2016

Zero Motorcycles announce range overhaul for 2017

Zero Motorcycles announce range overhaul for 2017

Zero Motorcycles have announced a completely refreshed range for 2017, claiming up to 19% more torque, up to 11% more power and the longest range production electric motorcycle. The majority of the...

Poll: Who’s been your biggest MotoGP hero of 2016?

Poll: Who’s been your biggest MotoGP hero of 2016?

Who’s been your biggest MotoGP hero of 2016?

Vespa shock Milan with Elettrica scooter

Vespa shock Milan with Elettrica scooter

  Vespa unveil Elettrica electric scooter Vespa have just unveiled the Elettrica electric scooter in Milan, hailing it as the future of mobility. Vespa say that the future of humanity will be...

MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

This is the first official hint – beyond multiple spy shots and KTM boss Stefan Pierer confirming the 800’s existence to MCN during the summer – of the style and intent of KTM’s new family of...

2017 KTM 125 Duke - the story

2017 KTM 125 Duke - the story

The smallest Duke in the family gets a pretty thorough update for 2017, too, with new styling, new frame, and a level of spec that most manufacturers don’t lavish on considerably more high-end...

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

KTM’s smaller capacity Dukes have always been both popular and fun, but it wouldn’t be unfair to say they lacked a little class – but with a few reasonably subtle changes for 2017 they appear to have...

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM Super Duke R gets more extreme

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM Super Duke R gets more extreme

With the full effect of 177bhp arriving like a tornado at just 9750rpm, there’s no point trying to pretend that the new Super Duke R is anything other than a force of nature. The current bike already...

Kawasaki Z650 and Z900 revealed

Kawasaki Z650 and Z900 revealed

Hurriedly revealed at the Cologne show last month, despite no bikes being on show, after details of these new Zeds leaked out – Kawasaki have now unveiled them properly in Milan. Related: Kawasaki...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

Kawasaki’s Versys family gets another member for 2017 – and  it’s at the smaller end of the capacity range. In this case that means taking the 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja / Z300, and...

MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

Sitting at the top end of the R nineT family is the Roadster, which also benefits from some valuable tweaks and colour options as it heads into 2017 – part of which includes full Euro4 compliance. The...

MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

The R1200GS is enjoying an odd two-stage transition into 2017. Already available in dealers is an updated GS which boasts a few visual nips and tucks, as well as drivetrain revisions with an...

MILAN SHOW: BMW release updated K1600GTL super-tourer

MILAN SHOW: BMW release updated K1600GTL super-tourer

If your style of touring requires the most stonking engine in the class, the K1600 is your only logical choice. The immense power and torque from BMW’s inline six (160bhp / 129ftlb) gives an addictive...

MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

The F800GT and R have both received a smattering of changes to ensure Euro4 compatibility, while adding a few useful modifications too. BMW F800R review this way and BMW F800GT review this...

MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

After years of neglect, the sub-500cc class of bikes is exploding in 2017 with a glut of new adventure-styled offerings. Related: full BMW G310GS review on MCN Fashion may well be a driving factor,...

MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal R nineT Urban G/S

MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal R nineT Urban G/S

When BMW launched the R nineT back in 2013, few could have predicted what a rampant success story it would become – and even fewer would have predicted the four versions that have arrived since: the...

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX-S125

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX-S125

Suzuki unveiled their all-new GSX-R125 a month ago, and it’s little surprise that they’ve followed that with a naked version, which joins their growing GSX-S family. The new lightweight naked...

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX250R

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki GSX250R

Just like the new V-Strom 250, with which it shares an engine and much of its running gear and cycle parts, the new GSX250R delivers styling and proportions that feel instantly ‘right’. But while the...

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki DL250 V-Strom

DL250 V-Strom promises all-round fun at a budget price This is a really cute move from Suzuki, taking the hugely popular V-Strom family styling and ethos, and blending it with an evolution of their...

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal all-new Street Scrambler

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal all-new Street Scrambler

Triumph’s previous Bonneville Scrambler was a pleasant enough bike, but cast a critical eye over its lines, and it’s plain to see that it’s not up to Triumph’s new dawn of superb fit and finish. But...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha T7 concept is world's maddest MT-07

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha T7 concept is world's maddest MT-07

If this doesn’t make you feel like putting some motocross boots on and heading off into the great unknown, then you’re missing a key strand of your biking DNA. While Yamaha are fast to point out that...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's TMAX gets reinvented

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's TMAX gets reinvented

The TMAX pretty much defined the idea of the executive sports scooter when it was launched 15 years ago, and it’s still dominating the market today. Why? Because it works so well, delivering huge...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha XSR900 Abarth limited edition revealed

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha XSR900 Abarth limited edition revealed

Yamaha have certainly been one of the most prolific embracers of the new retro scene, and also one of the most innovative at taking their remarkably budget-focused MT range and jazzing it up to appeal...

MILAN SHOW: Honda's bold new CRF250 Rally

MILAN SHOW: Honda's bold new CRF250 Rally

Now, this is more like it. If you’re in the market for the 250, then surely this has to be top of your list? Just look at it! Pure Dakar naughtiness. With styling DNA drawn directly from the HRC...

MILAN SHOW: Honda's crazy X-ADV adventure-scoot

MILAN SHOW: Honda's crazy X-ADV adventure-scoot

Honda have a long history of building insane scooters, bikes that answer a question no-one asked, and hot off the back of the DN-01 and NM4 Vultus comes this – the X-ADV. Conceived by Honda’s design...

MILAN SHOW: Honda update CBR650F & CB650F

MILAN SHOW: Honda update CBR650F & CB650F

The CBR650F and CB650F have been popular additions to the range, and get both a little sharper and fruitier for 2017. The 649cc engine gets an extra 4bhp at peak, taking it up to perfectly useable...

MILAN SHOW: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – an all-new fire starter

MILAN SHOW: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – an all-new fire starter

Last month Honda unveiled two stunning new Fireblades, the SP and SP-2, which left us asking the obvious question: where’s the standard version? Well, here’s the answer. This is the bike MCN grabbed...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati reveal Scrambler Café Racer

MILAN SHOW: Ducati reveal Scrambler Café Racer

There should be laws about having number boards on bikes. Get your magic eraser out, and this new Café Racer looks so much better without them. The 54 is a nod to legendary Ducati racer Bruno...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati Multistrada 950 – adventure for all

MILAN SHOW: Ducati Multistrada 950 – adventure for all

The Multistrada family may already boast a top-end every adventure-sports bike for most tastes, ranging from the superb Pikes Peak through to the off-road focused Enduro – but this is the one we’ve...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati's new air-cooled Monster 797

MILAN SHOW: Ducati's new air-cooled Monster 797

It’s great to have an air-cooled 2-valve engine back in a Monster package again, harking right back to the original bikes from the early 90s. This new addition to the burgeoning Monster family uses...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati 1299 Superleggera – excess all areas

MILAN SHOW: Ducati 1299 Superleggera – excess all areas

It’s the first factory production bike to be equipped with a carbon fibre frame, swingarm, subframe and wheels, and results in a gobsmacking kerb mass of just 167kg – or 156kg dry. Combine such a low...

Ducati World Premiere: 2017 models live stream

Ducati World Premiere: 2017 models live stream

Watch the live stream of the new Ducati unveilings live. Ducati are the first of the manufacturers to unveil new models at this years EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. TOP STORIES MCN Fleet: A dim view...

Things just got weird with the new Motochimp electric bike

Things just got weird with the new Motochimp electric bike

Singapore Company Vanda Electrics have just dropped this little oddity on the world at the International Industrial Design Fair, held at Shenzhen in China. Called the Motochimp, it’s a small electric...

Gallery: Babes Ride Out 2016

Gallery: Babes Ride Out 2016

The fourth annual Babes Ride Out took place October 20-23 in the Californian desert, and this year attracted 1600 riders. Visitors were able to get tattooed at the event, while entertainment was...

First ride: Motoinno TS3

First ride: Motoinno TS3

Bikes have worn telescopic forks for more than 100 years, and although they have evolved to the point that they work pretty well, they remain theoretically inferior to alternative front-end designs...

My life in bikes: Richard Pollock

My life in bikes: Richard Pollock

The man recognised as the godfather of the street tracker style and founder of Mule Motorcycles, Richard Pollock talks crashes, building more than 200 specials, and his dream bike. When did you start...

Video: In Search of Adventure episode two

Video: In Search of Adventure episode two

Suzuki have released the second video of their three part In Search of Adventure series with BBC presenter Andy Torbet. TOP STORIES 7 forgotten retro roadsters Ducati get extreme for their secret...