2008

First 2009 suzuki GSX-R1000 and Intruder launch pics

First 2009 suzuki GSX-R1000 and Intruder launch pics

Can't wait for the official 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 pictures? MCN is at the launch in Paris and our news reporter has snapped a few camera phone shots of the bike up close. Information at present is...

Suzuki Gladius launch teaser: Suzuki target new bike at lady riders

Suzuki Gladius launch teaser: Suzuki target new bike at lady riders

MCN News Reporter Laura Kennerley is at the official launch of the Suzuki Gladius in Paris and she's just sent these camera phone image back to the office. The Gladius used the 650cc v-twin from the...

Monster 1100 officially unveiled

Monster 1100 officially unveiled

These are the first official pictures of Ducati’s Monster 1100 and 1100S, which are due to go on sale before Christmas. Two versions are due to be available, the standard 1100 and the 1100S. The...

Aprilia lift the veil on the new RSV4

Aprilia lift the veil on the new RSV4

Aprilia have revealed the first official pictures of their road-going 1000cc V4 supersports machine, the RSV4. The Aprilia RSV4 is powered by an engine developed and built in-house by...

Aprilia RSV4 launch teaser

Aprilia RSV4 launch teaser

MCN News Reporter Chris Newbigging is in Rome right now at the launch of Aprilia's new RSV4 and he's just sent through this camera phone shot  and some info on the bike as a little teaser. Click...

Kawasaki reveal 2009 motorcycles: ZX-6R, ER6, three new VN1700 cruisers and the KLX250

Kawasaki reveal 2009 motorcycles: ZX-6R, ER6, three new VN1700 cruisers and the KLX250

Kawasaki have revealed a bunch of new 2009 motorcycles, including the new ZX-6R, a sharper ER6-f and ER6-n, three different versions of the new VN1700 cruiser and an enduro-style KLX250 to tempt...

Kawasaki targets younger riders with KLX250

Kawasaki targets younger riders with KLX250

Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2009 bikes including the new ZX-6R, ER6-f and ER6-n, three new cruisers and a new KLX250 enduro-style machine. Full details are in the September 24 issue of...

Three new Kawasaki VN1700 cruisers

Three new Kawasaki VN1700 cruisers

KAWASAKI has taken the wraps off the 2009 bikes including the new ZX-6R, ER6-f and ER6-n, three new cruisers and a new KLX250 enduro-style machine. Full details are in the September 24 issue of...

Kawasaki gives ER6 sporty makeover

Kawasaki gives ER6 sporty makeover

Kawasaki has taken the wraps off the 2009 bikes including the new ZX-6R, ER6-f and ER6-n, three new cruisers and a new KLX250 enduro-style machine. Full details are in the September 24 issue of...

Latest 2009 Aprilia RSV4 spy shots

Latest 2009 Aprilia RSV4 spy shots

Aprilia’s new RSV4 superbike has been spied days before its official launch in Rome this weekend. The new pictures from the ApriliaNews Blog show a finished road bike minus a few pieces of...

New Yamaha Aerox

New Yamaha Aerox

I stumbled across this image, does anyone know anything about it? Is it the new Aerox?? I really like it, it's about time Yamaha updated the Aerox. Anyway I thought MCN readers might be...

Ducati Hypermotard and Multistrada get Pearl White option

Ducati Hypermotard and Multistrada get Pearl White option

Ducati has extended its colour range by adding the pearl white option to two more of its top models, the Hypermotard and Multistrada. Following the pearl white finish introduced on the Ducati 848 and...

Hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 running

Hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 running

MCN was on hand to witness the covers being pulled off the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 in Amsterdam yesterday (September 8), and Yamaha fired the bike up to demonstrate the big-bang, cross-plane crank motor's...

Video: See and hear the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action

The first video has emerged of the 2009 Yamaha R1 in action and it sounds incredible. Check out the video on the right to see the new 2009 Yamaha R1 in action as part of a US promo video and hear the incredible sound it makes. The video explains all the technical aspects of how the engine works with Colin Edwards taking you through how it feels to ride. Get 10 pages of 2009 Yamaha's in the...

2009 Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star- First pictures

2009 Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star- First pictures

Yamaha’s sub-1000cc cruiser, the XVS950 Midnight Star, gets boosted with a newly-designed 942cc air-cooled V-twin engine and a lengthened and lowered chassis for improved handling. The new...

Yamaha MotoGP riders unveil new YZF-R1 in Las Vegas

Yamaha MotoGP riders unveil new YZF-R1 in Las Vegas

All four Yamaha MotoGP representatives: Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Colin Edwards and James Toseland, have been part of the global unveiling of the new YZF-R1 in a glitzy Las Vegas...

2009 Yamaha minor changes

2009 Yamaha minor changes

In addition to the brand new models from Yamaha such as the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion, Yamaha R1, Yamaha WR125X/WR125R and the Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star the majority of Yamaha’s models will receive a...

Yamaha launches 2009 motorcycles - R1, XJ6 Diversion, WR125 and XVS950

Yamaha launches 2009 motorcycles - R1, XJ6 Diversion, WR125 and XVS950

Yamaha has released the official pictures and details of the first half of it's 2009 range of motorcycles, including a new 'big-bang' YZF-R1 and the re-emergence of the XJ6 Diversion, and to celebrate...

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - First pictures

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - First pictures

Yamaha has released the first official pictures and information for the revised 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. The biggest change is the move to a 'big-bang' inline four-cylinder 998cc motor that Yamaha claim is...

2009 Honda Fireblade ABS - First official pictures

2009 Honda Fireblade ABS - First official pictures

The flagship Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade becomes the first superbike to get ABS in 2009 and comes in a range of new colours. Video: 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch test The optional...

All-new Honda CRF450 boasts fuel injection

All-new Honda CRF450 boasts fuel injection

Honda has totally redesigned its all-conquering CRF450R motocross bike for the first time with an all-new frame, suspension and motor that uses fuel injection. And they claim in tests it’s two seconds...

2009 Ducati Monster 1100 spy shots

2009 Ducati Monster 1100 spy shots

These world first pictures of the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100, captured on camera by a forum user on an Italian Monster fan site. The pictures show the bike is equipped with a single sided swingarm and...

Video: Husaberg's radical new motorcycle explained

Off-road motorcycle manufacturer Husaberg has launched two radical new enduro bikes with completely repositioned engines and fuel tanks so we caught up with one of the Husaberg team to explain exactly what they've done. Check out the video below to see the new engine and chassis design explained.

The secrets of BMW's S1000RR superbike

The secrets of BMW's S1000RR superbike

BMW has finally unveiled a prototype of its road-going superbike which it claims will be the most powerful production race replica ever. Video: Hear BMW S1000RR World Superbike prototype run A...

Suzuki launches C1800RT cruiser

Suzuki launches C1800RT cruiser

A new flagship model has been added to Suzuki’s ever expanding cruiser range of motorcycles. The Suzuki C1800RT. View Suzuki motorcycles for sale The Intruder C1800RT is designed to be a sporty, long...

Naked 600's from China

Naked 600's from China

The dragon moves the tail. Within a short time three of the greatest Chinese manufacturers could introduce their "weapons" for a massive attack on the European and Japanese motorcycle...

What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

You could help MCN with its test of Yamaha’s all-new V-Max by telling us what you want to know about the bike. The new Yamaha V-Max in action Original V-Max review We’re due to test the bike over the...

Taiwanese researchers unveil air-powered motorcycle

Taiwanese researchers unveil air-powered motorcycle

Researchers at the National Central University in Taiwan has developed a motorcycle that can run on compressed air, as oppose to petrol. Jem Stansfield's similar air-powered bike Researchers Yu-Ta...

Peugeot cuts cost of its V-Clic scooter

Peugeot cuts cost of its V-Clic scooter

Peugeot has dropped the price of its 50cc V-Clic scooter by £70 to £829, to attract motorists and motorcyclists who are looking for a cheap means of getting to work during the credit crunch. Peugeot...

Honda VFR gets V5 engine

Honda VFR gets V5 engine

Honda has pulled out all the stops to showcase the finest technology ever seen on a road bike with the all-new VFR1000F and touring-spec VFR1000GT motorcycles. View Honda VFRs for sale Along with the...

Suzuki launch official MotoGP replica GSX-R1000s

Suzuki launch official MotoGP replica GSX-R1000s

Suzuki is gearing up to sell 135 GSX-R1000s as replicas of its Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer. Suzuki GSX-R1000s for sale The GSX-R1000s have been painted in the team’s official 2008 colours, and...

Ducati Hyperfighter

Ducati Hyperfighter

This is the possible aspect of a new Ducati that will be shown at EICMA 2008. The Hyperfighter (this will be the name) is a motorcycle without compromises, born for the purest fun on road and...

Two-tone colours for 2009 Kawasaki Z750

Two-tone colours for 2009 Kawasaki Z750

Kawasaki has released the first picture of the 2009-spec Z750 in a new two-tone green/black colour scheme. Find Kawasaki Z750s for sale Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride Mechanically the bike is...

Bag a bargain scooter from Peugeot

Bag a bargain scooter from Peugeot

Peugeot has slashed the price of its scooter range as it looks to promote two-wheelers as a means of beating the credit crunch. The firm has cut the price of its Satelis 125cc by £300 to £2,799, and...

Harley Davidson unveils its 2009 motorcycles

Harley Davidson unveils its 2009 motorcycles

Harley Davidson has unveiled its 2009 range of motorcycles with a brand new V-Rod, three-wheel Electra Glide and almost every bike getting an update. See the new Buell 1125CR here The biggest...

Harley-Davidson Dyna range refreshed for 2009

Harley-Davidson Dyna range refreshed for 2009

Harley-Davidson has introduced a range of improvements and detail changes to the complete Dyna range of motorcycles for the 2009 model year - read Harley's claims for the updated bikes below: See the...