New Motorcycles | 2022 and Upcoming Models

New motorcycles for 2022 - upcoming bike models and in-depth features from the world's best motorcycling publication, MCN. Get everything we know about the big launches, reveals, spy shots and teasers right here, first. 

All-new twin set for adventure: Benelli’s 693cc twin could prove a major sales success

All-new twin set for adventure: Benelli’s 693cc twin could prove a major sales success

Benelli’s 499.6cc TRK502 adventure bike has turned into a massive hit in its Italian heartland – becoming the top-selling motorcycle in that market in both 2020 and 2021.  Although there are now...

New BMW M1000RR 50 Years M revealed to celebrate half a century of M machinery

New BMW M1000RR 50 Years M revealed to celebrate half a century of M machinery

BMW are celebrating 50 years of their motorsport division with a special version of their flagship M1000RR superbike. Available to order from Saturday May 21 until Wednesday November 30 of this...

Big power boost for new Benelli? Latest bike from QJMotor gives hints for next-gen TRK

Big power boost for new Benelli? Latest bike from QJMotor gives hints for next-gen TRK

Chinese bike firm QJMotor is the sister company to Benelli with a range that closely mirrors the Italian brand’s line-up. Changes to their bikes are therefore likely to be carried across in the future...

Moto Morini go big (and small) as Chinese owners invest heavily to create 12-model line-up

Moto Morini go big (and small) as Chinese owners invest heavily to create 12-model line-up

Moto Morini are on the brink of a massive reinvention with 11 new bikes due to be released in the next two years, General Manager Alberto Monni has confirmed to MCN. The funky and affordable X-Cape...

Second LiveWire unveiled: More affordable electric S2 Del Mar is instant sell-out

Second LiveWire unveiled: More affordable electric S2 Del Mar is instant sell-out

These are the first official pictures of Harley-Davidson’s long anticipated, second-generation electric bike, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar, which, in this $17,699 ( around £14,330) limited production...

Ovaobike reveal six-model range as new e-brand hits Britain

Ovaobike reveal six-model range as new e-brand hits Britain

Yes, another new Far Eastern electric bike brand – but this time with a difference. Taiwanese-built Ovaobike may be new to Brit bikers but the current three-model range boasting Brembo brakes and a...

Combat’s new Bomber: £100k V-twin unveiled

Combat’s new Bomber: £100k V-twin unveiled

Extreme American V-twin brand Combat – formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles – have announced their 2022 range of bikes which is now headed by the new £100,000 ‘Bomber’. The new bike is based...

MCN guide: Electric dirt bikes

MCN guide: Electric dirt bikes

While the motorcycle world at large is taking its time to warm to electric alternatives to petrol, there’s one category that’s embracing the tech with open arms: dirt bikes. Lightweight, unlikely...

Getting gassed up for the road: Off-road specialist GasGas ready to take to the tarmac

Getting gassed up for the road: Off-road specialist GasGas ready to take to the tarmac

GasGas are taking their first modern era steps into the road market, revealing their SM 700 and ES 700 single-cylinder middleweight range. The supermoto-style SM 700 and dual-purpose ES 700 share...

Ride the Gold Star: Reborn BSA reveal plans for Goldie test rides

Ride the Gold Star: Reborn BSA reveal plans for Goldie test rides

BSA caused a stir towards the end of 2021 when a gleaming new Gold Star stole the show at the NEC in Birmingham – and you should soon be able to sling a leg over one. India’s Mahindra Group, one of...

Major rethink as KTM aim to increase touring abilities of 1290 Super Duke GT

Major rethink as KTM aim to increase touring abilities of 1290 Super Duke GT

New spyshots have emerged showing that KTM are working on another 1290 Super Duke GT update less than a year after the current model received a minor refresh. Appearing to be a ground-up redesign, it...

Yamaha reveal XSR125 Legacy edition for 2022

Yamaha reveal XSR125 Legacy edition for 2022

Yamaha have revealed a new XSR125 Legacy edition for 2022, which builds on the firm’s pre-existing learner legal retro roadster with fresh colours, spoked wheels and chunkier Metzeler Karoo...

Super Meteor to make an impact: New Enfield 650 twin models spied ready for production

Super Meteor to make an impact: New Enfield 650 twin models spied ready for production

More pictures have emerged of two new Royal Enfields being tested, with everything pointing towards a full unveil later this year. The first bike appears to be a 650cc version of the Meteor and if...

Harley-Davidson Nightster: New entry-level water-cooled Sportster model replaces iconic 883

Harley-Davidson Nightster: New entry-level water-cooled Sportster model replaces iconic 883

Sixty-five years after the first Sportster, Harley-Davidson have produced their first water-cooled entry-level model, which also rekindles the Nightster name in the range. Pulling off the same trick...

Special delivery! Sunra Robo S Utility designed to zap goods across busy city centres

Special delivery! Sunra Robo S Utility designed to zap goods across busy city centres

Small electric bike specialists Sunra have revealed a new Robo-S Utility model, designed to zap across city centre low emission zones delivering goods and cutting transport costs for...

Piaggio announce special urban scoot in partnership with Feng Chen Wang

Piaggio announce special urban scoot in partnership with Feng Chen Wang

Piaggio have teamed up with clothing designer Feng Chen Wang to create a special version of the 1 electric urban scoot. Finished in a striking lime green watercolour design, prices start at £2750 for...

Three new GS models on the way: BMW’s service website reveals future plans

Three new GS models on the way: BMW’s service website reveals future plans

There are three new GS models in the not too distant future, all confirmed by BMW’s own servicing website. We’ve suspected for some time that a new model was in the works, after spyshots emerged of a...

Incoming! Mutt GT-SR 125 and 250 models set for April release

Incoming! Mutt GT-SR 125 and 250 models set for April release

Founders of Mutt Motorcycles, Benny Thomas and Will Rig, have given MCN an exclusive sneak peek at their upcoming GT-SR models, due to be released in April 2022. Available as both a 125 and 250, it’s...

Aston Martin Broughs delivered: First customers receive 183bhp/180kg track-only turbo twin

Aston Martin Broughs delivered: First customers receive 183bhp/180kg track-only turbo twin

The phenomenal, ultra-exclusive, Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001 lives at last – and is heading to customers with even more power than originally hoped. First revealed in November 2019, the AMB...

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 goes on UK tour

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 goes on UK tour

Triumph are currently undertaking a test ride tour for their new Tiger Sport 660, running between March and June 2022. Bikes are available for both A and A2 licence-holders, visiting 15 Triumph...

UK design house creates last-mile electric delivery scoot for Middle East and North African markets

UK design house creates last-mile electric delivery scoot for Middle East and North African markets

A Warwick-based design house has created a plug-in last mile delivery scooter for the Middle East and North African (MENA) markets to tackle the growing consumer demand in the region. Called the Rena...

All-new KTM 125 Duke breaks cover: New engine, frame, suspension and more for 2023

All-new KTM 125 Duke breaks cover: New engine, frame, suspension and more for 2023

KTM look set to reveal a virtually all-new 125 Duke this autumn, with fresh spyshots taken in Spain revealing changes to the engine, frame, ancillaries and more. Handily parked up next to the existing...

QJMotor 701 and 701R: Enter the new parallel universe

QJMotor 701 and 701R: Enter the new parallel universe

With the demise of the 600cc four-cylinder sportsbike, a chasm has emerged that’s rapidly being filled by new parallel twins. The Yamaha R7 is leading the way but rivals are hot on its heels and two...

Triumph team up with Gibson for special DGR Bonneville

Triumph team up with Gibson for special DGR Bonneville

Triumph have teamed up with guitar brand Gibson to produce a special edition Bonneville T120 to be awarded to the highest fundraiser at this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) charity...

Honda Hawk 11: Rocking new café racer revives the spirit of the 60s

Honda Hawk 11: Rocking new café racer revives the spirit of the 60s

Honda have previewed a new Hawk 11 ahead of an official unveiling at the 2022 Tokyo Motorcycle Show. Despite its café racer styling, the Hawk 11 is based on Honda’s new NT1100 tourer, itself derived...

KTM apply 'Pikes Peak' formula to 1290 Super Adventure

KTM apply 'Pikes Peak' formula to 1290 Super Adventure

KTM are testing a new variation of their Super Adventure that’s clearly designed to go up against the likes of Ducati’s Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak. Just like Ducati have done with the Pikes Peak, KTM...

Brits charging ahead: New electric marque Maeving get off to a flying start from their Coventry home

Brits charging ahead: New electric marque Maeving get off to a flying start from their Coventry home

The British motorcycle industry is making a comeback – but it’s not just the old guard re-establishing themselves. Hot on the scene comes Coventry firm Maeving, who have already sold the first 100...

Royal Enfield Scram 411: Stripped back Himalayan is ready to scramble around town

Royal Enfield Scram 411: Stripped back Himalayan is ready to scramble around town

Royal Enfield have unveiled the Scram 411, a stripped-back Himalayan adventure bike that’s been fettled for tackling the urban jungle, rather than the actual jungle. Sharing many of the same...

Return of the Dax! Honda revive their long-lost model with new ST125 single

Return of the Dax! Honda revive their long-lost model with new ST125 single

After a 41-year absence from the UK, Honda have revived the humble little Dax. Following on from the success of the Super Cub, Monkey and Grom on which it’s based, the ST125 is a cute mix of old and...

Famous five: Indian release special FTR after their fifth championship victory

Famous five: Indian release special FTR after their fifth championship victory

After five years back-to-back wins, Indian Motorcycle have celebrated the total domination of their FTR750 racebike with a limited-edition version of their FTR production bike. Effectively a ‘greatest...

Ducati hail their new V4 SP2 as the 'ultimate racetrack machine'

Ducati hail their new V4 SP2 as the 'ultimate racetrack machine'

Ducati have unveiled the £34,295 V4 SP2, which they say it’s the pinnacle of track performance for mere mortals like us. Built on the 1103cc V4 Desmosedici Stradale from the V4S, rather than the...

Spied: Big changes as Triumph test Öhlins-equipped Street Triple 765

Spied: Big changes as Triumph test Öhlins-equipped Street Triple 765

Triumph are working on a top-spec Street Triple to take over from the RS as the pinnacle of the 765 pile. The current bike has been with us since 2020 and does an excellent job. But that update was...

SuperTouring superbike: Buell make mad 182bhp V-twin adventure tourer

SuperTouring superbike: Buell make mad 182bhp V-twin adventure tourer

Buell have burst back onto the scene in a big way, unveiling two new bikes powered by the engine from their Hammerhead 1190 superbike offering. The Buell name was all but defunct until recently, when...

Yamaha becomes the latest major manufacturer to pursue electric sales

Yamaha becomes the latest major manufacturer to pursue electric sales

Yamaha have planted their flag in the move to electric with the unveiling of two scooters, one pedelec (which is a bit of a licence weirdo for us) plus three electric bicycles. This isn’t Yamaha’s...

Fresh 5Four hits the road: Guy Willison’s striking hand-built custom Honda CB1000R is revealed

Fresh 5Four hits the road: Guy Willison’s striking hand-built custom Honda CB1000R is revealed

Motorcycle customiser Guy Willison has unveiled the finished version of the second custom Honda built under his 5Four brand. Willison first built a CB1100RS in 2019, before turning his attention to...

Royal Enfield commemorate 120th anniversary with special editions

Royal Enfield commemorate 120th anniversary with special editions

Royal Enfield have unveiled a pair of special edition 650s to commemorate their 120th anniversary. The limited run of Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650s will go on sale in a first come, first...