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Kawasaki Versys 650 gets big bike makeover for 2022

Kawasaki Versys 650 gets big bike makeover for 2022

Kawasaki’s popular, twin cylinder all-rounder, the Versys 650, is getting a significant makeover for 2022. Related articles on MCN Kawasaki Z650RS review Kawasaki Z650 review Kawasaki Ninja 650 Most...

New Ninja on the radar: Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 SX flagship gets major makeover for 2022

New Ninja on the radar: Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 SX flagship gets major makeover for 2022

Say ‘hello’ to the new supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX, the bike which, due to a raft of revisions including being the first Japanese machine to adopt Bosch’s advanced radar-guided electronics, is,...

Carbon-clad Bimota KB4 retro sportsbike finally ready for the road

Carbon-clad Bimota KB4 retro sportsbike finally ready for the road

After almost two years of development shots, hushed conversations, and spoon-fed details, Bimota have finally revealed their finished '70s-inspired KB4 retro sportsbike at the Eicma trade show in...

Royal Enfield SG650 concept: A new direction for much-loved company

Royal Enfield SG650 concept: A new direction for much-loved company

This radical, 650cc, twin cylinder concept cruiser has been created by Royal Enfield to explore possible directions the Indian company’s future bikes might take. Called the SG650, it’s based on the...

Katana sharpened! Suzuki roadster gets 2022 engine and electronics updates

Katana sharpened! Suzuki roadster gets 2022 engine and electronics updates

Suzuki’s popular retro-inspired Katana roadster has got a significant makeover for 2022 to gain more power, improved electronics, uprated dash, new colours and more! Originally introduced in 2019 as a...

Full details: New Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello breaks cover at Eicma

Full details: New Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello breaks cover at Eicma

Moto Guzzi have released more details on the V100 Mandello, which signifies a huge step forward for the brand. Best known for their low-tech retro machines of late, the new V100 is the most...

Aprilia updates RS660, Tuono and unveils all-new scooters

Aprilia updates RS660, Tuono and unveils all-new scooters

Aprilia has brought out two new versions of its popular Tuono 660 and RS660 sportsbike, as well as all-new 125 and 200cc scooters. The Tuono 660 (pictured above) is now available in ‘Factory’ trim,...

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype unveiled

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype unveiled

Yamaha have unveiled a radical off-road focused concept based on the popular Ténéré 700 that they say "is just the beginning".  The Ténéré 700 has been an incredibly successful bike for Yamaha...

Hornet returns! Honda revive legendary naked bike name for surprise concept at Eicma

Hornet returns! Honda revive legendary naked bike name for surprise concept at Eicma

Honda have announced plans to revive the iconic Hornet name - revealing a surprise naked bike concept at the Eicma trade show, in Milan. The Japanese firm delivered the announcement at the end of...

Elefants in the room: MV Agusta borrow a slice of Cagiva’s Dakar racing heritage for two new adventure bikes

Elefants in  the room: MV Agusta borrow a slice of Cagiva’s Dakar racing heritage for two new adventure bikes

MV Agusta have dived headfirst into the adventure bike market, revealing two mud-plugging models inspired by the Dakar Rally success of the Cagiva Elefant. Related articles on MCN MV Agusta Turismo...

Ready for small ADVenture? Honda unveil 350 version of their adventure scooter

Ready for small ADVenture? Honda unveil 350 version of their adventure scooter

Meet the new Honda ADV350, a scooter the Japanese firm say is conceived to mix the sophistication and practicality of a conventional, mid-range scooter with a fashionable rugged style as inspired by...

Honda gives Fireblade major improvements for 2022 and 30th Anniversary SP fully unveiled

Honda gives Fireblade major improvements for 2022 and 30th Anniversary SP fully unveiled

There wasn’t much wrong with Honda’s CBR1000RR-R and SP superbikes – they were brand-new just two years ago, after all – but Honda has improved them anyway. Related articles on MCN Honda CBR1000RR-R...

New Yamaha MT-10 SP raises the bar: Latest Ohlins suspension leads changes to Japan’s top super naked

New Yamaha MT-10 SP raises the bar: Latest Ohlins suspension leads changes to Japan’s top super naked

Following Yamaha’s recent unveiling of a virtually all-new MT-10 super naked with six extra bhp, refreshed styling, improved brakes and new TFT dash, comes this even higher spec SP version. Related...

Kenyan-built Opibus expected to cost under a grand

Kenyan-built Opibus expected to cost under a grand

This rugged two-wheeler might not win any beauty contests but it could change the world by being the first electric bike built in Africa with the idea of being so affordable and practical it could...

Affordable Mutt FSR125 and 250 get racier wheels, styling and more

Affordable Mutt FSR125 and 250 get racier wheels, styling and more

UK firm Mutt Motorcycles have unveiled two updated FSR models. Still based around a Chinese-built, old-school air-cooled single in either 125cc/12bhp or 250cc/21bhp guises, the two bikes are the...

BSB R1s will hit the road: 10 Mackenzie replicas are being built

BSB R1s will hit the road: 10 Mackenzie replicas are being built

If you ever fancied a true replica of a BSB championship-winning machine – now’s your chance! A special run of 10 replicas of Tarran ‘Taz’ Mackenzie’s 2021 BSB-winning Yamaha R1 are to be built, each...

Semi-active super naked: KTM reveal 1290 Super Duke R Evo with electronic WP springs

Semi-active super naked: KTM reveal 1290 Super Duke R Evo with electronic WP springs

KTM are updating their snarling V-twin 1290 Super Duke R range for 2022, revealing a new Evo model complete with WP semi-active suspension. Already impressively damped in standard trim, thanks to full...

Yamaha TMAX goes to the max! Top-spec scoot gets more tech and a major restyle

Yamaha TMAX goes to the max! Top-spec scoot gets more tech and a major restyle

Yamaha have updated their flagship maxi-scooter, the TMAX Tech Max, for 2022 with sportier looks and bang up-to-date tech. The front-end is now more muscular with reshaped and higher headlights and...

BMW’s R18 cruiser turned into tasty café racer in tie-up with Japanese custom king

BMW’s R18 cruiser turned into tasty café racer in tie-up with Japanese custom king

This ‘sport endurance’ version of BMW’s R18 cruiser is the latest one-off custom to be made out of collaboration between the German firm and some of the world’s leading bike builders. Related articles...

Going, going, gone! World's Fastest Bobber sells for £38k

Going, going, gone! World's Fastest Bobber sells for £38k

This radical, supercharged, nitrous-injected Triumph Bonneville Bobber sold for a whopping £38,000 last week. The bike, claimed to be the 'world’s fastest bobber' was built by Midlands custom Triumph...

Team Classic Suzuki to campaign GSX-R750 SRAD racer

Team Classic Suzuki to campaign GSX-R750 SRAD racer

Team Classic Suzuki have turned the clocks back to 1996 and introduced a gorgeous GSX-R750 SRAD racer, ready to compete in future international classic meetings. The bike is based around a former...

The everyday Streetfighter? Ducati's new V2 takes tech from baby Panigale

The everyday Streetfighter? Ducati's new V2 takes tech from baby Panigale

Ducati are broadening the appeal of their Streetfighter line-up for 2022, revealing a more approachable £14,995 V2 model based on the Panigale V2 sportsbike. It’s been almost two years since Ducati...

The full SP: Ducati launch blacked-out lightweight Streetfighter V4 SP

The full SP: Ducati launch blacked-out lightweight Streetfighter V4 SP

Ducati have launched their most bonkers super naked to date – a lighter version of the Streetfighter V4 S boasting an exclusive paintjob, single seat and components taken from the Superleggera V4...

LiteLok take lightweight motorbike security to the next level

LiteLok take lightweight motorbike security to the next level

Lightweight motorcycle security specialists LiteLok have unveiled their latest product, the Core Moto. Rather than aiming to be impervious to attack, the LiteLok is intended to be as secure as...

Honda reinvent the superbike: Composite and cast alloy monocoque patent revealed

Honda reinvent the superbike: Composite and cast alloy monocoque patent revealed

It’s been more than 35 years since the Suzuki GSX-R750 laid the template that almost every Japanese superbike still follows – but Honda have been hard at work creating a machine that might topple the...

For a limited time only: Triumph unveil three new special editions

For a limited time only: Triumph unveil three new special editions

Triumph have unveiled a raft of new special editions based on the Rocket 3 R and GT, Thruxton RS and Street Twin models. Although the numbers won’t be limited, each of the specials will only be on...

New heads-up helmet display tech has almost limitless potential

New heads-up helmet display tech has almost limitless potential

Swiss firm Aegis Rider AG is using augmented reality to create a helmet that seamlessly integrates information into the view ahead. It’s an idea with virtually limitless potential, from providing...

Rebooted Yamaha XSR900 retro packs a bigger punch

Rebooted Yamaha XSR900 retro packs a bigger punch

Following the fully-revised 2021 MT-09 roadster comes Yamaha’s new 2022 XSR900 - the retro-styled sister bike to the popular MT triple. And, with more power, a much improved lighter yet stronger...

Star Wars-inspired Royal Enfield Meteor 350 leads a tide of custom builds

Star Wars-inspired Royal Enfield Meteor 350 leads a tide of custom builds

Heritage bike brand Royal Enfield are aiming to kick off a new wave of custom builds with this brand new, one-off, Star Wars-influenced version of their Meteor 350. Called 'The Starship Meteor' it was...

Rotary revival: 220bhp, £85,000 Crighton CR700W track bike launched

Rotary revival: 220bhp, £85,000 Crighton CR700W track bike launched

This rotary-powered, ultra-exotic, limited edition track bike is the just-unveiled CR700W – the latest project of former Norton rotary racing genius Brian Crighton. And, with a whopping 220bhp from...

Norden arrives: Husqvarna 901 adventurer set for on and off-road exploration from 2022

Norden arrives: Husqvarna 901 adventurer set for on and off-road exploration from 2022

After almost two years of spy shots, and video teasers Husqvarna have finally lifted the covers off their hotly anticipated Norden 901 adventure bike. Based on the pre-existing KTM 890 Adventure...

Norton V4SV: New Norton’s new superbike unveiled

Norton V4SV: New Norton’s new superbike unveiled

Norton have given us the first images and details of their redesigned flagship superbike, which they say is ‘all-new and re-engineered’ to be the ‘most luxurious British superbike ever created’. Now...

Lexmoto LS-N 125 naked takes aim at its premium rivals

Lexmoto LS-N 125 naked takes aim at its premium rivals

Small capacity Chinese bike specialists Lexmoto are taking aim at the premium end of the learner-legal sports naked market – revealing a new £3799 LS-N 125 complete with mobile connectivity, an LCD...

BMW's K1600 tourers get ultra-modern dash, suspension and more

BMW's K1600 tourers get ultra-modern dash, suspension and more

BMW have given their six-cylinder K1600 tourer family a big (and probably overdue) boost for 2022 with updated engines, improved suspension, LED lights, uprated music and, best of all, a massive,...

Multistrada reaches its peak: Ducati all-rounder gets uprated chassis, electronics and more

Multistrada reaches its peak: Ducati all-rounder gets uprated chassis, electronics and more

These are the first official pictures of the new, performance-enhanced, Pikes Peak version of Ducati’s already brilliant Multistrada V4. We've ridden it: Ducati Multilstrada V4 Pikes Peak...

Bike modifications that lead to increased emissions ‘likely to be outlawed’

Bike modifications that lead to increased emissions ‘likely to be outlawed’

The Department for Transport (DfT) has clarified its position on the anti tampering proposals it revealed recently in a meeting with the National Motorcyclists Council (NMC). The wording of the...