November

The world's biggest poppy

The world's biggest poppy

If you so happen to be flying over London on Sunday November 12 you’ll probably notice someone’s painted the M25 red. But it’s actually around 4,000 motorcyclists – all wearing red and all riding...

Aprilia announce RSV4 Factory Works kit

Aprilia announce RSV4 Factory Works kit

Aprilia have announced a Factory Works kit for their stunning RSV4 RF and RR sportsbikes, which increases power to 215bhp and includes aerodynamic winglets, as featured on today’s crop of MotoGP...

Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

Historic manufacturer Mondial announced their return in 2015, with the unveiling of the Hipster 125 and Hipster 250. In 2016 they also revealed the Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125, and now, at this...

Poll: Which of 2018's bikes is catching your eye so far?

Poll: Which of 2018's bikes is catching your eye so far?

Manufacturers have been whipping the covers off their 2018 bikes, what’s catching your eye so far?

Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

It looks like Moto Guzzi are gearing up for another stab at the adventure bike market with the announcement of the V85 concept in Milan.  The bike is completely new from top-to-bottom and will...

Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

Spanish firm Bultaco are best known for their off-road motorcycle from the '60s and '70s, and now the recently revived manufacturer are looking to the future with their range of electric bicycles -...

Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheel manufacturer in India, have unveiled a new adventure concept at the Milan Show, dubbed the Xpulse. Hero have revealed very little information about the concept,...

Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

The Metropolitan Police have reportedly stemmed the number of scooter-related crimes in London. Following what rapidly become an epidemic in the capital, the big question has been how to best tackle...

AGV unveil the fully-carbon flip front SportModular helmet

AGV unveil the fully-carbon flip front SportModular helmet

AGV have unveiled a new fully-carbon modular helmet at EICMA 2017, combining all of the benefits of a full-face sports lid, with the comfort and ease of a flip-up touring design. The SportModular...

KTM’s dirty ensemble

KTM’s dirty ensemble

Along with KTM’s new headline bikes, the 790 Duke and also the 790 Adventure concept come a few more machines to boot. And, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and can’t wait for the 790...

KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, confirmed to MCN last year that the new 790 Duke would be closely followed by an Adventure version – and here’s the barely-disguised prototype to prove it.  With...

MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

MV Agusta’s Dragster 800 RR is the latest bike in the Italian firm’s range to get an update for 2018.  The three-cylinder 798cc engine will be following most other models in the range with...

Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

Alongside the supercharged H2 SX and Z900RS Café Racer, Kawasaki also teased two upcoming model at their press conference in Milan today - the Ninja 125 and Z125. Only the silhouettes of the bikes...

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian’s Scout and Chieftain ranges have started to gain a strong following – deservedly – while their FTR750 flat track racing programme decimated the establishment in 2017, taking the championship...

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide gives you two bikes in one

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide gives you two bikes in one

Harley embarked on a revolution earlier in 2017 with the release of a whole new family of Softails that succeeded the old family, and completely absorbed the Dyna dynasty into its new chassis...

New BMW K1600 Grand America – a Bagger with a boot

New BMW K1600 Grand America – a Bagger with a boot

BMW’s K1600GT is a technological marvel and perfect for thumping out the miles but it’s physically massive – the seat is quite high, it weighs a tonne and it’s just a generally intimidating package.

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda revealed the new CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports models at a swanky press conference in Milan last night, but they're not just showcasing production bikes at this year's EICMA. Enter...

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

We are currently in Milan, Italy, preparing to give you all the latest from the leading motorcycle manufacturers and what they have in store for 2018. Below is our live feed from the week's events,...

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

Have bike, will travel is the message Yamaha are sending out with the new Super Tenere Raid Edition. Built to go anywhere with lots of kit – even that Nick Sanders chap has one. The Raid Edition...

Yamaha Tracer 900 & Tracer 900 GT - touring twins

Yamaha Tracer 900 & Tracer 900 GT - touring twins

The Tracer 900 has been a solid tourer for the two years it’s been on sale but it was due an update and Yamaha have delivered. The changes are purely to the ride feel, so there’s a larger windscreen...

Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda’s Africa Twin has been a popular seller but it’s been found wanting for serious long distance off-road travel because it’s heavy, it’s down on power and lacks the comforts of the big super...

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

For 2018 the Moto Morini Scrambler has been completely redesigned, including a completely new trellis frame and trellis swingarm. The new Scrambler takes inspiration from off-road bikes from the 1970s...

Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

Royal Enfield's UK Technology Centre has opened at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds, Leicestershire, the largest privately owned vehicle test track in the UK. The UK Technology Centre will act as the...

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta have just unveiled another RC model for 2018 - the Brutale 800 RC. The  unveiling comes after RC variants of the Dragster 800, F4 and F3 were all announced, as well as a limited edition...

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

The long-awaited Ducati Panigale V4 is finally here – so MCN grabbed project leader Stefano Strappazzon to better understand the new bike. MCN: How important is the new Panigale V4 to Ducati? We...

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Alongside the new Milano, Moto Morini have also revealed a one-off special inspired by the endurance racers of the 1970s. Called the Corsaro Ti22, the bike is the first special Morini have built based...

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Italian manufacturer Moto Morini have just taken the wraps off the Milano, a new model which the firm say is a new take on the classic 31/2. The new model is powered by the Bialbero Corsa Corta 1187cc...

The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

For this week's Sunday Social we spoke with Mark Richardson, drummer with British band Skunk Anansie, and off-road and adventure lover. Hi Mark, what’s for breakfast at the café? “I tend not to do...

Win VIP passes to the Valencia Motogp with the Movember Foundation

Win VIP passes to the Valencia Motogp with the Movember Foundation

The factory Suzuki MotoGP team have partnered with the Movember Foundation to offer two three-day Team passes for the final round of the MotoGP championship November 10-12. The passes are up for...

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

07.11.17 #RoyalEnfield #ridepure #EICMA A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal) on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:04am PDT The Milan Show kicks off next week, which means we'll finally get to see many of next year's...

MV get a bit more RC

MV get a bit more RC

MV Agusta have released details of updates to the limited edition F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC motorcycles for 2018. After recently taking on changes to allow the bikes to comply with Euro 4 regulations,...

Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

Indian have teamed up with video game publisher Activision for Call of Duty: WWII - released today - which means an Indian Scout 741B features in the game itself. To celebrate the partnership, Indian...

Great cafe on Route to Hastings

Great cafe on Route to Hastings

The A21 is a favourite road for bikers at any time of year - a direct line that runs from the big smoke to the coast via the green and pleasant landscape of East Sussex. It’s also a popular route for...

Kevin Schwantz’s iconic Pepsi Suzuki to be restored

Kevin Schwantz’s iconic Pepsi Suzuki to be restored

Arguably one of the best looking and most distinctive GP motorcycles of all time – the 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500 – will be meticulously restored by Team Classic Suzuki at this year’s Motorcycle Live at...

FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

The FIM have introduced a new testing regime and tougher standards for racing helmets that will be mandatory from 2019 onwards. Currently, the FIM refers to existing international standards for the...

Indian market share hits double figures

Indian market share hits double figures

While iconic American motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson have been struggling with their sales in 2017, their countrymen at Indian have seen the exact opposite, with a 16% increase in sales in the third...