September

Teen thriller from Derbi

Teen thriller from Derbi

Looks like there's never been a better time to be 17. Derbi has launched the gorgeous GPR125 race replica -complete with radial front brake caliper, upside-down forks, underseat exhaust, alloy frame...

The funkiest 50 yet?

The funkiest 50 yet?

Malaguti's ultra-funky new 50 - the Drakon NKD - will be shown for the first time in the UK at the NEC Show from November 5. The six-speed 50 comes complete with radial front brake caliper, 3-spoke...

Montesa 4-stroke here

Montesa 4-stroke here

Montesa has launched a customer version of the four-stroke Cota 4RT trial bike Douglie Lampkin will ride in next year's world championship. The move to a four-stroke (championship rules will ban...

DB5 wins top bike prize

DB5 wins top bike prize

Bimota's new DB5 Mille has been presented with the Munich Show's "Motorcycle Design Award" in the supersport category. Designer Sergio Robbiano's use of a composite trellis swingarm caught...

UK debut for K1200S

UK debut for K1200S

BMW's 167bhp K1200S will be launched in all 36 of the firm's UK and Ireland dealerships on Saturday, September 25. And the price has been announced. It will be listed at £9750 - quite a premium...

New Duke arrives

New Duke arrives

You’ll be able to get your first glimpse of the new Ducati 999 this weekend as Ducati stores around the country get the first preview bikes. The new bike, which gets a redesigned top fairing,...

You rate the 05 bikes

You rate the 05 bikes

The bikes of 2005 are on parade among the glamour of the Munich Bike Show all this week. We've been bringing you first pictures as the bikes were launched and asking for your reactions. If you...

Munich Show round-up

Munich Show round-up

MCN was mob-handed at the Munich Show to cover all the new bike news as it broke. The press launches are now over and the show opened to the public. But we're guessing not many of you will have been...

MV's Brutale America

MV's Brutale America

MV Agusta showed an 'America' version of its Brutale naked bike at the Munich Bike Show - reviving memories of the classic MV Agusta models of the 1970s. The bike was first shown at the Milan Show...

Honda launches line-up

Honda launches line-up

Honda gave an official launch to its 05 line-up late on Monday night (Sep 13). The evening gave the first public viewing of the new supermoto-style FMX650 and a new Repsol colourscheme for the Blade.

Guzzi's plans for 05

Guzzi's plans for 05

Moto Guzzi`s future direction may have been in doubt all year, but that hasn`t stopped it ploughing on in developing a line up of bikes for 2005. They were revealed in Munich on Tuesday morning (Sep...

We're testing 05 999

We're testing 05 999

Ducati's 05 999 makes its public debut at the Munich Show next week - but MCN has been testing it this week and will bring you the world's first test of the £11,500 Italian beauty in our...

Sachs and Sym go mad

Sachs and Sym go mad

Sachs unveiled 125cc and 500cc versions of its MadAss BMX style bike at the Munich bike show on Tuesday, September 14. Both bikes are developments of the current 50cc bike which was reviewed in MCN...

MT-01 heads 05 Yams

MT-01 heads 05 Yams

Yamaha`s 2005 line-up includes a major update for the R6, a range of cracking new learner-friendly 125s and the brute force of the torque-laden MT-01. Read about the updates to the R6 in our separate...

More 05 Hondas

More 05 Hondas

Honda has unveiled its complete 2005 line-up and, alongside the all-new CBR600RR, new Blade colours and other changes we published last week, there's an all-new FMX650. It could prove a great city...

05 KTMs go public

05 KTMs go public

KTM revealed the RC8 Venom, a new naked protoype bike based on the RC8, at the Munich Bike Show on Tuesday morning (September 14). The bike is still in a concept stage but could easily be developed...

Jackie Chan signed up

Jackie Chan signed up

Hong Kong Hollywood legend Jackie Chan has been signed up to be the 'brand ambassador' for a new 125 being launched by Indian firm Bajaj. The Discover, launched this week, is tilted at the...

Bimota DB5: first pics

Bimota DB5: first pics

This is the first picture of the DB5 road bike Bimota will launch at the Munich Show in Germany next week (starting Sep 13). It uses a Ducati 1000DS V-twin engine, as used in the Multistrada, 1000SS...

Bike boom is back!

Bike boom is back!

New bike sales for August were up by 7.6% compared to the same month last year. It's the second month on the trot to see a rise and comes on top of Department for Transport figures showing bike...

BMW K1200R launched

BMW K1200R launched

BMW has revealed an all-new 167bhp naked bike based on the K1200S - the K1200R. It was shown for just a few hours on Tuesday afternoon (Sep 14) at the Munich bike show. It was then whisked away and...

All-new CBR600RR

All-new CBR600RR

Honda has revealed its next generation CBR600RR for 2005 - and there's a wealth of important updates including a 6kg weight cut, revised engine, frame and swingarm, new radial mount four-piston front...

Rossi designs new R6

Rossi designs new R6

Not only is there a new R6 for 2005 - MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has worked with Yamaha to come up with a new paintjob for it. The bike was rolled out at Yamaha's Munich bike show press...

05 Ducatis go on show

05 Ducatis go on show

Ducati rolled out a host of stunning new bikes on Tuesday morning as it debuted its 2005 line-up at the Munich Bike Show in Germany. MCN was on hand to witness the world unveiling - which follows...

05 Triumph line-up

05 Triumph line-up

Triumph has unveiled its full 2005 line-up at the Munich Show - and it includes the new bigger-bore Daytona 650 MCN spied two weeks ago. Triumph's Ross Clifford introduced the 2005 range claiming it...

TnT Sport breaks cover

TnT Sport breaks cover

Benelli is offering a new TnT Sport - designed to be the ultimate streetfighter. It was debuted at an official Benelli launch in Misano on Saturday September 11. The new bike combines elements of the...

05 Honda Wing and CRF

05 Honda Wing and CRF

Honda has launched an enduro version of the CRF450R crosser - the 2005 CRF450X. Complete with electric start, halogen headlight, LED taillight and enduro-tuned suspension, the four-stroke promises to...

Raptor updates for 05

Raptor updates for 05

Cagiva`s Raptor 650 is updated for 2005 - and the firm promises more of them will be available in the UK. Only 50 came in last year due to supply problems. This year the Suzuki SV650-powered bike...

05 Honda colours

05 Honda colours

Honda has released first pictures of its 05 Fireblade, VFR800, SP-2 and FireStorm. Changes to all four models are restricted to colours. The Blade will come in blue and white, menacing black and red,...

2005 Suzukis

2005 Suzukis

Suzuki has unveiled its line up for 2005 with the all new GSX-R1000 topping the bill. The GSX-R1000 gets a twin injection system with dual throttle valves and the capacity gets a boost from 988 to...

Revised R6 revealed

Revised R6 revealed

Yamaha has upgraded its R6 to compete in the hard-fought 600cc sports bike class for 2005. The firm debuted its new-look bike on Tuesday afternoon (Sep 14) in Munich alongside a host of other new...

Bike of the Year so far

Bike of the Year so far

Which is your bike of the year... so far? With most firm's 05 model ranges being launched at the Munich Bike Show from September 13 onwards, we're asking for your nominations for the star so far. ...

New bike rumour mill

New bike rumour mill

Check this site on September 13 and 14 for the latest breaking news on all the new bikes at the Munich Bike show - as it happens. Here's what we already knew before the start of the show. Honda is...

Aprilia debuts its Strada

Aprilia debuts its Strada

Aprilia has unveiled its new Yamaha-powered Pegaso Strada among the glitz of the Munich Bike Show. With an official launch on Tuesday morning (September 14) Aprilia uncovered a bike with...

05 Triumph Sprint ST

05 Triumph Sprint ST

Here's the first official picture of Triumph's new Sprint ST. Full exclusive details - including all the spec and loads more pictures - are included in the September 8 issue of MCN - out now. On top...

Prizes for BMW test rides

Prizes for BMW test rides

Take a test ride on a number of current BMW models at an official dealer, and you'll be entered into a competition to win one of ten BMW Motorrad Navigator II sat-nav systems, worth £1350 each. ...

GS tops sales chart

GS tops sales chart

BMW is boosting production of its R1200GS in a bid to keep up with demand. It has proved to be the biggest-selling bike of 1000cc-plus in the UK so far this year. Latest Motor Cycle Industry...