July

French v-twin sports bike

French v-twin sports bike

French firm Wakan has launched its first bike, the 1640, in both road and race versions. The bike is a very minimal v-twin powered sports bike offering styling somewhere in between a Buell and a...

Scooter for rally fans...

Scooter for rally fans...

We're not sure if there's much cross-over between scooter owners and fans of the World Rally Championship, but Peugeot is celebrating the fact it's stopped competing on four wheels off road, by...

Kawasaki Versys

This is the new Kawasaki Versys 650, which takes the motor from the ER6 and adds a high seating position, upright handlebars, adjustable screen and taller suspension to cope with city potholes. The twin-cylinder motor gets around the compromises of single-cylinder supermotos and makes the bike a direct rival for a wide range of bikes used by daily commuters, new riders wanting something fun and...

Ducati network expands

Ducati network expands

The UK network of Ducati dealers has expanded with new addition Clay Cross Powersports in Chesterfield. The dealership boasts nine workshop bays, a dedicated Ducati sales team, a full range of...

Harley's Euro sales surge

Harley's Euro sales surge

European sales of Harley-Davidsons have jumped up 15.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2006 compared with the same epriod last year. Overall the figures for 2006 are up by 12.5 per cent, with...

KR V5 custom unveiled

KR V5 custom unveiled

Legendary American chopper builder Roland Sands has revealed his 220bhp V5 engined board tracker at the Laguna Seca MotoGP round. Sands slotted the Team Roberts V5 engine – one of 15 the team...

Harleys get new engine

An all new big twin engine for 2007, the Twin Cam 96/96B motor, will debut alongside active intake and exhaust systems for European and select internation models, and six-speed Cruiser drive transmission on all Touring, Softail and Dyna models. The new motor has a nine per cent increase in displacement and around 19 per cent torque increase, along with changes for reliability, convenicence and...

Harley's entire '07 range

Harley's entire '07 range

Harley-Davidson has released details of it's entire 2007 model range, including two new models, and a host of revamps. The first of the new bikes is the blacked-out VRSCDX Night Rod Special with long...

Harley's new V-Rods

Harley's new V-Rods

The V-Rod family will grow in 2007 with two menacing new models, 18.9 litre fuel tanks across the range, and a wide 240mm rear tyre on three bikes. The first new bike is the VRSCDX Night Rod Special,...

Buell's 2007 range

Buell's 2007 range

The 2007 Buell range gains a new model for Europe with the XB12Scg Lightning, plus a range of upgrades for the rest of the range. The XB12Scg is designed for riders with a shorter legs, with a 93mm...

More 2007 Harleys

More 2007 Harleys

The new FXSTC Softail Custom leads the Softail family with the new 96B engine, six speed gearbox and exhausts systems. The new Custom aims for chopper-inspired style and comfort, with a plush two-up...

Video: Supercharged 999

Video: Supercharged 999

If you can't wait to get your hands on the 1200cc Ducati revealed in MCN this week then the Vee Two SuperSqualo is for you. The bike is based around a Ducati 999 but a supercharger mounted between...

Video: Nakeds v faired

Video: Nakeds v faired

MCN recently tested some of the top superbikes against their naked siblings and we went along to catch some of the fun on video. Click the screen below to watch the BMW K1200S, Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV...

Big-wheel sports scooter

Big-wheel sports scooter

If you fancy a nippy scooter with a bit more stability, the Piaggio Liberty is the first big-wheeled sports scooter with either a 50cc or 125cc engine. It's got a 16" front wheel, with a...

Video: 1200cc Ducati

Video: 1200cc Ducati

Ducati's 1200cc sportsbike is just over the horizon but famed engine-builder Franco Farne has beaten them to it with a finished bike - and you can watch the video of it below. Farne took the chassis...

Limited edition Buell XB9

Limited edition Buell XB9

Buell has launched a special edition version of its XB9SX Lightning CityX on the European market. The new version of the XB9SX comes with translucent orange bodywork, allowing you to see the...

World Cup MV Agusta

World Cup MV Agusta

MV Agusta boss and massive football fan Claudio Castiglioni didn’t waste any time celebrating Italy’s World Cup victory. Just hours after the final, he announced plans to make a...

R1200R traction control

R1200R traction control

BMW's new R1200R will become the first road bike to offer traction control as an option. The new machine replaces the popular R1150R and gets a 109bhp version of BMWs 1200cc engine but the most...

BMW testing ? but why?

BMW testing ? but why?

MCN reader Harold Hutchinson got in touch with us to say he’d spotted a couple of heavily disguised BMWs testing – and he even managed to get video of them. But the weird thing is, while...

Blaster is faster

Blaster is faster

The new Peugeot Ludix sports scooter is the new fastest accelerating 50cc scooter in the world. The Blaster RS12, with its liquid cooled two-stroke engine that pumps out 6.2bhp and weighing just...