2016

In this week's issue: New Norton V4 revealed

In this week's issue: New Norton V4 revealed

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 16: New Norton V4 The all-new Norton V4 is here - and we have all the pics and details. NEC Show guide You...

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR revealed

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR revealed

It’s proving impossible to look away. Despite trying to hold a coherent conversation with Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton and the man responsible for bringing the legendary British brand back into...

How to set a world record jump?

How to set a world record jump?

How to set a world record, by stuntman Robbie Madison. Don't try this at home! Robbie is one of the world’s biggest nutcases, with a mile-long list of stunts and first feats to his name, from jumping...

This bike can do 300kph without a rider on board

This bike can do 300kph without a rider on board

Danish company Nerve has unveiled the Autonomous Street Racer that can do 0-100kph in 1.5s, tops out at 300kph and all without a rider on board. As the population of urban centres grows daily, so too...

Deus announce 2016 Bike Build Off winner

Deus announce 2016 Bike Build Off winner

Deus announce Bike Build Off winners at this year’s EICMA Deus aren’t strangers to the current custom movement that has swept through the motorcycling landscape and the yearly Bike Build Off is a...

Video: Pro mountain bikers turn to motocross for winter training

Video: Pro mountain bikers turn to motocross for winter training

MotoGP stars are well known for swapping horsepower for pedal power as part of their training - Brits Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding are especially fond of cycling. But it turns out it also works the...

OSET Bikes appeal for help to recover stolen bikes

OSET Bikes appeal for help to recover stolen bikes

OSET Bikes are appealing for witnesses or information after 45 of its 2017 bikes were stolen from a lorry park in Leicestershire.The incident happened between 1800 and 0500 on the night of October 25...

How the Honda X-Adv went from concept to reality

How the Honda X-Adv went from concept to reality

Honda first unveiled the slightly wacky X-Adv concept in 2015 and they have now shown the finished production model in Milan. We spoke to Kenichi Misaki, the Large Project Leader on the X-Adv, about...

How the 2017 Honda Fireblade was made

How the 2017 Honda Fireblade was made

Honda unveiled the new Fireblade at EICMA last week, so MCN sat down with Masatoshi Sato, the Large Project leader, to find out the key to their success. MCN: What was the ultimate goal for the...

Milan Show gallery: Triumph

Milan Show gallery: Triumph

Having already unveiled the Bonneville Bobber at an event in London, Triumph revealed the first ever custom Bobber at EICMA, built by South Yorkshire builders Down & Out Cafe Racers. TOP...

Moto Guzzi revamp V7

Moto Guzzi revamp V7

The V7 gets a decent glut of changes for 2017, which both drag it into Euro4 compliance, and make it a more attractive bike to own. Available in four versions, the range comprises updated versions of...

My life in bikes: Robin Appleyard

My life in bikes: Robin Appleyard

The ex-125cc British champion and race team manager of Team Appleyard/Macadam Racing talks hand-built beginnings and pointless sentimentality How did you first get into bikes? I got my first bike for...

Milan Show gallery: Ducati

Milan Show gallery: Ducati

Ducati arguably took bragging rights at EICMA with the unveiling of the exclusive carbon-framed 1299 Superleggera. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's crazy new Scrambler Desert Sled Five of the best...

MILAN SHOW: Updates to the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 & Shiver 900

MILAN SHOW: Updates to the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 & Shiver 900

The most notable of changes to the models (which both share the same base platform) is a capacity hike from 749cc to 900cc, which has been achieved by lengthening the stroke from 56.4mm to 67.4mm,...

Milan Show gallery: KTM

Milan Show gallery: KTM

KTM will retain their naughty image for 2017, with the new Super Duke R producing a claimed 177bhp. The smaller 125cc and 390cc Dukes also get a restyle for 2017 to bring them much closer to the...

Milan Show gallery: Suzuki

Milan Show gallery: Suzuki

Having already unveiled the new GSX-R1000R in October, Suzuki's focus at EICMA was on smaller capacity bikes. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's crazy new Scrambler Desert Sled Five of the best winter...

Whatever happened to the Yamaha R6 Cup?

Whatever happened to the Yamaha R6 Cup?

It was arguably the highest profile one-make race series since the days of the Yamaha Pro-Am Challenge and made stars out of the likes of Cal Crutchlow and Tommy Hill. So what became of the Virgin...

Moto Guzzi V9 revamp for 2017

Moto Guzzi V9 revamp for 2017

A year after the launch of the new V9 models, Guzzi have given the pair a small tickle to address early concerns over comfort, and opened up a huge range of accessories. The Roamer now has a slightly...

Milan Show gallery: Kawasaki

Milan Show gallery: Kawasaki

Kawasaki took the wraps off three new models at EICMA. The popular ER-6n will be replaced by the Z650, and the Z800 by the sharper and slightly bigger Z900. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's crazy new...

Milan Show gallery: Honda

Milan Show gallery: Honda

Honda unveiled a slew of new models at EICMA earlier this week, including the base model Fireblade,  CRF250 Rally, X-ADV scooter and a couple of pretty cool concept bikes. The new Fireblade might...

MILAN SHOW: Indian Scout Sixty gets A2 licence restrictor kit

MILAN SHOW: Indian Scout Sixty gets A2 licence restrictor kit

The Indian Scout Sixty can now be made A2 licence compliantthanks to a dealer-fitted restrictor kit. The restrictor kit will cut power from 78bhp to 47bhp to make it suitable for riders on an A2...

Video: In Search of Adventure episode three

Video: In Search of Adventure episode three

In the final installment of In Search of Adventure, BBC presenter, adventurer and former soldier Andy Torbet heads to Devon for a spot of diving and wild camping. TOP STORIES MILAN SHOW: Ducati's...

Event: Join the Ride of Respect on Sunday

Event: Join the Ride of Respect on Sunday

Show your gratitude for Britain’s armed services and help raise money for a range of ex-servicemen and women’s organisations by joining one of the Ride of Respect mass rideouts this Sunday – timed to...

MILAN SHOW: Mondial's plan for 2017

MILAN SHOW: Mondial's plan for 2017

Mondial released its future model plan at Eicma this week. The Italian firm will start production of its Café Racer 250, Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125 in 2017 before displaying a Scrambler,...

MILAN SHOW: Fantic unveil Caballero

MILAN SHOW: Fantic unveil Caballero

Fantic displayed two prototypes at the Milan Show this week, with both models set to enter production in varying capacities in 2017. The Caballero bikes will come in two styles, a scrambler and a flat...

Great Bike Owners Needed!!!

Great Bike Owners Needed!!!

Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. Please...

MILAN SHOW: Energica Esse 9 could be on the roads in 2017

MILAN SHOW: Energica Esse 9 could be on the roads in 2017

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica is set to release a new road bike, which it showed as a ‘concept’ model at EICMA in Italy to gauge public opinion. The Esse 9, which is named after a road...

MILAN SHOW: CFMoto expand 650 range with 650MT

MILAN SHOW: CFMoto expand 650 range with 650MT

Chinese manufacturer CFMoto have expanded their 650cc parallel twin range with the introduction of the 650MT. Described as a multifunctional bike, it comes with upside down forks, optional seat...

MILAN SHOW: Moto Morini unveils Corsaro ZZ

MILAN SHOW: Moto Morini unveils Corsaro ZZ

Moto Morini launched a new version of its 1200cc V-twin at EICMA. The Corsaro ZZ is hand made in Italy at the firm’s factory in Trivolzio and now passes Euro4 emissions laws. As well as a restyle, the...

MILAN SHOW: Benelli TRK 502 and Leoncino go into production

MILAN SHOW: Benelli TRK 502 and Leoncino go into production

Benelli has confirmed its TRK 502 and Leoncino models will enter production having previously only shown them as prototypes. Both bikes are powered by the same 46bhp 500cc liquid-cooled parallel twin...

Milan Show gallery: Yamaha

Milan Show gallery: Yamaha

Yamaha unveiled the last of their 2017 models at a special event on Monday November 7, the day before the doors opened for EICMA 2016. Having already unveiled the new R6 and several other models at...

BMW get toy-tastic with new Lego GS

BMW get toy-tastic with new Lego GS

  Build your own BMW GS… out of Lego Call us big kids if you like, but we can't wait to get our hands on this new BMW R1200GS kit from toy legends Lego. It isn’t the first time that Lego have...

MILAN SHOW: Are Gogoro about to lead the way in the electric revolution?

MILAN SHOW: Are Gogoro about to lead the way in the electric revolution?

Is this the beginning of the electric revolution? From some of the former brains at HTC comes Gogoro, a new electric scooter concept that has been revolutionising scooter travel in Taiwan. What makes...

Milan Show gallery: Husqvarna

Milan Show gallery: Husqvarna

At last year's Milan Show Husqvarna revealed two concept models, the 401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen. At the 2016 Milan Show, the KTM-owned company took the covers off production versions of those two...

Milan Show gallery: BMW

Milan Show gallery: BMW

BMW unveiled several new bikes at EICMA 2016, including the much-awaited R nineT Urban G/S and G310 GS, then surprised everybody with the unveiling of the carbon-fibre-framed HP4 Race. You can see all...

MILAN SHOW: Honda unveil Africa Twin and CB1100 concepts

MILAN SHOW: Honda unveil Africa Twin and CB1100 concepts

Honda have taken the covers off two new concept models at EICMA; the Africa Twin Enduro Sports and CB1100 TR. The flat track-inspired CB1100 TR was designed by Honda R&D designers in Rome to be...