New bikes

  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

    DL250 V-Strom promises all-round fun at a budget price This is a really cute move from Suzuki, taking the hugely popular V-Strom family styling and ethos, and blending it with an evolution of their...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX250R

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX250R

    Just like the new V-Strom 250, with which it shares an engine and much of its running gear and cycle parts, the new GSX250R delivers styling and proportions that feel instantly ‘right’. But while the...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki Burgman 400

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki Burgman 400

    The Burgman 400 has been a staple of Suzuki’s scooter diet since 1998, and the fact so little seems to have changed in that time is testament to how right they got it in the first place. For 2017, the...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX-S125

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX-S125

    Suzuki unveiled their all-new GSX-R125 a month ago, and it’s little surprise that they’ve followed that with a naked version, which joins their growing GSX-S family. The new lightweight naked...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's TMAX gets reinvented

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's TMAX gets reinvented

    The TMAX pretty much defined the idea of the executive sports scooter when it was launched 15 years ago, and it’s still dominating the market today. Why? Because it works so well, delivering huge...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda update CBR650F & CB650F

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda update CBR650F & CB650F

    The CBR650F and CB650F have been popular additions to the range, and get both a little sharper and fruitier for 2017. The 649cc engine gets an extra 4bhp at peak, taking it up to perfectly useable...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda's crazy X-ADV adventure-scoot

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda's crazy X-ADV adventure-scoot

    Honda have a long history of building insane scooters, bikes that answer a question no-one asked, and hot off the back of the DN-01 and NM4 Vultus comes this – the X-ADV. Conceived by Honda’s design...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda CRF250L gets a tickle

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda CRF250L gets a tickle

    The fun, practical, and versatile CRF250L gets a decent smattering of updates for 2017, partly driven by the need to get it through Euro4 compliance – which is now meets. The steel frame and long...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Honda's bold new CRF250 Rally

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Honda's bold new CRF250 Rally

    Now, this is more like it. If you’re in the market for the 250, then surely this has to be top of your list? Just look at it! Pure Dakar naughtiness. With styling DNA drawn directly from the HRC...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Ducati's new air-cooled Monster 797

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Ducati's new air-cooled Monster 797

    It’s great to have an air-cooled 2-valve engine back in a Monster package again, harking right back to the original bikes from the early 90s. This new addition to the burgeoning Monster family uses...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster 1200s updated

    07 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster 1200s updated

    For 2017 the biggest offering in the Monster family gets a sleeker tank, a fully redesigned sports-style tail, an all-new headlight and a first-rate electronics package derived from the one fitted to...

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  • Fantic 250 Enduro available this month

    04 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Fantic 250 Enduro available this month

    The new Fantic 250 Enduro will hit UK dealers this month, priced at £4499. Fantic say the new bike is designed to be a real mid-way point between softer, friendlier trail bikes and full-on competition...

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  • BSA are back!

    04 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    BSA are back!

    First new model to hit showrooms by 2019 Indian giant, Mahindra, have acquired the rights to the legendary BSA British marque, and have revealed to MCN that they will relaunch the brand worldwide,...

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  • Four bike MV Agusta RC range for 2017

    02 November 2016 by MCN News

    Four bike MV Agusta RC range for 2017

    MV Agusta have been trotting out the number 37 for much of the 2017 range, along with a few choice upgrades to form a four-bike ‘RC’ line-up of race-replicas. RC stands for Reparto Corse – Italian for...

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  • Kawasaki reveal new Z1000 R Edition for 2017

    26 October 2016 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki reveal new Z1000 R Edition for 2017

    Kawasaki have just revealed an 'R Edition' version of their naked Z1000 street bruiser as a new-for-2017 model. The new bike (surely they should have called it the Z1R?) is fully Euro4 compliant,...

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  • It's official! Suzuki confirm two new 250s

    24 October 2016 by Richard Newland

    It's official! Suzuki confirm two new 250s

    Last week’s CIMA show in China saw Suzuki unveil two new 250s for the Chinese market, the GSX250R and DL250 V-Strom. While China and the other Pacific Rim countries are often flooded with new...

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  • Honda CBF190X unveiled in China

    24 October 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Honda CBF190X unveiled in China

    Honda unveiled a new small-capacity adventure bike at the China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing; the Honda CBF190X. The bike is powered by a 184c SOHC air-cooled single cylinder...

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  • 7 forgotten adventure bikes

    22 October 2016 by Phil West

    7 forgotten adventure bikes

    With all the buzz over the new Africa Twin, you may have forgotten about these... Honda XL1000V Varadero 2001-2010 With all the hoopla over Honda’s new Africa Twin it’s easy to forget its...

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  • Video: Ducati tease new Scrambler Cafe Racer

    21 October 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Ducati tease new Scrambler Cafe Racer

    A video released by Ducati earlier this week teased a new variant of the Scrambler, named the Desert Sled, and another video now confirms the introduction of the Scrambler Cafe Racer for 2017. TOP...

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  • New GS models confirmed

    19 October 2016 by MCN News

    New GS models confirmed

    MCN recently got a sneak glimpse of three new GS models set to be unveiled at EICMA next month – starting with a new, ‘R80G/S-inspired’ version of the popular R nineT. At the exclusive LA press event,...

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  • New Yamaha X-Max 300 scooter

    18 October 2016 by James Archibald

    New Yamaha X-Max 300 scooter

    Yamaha have announced a new maxi scooter for 2017. The X-Max 300 will replace the X-Max 250 – and boasts a new engine and spec. Powering the scooter is a 292cc single-cylinder engine that features...

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  • Video: Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled incoming

    18 October 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled incoming

    Ducati have released a 14 second video teasing the release of the new Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled at the upcoming EICMA Show in November. Little of the new bike is revealed, with most of the video...

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