January

Picture gallery: Insanity 749 minibike

Picture gallery: Insanity 749 minibike

The Insanity 749 minibike is claimed to be the smallest road legal motorcycles in the UK. MCN road tester Phil West reviews the bike in this weeks MCN (Wednesday 30th January) and we have a...

Video: Honda EVO6 concept looks good for producation

Honda's EVO6 concept bike that was unveiled at the Tokyo show in October could well be making its way into production. Factory insiders have confirmed to MCN that the 1800cc flat-six naked bike is seriously being considered. You can read the full article in the January 30 edition of MCN but in the mean-time check out the video on the right for a view of the bike on stage at the Tokyo show.

Triumph launches tweaked 2008 Sprint ST

Triumph has just launched the 2008 Sprint ST with detail changes based on customer feedback. The bike now has a steel fuel tank to allow the use of magnetic tank bags, a new headlamp design to improve night vision and new footrests are claimed to be covered with more durable rubber. The bike’s engine, chassis and bodywork is otherwise unchanged. It costs £7999 (£8599 for the ABS version) on the...

New Peugeot Sum up 125cc scooter

New Peugeot Sum up 125cc scooter

Peugeot has announced the release of their brand new scooter, the Sum Up 125cc. The scooter features halogen headlights and a broad two person seat, ideal for carrying a pillion. Under the seat is the...

MCN Daily 25/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 32 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear Ken Livingstone proposing all urban areas of London get a 20mph speed limit, the first UK delivery of a Ducati Desmosedici takes place and Dani Pedrosa's succesful hand surgery means he should be back riding next month.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below...

First official pictures of new Moto Morinis

First official pictures of new Moto Morinis

Moto Morini sent these two images of the new Scrambler and 1200 Sport fresh from the photo shoot earlier today (January 25) exclusively to MCN. The bikes were launched last weekend at the Padova...

Video: Valentino Rossi’s riding tips on new Yamaha R6

Video: Valentino Rossi’s riding tips on new Yamaha R6

These are the first video clips of MotoGP hero Valentino Rossi filming a new riding DVD to celebrate 10 years of the Yamaha R series. The new DVD will be given away in a special event on March 15 at...

Video: First UK Desmosedici arrives

Video: First UK Desmosedici arrives

One lucky rider from Glasgow will be the first in the UK to take delivery of Ducati’s Desmosedici RR road bike. Ducati Glasgow is conducting public viewings of the bike this weekend, before handing...

Triumph's new 1700 cruiser: What do you think?

Triumph's new 1700 cruiser: What do you think?

In this weeks MCN we have exclusive spy shots of Triumph's 1700cc parallel-twin, designed to take on Harley Davidson at its own game. The motorcycle was spotted in Wales, in almost complete...

MCN Daily 22/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 30 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Yamaha tops the sales charts for 2007, four new bikes from Harley Davidson, Buell and Moto Morini and Rossi highsides out of the Sepang MotoGP test.  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...

New Moto Morini Scrambler and 1200 Sport revealed

New Moto Morini Scrambler and 1200 Sport revealed

Moto Morini has unveiled the new Sport 1200 and Scrambler at the Padova motorcycle show. Both motorcycles are based on the Moto Morini 9½ Sport, but with different styling and chassis parts to give...

Buell unveil Ulysses XB12XT

Buell unveil Ulysses XB12XT

Buell have just unveiled their new Buell XB12XT to dealers in the US. The new Buell Ulysses XB12XT model was introduced today as the second model in the Buell Ulysses family of adventure...

New Harley Cross Bones revealed

New Harley Cross Bones revealed

Harley has just revealed the new Springer Cross Bones model - and it's set to make its show debut at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL next week! Full press release from Harley below: MILWAUKEE...

World’s first carbon-neutral motorcycle manufacturer revealed

World’s first carbon-neutral motorcycle manufacturer revealed

Branson is claiming to be the first ever carbon neutral motorcycle company. The brand was launched at the Motorcycle Trade Expo at the weekend, and emissions from building the Denmark designed and...

Black Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 revealed at Padova show

Black Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 revealed at Padova show

Aprilia has revealed a second colour option for the new-for-2008 Dorsoduro 750 supermoto at the Padova motorcycle show. The Dorsoduro was unveiled last year at the Milan show, but only in white/red...

MCN Daily 16/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 28 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that Ducati has plans for 10 more bikes before 2010, Nick Sanders has reached the terrorist threatened Mauritania and Max Biaggi has topped the second Phillip Island WSB test.  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...

Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

Ducati has announced plans to launch ten new bikes by 2010 during a presentation that's currently happening in Milan. The firm says its plans include three new bikes for 2008 - presumably the Monster...

New Rieju paint schemes for 2008

New Rieju paint schemes for 2008

Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Rieju has released these pictures of their new paint schemes for 2008. The 50cc RS2 Matrix will be available in racing blue and evil green. The RS2 will be priced at...

MCN Daily 14/0/08: Your daily motorcycle video news update

In episode 26 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Suzuki confirm the details for the new Bandit 1250 GT, a police instructor is banned for speeding, Karl Harris rides for Yamaha in BSB and Cyril Despres races int he UK after the Dakar cancellation.  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...

Suzuki announce Bandit 1250 Grand Touring

Suzuki announce Bandit 1250 Grand Touring

Suzuki GB has announced the price and final specifications for the new Bandit 1250 Grand Touring which was seen for the first time at the NEC show and is set to be in dealers by the end of...

Win a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Win a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki will celebrate the nationwide launch of the new Ninja ZX-10R on Thursday 7 February by giving away one of the brand new bikes. Click here to see video of the Kawasaki ZX-10R launch Cick here...

Honda CB1100 concept gallery: Honda CB1100R and CB1100F

Honda CB1100 concept gallery: Honda CB1100R and CB1100F

Here you can download exclusive wallpapers of Honda's two new protype motorcycles. The Honda CB1100F and the Honda CB1100R. See the latest pictures of the CB1100 here Whether it is the naked CB1100F...

Radical Ducati Cafe Racer

Radical Ducati Cafe Racer

Spanish tuner Radical Ducati is set to launch its first complete homologated road bike later this month - the RAD 02 Cafe Racer. Designed around Ducati's two-valve and three-valve V-twin engines, the...

First Impressions - Yamaha xs650

For all of us there seems to be a golden era in our youth when our pay packets were bigger than our debts. A period when the demands on our time were pretty much limited to the hours per day it took to earn a wage. Our days off belonged to us. If you were like me they were spent on a motorcycle. Every Saturday morning, rain hail or shine I’d meet up with a mate. We’d take a brief look at the sky...

Sporty days.

Twenty one years ago Harley Davidson re introduced the 883 ‘Sporster’. It came at a time when only Harley die hards looked forward to the latest offerings from Milwaukee. Japan was well and truly King of the two wheel domain. Reliable four cylinder, fully faired, race replicas from the land of the rising sun had eclipsed all before them. I was twenty one and in the market for my first new bike!...

Peugeot Vivacity 3 gets major upgrade

Peugeot Vivacity 3 gets major upgrade

Peugeot's  50cc 2-stroke Vivacity 3 scooter has been given a complete overhaul for 2008, to become a mini-GT scooter. The French firm upgraded the Vivacity after a survey of urban...

Honda CB1100R concept could reach production

Honda CB1100R concept could reach production

The designer of Honda's stunning CB1100R concept bike has said he would like to see the machine reach production. The retro-styled race-rep was the star of the Tokyo Motor Show last October. Now,...

New Suzuki GSX-R125 ready for 2008 - check out its rivals

New Suzuki GSX-R125 ready for 2008 -  check out its rivals

In this week’s MCN (January 3, 2008) we brought you the first look at Suzuki’s new GSX-R125, which will be unveiled later this year. The new water-cooled motorcycle will mimic the style and design of...

Would you buy a Cagiva Mito 500?

Would you buy a Cagiva Mito 500?

Cagiva’s prototype Mito 500 will go into production next year despite factory officials denying the project is confirmed for production and we want to know if you would buy it. Vote in the online poll...

Picture special: Wakan V-twin Hundred is the two-wheeled Cobra

Picture special: Wakan V-twin Hundred is the two-wheeled Cobra

The Wakan V-twin Hundred saw the dream of French designer, Joel Domerque, become reality after he was inspired by the famous 1960s sports car - the AC Cobra. Roland Brown went to Joel Domerque’s base...

2008 Yamaha Raider 1900cc

In November of 2007 I was in the local Yamaha dealer and was eye balling the 2008 Yamaha Raider. It was more than I could over come. I told the sales guy to write it up. After putting some miles on it I have to say This is the one. More power than you can use, handles better than any motorcycle I have owned. Yamaha has a total winner this time.