May

Magni’s retro masterpiece

Magni’s retro masterpiece

The late ’60s and early ’70s will be remembered for plenty of things. It was the era of Afghan coats, stacked boots, keep on trucking badges and hair that was long at the back and short on top.Weeding...

Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

A batch of two-year-old Ducatis which have never turned a wheel are being offered exclusively to motorcyclenews.com users at cost price.The 1999-spec bikes are to all intents and purposes brand new.

Major revamp for Blade leads rush of new Hondas

Major revamp for Blade leads rush of new Hondas

Honda is bringing us a new Blade, as our artist’s impression shows. It’s an entirely new machine, not due to hit the streets until 2004.But there are also major changes coming this September, as our...

Death of the TL1000S

Death of the TL1000S

The TL1000S is no longer being made or officially imported to the UK. Stocks of the Suzuki sports twin you now find in dealers are the last there is.And although the TL1000R will remain in production...

Sachs Beast going into production

Sachs Beast going into production

Sachs is going to make a production version of its Beast, as seen at September’s Munich Show.The 1000cc V-twin weighs just 145kg and comes complete with sensational styling designed by Target – the...

FJR to get ABS as option

FJR to get ABS as option

Yamaha is planning to offer ABS as an option on its FJR1300.Yamaha’s. Dan Harris, said: " The bike has proved incredibly popular, but a lot of fleet users, such as the police, are reluctant to...

First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

You want big bore? You want V-twin? You want cruiser? Well they don’t come much bigger bore and certainly no more V-twin or cruise-worthy than Honda’s new VTX1800.It’s strangely ironic that in a...

First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

Voxan’s new Scrambler is cute, stylish and a joy to ride.The French firm build their own motors and bikes with such panache that you’d be forgiven for thinking they come from a little further south…...

New deals add up to our biggest savings on new bikes yet

New deals add up to our biggest savings on new bikes yet

Visit our Bikemart section right now and you’ll find some of the biggest savings on selected new bikes we’ve ever been able to offer. They include £1500 off a 2001 ZX-6R, £1800 off a 2001 R1 and £1400...

Custom bike costs £60,000

Custom bike costs £60,000

The El Diablo costs a devil of a big price, £60,000. But then it is completely hand-built, right down to the last nut and bolt.Maker West Coast Choppers, of Long Beach, California, is a household name...

Two dedicated sections added to bikes

Two dedicated sections added to bikes

What’s new on the site? Well apart from all the very regular updates to our news and racing sections, babes, videos and tips, there’s two whole new sections in Bikes. One is dedicated to the KTM Duke...

Save a fortune on new bikes

Save a fortune on new bikes

We’ve just updated the prices of new bikes in the Carnell-City section of Bikemart TM You’ll be amazed how much you can save.You could save £2000 on a Yamaha R1 or £1300 on an R6.If you’d prefer a...

Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

French firm Reflex Group has come up with this new take on the Ducati Monster, the Fast Forward – or FFWD.It is the work of ex-Piaggio stylist Jean-Michel Tarallo. French specialist Yves Kerlo will...

What’s new on the 2001 955i

What’s new on the 2001 955i

ENGINE: Essentially the new Daytona’s three-cylinder is the same basic lump as the old engine but there’s quite a lot of detail changes.It breathes better and is more efficient than the old engine...

First test on production MV Agusta Brutale

First test on production MV Agusta Brutale

Park a bike as stunning as the new MV Agusta Brutale outside a bar in the town of Varese, northern Italy and out they swarm for a look and a fondle.Italians love motorcycles and style in equal measure...

New bike sections added to 200-plus already on site

New bike sections added to 200-plus already on site

Ducati’s ST4S and the latest incarnation of the legendary 916, the 996R, are our latest additions to the 200-plus bike sections on this site. By following the ‘BIKES’ link at the top of the page...

Ex-demo covered 5000 miles more than the clock showed

Ex-demo covered 5000 miles more than the clock showed

A Triumph customer is threatening legal action after buying a TT600 which had done 5000 more miles than shown on the clock.In January, Michael Hastings travelled from his home town of Dumfries to buy...

Army goes diesel

Army goes diesel

THE army has spent a quarter of a million pounds developing a diesel-fuelled bike which goes 120mph on one gallon, but makes just 24bhp. Based on a Kawasaki KLR650, the 580cc Combat Military...

Now we’ve ridden the new 955i on both road and track

Now we’ve ridden the new 955i on both road and track

After Thursday morning’s track session, we’ve now been able to ride the new Triumph 955i Daytona on the road, too.MCN’s Marc Potter, said: " The roads in the immediate area of the Estoril...

Something big in the city

Something big in the city

THE slack-jawed man can’t take his eyes off the biggest commuter bike he’s ever seen. He approaches and asks: " How big is it? " " 8.2 litres, " is the reply. " Wow, two...

New Laverda coming soon

New Laverda coming soon

Laverda is launching a scooter, it’s first addition to the range since the firm was taken over by Aprilia.The 150cc twist-and-go will arrive later this year to keep attention bubbling while an all-new...

German style plus Italian engineering…say what?

German style plus Italian engineering…say what?

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the naked Aprilia RSV Mille due next year, Scottish dealer Moto Ecosse could provide you with the next best thing.It is importing all the parts you’ll need to...

Green machines could do 170mph

Green machines could do 170mph

AMERICAN firm eCycle reckons it can build an environmentally friendly diesel-electric hybrid superbike which will hit 170mph.It’s making the claim after turning out a 125 hybrid which will wheelie as...

Bikemart arrives online

Bikemart arrives online

WE’RE adding Bikemart TM to the range of services on offer here at motorcyclenews.com.In phase one we’ve added a whole load more dealers in new and used bikes to browse alongside the offers from...

Honda recalls 2001 Wing

Honda recalls 2001 Wing

The all-new 2001 Honda GoldWing has been recalled just weeks after going on sale.There are two faults which can cause the engine to cut at speed, although they are not serious enough to lead to any...

Renault launch two-wheelers

Renault launch two-wheelers

Renault has launched a new range of bikes developed with Benelli.Rival French car maker Peugeot is already a big player in the scooter marker and it seems Renault wants to grab a bit of the same...