2013

Lotus to make 200bhp motorcycle

Lotus to make 200bhp motorcycle

Iconic British sportscar brand Lotus is gearing up to build a 200bhp motorcycle which will use Formula One technology and will be built by a car racing team Kodewa and designed by the man who designed...

Electrickery

Electrickery

It looks like a moped but this electric scooter can legally be ridden by 14-year-olds with no licence, insurance or helmet, and carrying a pillion.  The £850 Dayun Electric Tandem Bike has a...

Triumph refreshes Speed Triple 1050

Triumph refreshes Speed Triple 1050

Triumph has given the popular Speed Triple 1050 a light refresh with a new blue colour available along with some minor cosmetic changes including a clear rear light and accessories now fitted as...

Video: Ducati Hyperstrada first ride

Video: Ducati Hyperstrada first ride

MCN road tester Michael Neeves gives us a look at his first ride on the new Ducati Hyperstrada – his long term test bike for 2013. 

Triumph release new colours and a Sprint GT special edition

Triumph release new colours and a Sprint GT special edition

Triumph has announced special editions of its Sprint GT, Thunderbird, Tiger Explorer and Street Triple Models. The mid-range tourer, the Sprint GT, sees a host of new features including heated...

MV Agusta F3 800 details revealed

MV Agusta F3 800 details revealed

MV Agusta has released details of its new £11,499 F3 800, which will hit dealers in July. Based on the current inline-three cylinder F3 675 supersports machine, MV says it tips the scales at the same...

Yamaha’s ‘Dark Side’

Yamaha’s ‘Dark Side’

Last year’s Cologne Motorcycle Show saw Yamaha make bold claims about what we could expect from them in the near future. The firm unveiled a slightly bizarre wire and engine ‘sculpture’ centred around...

BMW Concept Ninety revealed

BMW Concept Ninety revealed

BMW has just taken the wraps off the Concept Ninety – a collaboration between the German firm and Californian custom builder Roland Sands as the company celebrates 40 years since the original R90S and...

What's new on the Ducati Hyperstrada?

What's new on the Ducati Hyperstrada?

The paint's barely dry on the new 821cc Hypermotard, but Ducati has already created a touring version. With its panniers, centrestand and tall screen, here's what makes the Hyperstrada different to...

The face of Honda's MotoGP road bike?

The face of Honda's MotoGP road bike?

Few bikes are as intriguing as Honda’s forthcoming MotoGP-derived ­superbike. Since its announcement last year, details of the machine have remained a mystery. But now a new patent filed by Honda...

Pictures of supercharged Bimota emerge

Pictures of supercharged Bimota emerge

These are the first pictures to emerge of Bimota's upcoming supercharged DB11 VLX, under development, taken by a factory insider. The completed machine is expected to go on sale early next year. The...

The new Indian Chief has been announced. Tempted?

The new Indian Chief has been announced. Tempted?

Indian released a teaser image of their new Chief yesterday, ahead of the full unveiling in August.  

All-new Indian Chief comes out of the shadows

All-new Indian Chief comes out of the shadows

This is the first look at the all-new, eagerly awaited Indian Chief, as developed by Victory owners Polaris and set, MCN can reveal, to be publicly unveiled at Sturgis this August. The silhouette...

BMW's anniversary special: The NineT

BMW's anniversary special: The NineT

BMW’s soon-to-be-launched R1200-based café racer – designed to celebrate 90 years since the firm launched its first bike – will be called the NineT. It’s been months since BMW revealed its plans to...

KTM confirms electric scooter for 2015 release

KTM confirms electric scooter for 2015 release

KTM has confirmed that its cheeky electric E-SPEED concept scooter, which was shown at the Tokyo show, will be joining the range line-up as a 2015 model. Harald Plöckinger, KTM Executive Board...

BMW unveil full Adventure-spec middleweight F800GS

BMW unveil full Adventure-spec middleweight F800GS

BMW has given the middleweight F800GS the full Adventure-spec going over for the first time so the manufacturer for the first time has a bike to tackle the Triumph Tiger 800 XC. The new F800GS...

Yamaha X-Max 400 due next month

Yamaha X-Max 400 due next month

Yamaha has revealed details of its new X-Max 400 scoot, which will be going on sale in the UK at the end of May. Key features of the new model, which is based on the current X-Max 250, are a 400cc...

New supermoto Honda CRF250 coming to UK

New supermoto Honda CRF250 coming to UK

Honda has confirmed that its new CRF250M, a supermoto-style bike based on the popular CRF250L trail machine, will go on sale in the UK later this year.   As with the L, the newcomer is powered by...

MV Agusta Rivale spied testing

MV Agusta Rivale spied testing

MV’s new 800cc inline three-cylinder Rivale has been spied testing on the roads around the Varese factory as the Italian firm gears up to launch the bike later this year. Two versions of the new 800cc...

HMC Classic first ride

HMC Classic first ride

Now here’s a seemingly good idea: one so simple and obvious you wonder why no-one’s thought of it before. Your average Chinese learner 125 is, shall we say, a tad basic and budget, right? Invariably...

If you won a Harley Davidson would you...

If you won a Harley Davidson would you...

Harley-Davidson is perhaps the most iconic brand in the biking world, but despite its popularity, you'll always find plenty of Harley haters. If you won a Harley, what would you do with it?

KTM shows electric scooter concept

KTM shows electric scooter concept

KTM has today unveiled a new electric scooter concept called the E-SPEED at the Tokyo motor show in Japan; a move that sees the Austrian firm preparing to move into a completely new market...

Indian unveils new 1819cc V-twin engine

Indian unveils new 1819cc V-twin engine

Historic American motorcycle firm Indian has revealed the first completely new engine in 70 years as part of the rebirth of the name under the ownership of the huge Polaris Industries; the same firm...

Two new Harleys…sort of

Two new Harleys…sort of

As predicted by MCN last month Harley has announced two further new models for2013 – the Breakout and a new Special Editon version of its enduring Street Bob.   The Breakout is a long and...

Have super nakeds become too powerful?

Have super nakeds become too powerful?

KTM has officially confirmed it will launch the all-new 185bhp Duke 1290 in October. But is that much power really necessary in a naked bike; is the naked class becoming too powerful and perhaps...

Two new special edition Triumphs

Two new special edition Triumphs

Triumph has launched two new special editions of its Bonneville and Speed Triple. The Bonneville SE boasts a distinctive red frame, special paint job, black grab rail, mirrors and bash plate and new...

New Yamaha R1 spied testing

New Yamaha R1 spied testing

Early prototypes for Yamaha’s next-generation R1 superbike have been spied being put through their paces by the firm’s test riders. Two of the machines were caught by our colleagues at Australian...

New limited edition Moto Morini Scrambler

New limited edition Moto Morini Scrambler

The latest from Italian firm Moto Morini is this Scrambler special, lavished with goodies and priced at £9394. The Scrambler 1200 Military Green comes with leather saddlebags, slipper clutch and...

CCM’s new adventure bike

CCM’s new adventure bike

This is CCM’s all-new, road legal, middleweight adventure bike – the GP 450 – set to go into production in May this year! Although by the 450cc single cylinder Dakar-style racers it’s a fully road...

Would you really take the BMW R1200GS or KTM Adventure off road?

Would you really take the BMW R1200GS or KTM Adventure off road?

The KTM 1190 and BMW R1200GS are two huge updates to the adventure bike market, but would you really take either of them for some serious off-roading? pollcomment

New Yamaha FJR1300 makes debut at London Motorcycle Show

New Yamaha FJR1300 makes debut at London Motorcycle Show

The Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show takes place on February 15 to 17 at ExCel. Almost every new bike will be there along with customs, classic and the amazing Revolution live show. Yamaha will...

Two new Daytonas at London Motorcycle Show!

Two new Daytonas at London Motorcycle Show!

The Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show takes place on February 15 to 17 at ExCel. Almost every new bike will be there along with customs, classic and the amazing Revolution live show. Triumph has...

New Kawasakis unveiled at London Motorcycle Show

New Kawasakis unveiled at London Motorcycle Show

The Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show takes place on February 15 to 17 at ExCel. Almost every new bike will be there along with customs, classic and the amazing Revolution live show. Kawasaki will...

New Multistrada gets UK launch at London Motorcycle Show

New Multistrada gets UK launch at London Motorcycle Show

The Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show takes place on February 15 to 17 at ExCel. Almost every new bike will be there along with customs, classic and the amazing Revolution live show. Ducati will...

New HD Street Glide at London Motorcycle Show

New HD Street Glide at London Motorcycle Show

The Carol Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show takes place on February 15 to 17 at ExCel. Almost every new bike will be there along with customs, classic and the amazing Revolution live...

Honda unveils two new 700s in US

Honda unveils two new 700s in US

In a surprise move, Honda has just unveiled two new varients of its novice-friendly NC700 V-twin – but it's not yet certain they'll be coming to the UK. The two scooter-cruiser hybrids, unveiled in...