2007

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

Yamaha has unveiled the 2008 Yamaha R1 - and although the motorcycle has not been radically changed, it does come in a choice of three new colour schemes. The 2008 Yamaha R1 is available in blue,...

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 motorcycle

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 motorcycle

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 - and although the motorcycle has not been radically changed, there are two new colourschemes. The 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 is available in either black or...

New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-03 motorcycle

New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-03 motorcycle

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha MT-03, and although the motorcycle stays unchanged, it does get a distinctive new paintscheme. The 2008 Yamaha MT-03 is available in bright red, which...

2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

The Yamaha XP500 T-Max scooter has also been updated for the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range. The Yamaha 500cc-liquid cooled parallel twin scooter gets a new frame, a larger fuel tank, four-piston...

New 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Raider custom cruiser motorcycle

New 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Raider custom cruiser motorcycle

This is Yamaha’s aggressive new drag-style XV1900 Raider custom cruiser, which will only be available in the USA. The 1854cc air-cooled v-twin motorcycle engine powering the Yamaha Raider is from...

2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X off-road and road motorcycle revealed

2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X off-road and road motorcycle revealed

Yamaha is introducing two fuel-injected versions of the WR250 – one road biased and one more suited to off-road. Yamaha claim the Yamaha WR250X is based around the road rider where the Yamaha WR250R...

The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

Yamaha’s iconic660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design. The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere uses the 660cc liquid-cooled single from the Yamaha XT660X in...

New colours for 2008 Yamaha FZ1

New colours for 2008 Yamaha FZ1

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha FZ1, which will have no major changes - and will come in a choice of three colours. The three new colour options for the 2008 Yamaha FZ1 are Black, Silver or...

The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

Yamaha has given the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 a complete workover and despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current Yamaha R6, it gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc...

See the most important motorcycles of 2008 here

See the most important motorcycles of 2008 here

The next seven days are the most important in the motorcycle launch calendar – as well as riding two of the most important new motorcycles, Motor Cycle News will have the first pictures of a host of...

World first test: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

World first test: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is currently getting a world first ride aboard Suzuki’s eagerly anticipated new Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa at the humungously fast Saltzburgring in  Austria. Here’s what...

New Ducati monster?

New Ducati monster?

An impression of the new Ducati Monster seen in a Spanish mag while on holiday. Looks quite nice.

Preview of the new Ducati DesmosediciRR

The first ride of the Ducati Desmosedici RR may have been delayed due to hurricane conditions at Misano, but while the test is rescheduled by Ducati, this video might help keep your anticipation building. Also, get to hear information regarding the bike exclusively from Claudio Domenicali himself.

2008 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle colour changes

2008 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle colour changes

In keeping with Honda’s two-year update cycle the CBR600RR motorcycle has been left untouched other than colour changes. The Honda CBR600RR will now come in a new combination of white/black/red,...

Exclusive first pictures of the 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR

Exclusive first pictures of the 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR

Here are the world exclusive first picture of the 2008 Honda Fireblade. It's an official Honda picture, and we'll be updating this story with more details about the motorcycle as we get...

Download Bimota DB6C-1098 desktop images on MCN

The Bimota DB6C-1098 is claimed to be the 'world's best handling naked motorcycle', according to its creators. The Bimota DB6C-1098 is a limited edition motorcycle and you can read more about it in this week's MCN out Wednesday, September 5, 2007. Click on the images to download the stunning Bimota DB6V-1098 to set as your desktop...

Arlen Ness Smooftail pictures

Arlen Ness Smooftail pictures

British chopper builder Battistini has completed only the second Arlen Ness Smooftail bike ever built – 14 years after the American bike legend fabricated the frame. The ‘Smooftail’ was designed in...

Limited-run Bimota DB5 unveiled

Limited-run Bimota DB5 unveiled

Bimota has revealed this limited edition DB5 Borsalino, built to celebrate the anniversary of an Italian hat company! Based on a mechanically stock Bimota DB5 , the DB5 Borsalino was built to...

Video: Suzuki Stratosphere in action

Japanese insiders have confirmed that Suzuki's six-cylinder Stratosphere concept bike has followed in the B-King's footsteps by getting the green light for Production in 2009. Check out the video below to see the bike in action in Suzuki's own teaser for the bike.

Picture exclusive: BMW HP2 Sport is in production

Picture exclusive: BMW HP2 Sport is in production

Take a look at some images of BMW's upcoming HP2 Sport. The sportiest BMW ever made is set to be released within weeks and it has been confirmed by an internal dealership document that it will be...

New V-Max - but not until 2009

New V-Max - but not until 2009

Yamaha’s next-generation V-Max concept looks set to go into production as a 2009 model. This message – apparently sent to Yamaha dealers in America, where the firm’s cruisers go under the Star...

Goldammer built for speed

Goldammer built for speed

This wild, one-off supercharged single cylinder streamliner was unveiled for the first time at Bonneville Speed Week. Read more about the unique Goldammer machine in this week's MCN, August 22, 2007.

Gallery: See KTM's 2009 range of road bikes

Gallery: See KTM's 2009 range of road bikes

A financial report for KTM has revealed the plans for the firms 2009 range of bikes. Check out the report here or see our collection of spy shots and sneak peaks of the upcoming bikes from KTM in the...

Every new KTM revealed

Every new KTM revealed

MCN has uncovered a leaked company report revealing every single new model coming from KTM in the next two years. The report was published by Eastern European bank Raiffeisen Centro, and recommends...

2008 Honda VFR revealed in new motorcycle patent

2008 Honda VFR revealed in new motorcycle patent

Details of Honda’s 2008 VFR1000 have been revealed in a newly published motorcycle patent document – which shows the motorcycle to have a radical new frame design. The Honda V-four sports...

MCN Exclusive: Triumph Rocket III Touring spyshots

MCN Exclusive: Triumph Rocket III Touring spyshots

Here are the world’s first pictures of the final version of Triumph’s Rocket III Touring – which shows that the bike bears an almost remarkable resemblance to the Harley-Davidson Road King. This...

New Peugeot Maxi 500 scooter

New Peugeot Maxi 500 scooter

Here is the latest addition to Peugeot’s big scooter range, the four-stroke 500cc Satelis. Perfect for commuter types, there’s a lockable side compartment with a 12V socket for recharging a mobile...

BMW F800R?

BMW F800R?

Thought you might be interested in this photo which I found on the BMW Motorrad Days website. This was taken at this year's BMW Motorrad Days event, and appears to be a BMW F800R naked. What do...

Could the Husqvarna STR motorcycle go into production?

Could the Husqvarna STR motorcycle go into production?

There's hope that the most desirable supermoto motorcycle ever made could go into production. The Massimo Tamburini-designed Husqvarna STR motorcycle was created in the hope the firm could buy the BMW...

Exclusive spy shots of Triumph's new 1500cc cruiser

Exclusive spy shots of Triumph's new 1500cc cruiser

Triumph Motorcycles is just weeks away from launching its long-awaited 1500cc parallel twin cruiser - the motorcycle which could give Triumph the success in the USA it so badly wants. Take a look at...

New Ducati supermoto

New Ducati supermoto

Here's a pic of my 1977 Ducati 125 six-days trials bike with the BST wheels from my son's 125 honda GP bike loosely fitted. I was thinking of fitting the brakes and using it as a sort of retro motard.

New Kymco Nexxon 125

New Kymco Nexxon 125

Kymco has just released a new budget commuter motorcycle, the Kymco Nexxon 125. Similar in idea to the Honda C90, the Kymco Nexxon 125 is a step-through scooter with a horizontal-cylinder air-cooled...

Video: BMW's 450 enduro in action

BMW’S next-generation 450 Enduro, tagged the Sportenduro, will be available to buy in BMW dealers next year, but you can see video of the bike in action here. MCN has been told the 450cc single, which is being put through its paces at the moment in the German Enduro Championship, will be unveiled as a new model in the German manufactures range at the latter end of the year, possibly the Paris...

Yamaha's self steering bike revealed

Yamaha's self steering bike revealed

These patent drawings discovered by MCN show Yamaha has put serious effort into a bike which steers itself. The amazing concept uses a headstock and front end that rotates longitudinally about the...

Suzuki admit: B-King almost never made it

Suzuki admit: B-King almost never made it

Suzuki has just revealed to MCN that the B-King was so radical it almost didn’t make it passed the prototype stage. Speaking to MCN editor Marc Potter at the launch in Germany, they admitted that...

M1800R gets a friend - the R2

M1800R gets a friend - the R2

Joining the standard M1800R in Suzuki’s 2008 range is the M1800R2. The R2 is based closely on the standard M1800R – the mechanical specifications are exactly the same. That means the same 1783cc...