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Harley-Davidson up their game with new flat track and café concepts

Harley-Davidson up their game with new flat track and café concepts

Filings from the European patent office have confirmed that Harley-Davidson are moving forward with two bikes powered by their new water-cooled engine that follow classic flat track and café racer...

Under the skin of the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R: lighter, faster and much more expensive

Under the skin of the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R: lighter, faster and much more expensive

KTM have reignited our excitement for the 2020 890 Duke R with a new short film on YouTube debuted on Tuesday, March 31; detailing its place and purpose in the middleweight segment, as well...

Damon Motorcycles bring in tech and expertise from Alta and Mission

Damon Motorcycles bring in tech and expertise from Alta and Mission

Canadian electric bike newcomers, Damon have released details of two new versions of their Hypersport model, the Arctic Sun and the Midnight Sun. The two new model variants are the latest premium...

Spy shots: 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT looks to gain chassis and engine from 2020 Super Duke R

Spy shots: 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT looks to gain chassis and engine from 2020 Super Duke R

KTM’s raucous 1290 Super Duke GT looks set to receive a revised chassis and new Euro5-friendly engine courtesy of the 2020 Super Duke R, after fresh spy shots revealed test rider Jeremy McWilliams...

Watch: Ducati Superleggera V4 hot lap of Portimao

Watch: Ducati Superleggera V4 hot lap of Portimao

Ducati have released an onboard video of test rider, Alessandro Valia taking the Superleggera V4 for a spin around Portimao in Portugal. Unlike the short track action video they released before where...

Ducati Streetfighter V4: the story

Ducati Streetfighter V4: the story

We've had a chance to ride this new hyper-naked now, so check out our Ducati Streetfighter V4 review, or read on for the full story of this wild new bike.  Ducati Streetfighter V4: bonkers 220hp...

Bare-bones Beemer: Pared back BMW R18 spied in testing

Bare-bones Beemer: Pared back BMW R18 spied in testing

Spyshots have emerged of what appears to be a stripped back version of BMW’s upcoming R18 cruiser. Taking aim directly at Harley-Davidson’s Heritage models, the classic-looking machine has a tall...

The Cake Kalk INK brings similar performance to road-going Kalk& for a big saving

The Cake Kalk INK brings similar performance to road-going Kalk& for a big saving

Swedish electric bike makers Cake have added another machine to their range, focussing heavily on reducing the cost. The new Kalk INK is £4000 cheaper than the Kalk& - a bike we’ve...

Four on tour: Spyshots show Ducati's Multistrada V4 is almost finished

Four on tour: Spyshots show Ducati's Multistrada V4 is almost finished

New spyshots have emerged that finally confirm Ducati are working on a V4 Multistrada and it appears to be nearly ready. As well as a new engine, the machine has a new chassis and a full suite of...

Giant plans for mini adventurer: middleweight Honda Africa Twin model incoming

Giant plans for mini adventurer: middleweight Honda Africa Twin model incoming

Honda are working on a small-capacity Africa Twin to muscle in on a lucrative segment of the adventure bike market. The new twin will be one of three models based on a modular platform, MCN sources...

Long ranger: Husqvarna 701LR price announced

Long ranger: Husqvarna 701LR price announced

Husqvarna’s adventure ready 701LR has arrived in dealers priced at £10,699 – just £900 more than the standard model. The 701LR has an additional 12-litre front petrol tank on top of the standard...

Learner leccy: 50cc-equivalent Super Soco TSx arrives in dealers

Learner leccy: 50cc-equivalent Super Soco TSx arrives in dealers

Introducing the Super Soco TSx: A 50cc-equivalent electric motorbike, designed for young riders from 16-years-old, that's just arrived in dealers.  Although missing the charming 'ding' and blue...

Back in black: Indian work the Bobber treatment on the entry-level Scout Sixty

Back in black: Indian work the Bobber treatment on the entry-level Scout Sixty

Indian have released a smaller capacity and cheaper version of their brilliant Scout Bobber, making that cool blacked out styling available to everyone. This is Indian’s second 'Sixty' model, so named...

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

The retro-inspired L-plate-friendly Bullit Bluroc 125 will hit dealers on Monday, March 9 costing just £1999. The bike will be released alondside a 250cc, V-twin version, too. Revealed on...

Giving A2 riders the Vs: Bullit Bluroc 250 is firm's first V-twin and biggest model to date

Giving A2 riders the Vs: Bullit Bluroc 250 is firm's first V-twin and biggest model to date

The Bullit Bluroc 250 becomes the largest capacity model in the Belgian firm’s range and is released alongside the 125cc version unveiled in November last year. Hot on the heels of the Bullit Hero 50...

Limited Edition version of Honda Forza 300 added to 2020 line-up

Limited Edition version of Honda Forza 300 added to 2020 line-up

A special Honda Forza 300 Limited Edition model has been added for 2020; retaining the same engine, geometry and styling package revealed in 2018 and pairing them with new colours, stitching, top...

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard offers clean slate for customisers

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard offers clean slate for customisers

Harley-Davidson have added a new model to their Softail range and it’s the cheapest way to own the brand’s ‘big twin’ Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. The Softail Standard is intended as a blank canvas to...

Retro banger: Mash X-Ride Classic 650

Retro banger: Mash X-Ride Classic 650

Fancy classic ’70s Yamaha XT500 or even retro Ducati Scrambler style but at a fraction of the price? Say hello to the Mash X-Ride Classic 650 - the latest from the retro bike specialists, and a...

Bullit Hero 50 shoots into dealers: price and spec announced

Bullit Hero 50 shoots into dealers: price and spec announced

The Bullit Hero 50 is a scaled down version of the Belgian firm’s Hero 125 retro scrambler and it’s in dealers now priced at £2199. The new bike adopts the same cool, café scrambler style as its big...

Slimmer, meaner Triumph Tiger 1200 spied in testing

Slimmer, meaner Triumph Tiger 1200 spied in testing

This is our first look at the 2021 Triumph Tiger 1200. With the new Tiger 900 seriously impressing on the launch, these spy pics suggest Triumph are planning to pull the same trick with the larger...

Mad-looking Lazareth goes on sale for £84k

Mad-looking Lazareth goes on sale for £84k

This wacky, four-wheeled, leaning quad, powered by a 998cc Yamaha R1 motor, is the LM 410, the latest creation from madcap French custom builder Ludovic Lazareth. Costing €100,000 (£84,116),...

Fully faired Zero SR/S revealed in leaked teaser video

Fully faired Zero SR/S revealed in leaked teaser video

MCN has ridden the new 2020 Zero SR/S in prototype form here. As expected, the SR/S is based heavily on the existing SR/F naked roadster – with the same ZF75-10 motor, ZF14.4kWh lithium-ion...

Video interview: Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001

Video interview: Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001

As its understated name subtly hints at, the AMB 001 is the first collaboration between Aston Martin and Brough Superior. Two of Britain’s most famous automotive brands have united to produce what’s...

Fully loaded: A2-ready Aprilia RS660 will have same high spec as standard bike

Fully loaded: A2-ready Aprilia RS660 will have same high spec as standard bike

Aprilia have confirmed that their incoming RS660 will be available in an A2 licence compliant version. The claimed 95bhp iteration will be electronically restricted via the ECU and will still feature...

Cheaper 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 R gets two-way quickshifter as standard

Cheaper 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 R gets two-way quickshifter as standard

After predicting its arrival last week, we can now fully reveal the significantly updated 2020 Triumph Street Triple R. The 'mid-spec' version of its hugely-popular 765cc streetfighter is now...

Medley maker: Piaggio updates 125 scooter

Medley maker: Piaggio updates 125 scooter

There's a revised Piaggio Medley scooter range on the way for 2020; with a new sporty look and plenty of room for your shopping, too. The new bike has the latest generation liquid-cooled four-stroke...

Harley-Davidson's custom department creates extra special CVO Road Glide

Harley-Davidson's custom department creates extra special CVO Road Glide

Harley-Davidson have unveiled a new limited-production, super-premium model for 2020, the CVO Road Glide. CVO stands for Custom Vehicles Operation and is Harley’s premium bike building division, which...

2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite pumps up the volume and the price-tag

2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite pumps up the volume and the price-tag

Introducing the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite: a special £35,499 version of the standard Roadmaster, boasting a lavish hand-finished paint job, lashings of chrome and a new sound system that’s a...

Return of a legend: new Hayabusa spied in Suzuki patent leaks

Return of a legend: new Hayabusa spied in Suzuki patent leaks

For more than a year now it’s been impossible to buy a brand new Suzuki Hayabusa in Europe after the legendary hyperbike failed to meet Euro4 emissions limits – but it’s not gone forever. Suzuki...

Super-scoot! Italjet confirm Dragster production will begin in Italy in May

Super-scoot! Italjet confirm Dragster production will begin in Italy in May

It has been confirmed this morning that the 2020 Italjet Dragster will begin production in Italy in May.  Speaking in a statement, Italjet President and CEO, Massimo Tartarini said: "The Dragster...

Special MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR for TheArsenale to be limited to one unit

Special MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR for TheArsenale to be limited to one unit

A special-edition version of the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR has been built in celebration of luxury goods website, TheArsenale. Using the latest version of the Dragster as a base and produced as a...

Harley-Davidson celebrate 30 years of the Fat Boy with blacked-out special edition

Harley-Davidson celebrate 30 years of the Fat Boy with blacked-out special edition

In celebration of 30 years of production, Harley-Davidson have revealed a new Fat Boy special edition, limited to 2500 units. With each bike’s tank fitted with a unique serial number plate for...

Subtly sharpened 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro revealed

Subtly sharpened 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro revealed

Meet the all-new 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 twins - the Pro and the Sport Pro. Related: Best street scramblers and soft-roaders Both get a new exhaust, shorter rear mudguard, an improved seat and a...

Triumph confirm Bajaj collaboration to build all-new mid-capacity range

Triumph confirm Bajaj collaboration to build all-new mid-capacity range

Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto India have formally commenced a long term, non-equity partnership to build a brand-new range of mid-capacity motorcycles that will bolster Triumph’s fortunes in...

Pricing revealed for Mile-munching Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

Pricing revealed for Mile-munching Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

The fun, quirky and characterful Moto Guzzi V85 TT retro-adventure has proved so successful it’s spun-off this new ‘Travel’ version, and in January 2020 pricing was revealed. It's set to start at...

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory gets electronic Öhlins; £900 premium over 2019 model

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory gets electronic Öhlins; £900 premium over 2019 model

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory has finally been given Öhlins electronic suspension, and a price tag up £900 from the 2019 bike.  Its Smart EC 2.0 system is different to that of the Tuono...