November

New Aprilia Tuono V4R reaction

New Aprilia Tuono V4R reaction

Aprilia’s new Tuono V4R was eagerly anticipated by existing Tuono RSV1000 owners who have been waiting two years for the new V4 - many of them saw it for the first time at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: MV Agusta F3 buyers line up with cash

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: MV Agusta F3 buyers line up with cash

MV staff at Motorcycle Live had to turn away deposits for the company's new three-cylinder 675cc sports bike. Find an MV Agusta for sale Show rules don't allow manufacturers to sell bikes from the...

New Honda CBR600F wins fans at Motorcycle Live

New Honda CBR600F wins fans at Motorcycle Live

The new Honda CBR600F is an almost unchanged Honda CB600 Hornet with different handlebars and a quality fairing. The result is a 100bhp 599cc machine but with more comfort than the...

Take advantage of used sportsbike deals

Take advantage of used sportsbike deals

A slump in new sportsbike sales along with a rush of owners trading in sportsbikes for something different means there are lots of used bargains out there. Find a used sportsbike for sale There are...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Enfield Fury

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Enfield Fury

Royal Enfield showed this flat-track inspired bike called the Fury at Motorcycle Live 2010. The new bike is based on the fuel-injected Electra and features twin silencers, wide western-style...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Norton unveils three new Commandos

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Norton unveils three new Commandos

Norton Motorcycles has taken the wraps off three new versions of the Commando including a dual seat option along with two others. The Commando dual seat will cost £750 more than the standard Commando...

Yamaha R1 and R6 get Ohlins makeover

Yamaha R1 and R6 get Ohlins makeover

Special versions of the Yamaha R1 and R6 featuring new Ohlins suspension components are to be unveiled at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow. An Ohlins TTX 336 rear shock costing £969 features on a list...

More pics of Royal Enfield Fury

More pics of Royal Enfield Fury

Royal Enfield has just released more images and details of the upcoming Fury. Find a Royal Enfield for sale The new bike is based on the fuel-injected Electra and features twin silencers, wide...

What do you make of the Ducati Diavel?

What do you make of the Ducati Diavel?

Ducati has opened an online comment forum for the new and opinion-dividing Diavel musclebike which Ducati hopes can take near superbike performance and handling to the cruiser market. The forum is...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Kawasaki show 4 new models

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Kawasaki show 4 new models

Kawasaki has taken on board criticism that its range was looking tired and come up four new models for 2011 - you can see the ZX-10R and the Z1000SX, W800 and Voyager custom at the show on stand R630.

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Tiger 800 & Speed Triple UK debut

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Tiger 800 & Speed Triple UK debut

Triumph enters the middleweight adventure class against the definitive BMW F800GS with its first ever bike designed for genuine off road use. The Tiger’s 799cc engine might be derived from the 675...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: See the CBR600F & Crossrunner

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: See the CBR600F & Crossrunner

The new Crossrunner isn’t just one of the biggest draws at the Honda stand (stand G220), but of the whole show too. The Crossrunner is described by Honda as a blend of naked bike fun with the...

New Royal Enfield Fury ‘spotted’

New Royal Enfield Fury ‘spotted’

This is the first picture of the new flat-track-inspired Royal Enfield Fury which is set to be unveiled at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at the NEC this weekend. Find a Royal Enfield for sale The new...

Husqvarna TC 449 Cross Classic

Husqvarna TC 449 Cross Classic

Based on the new TC 449, the Cross Classic is dedicated to those who loved old Husqvarnas.

Triumph Trophy name confirmed by online registration

Triumph Trophy name confirmed by online registration

Further MCN investigations have shown that Triumph has registered the prototype we scooped last week as a Triumph Trophy. MCN spy photographers spotted the bike testing in Spain last week more than a...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: your questions answered

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: your questions answered

MCN's Trevor Franklin was at the world launch of the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Here he answers your questions on the new S1000RR competitor...  Is the ZX-10R as mad...

Travel insurance biker discrimination

I recently went on holiday to Gran Caneria and hired a motorbike for two days to tour the island and I had a great couple of days. But it turns out that if I had injured myself on it my Direct Line Single Trip Travel Policy would not payout a claim as the bike was greater than 125cc. There is no wording in the policy that suggests that at all. I only rang them as I was reading a Thomas...

Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin has just returned from the world launch of the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in Qatar. In this week's MCN (out this Wednesday, November 24) he'll reveal if he thinks...

Investigation: how the VAT rise affects bikes

Investigation: how the VAT rise affects bikes

It’s tough times for the bike market, and the forthcoming VAT rise looks to be yet another unwelcome price rise. But how will it really affect prices in the showroom? Find a new or used motorcycle...

Triumph Trophy is back - 'I rode the first one'

Triumph Trophy is back - 'I rode the first one'

The Triumph Trophy is back - see spy pictures and read the full story in this week's MCN. New Triumph Trophy spy shots! With Triumph’s recent success dominated by Speed and Street Triples and big...

New Triumph Trophy spy shots!

New Triumph Trophy spy shots!

These are pictures of the most significant new Triumph since the launch of the Daytona 675 in 2006. The Trophy tourer you see here is entirely new, has shaft drive, and is the first of the next...

Ducati Diavel wins over UK riders

Ducati Diavel wins over UK riders

Ducati is covering new ground with the Diavel – a boldly-styled cruiser/muscle bike with sportsbike power and chassis parts. When spy pictures first appeared, the reaction from some motorcyclenews.com...

New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

The new 162bhp V4 Tuono has kept the style and soul of the bruising V-twin it replaces, according to the man who designed it. The new bike follows the basic design principles of the original RSV1000...

Interview: How Triumph built the Tiger 800XC

Interview: How Triumph built the Tiger 800XC

Although Triumph would like to claim a strong heritage in off-road motorcycling, referring to the ‘50s and ‘60s, where the name Tiger and Tiger Cub originated, in truth, the modern Hinckley concern...

Triumph Tiger 800 prices confirmed

Triumph Tiger 800 prices confirmed

Triumph has just confirmed the prices and expected availability of its two new Tiger 800 variants – and they’re even cheaper than first reported. Find a Triumph motorcycle for sale The...

2011 Honda SH300i revealed

2011 Honda SH300i revealed

The Honda SH300i big-wheel scooter has been updated for 2011, with changes to bodywork, chassis and suspension.  Find a scooter for sale Honda are very proud of the updated model's level of...

Benelli TNT anniversary specials

Benelli TNT anniversary specials

Benelli is to mark its centenary in 2011 with two new special anniversary models. Find a Benelli for sale At the Milan Show last week the historic Italian marque, since 2005 owned by Chinese company...

2011 Honda CBR600F creators speak out

2011 Honda CBR600F creators speak out

The creators of the 2011 Honda CBR600F say they hope the new bike will revitalise the 600cc market by offering riders a less extreme user-friendly sports bike. 2011 Honda CBR600F gallery Sales...

George White 5-4-3-2-1 deal on new bikes

George White 5-4-3-2-1 deal on new bikes

If you're in the market for a new bike, you could do a lot worse than taking up George White on their new 5-4-3-2-1 deal.  Buy a new bike from them and you'll get: 5 years 0% finance, £99...

Sanglas S660 design

Sanglas S660 design

Here's my idea for the return of Sanglas.

2011 KTM RC8R gets smoother and slicker

2011 KTM RC8R gets smoother and slicker

KTM is giving the RC8R its first significant update for 2011, with engine, suspension and cosmetic tweaks. The changes are intended to make the RC8R more competitive against revamped opposition such...

Yamaha 660 TT Spirit

Yamaha 660 TT Spirit

My idea for the Yamaha 660 TT Spirit. It would have the spirit of a pure, old school off road bike.

Milan Show 2010

Robin finds out that the new Tiger 800 is the real deal at last. Had to go to the Milan Show to find it though!

2011 Honda CBR600F - full tech specs

2011 Honda CBR600F - full tech specs

The new 2011 Honda CBR600F claims to offer near-sportsbike levels of performance in a useable, practical and pillion-friendly package.   2011 Honda CBR600F gallery 2011 Honda CBR600F -...

2011 Honda CBR600F gallery

2011 Honda CBR600F gallery

Honda say they designed the 2011 CBR600F to have a "timeless elegance", so it remains desirable and current for years to come.  2011 Honda CBR600F - it's back! 2011 Honda...

Milan bike show: New KTM 350 EXC-F Factory

Milan bike show: New KTM 350 EXC-F Factory

This fuel-injected motocross bike is the new KTM 350 EXC-F Factory. Revealed at the Milan motorcycle show by off-road legend David Knight, KTM claims the 350cc DOHC single can manage the same output...