New bikes

  • 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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  • Suzuki’s 300bhp turbo charged hybrid

    30 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Suzuki’s 300bhp turbo charged hybrid

    We’ve seen motorcycle firms developing turbocharged machines and hybrids, but Suzuki’s plans mark the first time both technologies have come together – along with a four-cylinder petrol engine –...

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  • Ducati Hypermotard family goes large

    29 September 2015 by MCN News

    Ducati Hypermotard family goes large

    The best laid plans of mice and motorcycle manufacturers have once again been scuppered by America's California Air Resources Board filing emissions certification for as-yet-unannounced new...

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  • Ducati 899 Panigale gets a boost for 2016

    29 September 2015 by MCN News

    Ducati 899 Panigale gets a boost for 2016

    Rumours of a new 899 Panigale waiting in the wings for a grand unveil at the Milan show this November have been firmly bolstered by the California Air Resources Board filing emission reports the new...

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  • Ducati Monster 1200R launch

    29 September 2015 by Adam Child

    Ducati Monster 1200R launch

    MCN Senior road tester Adam Child is at the launch of Ducati’s all new Monster 1200R, first revealed in MCN just a few weeks ago. No doubt Chad will be having fun all day around the demanding 5.4km...

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  • Can-Am unveil new F3 models

    24 September 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Can-Am unveil new F3 models

    Manufacturer of three-wheeled oddities Can-Am has added to its range with the introduction of the F3-T and F3 Limited. Both new models come complete with built-in panniers and a four-speaker audio...

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  • MV Agusta F3 RC supersport replica revealed

    23 September 2015 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta F3 RC supersport replica revealed

    MV Agusta will release a limited number of road-going F3s as replicas of the bikes ridden by Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti in the World Supersport championship. The F3 RC will be produced in a...

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  • Honda look set to build the barking Bulldog

    22 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Honda look set to build the barking  Bulldog

    In an era when every new bike seems to be battling to pack more high-tech gadgets and gizmos than its rivals, Honda’s Bulldog concept is a refreshingly utilitarian beast, and the latest patents...

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  • 2016 Ducati Diavel Carbon revealed

    21 September 2015 by MCN News

    2016 Ducati Diavel Carbon revealed

    Ducati have released details of their 2016 Diavel Carbon, with new graphics and several new technical and aesthetic updates. The new Asphalt Grey colour mixes with the visible carbon, red stripes, and...

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  • BMW updates C650 Sport and GT maxi-scooters

    21 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    BMW updates C650 Sport and GT maxi-scooters

    BMW has released details of the 2016 C650 sport and C650 GT maxi-scooters which have both been given a mid-life refresh with a host of changes aimed at separating the two versions more...

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  • Recursion gets a boost

    19 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Recursion gets a boost

    The last time Suzuki turned a forced-induction concept bike into a production model it took six years to reach showrooms and lost its boost along the way. The firm isn’t about to make the same mistake...

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  • The Yamaha R1M is back

    18 September 2015 by MCN News

    The Yamaha R1M is back

    Orders open for 2016 superbike on October 1 Anyone who missed out on the first batch of Yamaha’s range-topping YZF-R1M will be relieved to hear that registration opens at 9am on October 1 for the 2016...

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  • Yamaha go retro at 60

    18 September 2015 by MCN News

    Yamaha go retro at 60

    YZF-R1 gets iconic colours for Yamaha's 60th anniversary Yamaha kicked off their 60th anniversary celebrations at the Bol d’Or this morning, revealing a retro yellow and black speedblock livery for...

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  • New Husqvarna FS450 revealed

    17 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Husqvarna FS450 revealed

    Husqvarna has released a new-for-2016 FS450 competition model which continues the resurgence of the famous brand under KTM ownership. The new bike features a hefty series of revisions including a new...

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  • MCN is getting ready for the RC213V-S Launch

    15 September 2015 by Michael Neeves

    MCN is getting ready for the RC213V-S Launch

    MCN will be attending the launch of the new and long awaited Honda RC213V-S in Spain on Thursday. After six years of speculation and rumour the bike will finally be ridden in its finished form. We...

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  • New Ducati Monster 1200R revealed

    14 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Ducati Monster 1200R revealed

    This the world’s first glimpse of the new Ducati Monster 1200R which is packing 160bhp from a heavily revised V-twin engine and is the most powerful Monster ever made by the Italian firm. The bike has...

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  • Kawasaki reveals model updates

    12 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki reveals model updates

    Kawasaki’s Z1000SX has been upgraded for 2016 with the model getting a race-inspired FCC clutch assist system (slipper clutch) for a lighter feel at the lever, and ABS as standard. It will remain at...

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  • Triumph gives new Speed Triple a major makeover

    11 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Triumph gives new Speed Triple a major makeover

    The best pictures yet of Triumph’s 2016 Speed Triple have emerged of the bike undergoing final tests in the UK. The latest shots confirm the Speed Triple updates that have previously been revealed in...

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  • Triumph Trophy prototype spotted

    11 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Triumph Trophy prototype spotted

    A Triumph Trophy prototype has been spotted on the road, showing that the firm may be planning tweaks to its big tourer.  Although largely the same as the existing bike, the prototype sports an...

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  • Yamaha set to flick electric switch

    10 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Yamaha set to flick electric switch

    Newly-registered patents in Japan reveal that Yamaha are beavering away at the detail design of their 2013 PES-1 and PED-1 concept bikes – suggesting that the firm could be on target to get production...

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  • 2016 Yamaha MT-03 revealed

    09 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    2016 Yamaha MT-03 revealed

    Yamaha is poised to extend its successful MT naked range to include this MT-03 – shown here in pictures released by Yamaha Japan in advance of the major bike shows. The official line is that the MT-03...

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  • Ducati teases new Monster 1200 R

    08 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Ducati teases new Monster 1200 R

    Ducati will unveil the most powerful naked bike it has ever built at next week’s Frankfurt motor show in Germany. Ducati is promising the bike will have a more powerful engine, sportier chassis and...

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  • New Goldwing gets radical

    06 September 2015 by Ben Purvis

    New Goldwing gets radical

    New Honda Goldwings only come along once every decade or so, and when they do the firm likes to push the technological boat out. And the indications are that the next-generation Wing will ditch its...

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  • No new Yamaha R6

    05 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    No new Yamaha R6

    There definitely isn’t going to be a new Yamaha YZF-R6 for 2016, despite what restless internet rumour-mongers suggest. Yamaha have officially denied the arrival of a new bike for next year, with...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R plays catch-up

    05 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki GSX-R plays catch-up

    MCN was the first to reveal in-depth, accurate technical details of the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 back in April, with patent drawings giving a detailed picture of the radical new tech it will boast,...

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  • Sharper ZX-10R due soon

    04 September 2015 by Andy Downes

    Sharper ZX-10R due soon

    Kawasaki is gearing up to launch a new ZX-10R featuring new suspension, cutting-edge electronics, more power and a sharp new look as the firm bids to catch up with its more advanced superbike...

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  • Indian announce 2016 model range

    04 September 2015 by MCN News

    Indian announce 2016 model range

    Indian Motorcycles have stormed back into the market as a serious player under Polaris ownership, and their recent tide of new models sees a year of consolidation in 2016, with just tweaks and colour...

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  • Victory announce 2016 model range

    04 September 2015 by MCN News

    Victory announce 2016 model range

    Victory Motorcycles have announced their 2016 range, with a raft of subtle design updates and new colours across most of its cruiser, bagger and touring bikes – but no new models. So how does the...

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