September

Extreme Performance Blade

Extreme Performance Blade

It’s safe to say MCN road tester and ex-world endurance racer Dave Hill is impressed by Extreme Performance’s 2000 Blade. He blurts: ” This is excellent. Effin’ lovely. It handles, it turns in...

Kit turns R1 into GP look-a-like

Kit turns R1 into GP look-a-like

A new bodykit from France gives the R1 the look of Yamaha’s new four-stroke GP racer. Essonne Motos OW-M1 replica bodywork bolts straight on to any R1. There’s a headlight tucked under the nose and a...

Mondial claims first owners will get bikes within a month

Mondial claims first owners will get bikes within a month

Mondial is claiming the first of its new superbikes will be delivered to owners within a month. The firm used the Milan Show to finalise a dealer and importer network. The finalised bike has revised...

MV Agusta updates line-up for 2002

MV Agusta updates line-up for 2002

MV Agusta has announced changes to its 2002 line-up amid strong suggestions that Italian scooter giant Piaggio is about to increase its 20 per cent holding in the firm to 100 per cent. And that’s...

See video of our CBR600 on the dyno

See video of our CBR600 on the dyno

My bike not only looks good – it goes well, too. With 10,000 miles showing, the engine had loosened up completely and was producing a genuine 95bhp at the rear wheel on the dyno of BSD...

So is it really true size isn’t everything?

So is it really true size isn’t everything?

If it’s the fastest bike on an outright lap you want, buy the RSV. All but one rider found it the quickest lapper on test. It also set the fastest outright lap and was ultimately quickest in three out...

Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

Moto Guzzi has unveiled three special models to celebrate its 80th birthday. First, there’s the Le Mans Tenni which is based on the latest, half-faired Le Mans and named after legendary Guzzi racer of...

Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

Some strong opinions are being expressed on our bulletin boards in the wake of Aprilia unveiling its Blue Marlin. The RSV Mille 1000cc V-twin-powered prototype is targeting the Ducati Monster. The...

Harley and BMW dig deep to help terror-rocked cities

Harley and BMW dig deep to help terror-rocked cities

Harley-Davidson is donating the use of 30 police bikes and one million dollars to the relief efforts in New York and Washington. BMW has handed over 100 bikes to the New York Police department,...

First pictures of Suzuki’s finished V-Strom

First pictures of Suzuki’s finished V-Strom

You’ve seen our spy shots of the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, now here’s our first close-up and detailed pictures of the showroom-ready TL1000-powered V-twin. No official details have been released on the...

Does size matter: the answer.

Does size matter: the answer.

When it comes to the age-old pub debate of whose bike is fastest, there are two trains of thought. One states that there’s no substitute for cubes. It argues that horsepower and torque provide speed...

More pictures of the Multistrada: will they change your view?

More pictures of the Multistrada: will they change your view?

NEW PICTURES ADDED ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2001 We’ve added new pictures of the new Ducati Multistrada in the wake of some cutting comments from some on our TALK NEWS bulletin boards. See below for...

Haslam: Rossi and dad are my heroes

Haslam: Rossi and dad are my heroes

Leon Haslam is racing alongside his all-time favourite bike racer: Valentino Rossi. Oh, and then of course there’s dad Ron. GP 500 racer Leon, 18, was answering your questions in a live web chat in...

Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

The Sachs B-805 uses a Suzuki cruiser V-twin engine, comes with upside-down forks and is styled by Target design, the firm behind the original Suzuki Katana. It is clearly a modified version of the...

2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

Triumph has slotted a version of its 147bhp Daytona 955i motor into the 2002 Sprint ST and Sprint RS for 2002. The engine is identical to the one also used in the new Speed Triple, revealed previously...

KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

KTM unveiled how its 2003 950 Adventure will look, at the Milan Show on Tuesday. The bike shown here is actually the competition bike, called the 950 Rally, and the firm has decided the Adventure will...

The new bike launches of the Milan Show

The new bike launches of the Milan Show

Here’s a very brief round-up of the new bike launches at the 2001 Milan Show in Italy. If you want more details, click into NEWS or LATEST ON NEW BIKES to see the latest launches. MONDAY: Yamaha...

Kawasaki ZX-7R

Kawasaki ZX-7R

THE ZX-7R is an old bike by anyone’s standards. Though it’s still popular, it has lost its way in recent years, as its slaying here shows. It managed reasonable speeds through most of the bends, was...

How do you tackle that?

How do you tackle that?

How to climb every mountain.

Aprilia RSV-R Mille

Aprilia RSV-R Mille

This was the bike that brought the most adverse comments. Some loved it, some struggled to get on with it. Whatever, the personal views on its abilities, no one disputed the mega engine, though. The...

Falco gets new look and new name

Falco gets new look and new name

For the first time the Aprilia Falco has been given a sporty two-tone paint red and black job. The frame has been painted black and the upside-down Showa forks are now gold. The bike has even been...

2002 Ducati 998: More different than it looks

2002 Ducati 998: More different than it looks

Ducati’s 2002 flagship superbikes may look little changed, but the new 998, 998R and 998S are significantly updated compared to the current 996. The three machines unveiled at Milan all feature the...

The 2002 Ducati SS range

The 2002 Ducati SS range

Here are the pictures of the 750 and 900SS Ducatis for 2002

Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

This giant twist-and-go is Aprilia’s bid to enter the super scooter market. Called the Atlantic 500, it uses the 460cc engine from Piaggio’s X9. The single cylinder engine makes a claimed 39bhp, and...

Tell us about your bike mister

Tell us about your bike mister

It’s all about bottom end power.

Ducati shakes up Monster range

Ducati shakes up Monster range

Ducati has tweaked most of its popular Monster range for 2002. There’s currently five different engines in the Monster range: The 600, the new fuel-injected 620ie, 750ie and 900ie and the daddy of all...

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

Aprilia’s range-topping RSV Mille and RSV Mille R have been given makeovers for 2002. Both feature new colours and graphics. The Mille now comes in either red/black/white or all-new silver/red/white...

Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

Yamaha unveiled the 2002 R1 at an exclusive launch party in Milan on Monday night. The shape may be familiar but don’t let that fool you into thinking that the 2002 R1 is just last year’s bike with a...

Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

This sporty roadster isn’t Japanese, Italian, British or even German made… it’s from Korea. The Hyosung GT600 uses the firm’s own twin-cylinder engine and it’s the first time a Korean manufacturer has...

Click on BikeMart for thousands of new and used bikes

Click on BikeMart for thousands of new and used bikes

Click on BIKEMART in our top navigation bar and now you’ll find thousands more used bikes for sale to browse online. We’ve added all the private bike sale ads from MCN to the used bikes sold by...

Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

When we first showed spy photos of Gilera’s new SuperSport 600 in July, it was clear the bike was special. The first official pictures have confirmed that. And, if anything, it’s even better looking...

First pictures: 2002 Hondas

First pictures: 2002 Hondas

Check out the all-new Blade, V-TEC VFR, 1300cc Pan European and much more as we reveal the new Hondas for 2002. Simply follow the link, right, to be taken to all our pictures and detailed information.

Colley’s round is pointless

Colley’s round is pointless

Colley’s after a clean, and we don’t mean a bikini bike wash

2002 Hondas

Here’s what we know about the 2002 Hondas, including official pictures. Check the links, right.

2002 American bikes

All the latest from the US manufacturers. Check the links, right

2002 Triumphs

Here’s what we have so far of Triumph’s line-up for 2002. Check the links, right.