2007

Milan Show: BMW overhauls R1200GS for 2008

Milan Show: BMW overhauls R1200GS for 2008

The BMW R1200GS is getting the first major update to make sure it stays ahead of new rival machines. The 1170cc air-cooled flat-twin’s architecture is largely the same, with more subtle changes rather...

Milan Show: BMW officially releases new F800GS adventure motorcycle

Milan Show: BMW officially releases new F800GS adventure motorcycle

BMW today revealed the new F800GS for the first time at the Milan show in Italy. While the other F800 models use an alloy frame, the GS gets a tubular steel chassis designed to cope with the stresses...

Milan Show: BMW unveils its new G450X

Milan Show: BMW unveils its new G450X

The completely road-legal G450X is BMW’s first hardcore off-road competition offering in the 450 class. Based on the competition prototype that’s been publicly tested for several months, the...

Milan Show: First look at production KTM RC8 motorcycle

Milan Show: First look at production KTM RC8 motorcycle

At last KTM has shown the production version of the RC8 superbike at the Milan show – four years after the prototype was first revealed. Compared to the 999cc prototype, the production bike’s capacity...

New MCN - 28 new motorcycle launches - out Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

New MCN - 28 new motorcycle launches - out Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

The latest issue of MCN features a whopping 28 new motorcycle launches in our biggest new bike launch issue of 2007. That's a huge 20-page special with details and analysis of all the latest...

Milan Show: Honda’s Lead 100 scooter gets less basic

Milan Show: Honda’s Lead 100 scooter gets less basic

Honda has made a serious of minor tweaks to the bottom-of-the-range Lead 100 to get it through new emissions regulations and improve its ride. The air-cooled 100cc engine has been changed for a 108cc...

Milan Show: Honda gives DN-01 green light for UK riders

Milan Show: Honda gives DN-01 green light for UK riders

At the Milan show the production version of the DN-01 concept bike was displayed and confirmed as a European model. The ‘Performance Cruiser’ is the first ever Honda to feature the Human-Friendly...

Milan Show: FireBlade-based Honda CB1000R to replace Honda Hornet 900

Milan Show: FireBlade-based Honda CB1000R to replace Honda Hornet 900

Honda has launched the radical new CB1000R at the Milan motorcycle show. Based on the 2007-spec FireBlade engine, it’s the most hardcore naked bike the firm has ever made. The CB1000R may appear...

Video: Ducati reveals the 848

Ducati has revealed the new entry-level superbike – the Ducati 848 – at the Milan show. The Ducati 848 gets the same series of performance and style upgrades over the outgoing 749 the 1098 received over its predecessor, the 999. Watch our video to see close up footage of the new bike or read more details in MCN, on sale November 7.

Milan show video: First look at 180bhp Ducati 1098R

With a claimed 180bhp in road-legal form, and well over 200bhp in race trim, this is the machine Ducati’s works riders, Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio, will be using next year in an effort to reclaim the World Superbike championship. And you can see the first video of the bike below. Check out the video at the bottom of the page to see the bike unveiled on stage at Ducati's pre-Milan show press...

Video: Ducati unveils the new Ducati 696

Video: Ducati unveils the new Ducati 696

Ducati has revealed the first all-new Monster in the model’s 15 year history at a preview event on the eve of the Milan show. For the new Monster 696 – only the entry level version has been revealed...

Milan Show: Ducati 848 hits the road

Milan Show: Ducati 848 hits the road

Ducati has revealed the new entry-level superbike – the Ducati 848 – at the Milan show. The Ducati 848 gets the same series of performance and style upgrades over the outgoing 749 the 1098 received...

Milan Show: Ducati unveils 180bhp 1098R motorcycle in Milan

Milan Show: Ducati unveils 180bhp 1098R motorcycle in Milan

With a claimed 180bhp in road-legal form, and well over 200bhp in race trim, this is the machine Ducati’s works riders, Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio, will be using next year in an effort to...

Milan Show: New 2008 Ducati Monster launched

Milan Show: New 2008 Ducati Monster launched

Ducati has revealed the first all-new Monster in the model’s 15 year history at a preview event on the eve of the Milan show. For the new Monster 696 – only the entry level version has been revealed...

Kimi Raikonnen recieves new custom-built chopper

Kimi Raikonnen recieves new custom-built chopper

New Formula 1 world champion Kimi Raikonnen has just taken delivery of a custom-built chopper. The motorcycle, which is named Iceman II, was made by the German firm Walz Hardcore Choppers, who also...

2008 Peugeot Geopolis gets ABS brakes

2008 Peugeot Geopolis gets ABS brakes

Peugeot's Geopolis scooter has been given a makeover including combined anti-lock brakes for 2008. The revised machine gets ABS on both the front and rear wheel, with brake force distribution...

2008 MV Agustas revealed - Brutale 1078RR and F4RR 312

2008 MV Agustas revealed - Brutale 1078RR and F4RR 312

Italian motorcycle firm MV Agusta has revealed two new motorcycles for 2008 - the 2008 MV Agusta F4RR 312 and the 2008 MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR. The new MV Agusta F4RR 312 gets an increase in engine...

Five new BMW motorcycles due for Milan debut

Five new BMW motorcycles due for Milan debut

We can’t talk about them just yet but in Wednesday’s issue of MCN you’re going to get the chance to see no fewer than five new BMW machines for 2008. Spanning the firm’s whole range, the new models...

Honda schemes stage two of its new model offensive

Honda schemes stage two of its new model offensive

While most of Japan’s makers revealed all their new models back at September’s Paris bike show, insiders say Honda has held back a selection of new machines to be launched at Milan on Tuesday. The...

More pics of the Rocket Touring

More pics of the Rocket Touring

More pics of the Triumph Rocket Touring, taken from the 2008 Rocket Brochure.

Old Fazer still strong

took my wifes old fazer out with a couple of cameras attached. Hope you like it

Ducati’s fastest-ever V-twin ready to be revealed

Ducati’s fastest-ever V-twin ready to be revealed

On Monday night Ducati will reveal its 2008 range for the first time – and on Wednesday you’ll be able to read all about it in MCN. The firm’s still keeping a tight lid on what it’s got to offer, but...

Supercharged Hayabusa

Supercharged Hayabusa

Here's my supercharged busa, its got adj cam sprockets, forged pistons, carillo rods, high volume oil pump gear, manual cam chain tensioner, bosch fuel pump, begi risig rate fuel pressure regulator,...

Benelli builds new enduro and supermoto motorcycles

Benelli builds new enduro and supermoto motorcycles

MCN understands Benelli will release new enduro and supermoto machines next Tuesday at the massive Milan bike show. The bikes, both based on the BX449 motocrosser revealed at Milan last year,...

28 new motorcycles in MCN's biggest bike launch issue: Wednesday November 7

28 new motorcycles in MCN's biggest bike launch issue: Wednesday November 7

The next week will be dominated by new motorcycle launches, with the Milan Motorcycle Show hosting at least 28 new models - and you'll see all of them and more in MCN, Wednesday November 7,...

Time for another fuel protest?

The following e-mail is circulating. Sounds OK to me. We are hitting 95p a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1 a litre. Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy petrol on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt...

Aprilia prepares 2008 range for launch next week

Aprilia prepares 2008 range for launch next week

Hot on the heels of its new 2007 bikes like the Shiver and Mana, Aprilia is preparing another onslaught with its 2008 range. And you can be first to see them in the new issue of MCN, out on November...

Video: See all KTM's mad promo videos

KTM is renowned for producing mad videos to promote its motorcycles so ahead of the launch of its 2008 bikes in Milan next week we thought we'd bring you the full range on film. Check out the video player below to see some of the amazing videos plus an insane base jump and highlights from the Red Bull X-Fighters competition. We'll bring you the first look at the RC8 as it is...

MCN on top of the world

MCN on top of the world

On holiday in Tenerife on the summit of mount TEIDE, the highest peak in Spain 3.718 metres above sea level .

Brunstrom verdict delayed

Ok so it's November already. Where is the outcome of the investigation?? Was delayed in September.    To read our last update on thePolice Complaints Commision's investigation intoChief Constable Ricard Brunstrom click here.  So why are we still waiting??????

F800GS

F800GS

New BMW's!   For more information on Bmw's new 2008 range of motorcycles, click here.

U2 frontman Bono's Ducati 916 up for auction for Riders for Health

U2 frontman Bono's Ducati 916 up for auction for Riders for Health

A Ducati 916 owned and signed by U2 frontman Bono will being going up for auction at the NEC Motorcycle Show to raise money for motorcycle charity Riders for Health. The Ducati 916 was formerly owned...

MotoGP 07 released for Playstation 2

MotoGP 07 released for Playstation 2

The official new MotoGP 07 Playstation 2 game is now available with all the riders, motorcycles, teams and tracks from the 2007 MotoGP season. As the 2007 MotoGP season comes to an end with the final...

Yamaha R1 bad day in Greenwich

My clutch went on my 2000 R1 on a busy street in Greenwich and locked me in 4th which I couldn't shift no matter how much rocking was done. To keep my pride and joy out of danger from the traffic and to try not to cause any congestion I managed to drag it on to the path and out of the way of the HGV's going by and while standing there explaining what had happened to the traffic warden he gave me a...

Sweet machine

Sweet machine

Took a spill on my bike. Was beyond repair, so invested in a new one an ALLSORTS bio-liquorice it's a really sweet ride. Got hungry on the journey home so ate my bike. ha ha ha

MCN gets to work on building site

MCN gets to work on building site

Took a picture of me mate Martin at work. Taking a breather from spraying the office.