October

Ride away on a GSX-R750 for £1

Ride away on a GSX-R750 for £1

You can now pick up a new GSX-R750 with just a £1 deposit. The promotion, which runs until the end of December, is part of the Gixxer’s 25th anniversary celebrations and comes with a typical APR of...

2011 Husqvarnas now in dealers

2011 Husqvarnas now in dealers

The new TE449, TE511 and TC449 Husqvarnas will be in dealers from this weekend. The 449s are the first Husqvarnas to use BMW’s G450X engine. The TEs are enduros, the TC a motocross version. All three...

2011 BMW G650GS: the return of the F650GS

2011 BMW G650GS: the return of the F650GS

BMW is adding the G650GS to its range for 2011 – an entry level single-cylinder adventure bike filling the hole left by the old F650GS. The new G650GS is powered by the BMW-built liquid-cooled 650...

Video: Honda CBR250R in detail

Video: Honda CBR250R in detail

Honda has released the following video of its new CBR250R. 2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures The single 249cc cylinder will apparently make 26bhp and 17lb/ft of torque, while the bike itself will...

Picture Gallery: The evolution of a Tiger 800

Picture Gallery: The evolution of a Tiger 800

MCN has gained exclusive access to the photographs documenting the evolution of the Triumph Tiger 800 during the clay modeling process. This photos show how the bike changed and devloped during...

Honda VFR800X adventure concept sketch

Honda VFR800X adventure concept sketch

Honda is to release the new VFR800-based adventure bike at the Milan bike show next week, and has released a final sketch hinting at how the finished bike will look. The new sketch gives a pretty good...

2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures

2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures

Honda’s new CBR250R will go head-to-head with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R in 2011, these pictures released today reveal. The all-new single cylinder CBR250R makes 26bhp from the new liquid-cooled,...

Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere photo gallery

Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere photo gallery

These first pictures have emerged for the new-for-2011 Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere, a new mini-adventure bike going on sale in Brazil, and the Fazer 250 The baby on/off road machine makes only a fifth of the...

2011 Speed Triple: Your questions answered

2011 Speed Triple: Your questions answered

Simon Warburton, 45, is Product Manager for Triumph Motorcycles. Every new model idea, prototype testing report and final specification for all Triumph machines lands on his desk. For these reasons he...

Commuter and learner legal machine winter offers

Commuter and learner legal machine winter offers

Cagiva’s legendary learner-legal sports Mito 125cc SP525 is just one of a range of machines available with zero per-cent finance or free-third party insurance until 31 December 2010.  Find a...

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R official pictures

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R official pictures

These are the first official pictures of the Triumph Daytona 675R – a new high-spec version of Triumph’s award winning supersport bike. Find a Triumph Daytona 675 for sale The Daytona 675R is the...

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC gallery

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC gallery

Finally, the last bits of the cat are out of the bag. After months of leaks, spy shots, and glimpses, the complete new Triumph Tiger 800 can now be fully revealed. This is the full set of official...

Triumph Tiger 800 XC – new spy pic

Triumph Tiger 800 XC – new spy pic

There have been so many leaked spy pics and teaser shots of Triumph’s new Tiger 800 in both its guises that’s there’s not much left to see – but this pic is the best view yet of the whole XC...

2011 Ducati 1198SP first ride

2011 Ducati 1198SP first ride

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is currently at Imola in Italy testing the new Ducati 1198SP. Here’s his first impressions: "This is the replacement for the Ducati 1198S, costing an estimated...

Honda releases second design sketch of new 800cc V4

Honda releases second design sketch of new 800cc V4

Honda has issued a second image of the new VFR800X - a V4 bike the firm is dubbing a 'crossover' bike that mixes adventure bike looks but with road bike manners and ability. This bike will be released...

BMW R1200GS Triple Black special edition

BMW R1200GS Triple Black special edition

This is the new 2011 BMW R1200GS Triple Black; a limited edition bike that will be officially released in a couple of weeks at the Milan bike show. There are no mechanical changes to the bike but it...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple video

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple video

The new 2011 Speed Triple was launched at Cologne. The model features all new headlights as well as a wealth of new parts, but it's the headlights that have got everyone talking. Have Triumph made a...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Ducati 1198SP

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Ducati 1198SP

Ducati launched the new 1198SP at the Cologne Bike Show. The bike features a whole host of trick parts and is the first production Ducati to feature a quickshifter.

Italjet junior motocross bikes return

Italjet junior motocross bikes return

Italjet’s iconic junior motocross bikes will return to the UK marketplace after a recent takeover deal. Apache Quads will be distributing the Italian brand through their dealer network. Three models...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 BMW K1600GT video

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 BMW K1600GT video

BMW launched their new KT1600GT at the Cologne Show. It is built around an amazing inline six engine capable of an estimated 170bhp. The bike also features a wealth of amazing gadgets...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and GSR750

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and GSR750

Suzuki have launched the 2011 GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and the all new GSR750 at the Cologne Bike Show. The GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 have been on a weight-loss program and the GSR750 is an entirely new...

New Honda VFR adventure bike breaks cover

New Honda VFR adventure bike breaks cover

This is an official sketch of a new Honda VFR adventure style bike that will be seen in full production form in just two weeks – but it’s not a 1200cc as many think it is. The sketch has been released...

2011 Triumph Speed Triple: countdown to first ride

2011 Triumph Speed Triple: countdown to first ride

Triumph’s all-new 2011 Speed Triple will be ridden for the first time by MCN tomorrow (Wednesday) and Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just arrived at the Ascari circuit in southern Spain. He...

Ducati Diavel - first official pic

Ducati Diavel - first official pic

This is the first official picture of Ducati’s eagerly-awaited power cruiser – the Diavel. Due to be officially unveiled at next month’s Milan Show, this picture, leaked on the factory’s Facebook...

2011 Kawasaki Z1000 video

Following last month’s pulsating Kawasaki Z750R preview, Kawasaki have released the following footage of the 2011 Kawasaki Z1000. Apparently written by a 13-year-old Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and shot on a camera phone, it may struggle to strike a chord with the Zed’s target audience. Still, if clichéd cod-poetry and barely glimpsed shots of motorcycles are your thing, you’re in luck.

Cologne Bike Show: ZX-10R Video

Cologne Bike Show: ZX-10R Video

The 2011 ZX-10R is all-new, with power boosted to an estimated 185bhp, weight down 10kg to 198k. Will this be enough to beat the S1000RR?

2005 Rocket AKA Spike

2005 Rocket AKA Spike

2005 Rocket This is Spike.

Video: First appearance of Triumph Daytona 675R?

Video: First appearance of Triumph Daytona 675R?

Triumph has released a video showing their latest Triumph bikes that could show the new Daytona 675R. The video parades the 2011 model line-up including Speed Triple, America, Speedmaster and...

Finished Ducati Diavel spotted

Finished Ducati Diavel spotted

This picture leaked onto an Italian website shows Ducati’s eagerly-awaited ‘power cruiser’, the Diavel, in what looks like finished production trim, complete with black/red paintjob, mirrors and...

Video: New Triumph Speed Triple and Triumph Tiger 800 in action

Video: New Triumph Speed Triple and Triumph Tiger 800 in action

Triumph has released a new promo video for its 2011 range, with the Speed Triple and Tiger 800 making extended appearances. The lush, shiny HD clip is dripping with reflective visors, slow-mo...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 VFR and CBF colours

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 VFR and CBF colours

Not to be left out, Honda's sports tourers are to be lacquered up in a new paint job each for 2011. The VFR1200F ABS will come in a new black metallic / silver metallic scheme, while the CBF1000F ABS...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Honda Varadero and Transalp colours

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Honda Varadero and Transalp colours

Last, but not least, come Honda’s adventure bikes, each given a lick of paint to welcome the new year. The XL1000V ABS Varadero will come in a relatively cool and subdued tricolour scheme, while the...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Honda Fireblade and CBR600RR colours

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Honda Fireblade and CBR600RR colours

The Cologne Bike Show isn’t all redesigns and new models, there’s also the more hum-drum pleasure of new colours to be considered. Honda is parading its 2011 paint schemes, with the following updates...

Cologne Bike Show: Kawasaki W800 streettracker by LSL

Cologne Bike Show: Kawasaki W800 streettracker by LSL

German parts firm LSL has created the first customised Kawasaki W800 in the world – a bike so new they’ll have to transfer the parts from the pre-production bike to a customer-spec machine after the...

Cologne Bike Show: Yamaha unveil ‘Worldcrosser’ Super Tenere concept

Cologne Bike Show: Yamaha unveil ‘Worldcrosser’ Super Tenere concept

This sexed-up, concept bike version of Yamaha’s Super Tenere has just been unveiled at the Cologne Show and is the surprise star of the Yamaha stand. Dubbed the ‘Worldcrosser’ it’s been created by...

Cologne Bike Show: New Ducati 1198SP, updated Streetfighter and Monster series unveiled

Cologne Bike Show: New Ducati 1198SP, updated Streetfighter and Monster series unveiled

Ducati has revealed its new 1198SP (Sport Production) superbike at the Cologne show. The 2011 model is a step above the old 1198S by featuring top of the range Ohlins TTX rear shock and a...