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Sharper Kawasaki Z900 SE gets improved suspension and more stopping power

Sharper Kawasaki Z900 SE gets improved suspension and more stopping power

Kawasaki’s Z900 naked is getting the SE treatment; with the more premium model complete with better Brembo brakes, revised forks, and an Öhlins shock joining the line-up in December 2021. Starting up...

T is for Tiger: new Triumph 1200 will get T-plane crank

T is for Tiger: new Triumph 1200 will get T-plane crank

The new Triumph Tiger 1200 will get the T-plane crank and firing order first used in the firm’s Tiger 900. Triumph fed us this latest tidbit of information along with fresh images of the bike in...

All the fun of the fairing: Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR unveiled

All the fun of the fairing: Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR unveiled

Triumph are no strangers to building thoroughly modern bikes that draw on styling inspiration from yesteryear and that’s exactly what they’ve done with this new Speed Triple 1200 RR. Related articles...

Moto Guzzi celebrate 100 years with new V100 Mandello

Moto Guzzi celebrate 100 years with new V100 Mandello

Moto Guzzi have been celebrating their 100 year anniversary in style: first some special editions, next a new factory and now a whole new bike. But not just any bike - a bike that takes a giant step...

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 hit dealers on Monday, March 9 2020 costing just £1999. It was released alongside a 250cc, V-twin version. Related: Learn to ride...

Hubless Verge TS electric combines super-efficient performance with next-gen looks

Hubless Verge TS electric combines super-efficient performance with next-gen looks

Hot from the continent comes the Verge TS – a hubless electric bike that could change the way we think about motorcycle design. Verge are a Finnish company, previously known as RMK (see below), who...

Room for a little 1: Piaggio announce £2500 E-scooter aimed at teens

Room for a little 1: Piaggio announce £2500 E-scooter aimed at teens

Piaggio have unveiled a new electric scooter that’s specifically aimed at being an easy and affordable transport option for youngsters. Related articles on MCN Best electric motorcycles Swappable...

'More accessible' MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS unveiled

'More accessible' MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS unveiled

Italian exotica experts MV Agusta have just unveiled a new Brutale 1000 RS: a simpler, more comfortable and cheaper version of its bonkers 1000 RR super naked – although at over 22 grand and 200bhp...

Teaser videos suggest new retro Kawasaki model is on the way

Teaser videos suggest new retro Kawasaki model is on the way

Kawasaki have been teasing us for a few weeks with a new model using the stomach-turning phrase the ‘Retrovolution is coming’ on their social media channels. Related articles on MCN Kawasaki Z900RS...

Royal Enfield reintroduce the Classic 350

Royal Enfield reintroduce the Classic 350

Royal Enfield have unveiled a renewed version of the Classic 350 arriving in the UK early next year. Related articles on MCN Royal Enfield Meteor 350 review Royal Enfield Classic Tribute Black marks...

BMW electric concepts give glimpse of the future of personal mobility

BMW electric concepts give glimpse of the future of personal mobility

BMW have released a new electric vehicle concept that’s neither motorcycle nor scooter, but which is aimed at pulling youngsters into the brand. Related articles on MCN BMW CE 04 electric scooter...

Boost for Baby Blade: Honda CBR500R updated along with CB500X and CB500F

Boost for Baby Blade: Honda CBR500R updated along with CB500X and CB500F

Honda have released new versions of their A2-friendly 500s with significant upgrades to the ‘Baby Blade’ CBR500R supersports, CB500F naked and CB500X adventure bike. Related articles on MCN KTM RC390...

Buell back on track: Famous US brand set for yet another rebirth – starting with 182bhp ‘Hammerhead’ superbike

Buell back on track: Famous US brand set for yet another rebirth – starting with 182bhp ‘Hammerhead’ superbike

Buell motorcycles are returning to full production once more with the company well on the way to launching their first new bike: the 1190RX ‘Hammerhead’. Related articles on MCN Erik Buell starts...

Fresh-faced KTM RC125 offers MotoGP looks and L-plate-ready performance

Fresh-faced KTM RC125 offers MotoGP looks and L-plate-ready performance

KTM have revealed the first major update to their CBT-friendly RC125 sportsbike, promising MotoGP-inspired bodywork, an updated chassis, revised engine, and more tech for 2022. We've ridden the 2022...

High-tech 2022 KTM RC390 gets all the bells and whistles

High-tech 2022 KTM RC390 gets all the bells and whistles

KTM have officially unveiled their new RC390 A2 sportsbike with a new look fairing and headlight and a load of new technology, too. We've ridden the new KTM RC390 and gave it five stars in our full...

Honda Africa Twin models updated for 2022

Honda Africa Twin models updated for 2022

Honda have updated their Africa Twin models for 2022 with tweaks to both to make them a little more practical as well as sharper looking. Related articles on MCN Honda NT1100 sports tourer...

A Svart move: Latest Husqvarna Svartpilen looks to be getting a serious overhaul

A Svart move: Latest Husqvarna Svartpilen looks to be getting a serious overhaul

Spyshots have emerged that show Husqvarna are working on a replacement for the Svartpilen 401. Related articles on MCN Husqvarna Norden 901 is nearly ready Spyshots: KTM 990 Duke Husqvarna Svartpilen...

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 unveiled: Trident engine used to take on Tracer 7

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 unveiled: Trident engine used to take on Tracer 7

In a surprise announcement, Triumph have unveiled their Tiger Sport 660 – a brand-new sports-tourer based on the popular Trident 660 platform. Just as the Triumph Trident was built to take on the...

Back to the start: Harley-Davidson Serial 1 e-bikes channel 117-year-old heritage

Back to the start: Harley-Davidson Serial 1 e-bikes channel 117-year-old heritage

Long before Harley-Davidson made V-twins that go potato-potato, they built lightweight singles that were pretty much beefed-up bicycles. Related articles on MCN LiveWire One drops the Harley badge...

Honda NT1100 confirmed: Africa Twin based sports tourer appears in approval documents

Honda NT1100 confirmed: Africa Twin based sports tourer appears in approval documents

Honda’s CRF1100L Africa Twin has already spawned an unusual spin-off in the form of the CMX1100 Rebel cruiser but for 2022 it’s getting a more logical sibling in the form of the new NT1100 sports...

Incoming: Yamaha ‘R9’ sportsbike based on MT-09 looks certain

Incoming: Yamaha ‘R9’ sportsbike based on MT-09 looks certain

The once-dominant four-cylinder 600cc supersports class has now disappeared and in its wake there’s a vacuum for lightweight sportsbikes. Enter the Yamaha R9, an MT-09-based model that’s almost...

Norden 901 nearly here: Husqvarna put through its paces by rally legend Cyril Despres

Norden 901 nearly here: Husqvarna put through its paces by rally legend Cyril Despres

As the Husqvarna marketing machine gets into full swing, the brand have released their latest video of the new Norden 901; this time we see it tearing around the volcanic plains of Iceland. There are...

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Keen to cash in on the recent rise in low-capcity two-wheeled commuter sales, Honda have confirmed that their 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR - a whole £100 cheaper than the current version, last...

Harley-Davidson unveil limited Street Glide Special Arctic Blast

Harley-Davidson unveil limited Street Glide Special Arctic Blast

Harley-Davidson have used the Sturgis rally as the perfect excuse to unveil a limited run of Street Glides with a special paintjob. Known as ‘Arctic Blast’ the scheme consists of a pearlescent...

Kawasaki reveal Z900RS SE with uprated suspension and 70s tribute paint

Kawasaki reveal Z900RS SE with uprated suspension and 70s tribute paint

Kawasaki are gunning for the retro bike top spot after revealing a new Z900RS SE model for 2022 featuring beefier suspension components, uprated brakes and a striking 'Yellow Ball' 70s tribute paint...

Yamaha Ténéré ready to rally: Deus turn middleweight adventure bike into a retro Dakar machine

Yamaha Ténéré ready to rally: Deus turn middleweight adventure bike into a retro Dakar machine

If there’s two things that are hot property, it’s the 1980s and it’s the Dakar rally. Both hark back to a time before electronics, when life was a little simpler, smartphones didn’t exist and travel...

Playing dirty: New Honda CRF250RX and CRF250R unveiled

Playing dirty: New Honda CRF250RX and CRF250R unveiled

Honda have revamped their popular mid-sized off-roaders with new frames, updated engines and overhauled suspension. Related articles on MCN Triumph to build competition off road bikes Yamaha reveal...

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is globe-trotting rally raider

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is globe-trotting rally raider

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is the Austrian firm's assault on the 2021 large-capacity off-road-centric adventure bike class.  Priced at £15,999, the Euro5-friendly brute is claimed to be the...

Patents reveal new Brixton 1200 to rival Bonneville

Patents reveal new Brixton 1200 to rival Bonneville

Triumph have had very little large capacity competition for the retro Brit-style bike crown, but that could soon change when Brixton bring their new 1200cc twin to the market. The new machine, which...

Official Guy Willison 5Four special Honda CB1000R unveiled

Official Guy Willison 5Four special Honda CB1000R unveiled

Honda UK have yet again teamed up with customiser Guy Willison to create another short run of specials. This latest model, limited once more to just 54 individually numbered units, is built around a...

Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP in works: Red hot new top-spec naked on the way

Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP in works: Red hot new top-spec naked on the way

American emissions documents have revealed that Ducati are working on an SP version of the Streetfighter V4. Related articles on MCN MCN's long-term Ducati Streetfighter V4 S review Ducati Panigale...

Aprilia Tuareg 660 aims for mid-sized adventure bike supremacy

Aprilia Tuareg 660 aims for mid-sized adventure bike supremacy

After more than a year of teasing, Aprilia have finally revealed their incoming Tuareg 660 adventure bike online, which looks set to take the fight directly to Yamaha’s 689cc parallel-twin Ténéré...

Bagger is better: BMW supersize the R18 with Transcontinental and R18B

Bagger is better: BMW supersize the R18 with Transcontinental and R18B

BMW have unveiled two new R18 based tourers – the R18B ‘Bagger’ and the R18 Transcontinental ‘full dresser’. Both bikes take the core of the R18, a giant 1802cc air-cooled boxer engine, exposed shaft...

Spyshots show BMW R nine T Scrambler and Urban G/S models are set to get serious off road

Spyshots show BMW R nine T Scrambler and Urban G/S models are set to get serious off road

BMW are working on two new scramblers inspired by the early R80G/S. With a focus on competent off-road ability, it’s likely these bikes will be successors to the R nine T Urban G/S and the Scrambler,...

Nevermind the Sex Pistols: deBolex create carbon custom from Ducati Monster 1200

Nevermind the Sex Pistols: deBolex create carbon custom from Ducati Monster 1200

British customisers deBolex have finally unveiled the fruits of nearly two years’ work with the db25 – a limited run of radically customised bikes based on the Ducati Monster 1200. Related articles on...

Forever 21: Ducati pay tribute to Troy Bayliss with special edition Panigale V2

Forever 21: Ducati pay tribute to Troy Bayliss with special edition Panigale V2

Ducati have honoured one of their most successful and well loved racers with a special edition bike to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first world title. The eponymous Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st...