2012

BMW S1000RR HP4 arrives at dealers

BMW S1000RR HP4 arrives at dealers

BMW’s new S1000RR HP4 has arrived at UK dealers. The enhanced S1000RR litre sports bike features dynamic traction control, race ABS and semi-active suspension. The HP4 Carbon has extras including a...

Yamaha to make 250 sports bike

Yamaha to make 250 sports bike

Yamaha has said it will make a 250cc sports bike. The YZF-R250 is expected to have similar styling to the R6, as in the above mock-up, doing the internet rounds. It’s not clear if the 2014 Indian...

My new Suzuki Inazuma

My new Suzuki Inazuma

I put up my Yamaha YBR125 for part exchange to get my hands on the new Suzuki Inazuma 250 and from the moment I pulled away from the showroom and onto the busy high street I knew my 17 mile...

Indian teases new bike with audio clip

Indian teases new bike with audio clip

America’s oldest motorcycle brand, Indian, is teasing a forthcoming new bike with an audio clip giving a clear taste of the new V-twin engine sound. The firm is revealing nothing about the bike in...

Honda unveil sporty new NSC50R scooter at Motorcycle Live

Honda have publically unveiled their new NSC50R scooter at Motorcycle Live in Birmingham. The four-stroke 50cc machine is firmly aimed at new riders, and comes with an attractive launch deal and price as well as sporty colour schemes. The bike will be launched in two colour schemes in the UK, both race replicas. One will be based on the colours of the Repsol Honda Grand Prix team, while the...

Exclusive: Three new Triumphs spied!

Exclusive: Three new Triumphs spied!

These exclusive spy shots show not one, but three new Triumphs currently being developed on the road - including an all-new Bonneville-based café racer, a road-ready 2013 Tiger update - dubbed the...

Horex VR6 hits showrooms

Horex VR6 hits showrooms

The first Horex VR6 roadsters have been delivered to dealers - a year later than planned. An all-new German concern reviving a historic brand, the bike features an innovative 1200cc VR6 engine...

Vespa announce 'retro-futurist' 946

Vespa announce 'retro-futurist' 946

Italian scooter legends Piaggio have unveiled their latest offering from Vespa - the rather beautiful special edition 946, in both 125cc and 150cc versions The bike will use the firm's three-valve...

BMW custom concept confirmed for 2013 launch

BMW custom concept confirmed for 2013 launch

BMW have confirmed at the Milan Show that their new rumoured 'custom concept' will be making it's debut in 2013. The bike, based on a R1200, wasn't on display at the show, but a statement by BMW boss...

Restricted KTM 390 Duke for A2 licence holders?

Restricted KTM 390 Duke for A2 licence holders?

KTM could make a 40bhp version of the new 390 Duke for holders of the new A2 motorcycle licence, a source at the firm has said. The standard 44bhp version is under the 47bhp A2 limit, but falls foul...

Poll: Yellow Hayabusa, yuk or yeah?

Poll: Yellow Hayabusa, yuk or yeah?

Suzuki have released photos of this rather bright colourscheme for the new Hayabusa out next year, which will be on display at their stand at Motorcycle Live. They've hinted that if they get enough...

Rieju announce learner streetfighters

Rieju announce learner streetfighters

Spanish manufacturer Rieju have announced details of their new RS3 NKD, a naked version of their popular 125cc learner sports bike the RS3. The bike will share the 125cc Yamaha engine of the RS3 and...

Video: KTM 1290 Superduke at the Milan Show

Video: KTM 1290 Superduke at the Milan Show

KTM has unveiled a prototype Superduke 1290 at the EICMA Show in Milan. KTM also released a video showing the new bike in action, which can be viewed at the bottom of this page.milan12

MILAN SHOW: All-new Triumph Daytona 675 released

MILAN SHOW: All-new Triumph Daytona 675 released

All-new engine More power More torque Lighter Switchable ABS Slipper clutch New chassis Don’t be fooled by the familiar lines of the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675; this is an all-new bike with a new...

Milan Show: Husqvarna Baja concept unveiled

Milan Show: Husqvarna Baja concept unveiled

This is an updated version - which looks production-ready to our eyes - of Husqvarna's Baja model. The small detailing has moved the concept on, and the Baja is clearly not far off being a completely...

Milan Show: Honda CBR600RR gets a major overhaul

Milan Show: Honda CBR600RR gets a major overhaul

Honda has given the CBR600RR a far more comprehensive makeover than the initially familiar styling would suggest, with suspension, chassis, bodywork and styling updates as well as revisions to fuel...

Milan Show: Three new Honda 500s for 2013

Milan Show: Three new Honda 500s for 2013

Three new Honda’s sharing much of the same basic bike have been revealed with the same 500cc parallel twin motor, chassis and running gear, and are squarely aimed at restricted licence holders hoping...

Milan Show: New Diavel Strada

Milan Show: New Diavel Strada

An ugly Ducati is a rare old beast these days but the new Diavel Strada could be the first since the original Multistrada 1000 turned stomachs in 2003, or the easily forgotten Indiana of 1982 slipped...

Milan Show: New Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Milan Show: New Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Right on cue, Ducati has revealed the ultimate iteration of the 1199 Panigale superbike with the ‘absolute flagship’ R version, which sits atop the range and above the existing bikes in terms of...

Milan Show: New Ducati Hypermotard & Hyperstrada

Milan Show: New Ducati Hypermotard & Hyperstrada

Ducati has announced a new Hypermotard 800 and an adventure-touring spin-off called the Hyperstrada, in Milan today. Both share the same 821cc V-twin which uses the second generation Testastretta 11°...

More detail breaks about the new middle Brutale

More detail breaks about the new middle Brutale

MCN showed you the new Brutale last week, but we now have more detail about the new middleweight model. The 800 tips the scales at an impressive 167kg, while delivering a claimed 125bhp @ 11,600rpm,...

First official photos of the new street-moto MV Agusta Rivale

First official photos of the new street-moto MV Agusta Rivale

MCN exclusively showed you the first official sketch of the all-new Rivale last week, and this week we can bring you the first photos of the finished bike. Weighing in at 170kg, and doling out...

New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed

New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed

Aprilia has resurrected the Caponord name with this all-new 1200cc V-twin adventure bike which packs cutting-edge technology including semi-active suspension, traction control and ABS. The Italian...

Moto Morini back from the dead

Moto Morini back from the dead

Moto Morini, geting back on their feet from bankruptcy, have shunned this year's EICMA show, instead deciding to launch their 2013 in Milan at the same time. They haven't set the world on fire with...

KTM unleash 'the sound of the beast'

KTM unleash 'the sound of the beast'

KTM have, in their usual quirky manner, released a sneak peek of a new model set for unveiling at next week's EICMA show in Milan. Rumoured to be the new Super Duke, whatever it is sounds amazing, and...

Naked Benelli set for EICMA debut

Naked Benelli set for EICMA debut

Details are starting to emerge ahead of next week's EICMA show in Milan of Benelli's first new bike since their takeover by Chinese firm Qianjiang. The naked 600, dubbed the BN600, will move away from...

Italian firm Borile launch new Multiuso

Italian firm Borile launch new Multiuso

Boutique Italian manufacturer Borile have released their latest offering, the Multiuso - a trailie-utility bike hybrid with a 230cc air-cooled, four stroke engine. The Multiuso is aimed both at town...

New Suzuki Inazuma 250 shown off

Suzuki have released a promo video for their new Inazuma 250 prior to it's official unveiling at Motorcycle Live later in the month. The 250 commuter, let to rival Honda's CBR250 and Kawasaki's 300 ninja, will be built in China, allowing a competitive on the road price of only £3499. Expect performance of around 24bhp and an economic 85 miles to the gallon.  

MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

This is the first official image released by MV Agusta of their new model - the Rivale. Expected to be on sale in September 2013, the new 800cc triple shares a motor with a new Brutale 800, both of...

BMW unveil 30th anniversary K1300S

BMW unveil 30th anniversary K1300S

BMW has released images and details of the 30th anniversary K1300S, which will be available in 2013 to mark the 30th anniversary of the K-series. Related: BMW K100 buyer's guide The model,...

New Honda 500s spied – again

New Honda 500s spied – again

These spy shots show Honda’s three, all-new, 2013 500s in their finished state for the first time. Believed to have been taken during the filming of an advertising campaign the pictures clearly show...

New Hayabusa unveiled with ABS and Brembo brakes

New Hayabusa unveiled with ABS and Brembo brakes

Suzuki have released details of their new-for-2013 Hayabusa. The big capacity sports bike will get only it's second update in it's fourteen year history, and becoming a member of the GSX-R family. The...

New MV Agusta Brutales for 2013

New MV Agusta Brutales for 2013

MV Agusta's four-cylinder Brutale range will be simplified to just three models for 2013 - all will be 1090cc. The three models available from 2013 are the Brutale 1090, Brutale 1090R and Brutale...

MZ return with revolutionary new engine

MZ return with revolutionary new engine

It might not look particularly revolutionary, but this understated 125 supermoto could prove to be one of the most significant motorcycles of 2013. Not only is it the first new product of the...

2013 Triumph Daytona 675 snapped

2013 Triumph Daytona 675 snapped

Pictures of the new Triumph Daytona 675 have been published on Triumph675.net, revealing the new model ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the Milan Show in November. The pictures confirm the new bike...

Chinese Kawasaki-alike 250 for £2000

Chinese Kawasaki-alike 250 for £2000

An Italian-designed 250 expected to cost around £2000 has been unveiled as a concept at the Chinese motorcycle show. The single-cylinder Kawasaki Z-esque KP250 could go into production within months.