Evidence pointing to Honda’s plans includes...

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  • Moto Guzzi 1400 bagger spied

    21 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    Moto Guzzi 1400 bagger spied

    This is the world’s first sighting of the new production ready Moto Guzzi 1400 California-based bagger which was spotted undergoing final testing before an anticipated launch at the Milan motorcycle...

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  • New Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200s caught

    21 October 2015 by Ben Purvis

    New Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200s caught

    The next-generation of Triumph Tiger Explorer will feature a hugely expanded range and a host of technical and styling changes as revealed in these spy pictures of the two top-of-the-range models...

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  • New Norton V4 takes shape

    21 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Norton V4 takes shape

    Norton’s all-new 200bhp 1200cc V4 announced earlier this year is already taking shape – as these computer illustrations reveal. The new V4 – codenamed P94 after the number of wins the company have...

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  • Yamaha USA creates MT-07 flat-track concept

    16 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha USA creates MT-07 flat-track concept

    Yamaha USA showed off this concept flat-track racer at the AIM Expo motorcycle show in Orlando, Florida which uses the parallel-twin engine from the MT-07. At the moment the bike, named DT-07 and...

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  • MV Agusta teams up with Lewis Hamilton

    15 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta teams up with Lewis Hamilton

    Iconic Italian firm MV Agusta has teamed up with reigning World Formula One championLewis Hamilton to release a new version of the Dragster 800 RR. Hamilton is said to have worked with the MV Agusta...

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  • Updated Kawasaki ZZR1400 revealed

    15 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    Updated Kawasaki ZZR1400 revealed

    Kawasaki have given their ZZR1400 a firm series of tweaks to help it combat imminent new Euro4 regulations, without losing any of its near-200bhp thrust.   Key changes to the 2016 ZZR1400...

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  • New Honda CBR500R revealed

    15 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Honda CBR500R revealed

    This is the world’s first sight of the updated Honda CBR500R which was unveiled today at the AIM Expo motorcycle show in Orlando, Florida. The bike gets revised styling for what Honda says is an...

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  • Triumph officially teases new Bonneville

    13 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    Triumph officially teases new Bonneville

    Triumph has released this official video which teases the all-new water-cooled Bonneville range which we now know will be launched on October 28. There’s no information to go with the video which...

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  • VIDEO: See the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in action

    08 October 2015 by MCN News

    VIDEO: See the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in action

    This is Kawasaki’s 2016 ZX-10R superbike, unveiled in Spain today as the Japanese giant pulls out all the stops to capitalise on their domination of the World Superbike series with the first major...

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  • Hot new Kawasaki ZX-10R unveiled

    08 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    Hot new Kawasaki ZX-10R unveiled

    This is Kawasaki’s 2016 ZX-10R superbike, unveiled in Spain today as the Japanese giant pulls out all the stops to capitalise on their domination of the World Superbike series with the first major...

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  • Honda confirm 2016 CBR500R changes

    08 October 2015 by MCN News

    Honda confirm 2016 CBR500R changes

    Honda have announced that they will be making a "comprehensive range of upgrades" to their CBR500R for 2016. 2013's CBR500R was designed to maximise the new 47bhp regs while at the same time being...

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  • New Yamaha R1S released Stateside

    07 October 2015 by MCN News

    New Yamaha R1S released Stateside

    Yamaha have released a new lower-spec version of their YZF-R1 in the USA, giving our friends across the Pond three models of R1 to choose from (four if you count the anniversary model). The new model,...

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  • New Yamaha WR450F for 2016

    06 October 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New Yamaha WR450F for 2016

    Yamaha have announced their updated WR450F enduro machine for 2016, which is powered by a new rear-slanting, reverse cyclinder 450cc engine. The new bike is based on the firm's MXGP world...

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  • KTM 1290 Super Duke GT prototype tested

    06 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    KTM 1290 Super Duke GT prototype tested

    When KTM unveiled the 990 SMT back in 2009 it managed to combine the slightly bonkers underpinnings of the 990 Supermoto with a touring focus – thanks mainly to a small top fairing and some panniers.

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  • New BMW G310 Stunt revealed

    06 October 2015 by Andy Downes

    New BMW G310 Stunt revealed

    This is the first official glimpse of a 300cc BMW road bike, ahead of the expected launch of a new roadster at the Milan show in November. The Concept Stunt G310 represents the basis of a new range of...

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  • Suzuki GSX concept revealed

    30 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki GSX concept revealed

    Suzuki has shown this single image of a concept bike it will unveil at the Tokyo show next month which may well be the preview of an all-new GSX-R1000 to be unveiled later this year. Unfortunately the...

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