June

Video: Ducati launch 1098 R World Superbike homologation motorcycle

Ducati has launched the long awaited R version of the 1098 at the World Ducati Week in Misano. The bike is launched following the recent change of World Superbike rules to allow 1200cc twin-cylinder motorcycles to compete against the 1000cc fours. Watch the video of the unveiling of the Ducati 1098 R below and see the bike in action for the first time on footage sent back live from the...

2008 Suzuki GSX1300-R Hayabusa first official look

2008 Suzuki GSX1300-R Hayabusa first official look

This is the new 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa – though you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, as Suzuki has kept the design close to the original. Under the skin of the Hayabusa however, no part of the...

Fully-faired 2008 Suzuki Bandit GSX650F revealed

Fully-faired 2008 Suzuki Bandit GSX650F revealed

Suzuki has just released these first pictures of a full-faired Bandit 650. Shown here in American spec, the GSX650F has been confirmed as one of six new UK-spec Suzukis to be launched next week in...

Video: See the Victory vision in action and hear its designers talk

Video: See the Victory vision in action and hear its designers talk

Victory's stunning all-new Vision full-dress tourer is designed to take on Electra Glides and Goldwings and the designers think it will go down in history. Check out the video below to see the bike in...

Stripped-back Suzuki M1800RN motorcycle revealed

Stripped-back Suzuki M1800RN motorcycle revealed

Suzuki is set to reveal its 2008 motorcycle range to dealers in America on Wednesday night, June 27,2007. And this will be among the new bikes; the new Suzuki M1800RN. Originally shown to dealers last...

Suzuki B-King set to be world's most powerful naked motorcycle

Suzuki B-King set to be world's most powerful naked motorcycle

Suzuki’s new B-King looks set to be officially crowned the world’s most powerful naked motorcycle when its specifications are revealed next week. The figures for the B-King...

New Piaggio Carnaby 125cc scooter goes on sale

New Piaggio Carnaby 125cc scooter goes on sale

Piaggio has revealed its new Carnaby 125 scooter – on sale now for £2411 on the road. Italian firm Piaggio is out to show that riding a scooter is a simple option for commuters, selling...

Moto Morini's MM3 concept Multistrada rival shelved

Moto Morini's MM3 concept Multistrada rival shelved

After giving the MM3 concept bike an early thumbs up, Moto Morini has made a u-turn and decided not to go ahead with the bike. The bike used the 1200cc v-twin with fly-by-wire throttle, traction...

Ducati Desmo stuck in traffic

As part of my holiday in Italy we went to the Ducati factory, which was bloody great, but even better, on the way home what looked suspiciously like the new Desmosedici RR passed us, while we were stuck in trafffic.

Video: Aprilia's new V4 superbike engine

Video: Aprilia's new V4 superbike engine

With details of Aprilia's new sportsbike emerging in the June 2 edtion of MCN we thought we'd show you footage of the bikes all new V4 powerplant. Check out the video below to see the new...

Exclusive pictures: Ducati Desmosedici RR up close

Exclusive pictures: Ducati Desmosedici RR up close

MCN was granted exclusive access to the road-going version of Ducati’s DesmosediciRR last week – more than two weeks before the completely finished bike will be seen for the first time at World Ducati...

America only Ducati Sport 1000

America only Ducati Sport 1000

Ducati has released pictures of this special-edition Ducati Sport 1000, but unfortunately only North American riders will be able to buy it. The bike is the single-seat Ducati Sport 1000 with black...

2008 Kawasaki KX motocross motorcycles unveiled

2008 Kawasaki KX motocross motorcycles unveiled

Kawasaki has released the first pictures of its updated 2008 model four-stroke motocross motorcycles, the KX250F and KX450F Both the Kawasaki KX250F and KX450F motorcycles have been subject to detail...

Aprilia to build 1200cc supermoto motorcycle to rival Ducati's Hypermotard

Aprilia to build 1200cc supermoto motorcycle to rival Ducati's Hypermotard

This is the first picture of Aprilia’s new V-twin supermoto motorcycle– aimed at taking the fight to Ducati’s Hypermotard. The Aprilia clay model you see here is set to be turned into a production...

Fuel-injected Enfield on the way

Fuel-injected Enfield on the way

For the first time in half a decade Royal Enfield is updating its air-cooled single engine to comply with emissions laws. The stringent Euro3 legislation requires lower emissions levels than is...

Test ride the Ducati Hypermotard at dealer open days

Test ride the Ducati Hypermotard at dealer open days

Want to get a test ride on the all-new Ducati Hypermotard? Then check out your local Ducati dealer for details. UK dealers are holding open days for you to ogle the bike in the flesh and take test...

Motorcycle sales up 10 per cent in 2007

Motorcycle sales up 10 per cent in 2007

Figures released last week show that bike sales are up by 10% compared to this month in 2006. The Motor Cycle Industry Association document shows that adventure style bikes are showing the biggest...

Suzuki 'Address' commuters with 125cc bike

Suzuki 'Address' commuters with 125cc bike

Suzuki announced the UK introduction of the Address 125 commuter bike last week. The step-through style machine has a four-stroke 125cc engine with a semi-automatic four-speed gearbox and disc...

Matt black Triumph Scrambler

Matt black Triumph Scrambler

Triumph is now offering the Bonneville Scrambler in matt black. The 865cc parallel twin is identical to current options apart from the paint, and is available now for £5899 on the road. See your local...

SV K8

SV K8

I always liked the concept of Suzuki's SV but also hated the styling of the current generation. So I photoshopped something... Tell me how do you like my "vision" of a new SV?

New Kymco learner 125 bike

New Kymco learner 125 bike

Kymco’s UK importer launched the KR Sport 125 sports-style 125 last week. The bike has a 124cc air-cooled four-stroke engine in a steel/alloy frame with a full fairing. It costs £2399 on the road and...

Big Twin racer

Big Twin racer

Back in 1997 I built a sports bike using a Harley big twin motor. The first event I attended was a huge success - not only was the bike a crowd favourite but it also got the attention of Erik Buell.

Video: Suzuki B-King ridden at Isle of Man TT

Video: Suzuki B-King ridden at Isle of Man TT

John Reynolds gave the Suzuki B-King its first public appearance when he rode it in a parade lap of the Douglas seafront during the Isle of Man TT festival. Check out the video below to see the...

F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

Two top British Formula 1 designers have created the Ecosse-Spirit ES1 - a radical new superbike which promises to offer 220mph performance. The new design goes back to the very first principles...

Video: A brand new Vincent

Video: A brand new Vincent

The Vincent HRD owners club has produced the first brand new Vincent black Shadow for many years and it is stunning. Check out the video below to see the 500 miles old classic being put through its...

Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

A pair of British F1 designers have revealed to MCN what they are calling the "fastest, lightest, best handling superbike" and we've got an exclusive interview and pictures of the new bike. Check out...