New bikes

  • GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    GALLERY: Yamaha XSR700

    Yamaha have revealed an all-new addition to their Sport Heritage range, the XSR700, which tips its hat the iconic XS650. Take a closer look... XSR700 Highlights Two-texture leather seat Aluminium...

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  • Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    22 July 2015 by MCN News

    Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

    Yamaha’s Sport Heritage family has spawned another member in the shape of this retrosexual new street roadster. Visually, the new XSR700 – the name pays homage to the XS650 – delivers a rather...

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  • Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

    17 July 2015 by James Archibald

    Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

    The new Zec00 is the wet dream of a child’s sci-fi fantasy. Unlike most electric motorcycle ideas, the Zec00 is using a motor from California’s Zero Motorcycles, with proven technology that is readily...

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  • Street Triple 800 on the way

    15 July 2015 by Andy Downes & Ben Purvis

    Street Triple 800 on the way

    Triumph are readying a new Street Triple roadster range, which will feature larger-capacity engines developing up to 125bhp, and a host of new technology, from digital full-colour clocks to multiple...

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  • Suzuki reveal 30th Anniversary GSX-R1000

    10 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki reveal 30th Anniversary GSX-R1000

    Suzuki pulled the covers off a 30th Anniversary GSX-R1000 superbike at the German MotoGP event today and the bike will be available in the UK in November with a replica paint scheme as a tribute to...

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  • Horex saved

    08 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Horex saved

    German motorcycle company Horex is returning to production after being rescued from financial ruin by a new owner, who promises finished bikes will be shown in just a few months. And these official...

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  • Triumph Bonneville Bobber revealed

    08 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Bonneville Bobber revealed

    Triumph will release a whole new range of heritage models over the next two years, all based around a new large- capacity water-cooled parallel-twin engine, which MCN has spied being used in a wide...

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  • Video shows Honda RC213V-S warming up

    18 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    Video shows Honda RC213V-S warming up

    Video has emerged of the all-new Honda RC213V-S road-legal MotoGP replica being warmed up in the back of a truck at the recent Asama hillclimb event in Japan. The short video, shot on a camera phone,...

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  • Honda RC213V-S revealed at last

    10 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda RC213V-S revealed at last

    This is the world’s first official sight of the ultra-high cost, super exclusive Honda RC213V-S; a road-legal replica of the MotoGP bikes racing in the world championship. It’s taken more than ten...

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  • 24 hours from Honda RC213V-S reveal

    10 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    24 hours from Honda RC213V-S reveal

    In roughly 24 hours from now MCN will be at the Catalunya MotoGP event to see the official unveiling of the road-replica Honda RC213V-S; the closest bike to a MotoGP racing machine available. This is...

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  • New colours for 2015 MV Agusta Brutale

    09 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    New colours for 2015 MV Agusta Brutale

    Iconic Italian manufacturer MV Agusta has given the naked Brutale range a makeover for 2015 to include new paintschemes for all models. MV has worked hard in recent years to simplify the Brutale range...

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  • Honda RC213V-S makes road debut

    03 June 2015 by MCN News

    Honda RC213V-S makes road debut

    It’s the nearest thing to a MotoGP bike with lights any factory has ever built, and a week ahead of it being wheeled out at a showcase event at the Catalunya MotoGP round, the factory set the finished...

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  • Victory Project 156 revealed

    03 June 2015 by Andy Downes

    Victory Project 156 revealed

    American firm Victory have fully revealed the all-new Project 156 racing bike that it hopes will be good enough to take a win at the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb later this month. The...

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  • Africa Twin spied on the road

    29 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Africa Twin spied on the road

    Honda’s new CRF1000F Africa Twin has been spied testing on the roads near the German Research and Design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, where bikes are tested for European regulations and to carry out...

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  • Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

    22 May 2015 by Adam Child

    Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

    Moto Guzzi’s Eldorado and Audace are being launched today at the historic Moto Guzzi factory in northern Italy. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is just about to embark on a full day's riding...

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  • Ducati Diavel Titanium arrives in UK

    14 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Diavel Titanium arrives in UK

    The limited-edition Ducati Diavel Titanium is now in production and the first examples of the 500 being built are arriving in UK dealers. The Diavel Titanium is a new range-topping model for the...

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  • New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

    13 May 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

    Yamaha have added a new entry-level scooter aimed at urban riders with this new NMAX 125cc with a single-cylinder four-stroke engine and sporty styling. The engine has been designed with fuel...

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  • Two new Triumph Tiger 800s revealed

    29 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    Two new Triumph Tiger 800s revealed

    Triumph have added two new Tiger 800s to expand the range to six with the firm claiming the latest two – named XRT and XCA - are more travel focussed. The two bikes have been pitched as range-toppers...

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  • New GSX-R1000 for 2016

    20 April 2015 by Richard Newland & Ben Purvis

    New GSX-R1000 for 2016

    Suzuki will launch an all-new superbike in 2016 with radical VVT engine The reinvention of Suzuki will take another massive step forward at the end of this year when the firm is expected to unveil an...

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  • Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

    18 April 2015 by Richard Newland

    Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

    Suzuki look set to unleash a production version of the turbo-charged Recursion concept bike. The latest patents filed by the firm suggest it will be a seriously well-engineered machine with the...

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  • BMW Scrambler is coming

    17 April 2015 by Richard Newland

    BMW Scrambler is coming

    German firm creates a cost effective new range of stylish bikes based on the R nineT BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the...

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  • New Yamaha XV950 Racer revealed

    25 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    New Yamaha XV950 Racer revealed

    Yamaha have revealed this new XV950 Racer version of the V-twin sport heritage bikes as an additional model to join the range. Yamaha has been working over the past 18 months or so with some of the...

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  • Honda Bulldog concept unveiled

    20 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda Bulldog concept unveiled

    Honda has added a third concept model to those bikes being shown at the Osaka motorcycle show with this new 400cc parallel-twin ‘fun’ bike called Bulldog. MCN has already shown both of the other...

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  • Honda CRF250 concept

    17 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda CRF250 concept

    Honda will be taking the wraps off this CRF250 Rally at this weekend’s Osaka motorcycle show – at this stage it’s only being billed as a concept bike but production looks certain. The CRF250 Rally is...

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  • Honda SFA roadster concept

    17 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Honda SFA roadster concept

    Honda will be showing this SFA concept bike at the Osaka motorcycle show in Japan this weekend alongside the CRF250 Rally machine. This isn’t the first time the SFA has been seen; it was shown in...

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  • Suzuki confirms new GSX-S1000 prices

    16 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki confirms new GSX-S1000 prices

    Suzuki has officially confirmed prices for the new GSX-S1000 in the UK with the base model costing £8999 and the fully-faired model with ABS costing £9999. The prices for the new GSX-S1000 have been...

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  • Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

    03 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

    Suzuki has officially confirmed the price and availability of the Bandito 1250 which has returned to the 2015 line-up for the first time since 2012. The mildly updated Bandit 1250 has been given a new...

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  • Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

    26 February 2015 by MCN

    Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

    Revived Brough Superior will have its first all-new bike in 75 years on its way to customers by the end of the year. Are they doing the right thing by putting a modern twist on an old label? Are they...

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  • New R1 launch today!

    23 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    New R1 launch today!

    MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of Yamaha’s eagerly-awaited R1 launch at the Eastern Creek circuit in Sydney, Australia today. It’s the first new R1 for six years and will cost...

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  • First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

    22 February 2015 by Michael Neeves

    First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

    Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Australia for the launch of the new XJR1300 Racer. Here are his initial impressions: Yamaha has taken the out-going XJR1300 ‘musclebike’, left the basics alone,...

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  • New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

    21 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

    Updated Speed Triple gets a host of makeovers but its still 18 months away from a showroom Pictures by S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Triumph’s best-selling Speed Triple range is set for a hefty makeover as...

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  • Video: Birth of a Multistrada

    20 February 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Birth of a Multistrada

    If you've ever wondered how a bike is transformed from lumps of metal, plastic and rubber into something far more rideable, this latest short video from Ducati will give you a window inside the Borgo...

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