November

Asphaltfighters Stormbringer: the £52,000 280bhp, 200mph Kawasaki ZX-10R

Asphaltfighters Stormbringer: the £52,000 280bhp, 200mph Kawasaki ZX-10R

This is the most extreme road-going 1000cc sportsbike in the world: 280bhp, Kawasaki ZX-10R-based Asphaltfighters Stormbringer. Built in Germany, the Stormbringer takes a standard 165bhp Kawasaki...

NEC Show: Royal Enfield Woodsman and Lewis Leathers edition revealed

NEC Show: Royal Enfield Woodsman and Lewis Leathers edition revealed

Royal Enfield is showcasing its new Woodsman EFI and Lewis Leathers limited edition at the NEC show for the first time. Get all the latest NEC Show news The Woodsman harks back to the 1955 model...

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX-R750 special edition revealed

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX-R750 special edition revealed

Suzuki has unveiled its new GSX-R750 special edition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the GSX-R name. Get all the latest NEC Show news Only 25 of the model, pictured here, will be available to...

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

Suzuki's all-new GSX1250FA made its UK debut at the NEC in Birmingham today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The new 1250 is the big brother of the GSX650F, which was launched in 2007 and went on to...

NEC Show: Harris Performance Harley-Davidson XR1200 race replica

NEC Show: Harris Performance Harley-Davidson XR1200 race replica

Harris Performance has unveiled a road-going replica of the XR1200 race bikes – before the UK series has even started! Get all the latest NEC Show news The XR1200 replica is kitted with a full...

NEC Show: Suzuki unveils new UK colours for Gladius

NEC Show: Suzuki unveils new UK colours for Gladius

Suzuki has revealed the new 2010 colour schemes for the Gladius. Get all the latest NEC Show news The naked 650 v-twin will still feature its distinctive two colour tank and will be available in...

New Bimota DB7R Diavolo Rosso unveiled

New Bimota DB7R Diavolo Rosso unveiled

This is what happened when an American firm decided it could enhance the exotic Bimota DB7R-. The DB7R Diavolo Rosso is the first bike with a load-bearing carbon-fibre frame and swing arm to be...

Ultralight Grace E-motoribke unveiled

This may look like just your average bicycle, but it is infact an 'E-motorbike' from Berlin-based company Grace. The Grace is powered by a 1300-watt motor, which runs off lithium-ion batteries. The motor powers the bike to a top speed of 30mph, while the batteries give a range of 31 miles and only need one hour to recharge. The bike will start shipping in January for a price of €5,877...

Royal Enfield proposals

Royal Enfield proposals

Here are another two ideas of mine for new Royal Enfields. These bikes would be based around a flat tracker and Baja enduro bike.

2010 Yamaha FZ8: official first picture

2010 Yamaha FZ8: official first picture

Yamaha has unveiled this first official picture of the new FZ8 middleweight naked – but nothing else. There’s no information or pictures beyond this headlight shot – Yamaha UK wasn’t even aware of the...

2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250N: you decide if it comes to UK

2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250N: you decide if it comes to UK

Suzuki could reverse its decision not to bring the new Bandit 1250N to the UK – if response to the bike at the NEC Show is positive. Suzuki Bandits for sale The restyled 2010 model is currently not...

Aprilia RSV4 Factory first thoughts

Aprilia RSV4 Factory first thoughts

I was lucky enough to pick up an Aprilia RSV4 Factory from the new Long Beach Aprilia dealership with the best mechanic for this bike, Amauri, who set the sag for me before I happily rode...

New Piaggio MP3 500 and MP3 500 Sport

New Piaggio MP3 500 and MP3 500 Sport

Piaggio is replacing the MP3 400 with a new MP3 500 for 2010, and the Gilera Fuoco 500 is now branded the MP3 500 Sport. Piaggios for sale Both MP3 500s share the same 492cc liquid-cooled...

Victory Sport Roadster

Victory Sport Roadster

Since Buell is no longer, here is my design for an American sports bike. It is the Victory Sport Roadster.

BMW Concept6 six cylinder teaser video

BMW Concept6 six cylinder teaser video

BMW has released a video showing the new six cylinder Concept6 bike that was revealed at the Milan Show last week. BMWs for sale There’s no sound of the engine on the video (just the inevitable dance...

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Enduro

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Enduro

Here's my design idea for a new Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Enduro. It looks traditional but is also fashionable.

Britain’s Hesketh brand enters electric bike market

Britain’s Hesketh brand enters electric bike market

Newly revived British firm Hesketh Motorcycles has joined forces with New Vetrix to launch a zero emissions scooter. The Hesketh HZE-Vectrix scooter has been designed for the commuter market, and...

Honda unveils new Shadow RS custom bike to rival Harley-Davidson Sportster

Honda unveils new Shadow RS custom bike to rival Harley-Davidson Sportster

Honda is continuing to give out information on new 2010 models in dribs and drabs with news of a new Honda Shadow RS 750. Honda claim the Shadow has been developed to deliver all-round riding...

BMW S1000RR: the wait is almost over

BMW S1000RR: the wait is almost over

This week MCN tests BMW's long-awaited S1000RR superbike – and boy has it been a long time coming. All the latest info on the S1000RR In 24 hours we'll tell you if it's been worth the wait. In...

Facts and figures: BMW S1000RR vs Fireblade vs GSX-R1000 vs R1 vs ZX-10R

Facts and figures: BMW S1000RR vs Fireblade vs GSX-R1000 vs R1 vs ZX-10R

MCN will be riding the new BMW S1000RR at the world launch next Tuesday. All the latest info on the S1000RR Chief road tester Trevor Franklin will be riding the Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000,...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 concept video

Ducati Multistrada 1200 concept video

Ducati has released a video explaining the concept behind the Multistrada 1200's four riding 'modes'. The video doesn't show any live action footage of the bike but uses animated pencil sketches to...

New Viper super cruiser launched

New Viper super cruiser launched

This is the Diamondback, the new super cruiser from American firm Viper. It has a Viper 152 cubic inch all billet short stroke v-twin, which the company claims is the most powerful production v-twin...

Milan Show video: Rizoma Ducati Streetfighter special

Milan Show video: Rizoma Ducati Streetfighter special

MCN spotted this gorgeous example of Italian workmanship at this week's Milan Show.   Aftermarket specialist firm Rizoma has slung a full catalogue of products at this stunning Ducati...

Milan show video: Moto Guzzi concept bikes

Milan show video: Moto Guzzi concept bikes

These Moto Guzzi concepts were revealed at the EICMA show in Milan. Using the latest 110bhp four-valve per cylinder version of the air-cooled transverse Moto Guzzi v-twin, the machines...

Milan Show: 2010 Triumph Speed Triple SE

Milan Show: 2010 Triumph Speed Triple SE

The Triumph Speed Triple SE gets more than just a cool paint job with uprated suspension, flyscreen and seat cowl and retains the 128bhp three-cylinder 1050 motor common to all Speed Triples. The...

Milan Show: Limited edition Bonneville Sixty

Milan Show: Limited edition Bonneville Sixty

This limited edition of just 650 Triumph T100 Bonnevilles with a new paint scheme harking back to the 1960s has a two-tone blue paintjob with hand painted pinstripes. The Bonneville celebrated 50...

Milan show: Rieju RS3 125 unveiled

Milan show: Rieju RS3 125 unveiled

Rieju has unveiled the finished version of its new learner-legal 125 sportsbike, the RS3. Powered by the liquid-cooled 125cc engine from the Yamaha YZF-R125, the new machine is designed by British...

Milan show: Piaggio Urban Sport Bike Concept

Milan show: Piaggio Urban Sport Bike Concept

Piaggio has unveiled this Urban Sport Bike concept at the Milan show today.    MCN snapped the bike as it was prepared for the official press conference later – a Piaggio worker was still...

Milan Show: Ossa returns with radical trials bike!

Milan Show: Ossa returns with radical trials bike!

Legendary Spanish marque Ossa has just revealed its first new bike for 25 years at the Milan Show.  The trials and off-road specialist’s green and white bikes famously battled with the likes of...

Milan show: Moto Guzzi concepts '80% production ready'

Milan show: Moto Guzzi concepts '80% production ready'

Moto Guzzi’s V12LM, V12X and V12 Strada concept motorcycles are 80% production ready, according to co-designer Pierre Terblanche. The concepts were revealed today (10 November) at the EICMA show in...

Milan Show: Triumph Thunderbird gets Factory-fitted 1700cc big bore kit

Milan Show: Triumph Thunderbird gets Factory-fitted 1700cc big bore kit

Triumph will be doing a limited run of factory-fitted 1700c big-bore kits for the Thunderbird that are normally available as retro-fit parts. The 1700cc kit consists of new pistons, liners, camshafts...

Milan Show Video: KTM 125cc concept

Milan Show Video: KTM 125cc concept

KTM has unveiled this 125 concept, hinting at its new sexy range of learner bikes due to be revealed in 2010. Based closely around the 690 Stunt design concept from the 2007 Milan show, the new 125 is...

Milan show video: New BMW models for 2010

Milan show video: New BMW models for 2010

The 2009 Milan motorcycle show has just opened it's doors to the general public. Watch the video for a report from the event on BMW's new models for 2010, including the new GS and 6-cylinder...

Milan Show: Triumph Speed Triple Special

Milan Show: Triumph Speed Triple Special

Triumph has unveiled this stunning Speed Triple as an extreme example of the naked Speed Triple which can now be specified with Ohlins suspension. This Speed Triple is a show bike only celebrating a...

Milan show: Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman concept

Milan show: Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman concept

Moto Guzzi has unveiled this customised concept V7 Clubman – based on the V7 Café already on sale. Moto Guzzi has transferred most of the technical details over from the V7 Café to the V7 Clubman,...

Milan show video: Ducati's 2010 models

Milan show video: Ducati's 2010 models

The 2009 Milan motorcycle show has just opened it's doors to the general public. Watch the video for a report from the event on Ducati's new models for 2010.