2007

Milan Show: Benelli production-spec motocross and enduro bikes launched

Milan Show: Benelli production-spec motocross and enduro bikes launched

Benelli’s first ever motocross and enduro bikes are now production ready, as these pictures show. The BX449 Cross was revealed at the Cologne show in 2006 in prototype form, and in the year since the...

Milan Show: Moto Guzzi V7 Classic launched

Milan Show: Moto Guzzi V7 Classic launched

Based on Moto Guzzi’s Breva 750, the new V7 Classic should offer an easy ride for inexperienced Guzzi fans, with only 50bhp from the 750cc air-cooled twin. The engine is the older design with only...

Milan Show: First picture of the Bimota DB7

Milan Show: First picture of the Bimota DB7

This is the first picture of the Bimota DB7 which will be unveiled at the Milan Motorcycle Show. It's powered by the Ducati 1098 engine and we'll have full details shortly. Don't forget there are 28...

Aprilia’s high-tech FV2 concept motorcycle revealed

Aprilia’s high-tech FV2 concept motorcycle revealed

The Aprilia FV2 concept bike debuts the firm’s new 1200cc V-twin engine, a DOHC design based on the 750c motor from the Shiver. The V-twin is mounted in a fully carbon-fibre chassis, which is both the...

Milan Show: Aprilia launches SMV750 Dorsoduro motorcycle in Milan

Milan Show: Aprilia launches SMV750 Dorsoduro motorcycle in Milan

Aprilia has just unveiled the new SMV Dorsoduro supermoto at the Milan show. The power for the new SMV750 comes from an updated version of the 750cc V-twin used in the firm’s Shiver naked bike, which...

Milan Show: Updated BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

Milan Show: Updated BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

For 2008 the BMW R1200GS Adventure, revealed at the Milan show, gets all of the updates and new features introduced on the standard model, plus a few Adventure-specific parts to improve distance and...

Milan Show: BMW F650GS launched

Milan Show: BMW F650GS launched

As well as the new F800GS, BMW has unveiled the all-new F650GS – but don’t be fooled by the name, as its capacity is also 800cc. Basically a lower spec version of the new F800GS, the F650GS replaces...

Milan Show: BMW overhauls R1200GS for 2008

Milan Show: BMW overhauls R1200GS for 2008

The BMW R1200GS is getting the first major update to make sure it stays ahead of new rival machines. The 1170cc air-cooled flat-twin’s architecture is largely the same, with more subtle changes rather...

Milan Show: BMW officially releases new F800GS adventure motorcycle

Milan Show: BMW officially releases new F800GS adventure motorcycle

BMW today revealed the new F800GS for the first time at the Milan show in Italy. While the other F800 models use an alloy frame, the GS gets a tubular steel chassis designed to cope with the stresses...

Milan Show: BMW unveils its new G450X

Milan Show: BMW unveils its new G450X

The completely road-legal G450X is BMW’s first hardcore off-road competition offering in the 450 class. Based on the competition prototype that’s been publicly tested for several months, the...

Milan Show: First look at production KTM RC8 motorcycle

Milan Show: First look at production KTM RC8 motorcycle

At last KTM has shown the production version of the RC8 superbike at the Milan show – four years after the prototype was first revealed. Compared to the 999cc prototype, the production bike’s capacity...

Milan Show: Honda’s Lead 100 scooter gets less basic

Milan Show: Honda’s Lead 100 scooter gets less basic

Honda has made a serious of minor tweaks to the bottom-of-the-range Lead 100 to get it through new emissions regulations and improve its ride. The air-cooled 100cc engine has been changed for a 108cc...

Milan Show: Honda gives DN-01 green light for UK riders

Milan Show: Honda gives DN-01 green light for UK riders

At the Milan show the production version of the DN-01 concept bike was displayed and confirmed as a European model. The ‘Performance Cruiser’ is the first ever Honda to feature the Human-Friendly...

Milan Show: FireBlade-based Honda CB1000R to replace Honda Hornet 900

Milan Show: FireBlade-based Honda CB1000R to replace Honda Hornet 900

Honda has launched the radical new CB1000R at the Milan motorcycle show. Based on the 2007-spec FireBlade engine, it’s the most hardcore naked bike the firm has ever made. The CB1000R may appear...

Video: Ducati reveals the 848

Ducati has revealed the new entry-level superbike – the Ducati 848 – at the Milan show. The Ducati 848 gets the same series of performance and style upgrades over the outgoing 749 the 1098 received over its predecessor, the 999. Watch our video to see close up footage of the new bike or read more details in MCN, on sale November 7.

Milan show video: First look at 180bhp Ducati 1098R

With a claimed 180bhp in road-legal form, and well over 200bhp in race trim, this is the machine Ducati’s works riders, Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio, will be using next year in an effort to reclaim the World Superbike championship. And you can see the first video of the bike below. Check out the video at the bottom of the page to see the bike unveiled on stage at Ducati's pre-Milan show press...

Video: Ducati unveils the new Ducati 696

Video: Ducati unveils the new Ducati 696

Ducati has revealed the first all-new Monster in the model’s 15 year history at a preview event on the eve of the Milan show. For the new Monster 696 – only the entry level version has been revealed...

Milan Show: Ducati 848 hits the road

Milan Show: Ducati 848 hits the road

Ducati has revealed the new entry-level superbike – the Ducati 848 – at the Milan show. The Ducati 848 gets the same series of performance and style upgrades over the outgoing 749 the 1098 received...

Milan Show: Ducati unveils 180bhp 1098R motorcycle in Milan

Milan Show: Ducati unveils 180bhp 1098R motorcycle in Milan

With a claimed 180bhp in road-legal form, and well over 200bhp in race trim, this is the machine Ducati’s works riders, Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio, will be using next year in an effort to...

Milan Show: New 2008 Ducati Monster launched

Milan Show: New 2008 Ducati Monster launched

Ducati has revealed the first all-new Monster in the model’s 15 year history at a preview event on the eve of the Milan show. For the new Monster 696 – only the entry level version has been revealed...

2008 Peugeot Geopolis gets ABS brakes

2008 Peugeot Geopolis gets ABS brakes

Peugeot's Geopolis scooter has been given a makeover including combined anti-lock brakes for 2008. The revised machine gets ABS on both the front and rear wheel, with brake force distribution...

2008 MV Agustas revealed - Brutale 1078RR and F4RR 312

2008 MV Agustas revealed - Brutale 1078RR and F4RR 312

Italian motorcycle firm MV Agusta has revealed two new motorcycles for 2008 - the 2008 MV Agusta F4RR 312 and the 2008 MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR. The new MV Agusta F4RR 312 gets an increase in engine...

Five new BMW motorcycles due for Milan debut

Five new BMW motorcycles due for Milan debut

We can’t talk about them just yet but in Wednesday’s issue of MCN you’re going to get the chance to see no fewer than five new BMW machines for 2008. Spanning the firm’s whole range, the new models...

Honda schemes stage two of its new model offensive

Honda schemes stage two of its new model offensive

While most of Japan’s makers revealed all their new models back at September’s Paris bike show, insiders say Honda has held back a selection of new machines to be launched at Milan on Tuesday. The...

More pics of the Rocket Touring

More pics of the Rocket Touring

More pics of the Triumph Rocket Touring, taken from the 2008 Rocket Brochure.

Ducati’s fastest-ever V-twin ready to be revealed

Ducati’s fastest-ever V-twin ready to be revealed

On Monday night Ducati will reveal its 2008 range for the first time – and on Wednesday you’ll be able to read all about it in MCN. The firm’s still keeping a tight lid on what it’s got to offer, but...

Benelli builds new enduro and supermoto motorcycles

Benelli builds new enduro and supermoto motorcycles

MCN understands Benelli will release new enduro and supermoto machines next Tuesday at the massive Milan bike show. The bikes, both based on the BX449 motocrosser revealed at Milan last year,...

28 new motorcycles in MCN's biggest bike launch issue: Wednesday November 7

28 new motorcycles in MCN's biggest bike launch issue: Wednesday November 7

The next week will be dominated by new motorcycle launches, with the Milan Motorcycle Show hosting at least 28 new models - and you'll see all of them and more in MCN, Wednesday November 7,...

Aprilia prepares 2008 range for launch next week

Aprilia prepares 2008 range for launch next week

Hot on the heels of its new 2007 bikes like the Shiver and Mana, Aprilia is preparing another onslaught with its 2008 range. And you can be first to see them in the new issue of MCN, out on November...

Video: See all KTM's mad promo videos

KTM is renowned for producing mad videos to promote its motorcycles so ahead of the launch of its 2008 bikes in Milan next week we thought we'd bring you the full range on film. Check out the video player below to see some of the amazing videos plus an insane base jump and highlights from the Red Bull X-Fighters competition. We'll bring you the first look at the RC8 as it is...

CB400

CB400

I think the CB400 looks like my old CBX550 circa 1984

New 2008 Cagiva motorcycles uneviled on Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New 2008 Cagiva motorcycles uneviled on Tuesday, November 6, 2007

We'll be bringing you all the news on the new 2008 Cagiva motorcycle range whn it is launched on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. And that includes the new Cagiva Mito 125, undergoing the first revamp for...

2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

Agile and compact as an urban scooter should be, but with all the protection of a maxi, the X7 is a worthy heir to Piaggio's traditions in GT scooter design. Made by Europe's largest manufacturer of...

Moto Guzzi releases first official pictures of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Moto Guzzi releases first official pictures of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Moto Guzzi has just released the first official pictures of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio, and you can read the full official press release below: "The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio completes the range...

A tale of woe with a Fireblade

I was fed up with working on the daughters mini, (an ongoing project, four years on)" I will nip over to your brothers for that paperwork you want luv". Barnsley to Rochdale over the tops what a blast. On with the kit, new two piece leathers, out of the garage with my mint 2001 HM Plant 929 Blade vroom she never fails," What could go wrong"? Aha steady warm up to Holmfirth then give it big licks...

Video: Yamaha shows off the V-Max at the Tokyo show

Yamaha has shown of the new 2009 V-Max in action at the Tokyo show alongside a sculpture of the bike. This is the most detailed version of the bike we've seen so far. The sculpture shows some complete components but the video reveals that they have got some bikes that are far more complete and running. Check out the video below to see both the sculpture and the promo video for the much...