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Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week

This week, Norton have unveiled a naked café racer variant of their latest V4SV superbike. The V4CR gets a carbon tank and body panels and more polished aluminium than you can shake a stick at. It’s...

Gold Star returns! BSA to reveal new 650 single at Motorcycle Live

Gold Star returns! BSA to reveal new 650 single at Motorcycle Live

One of British motorcycling’s most famous names, BSA, will unveil an all-new Gold Star model at Motorcycle Live on Saturday, 4 December 2021. The new bike takes its styling cues and name from BSA’s...

Yamaha’s SpinForged wheels save weight, improve handling and don’t cost a packet

Yamaha’s SpinForged wheels save weight, improve handling and don’t cost a packet

Excess weight has always been a bike designer’s nemesis, but while overall reductions are welcome, there are disproportionate benefits from cutting the mass of a motorcycle’s wheels. That’s where...

Bimota boss confirms Kawasaki H2 SX-powered Tesi tourer is on the way

Bimota boss confirms Kawasaki H2 SX-powered Tesi tourer is on the way

Bimota are thinking big with two new models revealed at the European Eicma motorcycle show in Milan last week, along with bold plans for more groundbreaking machines in the near future. The firm are...

Café Racer version of Norton V4SV superbike unveiled

Café Racer version of Norton V4SV superbike unveiled

Norton have unveiled their first entirely new machine since TVS took the reigns with the V4 Café Racer. Due to be publicly unveiled at Motorcycle Live this weekend, the V4CR is based on the 185bhp...

Bike thieves get Specials treatment: Volunteer officers lend a hand in the battle against criminals

Bike thieves get Specials treatment: Volunteer officers lend a hand in the battle against criminals

Police in the south east of England have been getting help from volunteer officers in the fight against motorcycle and moped theft and associated criminal activity. Volunteer police officers with the...

Triumph’s one in a million: Brit marque marks milestone with one-off Tiger 900

Triumph’s one in a million: Brit marque marks milestone with one-off Tiger 900

Triumph’s one millionth bike (of the Hinckley/John Bloor era) rolled off the production line last week. The machine, a special Tiger 900 Rally Pro with a one-off silver paintjob and graphics, was...

Happy anniversary: Limited-edition Royal Enfield 650s mark 120 years

Happy anniversary: Limited-edition Royal Enfield 650s mark 120 years

Royal Enfield have unveiled two limited-edition versions of their popular 650 twins, the Interceptor and Continental GT. Related articles on MCN Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 bike review Royal...

CFMoto get serious with new track focussed SR-C21 sportsbike concept

CFMoto get serious with new track focussed SR-C21 sportsbike concept

CFMoto have made their future track-focussed intentions very clear - revealing a new SR-C21 sportsbike concept at the Eicma trade show, in Milan. The Chinese bike firm, who are the latest name to...

Getting RC: Naked version of the Bimota KB4 sportsbike unveiled

Getting RC: Naked version of the Bimota KB4 sportsbike unveiled

You wait for one Bimota to come along, and then two arrive all at once. Revealed alongside the stunning KB4 at the Eicma Motorcycle Show in Milan, comes the KB4 RC – a bold and brash naked. Related...

The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is BACK!

The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is BACK!

MCN Promotion One of the best loved events in the UK, the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 11-13 Feb returns to London’s ExCeL with all the major manufacturers confirming huge displays including...

F.B Mondial revive past Piega name for futuristic 125 naked roadster

F.B Mondial revive past Piega name for futuristic 125 naked roadster

F.B Mondial are reviving the Piega name after 21 years for a minimalist learner-legal streetfighter, complete with winglets and a TFT dash. The Piega name was previously used in the firm’s 2001...

Zero’s latest tech allows sweeping upgrades to be made via an app

Zero’s latest tech allows sweeping upgrades to be made via an app

There’s no question we live in an instant-gratification society but the latest development from electric bike pioneers Zero takes it to a new level by offering 'over-the-air' updates that can...

MCN Sport: ROSSI – THE GREATEST

MCN Sport: ROSSI – THE GREATEST

MCN Promotion Valentino Rossi is, quite simply, the Greatest Of All Time. He exploded into grand prix racing with a cheeky irreverence that rocked the establishment, astounded his rivals, and...

TT ace James Hillier raises thousands for mental health charity

TT ace James Hillier raises thousands for mental health charity

Road racing star James Hillier has raised more than £5000 for mental health charity CALM by riding from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a single day... on a Honda C90. Setting off at 2am on a chilly...

Voxan Wattman update: More speed for Biaggi’s record bid

Voxan Wattman update: More speed for Biaggi’s record bid

Voxan have revealed an improved version of the Wattman – a high electric speed weapon on which ex-GP star Max Biaggi hopes to smash even more records. The latest version of the French operation’s...

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Ducati update the V4 Panigale to be ever more track focused

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Ducati update the V4 Panigale to be ever more track focused

Ducati have given their top of the range Panigale V4 superbike an update with a view to making it an even more potent track performer, while also making it a bit easier to ride for us mere...

KTM sportsbike is ready to roll: Road-going 990 parallel twin race-rep caught on camera

KTM sportsbike is ready to roll: Road-going 990 parallel twin race-rep caught on camera

KTM are readying their biggest fully-faired sportsbike since the full-on RC8 V-twin left production in 2015. Having dived head-first into the superbike market with the RC8 in 2008, the company have...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT refined for 2022

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT refined for 2022

KTM have waved their magic wand at the ultimate sports tourer for hooligans resulting in a plethora of small but welcome upgrades to the 1290 Super Duke GT. Internally the motor has been given a...

New Ninja on the radar: Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 SX flagship gets major makeover for 2022

New Ninja on the radar: Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 SX flagship gets major makeover for 2022

Say ‘hello’ to the new supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX, the bike which, due to a raft of revisions including being the first Japanese machine to adopt Bosch’s advanced radar-guided electronics, is,...

Kawasaki Versys 650 gets big bike makeover for 2022

Kawasaki Versys 650 gets big bike makeover for 2022

Kawasaki’s popular, twin cylinder all-rounder, the Versys 650, is getting a significant makeover for 2022. Related articles on MCN Kawasaki Z650RS review Kawasaki Z650 review Kawasaki Ninja 650 Most...

Carbon-clad Bimota KB4 retro sportsbike finally ready for the road

Carbon-clad Bimota KB4 retro sportsbike finally ready for the road

After almost two years of development shots, hushed conversations, and spoon-fed details, Bimota have finally revealed their finished '70s-inspired KB4 retro sportsbike at the Eicma trade show in...

Royal Enfield SG650 concept: A new direction for much-loved company

Royal Enfield SG650 concept: A new direction for much-loved company

This radical, 650cc, twin cylinder concept cruiser has been created by Royal Enfield to explore possible directions the Indian company’s future bikes might take. Called the SG650, it’s based on the...

Katana sharpened! Suzuki roadster gets 2022 engine and electronics updates

Katana sharpened! Suzuki roadster gets 2022 engine and electronics updates

Suzuki’s popular retro-inspired Katana roadster has got a significant makeover for 2022 to gain more power, improved electronics, uprated dash, new colours and more! Originally introduced in 2019 as a...

Full details: New Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello breaks cover at Eicma

Full details: New Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello breaks cover at Eicma

Moto Guzzi have released more details on the V100 Mandello, which signifies a huge step forward for the brand. Best known for their low-tech retro machines of late, the new V100 is the most...

Aprilia updates RS660, Tuono and unveils all-new scooters

Aprilia updates RS660, Tuono and unveils all-new scooters

Aprilia has brought out two new versions of its popular Tuono 660 and RS660 sportsbike, as well as all-new 125 and 200cc scooters. The Tuono 660 (pictured above) is now available in ‘Factory’ trim,...

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype unveiled

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype unveiled

Yamaha have unveiled a radical off-road focused concept based on the popular Ténéré 700 that they say "is just the beginning".  The Ténéré 700 has been an incredibly successful bike for Yamaha...

Hornet returns! Honda revive legendary naked bike name for surprise concept at Eicma

Hornet returns! Honda revive legendary naked bike name for surprise concept at Eicma

Honda have announced plans to revive the iconic Hornet name - revealing a surprise naked bike concept at the Eicma trade show, in Milan. The Japanese firm delivered the announcement at the end of...

Elefants in the room: MV Agusta borrow a slice of Cagiva’s Dakar racing heritage for two new adventure bikes

Elefants in  the room: MV Agusta borrow a slice of Cagiva’s Dakar racing heritage for two new adventure bikes

MV Agusta have dived headfirst into the adventure bike market, revealing two mud-plugging models inspired by the Dakar Rally success of the Cagiva Elefant. Related articles on MCN MV Agusta Turismo...

Honda gives Fireblade major improvements for 2022 and 30th Anniversary SP fully unveiled

Honda gives Fireblade major improvements for 2022 and 30th Anniversary SP fully unveiled

There wasn’t much wrong with Honda’s CBR1000RR-R and SP superbikes – they were brand-new just two years ago, after all – but Honda has improved them anyway. Related articles on MCN Honda CBR1000RR-R...

Ready for small ADVenture? Honda unveil 350 version of their adventure scooter

Ready for small ADVenture? Honda unveil 350 version of their adventure scooter

Meet the new Honda ADV350, a scooter the Japanese firm say is conceived to mix the sophistication and practicality of a conventional, mid-range scooter with a fashionable rugged style as inspired by...

New Yamaha MT-10 SP raises the bar: Latest Ohlins suspension leads changes to Japan’s top super naked

New Yamaha MT-10 SP raises the bar: Latest Ohlins suspension leads changes to Japan’s top super naked

Following Yamaha’s recent unveiling of a virtually all-new MT-10 super naked with six extra bhp, refreshed styling, improved brakes and new TFT dash, comes this even higher spec SP version. Related...

Kenyan-built Opibus expected to cost under a grand

Kenyan-built Opibus expected to cost under a grand

This rugged two-wheeler might not win any beauty contests but it could change the world by being the first electric bike built in Africa with the idea of being so affordable and practical it could...

Affordable Mutt FSR125 and 250 get racier wheels, styling and more

Affordable Mutt FSR125 and 250 get racier wheels, styling and more

UK firm Mutt Motorcycles have unveiled two updated FSR models. Still based around a Chinese-built, old-school air-cooled single in either 125cc/12bhp or 250cc/21bhp guises, the two bikes are the...

BSB R1s will hit the road: 10 Mackenzie replicas are being built

BSB R1s will hit the road: 10 Mackenzie replicas are being built

If you ever fancied a true replica of a BSB championship-winning machine – now’s your chance! A special run of 10 replicas of Tarran ‘Taz’ Mackenzie’s 2021 BSB-winning Yamaha R1 are to be built, each...

Semi-active super naked: KTM reveal 1290 Super Duke R Evo with electronic WP springs

Semi-active super naked: KTM reveal 1290 Super Duke R Evo with electronic WP springs

KTM are updating their snarling V-twin 1290 Super Duke R range for 2022, revealing a new Evo model complete with WP semi-active suspension. Already impressively damped in standard trim, thanks to full...