2013

Yamaha FZ9 concept

Yamaha FZ9 concept

Here's my concept for a naked Yamaha FZ9.

Yamaha FZ9 Fazer concept

Yamaha FZ9 Fazer concept

Here's my concept idea for a Yamaha FZ9 Fazer

Final production version of KTM 1290 Duke R spied

Final production version of KTM 1290 Duke R spied

New spy shots have revealed this is what the highly-anticipated KTM 1290 Duke R is going to look like in completely finished form when it’s launched in two weeks. The two images appear to have been...

Yamaha YZF-R3 concept

Yamaha YZF-R3 concept

Here's my concept for a new Yamahs sports bike with the three-cylinder engine from the new MT-09.

KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the...

Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

New V-Strom 1000 gets 100bhp, traction control, ABS and three colourschemes as it enters the adventure bike market priced around £10,000 Suzuki is continuing to stretch out pre-launch information...

First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX

First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX

Kawasaki’s updated Z1000SX is currently being put through it’s paces in Austria by MCN’s Phil West and here are his first impressions. ‘The SX has been a massive hit for Kawasaki in the UK being by...

Yamaha unveils new FJR 1300 AE

Yamaha unveils new FJR 1300 AE

Yamaha is expanding its FJR tourer range with this FJR 1300 AE. A step up from the base FJR-A, the AE comes with electronically-adjustable suspension but does without the clutchless gear-shift of the...

BMW unveils production spec electric scooter

BMW unveils production spec electric scooter

BMW has shown off the final production version of the company’s first electric two-wheeler and it appears to be exactly the same as the concept bike MCN tested last year. The BMW C evolution scooter...

New Ducati 899 revealed

New Ducati 899 revealed

A new breed of sports bikes has been evolving, defined by non-conformity to more established capacities. Where once we had superbike and supersport categories, the trend is now towards a burgeoning...

Kawasaki Z1000SX updated for 2014

Kawasaki Z1000SX updated for 2014

Kawasaki’s popular sports-tourer, the Z1000SX, is to receive a host of significant updates for 2014, the Japanese firm has announced. Not only does it get a new, bespoke, colour-coded optional pannier...

New KTM Freeride 250R unveiled

New KTM Freeride 250R unveiled

KTM has unveiled this all-new 250 two-stroke addition to its ‘Freeride’ fun bike family – aimed at those looking to explore off-roading for the first time or simply have a ‘fun bike’. Intended to...

Enfield’s café racer coming

Enfield’s café racer coming

Royal Enfield’s most modern and powerful bike ever, the long-anticipated new Café Racer/Continental GT WILL be officially unveiled next month and go on sale later this year, MCN can now confirm. We’ve...

Ducati Scrambler well underway

Ducati Scrambler well underway

Ducati’s old Scrambler 250 was built from 1962 through to 1968 in various 250, 350 and even 450cc single-cylinder guises and managed to create a cool, accessible bike that was completely of the time.

Panigale 899 spied testing

Panigale 899 spied testing

A test and development version of the new Ducati Panigale 899 has been spotted parked on an Italian street just weeks ahead of the official launch of the bike. The bike is a smaller capacity version...

New Kawasaki Z1000SX spied

New Kawasaki Z1000SX spied

This is the updated 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX which was scooped while filming a video in Norway ahead of the official launch of the bike at the end of September. We have no official information on the...

Horex unveils new VR6 Classic model

Horex unveils new VR6 Classic model

German firm Horex has shown a new Classic model based on the VR6 roadster with the same 1218cc six-cylinder motor but a host of cosmetic changes that have come about as a result of customer...

Indian Motorcycles reveal three new bikes

Indian Motorcycles reveal three new bikes

Indian Motorcycles has launched three new variants of the all-new Indian Chief in America today and in a few hours MCN will be testing each version. The Indian Classic, Chieftain and Vintage all share...

Limited edition Yoshi GSX-R750 announced

Limited edition Yoshi GSX-R750 announced

Suzuki has announced an exclusive run of this special black GSX-R750 kitted out with Yoshimura and genuine Suzuki accessories. Limited to 25 machines, the edition features a Yoshimura the R11...

New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 designer interviewed

New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 designer interviewed

The designer of the new V-Strom 1000, Tomoya Murakami, is the subject of this new video from Suzuki. In it he discusses the new bike’s design, from concept and inspiration, fit and finish of the...

Motus shows off finished bike at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Motus shows off finished bike at Laguna Seca MotoGP

American manufacturer Motus has shown the final production version of the 1650cc V4 sports touring Motus MST which is scheduled to go on sale in Autumn this year; a delay over the initial aim of...

Honda's naked VF800 designs

Honda's naked VF800 designs

New patents show that Honda is developing a new low-cost, high-spec naked bike around its venerable – but legendary – VFR800 V4 engine. The bike’s overall design is hinted at in an innocuous-sounding...

DTM replica BM scoots launched in Germany

DTM replica BM scoots launched in Germany

BMW’s standard C600 sports scooter not racy enough for you? Then how about these two new limited edition versions inspired by the German Touring Car (DTM) race series? The matte black ‘Spengler...

Should Norton build a more affordable Domiracer?

Should Norton build a more affordable Domiracer?

The new Norton Domiracer, unveiled in this week's MCN, is a limited edition cafe racer from the revived manufacturer with a carbon seat unit and open exhausts. No official price has been stated yet,...

Video: Norton Domiracer revealed!

Video: Norton Domiracer revealed!

Stunning Norton Domiracer Revealed Chopped-down styling, open pipes, and carbon seat unit mark this limited edition Norton out as something special.

Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war

Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war

Do not adjust your eyes…these two bikes are new Triumph cruisers, not Harley-Davidsons; one of which will be launched shortly as a rival to the Harley-Davidson Road King, the other has been disguised...

New MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Corsa revealed

New MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Corsa revealed

MV Agusta has released information and a single image of the most expensive Brutale currently on sale with the new Corsa 1090 model which will cost a wallet-destroying £18,000. The Corsa model is...

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 website update

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 website update

Suzuki has updated a recently launched website dedicated to the 2014 V-Strom 1000 to include a video with the project leader. It’s the first in a promised series of many and shows an interview with...

BMW K1600GT Sport revealed

BMW K1600GT Sport revealed

BMW has unveiled a new version of the the six cylinder K1600 which the firm is calling the 'GT Sport'. The GT Sport has just been unveiled at the 'BMW Motorrad Days 2013' event in Garmisch. The GT...

Honda CB500’s valve clearance shock

Honda CB500’s valve clearance shock

Every Honda from the new CB500 range will need to have an expensive valve clearance check at just 600 miles to maintain the manufacturer warranty owners have been finding out as the first of the new...

New Yamaha XV950s set for UK

New Yamaha XV950s set for UK

This new bobber-style Yamaha custom, the XV950, is coming to the UK this September priced from £7199 to £7499.   The new V-twin debuted earlier this year in the US where it’s called the ‘Star...

Suzuki launches new V-Strom 1000 website

Suzuki launches new V-Strom 1000 website

Suzuki has launched a new website dedicated to the eagerly anticipated V-Strom 1000 adventure bike first revealed at the Cologne Show in late 2012, and expected to be shown in production-ready form...

NCR's titanium-framed Ducati

NCR's titanium-framed Ducati

NCR has been tuning Ducatis since the late 60s. During the 90s and early 2000s, you’ll probably remember the black NCR Ducatis competing in World Superbike, ridden by the likes of Borja, Bontempi,...

BMW S1000RR gets mid-life refresh

BMW S1000RR gets mid-life refresh

BMW is months away from launching a revised S1000RR which insiders say will get semi-active suspension from the HP4, a host of minor revisions along with an even more sophisticated ABS system which...

Video: 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa first ride

Video: 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa first ride

With ABS and Brembo brakes finally addressing a major issue with Suzuki's Hayabusa for 2013, MCN's Adam Child unleashed the 1300cc beast on Bruntingthorpe runway to see what it can do.

Exclusive: Ducati 1198-engined Monster spied

Exclusive: Ducati 1198-engined Monster spied

Ducati is just months away from unleashing the most powerful Monster ever produced. Exclusive photographs of the new 2014 model clearly show it’s powered by Ducati’s 1198cc water-cooled V-twin motor,...