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Vespa Gtv: Firm's most powerful model unveiled at Eicma 2022

Vespa Gtv: Firm's most powerful model unveiled at Eicma 2022

The second generation of the Gtv has been released at Eicma and is equipped with the most powerful engine in a Vespa to date. The 278cc single cylinder engine boasts 23.8bhp, generated by its...

Fantic release their first twin - the Caballero 700 Scrambler

Fantic release their first twin - the Caballero 700 Scrambler

Fantic has revealed their first modern-era twin-cylinder machine with a 700cc Scrambler joining their Caballero range. Fantic are making the most of their partnership with Yamaha, announced at the...

NEX best thing: Kymco showcase updated RevoNEX and SuperNEX at Eicma 2022

NEX best thing: Kymco showcase updated RevoNEX and SuperNEX at Eicma 2022

Taiwanese firm Kymco have unveiled their latest RevoNEX and SuperNEX electric concepts at the Eicma trade show in Milan and they’re pretty eye-catching. The SuperNEX electric superbike was first...

MV Agusta tease with the sleek and stylish 921 S concept

MV Agusta tease with the sleek and stylish 921 S concept

MV Agusta have unveiled a new concept café racer called the 921 S that will have motorcyclists screaming for it to go into production from the moment they lay eyes on it. Development on the 921 S...

Energica go the distance: More range and more torque for 2023

Energica go the distance: More range and more torque for 2023

Energica’s 2023 line-up of e-motorcycles will have more torque and offer more range thanks to advances in battery chemistry. The Italian companies new models are on display at Eicma, with three of...

Indian level up: FTR Sport and Challenger Elite models join the line-up

Indian level up: FTR Sport and Challenger Elite models join the line-up

Indian Motorcycle have announced a number of range updates for 2023, including new FTR Sport and Challenger Elite models and a host of striking new colour schemes. Starting with the Sport, it...

Yamaha's Niken GT: Engine, tech and equipment upgrades for leaning three-wheeler

Yamaha's Niken GT: Engine, tech and equipment upgrades for leaning three-wheeler

Yamaha’s Niken GT will get a raft of upgrades for 2023 including a more powerful 890cc Euro5 compliant engine. The inline three-cylinder unit increases capacity by 5% and sits in a newly designed...

Team Green gets greener: Kawasaki boss reveals new models and carbon neutrality plans at Milan show

Team Green gets greener: Kawasaki boss reveals new models and carbon neutrality plans at Milan show

Kawasaki are moving rapidly towards a greener future, revealing a second small-capacity electric concept alongside a new hybrid prototype at the Eicma trade show in Milan. In a presentation chaired...

Extrema makeover: Aprilia put the RS660 on a diet for a limited-edition focused model

Extrema makeover: Aprilia put the RS660 on a diet for a limited-edition focused model

Aprilia have revealed a lighter, carbon equipped version of their RS660 sportsbike with a claimed kerb weight of just 166kg at this year’s Eicma show. Called the RS660 Extrema, the Noale firm have...

Tesi tourer inbound: Bimota confirm supercharged Tera tourer is on the way following teasers last year

Tesi tourer inbound: Bimota confirm supercharged Tera tourer is on the way following teasers last year

Alongside the surprise launch of their 2023 BX450, Bimota have shed more light on supercharged Tesi tourer currently in development. Now officially called the Tera, we first caught glimpse of the...

Exotic enduro: Boutique brand Bimota shock crowds with surprise BX450 single at Eicma show

Exotic enduro: Boutique brand Bimota shock crowds with surprise BX450 single at Eicma show

Italian exotica brand Bimota have shocked crowds at the Eicma trade show in Milan with a new BX450 enduro model, based on the Kawasaki KX450X. Made possible by the Japanese brand owning a 49.9%...

Home grown hero: UK-designed Mutt DRK-01 range features liquid cooling for the first time

Home grown hero: UK-designed Mutt DRK-01 range features liquid cooling for the first time

Birmingham-based Mutt Motorcycles have revealed two new pared back roadsters at the Eicma international tradeshow in Milan. Although it’s hard to make out too many details in the darkened imagery,...

Torque of the town: Cake unveil trail and track-focused limited-edition Bukk model

Torque of the town: Cake unveil trail and track-focused limited-edition Bukk model

Swedish e-motorcycle manufacturer Cake have released their limited-edition trail and track focused Bukk producing over 300lbft of claimed rear-wheel torque. Named using the ancient language of...

Italjet Dragster 500GP: Distinctive scooter gets performance makeover for 2024 concept

Italjet Dragster 500GP: Distinctive scooter gets performance makeover for 2024 concept

Italjet have unveiled a new concept version of their whacky Dragster scooter with a 450cc engine fitted. The Dragster 500GP uses the eye-catching trellis frame design cues of its 125 and 200cc...

Suzuki's new V-Strom 800DE beefs up for off-road adventure

Suzuki's new V-Strom 800DE beefs up for off-road adventure

Carving a more adventurous path alongside the Suzuki GSX-8S is the new V-Strom 800DE which is firmly pitched at the serious adventure rider who isn’t fazed by more committed terrain. Despite...

Soft scrambling: Parallel-twin CL500 retro joins Honda’s A2 bike line-up for 2023

Soft scrambling: Parallel-twin CL500 retro joins Honda’s A2 bike line-up for 2023

Honda have added to their popular 500 parallel-twin range for 2023 with a CL500 scrambler. Taking styling cues from the CLs of the 1960s and 70s, the minimalist retro comes in four vibrant colours...

Suzuki's all new GSX-8S is set to shake up the middleweight market

Suzuki's all new GSX-8S is set to shake up the middleweight market

Suzuki have pulled the covers off the first two models in what could end up being a whole new family of 776cc parallel twin engined bikes. Poised to have what they hope will be a significant impact...

Return of the Transalp! Honda's rugged favourite revived as 750cc parallel-twin

Return of the Transalp! Honda's rugged favourite revived as 750cc parallel-twin

After endless online speculation, gossip and artists’ impressions, the Honda Transalp has officially returned for 2023, sporting the same 755cc parallel twin as the new CB750 Hornet. The Transalp...

Cosmic cruiser: Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 full details

Cosmic cruiser: Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 full details

Royal Enfield have added to their 650 twin range with a long-anticipated Super Meteor cruiser model. Unveiled at the Milan show last week, the finished bike follows countless spy photographs and...

Scramblers reloaded: Ducati’s air-cooled retro 800 range sheds weight and gets tech boost for 2023

Scramblers reloaded: Ducati’s air-cooled retro 800 range sheds weight and gets tech boost for 2023

Ducati have announced a series of weight-shedding upgrades to their 803cc air-cooled Scrambler line-up for 2023, plus new rider aids and the inclusion of a TFT dash. The final instalment in a run...

KTM’s owners buy 25.1% stake in MV Agusta

KTM’s owners buy 25.1% stake in MV Agusta

Pierer Mobility, the Austrian company that owns KTM, GasGas and Husqvarna have bought just over a quarter of MV Agusta by way of a capital increase. The partnership will see KTM provide the Italian...

RE ZRO armour protects you and the planet: Brit innovation ready to hit the market

RE ZRO armour protects you and the planet: Brit innovation ready to hit the market

With the drive towards net zero, a new body armour firm have created what’s said to be the world’s first 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable impact protection. Currently in testing for CE levels...

Junior race rep: Revised Yamaha R125 gets new tech, mobile connectivity and R7 styling

Junior race rep: Revised Yamaha R125 gets new tech, mobile connectivity and R7 styling

Yamaha are rolling out the red carpet for their new look R125 sportsbike in 2023, with a new R7-mimicking nose, a TFT display, and even traction control. The R125 has been entertaining tearaway...

Street racer: Moto2 Edition Triumph brings racing poise to the road

Street racer: Moto2 Edition Triumph brings racing poise to the road

Triumph have unveiled a new limited-edition version of the Street Triple to celebrate their continuing role as engine supplier to the second tier of GP racing. The Street Triple Moto2 Edition...

Mac double up: Brit firm introduces second single-cylinder model ahead of NEC public debut

Mac double up: Brit firm introduces second single-cylinder model ahead of NEC public debut

British bike firm Mac Motorcycles have revealed the Rex – a second single-cylinder model – ahead of both bikes’ public debut at this year’s Motorcycle Live show. The upright machine shares the same...

Farewell, old friend! Euro5 regs force Suzuki to call time on the GSX-R1000

Farewell, old friend! Euro5 regs force Suzuki to call time on the GSX-R1000

Suzuki boss Paul de Lusignan has confirmed to MCN that the GSX-R1000 will be discontinued in Europe, with only a limited number of Phantom models left in dealerships. “In the UK, the GSX-R1000R on...

Sustainable safety: Tucano Urbano debut jackets from recycled bottles

Sustainable safety: Tucano Urbano debut jackets from recycled bottles

Italian urban riding kit specialist Tucano Urbano have introduced jackets using recycled polyester taken from disused plastic bottles. Called the Good Wheels collection, they are the first products...

Fancy doing London to Dakar? Step this way...

Fancy doing London to Dakar? Step this way...

Bespoke Rallies are offering a London to Dakar Enduro rally experience – and there are still a few places left. But don’t hang about because the 22-day epic starts from the Brooklands Museum, Surrey...

‘Goodbye Chrissy’: Hundreds turn out to pay respects to fallen BSB racer

‘Goodbye Chrissy’: Hundreds turn out to pay respects to fallen BSB racer

A cavalcade of 200 motorcycle riders revved their engines in honour of one of their own as they followed a hearse carrying British Superbike rider Chrissy Rouse to a packed funeral service at Emmanuel...

Cruising for a bruising: Ducati shed weight and swap V-twin for V4 power in their 2023 Diavel

Cruising for a bruising: Ducati shed weight and swap V-twin for V4 power in their 2023 Diavel

The Ducati Diavel muscle cruiser has become the latest in a line of models from Bologna to ditch a traditional V-twin motor in favour of a liquid-cooled V4. The aptly named Diavel V4 will arrive in...

Ambitious plans at Royal Enfield: Bosses drop hint about middleweight future

Ambitious plans at Royal Enfield: Bosses drop hint about middleweight future

Royal Enfield bosses have confirmed to MCN that there are plans in place to increase their line-up within a year, with a focus on the 250cc-750cc bracket. The Indian firm celebrated their best-ever...

KTM take over CFMoto distribution for UK and Ireland from 2023

KTM take over CFMoto distribution for UK and Ireland from 2023

KTM have agreed a deal to take over the distribution of CFMoto bikes in the UK and Ireland from January 2023. The relationship between the two brands has been flourishing for some time, having...

Litelok's angle-grinder resistant lock you can put in your rucksack

Litelok's angle-grinder resistant lock you can put in your rucksack

Security specialists Litelock say their new X1 Moto D-lock offers the perfect combination – maximum strength in a compact, lightweight and portable design. The X1 has been engineered to withstand...

The Famous James: Brit firm looking for investor to put it back on the map

The Famous James: Brit firm looking for investor to put it back on the map

There’s no shortage of reborn historic brands from the heyday of British motorcycling on the market at the moment. Brough, Triumph, Royal Enfield, Norton and (more recently) BSA are all trying to tap...

Track-only KTM RC 8C goes on a diet and gains more power for 2023

Track-only KTM RC 8C goes on a diet and gains more power for 2023

KTM are aiming for faster lap times and greater control with their 2023 KTM RC 8C, which boasts seven more horsepower, upgraded electronics, and more weight-saving solutions. The track-only...

E-bike’s throttle goes both ways: Clever tech makes new Swedish retro extra-easy to ride

E-bike’s throttle goes both ways: Clever tech makes new Swedish retro extra-easy to ride

Twisting the grip one way to go faster and closing it to slow down might sound obvious, but Swedish firm RGNT’s ‘One Throttle Drive’ or OTD for short takes that a step further by dialling in regen...