2008

Vote: Should new BMW G650GS single come to UK

Vote: Should new BMW G650GS single come to UK

BMW is considering bringing the new the G650GS to the UK market if it thinks there is strong enough demand. The new motorcycle is largely the same as the F650GS which was discontinued at the end of...

Honda Fury technology revealed

Honda Fury technology revealed

These are the official design drawings of the new Honda Fury custom bike set to be launched in January at the New York motorcycle show. The subject of endless internet speculation, the Fury is...

MV Agusta and BMW plan new middleweights

MV Agusta and BMW plan new middleweights

BMW and MV Agusta are planning to take on the Japanese manufacturers with two all-new middleweight supersport motorcycles. BMW has already publicly announced its keen interest in entering the 600...

Terblanche back with motorcycles

Terblanche back with motorcycles

After a fairly long time away from bikes, my man tells me ex-Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche is ‘helping out’ with some consultancy work at the Piaggio Group with his old Cagiva mate Miguel Galuzzi...

BMW F650 single returns

BMW F650 single returns

BMW is bringing the old 650cc single cylinder F650GS back – but calling it the G650GS and it’s only for America at this stage. Due to big demand from police and the military in the US – the old bike...

Video: New Lambrettas unveiled

LAMBRETTA scooters have returned to the world stage after an Italian firm unveiled three new Chinese-made models. The Pato 50, 125 and 150 made their public debut earlier this year in a flurry of publicity.  The scooters are only going to be available in Italy, through Italian firm Motom. Watch the clip to see the new scooters in action.

Save £1500 on a new Kawasaki ZX6R

Save £1500 on  a new Kawasaki ZX6R

A Wiltshire dealership is offering 100 Kawasaki ZX-6R at 1998 prices…knocking £1500 off the 2008 list price. The one-off deal is being offered by George White’s superbike centre to mark owner Steve...

Honda CB1100F set for launch

Honda CB1100F set for launch

While Honda officially launched the majority of its 2009 range months ago it's held back one of the most exciting bikes that will hit dealers next year – the CB1100F. But newly published patents...

Samurai Type 9 Shogun: off-the-shelf show bikes

Samurai Type 9 Shogun: off-the-shelf show bikes

Despite appearances this isn't just another money-no-object Harley-based special created to win custom bike awards – in fact it's the latest production bike from new Japanese manufacturer Samurai...

Your reaction to the ABS Honda Fireblade

Your reaction to the ABS Honda Fireblade

It seems the ABS Honda Fireblade road test in this week’s MCN has caused a big stir among sportsbike riders. This is the first ever electronically-controlled Combined ABS-assisted superbike and it...

Revised BMW G650 Xcountry for 2009

Revised BMW G650 Xcountry for 2009

An updated version of the BMW G650 Xcountry will be available in dealerships from January 2009. The revised Xcountry features a new paint scheme and a number of subtle changes designed to make the...

Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

Check out this advert for the new ‘cross plane crank’ 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 featuring Valentino Rossi. Rossi has already appeared in Yamaha adverts in the past including the 2007 R1 and last year’s...

Honda electric motorcycle in two years

Honda electric motorcycle in two years

Honda boss Takeo Fukui has today announced the Japanese giant will have a battery-powered motorcycle on the market in two years. The announcement was made as part of a speech regarding the summary of...

Ducati Desmosedici for sale on motorcyclenews.com

Ducati Desmosedici for sale on motorcyclenews.com

An example of the ultra-rare, ultra-exotic Ducati Desmosedic RR MotoGP replica has come up for sale, brand new, on www.motorcyclenews.com. The motorcycle, also recently voted Machine of the Year in...

First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

Yamaha dealer Flitwick Motorcycles have taken delivery of the first three V-Maxs in the UK, with owners hoping to pick up their new 197bhp £16,000 machines very soon. Flitwick’s Saul Towers said:...

Poll: Should the Kawasaki ZRX1200 come to the UK?

Poll: Should the Kawasaki ZRX1200 come to the UK?

Kawasaki has just unveiled the new Kawasaki ZRX1200 based on the original ZRX concept motorcycle raced by Eddie Lawson. Unfortunately Kawasaki UK have no plans to bring the retro-cool ZRX1200 to the...

Poll: Should Honda build the CB1100R?

Poll: Should Honda build the CB1100R?

Honda staff at the NEC had to disappoint a number of buyers so desperate to get their hands on the prototype CB1100R on show for the first time in the UK they were willing to write a cheque for...

Aprilia ManaX wallpapers

Aprilia ManaX wallpapers

Aprilia has just released proper studio photographs of the stunning ManaX concept bike first seen at the Milan motorcycle show in November. So far, only images of the bike at shows and inside...

NEC Show: Cagiva Mito 525 reaches UK

NEC Show: Cagiva Mito 525 reaches UK

Cagiva importer MotoGB will be bringing in the first of the updated Mito 525 in the first half of next year. The new 525 (actually 125cc – the 525 tag is a nod to Cagiva’s 500GP past) was revealed at...

NEC Show: New Honda Hornet

NEC Show: New Honda Hornet

Honda has introduced the revised 2009 model Hornet 600 at the NEC Show. The 2009 Honda Hornet 600 differs from the current model by having compression damping adjusters on the rear shock...

Honda Fury cruiser spotted in testing

Honda Fury cruiser spotted in testing

This spy shot shows Honda’s eagerly-awaited new custom, the Fury, undergoing final testing in Arizona, USA. The picture, courtesy of Spanish magazine Solo Moto, clearly shows the extreme nature of...

This week in MCN: The all-new Kawasaki ZRX1200

This week in MCN: The all-new Kawasaki ZRX1200

Here's a first glimpse of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZRX1200. The retro muscle bike has been given a new lease of life with a ground-up redesign. Kawasaki ZRX1200s for sale Get MCN, on sale December...

NEC Show: World’s first electric superbike unveiled

NEC Show: World’s first electric superbike unveiled

This is the first prototype of the world’s first electric road legal bike. The TTX01 has been unveiled at the 2008 NEC Bike Show by a team of British engineers and is due to go in to production in...

Poll: Should Aprilia put the Mana X into production

Poll: Should Aprilia put the Mana X into production

Aprilia recently unveiled the Mana X prototype at the Cologne Show - a wild flat-track style motorcycle based on the semi-automatic Aprilia Mana 850. As oppose to the plain, commuter style of the...

Video: Aprilia RSV4 road bike

MCN was granted exclusive access to the new Aprilia RSV4 superbike at the Noale factory last week and we were also able to get this video of the bike showing details of the 180bhp V4 machine. See pictures of the Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike racer The bike will not be on show at the NEC bike show so this will be the closest many people can get until the bike hits dealers in the middle of 2009. ...

Video: Ducati 1198 Promotional video

Just as we were all thinking the Ducati 1098 was the best V-twin ever, out of nowhere Ducati's 1198 appears and you can see it here in our video. Watch Troy Bayliss larking about on the new Ducati 1198 in their promotional video below and read the full article on the motorcycle in MCN, Wednesday, 26 November, 2008.

Vaillante MotoGP

Vaillante MotoGP

Between fiction and reality. The new French team for 2010 World MotoGP Champhionship. The VAILLANTE MotoGP V4 will be equipped by pneumatic valve engine, chassis completely in carbon fibre and...

Official BMW sketches show Lo-Rider's customisation potential

Official BMW sketches show Lo-Rider's customisation potential

BMW is choosing from twelve designs for the Lo-Rider concept, official sketches reveal, and the concept is designed to make personalising your bike easier than ever. BMW gave MCN access to the twelve...

Video: BMW S1000RR in action

Video: BMW S1000RR in action

BMW has released another video of it's road-going S1000RR superbike - this time undergoing testing at the Spanish Albacete circuit. The bike is covered in contour-deflecting black and white...

Gilera 600 Supersport & Streetracer

Gilera  600  Supersport & Streetracer

After the presentation of the new APRILIA Superbike, Piaggio Group want to throw again also the historic brand GILERA. In fact, I think in the first days of the 2009 it will come introduced...

Poll: Should BMW build the Lo-Rider?

Poll: Should BMW build the Lo-Rider?

BMW is looking for feedback on the Lo-Rider concept revealed at the Milan Show last week, so MCN has setup an online poll to see what you think. BMWs for sale The motorcycle is based on BMW’s...

Video: BMW S1000RR onboard footage

Video: BMW S1000RR onboard footage

BMW has released official onboard footage of the new S1000RR superbike testing at Oschersleben recently. BMWs for sale The bike appears to be testing on a public trackday, and is seen catching and...

Video: 2009 Aprilia RSV4 and Yamaha R1 take to the track

Video: 2009 Aprilia RSV4 and Yamaha R1 take to the track

We've got video of the 2009 Yamaha R1 and the Aprilia RSV4 in action for the first time with Max Biaggi, Ben Spies and Tom Sykes out on track at the Portimao circuit. The two machines have been...

Milan Show: BMW unveil Lo Rider concept

Milan Show: BMW unveil Lo Rider concept

This great looking bike, which is supposed to be a BMW concept bike, has just been unveiled at the Milan show. But the motorcycle looks so finished it could go into production within 18 months. Dubbed...

Milan Show: Husqvarna SMQ450

Milan Show: Husqvarna SMQ450

Husqvarna has just pulled the covers off the SMQ450 concept, a single-cylinder street bike that mixes vintage flavour and modern technology. The new motorcycle is based around Husqvarna's own...

Milan Show: Aprilia Mana X

Milan Show: Aprilia Mana X

Aprilia has revealed the Mana X- a wild flat-track style concept based on the semi-automatic Aprilia Mana 850. The Mana X uses the same 830cc v-twin from the Aprilia Mana 850, but instead of plain...