New bikes

  • Kawasaki Z900RS retro imminent

    14 September 2016 by MCN News

    Kawasaki Z900RS retro imminent

    Kawasaki will launch a retro Z900RS in the coming weeks as it takes the fight to rivals like the Yamaha XSR900 and Triumph Thruxton, while the expected supercharged variants will follow in...

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  • Honda CB300 gets TT treatment

    14 September 2016 by MCN News

    Honda CB300 gets TT treatment

    Honda’s retro 300 TT Racer concept machine has been unveiled under the radar but is now attracting a lot of attention. Like the CX-02 it was the work of one of Honda’s outlying R&D subsidiaries.

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  • Plans revealed: Honda CB500X gets tough

    14 September 2016 by MCN News

    Plans revealed: Honda CB500X gets tough

    Honda presented the CX-02 Concept in February this year at the Auto Expo in Delhi, India, but new patents lodged suggest that it will be going into production as the new CB500X. If you missed the...

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  • Two versions of BMW C evolution incoming

    12 September 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Two versions of BMW C evolution incoming

    BMW are set to release two versions of their electric C Evolution scooter; one with an extended range and one restricted for A1 licence holders, both of which will use the same batteries as the BMW i3...

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  • Husqvarna reveals new TC50 and TC65

    02 September 2016 by LIam Marsden

    Husqvarna reveals new TC50 and TC65

    Husqvarna has revealed two new two-stroke motocross models for 2017 - the TC50 and TC65 mini motocross bikes. The TC50 is powered by a two-stroke engine using a three shaft design to bring the...

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  • MV Agusta F4Z revealed

    01 September 2016 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta F4Z revealed

    This one-off MV Agusta F4Z has been built by famous Italian styling house Zagato for a Japanese collector who already owns rare Zagato cars. Low resolution images of the bike were mysteriously leaked...

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  • CFMoto plans a cheap 650 twin

    27 August 2016 by Ben Purvis

    CFMoto plans a cheap 650 twin

    CFMoto are revamping their range and adding this Versys-style budget 650 twin model to their line-up. Called the 650MT, the bike takes its chassis and 650cc parallel-twin engine from the firm’s...

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  • Triumph Bobber confirmed

    26 August 2016 by Ben Purvis

    Triumph Bobber confirmed

    Triumph have been developing hordes of new bikes around their water-cooled Bonneville engine family and one of the strangest will be the bobber that’s been spotted on test a couple of times in the...

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  • BMW retro range set to grow

    25 August 2016 by Ben Purvis

    BMW retro range set to grow

    At least two further versions of the BMW R nineT are set to go on sale in 2017, just as MCN exclusively revealed earlier this year. Information from emissions certification paperwork in America shows...

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  • Honda to unleash mad 750 adventure scooter

    25 August 2016 by Ben Purvis

    Honda to unleash mad 750 adventure scooter

    When Honda showed the City Adventure concept bike at last year’s EICMA show in Milan few people took it seriously. A cross between a big scooter and an adventure bike, Honda refused to reveal any...

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  • Ducati SuperSport 939 spied

    17 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    Ducati SuperSport 939 spied

    This is the first glimpse of the new Ducati SuperSport 939 in action. It’s also the first time it’s been seen since the leaked images from last month’s World Ducati Week, where the bike was previewed...

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  • SWM’s retro classic, Silver Vase 440 £4699

    16 August 2016 by MCN News

    SWM’s retro classic, Silver Vase 440 £4699

    There will be several variations on SWM’s retro classic theme, all using the same basic frame and engine. The Silver Vase faithfully replicates the street scrambler style of the early 1970s, with twin...

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  • Flat-out on Indian’s Hooligan Scout Sixty

    08 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    Flat-out on Indian’s Hooligan Scout Sixty

    Indian motorcycles has just taken the wraps off the all-new FTR750 flat track racer but MCN was able to get a quick spin on the pre-cursor of the bike with the Super Hooligan Scout Sixty race...

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  • Indian FTR750 flat track racer revealed

    08 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    Indian FTR750 flat track racer revealed

    This is the new Indian FTR750 flattrack racer which the American company hopes can continue the onslaught against Harley-Davidson as a home-grown rival on track. The bike has been revealed at the 76th...

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  • New Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 spied

    29 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    New Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 spied

    These spy shots, exclusive to MCN, show the new Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 undergoing testing on the roads near Milan, Italy - a big market for scooters. Despite most of the bodywork being covered, it...

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  • Video: Honda teases ADV scooter

    28 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Honda teases ADV scooter

    Honda surprised the motorcycle world at the Milan Show in 2015 when they unveiled their adventure scooter concept and now the bike looks one step closer to reality with the release of the above teaser...

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  • New KTM 800 Duke spied

    27 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    New KTM 800 Duke spied

    This is the new KTM 800 Duke in the closest-to-production specification yet seen. The bike will be launched as the first of a new range of parallel-twin models over the coming years.This latest spy...

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  • Honda launches new CBR250RR

    26 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda launches new CBR250RR

    Honda has launched the full production version of the all-new CBR250RR in Indonesia where it will be built – but don’t get too excited if you live in Europe; we’re not getting this bike for the...

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  • Ducati 939 SuperSport: For and Against

    25 July 2016 by MCN News

    Ducati 939 SuperSport: For and Against

    The Ducati Supersport 939 range, aka Project 1312, is due to arrive in dealers mid-2017 - in light of this news, we've got two quite opposing opinions, but what do you think of this new 'sportsbike...

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  • World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

    20 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

    Fresh details have emerged about next year’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and it would appear the bike is getting a bigger revamp and will be even more advanced than first thought. The list of changes...

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  • Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

    15 July 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

    Today saw the riding launch of the new BMW R nineT Scrambler take place in Germany – so here's a massive gallery to whet your appetite for the new retro mud-plugger.  See the full launch report...

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  • BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

    15 July 2016 by Jon Urry

    BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

    BMW UK have created the Scrambler X, which is simply an accessorised Scrambler. For £11,090 you get spoke wheels, the option of off-road tyres, LED indicators and heated grips, saving about £150 on...

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  • Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

    15 July 2016 by Jon Urry

    Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

    The BMW R nineT (which is now called the Roadster by BMW) was the surprise hit of 2014. Using an air-cooled boxer engine, BMW created a shockingly effective retro bike that not only looked amazing, it...

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  • World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

    14 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

    Just when it looked like the sports-touring class was going to be left to fester, it appears  Kawasaki will join Ducati in releasing an all-new bike in that class. Patent drawings suggest...

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  • World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

    14 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

    This is Royal Enfield’s all-new 750cc parallel twin, which was spied for the first time many months ahead of an official launch. The engine has been seen in earlier guises when it was slotted into a...

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  • The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

    14 July 2016 by MCN News

    The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

    This is the BOTT XR1R. Nice, isn’t it? The thought of this, some sunshine and a twisty track have got us in a right flutter. The bike is a track version of the XR1, and while the firm have released an...

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  • Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

    13 July 2016 by MCN News

    Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

    Can-Am have just released details of their new-for-2017 Spyder F3-S ‘Daytona 500’ edition. This new model has been designed and developed by BRP’s engineers to meet the need for a more sporty-inspired...

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  • Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

    11 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

    A video has been uploaded to YouTube by TMC Blog, apparently teasing the upcoming Honda CBR250RR. The CBR250RR was first shown as a concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The bike, dubbed at the time...

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  • Ducati SuperSport in detail

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    Ducati SuperSport in detail

    Prior to World Ducati Week (WDW) the Italian firm had already revealed that they would use their 90th anniversary celebrations at last weekend’s festival to unveil two new models. While one was to be...

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  • Peter Williams to release new 'Wagonwheels'

    05 July 2016 by MCN News

    Peter Williams to release new 'Wagonwheels'

    Peter Williams Motorcycles (PWM) has announced limited production of a Mk4 version of the celebrated Mk3 Matchless G50 Arter Special race bike, 47 years after this groundbreaking machine gave Williams...

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  • AJS release new Cadwell 125 Café Racer

    03 July 2016 by James Archibald

    AJS release new Cadwell 125 Café Racer

    British bike firm AJS have released this new café racer dubbed the Cadwell 125, which is built in China along with the rest of the AJS range. Targeted at newer and younger riders, it’s suitable for 17...

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  • SPY SHOT: New Ducati Supersport S revealed

    01 July 2016 by Richard Newland

    SPY SHOT: New Ducati Supersport S revealed

    Ducati have a habit of giving the hordes of Ducatisti who make the pilgrimage to Misano for World Ducati Week a bit of an extra treat. It started in 2014 when the firm hid the Scrambler in a shipping...

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  • BMW updates F700 and F800GS range

    01 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    BMW updates F700 and F800GS range

    The F700 and F800GS ranges have been given updates for 2017 to bring them into line with imminent Euro4 regulations. Like the bigger R1200 range, these changes have been brought about by Euro4 which...

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