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Suzuki unveil A2-friendly GSX-S950 middleweight

Suzuki unveil A2-friendly GSX-S950 middleweight

Suzuki have unveiled an A2-friendly version of their GSX-S model called the GSX-S950. The bike is based on the brand-new GSX-S1000 but is tuned for around 94bhp meaning it can be restricted to 47bhp...

MV Agusta unveil updated, easier to live with Brutale 800 RR

MV Agusta unveil updated, easier to live with Brutale 800 RR

The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is among the firm's most popular bikes, and it's been updated with a new engine, chassis and electronics suite. The idea, so MV say, is to keep things as fun and zippy as...

Benelli go touring: 1200GT reaches production and it’s on its way here

Benelli go touring: 1200GT reaches production and it’s on its way here

Benelli’s long-awaited 1200GT – the first new big-capacity triple from the firm since the takeover by Qianjiang in 2005 – has gone on sale in China at a price that massively undercuts similarly-spec’d...

Honda Rebel 1100 incoming! Africa Twin-powered CMX1100 revealed

Honda Rebel 1100 incoming! Africa Twin-powered CMX1100 revealed

With the all-new Honda Rebel 1100, the firm are re-entering the big-bore cruiser class in 202. It's a large-capacity version of their popular Rebel 500. As predicted by MCN back in April 2020,...

Triple threat: Zontes plan to use three-cylinder engine for large capacity models

Triple threat: Zontes plan to use three-cylinder engine for large capacity models

China have been producing small-capacity bikes for decades but the nation’s motorcycle industry has shifted gears recently to put an increasing focus on large multi-cylinder machines. Zontes are the...

BMW’s brave new CE 04 electric scooter spied in testing

BMW’s brave new CE 04 electric scooter spied in testing

BMW are close to putting an all-new CE 04 into production and it looks pretty much identical to the concept bike that shocked the world a few years ago. The Concept Link’s transformation to production...

Two-stroke revolution beckons: Limited-run Langen Two Stroke passes MSVA test ahead of autumn production

Two-stroke revolution beckons: Limited-run Langen Two Stroke passes MSVA test ahead of autumn production

After two years of meticulous development, the first Langen Two Stroke model has been approved for UK roads, after passing a Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval (MSVA) test on Monday, June 7. Starting...

Refined brutality: MV Agusta unveil 2021 Brutale 1000 RR

Refined brutality: MV Agusta unveil 2021 Brutale 1000 RR

MV Agusta have revealed an updated version of their Brutale 1000 RR super naked for 2021 with Euro5 tweaks to the engine. The new Brutale also swaps the previous model’s Bosch cornering ABS control...

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

Room for a little One: 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...

Get cross: Kawasaki off road range kicks off with one for the kids

Get cross: Kawasaki off road range kicks off with one for the kids

We are only halfway through 2021 but Kawasaki are already revealing their 2022 off-road range and there is something for everyone, regardless of age, experience and discipline. Related articles on...

Track-spec Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo goes on sale to the public

Track-spec Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo goes on sale to the public

Aprilia’s RS 660 has begun a supersport renaissance. Its 99bhp twin-cylinder engine and pin-sharp handling, combined with real-world practicality make perfect sense on our speed camera-saturated...

New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 unveiled

New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 unveiled

Aprilia have unveiled fresh versions of their RS 125 and Tuono 125 models with updates including new styling, a reworked engine, fully digital dash readout and a new ECU. Related articles on...

Yamaha R7 impresses on track: Testers over the pond report good first impressions

Yamaha R7 impresses on track: Testers over the pond report good first impressions

There’s an old joke that we’re always a few months behind the Americans when it comes to the latest trends and in the case of Yamaha’s R7, that’s literally the case. The exciting new middleweight twin...

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

KTM have turned it up to 11 with their state of the art new 1290 Super Duke RR, taking the already formidable stock machine and stripping out every gram of fat while tuning the electronics to the...

Bikes don’t get much longer: Benda LFC 700 is almost as stretched as BMW R18

Bikes don’t get much longer: Benda LFC 700 is almost as stretched as BMW R18

Meet the LFC 700 from Chinese firm Benda. Unveiled as a concept under the name LF-01 last year, the production bike that’s due to make its debut this summer is set to be almost indistinguishable from...

2021 Triumph Speed Twin: Engine changes and chassis upgrades for popular retro

2021 Triumph Speed Twin: Engine changes and chassis upgrades for popular retro

Triumph have unveiled an updated version of their popular Speed Twin with a range of changes to the engine and suspension, plus a few subtle component upgrades. Related articles on MCN World's...

Seeing red: MV Agusta F3 800 Rosso unveiled

Seeing red: MV Agusta F3 800 Rosso unveiled

MV Agusta have released the F3 800 Rosso: an entry level supersports bike from the Italian marque. Related articles on MCN Tech-laden MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled 2013 MV Agusta F3 800...

Yamaha E01 electric scooter concept set for reality

Yamaha E01 electric scooter concept set for reality

It was back in 2019 that Yamaha took the wraps off their E01 concept scooter at the Tokyo Motor Show. Now, nearly two years on, a production version of the same bike is on the verge of being...

Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

UK based CCM have released another bike into their popular Spitfire lineup, this time built for people who want to have fun off-road as well as on. The Maverick takes their tried and true formula,...

BMW bags more of the limelight: New R18-based baggers are fully-loaded for touring

BMW bags more of the limelight: New R18-based baggers are fully-loaded for touring

New spyshots have emerged that show BMW’s two new baggers are all-but finished. The models are based on the R18 cruiser and are believed to be called the Bagger and Transcontinental. Both build on the...

Spyshots: Road and track focused Ducati Multistrada V4 on the way

Spyshots: Road and track focused Ducati Multistrada V4 on the way

Spyshots have emerged that show Ducati are testing a new version of the V4 Multistrada, which should be an even better performer on the black stuff. Rumours have been floating around of a...

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

A new 2021 version of the MV Agusta Rush has been unveiled with a reworked engine and lean-sensitive electronics plus a fighter jet-inspired paintjob. Like the old bike, just 300 examples will be...

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

Harley-Davidson are launching a new all-electric motorcycle brand called LiveWire – taking the same name as their E-motorcycle. Related articles on MCN Harley-Davidson LiveWire review Harley-Davidson...

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

Piaggio have revitalised their three-wheeled MP3 scooter range to meet more stringent Euro5 regulations – offering three A2-compliant options between 278 and 493cc. The MP3 was the first-ever...

Andrea Dovizioso teams up with Italjet to develop incoming Dragster range

Andrea Dovizioso teams up with Italjet to develop incoming Dragster range

Former 125cc world champion and MotoGP race winner Andrea Dovizioso has signed a deal with Italjet to help develop the space-age Dragster scooter range. The Italian firm revealed the unconventional...

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco have launched a battery maxi-scoot that sets a new standard for combining a long range with an attractive price. Developed as an alternative to a 300cc petrol bike, the E-RT3 shares its chassis...

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha have practically perfected the art of building a brilliant new bike and then creating loads of stylish spin-offs. They’ve done that with the MT-07 and MT-09 to great effect and now the XSR125...

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna have unveiled another electric concept to add to their steadily growing 'e-mobility' quiver. The strangely named 'Vektorr' is designed to show us what Husky describe as a 'tantalising vision...

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Electric bikes have been meandering towards the mainstream for years but Husqvarna’s upcoming E-Pilen could be the first proper motorcycle to adopt a new standard for swappable batteries. That’s a big...

Say hello to the 2021 Honda Grom 125

Say hello to the 2021 Honda Grom 125

As expected, Honda’s cult, uber-cute MSX125 mini-bike is getting a significant update for 2021 – and this is the result: the all-new Honda Grom 125.  First launched in 2014, the 1970s...

First ‘Chinese Norton’ debuts: Zongshen Cyclone RX6 is powered by 650 twin from the Atlas

First ‘Chinese Norton’ debuts: Zongshen Cyclone RX6 is powered by 650 twin from the Atlas

By now it should have been possible to buy Norton’s 650cc Atlas parallel twins – but the firm’s traumatic 2020 means the Chinese-made Zongshen Cyclone RX6 may actually be the first machine into...

Slice of classic Americana: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival could put the swinging sixties in your garage

Slice of classic Americana: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival could put the swinging sixties in your garage

Harley-Davidson have launched a new Icons Collection, starting with the Electra Glide Revival. The Icons Collection will be an ongoing project for Harley that will highlight classic American style...

Feel the Forza: bigger, faster and more tech-laden Honda Forza 125, 300 and 750

Feel the Forza: bigger, faster and more tech-laden Honda Forza 125, 300 and 750

Honda have unleashed a 2021 attack team in the small, mid and big-capacity scooter class as the Forza range gets a radical revamp. At the top of the tree is the Forza 750 which replaces the Integra.

CFMoto 800MT unveiled: Partnership with KTM results in Chinese brand’s first large capacity machine

CFMoto 800MT unveiled: Partnership with KTM results in Chinese brand’s first large capacity machine

CFMoto have revealed their biggest bike yet, the first fruit of a deal with KTM which sees the Chinese brand use a variety of the Austrian firm’s motors. Related articles on MCN CFMoto 650GT...

Updated Suzuki GSX-S1000 gets engine, styling and spec boost for £10,999

Updated Suzuki GSX-S1000 gets engine, styling and spec boost for £10,999

Suzuki have released this revamped version of its GSX-S1000, a naked which is more powerful, stylish and capable than ever before. 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 review The old GSX-S proved popular for many...

Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio are celebrating the 75th anniversary of their iconic Vespa model with three special editions only available in 2021. Related articles from MCN The rise, fall and rise again of Aprilia:...