September

2010 Honda CB1100 production bike revealed

2010 Honda CB1100 production bike revealed

These leaked pictures finally reveal the production-spec Honda CB1100 plus an unseen café-racer concept. The two CB1100s will be revealed officially at the Tokyo show next week alongside an electric...

2010 Moto Guzzi Aquila Nera California, Nevada and Bellagio

2010 Moto Guzzi Aquila Nera California, Nevada and Bellagio

Moto Guzzi is adding matt-black ‘Aquila Nera’ models to the California, Nevada and Bellagio models for 2010. Moto Guzzis for sale The technical side of the bikes is unchanged – the difference only...

Countdown to New Brutale 990R and 1090RR first ride

Countdown to New Brutale 990R and 1090RR first ride

MCN’s Senior Road Tester is in Italy for the launch of MV Agusta’s new Brutale 990R and 1090RR. He says: “We've just arrived close to Misano race track near Rimini in Italy, where tomorrow we get to...

Video: Honda V4 test rider's thoughts revealed

Video: Honda V4 test rider's thoughts revealed

Honda test rider Dave Hancock features in the latest Honda VFR1200 promo video, in which he claims the bike’s most at home on twisty roads, where its effortless torque makes it fast for a rider of...

Video: 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 and 1080

Video: 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 and 1080

This is MV Agusta's official promotional video for the new Brutale 990 and 1080 released as MCN's Michael Neeves flies out to test the bike. We'll post our first test as soon as we've ridden the bike...

2010 Triumph Rocket III: more power, torque, ABS and a new name

2010 Triumph Rocket III: more power, torque, ABS and a new name

Triumph's 2300cc Rocket has more power, more torque, ABS as standard, a different riding position and a new name - making it the Hinckley firm’s most dramatically uprated bike in 2010. The...

2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets ABS as standard

2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets ABS as standard

The new-for-2010 Triumph Tiger SE gets a host of spec upgrades to keep it competitive in 2010. ABS is standard for the first time, with the choice of two exclusive colour schemes (matt black and matt...

2010 Triumph Sprint is last of the 'real' sports-tourers

2010 Triumph Sprint is last of the 'real' sports-tourers

Triumph's Sprint ST will be the last sports-tourer standing in 2010, and to celebrate it’ll wear this refreshingly un-muted Tornado Red paintscheme. It'll be the last of the sport-tourer genre as...

New colours for Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R and Daytona

New colours for Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R and Daytona

Triumph is leaving the Daytona 675 and Street Triple unchanged for 2009 with new colours to keep the MCN test winners looking fresh. The Street Triple R keeps the same Daytona 675-sourced frame and...

Motus MST-01 is brutal US rival to new Honda V4

Motus MST-01 is brutal US rival to new Honda V4

The US firm co-founded by the man behind the Confederate Wraith will launch a brutal rival to Honda’s new VFR1200 in 2011. The Motus MST-01 packs a an all-new 1400+ cc across-the-frame engine with an...

New cheaper Aprilia RSV4-R is £2500 less than Factory version

New cheaper Aprilia RSV4-R is £2500 less than Factory version

Aprilia has revealed a new, cheaper version of the stunning RSV4 superbike. The RSV4-R keeps the 180bhp V4 motor and high tech fly-by-wire systems of the RSV4 Factory, but has lower specification...

Aprilia RSV4-R official video

Aprilia RSV4-R official video

This official Aprilia video has just appeared ahead of tomorrow's launch of the new cheaper Aprilia RSV4-R superbike which will cost over £3500 less than the Factory version. Aprilia motorcycles for...

Two new Kawasaki 125cc motorcycles

Two new Kawasaki 125cc motorcycles

Kawasaki has introduced its first 125cc four-stroke road bike since the BN125 cruiser. The all-new air-cooled engine will power the new KLX125 and D-Tracker supermoto 125. Choosing a 125cc...

Gordon Murray reveals: "The new 916 Ducati asked me to design"

Gordon Murray reveals: "The new 916 Ducati asked me to design"

Ducati could have had an ultralight, carbon-framed roadgoing superbike years before its GP9 debuted the technology in MotoGP - and a sexier successor to the 998 than the unloved 999. Gordon...

Rever Corsa’s £33k all-carbon Ducati 1198

Rever Corsa’s £33k all-carbon Ducati 1198

This is the first picture of the ultimate Ducati 1198 – the £33,000 carbon-fibre clad Rever Corsa 1198 Nero Strada. Just ten of the stunning machines will be built in either road or race spec.

New Ducati Hypermotard 796

New Ducati Hypermotard 796

This is the new Ducati Hypermotard 796, with an all-new engine and a lighter, lower chassis. Ducati’s says the air-cooled two-valve v-twin is an all new engine, though in reality the 81bhp ...

Malaguti Moto 2 bike

Malaguti Moto 2 bike

The new Moto 2 racing class could give smaller manufacturers the chance to build a race bike. Here's what I htink Malagutis Moto 2 race bike could look like.

Official Ben Spies Yamaha R1 and Cal Crutchlow R6 replica

Official Ben Spies Yamaha R1 and Cal Crutchlow R6 replica

Yamaha’s French importer has unveiled official Ben Spies and Cal Crutchlow race-replicas celebrating the pair’s World Superbike and World Supersport success. The Ben Spies replica is based on...

First picture of Aprilia’s cheaper RSV4R

First picture of Aprilia’s cheaper RSV4R

This low-resolution leaked picture reveals the finished RSV4-R – the cheaper version of the WSB homologation RSV4 Factory. Shown here in the white colour option, black is also known to be the second...

Nicky Hayden rep 848 in the UK

Ducati Aylesbury is selling an unofficial 848-based replica of Nicky Hayden’s Indianapolis MotoGP paint scheme. For sale in our ‘Bikes For Sale’ section, the brand-new 848 replicates the US-only official replica and also comes with a set of Termignoni silencers, a tail tidy and a seat hump. It costs £12,000. Call 0844-502-9139 or click here to see the advert.

Ben Spies replica Yamaha R1 on Sale

Ben Spies replica Yamaha R1 on Sale

A British Yamaha dealer has beaten the Japanese firm to bring out the world’s first Ben Spies World Superbike replica Yamaha YZF-R1. CMC has done the Spies replica as a follow-up to successful...

New cheap off-roaders

New cheap off-roaders

These new 150cc and 250cc off-roaders aren’t the usual Chinese fare. They’re made for American company SMC (Southern Motorcycles), who aim to deliver affordable and reliable intermediate trail...

Turbo Harley flat-tracker!

Turbo Harley flat-tracker!

Jesse Rooke’s wild street-tracker shows how to mix flat-track style with street bike design – with a turbo thrown in. Next week’s MCN will have all the details of the 2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster...

World’s best trackday Yamaha R1?

World’s best trackday Yamaha  R1?

Any idiot can throw 20,000 Euros at a 2009 Yamaha R1. But the race-ready special featured in next week’s MCN (out September 23) is almost five stone lighter than standard and shows how to spend that...

World exclusive: New BMW R1200GS engine spotted

World exclusive: New BMW R1200GS engine spotted

These world exclusive spy shots show BMW's new 2010 R1200GS with the new double overhead cam (DOHC) engine first revealed in MCN on August 19. From the pictures it appears there are no changes to the...

MV Agusta Bestiale now in black

MV Agusta Bestiale now in black

French stunt rider turned designed Yacouba Galle has released a black version of the Bestiale body kit for MV Agusta Brutales. The kit comprises of a tank, seat unit, belly pan, nose fairing and...

BMW S1000RR prices revealed

BMW S1000RR prices revealed

BMW has set the price of the S1000RR road bike at £10,950 in the UK for the standard model. The S1000RR will also be available in a ‘Sport’ specification costing £12,235 OTR. The eagerly anticipated...

Honda reveal more engine details of VFR1200

Honda reveal more engine details of VFR1200

Honda has just released this video explaining more technical details of the new  1200cc V4 engine that will power the all-new VFR1200 sports tourer due to be seen in October in finished...

2Evil is craziest scooter ever

2Evil is craziest scooter ever

This insane little dragster is the most jaw-dropping scooter we’ve ever seen. Dubbed 2Evil by its French creators MXS, the knee-high prototype pumps out an incredible 50bhp from just two 86cc...

New Bike: Suzuki unveil GSX1250FA for 2010

New Bike: Suzuki unveil GSX1250FA for 2010

Suzuki is releasing the GSX1250FA as a new model for 2010 – essentially a fully-faired Bandit 1250. The new machine uses the engine and chassis from the Bandit 1250S, but with a new full fairing...

2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 N

2010 Suzuki Bandit 1250 N

Suzuki has just released the 2010 version of the Bandit 1250 N in France with a restyled seat unit, headlight and clocks. Underneath the new look (to match the 2009-spec Bandit 650) the bike is...

Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe to rival H-D Street Glide

Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe to rival H-D Street Glide

US riders are getting Yamaha’s new rival for the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, the Stratoliner Deluxe, in 2010. Sold under the Star Motorcycles banner in the USA, the Stratoliner Deluxe is based...

BIMOTA BM1 Moto2

BIMOTA BM1 Moto2

Might look like this (typically BIMOTA) the new Moto2 call BM1 that the factory in Rimini will provide the teams that will want to buy. The Italian challenge !

Video: See and hear new VFR dual clutch in action

Video: See and hear new VFR dual clutch in action

Honda has quietly released video of its new VFR1200 going through the gears on a rolling road to demonstrate its new dual clutch.   More info on the Honda VFR1200 Honda confirms dual...

Yamaha YZF450 turns on its head

Yamaha YZF450 turns on its head

Yamaha has turned engine convention on its head by introducing a reverse cylinderhead design for the new YZF450 which is said to give the four-stroke the handling characteristics of a...

Yamaha R6 gets power boost for 2010

Yamaha R6 gets power boost for 2010

Yamaha has boosted the midrange power of its dominant YZF-R6 in an attempt to broaden the appeal and performance of its 16,000rpm supersport screamer. The firm, keen to re-emphasise the R6 as the bike...