May

BIMOTA TB-1 675

BIMOTA TB-1  675

BIMOTA powered by TRIUMPH 675. The only great contender to the MV Agusta F3

WK SM50 - Sexiest 50cc bike ever?

WK SM50 - Sexiest 50cc bike ever?

Here's a bike to make any 16-year-old's visor steam up: the 50cc supermoto-styled SM50, made in Taiwan and exclusively branded 'WK' in the UK. The £2099 six-speed two-stroke WK SM50 looks the part...

Video: the Ducati Diavel that went racing

Video: the Ducati Diavel that went racing

It's got the power to out-drag a Ducati 1198 and it can out-brake one too. So why is nobody racing the highly-acclaimed new Ducati Diavel? Well, several reasons actually, but thinking it through would...

MV Agusta F4 RR begins production

MV Agusta F4 RR begins production

Italian firm MV Agusta has started building the first run of the new and recently revealed, 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta superbike at the Varese factory. The new F4 is the range-topping version of the F4...

New Ducati: £6k, 220kg, 5.7bhp?

New Ducati: £6k, 220kg, 5.7bhp?

It’s £6100, manageably powerful, made in Bologna and a Ducati - but will it displace the 696 Monster on many entry-level Duke wishlists? Possibly not, despite besting it on weather protection and tank...

The bikes Honda wants to build 4m a year of

The bikes Honda wants to build 4m a year of

Honda says it will build FOUR MILLION of these little beauties, along with their Unicorn, Stunner and Activa siblings, each year by 2013. The £570 CB Twister 110 and £720 CB Shine 125 will form the...

Husqvarna reveals new 900cc parallel twin road bike sketches

Husqvarna reveals new 900cc parallel twin road bike sketches

Italian firm Husqvarna has revealed these official sketches showing what an all-new 900cc parallel twin road bike is going to look like when unveiled later this year. The designs don’t show the...

Honda's shock new 700cc auto scooped

Honda's shock new 700cc auto scooped

These world exclusive spy shots show a radical new Honda with an all-new 700cc parallel-twin engine and the advanced dual clutch transmission of the VFR1200F. The bike was snapped in the Alps last...

Terblanche Norton sketches revealed

Terblanche Norton sketches revealed

Just three months after starting work at Norton, legendary bike designer Pierre Terblanche has opened his sketch book to give a tantalising glimpse into possible future bikes from the British...

Akrapovič releases new showcase custom

Akrapovič releases new showcase custom

Akrapovič has stepped into the world of custom bike building with this one-off showpiece: the Morsus. A scorpion-themed blend of titanium, stainless steel and carbon fibre, the builders of renowned...

Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

Harley-Davidson UK's offer to give riders an extra £1000 on the trade-in value of their bikes will finish at the end of May. If you trade in a non-Harley, you'll get up to £1,000 on top of the value...

Honda Crossrunner group test – next week

Honda Crossrunner group test – next week

Honda’s new V4 gets put to its biggest test yet next week – exclusively in MCN! The class-defying, ‘crossover’ machine has already proved controversial for seeming, to some, little more than a...

Win this Yamaha YZF-R1!

Win this Yamaha YZF-R1!

Yamaha is celebrating 50 years of GP racing by giving away this custom painted YZF-R1. The one-off Altamura paint job is accompanied by Akrapovic pipes and – if the prospect of a free thirteen grand...

2012 Kawasaki MXer debuts launch control

2012 Kawasaki MXer debuts launch control

Holeshot-grabbing ‘launch control’ comes to the motocross world for the first time next year following this week’s unveiling of Kawasaki’s new 2012 KX450F. The new open class or ‘MX1’ bike uses a...

MV Agusta offers £850 of kit with new bikes

MV Agusta offers £850 of kit with new bikes

Buy a new 2009/10/11 MV Agusta and the Italian firm are throwing in a paddock stand, cover and alarm - worth a total of £850 - for free. The offer applies in the UK, to all officially imported...

Husqvarna launches teaser video for new 900cc twin

Husqvarna launches teaser video for new 900cc twin

Italian firm Husqvarna has released a new teaser video for the 900cc engine based around the BMW F800 engine that will power the first of a series of new road bikes being launched in the next five...

BMW unveils new 'anti-crash' technology

BMW unveils new 'anti-crash' technology

BMW has today taken the wraps off a new motorcycle and car communication system that aims to prevent cars pulling across the path of oncoming bikes. The system is called 'Turn Left Assistant' and uses...

Moto Guzzi launch special ‘Corsa’ edition of 1200 Sport

Moto Guzzi launch special ‘Corsa’ edition of 1200 Sport

Moto Guzzi has launched this special red, white and gold version of its 1200 Sport. Dubbed the 'Corsa' the special edition also features gold detailing and a two-tone saddle. Price is unchanged over...

All new Suzuki GSX-R600 gets 0% finance deal

All new Suzuki GSX-R600 gets 0% finance deal

Just months after the launch of the all-new and class-leading 600cc supersports Suzuki GSX-R600 the firm is offering the bike on 0% finance over three years with £1 deposit. All you need to do is put...

Aprilia RSV4 R gets tech goodies

Aprilia RSV4 R gets tech goodies

This is undoubtedly the year of the RSV4. Aprilia's cutting-edge V4-engined superbike had its ups and downs when it was launched in 2009 but now the rough edges are smoothed off and it's a...

250 bobber 'Tha Heist' makes UK debut at BMF show

250 bobber 'Tha Heist' makes UK debut at BMF show

The 250 class continues to stretch in all directions, with the UK launch of ‘Tha Heist’, a lightweight bobber packing full-size attitude. Designed by Cleveland CycleWerks in the states, the Heist will...

Husqvarna SMS630: A very civilised supermoto

Husqvarna SMS630: A very civilised supermoto

The new Husqvarna SMS630 is claimed to be the most user-friendly supermoto yet but thanks to its all new twin-cam engine it's no softy either. Build quality and styling are improved - a result of...

Rieju RS3 125LC show debut at the BMF this weekend

Rieju RS3 125LC show debut at the BMF this weekend

Rieju's RS3 125LC learner sports bike will make its show debut at the BMF show in Peterborough this weekend (14 - 15 May). Powered by the water-cooled Yamaha YZF-R125 engine, but using carburettors...

Benelli celebrates 100 years with £2000 savings

Benelli celebrates 100 years with £2000 savings

Benelli is 100-years-old this year and one part of its celebrations is a dramatic reduction of its On The Road (OTR) prices on selected road bikes in the present Benelli range. Machines that are not...

New MV Agusta F4 RR - quicker yet slower

New MV Agusta F4 RR - quicker yet slower

MV Agusta has seized on a critical lull in new sportsbike activity to launch the most powerful production superbike ever, the F4 RR ‘Corsacorta’. MV hopes the £17,999, 201bhp, 998cc halo version...

Husqvarna 900 Street One

Husqvarna 900 Street One

Here's my idea for the new BMW-powered Husqvarna street bike. What do you think?

Honda launches Casey Stoner replica Fireblade

Honda launches Casey Stoner replica Fireblade

Honda Australia has announced a special edition of the CBR1000RR 2011 Repsol Honda Fireblade in Casey Stoner colours and trim – sadly it’s only for the Aussie market but they have made a great video...

Husqvarna reveals new 900cc parallel twin road bike engine

Husqvarna reveals new 900cc parallel twin road bike engine

Italian firm Husqvarna has unveiled a new 900cc engine based around the BMW F800 engine that will power the first of five new road bikes being launched in the next five years. Husqvarna revealed the...

WK SM50: Racy supermoto 16-er arrives in UK

WK SM50: Racy supermoto 16-er arrives in UK

If you thought affordable, saucy 50cc bikes were a thing of the past, checkout this new offering from new-to-the-UK Chinese manufacturer WK. Dubbed the SM50, it’s a supermoto-styled, liquid-cooled,...

Free panniers on BMW R1200GS and Adventure models

Free panniers on BMW R1200GS and Adventure models

BMW is offering free panniers on the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure models for a limited time. Customers will be given a set of BMW panniers which suit their chosen bike, with R1200GS buyers offered a...

MV Agusta celebrates 150 years of Italian unification

MV Agusta celebrates 150 years of Italian unification

Italian firm MV Agusta is commemorating 150 years since the unification of its home country with a special series of bikes based on the Brutale 990R. There are just 150 of the bikes being built which...

BMW-backed Husqvarna to launch five new road bikes

BMW-backed Husqvarna to launch five new road bikes

Italian motorcycle firm Husqvarna is just months away from unveiling the first of five new road bikes which will have BMW-derived twin and single cylinder engines. Find a Husqvarna for...

Brammo launches four 'game changing' new bikes: ones real riders will like

Brammo launches four 'game changing' new bikes: ones real riders will like

American electric bike manufacturer Brammo is launching four new models featuring 'a game-changing mechatronic propulsion unit that emulates the feeling and performance of a traditional internal...

Why Rossi has Ducati worried sick about their new superbike

Why Rossi has Ducati worried sick about their new superbike

It’s November 2011. MotoGP’s just finished with [insert Stoner/Lorenzo/Pedrosa/Spies here] and Rossi, um, fifth. Press releases are hurriedly despatched – ‘It was his shoulder!’; ‘It was mainly his...

Video: S1000RR faster than an M3 even in the wet

Video: S1000RR faster than an M3 even in the wet

BMW's M3 saloon is lame, according to a shock video admission by the firm itself. It’s released this video of its ‘fastest’ four-wheeler racing its fastest bike in what we can only interpret as a...

Horex VR6 - how it all fits together

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...