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Gold Star returns! Iconic British BSA brand resurrected by Mahindra

Gold Star returns! Iconic British BSA brand resurrected by Mahindra

BSA are back! The iconic British marque has risen from the ashes with a brand-new Gold Star 650 single, set to arrive in dealers from March 2022. The mid-sized retro roadster has been developed in the...

Bimota boss confirms Kawasaki H2 SX-powered Tesi tourer is on the way

Bimota boss confirms Kawasaki H2 SX-powered Tesi tourer is on the way

Bimota are thinking big with two new models revealed at the European Eicma motorcycle show in Milan last week, along with bold plans for more groundbreaking machines in the near future. The firm are...

Café Racer version of Norton V4SV superbike unveiled

Café Racer version of Norton V4SV superbike unveiled

Norton have unveiled their first entirely new machine since TVS took the reigns with the V4 Café Racer. Due to be publicly unveiled at Motorcycle Live this weekend, the V4CR is based on the 185bhp...

CFMoto get serious with new track focussed SR-C21 sportsbike concept

CFMoto get serious with new track focussed SR-C21 sportsbike concept

CFMoto have made their future track-focussed intentions very clear - revealing a new SR-C21 sportsbike concept at the Eicma trade show, in Milan. The Chinese bike firm, who are the latest name to...

Getting RC: Naked version of the Bimota KB4 sportsbike unveiled

Getting RC: Naked version of the Bimota KB4 sportsbike unveiled

You wait for one Bimota to come along, and then two arrive all at once. Revealed alongside the stunning KB4 at the Eicma Motorcycle Show in Milan, comes the KB4 RC – a bold and brash naked. Related...

F.B Mondial revive past Piega name for futuristic 125 naked roadster

F.B Mondial revive past Piega name for futuristic 125 naked roadster

F.B Mondial are reviving the Piega name after 21 years for a minimalist learner-legal streetfighter, complete with winglets and a TFT dash. The Piega name was previously used in the firm’s 2001...

Zero’s latest tech allows sweeping upgrades to be made via an app

Zero’s latest tech allows sweeping upgrades to be made via an app

There’s no question we live in an instant-gratification society but the latest development from electric bike pioneers Zero takes it to a new level by offering 'over-the-air' updates that can...

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Ducati update the V4 Panigale to be ever more track focused

Harder, better, faster, stronger: Ducati update the V4 Panigale to be ever more track focused

Ducati have given their top of the range Panigale V4 superbike an update with a view to making it an even more potent track performer, while also making it a bit easier to ride for us mere...

KTM sportsbike is ready to roll: Road-going 990 parallel twin race-rep caught on camera

KTM sportsbike is ready to roll: Road-going 990 parallel twin race-rep caught on camera

KTM are readying their biggest fully-faired sportsbike since the full-on RC8 V-twin left production in 2015. Having dived head-first into the superbike market with the RC8 in 2008, the company have...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT refined for 2022

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT refined for 2022

KTM have waved their magic wand at the ultimate sports tourer for hooligans resulting in a plethora of small but welcome upgrades to the 1290 Super Duke GT. Internally the motor has been given a...

New Ninja on the radar: Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 SX flagship gets major makeover for 2022

New Ninja on the radar: Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 SX flagship gets major makeover for 2022

Say ‘hello’ to the new supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX, the bike which, due to a raft of revisions including being the first Japanese machine to adopt Bosch’s advanced radar-guided electronics, is,...

Kawasaki Versys 650 gets big bike makeover for 2022

Kawasaki Versys 650 gets big bike makeover for 2022

Kawasaki’s popular, twin cylinder all-rounder, the Versys 650, is getting a significant makeover for 2022. Related articles on MCN Kawasaki Z650RS review Kawasaki Z650 review Kawasaki Ninja 650 Most...

Carbon-clad Bimota KB4 retro sportsbike finally ready for the road

Carbon-clad Bimota KB4 retro sportsbike finally ready for the road

After almost two years of development shots, hushed conversations, and spoon-fed details, Bimota have finally revealed their finished '70s-inspired KB4 retro sportsbike at the Eicma trade show in...

Royal Enfield SG650 concept: A new direction for much-loved company

Royal Enfield SG650 concept: A new direction for much-loved company

This radical, 650cc, twin cylinder concept cruiser has been created by Royal Enfield to explore possible directions the Indian company’s future bikes might take. Called the SG650, it’s based on the...

Katana sharpened! Suzuki roadster gets 2022 engine and electronics updates

Katana sharpened! Suzuki roadster gets 2022 engine and electronics updates

Suzuki’s popular retro-inspired Katana roadster has got a significant makeover for 2022 to gain more power, improved electronics, uprated dash, new colours and more! Originally introduced in 2019 as a...

Full details: New Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello breaks cover at Eicma

Full details: New Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello breaks cover at Eicma

Moto Guzzi have released more details on the V100 Mandello, which signifies a huge step forward for the brand. Best known for their low-tech retro machines of late, the new V100 is the most...

Aprilia updates RS660, Tuono and unveils all-new scooters

Aprilia updates RS660, Tuono and unveils all-new scooters

Aprilia has brought out two new versions of its popular Tuono 660 and RS660 sportsbike, as well as all-new 125 and 200cc scooters. The Tuono 660 (pictured above) is now available in ‘Factory’ trim,...

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype unveiled

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype unveiled

Yamaha have unveiled a radical off-road focused concept based on the popular Ténéré 700 that they say "is just the beginning".  The Ténéré 700 has been an incredibly successful bike for Yamaha...

Elefants in the room: MV Agusta borrow a slice of Cagiva’s Dakar racing heritage for two new adventure bikes

Elefants in  the room: MV Agusta borrow a slice of Cagiva’s Dakar racing heritage for two new adventure bikes

MV Agusta have dived headfirst into the adventure bike market, revealing two mud-plugging models inspired by the Dakar Rally success of the Cagiva Elefant. Related articles on MCN MV Agusta Turismo...

Honda gives Fireblade major improvements for 2022 and 30th Anniversary SP fully unveiled

Honda gives Fireblade major improvements for 2022 and 30th Anniversary SP fully unveiled

There wasn’t much wrong with Honda’s CBR1000RR-R and SP superbikes – they were brand-new just two years ago, after all – but Honda has improved them anyway. Related articles on MCN Honda CBR1000RR-R...

Ready for small ADVenture? Honda unveil 350 version of their adventure scooter

Ready for small ADVenture? Honda unveil 350 version of their adventure scooter

Meet the new Honda ADV350, a scooter the Japanese firm say is conceived to mix the sophistication and practicality of a conventional, mid-range scooter with a fashionable rugged style as inspired by...

New Yamaha MT-10 SP raises the bar: Latest Ohlins suspension leads changes to Japan’s top super naked

New Yamaha MT-10 SP raises the bar: Latest Ohlins suspension leads changes to Japan’s top super naked

Following Yamaha’s recent unveiling of a virtually all-new MT-10 super naked with six extra bhp, refreshed styling, improved brakes and new TFT dash, comes this even higher spec SP version. Related...

Kenyan-built Opibus expected to cost under a grand

Kenyan-built Opibus expected to cost under a grand

This rugged two-wheeler might not win any beauty contests but it could change the world by being the first electric bike built in Africa with the idea of being so affordable and practical it could...

Affordable Mutt FSR125 and 250 get racier wheels, styling and more

Affordable Mutt FSR125 and 250 get racier wheels, styling and more

UK firm Mutt Motorcycles have unveiled two updated FSR models. Still based around a Chinese-built, old-school air-cooled single in either 125cc/12bhp or 250cc/21bhp guises, the two bikes are the...

Semi-active super naked: KTM reveal 1290 Super Duke R Evo with electronic WP springs

Semi-active super naked: KTM reveal 1290 Super Duke R Evo with electronic WP springs

KTM are updating their snarling V-twin 1290 Super Duke R range for 2022, revealing a new Evo model complete with WP semi-active suspension. Already impressively damped in standard trim, thanks to full...

Yamaha TMAX goes to the max! Top-spec scoot gets more tech and a major restyle

Yamaha TMAX goes to the max! Top-spec scoot gets more tech and a major restyle

Yamaha have updated their flagship maxi-scooter, the TMAX Tech Max, for 2022 with sportier looks and bang up-to-date tech. The front-end is now more muscular with reshaped and higher headlights and...

BMW’s R18 cruiser turned into tasty café racer in tie-up with Japanese custom king

BMW’s R18 cruiser turned into tasty café racer in tie-up with Japanese custom king

This ‘sport endurance’ version of BMW’s R18 cruiser is the latest one-off custom to be made out of collaboration between the German firm and some of the world’s leading bike builders. Related articles...

Happy Kawi-Versary to the Zed: Kawasaki tease 50th birthday special

Happy Kawi-Versary to the Zed: Kawasaki tease 50th birthday special

Kawasaki are poised to reveal an anniversary retro naked model to mark 50 years since the introduction of the Z1. Although the company will not be drawn on anything concrete at this stage, a 21-second...

The everyday Streetfighter? Ducati's new V2 takes tech from baby Panigale

The everyday Streetfighter? Ducati's new V2 takes tech from baby Panigale

Ducati are broadening the appeal of their Streetfighter line-up for 2022, revealing a more approachable £14,995 V2 model based on the Panigale V2 sportsbike. It’s been almost two years since Ducati...

The full SP: Ducati launch blacked-out lightweight Streetfighter V4 SP

The full SP: Ducati launch blacked-out lightweight Streetfighter V4 SP

Ducati have launched their most bonkers super naked to date – a lighter version of the Streetfighter V4 S boasting an exclusive paintjob, single seat and components taken from the Superleggera V4...

Honda reinvent the superbike: Composite and cast alloy monocoque patent revealed

Honda reinvent the superbike: Composite and cast alloy monocoque patent revealed

It’s been more than 35 years since the Suzuki GSX-R750 laid the template that almost every Japanese superbike still follows – but Honda have been hard at work creating a machine that might topple the...

Yamaha give their bold and bonkers MT-10 a significant upgrade for 2022

Yamaha give their bold and bonkers MT-10 a significant upgrade for 2022

Yamaha have updated the MT-10 for 2022, making what promises to be the most powerful version yet. The MT-10 has been a popular fixture in the range, sitting atop the MT tree since its introduction in...

For a limited time only: Triumph unveil three new special editions

For a limited time only: Triumph unveil three new special editions

Triumph have unveiled a raft of new special editions based on the Rocket 3 R and GT, Thruxton RS and Street Twin models. Although the numbers won’t be limited, each of the specials will only be on...

Rebooted Yamaha XSR900 retro packs a bigger punch

Rebooted Yamaha XSR900 retro packs a bigger punch

Following the fully-revised 2021 MT-09 roadster comes Yamaha’s new 2022 XSR900 - the retro-styled sister bike to the popular MT triple. And, with more power, a much improved lighter yet stronger...

Rotary revival: 220bhp, £85,000 Crighton CR700W track bike launched

Rotary revival: 220bhp, £85,000 Crighton CR700W track bike launched

This rotary-powered, ultra-exotic, limited edition track bike is the just-unveiled CR700W – the latest project of former Norton rotary racing genius Brian Crighton. And, with a whopping 220bhp from...

Norden arrives: Husqvarna 901 adventurer set for on and off-road exploration from 2022

Norden arrives: Husqvarna 901 adventurer set for on and off-road exploration from 2022

After almost two years of spy shots, and video teasers Husqvarna have finally lifted the covers off their hotly anticipated Norden 901 adventure bike. Based on the pre-existing KTM 890 Adventure...