2011

MV Agusta F3 set to reinvent supersport class

MV Agusta F3 set to reinvent supersport class

Two of the men behind the all-new MV Agusta F3 are months away from finishing work on the bike and reckon it can radically shake-up the supersport class thanks to a powerful three-cylinder engine,...

New ‘Dakar Edition’ of KTM 990 Adventure launched

New ‘Dakar Edition’ of KTM 990 Adventure launched

KTM’s stunning 990 Adventure has a new, limited edition stablemate – the 990 Adventure ‘Dakar Edition’. Built to commemorate both 30 years of the Paris-Dakar race and the Austrian firm’s 10th...

New Aprilia Tuono V4 R video

New Aprilia Tuono V4 R video

MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves is about to ride Aprilia's new V4 Tuono at the official launch in Valencia. Find an Aprilia for sale Great things are expected of the 167bhp (claimed) machine,...

Low financing on Husqvarna supermoto and trail bikes

Low financing on Husqvarna supermoto and trail bikes

Husqvarna are now offering two percent APR financing on their 2011 SMR511 and SMR630 supermoto bikes, and their TE630 trail bike. And if that's got you interested, but you can't quite stretch to a new...

Kawasaki announces low fixed rate financing on some 2011 models

Kawasaki announces low fixed rate financing on some 2011 models

Kawasaki has announced new low rate financing on its 2011 Z1000 and VN1700 models. See how that compares to Kawasaki Z1000s for sale and Kawasaki VN1700s for sale, and check insurance quotes with MCN...

Husqvarna offering free insurance on 125s

Husqvarna offering free insurance on 125s

Husqvarna is offering free insurance on its SMS125 and SMS4125 supermoto bikes, and WRE125 and TE125 trail bikes for anyone 25 and older. If you want to compare prizes, you can check out Husqvarna...

BMW confirms Concept C scooter on sale in 2012

BMW confirms Concept C scooter on sale in 2012

BMW has confirmed it will be putting a version of its Concept C scooter into production and the bike will go on sale in 2012. (If you can't wait until then, check out scooters for sale right now). ...

World exclusive: MV Agusta F3 in white - hell yeah

World exclusive: MV Agusta F3 in white - hell yeah

MCN has had world exclusive access to the new MV Agusta F3, its engineers and testers. You’ll be able read the fruits of our labours in MCN soon, but suffice to say, hubbah-hubbah. Find an MV Agusta...

Erik Buell Racing 1125R Typhon makes track debut in Aragon

Erik Buell Racing 1125R Typhon makes track debut in Aragon

The Erik Buell Racing 1125R Typhon made its track debut at Motorland Aragon in Spain on Saturday. The Typhon is a Streetfighter concept developed by Pegasus Racing and derived from the...

Ducati sales up 68 percent in North America

Ducati sales up 68 percent in North America

Ducati sales are up 68 percent in North America in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same time last year, they announced Monday. However, Ducati did not release their sales figures. Find...

First ride – new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge

First ride – new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, has just arrived in a sunny Florence, Italy ahead of the launch test of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge which both feature a host of modifications from...

Carl Fogarty picks up a Ducati Diavel

Carl Fogarty picks up a Ducati Diavel

Four-times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty has just picked up a Ducati Diavel and he will be keeping it through the summer months. Foggy has borrowed a black Diavel from Ducati Manchester and...

Experts sceptical of Motus claims

Experts sceptical of Motus claims

Fresh scepticism has greeted the new Motus MST-01 V4 following its public unveiling at Daytona, raising suspicions the men behind the MST-01 have a steeper mountain to climb than they...

Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

Chip Yates' petrol-beating electric superbike has been run through a dyno, with some impressive results.   The "world's most powerful electric motorcycle" - which achieved two podium finishes...

Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours

Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours

Ducati has officially dismissed the prospect of Ducati building a scooter or a retro scrambler bike in an exclusive interview with Motor Cycle News. The outright, complete and official denial follows...

Ducati officially says “There is no Multistrada 1200 S Corse”

Ducati officially says “There is no Multistrada 1200 S Corse”

Ducati has officially confirmed to MCN there will be no Multistrada 1200 S Corse despite the name being registered with the California Air Resources Board. Various websites have been running stories...

New Triumph Street Triple arrives in dealers

New Triumph Street Triple arrives in dealers

Triumph’s new Street Triple is starting to arrive in UK dealers as these pictures supplied by Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley Triumph show. Jack Lilley is among the first dealers in the country to get...

New Triumph Street Triple revealed

New Triumph Street Triple revealed

Triumph has bumped the spec of its 675cc Street Triples gently upward while keeping hold of the prices. The new bikes get a de-chromed look, chunkier aluminium bars (previously just on the Street...

Honda CBR600 Launch Centre

Honda CBR600 Launch Centre

Welcome to the MCN information centre for the Honda CBR600 range, including the Honda CBR600RR and Honda CBR600F ABS. Here you will find first ride reports, tech details and pictures of the new 2011...

MV Agusta ready with Street Triple rivalling B3 Brutale

MV Agusta ready with Street Triple rivalling B3 Brutale

Triumph might be ready with a new-look Street Triple, but MV Agusta will be hoping to lodge a big question mark in buyers' minds when it goes semi-public with its own 675cc naked next week. The B3...

New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

Rieju's Yamaha-powered RS3 125 LC has just been released to UK dealers, priced at £3299 OTR.   The Spanish-built machine carries the water-cooled Yamaha YZF-R125 engine, but uses carburettors...

BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

BMW has confirmed it will be showing two production-ready versions of the Concept C scooter at the Milan show in November. Details are scarse but it's thought they will share an all-new 800cc,...

Honda Crossrunner price announced

Honda Crossrunner price announced

Honda has announced the price of its new Crossrunner will be £9075 on the road. The VFR800-powered, V4, ABS-equipped ‘cross over’ machine will be available in black/silver, white/silver or red/silver...

Ducati announces roadshow dates across the UK

Ducati announces roadshow dates across the UK

Ducati has announced dates for the 2011 roadshow with a truck and demonstration fleet attending more events than ever before. The demonstrator fleet showcases the 2011 range including the Diavel,...

Motus MST-01: from the saddle

Motus MST-01: from the saddle

The Motus MST-01, self-proclaimed saviour of the American bike business, had some surprises in store for MCN photographer Bob Clarke when he became one of the handful of people to take a first-person...

Motus MST-01: is direct injection the next big thing?

Motus MST-01: is direct injection the next big thing?

Motus is keen to make hay from its head-start on gasoline direct injection (GDI), which features on their new MST-01 sports tourer, the first time the technology has been seen on a four-stroke...

Jack Lilley Triumph to unveil three new specials at open day

Jack Lilley Triumph to unveil three new specials at open day

Jack Lilley Triumph is celebrating the start of Spring by hosting an open day and unveiling three new specials based on a Daytona 675, new Speed Triple 1050 and Sprint GT. The new bikes are just one...

I fell in love with the Triumph Tiger 800XC

I bought my first adventure bike today. A Triumph Tiger 800XC. I took my Ducati 999 (2006) for a regular service, took the Tiger for a test ride and fell in love. As my mind was set to buy a new bike I even took a Hayabusa for a test ride (perhaps to overcome my love for the 800XC). However I did not change my mind. Goodbye sportbikes and welcome to my first adventure bike and, last but no...

Video: Motus MST-01 on the road

Video: Motus MST-01 on the road

Motus recently unveiled the MST-01 for the first time, to critical acclaim. Former Ducati and Piaggio star Pierre Terblanche has hailed the 1650cc V4 a “wonderful achievement – a great concept, great...

Kawasaki to launch ultra-sophisticated ZZR1400

Kawasaki to launch ultra-sophisticated ZZR1400

Kawasaki will launch an ultra-sophisticated new version of the ZZR1400 which will take all of the latest electronic rider aids from the ZX-10R and bigger GTR1400 tourer. The new ZZR1400 will get the...

Horex VR6 starts road testing

Horex VR6 starts road testing

New German manufacturer Horex has begun track testing the new 1200cc supercharged VR6 ahead of sales later this year. This the first time the bike has been pictured outside of bike shows and with the...

New Harley-Davidson Blackline ridden

New Harley-Davidson Blackline ridden

Harley-Davidson’s new-for-2011 Blackline is on test in next week’s Motorcycle News (on sale Wednesday March 16) – and it’s proved something of a ‘Marmite’, love/hate it machine. The new machine is...

Suzuki's fuel cell scooter gets mass-production approval - but should you want one?

Suzuki's fuel cell scooter gets mass-production approval - but should you want one?

Suzuki's hydrogen-powered Burgman scooter has become the first fuel-cell vehicle to get European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ­- a license to start mass production. Hydrogen power might be a...

Motus MST-01: first studio shots fire enthusiasm for 'hot rod' V4

Motus MST-01: first studio shots fire enthusiasm for 'hot rod' V4

American start-up Motus’ new sport tourer has met with enthusiasm among riders and designers in spite of initial luke-warm commentary over its looks. Former Ducati and Piaggio star Pierre Terblanche...

New Pikes Peak Multistrada 1200 special edition

New Pikes Peak Multistrada 1200 special edition

Ducati has launched a special edition Multistrada 1200 special edition to celebrate winning the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado, America last year. The Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak...

Return of the 'real bike'? Motus MST-01 revealed

Return of the 'real bike'? Motus MST-01 revealed

New US bike firm Motus has at last revealed its brutal new sports tourer, the MST-01. Its Corvette-aping pushrod-operated 1650cc transverse V4 puts out 160bhp but despite that impressive peak Motus...