2013

Which Fireblade is your favourite?

Which Fireblade is your favourite?

This week sees the launch of the 2014 Honda Fireblade SP edition (launch report in today's paper), but which Fireblade is your favourite?

Triumph’s 250 naked spied again

Triumph’s 250 naked spied again

Triumph’s fantastic-looking 250cc baby Street Triple has been spied testing in Spain for a second time, this time clearly loaded with electronics measuring front and rear suspension movement. The 250...

New Hesketh 24 revealed

New Hesketh 24 revealed

This is the first new model from British firm Hesketh Motorcycles, which will be available in a limited run of 24 examples when it goes on sale in February 2014. The brand was recently bought by Paul...

UK version of Ducati 1199 Panigale Senna

UK version of Ducati 1199 Panigale Senna

Ducati recently revealed plans for a limited run of 1199 Panigale Senna recreations of the original 916 but there is a catch; they are only available in Brazil. Now Ducati Aylesbury has come up with...

Kawasaki unveil supercharged engine

Kawasaki unveil supercharged engine

Kawasaki has unveiled a supercharged engine at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan. No details about the engine have been released, although Kawasaki insiders have suggested the capacity could be close...

Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Yamaha has unveiled five concept machines at the Tokyo motorcycle show in Japan; one a café racer version of the XV950, two electric bikes and an electric scooter. None of the four bikes being shown...

CB1100 gets mid-life tweaks

CB1100 gets mid-life tweaks

The Honda CB1100 – now designated the CB1100EX – may only have been introduced into Europe for 2013 but it was first unveiled in Japan in 2009, and has now been given a mid-life refresh with spoked...

Honda reveals new F6C

Honda reveals new F6C

Way back in 2007 Honda showed the EVO6 Concept and it looked amazing; six years later the Honda F6C is the production version of that bike and was unveiled today (Wednesday) at the Tokyo show in...

Video: Jeremy McWilliams thrashes the new KTM Super Duke

Video: Jeremy McWilliams thrashes the new KTM Super Duke

KTM have released this video of the new Super Duke 1290 at it's recentl launch, with Jeremy McWilliams onboard around the Ascari circuit in Spain. It's fairly obvous that McWill has lost ittle of the...

Harley reveals all new Street 750 and 500 urban V-twins

Harley reveals all new Street 750 and 500 urban V-twins

Harley-Davidson has entered the commuter market with its first all-new model for 13 years, the Street 750 and 500. Aimed squarely at ‘urban young adults’ both Street models feature a new...

Yamaha trio revealed In Milan

Yamaha trio revealed In Milan

MT-07 Yamaha has unveiled three new additions to the range at the EICMA show in Milan. Headlining the trio of new models is a smaller capacity MT model, the MT-07. Bearing a vary close resemblance to...

BMW S1000R and R1200RT unveiled

BMW S1000R and R1200RT unveiled

BMW’s long-anticipated new S1000RR-based super naked has just been unveiled at the Milan Show and these are the first official pictures. It features a retuned, 160bhp version of the S1000RR’s 999cc...

Aggressive new Z1000 unveiled in Milan

Aggressive new Z1000 unveiled in Milan

Kawasaki has just unveiled this significantly new Z1000 super naked at the Milan Show. Although not completely new – the basic engine and chassis are unchanged, for example – Kawasaki’s super naked...

Caterham branches out to launch motorcycle division

Caterham branches out to launch motorcycle division

Caterham Group has launched its first ever motorcycle division – Caterham Bikes – at the Milan motorcycle show today. The firm has ambitious targets and is already planning three models including the...

Triumph's 2014 newcomers revealed

Triumph's 2014 newcomers revealed

Triumph is revamping its cruiser line-up for 2014 with two new ‘baggers’, a new Thunderbird variant called the Commander and updates to both the entry-level, Bonneville-based America and...

Video: 2014 Honda Preview

Video: 2014 Honda Preview

MCN managed to get a sneak peak at the 2014 range of Honda motorcycles before they were unveiled to the world at the Milan Show. The range includes a new VFR800 and Fireblade SP.  See these bikes...

Fireblade SP heads Honda’s 2014 newcomers

Fireblade SP heads Honda’s 2014 newcomers

This new, ‘SP’ high-spec version of the Fireblade is one of the stars of Honda’s 2014 line-up, MCN can now reveal. The track-focused machine features Öhlins suspension, Brembo mono block front brake...

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled

MV Agusta has lifted the covers off it's latest model, the Turismo Veloce 800. The new bike will use the same 798cc three-cylinder engine as the Brutale 800 and recently launched Rivale 800. The bike...

KTM RC390 breaks cover

KTM RC390 breaks cover

News of the 2014 KTM RC390 first leaked two years ago, along with details of the recently-released 1290 Super Duke, when an excitable dealer snapped an image of the full KTM range plans during a...

Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

Suzuk has released pictures of two concept motorcycles it will display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The first concept, the Suzuki Recursion features a 588cc parallel-twin engine as well as a...

Honda unveil CB1300S Super Bol D'or

Honda unveil CB1300S Super Bol D'or

Honda has released images of the new CB1300S Super Bol D'or, an update to the current CB1300S which is available in the UK. The CB1300S Super Bol D'or gets new wheels, LED headlight, new bodywork and...

Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

Ducati has finally released full details of the 1199 Superleggera limited edition superbike. Magnesium and titanium abound, and the combined weight loss results in a bike weighing just 155kg dry –...

Honda CBR1000RR HRC concept

Honda CBR1000RR HRC concept

My concept for a new HRC CBR1000RR.

Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

Honda’s 2014 CTX1300 cruiser has been spotted by a spy snapper while on a shoot for its promotional video. The new bike, which looks like the offspring of an F6B and a DN-01, very clearly sports an...

Honda announce CBR300R

Honda announce CBR300R

Honda has announced the imminent arrival of a new CBR300R, a bigger version of its current CBR250R.   The news came at the Chinese International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing, where...

EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the new firm founded by American maverick Erik Buell in the wake of the closure of Buell by owners Harley-Davidson in 2009, has, as expected, just unveiled its first all-new...

BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

At a special celebration event currently underway at the BMW Museum in Munich, BMW Motorrad has just unveiled the new R nineT classic roadster on stage.   Created to mark and celebrate nine...

Honda XRS650 Real Dual concept

Honda XRS650 Real Dual concept

My Honda XRS650 concept.

Yamaha XV950 RR Sport Solo concept

Yamaha XV950 RR Sport Solo concept

My take on the new Yamaha XV950.

Ultimate Ducati Panigale is invite only

Ultimate Ducati Panigale is invite only

Ducati has sent out invites to a select list of customers who qualify for the chance to buy the ultimate version of the 1199 Panigale superbike; a 220bhp, 180kg Superleggera version which is...

1199 Panigale S ‘Senna’ unveiled in Brazil

1199 Panigale S ‘Senna’ unveiled in Brazil

Ducati has unveiled this special edition of its Panigale S to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of F1 star Ayrton Senna.   Unveiled at the Sao Paulo motorcycle show and to be sold in Brazil...

Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R features

Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R features

The new issue of MCN is out today, with seven pages of exclusive insider interviews at KTM and Kiska Design, in Austria, exposing the whole story behind the development of this incredible new...

Kawasaki unveils new scoot

Kawasaki unveils new scoot

Kawasaki has finally decided to jump on the scooter bandwagon with the J300; the Japanese firm’s first ever scooter offered to the European market.  The J300 has been styled by a Kawasaki design...

New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

BMW has finally released the full technical details of the 2014 R1200GS Adventure; the tougher and more off-road targeted bike the firm hopes will continue the big sales of the current model. The new...

Video: See the new KTM Super Duke R in action

Video: See the new KTM Super Duke R in action

KTM has released new footage of the 1290 Super Duke R, showing the new super-naked's aggressive skills on road and track. Watch the video below and don't miss next week's MCN, as we go inside the...

Suzuki announce UK price for new V-Strom 1000

Suzuki announce UK price for new V-Strom 1000

Suzuki has today confirmed that the retail price for the long-awaited new V-Strom 1000 adventure bike will be £9999, plus on the road charges.   Making the announcement, Suzuki GB general...