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2017 retro bike of the year: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

2017 retro bike of the year: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

Launched in June it arrived fashionably late, but the new BMW R nineT UrbanG/S has come straight into our number one top slot– immediately establishingitself as our favourite retro of 2017. Like the...

First ride incoming: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

First ride incoming: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

If you are into your G/S models, or GS models depending on the vintage of your bike, then you will probably have been as excited as us when BMW pulled the covers off their latest R nineT model – the...

2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

Before I rode the Versys-X 300 there were a few potential issues that I was concerned about – namely the tall 845mm seat height and the screen’s lack of adjustability. I know these may seem small...

Gallery: Rocking retros

Gallery: Rocking retros

If you want to have a chilled ride, one or two up, a modern classic should do the trick.  MCN contributor Jon Urry put the theory to the test with Honda's CB1100 EX, BMW's R nineT Pure and...

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 first ride incoming

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 first ride incoming

Not every adventure has to be to the furthest flung corners of the world and this year we are starting to see the rise of the mini adventure bike – small capacity machines that offer all of the...

Ducati 1299 Superleggera: The most savage superbike ever

Ducati 1299 Superleggera: The most savage superbike ever

Ducati’s new £72,000 1299 Superleggera is the world's most powerful production twin-cylinder. Related: 2020 Ducati V4 Superleggera revealed The 215bhp carbon fibre beast weighs just 156kg dry,...

First ride: Egli Fritz W.1300

First ride: Egli Fritz W.1300

Swiss chassis builder Egli have been crafting frames for over 100 years, but the Fritz W.1300– named after founding father Fritz Egli – is their first new bike for nearly 30 years. It features a...

Gallery: Extreme bikes on extreme roads

Gallery: Extreme bikes on extreme roads

Aprilia’s new Tuono 1100 V4 Factory, the BMW S1000R Sport, KTM 1290 Super Duke R and the Yamaha MT-10SP are the hardest, most extreme super-nakeds money can buy. The new machines rival sportsbikes...

Gallery: Might-TE machines

Gallery: Might-TE machines

Entering a BMW showroom can be a confusing affair. These are bikes sold with myriad options and each has its own bamboozling acronym. But there is a way to simplify the whole process - just tick the...

Gallery: Electric boogaloo

Gallery: Electric boogaloo

The future is electric. It's a statement often trotted out as we search for evergreener solutions to our increasingly finite resources of black gold and rapidly multiplying transport woes - especially...

Gallery: Cleverly priced, punchy middleweights

Gallery: Cleverly priced, punchy middleweights

There was a time when entry- level middleweights were lacking in power and X-factor. Machines like Kawasaki’s Zephyr 550 and Suzuki’s GS500 remain supremely easy to forget. But over the years this...

First ride: 2017 KTM RC125 - “There’s no denying the fun factor”

First ride: 2017 KTM RC125 - “There’s no denying the fun factor”

The RC125 gets minor updates for 2017, and doesn’t get the kitchen sink thrown at it like the new 125 Duke. Changes are restricted to a tweaked Euro4 engine, featuring the same new side-mount exhaust...

First ride: Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

First ride: Harley-Davidson Freewheeler

Harley-Davidson are no newcomers to trikes. In fact, with their utility Servicar in production between 1932 and 1975, followed by the luxurious Tri Glide Ultra Classic from 2009 (basically an Electra...

First ride: 2017 KTM RC390 – Getting RC

First ride: 2017 KTM RC390 – Getting RC

KTM have moved their racy RC390 into the Euro4 era with ride-by-wire, a new side-mounted exhaust, a bellypan and, er… that’s about it. The £5099 race replica doesn’t feature the swathe of updates...

Cheap scoots: Honda SH125 vs Kymco Agility City

Cheap scoots: Honda SH125 vs Kymco Agility City

Sticking two fingers up to the daily grind...We all know 125cc scooters are practical, cheap to run and a cinch to ride, but let’s not forget they’re fun, too. Here's how we got on when put Honda's...

New tyre review: Avon Spirit ST

New tyre review: Avon Spirit ST

Avon’s new range-topping sports touring tyre comes with improved all-weather performance, durability...and a new name.  The Spirit ST is an evolution of the current Storm 3D X-M, which will stay...

Honda CRF250 Rally: A great lightweight adventure bike

Honda CRF250 Rally: A great lightweight adventure bike

Building on the growing appetite for adventure, Honda have launched the funky CRF250 Rally. Capitalising on the overwhelming success of the new Africa Twin and the kudos gained from becoming front...

Gallery: Yamaha MT-10SP vs KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Gallery: Yamaha MT-10SP vs KTM 1290 Super Duke R

The Yamaha MT-10SP uses the latest semi-active electronic suspension from Ohlins to adjust itself to your ride, giving you maximum grip, stability, comfort and support, no matter what the road...