October

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R gallery

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R gallery

Triumph's best-selling and class-leading super naked, the Speed Triple 1050 has only ever really lacked one thing - a taste of the exotic. But for 2012 even that's changed with the introduction of...

Indian Racing Horse concept

Indian Racing Horse concept

Here's my concept idea for a sports bike made by Indian.

2012 GSX-R1000: bigger midrange, new brakes and better fuel economy

2012 GSX-R1000: bigger midrange, new brakes and better fuel economy

Suzuki’s 2012 GSX-R1000 gets new Brembo Monobloc brakes, more midrange power and is 2kg lighter than this year’s model. Though Suzuki list dozens of changes to the outgoing model, the majority are...

Honda Integra promises low running costs

Honda Integra promises low running costs

Honda has just released full details on the new dual-clutch Integra maxi-scooter including a claimed 76mpg fuel consumption figure (250 mile tank range) and reduced service costs with an 8000 mile...

Speed Triple gets the ‘R’ treatment

Speed Triple gets the ‘R’ treatment

These are the first pictures of Triumph’s hotly-rumoured, new-for-2012 Speed Triple R – a special, uprated version of its best-selling super naked. Following in the footsteps of Triumph’s previous...

New Triumph ‘Steve McQueen edition’ debuts

New Triumph ‘Steve McQueen edition’ debuts

This special-edition version of the Bonneville, dubbed the 'Steve McQueen Edition' has just been unveiled by Triumph and will go on sale in 2012 – but only while stocks last. The bike has been...

New Triumph Tiger Explorer revealed

New Triumph Tiger Explorer revealed

Triumph has just released the first official pictures of its hugely-anticipated all-new adventure bike – the ‘Tiger Explorer’. The newcomer has been expected for over a year. MCN published the first...

Fully updated Kawasaki ER-6n sets new standard

Fully updated Kawasaki ER-6n sets new standard

When we learnt that Kawasaki wasn't just giving its popular ER6 range a slight update for 2012 but was almost completely revising them, first we wondered if it was strictly necessary. After all, both...

2012 BMW S1000RR first ride

2012 BMW S1000RR first ride

BMW’s significantly updated S1000RR is currently being tested at its world launch at Valencia, Spain. Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is there on behalf of MCN and has just completed his third...

New 2012 BMW S1000RR tech details

New 2012 BMW S1000RR tech details

Just two years after BMW launched the class-leading 1000cc sportsbike the firm has given the bike a long list of changes aimed at improved handling, more mid-range torque and improved throttle...

Honda confirms Crosstourer as 2012 model

Honda confirms Crosstourer as 2012 model

Honda has just announced that, as expected, its all-new V4 adventure bike, the Crosstourer, which was unveiled in prototype form at last year’s Milan Show WILL be going into production next year. The...

New 2012 BMW S1000RR ridden

New 2012 BMW S1000RR ridden

MCN's Adam Child is amongst the first journalists in the world to ride the new 2012 BMW S1000RR. It has a long list of minor revisions that are currently being evaluated and we will be...

KTM unveils ‘Freeride 350’

KTM unveils ‘Freeride 350’

Say hello to KTM’s new ‘Freeride’, a road-legal, ‘fun’, dirt bike powered by a 350cc single and weighing just 99kg. It’s been announced in advance of the Milan Show where it will receive its official...

New Aprilia SRV850 superscoot debuts

New Aprilia SRV850 superscoot debuts

Aprilia has just released this picture of its new maxi-scoot – the SRV850. It’s basically an updated, face-lifted version of sister-company Gilera’s GP800. The Noale firm took a similar approach...

Big Sur Endurance

Big Sur Endurance

Here's my design for an old-school endurance-styled bike.

Honda launches 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade mini-site

Honda launches 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade mini-site

Honda has opened a mini-website dedicated to the new 2012 Fireblade. It promises to tell the full story of the bike which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Fireblade series next year. Honda is...

Kawasaki refuses to deny new Versys 1000 adventure bike

Kawasaki refuses to deny new Versys 1000 adventure bike

Kawasaki is refusing to deny the authenticity of a new 1000cc Versys that appears in spy shots emerging from French online motorcycle magazine Moto-Net.com, saying simply it 'has no details' about the...

MV Agusta F3 prices confirmed

MV Agusta F3 prices confirmed

MV Agusta has just announced the price and availability of its 2012 models including the eagerly awaited new F3 and F3 Brutale. As expected, the F3 sportster – a direct rival for the Triumph 675...

New ZZR1400: “Fastest accelerating production bike”

New ZZR1400: “Fastest accelerating production bike”

The 2012 ZZR1400 will be the fastest production bike in the world off the line, according to manufacturer Kawasaki. Specifications haven’t been officially revealed but sources in Japan say power is in...

Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

Kawasaki’s ER-6n has been heavily updated for 2012 as these pictures show. The naked middleweight shares mechanical components with the faired ER-6f and gets the same changes as that bike, including a...

All new 2012 Kawasaki ER6f

All new 2012 Kawasaki ER6f

Kawasaki's ER-6f has been given a complete makeover for 2012 – but you might have to look hard at these pictures to spot the difference. Despite similar styling to the current version, the...

Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

This is the radical, all-new 1200cc 'Superquadro' engine which will power Ducati’s eagerly awaited new superbike, the 1199 Panigale – and it’s set to revolutionize superbikes. In this week’s MCN...

First Zero Type 9 lands in UK

First Zero Type 9 lands in UK

The first production Zero Type 9 from Japan has just arrived at the company’s UK distributor Krazy Horse Custom Cycles in Bury St Edmunds. The £30,566, 1450cc fuel-injected Harley-Davidson Twin...

Ace Cafe's 10th anniversary Triumph Street Triple R cafe racer

Ace Cafe's 10th anniversary Triumph Street Triple R cafe racer

Who better to build a cafe racer Triumph than the Ace Cafe itself? Well that's pretty much what happened with this limited edition, Street Triple R-based special. Built to celebrate the 10th...

MV Agusta 750S Classic Concept

MV Agusta 750S Classic Concept

Here's my idea for a MV Agusta Classic 750S. It would use the engine and frame of the F4 and have look of the 750S of the seventies.

New titanium colour for 2012 Ducati Multistrada

New titanium colour for 2012 Ducati Multistrada

The 2012 Ducati Multistrada will be available in a new "race titanium matte" colour scheme and carry an upgraded seat for next year’s riding season. The new colour option will include a "racing black"...

Horex delays launch of 200bhp blown V6

Horex delays launch of 200bhp blown V6

German firm Horex is holding back the 200bhp supercharged version of its V6 roadster because of component supply problems and will launch the standard version first next spring. Horex planned to...

New Victory High-Ball revealed

New Victory High-Ball revealed

American firm Victory has released details of the 2012 range of bikes with the stripped down High-Ball bobber, an all-new model for the UK, leading a host of other changes including ABS across many...