November

French firm unveils carbon-framed V-twin superbike

French firm unveils carbon-framed V-twin superbike

A carbon-framed turbo-charged V-twin superbike has been unveiled by French manufacturer Boxer Design. Called the Superbob, its 1000cc engine has been developed in partnership with Akira...

New G650GS-powered Husqvarna street bike unveiled

New G650GS-powered Husqvarna street bike unveiled

A new Husqvarna 650cc single-cylinder road bike has been unveiled today. The Strada uses the engine from BMW's G650GS. It has been shown as a 'concept' at the Paris motorcycle show but is set to go...

Ducati 1199 Panigale - Where it all began

Ducati 1199 Panigale - Where it all began

It would be nice to imagine that the Panigale was born of a single meeting; a frantic day of wild ideas, fiercely strong espresso and line drawings hastily scrawled into an artist's sketch book. But,...

Indian Sunoco Classic Racing Concept

Indian Sunoco Classic Racing Concept

Here's my design for an Indian concept motorcycle.

KTM drops prices for 2012

KTM drops prices for 2012

KTM has cut the prices on three of its 2012 models. The Austrian firm has reduced the price of the new 690 Duke and 2012 versions of its 990 Super Duke R and 990 Supermoto R. The Supermoto R is down...

Yamaha price cut shock

Yamaha price cut shock

Yamaha has announced dramatic and favourable price reductions on five key 2012 models. The bikes are all 600cc plus and are from several classes including sports, adventure and roadster models. The...

Suzuki reveals sub-£3500 Inazuma 250

Suzuki reveals sub-£3500 Inazuma 250

Suzuki has launched an all-new 250 called the Inazuma at the NEC show. An all-new 248cc parallel twin powers what Suzuki says is B-King-influenced design for newcomers and returning riders. No price,...

Revamped engine for latest Moto Guzzi V7s

Revamped engine for latest Moto Guzzi V7s

Moto Guzzi’s popular smaller V-twin range has received a complete makeover for 2012 – proving once again that parent Piaggio is investing heavily in reviving the historic marque. At last week’s Milan...

Techy Kawasaki Versys 1000 is dark horse of class

Techy Kawasaki Versys 1000 is dark horse of class

Despite its derivative styling and the impression of parts sourced from other bikes, Kawasaki’s new entrant into the adventure bike class is much more than a Z1000 in new clothes, MCN can now...

Honda's V4 Crosstourer GS-rival gets sporty edge

Honda's V4 Crosstourer GS-rival gets sporty edge

Honda’s all-new adventure bike – the V4 Crosstourer – is significantly different to the prototype version first unveiled a year ago and will bring new sophistication, technology and riding pleasure to...

Yamaha TZR-1 King Kenny concept

Yamaha TZR-1 King Kenny concept

Here's my concept for a modern old-school racer. Based on the engine from the current Yamaha R1, it is a tribute to Kenny Roberts Sr.

2012 KTM Duke: most potent single-cylinder road bike ever

2012 KTM Duke: most potent single-cylinder road bike ever

More power, less weight, improved refinement and ABS as standard  - the new KTM 690 Duke promises to be more fun, easier to ride and safer. Now making a claimed 70bhp, it’s also the most powerful...

Honda CR1100 Dick Mann concept

Honda CR1100 Dick Mann concept

Here's my design for a Honda motorcycle, built as a tribute to 1970 Daytona winner Dick Mann.

Honda's incredible RC-E Tokyo Show concept

Honda's incredible RC-E Tokyo Show concept

Honda will reveal this breathtaking electric sportsbike at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show next month. Dubbed the RCE, the  road-legal supersport-style bike uses the large, powerful electric motor...

Milan show video: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

Milan show video: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

Triumph's new Tiger Explorer 1200 adventure bike has been unveiled at the Milan show. The Tiger Explorer is set to be the most powerful shaft-driven adventure tourer for the foreseeable future, with...

Milan Show: Moto Guzzi unveils new V7

Milan Show: Moto Guzzi unveils new V7

Moto Guzzi has unveiled two new versions of its V7 Roadster at the Milan show, both also powered by an updated version of its 750cc Transverse V-Twin.  The new engine is outwardly similar to the...

Milan show video: R1200GS Rallye, G650GS Sertão and Husqvarna MOAB

Milan show video: R1200GS Rallye, G650GS Sertão and Husqvarna MOAB

MCN's Executive Editor Phil West takes a look at the new bikes from BMW and Husqvarna that have been launched at the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. One new model unveiled by BMW is the R1200GS...

Milan Show: Bimota reveal three new models

Milan Show: Bimota reveal three new models

Bimota were a surprise hit at the Milan show, with three all new-bikes. The DB10 is Bimota’s version of Ducati’s Hypermotard but with its own, tubular steel and aluminium frame.  The DB9 Brivido...

KTM Freeride video brilliantly sells appeal of electric dirtbikes

KTM Freeride video brilliantly sells appeal of electric dirtbikes

KTM has done the electric dirtbike industry a massive favour with its latest promo. The clip, which shows the lithe, 'leccy Freeride E tearing up Barcelona from bedside to BMX track brilliantly...

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale unveiled at Milan Show

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale unveiled at Milan Show

Ducati finally took the covers off of their revolutionary new superbike - the 1199 Panigale at the Milan Show today, and MCN was there to capture the unveiling. The 195bhp, 190kg 1199 Panigale V-twin...

Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

Triumph's new Tiger Explorer will give its R1200GS rival a 135bhp mauling the firm has revealed. That makes the Explorer's all-new 1200cc+ motor 35% more powerful than its German rival's, at least for...

New BMW R1200GS Rallye for 2012

New BMW R1200GS Rallye for 2012

BMW has just released details of the new R1200GS Rallye for 2012. The model joins the rest of the best-selling GS range and follows the success of the R1200GS Triple Black from earlier this year. No...

Milan Show: Husqvarna unveils all new MOAB concept Scrambler

Milan Show: Husqvarna unveils all new MOAB concept Scrambler

Husqvarna has just unveiled this brand new Steve McQueen concept bike at the Milan Show. Powered by a 650 single, it’s got 60/70s inspired ‘On Any Sunday’ styling, including chrome detailed tank,...

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR revealed: Big power and adjustability

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR revealed: Big power and adjustability

MV Agusta has just released details from the Milan show of an addition to its 2012 Brutale range. The Brutale 1090 RR is the Italian company’s most powerful Brutale to date with a claimed peak power...

The Ducati 1199 Panigale files: 24 page supplement FREE in MCN

The Ducati 1199 Panigale files: 24 page supplement FREE in MCN

Ducati's incredible new 1199 Panigale has just been unveiled, and MCN is the only publication in the world to be able to tell the full and exclusive inside story of the world's most extreme...

24-page Ducati 1199 Panigale supplement in this week's MCN!

24-page Ducati 1199 Panigale supplement in this week's MCN!

Ducati's incredible new 1199 Panigale has just been unveiled, and MCN is the only publication in the world to be able to tell the full and exclusive inside story of the world's most extreme v-twin.

MV reveals finished Brutale 675 - £7999 in the UK

MV reveals finished Brutale 675 - £7999 in the UK

MV Agusta has officially taken the wraps off the Brutale 675 for the first time with the Triumph Street Triple rival confirmed as being priced at £7999 in the UK. The Brutale shares the same basic...

MV F3 675 – full details released

MV F3 675 – full details released

MV’s forthcoming and mouth-watering new supersports, the F3 675, will be the most sophisticated, tech-laden supersports ever when it finally goes on sale next month. The Italian firm has at long last...

Ultra-lightweight Ducati-powered NCR weighs just 126kg

Ultra-lightweight Ducati-powered NCR weighs just 126kg

This Monster-powered, featherweight racer is the M4 One Shot, the latest beauty from Bologna-based bike builders NCR. Using the same basic geometry and concept as the firm's 1000 Millona race bike,...

Moto Guzzi V75 Lario

Moto Guzzi V75 Lario

Here's my idea idea for a small, sporty Moto Guzzi, with classic styling.

BMW adds QR codes to prototypes

BMW adds QR codes to prototypes

BMW is now incorporating QR codes into the camouflaging used on disguised road-going prototypes, so sharp-eyed and curious onlookers can use their smartphones to scan the codes and go to an official...