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New bikes (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Horex VR6 - how it all fits together

    03 May 2011 by Guy Procter

    Horex VR6 - how it all fits together

    Six cylinders no wider than four, big vee-engine character from an inline-sized lump? Reborn German manufacturer Horex promises this and up to 200bhp from its 1218cc VR motor (V for vee, R for in a...

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  • Yes, yes, a thousand times yes

    28 April 2011 by Guy Procter

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes

    What else is there to say when faced with this combination of all good things that is the £5500 QTvan mobility scooter caravan? We don't know how this has passed us by until the very evening before...

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  • Supersport star tests GSR750 for MCN

    28 April 2011 by Adam Child

    Supersport star tests GSR750 for MCN

    48 hours after tacking a hard fought win in the British Supersport Championship on board his Relentless GSX-R600 Suzuki by TAS, Alistair Seeley was back at Brands Hatch joining the MCN team putting...

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  • Ducati Monster 1100 Evo lands in UK

    28 April 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Ducati Monster 1100 Evo lands in UK

    Ducati's latest big-bore, air-cooled Monster, the 1100 Evo, has arrived in UK Ducati dealers - and at MCN's office door. MCN is currently testing the new £10,119 Monster 1100 Evo on UK roads and it...

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  • Tuono V4R too ugly? French to the rescue!

    27 April 2011 by Guy Procter

    Tuono V4R too ugly? French to the rescue!

    Fabulous new Aprilia Tuono V4R too ugly for you? Here come the French, with what they hope is the answer - a modified RSV4, dubbed the V4 Street. Arriving just after the launch of the Tuono V4R the V4...

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  • New KTM Duke 690 spied

    27 April 2011 by MCN

    New KTM Duke 690 spied

    This prototype is the new 70bhp KTM Duke 690. It was spotted being filled up with fuel yards from the KTM factory in Mattighofen, Austria, by an eagle-eyed Austrian KTM owner who took pictures and...

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  • Suzuki/VW tie-up yields first fruit?

    21 April 2011 by Guy Procter

    Suzuki/VW tie-up yields first fruit?

    VW has surprised the Shanghai car show by revealing an electric scooter. And if this is the first fruit of the VW-Suzuki partnership (the German firm own a fifth of the GSX-R maker) we can’t wait for...

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  • Why new bikes aren’t as heavy as you think

    21 April 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Why new bikes aren’t as heavy as you think

    The specifications of some small-to-middle-weight new bikes have caused disquiet on the forums of MCN this year. One user wrote of the new Honda CBR250R, which weighs 162kg and makes a claimed 26bhp:...

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  • McDeeb Six Days 500 EVO

    21 April 2011 by Oberdan Bezzi

    McDeeb Six Days 500 EVO

    Here's my vision for a new McDeeb motorcycle, based on a Royal Enfield 500 EFI engine. The bike will look very good, and although it won't be a high performance bike, it will be good for relaxed...

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  • MV Agusta F3 set to reinvent supersport class

    15 April 2011 by Andy Downes

    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,...

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  • New Aprilia Tuono V4 R video

    13 April 2011 by MCN

    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,...

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  • Husqvarna offering free insurance on 125s

    11 April 2011 by Austin Lindberg

    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...

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  • Ducati sales up 68 percent in North America

    06 April 2011 by Austin Lindberg

    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...

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  • Carl Fogarty picks up a Ducati Diavel

    04 April 2011 by Andy Downes

    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...

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  • Experts sceptical of Motus claims

    01 April 2011 by Guy Procter

    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...

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  • Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

    31 March 2011 by Dan Aspel

    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...

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  • Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours

    31 March 2011 by MCN Newsdesk

    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...

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  • New Triumph Street Triple arrives in dealers

    30 March 2011 by Andy Downes

    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...

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  • New Triumph Street Triple revealed

    28 March 2011 by Guy Procter

    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...

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  • Honda CBR600 Launch Centre

    28 March 2011 by MCN

    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...

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