2007

Video: Incredible onboard lap of Sugo on the 08 Yamaha R6

Before Yamaha let the world's journalists out on the 2008 R6 the firm's test rider Jeffry De Vries had to make sure the bike and the track were ok with a few hot laps of the Japanese circuit. Check out the video below to see De Vries put in an incredible lap of the Sugo circuit where the bike was launched. It really is impressive viewing. See video of the launch test of the new Yamaha...

CB400 rules!

What a great looking bike! Just like the1994 CB750F2N in my garage, it is virtually identical to my superb OLD F2N. I dont have a problem with that, I am very pleased that Honda are looking to their triumphant past for inspiration. Once in a blue moon a nigh on perfect bike shows up, and my old F2N is one of them. It has enough power to never feel lacking, a few simple tweaks have rewarded me with...

Tokyo Show: Yamaha V-Max

Tokyo Show: Yamaha V-Max

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show has opened to the public today, and one of the new models is the Yamaha V-Max. It was originally unveiled as a concept motorcycle in 2005, and will feature an 1800cc V-Four...

Tokyo Show: The 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker

Tokyo Show: The 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker

Here's the first picture of the 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker which is unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show on the first public day. The 2008 Kawasaki D-Tracker is unlikely to be offered in the UK, and is...

Tokyo Show: Honda DN-01 on display

Tokyo Show: Honda DN-01 on display

The Honda DN-01 is on display at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. First shown as a concept motorcycle two years ago, the Honda DN-01 is set for production, with an automatic hydraulic gearbox and the 680cc...

Tokyo Show: Vote on the unveiled 2008 Honda CB400SF and CB400SB

Tokyo Show: Vote on the unveiled 2008 Honda CB400SF and CB400SB

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show has opened to the public today, and one of the new motorcyles on display is the 2008 Honda CB400. The 2008 Honda CB400SF and the 2008 Honda CB400SB are differentiated by a...

Video: Yamaha's collection display

The world launch of the 2008 Yamaha R6 took place at Sugo circuit, Japan last week. Part of the launch involved a one-off whistle-stop tour of Yamaha’s Hammatsu factory and a brief walk around of the Yamaha Communication Plaza – Yamaha’s head office. Part of this building is dedicated to the history of Yamaha in a series of displays and exhibitions of Yamaha products produced since the company was...

Video: Guzzi's Stelvio BMW GS killer spied testing

Moto Guzzi's Stelvio has been spied in final testing before its launch at the Milan show in less than two weeks time. Check out the video below to see the bike in action and check out the October 24 edition of MCN for the full details of the bike that Guzzi hopes will rival the BMW R1200GS.

Video: Variable Cylinder protoype could mean new Honda Blackbird

Honda's stand at the Paris show featured an engine with variable cylinder management which could hint at a new Honda Blackbird for the lump to go in. In the mean time check out how the system works in the video below. 

Tokyo Show: Suzuki Let’s 5 50cc scooter revealed

Tokyo Show: Suzuki Let’s 5 50cc scooter revealed

This is the Suzuki Let’s 5 scooter, revealed today as one of the new motorcycle and scooter models to be exhibited on Suzuki’s stand at the Tokyo Show this weekend. The 49cc four-stroke...

Tokyo Show: Suzuki unveil gemma concept scooter

Tokyo Show: Suzuki unveil gemma concept scooter

Suzuki has just revealed the gemma concept scooter due to be unveiled at this weekend’s Tokyo Show. The 250cc four-stroke scooter has a long, low riding position designed specifically to transport two...

KTM RC8 to launch next week

KTM RC8 to launch next week

KTM will launch the new RC8 superbike next week in its final production form – a whole four years on from the concept motorcycle’s first appearance. The teasing shot of the new KTM motorcycles’s...

2008 Cagiva Mito 125 revealed

2008 Cagiva Mito 125 revealed

This spy picture has just emerged revealing the first significant updates to the Cagiva Mito 125 in 13 years. The revamped motorcycle is due to be officially unveiled for the first time at the Milan...

Yamaha wants you to vote whether the WR250R and WR250X come to the UK

Yamaha wants you to vote whether the WR250R and WR250X come to the UK

This is your chance to speak directly to a major motorcycle manufacturer, as Yamaha has asked for your opinions on the new 2008 Yamaha WR250R and Yamaha WR250X. The new single-cylinder 250cc...

Pining for my B-King

I've got my BKing ordered here in Aurora, Colorado (US) and awaiting delivery. I've got my eye on the Yoshi exhaust but wondering if there's a kit to redress the tail-lights. I'm pining away till we get our taste of the new Suzuki monster naked hits the show-room floor and I can start turning it into my own, custom street-fighter. I've even got drop-away handlebars picked out and am hoping that...

Picture exclusive: New Megelli range

Picture exclusive: New Megelli range

Here are the first pictures of British manufacturer Megelli's new 125 range, due to be unveiled at the Milan Show in the next few weeks. In this week's MCN, available from Wednesday, October 17,...

KTM’s RC8 motorcycle is ready for the road

KTM’s RC8 motorcycle is ready for the road

KTM is putting the finishing touches to the KTM RC8 1190 superbike as these exclusive pictures show. The test KTM motorcycle has the final version of the 1199cc engine to be fitted in the...

Yamaha shows new XS-V1 Sakura motorcycle

Yamaha shows new XS-V1 Sakura motorcycle

Yamaha will reveal this new prototype retro motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The Yamaha XS-V1 Sakura is designed to hark back to the firm's first four-stroke machine, the 650cc XS-1 of...

Triumph Rocket 3 Touring unveiled - plus exclusive MCN spy shots

Triumph Rocket 3 Touring unveiled - plus exclusive MCN spy shots

Triumph Motorcycles has finally unveiled the long-awaited Triumph Rocket III Touring to its American motorcycle dealers yeterday (Sunday, October 14, 2007). The finished motorcycle has...

Video: World's first turbo-diesel production bike

Take a look at our MCN-exclusive video of the first turbo-diesel motorcycle in production, the Neander. Costing £65,000, you probably won't see many on the roads, so our video is your best chance to see the air-cooled 1340cc parallel twin, which has been in development for seven years. It's got so much torque that the only comparable motorcycle is the Triumph Rocket III, which has an engine nearly...

Ducati extend Desmosedici RR production run to 1500

Ducati extend Desmosedici RR production run to 1500

Ducati has announced it is to take orders for a further 250 Desmosedici RRs, bringing the production total to 1500. The £40,000 motorcycle is just about to begin rolling off production lines in the...

See exclusive Tokyo Show coverage here from October 26, 2007

See exclusive Tokyo Show coverage here from October 26, 2007

The 40th Tokyo Motor Show kicks off on October 26, 2007 and MCN will give you the latest news on the new motorcycles here. Check back to www.motorcyclenews.com/tokyoshow08 to see the first...

2008 Husqvarna bikes in action

2008 Husqvarna bikes in action

Husqvarna motorcycles' new 2008 range are the first production enduro motorcycles to be fitted with a fuel-injection system. It will be Husqvarna's first release of new motorcycles since the...

Road test gallery: Ducati 1000SS

Road test gallery: Ducati 1000SS

Like all the best ideas, the one for ‘Project Twin Spark’ came up in a bar. Around this time last year over a few beers in Almeria, John Montgomery, Ducati Sporting Club’s track day organiser decided...

Fuel-injected 2008 Triumph Bonnevilles in stock

Fuel-injected 2008 Triumph Bonnevilles in stock

Jack Lilley Triumph in Ashford has just taken delivery of the first 2008 model Triumph Bonnevilles with the new fuel injection. The Triumph Bonneville motorcycle range with the new injection system...

Yamaha releases more concept motorcycles

Yamaha releases more concept motorcycles

Yamaha has revealed more of the weird concept bikes it will show at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The new models include: Yamaha Tesseract This is a hybrid 4-wheeled vehicle powered by a...

Honda reveals production version of DN-01 concept motorcycle

Honda reveals production version of DN-01 concept motorcycle

Honda has released the first pictures of the production-ready version of its DN-01 - which was originally shown as a concept bike two years ago. The radical Honda DN-01 is designed to blur the line...

Picture special: KTM 2008 range

Picture special: KTM 2008 range

KTM's first batch of 2008 machines was revealed at the 2007 Paris Show last week and here we have the first pictures of the brand new Duke, Supermoto and Stunt concept motorcycles. To read more about...

Video: 2008 Honda Transalp

Honda has launched an all new Transalp for 2008 replacing the seven-year-old design with a completely new machine based around the 2007 Deauville engine. Check out the video below to see the bike in detail as it sits on Honda's stand at the Paris show, where it was launched.

Paris show 07 video: Kawasaki reveals updated ZZ-R

Kawasaki has revised the ZZ-R1400 for 2008 to make sure it competes with the all new Suzuki Hayabusa. Check out the video below to see how the bike has been updated as it is revealed on stage at the Paris show.

Paris show 07 video: BMW launches HP2 Sport

BMW has unveiled the sportiest ever version of it's R1200S - the HP2 Sport - and you can see the video of the launch at the Paris Motorcycle show. The bike has been in development for a while, making appearances at the odd World Endurance round but has now been released as an official model. Check out the video above to see the launch,

KTM 690 Stunt prototype: KTM will build it if you want it

KTM 690 Stunt prototype: KTM will build it if you want it

KTM is looking for road rider’s thoughts on the new 690 Stunt prototype motorcycle to see if there’s enough demand for a production version. The Stunt is based around the 2008 KTM Duke’s 653cc engine...

Paris show 07 video: Kawasaki's ZX-10R promo video

Kawasaki has launched a new ZX-10R for 2008 with traction control and you can see it in action here in the promotional video Kawasaki used to launch the bike. Check out the video below to see the promo film then click on the link to Regis Laconi launch the bike on stage.

Paris show 07 video: Yanagawa talks about testing the 08 ZX-10R

Kawasaki has just launched a new ZX-10R for 2008 with traction control. At the launch the firm showed an interview with devlopment rider and All Japan Superbike racer Akira Yanagawa about his involvement with the new bike. Check out the video below to hear Yanagawa explain how good the new bike is.

Paris show 07 video: Honda's all new Fireblade

Honda launched an all new CBR1000RR Fireblade for 2008 at the Paris show. The bike is as small as a supersport 600 with Honda saving weight on everything, right down to the battery. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle - and a stunning babe - on Honda's stand at the show.

Paris show video: Yamaha launches 2008 R6

Yamaha has launched the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 at the Paris show and given it a complete workover despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current bike. The Yamaha R6 gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc engine, new slipper clutch, improved front brakes and more aerodynamic bodywork. Check out the video below to see the bike launched on the Yamaha stand and see it in...