February

Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 to cost £13,500

Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 to cost £13,500

Yamaha has confirmed the new ‘first edition’ version of the 2010 Super Tenere 1200 will cost £13,500 in the UK. The Super Tenere is the bike Yamaha is aiming squarely at the BMW R1200GS and the...

Video: 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere tech highlights

Video: 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere tech highlights

Yamaha have released this official video showcasing the technical highlights of the new 2010 Super Tenere.    2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full technical details 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere -...

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - special edition comes first

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - special edition comes first

Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Tenere will first appear in a limited ‘first edition’ guise during 2010. This first model will come with parts that will be available as optional accessories in...

New Yamaha Fazer8 revealed

New Yamaha Fazer8 revealed

Yamaha has finally taken the wraps off the new Fazer8 – the half-faired version of the 799cc middleweight that will be going on sale in the UK this summer. 2010 Yamaha FZ8 official image So far only...

Design proposal for the Bottpower Moto2 bike

Design proposal for the Bottpower Moto2 bike

Design proposal for the Bottpower Moto2 bike which is being developed and built. Progress of the bike being built can be followed on the blog at: http://www.bottpower.com/eng

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full technical details

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full technical details

Full technical details of the new Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 are available now. 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 revealed Highlights include a 1199cc parallel twin with 108bhp and 84ft lb of torque,...

New 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 revealed at last

New 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 revealed at last

This is the finished production version of the new Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 parallel twin adventure bike the Japanese firm hopes will take on the BMW R1200GS. 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full...

Yamaha Super Tenere revealed tonight

Yamaha Super Tenere revealed tonight

Yamaha will reveal the production version of the 1200cc parallel twin adventure bike the Japanese firm hopes will take on the BMW R1200GS at 7pm tonight. 1200cc Yamaha Super Tenere gets R1 lights...

“Make more Multistradas!”

“Make more Multistradas!”

Ducati UK have asked the Italian factory to increase production of the new Multistrada 1200 after British dealers took over 200 deposits and ‘far exceeded expected order levels’. And that’s before...

New mini MV Agusta stalled

New mini MV Agusta stalled

MV Agusta’s much anticipated new mid-capacity supersport machine has been delayed due to the company’s imminent sale by Harley-Davidson. The “95% finished” inline three-cylinder 800cc sports bike is,...

Two new limited editions from Triumph

Two new limited editions from Triumph

Triumph has announced two brand new special edition models for 2010, the Thunderbird SE and Daytona 675 SE. Triumph motorcycles for sale In the Cruiser category, there will be a limited run of the...

Vyrus Superbike and Yellow Fever

Vyrus Superbike and Yellow Fever

Here are my ideas for two new Vyrus bikes. The race ready superbike and a street legal version which I call Yellow Fever!

New custom CB750 Café Racer

New custom CB750 Café Racer

Japanese custom bike manufacturer Whitehouse has released its latest Honda CB750. Find a Honda CB750 for sale The firm, famous for recreations of the ‘Kwaka’ KZ1000 seen in Mad Max, have teamed up...

Inside a BMW S1000RR engine at 14,200rpm!

This video of a BMW S1000RR125cc engine revving to 14,200rpm with the valves operating has just surfaced after being released by BMW USA. The video shows the valves, rocker arms and springs operating from idle through to the maximum revs of the 999cc inline four-cylinder engine. We think the cylinder has been cut away so we can see inside and it’s running open to the air judging by the amount of...

Mixed feedback as Honda VFR1200F makes UK debut

Mixed feedback as Honda VFR1200F makes UK debut

UK dealers have reported mixed success from Honda’s nationwide launch weekend for the VFR1200F.   Latest news on the Honda VFR1200F Every Honda dealer in the UK had display and test...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 impresses MCN readers

Ducati Multistrada 1200 impresses MCN readers

The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 continues to impress MCN readers, though not everyone is convinced by the high-tech V-twin. MCN Show Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 The bike – particularly the...

Ducati plans GP-style frameless superbikes

Ducati plans GP-style frameless superbikes

Ducati is planning a ‘frameless’ future for its road-going superbikes – with the firm set to bet the farm on an aluminium version of its GP10’s revolutionary carbon design, MCN can reveal.  ...

New Moriwaki tuned Zephyr 1100

New Moriwaki tuned Zephyr 1100

Legendary Japanese tuning company Moriwaki has come up with this delicious version of Kawasaki’s Zephyr 1100 a makeover for 2010. Famous for launching the racing careers of Graeme Crosby and Wayne...

Exclusive interview: Ducati boss explains Multistrada active suspension

Exclusive interview: Ducati boss explains Multistrada active suspension

In an exclusive interview with MCN, Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali talks about active suspension on the Multistrada...  Latest news on the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 When did you decide on...

Elf Honda Ron Haslam replica Moto2 track day bike announced

Elf Honda Ron Haslam replica Moto2 track day bike announced

British Moto2 chassis builder FTR Moto are selling 10 complete Moto2 bikes painted like Ron Haslam’s 1980’s Elf Honda Moto2 bike to wealthy track day riders, it has been announced. FTR will sell all...

Hoard of Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes found in Essex

Hoard of Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes found in Essex

MCN has discovered a secret hoard of 60 £25,000 Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes in a bunker in Essex.  Carl Fogarty – race team manager and figurehead of the ill-fated FP1 project – said when told...

BMW Electro Enduro scooter

BMW Electro Enduro scooter

This is my idea for a new electric scooter from BMW that also has off road capability.

Ducati mulls big-money new Desmosedici RR road bike

Ducati mulls big-money new Desmosedici RR road bike

Factory sources suggest Ducati is debating whether to reprise the runaway success of its Desmosedici RR with a new carbon-framed model following MotoGP's 2012 switch to 1000cc. Ducati Desmosedicis...

Stunning Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 revealed

Stunning Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 revealed

This is Aprilia's gorgeous new Alitalia liveried-RSV4. The Italian airline will sponsor Max Biaggi and Leon Camier's 200mph+ V4s in WSB this season, lending the bikes a stunning tricolore paint...

“Motorcyclists are uncongenial”

“Motorcyclists are uncongenial”

A website moderator for a national cycling body has exposed the irrational depths of anti-motorcycle bigotry in the group with an unintentionally comical rant. In a searingly smug denouncement of all...

BMW S1000 RS Clubracer

BMW S1000 RS Clubracer

Here is my design for a BMW S1000 RS, which should be the two wheel equivalent of the M3 CSL. A half faired completely devoid of comfort, dedicated exclusively to the pleasure of riding...

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 spotted testing

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 spotted testing

While filming a bike test in Italy, MCN's photographer Ian Jubb and road tester Adam Child spotted the new Multistrada 1200 testing on the road...     Latest news...

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Moto Guzzi concept

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Moto Guzzi concept

You can see the Moto Guzzi V12X Concept for the first time in the UK at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show this week. The V12X is a minimalist road-orientated supermoto designed to give us a glimpse...

Honda Fury price revealed

Honda Fury price revealed

Honda UK has released the price for its soon to arrive Honda VT1300CX Fury. While the Fury is arguably the most extreme-looking of the current range of Japanese clone custom/chopper/cruiser machines,...

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Ducati 1198S Corse

MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Ducati 1198S Corse

The Ducati 1198S Corse special edition has been built to celebrate winning the manufacturers title in WSB and European Superstock and features a beautiful unpainted aluminium...

MCN Show Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200

MCN Show Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200

You can see the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 at this year's Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. It's the new adventure bike the Italian firm is hoping will take a bite out of the lucrative market cornered...

World first ride on hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

World first ride on hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

Suzuki and its British collaborator Intelligent Energy have revealed a hydrogen fuel-cell scooter based on the Burgman 125 – and MCN will be the first in the world to bring you a first ride report...

BMW R1000 RS

BMW R1000 RS

This is my design for a naked/streetfighter version of the BMW S1000RR.

New Norton special edition revealed

New Norton special edition revealed

Norton revealed a new version of their Commando Cafe Racer at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show today. It’s the first day of the show, held in London’s Excel Centre. The lightly tweaked bike...

Valentino Rossi's 2010 Yamaha MotoGP bike unveiled

Valentino Rossi's 2010 Yamaha MotoGP bike unveiled

This is Valentino Rossi’s new 2010 factory YZR-M1 machine that Yamaha hopes will catapult the Italian to a 10th world title this year. Yamaha won ten races in 2009 to complete the Triple Crown of...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 servicing costs slashed

Ducati Multistrada 1200 servicing costs slashed

Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200 will go 15,000 miles between major services and the costs of interim 7500 miles oil changes will be much cheaper than any previous Ducati. Although the service intervals...