2014

Yamaha MT-07 Long term test report

Yamaha MT-07 Long term test report

The Yamaha MT-07 is fast-approaching 4000 miles and so far so good. The little twin has been a barrel of laughs this year, it's not missed a beat and the finish is still strong. It's handled...

New MCN November 12: Honda RCV lives

New MCN November 12: Honda RCV lives

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 12: - Honda's road-going RCV is revealed at last - In-depth analysis on all the new bikes from the Milan Show - A2 bikes...

Foggy jungle bound for "I'm a Celebrity"

Foggy jungle bound for "I'm a Celebrity"

Four time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will return to national television next week, as he heads into the Australian jungle for ITV’s hit reality series “I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of...

MCN launched its 'Save Our Roads' potholes campaign this week, but how best to solve the problem?

MCN launched its 'Save Our Roads' potholes campaign this week, but how best to solve the problem?

This week, we launched a campaign to get the government to fix our pothole-riddled roads. You can sign the petition here. But how best to tackle the problem?

Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?

Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?

After month's of speculation, Yamaha launched the new R1 at a glitzy press launch in Milan this week. But do you feel that it was worth the wait?

Dainese founder sells out to investment company

Dainese founder sells out to investment company

Rider protection company Dainese has been sold for 130 million Euros (£102 million) to an investment company based in the middle east. Lino Dainese has sold a majority stake in the company he...

MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

MV Agusta have releases another new touring model in Milan today, named the Stradale 800. The steel trellis frame is mated to a fully adjustable inverted Marzocchi fork, and a single-sided swingarm. ...

MILAN SHOW: Husqvarna wows with two concept bikes

MILAN SHOW: Husqvarna wows with two concept bikes

Husqvarna’s second modern rebirth is underway with these two concept bikes and a new production supermoto shown for the first time at the Milan motorcycle show today. The production bike is the 701...

MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800

MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800

This is the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800, which will be available in dealerships from the beginning of 2015. Using the firm’s lightweight 800 three-cylinder engine wrapped in a steel trellis...

New MCN November 05: New R1

New MCN November 05: New R1

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 05: - 15 new bikes revealed - New R1, the biggest revamp in 17 years - Official Kawasaki H2 pictures -...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

The 2015 Kawasaki 1400GTR benefits from a host of ergonomic tweaks for 2015, making this great tourer just that little bit better. A new sculpted seat offering better ground reach, and is matched by...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

Kawasaki have taken the wraps off two new 250cc bikes at the Milan show this morning, one is an addition to the Z family, while the other is a faired Ninja sportsbike. SUPERLIGHT NINJA 250SL...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki go naked with new Z300

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki go naked with new Z300

The Z300, the latest addition to the Z Series line-up, is a stylish entry-level model for Europe, inspired by larger models from the popular Z Series, the Z1000 and Z800.  Muscular bodywork hints...

MILAN SHOW: KTM reveals all-new 1050 Adventure

MILAN SHOW: KTM reveals all-new 1050 Adventure

The new KTM 1050 Adventure was scooped by MCN just weeks before this official launch but these shots are the first time we have been able to see the full styling of the bike which is a much simpler...

MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

Kawasaki’s Ninja H2R has been the talking point of the decade ever since the firm unveiled their new 300bhp supercharged flagship at the Cologne show four week’s ago. Always mentioned in the same...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

Squarely aimed at new riders and, Kawasaki say, female riders, the new-for-2015 Vulcan S ABS is a refreshing offering for the cruiser segment of the market. Using the firm’s well-proven 649cc...

MILAN SHOW: Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

MILAN SHOW: Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

Joining the Rocket X in getting an dark and moody makeover is the special edition Thunderbird Nightstorm, which gets what the firm describes as a ‘ghost flames’ paint scheme, comprising all-black...

MILAN SHOW: Rocket celebrates 10 years with X model

MILAN SHOW: Rocket celebrates 10 years with X model

Triumph are building just 500 examples of the new Rocket X, which has been commissioned by the firm to celebrate 10 years since they launched the world’s largest capacity mass production...

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

Triumph have given the big-selling Tiger 800 range a huge boost for 2015 with four new models aimed at increasing the appeal of the bike to on- and off-road riders, with all of the bikes getting an...

MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

BMW have given the new F800R more power, a completely new look, different gearing, new brakes, suspension, revised riding position and the option of traction control and electronic suspension in an...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer

Highlights • 847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine • D-MODE running mode selection with three Tracer-specific settings • Switchable TCS (Traction Control System) fitted as standard equipment...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha’s 200bhp YZF-R1 revealed

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha’s 200bhp YZF-R1 revealed

Highlights • New 998cc crossplane in-line 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine • 200PS without ram air • Large capacity 10.5 litre airbox • Titanium 4-2-1 exhaust • Lightweight assist...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati launch Diavel limited edition

MILAN SHOW: Ducati launch Diavel limited edition

Also new for 2015 will be a limited edition Diavel Titanium, which will be a production run of just 500 units, each getting a host of cosmetic changes, such as forged black wheels, a titanium fuel...

MILAN SHOW: 205bhp Ducati 1299 Panigale unveiled

MILAN SHOW: 205bhp Ducati 1299 Panigale unveiled

Ducati’s flagship Panigale superbike has been given a technical and technological makeover aimed at keeping the road bike ahead of a very strong field of rivals in 2015, and the racing machine up the...

MILAN SHOW: All-new Ducati Multistrada 1200 revealed

MILAN SHOW: All-new Ducati Multistrada 1200 revealed

Ducati’s big-selling Multistrada 1200 gets a massive overhaul for 2015, making it an almost all-new bike, with variable valve control engine, all-new electronics, revised styling and improvements to...

Watch Ducati's 2015 model launch live

Watch Ducati's 2015 model launch live

You can watch the Ducati press conference for the launch of their 2015 models live, right here, when it takes place on Monday November 3 at 4:15pm. Ducati previously launched the much-hyped Scrambler...

2015 Honda Crossrunner ridden

2015 Honda Crossrunner ridden

Honda's all-new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner is currently being put through its paces for the first time in southern Spain by MCN Executive Editor Phil West. These are his first impressions. "Don't be put...

Daimler announce MV Agusta partnership

Daimler announce MV Agusta partnership

As MCN reported last week, German automotive giant Daimler have announced a longterm partnership with MV Agusta, which includes Mercedes-AMG GmbH acquiring a 25% stake in the Italian bike...

Matchless Model X Reloaded revealed

Matchless Model X Reloaded revealed

Reborn Brit marque Matchless have released a solitary image of the all-new Model X Reloaded, which will be launched at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The image reveals that all that...

Moto Guzzi launch V7 II range in Italy

Moto Guzzi launch V7 II range in Italy

Moto Guzzi’s trio of new-for-2015 V7 IIs are being put through their paces around the city streets of Pisa and the surrounding countryside by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first...

OSET's electric motocross bike revealed

OSET's electric motocross bike revealed

OSET Bikes have officially launched their new motocross bike today – the MX-10. The new bike is designed for children aged 4-7, and offers the 50cc market a more affordable, cleaner, and quieter...

2015 BMW S1000RR first ride

2015 BMW S1000RR first ride

The 2015 BMW S1000RR represents the superbike’s biggest overhaul since the original version was launched in 2010. It has a staggering 199bhp (so easily breaking the magic 200bhp...

New MCN October 29: 2015 BMW S1000RR ridden

New MCN October 29: 2015 BMW S1000RR ridden

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 29: - 2015 BMW S1000RR: "Never has 199bhp felt so easy: I'm speechless" - New Yamaha R1 details revealed -...

Daimler to buy stake in MV Agusta

Daimler to buy stake in MV Agusta

After months of rumour, denial and whispers an official announcement that German automotive giant Daimler is buying a minority stake in MV Agusta will be made on November 3 according to MCN...

MV Agusta to launch F4RR WSBK Special

MV Agusta to launch F4RR WSBK Special

MV Agusta will launch a World Superbike homologation special for their WSB campaign next year. The new F4 will be the worlds’ most powerful normally aspirated superbike with a quoted 210bhp. The...

MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Dragster RR first ride

MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Dragster RR first ride

MV Agusta's new 2015 Brutale 800RR and Dragster 800RR are today being put through their paces around the stunning roads of Tuscany by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first...