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Video: Kawasaki 'Ninja 1000SX' gets a host of changes for 2020

Video: Kawasaki 'Ninja 1000SX' gets a host of changes for 2020

Kawasaki’s hugely popular Z1000SX sports-tourer is getting a host of updates for 2020 including a name change – to 'Ninja 1000SX'. An ever-present fixture in Britain’s top 10 best-sellers chart since...

Triumph pay tribute to Bud Ekins with special T100 and T120

Triumph pay tribute to Bud Ekins with special T100 and T120

Triumph are paying tribute to legendary Hollywood stuntman and off-road racer, Bud Ekins, with two special edition Triumph Bonnevilles for 2020. Based on the existing standard T100 and T120, the...

Bobber is latest Triumph to get the Factory Custom treatment

Bobber is latest Triumph to get the Factory Custom treatment

The Triumph Bobber TFC is the latest in the British firm's range of Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) models, following hot on the heels of the special edition Thruxton and Rocket 3, launched earlier this...

Revised Honda Rebel relaunches as rather more reserved ride

Revised Honda Rebel relaunches as rather more reserved ride

Honda have revamped the Rebel with revised suspension, full LED lighting, a new gear position indicator, slipper clutch and a more comfortable seat. The new bike was unveiled at Eicma this evening as...

Production begins on 2020 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and standard models

Production begins on 2020 MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro and standard models

A year on from showing their first concept model at Eicma 2018, MV Agusta have now confirmed production has begun on their retro-inspired Superveloce 800 range. Consisting of a premium, £24,190...

MV Agusta aim for 2020 super naked glory with bonkers Brutale 1000RR

MV Agusta aim for 2020 super naked glory with bonkers Brutale 1000RR

In a 2020 model launch season seemingly overrun with powerful super nakeds, the latest is the mass-produced version of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR, which follows the limited-run Serie Oro, first...

Zapp i300 pricing revealed along with novel £19/week ownership model

Zapp i300 pricing revealed along with novel £19/week ownership model

Pricing and full spec details have been revealed for the Zapp i300 – a British-designed electric maxi scooter that is built in Thailand and is set to hit UK roads later in 2019. Related: top electric...

Yamaha reveal 2020 FJR1300AS/AE Ultimate Edition

Yamaha reveal 2020 FJR1300AS/AE Ultimate Edition

Presumably in a bid to clear the decks of soon-to-be non Euro-compliant stocks, Yamaha have announced an Ultimate Edition of their long-serving FJR1300 sports tourer. Powered by the same 1298cc...

Yamaha reveal sportiest-ever TMAX models for 2020

Yamaha reveal sportiest-ever TMAX models for 2020

Yamaha have revealed their sportiest-ever TMAX 560 for 2020, gaining a larger-capacity Euro5-compliant engine, alongside revised styling and tweaked suspension for a more engaging riding...

Yamaha Tracer 700 gets aggressive makeover

Yamaha Tracer 700 gets aggressive makeover

Yamaha have unveiled the 2020 version of their do-it-all middleweight, the Yamaha Tracer 700. As well as a number of styling tweaks, the bike will feature the firm’s first Euro5 version of the CP2...

R5K members make special events out of European miles

R5K members make special events out of European miles

With mid-summer sun now a mere memory, #R5K members have taken to Europe in an attempt to enjoy some late-season heat while bolstering their mileage totals. For some it’s a last chance for a ride...

Multiple speed record holder Zef Eisenberg awarded prestigious Simms Medal

Multiple speed record holder Zef Eisenberg awarded prestigious Simms Medal

Multiple two and four-wheeled speed record holder, Zef Eisenberg, has been awarded The Simms Medal by the Royal Automobile Club for his 'outstanding contribution to motoring innovation.' Presented to...

PC Andrew Harper ride of respect raises over £18,000

PC Andrew Harper ride of respect raises over £18,000

Thousands of bikers have raised over £18,000 in a ride of respect for PC Andrew Harper who was killed on duty earlier this year. The rideout was organised by 31-year-old hairdresser, Sian Sloper, from...

Lyndon Poskitt goes on tour

Lyndon Poskitt goes on tour

Globetrotting adventurer and rally racer Lyndon Poskitt is hosting a series of talks up and down the country promising an evening of fun anecdotes and the odd story of daring do. If you’re not...

BMW release second teaser video

BMW release second teaser video

BMW have released a second teaser video ahead of the Eicma motorcycle show in November. The video shows a fleeting glimpse of two motorbikes as they flash past a camera, sending it rolling across the...

BSB riders join the chase to ride5000miles

BSB riders join the chase to ride5000miles

Despite the thrill of racing bikes professionally, a number of British championship riders have been enjoying serious road miles this year, too. "I just love motorbikes and even on a weekend off from...

Mutt unveil GT variant of their chic 125

Mutt unveil GT variant of their chic 125

Mutt Motorcycles have unveiled their latest ultra-cool, small capacity machine and they say it is a 125 tourer. The Grand Tourer Super Single, or GT-SS has a sleek 17-litre tank to keep you running...

Honda reveal small updates to 2020 Gold Wing line-up

Honda reveal small updates to 2020 Gold Wing line-up

Honda have today announced a series of small updates to their Gold Wing touring line-up for 2020, including revised fuelling and greater passenger comfort. Receiving a major revamp in 2018, including...

Ducati add cheaper Scrambler Icon Dark to 2020 range

Ducati add cheaper Scrambler Icon Dark to 2020 range

Ducati have today announced a new Scrambler Icon Dark model will be joining their 2020 line-up, aimed at providing a more affordable entry-point to their retro range. Based on the existing £8295 803cc...

New Ducati Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour breaks cover

New Ducati Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour breaks cover

The 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260S GT (Grand Tour) was revealed today at Ducati World Premiere in Rimini, and the biggest is news is what's missing - there's no radar-guided cruise control. This...

2020 Ducati Panigale V2: The story

2020 Ducati Panigale V2: The story

We've ridden this new bike on road and track, so don't forget to check out our 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 review on MCN. The Ducati Panigale V2 is a new name for the 959. It gets a completely new design...

Yamaha unveil new leaning three-wheeled scooter

Yamaha unveil new leaning three-wheeled scooter

Yamaha have revealed a new three-wheeled scooter for 2020 based on their 2018 3CT prototype. The Tricity 300 will use design principals from the firm’s existing three-wheeled models, the Tricity 125...

Chrome-covered Kawasaki W800 adds touch of class to 2020 range

Chrome-covered Kawasaki W800 adds touch of class to 2020 range

Kawasaki’s 2020 range is not all going to be about brute force and horsepower, with a classy-looking new W800 being added to the existing Street and Café models. The new arrival has a 19in front...

2020 Indian Challenger engine details revealed

2020 Indian Challenger engine details revealed

Indian have revealed details of their new PowerPlus V-twin engine - a motor that will appear in the 2020 Challenger. This 1769cc lump generates 119bhp and 131ft-lb of torque, but apparently pays...

Government announces plans to introduce green licence plates for electric vehicles

Government announces plans to introduce green licence plates for electric vehicles

The Department for Transport have today announced a consultation into the idea of introducing green number plates for zero-emissions vehicles. Part of a larger plan to achieve net zero emissions by...

MCN sponsors Parkers Awards Van of the Year 2020 - and the winner is...

MCN sponsors Parkers Awards Van of the Year 2020 - and the winner is...

Sister title and consumer car, van and pickup review experts Parkers has announced its list of winners in this year's Parkers Awards. MCN sponsored the trio of van categories - small, medium and large...

Updated: Harley-Davidson resume production of LiveWire

Updated: Harley-Davidson resume production of LiveWire

Harley-Davidson have resumed production of their first electric motorbike, the LiveWire after a 'non-standard condition' paused the project and left owners unable to charge their bikes at home. "After...

RMK E2 electric motorbike, including hubless rear wheel, will make series production

RMK E2 electric motorbike, including hubless rear wheel, will make series production

Finnish firm RMK are going to reveal a production-ready version of their E2 electric motorbike in Milan at the Eicma show in November. It's set to launch with the unusual hubless rear drive system...

Yamaha unveil 2020 MT-125

Yamaha unveil 2020 MT-125

Yamaha have unveiled the 2020 version of their A1-friendly naked, the MT-125. The updated model features similar styling and headlight to the recently unveiled MT-03 and also boasts an LCD dash. Read...

Heat up your Royal Enfield 650 with S&S kit

Heat up your Royal Enfield 650 with S&S kit

Tuning specialists S&S have worked their magic on Royal Enfield’s 650 twins, turning them from retro rumblers to burbling brutes. The Indian-built roadsters have proved hugely popular since going...

Team Classic Suzuki Katana's final fling

Team Classic Suzuki Katana's final fling

In the Team Classic Suzuki Katana’s tender three year life it’s been crashed, set on fire, finished on podiums, travelled all over Europe, Down Under to Phillip Island and the Classic TT. Paraded and...

R5Ker tackles 48 states in 48 days for air ambulance service

R5Ker tackles 48 states in 48 days for air ambulance service

A 61-year-old Brit has ridden across all 48 contiguous (connected) US states in just 48 days to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Gordon Wilson, a retired senior lecturer from...

Yamaha charge towards electric with trio of battery-powered concepts

Yamaha charge towards electric with trio of battery-powered concepts

Yamaha have unveiled three electric motorbike concepts that could be the perfect city runarounds.  Related: electric motorbikes coming soon Unveiled ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, which starts...

Dates announced for World Ducati Week 2020

Dates announced for World Ducati Week 2020

The dates for World Ducati Week 2020 have been announced this morning, with over 90,000 Ducati enthusiasts expected to attend the biennial event. Occurring at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli...

Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Global motorcycling adventurer, Steph Jeavons, has arrived home in Wales, having lead an all-female riding troop along a 2300km (1429-mile) ride to Mount Everest Base Camp. Setting off on Sunday, 15...

Biking duo prepare for charity epic in a bid to raise £53k

Biking duo prepare for charity epic in a bid to raise £53k

Two #ride5000miles members from Willington, County Durham, are hoping to break a world record by riding to 50 countries in 20 days in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Having previously completed two...