November

The 1098 voted most best in show

The 1098 voted most best in show

Show goers at the Eicma show in Milan have voted the Ducati 1098 the most beautiful bike in show. 24,000 people took part in the survey by Italian magazine Motociclismo. The Ducati beat competition...

Scorpa's road prototype

Scorpa's road prototype

French off-road manufacturer Scorpa has unveiled this new road-going prototype. This latest design is designed purely for the road, with a flat-track style based around a 660cc Yamaha single...

BMW at dirt bike show

BMW at dirt bike show

BMW made its first ever appearance at the Dirt Bike Show on Thursday, MCN caught up with BMW Marketing Manager Tony Jakeman to find out why. He said: "We’ve come to launch our new G-series...

Sweden's Harley rival

Sweden's Harley rival

This new flat-track style road bike is Swedish firm Highland’s answer to the Harley Davidson XR1200 concept. The Dirt-Track is powered by a detuned 950cc 60° v-twin from the firm’s...

Vyrus unleashed

Vyrus unleashed

Italian hub-centre steering specialists Vyrus have unveiled special editions of the 984 C3. Vyrus originally worked alongside Bimota on the development of the Tesi and its hub-centre steering...

2007 CBR600 launch

2007 CBR600 launch

Honda's world launch of the 2007 CBR 600 is happening next week, and MCN's road tester Adam Child will be one of the first riders to experience this new machine. If you have a question on how the CBR...

Pillion dream Morini

Pillion dream Morini

This is Morini’s first crack at entering the lucrative adventure bike market. The MM3 is officially called a concept, but a production version would be easy to do as most of the major...

Video: Versys first test

Video: Versys first test

Some of MCN's team headed out for the first European test on the Kawasaki Versys last week. The boys have compared this bike to the Yamaha FZ600s, the Ducati 620 Multistrada and the Suzuki 650 V-Strom...

Cagiva's bargain

Cagiva's bargain

You might think this is just a white version of Cagivas proven Mito 125, but look closer: the two-stroke’s expansion chamber exhaust is gone, and the stickers read 500. Cagiva replaced the...

Derbi's 2007 range

Derbi's 2007 range

Derbi has shown a range of new 125cc machines at Milan including production versions of three prototypes it showed earlier this year. The Terra 125, Mulhacen 125 and Mulhacen Feexter 125 were all...

2007 Ducati's at Excel

2007 Ducati's at Excel

You can clap your eyes on the full 2007 Ducati range for the very first time at the Motor Cycle News London Motorcycle show at ExCeL London on February 1–4. The Italian factory has confirmed...

Triumph meets Virgin

Triumph meets Virgin

Triumph has joined forces with the Virgin Group's charitable arm, Virgin Unite, to raise money for charity. To support the "End Fistula" campaign, Triumph has asked Sir Richard Branson to...

Gilera?s Fuoco debut

Gilera?s Fuoco debut

Gilera's sporty new three wheeled Fuoco 500 maxi scooter is to get it’s first public showing later this week as part of the Milan Motorcycle show – just weeks before the wacky bike is due...

Video: Wild new Husky

Video: Wild new Husky

Husqvarna launched an amazing new supermoto at the Milan show and we’ve got video of the new bike. The incredible machine is purpose designed and comes complete with a unique adjustable frame. ...

New Guzzi's launched

New Guzzi's launched

Guzzi has launched its 2007 model range at the Milan show and we've got video of the bikes. The line-up includes a new Griso, a custom bike and an entry level version of the Norge tourer. The new...

Video: 1098 Milan launch

Video: 1098 Milan launch

Ducati officially launched its new 1098 superbike at the Milan show today and we’ve got the first video of the full bike. The new machine will come in both standard and S versions as well as a...

Peraves car meets bike

Peraves car meets bike

Swiss firm Peraves has designed a bike which answers most of the arguments of why you would need a car. The MonoTracer has is a two-seated covered machine, which offers all the thrills of a bike...

New Buells in Milan

New Buells in Milan

Buell has launched its new Lightning Super TT XB1200SST at the Milan Show. Based on the Lightning, the 100bhp, 179kg SST gets the high-rise suspension from the Ulysses trailie and a new narrow seat...

Aprilia unveil '07 cast

Aprilia unveil '07 cast

Aprilia has revealed a whole range of new bikes at the Milan show today (Tuesday). The new models include the Shiver 750, a naked sportsbike powered by a new 95bhp DOHC V-twin. Designed to compete...

Tesi launch at Milan

Tesi launch at Milan

This is the latest incarnation of Bimota’s hub steered Tesi concept, due to be launched in Milan next week. Using the air cooled v-twin from the Ducati Multistrada, but with a chassis...

KTM range on show

KTM range on show

KTM are showing their entire range of 2007 bikes at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan with the sporty street fighters leading the pack. The Super Duke and new Super Duke R are being shown to the biking...

Tiger lacks excitement

Tiger lacks excitement

Rumours in the bike industry are rife Triumph’s brand new Tiger has received a record low interest from the public. MCN has received information claiming Triumph have next to no orders on the...

2007 R1 launch questions

2007 R1 launch questions

Yamaha's world launch of the 2007 YZF-R1 is happening on Thursday November 9, and MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin will be one of the first riders to experience this new machine. If you have a...

R1 gets the thumbs up

R1 gets the thumbs up

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in Qatar right now testing the new 2007 Yamaha R1, and he's just been on the phone to give us his first impressions of the all-new Yamaha superbike. ...

First pics of final 1098

First pics of final 1098

The first undisguised pictures of Ducati’s highly anticipated 1098 have surfaced. These shots were leaked on to the internet before the official unveiling by Ducati and show the new machine in...

New bikes of 2007

New bikes of 2007

The new bikes of 2007 are starting to emerge. Keep track of them by saving this page to your favourites right now and keep checking back. We add new links about the latest news on new bikes all the...

New KTMs revealed

New KTMs revealed

Here are the first pictures of the new KTM 990 Super Duke and Super Duke R. Both bikes are based on the current model, but with new styling, including updates to the engine, chassis, brakes and a...

Yamaha's new XVS1300A

Yamaha's new XVS1300A

Yamaha’s new XVS1300A Midnight Star is billied as a mid-sized cruiser but manages to feel more wieldy than its competitors. A double-cradled steel frame helps with the solid handling of the...

Ducati crumbles

Ducati crumbles

DUCATI has been forced to open the new 1098 online catalogue four days early following MCN's early publication of the full details of the bike in this week's paper. Ducati boss Federico Minoli...

KTM 990 SuperDuke

KTM 990 SuperDuke

KTM has re-engineered its 990 SuperDuke for 2007 and added a higher-spec R version to the range. New features include an updated headlight, restyled nose and new instrument panel. There is also a...

Hyosung 2008 launch

Hyosung 2008 launch

Hyosung has announced its GT650X concept bike is to go into production ready for 2008. The Korean manufacturers say this is more than just a stripped version of the GT650R sports bike. A 1000cc...

Aprilia secret is out

Aprilia secret is out

Pictures of Aprilia’s 2007 range have been leaked weeks before their official launch. Riders can expect a new 750cc V-twin machine, which makes about 100bhp. This concept has also been...