New bikes

  • Is this the bike of the future?

    16 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    Is this the bike of the future?

    It is our firm belief that concepts should be conceptual. They should be mad, far out and almost impossible to put into production – the Digimoto R1200R concept is exactly that. Digimoto is a...

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  • World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR – in detail

    16 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR – in detail

    Simon Skinner is head of design at Norton, and the man from whose brain this stunning new Norton was born. He spoke exclusively to MCN last week at the Donington Hall factory last week, when we also...

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  • World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR revealed

    16 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR revealed

    It’s proving impossible to look away. Despite trying to hold a coherent conversation with Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton and the man responsible for bringing the legendary British brand back into...

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  • Moto Guzzi revamp V7

    13 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    Moto Guzzi revamp V7

    The V7 gets a decent glut of changes for 2017, which both drag it into Euro4 compliance, and make it a more attractive bike to own. Available in four versions, the range comprises updated versions of...

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  • Moto Guzzi V9 revamp for 2017

    12 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    Moto Guzzi V9 revamp for 2017

    A year after the launch of the new V9 models, Guzzi have given the pair a small tickle to address early concerns over comfort, and opened up a huge range of accessories. The Roamer now has a slightly...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Mondial's plan for 2017

    11 November 2016 by Jon Urry

    MILAN SHOW: Mondial's plan for 2017

    Mondial released its future model plan at Eicma this week. The Italian firm will start production of its Café Racer 250, Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125 in 2017 before displaying a Scrambler,...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Fantic unveil Caballero

    10 November 2016 by Jon Urry

    MILAN SHOW: Fantic unveil Caballero

    Fantic displayed two prototypes at the Milan Show this week, with both models set to enter production in varying capacities in 2017. The Caballero bikes will come in two styles, a scrambler and a flat...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Moto Morini unveils Corsaro ZZ

    10 November 2016 by Jon Urry

    MILAN SHOW: Moto Morini unveils Corsaro ZZ

    Moto Morini launched a new version of its 1200cc V-twin at EICMA. The Corsaro ZZ is hand made in Italy at the firm’s factory in Trivolzio and now passes Euro4 emissions laws. As well as a restyle, the...

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  • Royal Enfield Himalayan to reach UK

    09 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    Royal Enfield Himalayan to reach UK

    Royal Enfield Himalayan in UK dealers in 2017 Royal Enfield have unveiled the Euro4 compliant Himalayan, announcing that it will be in European dealers by next year. This comes as something of a...

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  • Vespa shock Milan with Elettrica scooter

    08 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    Vespa shock Milan with Elettrica scooter

      Vespa unveil Elettrica electric scooter Vespa have just unveiled the Elettrica electric scooter in Milan, hailing it as the future of mobility. Vespa say that the future of humanity will be...

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  • MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

    KTM’s smaller capacity Dukes have always been both popular and fun, but it wouldn’t be unfair to say they lacked a little class – but with a few reasonably subtle changes for 2017 they appear to have...

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  • MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 125 Duke

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 125 Duke

    The smallest Duke in the family gets a pretty thorough update for 2017, too, with new styling, new frame, and a level of spec that most manufacturers don’t lavish on considerably more high-end...

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  • MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

    This is the first official hint – beyond multiple spy shots and KTM boss Stefan Pierer confirming the 800’s existence to MCN during the summer – of the style and intent of KTM’s new family of...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

    Kawasaki’s Versys family gets another member for 2017 – and  it’s at the smaller end of the capacity range. In this case that means taking the 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja / Z300, and...

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  • MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Z650 and Z900

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Z650 and Z900

    Hurriedly revealed at the Cologne show last month, despite no bikes being on show, after details of these new Zeds leaked out – Kawasaki have now unveiled them properly in Milan. TOP STORIES MILAN...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

    Sitting at the top end of the R nineT family is the Roadster, which also benefits from some valuable tweaks and colour options as it heads into 2017 – part of which includes full Euro4 compliance. The...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

    The R1200GS is enjoying an odd two-stage transition into 2017. Already available in dealers is an updated GS which boasts a few visual nips and tucks, as well as drivetrain revisions with an...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

    The F800GT and R have both received a smattering of changes to ensure Euro4 compatibility, while adding a few useful modifications too. Often overlooked in the mid-market, the F800s probably deserve a...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

    After years of neglect, the sub-500cc class of bikes is exploding in 2017 with a glut of new adventure-styled offerings. Fashion may well be a driving factor, but there’s also a realisation from...

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  • MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal R nineT Urban G/S

    08 November 2016 by Richard Newland

    MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal R nineT Urban G/S

    When BMW launched the R nineT back in 2013, few could have predicted what a rampant success story it would become – and even fewer would have predicted the four versions that have arrived since: the...

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  • 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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