New bikes

  • BMW reveal Lac Rose – a modern R80G/S

    09 June 2016 by Richard Newland

    BMW reveal Lac Rose – a modern R80G/S

    In yesterday's MCN we unveiled our vision of an R nineT-based R80G/S homage, and two further heritage models, which our sources suggest BMW have in development for release as 2017 models – and...

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  • Kawasaki reveal ‘Final Edition’ W800

    01 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki reveal ‘Final Edition’ W800

    Fifty years since the Kawasaki W-series was first launched the firm has announced that it will be sent out of production with a special ‘Final Edition’ model to mark the end of an era. The W800 Final...

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  • Street Triple 765 at large

    01 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Street Triple 765 at large

    After months of hiding in a tree, one of MCN’s spy photographers has finally managed to grab a series of decent images of the all-new Triumph Street Triple 765 as it was undergoes final road...

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  • BMW's Villa d'Este track record

    27 May 2016 by MCN News

    BMW's Villa d'Este track record

    BMW's stunning supercharged R5 hommage revealed last week is just the latest in a line of stunning concept bikes revealed at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shore of Lake Como, most of...

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  • Benelli’s Triple threat

    25 May 2016 by Ben Purvis

    Benelli’s Triple threat

    The second new Benelli we’ve unearthed is a three-cylinder that’s likely to sit near the top of the firm’s revamped range. It uses the existing 121bhp 899cc triple motor, which can be traced back to...

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  • Triumph Street Triple 765 finally spied

    25 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Street Triple 765 finally spied

    After months of near misses and close calls, one of MCN’s spy photographers has managed to grab a series of decent images of the all-new Triumph Street Triple 765 as it was undergoing final road...

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  • World's first 3D printed motorcycle revealed

    23 May 2016 by Ped Baker

    World's first 3D printed motorcycle revealed

    APWorks, a subsidiary of the enormous Airbus Aerospace company has unveiled the Light Rider, a limited production electric ‘motorcycle’ weighing a feather light 35kg but with a hefty £39,000 price...

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  • Gallery: BMW R5 Hommage concept bike

    20 May 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: BMW R5 Hommage concept bike

    BMW have revealed this stunning heritage-inspired concept bike with a supercharged, air-cooled 500cc boxer twin as a tribute to the 1936 BMW R5 model. The bike is named the R5 Hommage and was unveiled...

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  • BMW reveal supercharged R5 Hommage concept

    20 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    BMW reveal supercharged R5 Hommage concept

    BMW have just revealed this stunning heritage-inspired bike with a supercharged, air-cooled 500cc boxer twin yet surrounded in modern parts as a tribute to the 1936 BMW R5 model. The bike is named the...

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  • Spy video: Updated KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    19 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    Spy video: Updated KTM 1290 Super Duke R

    This is the first glimpse of the updated 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R which a professional spy photographer managed to grab while two bikes were out testing in Spain. As well as grabbing the series of...

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  • Husqvarna get brutal

    18 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    Husqvarna get brutal

    Husqvarna are preparing to unleash this savage-looking 1301 super-naked in a bid to blow bikes like the Ducati Diavel into the weeds. This is the first time we have seen anything from the Husqvarna...

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  • KTM Super Duke R sharpens up for 2017

    18 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    KTM Super Duke R sharpens up for 2017

    The bike is believed to boast enhanced electronic rider aids including cornering ABS, the latest Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) systems for monitoring wheelies, traction control and ABS. It should...

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  • BMW’s 160BHP K1600 bagger

    18 May 2016 by Ben Purvis

    BMW’s 160BHP K1600 bagger

    MCN can reveal exactly how BMW’s new K1600 bagger will look after uncovering design images well in advance of the bike’s public debut. We first caught wind that BMW were building a bagger based on the...

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  • Honda adds CB1100 spice

    12 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda adds CB1100 spice

    Honda’s CB1100 Type II concept looks set to hit dealers next year. Big H has been tip-toeing around the tulips with the 1100 for a while now, but has finally decided on doing something dramatic with a...

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  • Kawasaki’s supercharged retro

    12 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki’s supercharged retro

    One of the most exciting prospects on the rumour mill from Japanese sources is the return of the legendary Z900 name by Kawasaki, which may boast a supercharged 900cc engine. Kawasaki have made no...

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  • New Triumph Street Cup spied

    12 May 2016 by Ben Purvis

    New Triumph Street Cup spied

    Emissions documents published for Triumph’s 2017 range in America have revealed that the new 900cc Street Twin is set to be joined by two further bikes using the same engine. One is the Bonneville...

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  • New super-sized Triumph Street Triple

    12 May 2016 by Ben Purvis

    New super-sized Triumph Street Triple

    It’s something of an open secret that Triumph’s Street Triple is set to get a larger capacity engine for 2017, as reported by MCN several times over the last six months, but this is the first clear...

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  • New Indian Chieftain Dark Horse revealed

    11 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    New Indian Chieftain Dark Horse revealed

    This is the new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse; a de-chromed and blacked out version of the massive bagger first launched in 2014. The formula for this new version of the 1811cc water-cooled V-twin...

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  • Yamaha MT-10 launch gallery

    09 May 2016 by MCN News

    Yamaha MT-10 launch gallery

    The new Yamaha MT-10 marks Yamaha's return to the ultra-competitive super naked market, as they look to take the fight to the all-conquering Europeans. The MT-10 is powered by the same engine from the...

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  • First ride: Yamaha MT-10

    07 May 2016 by Michael Neeves

    First ride: Yamaha MT-10

    It might have an R1 engine, frame, suspension and the superbike's beady twin LED headlights, but Yamaha are at pains to tell us, here at its world launch today, that the new £9999 MT-10 isn’t a naked...

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  • New Triumph Scrambler spied

    04 May 2016 by Ben Purvis

    New Triumph Scrambler spied

    This is the world’s first glimpse of the all-new Triumph Scrambler, spotted last week undergoing road development work in the UK. Long before the recent craze for retro scramblers emerged, the...

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  • New Lambretta L70 scooter teased

    03 May 2016 by Andy Downes

    New Lambretta L70 scooter teased

    The next step in the evolution of the legendary Lambretta scooter marque is being teased with this image with the full reveal of the new machine named L70 due in another few weeks. This is the first...

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  • Peugeot reveal Speedfight Total Sport

    27 April 2016 by MCN News

    Peugeot reveal Speedfight Total Sport

    Peugeot have unveiled a special 'Total Sport' edition of their new Speedfight 4, coinciding with the model's 20th year of production, and marking the manufacturer's two decades of partnership with oil...

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  • Video: Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed

    20 April 2016 by James Archibald

    Video: Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed

    The Tracer 700 will be looking to follow in the footsteps of both the MT-07 and the larger capacity MT-09 Tracer, both of which have won MCN Awards and have been a massive success for Yamaha. At...

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  • Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed

    20 April 2016 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed

    This is the first official glimpse of the all-new Yamaha Tracer 700 which the Japanese firm hopes will offer an extra load of practicality to the popular MT-07 range. The new Tracer model is a smaller...

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  • Husqvarna’s statement of intent

    20 April 2016 by Ben Purvis

    Husqvarna’s statement of intent

    Husqvarna parent company KTM have officially confirmed two versions of the Vitpilen road bike. Based on concepts first seen at the Milan show in 2014, the production models will be in dealers for...

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  • Harley-Davidson reveal new Roadster

    18 April 2016 by MCN News

    Harley-Davidson reveal new Roadster

    Harley-Davidson have unveiled first details of their new Roadster, the latest model to join the firm’s Sportster range of motorcycles. Stripped down for a more pared-back offering, Harley say it has...

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  • Triumph Thruxton R at Brands Hatch

    15 April 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Triumph Thruxton R at Brands Hatch

    We’re riding Triumph’s Thruxton R at Brands Hatch next Wednesday, to see if it’s as impressive around a track as it is on the road. Of course, the hot new retro isn’t designed for the circuit, so our...

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  • New Triumph Street Triple 800 spied

    15 April 2016 by Andy Downes

    New Triumph Street Triple 800 spied

    It was approaching a year ago when we revealed Triumph’s plans to boost the Street Triple range with a larger engine and more models, and now we’ve finally got the first pictures of one of the new...

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  • Yamaha MT-07 Ténéré spied

    13 April 2016 by Andy Downes

    Yamaha MT-07 Ténéré spied

    This is the world’s first glimpse of an all-new Yamaha MT-07 adventure bike, spied testing on the road in Europe last week, at least a year ahead of any anticipated official reveal. Rumours of a new...

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  • Honda reveal special edition Fireblades

    11 April 2016 by MCN News

    Honda reveal special edition Fireblades

    At this weekend's debut round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship, Honda unveiled two new special edition Fireblades. Honda Racing’s BSB riders Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran took a...

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