March

Martini Ducati - MotoGP 2011

Martini Ducati - MotoGP 2011

Here's my idea of what the factory Ducati, sponsored by Martini, could look like for the 2011 MotoGP Championship.  Rider - Valentino Rossi. The Italian Dream.

First new Norton delivered to customer

First new Norton delivered to customer

The first new production Norton in a generation was handed to its new owner last Friday, with further deliveries taking place throughout this week. The limited edition Commando 961 SE was eagerly...

Nelis-Bakker TL1000 ridden

Nelis-Bakker TL1000 ridden

MCN has ridden Mathijn Nelis’ amazing Nelis-Bakker custom-framed streetfighter – and you can read all about it in the March 31 issue of MCN. The bike was built from the ground-up by Nelis under the...

YAMAHA Z MAX 320

YAMAHA Z MAX 320

This is the corresponding of the YAMAHA R6 in the scooters field ! The total new Z MAX 320. The real sports scooter

Multistrada 1200 at the Ducati roadshow 2010

Multistrada 1200 at the Ducati roadshow 2010

The Ducati Roadshow continues in 2010 bringing its event truck and demonstration fleet to even more events and bike meetings throughout the UK than last year. Click here to see confirmed dates and...

KTM to produce electric motorcycles in 2011

KTM to produce electric motorcycles in 2011

Austrian firm KTM has become the first large-scale manufacturer to produce an electric bike with these two ‘Freeride’ machines going into full production in 18 months. Find a KTM for sale These two...

Great aftermarket kit

Great aftermarket kit

Just been to Milan - great bike city - and spotted this interesting accessory.

Super Tenere Video

Impression of the new Yamaha XT1200Z super Ténéré. Introductie at Yamaha NL.

Yamaha Fazer8 to cost £8799; FZ8 £7799!

Yamaha Fazer8 to cost £8799; FZ8 £7799!

Yamaha has just released the UK prices for the ‘budget’ Fazer8 and FZ8 and they are going to cost a wallet-melting £8799 for the half-faired bike and £7799 for the naked FZ8. MCN had reliable inside...

New Husqvarnas for 2010

New Husqvarnas for 2010

Italian off-road manufacturer Husqvarna has two new models for 2010. The enduro-styled TE630 and the SMS630 supermoto replace the out-going TE610 and SM610ie. As well as restyled bodywork, both...

New 210bhp Norton rotary

New 210bhp Norton rotary

Norton is set to make a stunning return to racing next year with an all-new 200bhp+ rotary superbike. The news – which is revealed in full in tomorrow’s MCN – means Norton could have a BSB and even...

KTM 2010 Freeride eBike revealed

KTM 2010 Freeride eBike revealed

Pictures of KTM’s new Freeride electric motorcycle have been published in a German magazine despite the Austrian company restricting publishing. The Freeride eBike is expected to cost around £8900 and...

AC Schnitzer shows off tweaked BMW S1000RR

AC Schnitzer shows off tweaked BMW S1000RR

It’s not often you can look at a new 1000cc superbike from an aftermarket tuner and realise they have made it more comfortable and a little more practical, but that’s exactly what German BMW tuning...

Harley-Davidson extends trade-in offer

Harley-Davidson extends trade-in offer

Harley-Davidson is extending an incentive to anyone who trades in a motorcycle over 500cc which will give them an extra £900 over the value of the part exchange price of their bike. The offer is only...

New 2010 Triumph Sprint ST spotted

New 2010 Triumph Sprint ST spotted

Eagle-eyed MCN reader Mike Morgan snatched this shot of the new Triumph Sprint ST undergoing testing on the M6 motorway last week.     Related: full Triumph Sprint ST 1050 review on...

Suzuki releases special edition GSX-R600

Suzuki releases special edition GSX-R600

Suzuki has just released information about a new GSX-R600 which has an exclusive paintscheme harking back to the 1999 factory World Superbike racing bike. Read the Suzuki GSX-R600 review The bike...

Yamaha XT660 Tènèrè Spirit

Yamaha XT660 Tènèrè Spirit

This is my vision for a classic series version of the Yamaha Tenere. I call it the Yamaha XT660 True Tènèrè Spirit.

Honda CB1100 not coming to the UK

Honda CB1100 not coming to the UK

Honda UK have re-iterated their decision not to import the new CB1100 to the UK stating “it was not deemed that there would be sufficient demand across Europe to make the development and production of...

Yamaha FZ8 and Fazer8 full pictures and information revealed

Yamaha FZ8 and Fazer8 full pictures and information revealed

Yamaha has finally released the full details for the FZ8 naked and the half-faired Fazer8 after a drawn-out teaser campaign. The bikes completely replace the FZ6 range, sitting as a sporty...

New Troy Lee Design Rizla Suzuki MotoGP bike unveiled

New Troy Lee Design Rizla Suzuki MotoGP bike unveiled

This is the 2010 Rizla Suzuki GSV-R with a new paintjob designed by Troy Lee Designs that will be raced by Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista. Livery direct from Troy Lee and his fantastic team of...

TGB G6 600

TGB G6 600

Here's my idea for a TGB scooter which could compete with the Yamaha T-Max.

Ducati release Aspar MotoGP livery

Ducati release Aspar MotoGP livery

Jorge Martinez’s MotoGP team officially released their 2010 livery today. The team, officially called ‘Paginas Amarillas Aspar Team’, revealed their yellow Desmosidici GP10 sponsored by the Spanish...

New Sprint ST

It would be interesting to hear from Triumph how long this new Sprint ST has been on trial. I too spotted this bike whilst driving along the A4212 in North Wales - it would have been late summer 2008 or spring 2009. I owned a 1050 ST at the time and spotted one in my mirrors overtaking cars behind, so knew it wouldn't be long before it would be alongside. Off went the radio and down came...

Test ride a Yamaha and win an R1

Test ride a Yamaha and win an R1

Yamaha dealers are giving riders a chance to try a whole host of Yamaha motorcycles and scooters and win a new Yamaha R1 in the process. Click here for more info Complete a feedback form on the...

BMW won’t make a naked S1000RR… yet

BMW won’t make a naked S1000RR… yet

BMW have officially quashed rumours of a half-faired or naked edition of the new S1000RR. Rumours have been circulating on the internet of a stripped-down version of the class-leading superbike ever...

Online reservation system for Yamaha Super Tenere open

Online reservation system for Yamaha Super Tenere open

The only way of ordering a new Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere through the online reservation system is now open. Yamaha has taken the decision to only offer the first version of the bike in £13,500...

Video: Honda CB1100 goes on sale in Japan

Video: Honda CB1100 goes on sale in Japan

Honda’s eagerly-awaited new retro roadster, the CB1100, has just gone on sale in Japan accompanied by this official promo video – but it still looks unlikely it’ll ever be coming to the...

Benelli TechnoTracker concept

Benelli TechnoTracker concept

Here's my idea for a dirt tracker style Benelli. The Benelli TechnoTracker!

Video: Ducati talks Multistrada 1200 - "transform without limits"

Video: Ducati talks Multistrada 1200 - "transform without limits"

In an exclusive interview at the world launch in Lanzarote, Ducati Multistrada 1200 Product Manager Mario Alvisi tells MCN about the mindset that led to their new rule-changing...

BMW issues new software patch for S1000RR

BMW issues new software patch for S1000RR

BMW has issued a second software patch for the new S1000RR superbike after two bikes getting a software update to introduce a rev limit suffered instrument failure. BMW dealers across the country were...

Honda sells 60 VFR1200Fs in two weeks

Honda sells 60 VFR1200Fs in two weeks

Honda has confirmed it has sold 60 VFR1200s across the country in the two weeks it has been on sale. The firm has also launched a new fixed cost maintenance package for the bike to take it through to...

Suzuki Gladius S

Suzuki Gladius S

This is my idea for a deep restyling of the controversial Suzuki Gladius

History of the Yamaha Tenere

History of the Yamaha Tenere

Yamaha has revealed the finished version of their new Super Tenere 1200. It's the bike they hope will rival the BMW GS and give them a strong footing in the adventure sport market.  Yamaha...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 rivals compared

Ducati Multistrada 1200 rivals compared

Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200S has just blown us away at its launch in Lanzarote with an astonishing mixture of power, flexibility and sophistication. Video preview: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200...

2010 Multistrada 1200 has more torque than an 1198 below 6500rpm

2010 Multistrada 1200 has more torque than an 1198 below 6500rpm

This recently released dyno chart shows how the retuned Testastretta engine in the Ducati Multistrada has been reworked to give more mid-range power and a flatter torque curve. This means the...

Yamaha XT660 Spirit

Yamaha XT660 Spirit

Here's my idea for a new Yamaha that has the true spirit of the XT.