2008

Harley-Davidson Softails tweaked for 2009

Harley-Davidson Softails tweaked for 2009

Harley-Davidson has made a series of detail changes to the eight-bike Softail range for the 2009 model year. The minor mechanical and styling changes are listed on Harley's new model information...

2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic trike revealed

2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic trike revealed

This is the new 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic, which is basically a trike version of the two-wheeled Ultra Classic tourer. Harley Davidson will not be bringing the Tri Glide Ultra...

New Buell 1125CR leads 2009 range

New Buell 1125CR leads 2009 range

Buell has just unveiled the new 1125CR for 2009. The new café racer inspired super naked is based closely on the Buell 1125R sportsbike but with various changes to suit the fairing-less restyle. Read...

Yamaha YBR-125 Custom due in August

Yamaha YBR-125 Custom due in August

Yamaha hopes to get its YBR-125 Custom model into showrooms next month, after production problems led to a delay in the launch of the bike. Yamaha spokesman Simon Belton says the delay was beyond...

2009 Triumphs: Thunderbird 1600, Daytona 675 and Street Triple R

2009 Triumphs: Thunderbird 1600, Daytona 675 and Street Triple R

These are the world-first pictures of Triumph’s complete 2009 range unveiled at a dealer conference last night (Sunday), including the Thunderbird 1600 cruiser, Street Triple R and revised Daytona...

New sporty feel for Sachs SX1 scooter

New sporty feel for Sachs SX1 scooter

Scooter manufacturer Sachs has given its sporty looking SX1 a facelift for Summer 2008.  New for this summer are a 190mm wavy disc brake on the front alloy tri-spoke wheel, the addition of...

Extra KTM RC8s coming to the UK

Extra KTM RC8s coming to the UK

KTM UK is bringing 30 extra KTM RC8 superbikes in to the UK after the first batch sold out. Video: 2008 KTM RC8 The extra motorcycles should allow buyers who didn’t place a deposit on the first...

Honda DN-01 to go on sale in August

Honda DN-01 to go on sale in August

Honda has announced that its unique motorcycle scooter hybrid, the DN-01 will go on sale in the UK on 1 August 2008. The DN-01 features fully automatic transmission and the motorcycle is powered...

New colours for Moto Morini 1200 Sport

New colours for Moto Morini 1200 Sport

They’ve only just been made available in shops, but Moto Morini has already added a new colour option for the 1200 Sport. The Sport was originally revealed in the option of British racing green/yellow...

MCN Daily 25-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 133 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Harley-Davidson's XR1200 arrives in dealerships around the UK, the Italian SC Caracchi Triumph World Supersport team are back in action at Misano this weekend and Ducati deny reports it will debut its new carbon-fibre framed GP9 this season.    Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the...

Harley Davidson XR1200 now in UK dealerships

Harley Davidson XR1200 now in UK dealerships

Harley Davidsons flat-track inspired XR1200 motorcycle has now arrived in Harley Davidson dealerships around the UK. The XR1200 is styled on the flat-track Harley Davidson XR750, which is the...

MCN Daily 18-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 129 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Yamaha unveil its revised 2009 motocross motorcycle range, Xerox Ducati target Shane Byrne and Hayden fears he could be axed.   Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you think of the new show.

New Yamaha motocrossers unveiled

New Yamaha motocrossers unveiled

Yamaha has just unveiled its revised 2009 motocross motorcycle range. The four-stroke YZ250F and YZ450F gain a new lighter swingarm and rear wheel hub, a larger and more rigid rear wheel spindle and...

Morini Corsaro 1200 Veloce gets new paint scheme for 2008

Morini Corsaro 1200 Veloce gets new paint scheme for 2008

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Morini has given its Corsaro 1200 Veloce a new white paint scheme for 2008. The Morini Corsaro 1200 Veloce also gets revised fuel injection to smooth out the throttle...

New Suzuki 125cc Sixteen extends learner legal range

New Suzuki 125cc Sixteen extends learner legal range

Suzuki has launched an all-new big wheeled scooter - the 125cc Sixteen, available with free insurance. The Suzuki 125cc Sixteen features 16 inch wheels to aid stability and linked brakes for ease of...

MCN Daily 13-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 126 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Suzuki expands its range of learner bikes, MPs say the Government should look again at national road pricing and Troy Corser was the man to beat at the Nurburgring today.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us...

Suzuki Hayabusa and GSX-R750 get limited edition colours

Suzuki Hayabusa and GSX-R750 get limited edition colours

Suzuki has launched new colour schemes for its 2008 Hayabusa and GSX-R750, in response to feedback from customers. Video: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa first test A limited run of 200 Suzuki Hayabusas are due...

My designs for new Yamaha TDR and RD's

My designs for new Yamaha TDR and RD's

These are my proposal sketches for a new Yamaha RD350 and Yamaha TDR350 twin. Both would be two-stroke with fuel injection and weighing 4,134Kg. I have a two-stroke...

Video: First look at the 2009 Yamaha V-Max in action

Video: First look at the 2009 Yamaha V-Max in action

Yamaha has officially launched one of it's most hotly anticipated motorcycles, the new 2009 V-Max and you can see the first video of the V-Max in action here. Check out the video on the right to see...

2009 Yamaha V-Max official details and pictures

2009 Yamaha V-Max official details and pictures

Yamaha has officially unvelied the 2009 V-Max and MCN can now reveal the official specifications and pictures of the motorcycle. Rea the review of the original Yamaha V-Max The V-Max was orgininally...

MCN Daily 29-05-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 114 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Valentino Rossi says he will not retire in 2009 and the Yamaha Tenere is available in the UK.  Check out the video above to catch up with all the news in just three minutes.

Yamaha XT660Z Tenere available in Yamaha dealers

Yamaha XT660Z Tenere available in Yamaha dealers

Yamaha’s XT660Z Tenere motorcycle is now available through Yamaha's UK dealer network, priced at £4,899 excluding registration and road taxes. First ride: Yamaha Tenere pre-launch report The...

First pictures of Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle in road trim

First pictures of Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle in road trim

These pictures are the first showing the new Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle in road trim and almost complete. Video: Aprilia RSV4 launch The pictures broke earlier today on an Aprilia...

Picture gallery: 50th anniversary Triumph Bonnevilles

Picture gallery: 50th anniversary Triumph Bonnevilles

Triumph is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bonneville this year, and to celebrate two limited edition Bonnevilles have been designed by Belstaff and Ewan McGregor. The Belstaff Bonneville is...

Race replica paintjobs unveiled for Yamaha scooters

Race replica paintjobs unveiled for Yamaha scooters

Yamaha is gearing up to look after its younger buyers, by launching a range of race replica paintjobs for its Aerox R and Jog RR scooters. Paint schemes available include a Fiat Yamaha replica in...

Video: Honda plans dual-clutch gearbox

Motorcycles are set to join the gearbox revolution that has hit the car world, with Honda preparing to unleash dual-clutch semi-automatic technology for motorcycles. Dual-clutch gearboxs have been around for cars since 2003 and now Honda are the first bike maker to show an interest in the system, hoping to install it into an inline four-cylinder sports bike engine. Skip the video to the...

Picture gallery: Royal Enfield Woodsman

Picture gallery: Royal Enfield Woodsman

Royal Enfield has just released another variant of their Bullet, the Royal Enfield Woodsman in the style of retro trail bikes. Just like Triumph did with the Triumph Scrambler. The 499cc single...

Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

This week’s MotOh show in Barcelona saw the first showing of Derbi’s latest concept motorcycle – a machine that’s part motorcycle, part mountain bike. Called the DH2.0 – DH stands for Down Hill –...

Honda CB1000R due to go on sale July 4

Honda CB1000R due to go on sale July 4

Honda’s CB1000R is scheduled to go on sale in dealers on July 4, following a successful European launch in April. Video: Honda CB1000R first ride The Honda CB1000R would be available in...

MCN Daily 08/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 101 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Bikesure launches a new insurance scheme, Jorge Lorenzo is facing a tough fight to be fit for Le Mans and Chaz Davies may ride in MotoGP this season.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you...

Husqvarna reveal TE310 and TC450 for 2009

Husqvarna reveal TE310 and TC450 for 2009

Husqvarna has revealed new enduro models for 2009 – the TC 450 and the TE310. The all new Husqvarna TE310 takes Husqvarnas range of four stroke enduro motorcycles to four models. Both the TE 310 and...

Roehr announce completion of pre production 1250sc

Roehr announce completion of pre production 1250sc

American motorcycle manufacturer Roehr has announced the completion of its pre production run of the Roehr 1250sc. The Roehr 1250sc uses a Harley Davidson V-Rod engine. The 1250sc uses quality...

Video: Custom Ducati goes into production

Custom motorcycle designer Jens vom Brauck has decided to put his Moto Scrambler Ducati special into production. Vom Brauck was crowned winner of the Design Your Dream Ducati competition in 2004 and we have already ridden the special that the new bike is based on. Watch the video to above to see the Scrambler in action and the video on the right to see one of his...

MCN Daily 02/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 98 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show James Toseland is not too worried about finishing 13th in Shanghai, Jorge Lorenzo is a doubt for this weekend’s Chinese MotoGP and Harley are to put the XR1200 into full production.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then...

Full production of Harley’s XR1200 is underway

Full production of Harley’s XR1200 is underway

Production of Harley Davidson’s XR1200 kicked off at the firm’s manufacturing facility in Missouri yesterday. The model is one of the most significant motorcycles produced by the manufacturer because...

Video: MCN goes pillion with James Toseland

James Toseland gave MCN an insight into the ability that sees him banging fairings with Casey Stoner with an exclusive pillion ride at Silverstone's Stow circuit. The reigning World Superbike champion did his best to scare our man witless and joked: "You've got to scare the man from MCN - it's the only chance I'll have to get my own back on you guys!". Watch the video below to get a feeling of how...