August

KTM 125 to be called KTM 125 DUKE

KTM 125 to be called KTM 125 DUKE

After months of speculation, an online facebook competition, and thousands of user-generated suggestions KTM have found the perfect name for their 125cc street bike. The KTM 125 DUKE. So, exactly the...

Honda VFR1200F Touring Package give away

Honda VFR1200F Touring Package give away

Panniers, top box, heated grips and mainstand make up a Touring Package to be included in the £12,075 OTR price of Honda’s VFR1200F between 1 September and 31 October 2010. Bought separately the...

2011 Yamaha R6 delayed

2011 Yamaha R6 delayed

Supersport fanatics eagerly awaiting an all-new Yamaha R6 for 2011 are being told they’ll have to wait another year. Yamaha is known to be working on a replacement for the current machine, which has...

Track day Bimota HB4 nearly ready

Track day Bimota HB4 nearly ready

Bimota’s HB4 Moto2 contender will soon be available as an ultra-exclusive track-day bike, and here it is in preparation. The bikes are powered by 140bhp World Supersport-spec engines so are more...

Kawasaki W800 Bonneville-rival is real

Kawasaki W800 Bonneville-rival is real

Kawasaki is about to reveal a bigger replacement for the defunct W650 Triumph Bonneville replica, confirming internet speculation. The bike will be called the W800 and feature a largely similar...

Honda CBF1000F deals price blow to Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

Honda CBF1000F deals price blow to Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

It’s another black day for Yamaha dealers as Honda announces its UK price of the new CBF1000F-ABS all-rounder. The 106bhp Fireblade-engined CBD1000F will cost £1500 less than its opposite number the...

KTM fights back against financial woe

KTM fights back against financial woe

Off-road specialist KTM Power Sports AG has reported healthy financial figures for the third quarter operating results 2009/10. It’s EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Tax) figure was given as 12.4m...

New 2010 BMW motorcycles: K1300R Dynamic and F800ST Touring

New 2010 BMW motorcycles: K1300R Dynamic and F800ST Touring

BMW has introduced two special edition models to its range. The K1300R Dynamic and F800ST Touring are equipped with over £1600 worth of official BMW accessories, but at a reduced overall OTR...

Norton GP bike

Norton GP bike

With Norton announcing plans to join MotoGP, I thought I would do a design of what the MotoGP bike could look like.

BMW HP2 Evo Fighter

BMW HP2 Evo Fighter

Here's my idea for a BMW that would compete with the likes of the Ducati Streetfighter.

New KTM 125 Video

KTM have released a new teaser video for their upcoming 125cc naked street bike. The Austrian firm have yet to name the new model, despite inviting fans to suggest a suitable tag via their Facebook page.

BMW HP2 EVO Sport

BMW HP2 EVO Sport

Here's what I think could be the ultimate evolution of the air-cooled Boxer engine.

First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

The new Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition adds impetus to the increasing adventure bike market. The £7300 Expedition falls neatly into the middleweight adventure machine section currently populated by the...

The world's lightest Hypermotard

The world's lightest Hypermotard

NCR's new Leggera 1200 Special is the lightest Hypermotard ever - shedding an astonishing 57kg from the already minimal Ducati thanks to a strict titanium-only diet, while gaining 20bhp. Based on the...

Suzuki GSX1250FA heads sports tourer sales

Suzuki GSX1250FA heads sports tourer sales

Suzuki’s GSX1250FA was hailed as a class-leading sports tourer by MCN when it was launched earlier this year as a brilliant combination of value and fun. Read the full Suzuki GSX1250F review The...

Best-selling scooter now with Yamaha speedblock sticker kit

Best-selling scooter now with Yamaha speedblock sticker kit

Yamaha’s best-selling Vity125 scooter now comes with a racing speedblock inspired sticker kit the firm hopes will make the economy-minded scooter more appealing to younger riders. Find a Yamaha...

Bought a new bike this year?

Bought a new bike this year?

MCN’s road testers are experts in their field, but there’s some feedback they just can’t provide.  If you’ve bought a 2010 model of one of the following bikes… Ducati Multistrada 1200 Yamaha...

New Yamaha XT660 supermoto on the way

New Yamaha XT660 supermoto on the way

MCN has uncovered designs showing the next-generation Yamaha XT660 supermoto with Ducati Hypermotard-like styling. It’s a far cry from the dumpy current XT, which lacks excitement and desirability...

New MV 675cc triple will spearhead company relaunch

New MV 675cc triple will spearhead company relaunch

New MV Agusta owner Claudio Castigilioni has confirmed a 675cc three-cylinder sportbike and Brutale will be at the heart of the relaunch of the Italian firm. MCN has caught the 675cc – called the F3 –...

Dorsoduro 1200 leak: Aprilia stay silent

Dorsoduro 1200 leak: Aprilia stay silent

Aprilia is remaining tight-lipped after a 183 page owners manual for the new 1200cc Dorsoduro was leaked on the internet. The official document confirms MCN’s insider reports of the past two years...

Video: Worst bike ad ever?

Honda just released this video advertising its 2010 Hunk (non-UK) model. Aimed at the Indian market, it’s a “muscular” 150cc equipped with a rear disc brake, tubeless tyres, a digital dashboard and LED taillights of all things. Enjoy!

BMW R120GS Spirit

BMW R120GS Spirit

Here's my design for a retro-style BMW. The R120GS Spirit.

Rossi's dad unveils production 530cc single

Rossi's dad unveils production 530cc single

This 530cc single-cylinder, light-weight dirt tracker is called the Zaeta 530. It’s the creation of Italian engineer Paolo Chiaia and the father of everyone’s favourite Italian racer: Graziano...

Video: Onboard the 2011 ZX-10R with Tom Sykes

Video: Onboard the 2011 ZX-10R with Tom Sykes

Kawasaki is currently putting the 2011 ZX-10R through a new series of tests in Autopolis, Japan. World Superbike rider Tom Sykes and Spaniard Pere Riba (former Kawasaki Supersport rider) have been...

Indian to unveil 2011 range at Sturgis

Indian to unveil 2011 range at Sturgis

Revived US manufacturer Indian is set to publicly unveil its 2011 range – of which this Chief Blackhawk is the star – at the huge Sturgis Rally in South Dakota this week. hisThe 70th annual motorcycle...

New Motus MST-01 uses muscle car engine

New Motus MST-01 uses muscle car engine

The idea of a US sports bike may soon be realised, and in true American style. This Motus Motorcycles creation is in the final stages of design, and uses an engine borrowed from American muscle...

New triple confirmed for forthcoming Triumph Adventure

As revealed in this week's issue of MCN, Triumph has created a new engine for its forthcoming Adventure. A new official teaser video has just been released by the firm, revealing the choice of a new, long-stroke three cylinder engine based on the 675 to power the middleweight road and off-road bike versions of the bike. Triumph says in the video that the choice has been made to achieve a...

Ducati CEO confirms 1198 replacement for 2012

Ducati CEO confirms 1198 replacement for 2012

Ducati’s new 1198-replacing superbike will be ready in 2012, Ducati boss Gabriele del Torchio has confirmed. A relaxed del Torchio let the info slip in an interview with an Italian journalist in which...

Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre

Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre

Praise the lord for biking heroes like Ascanio Rodrigo and his company Vyrus. Based in Rimini, the very heartland of the Italian motorcycle industry, Vyrus create high-tech, one-off, hand-built...

Chaparral A1 e-Racer

Chaparral A1 e-Racer

Here's my design for the Chaparral A1 e-Racer. Made in Texas, the electric bike would be a new contender in the electric championships.