2014

Triumph Street Tracker spied

Triumph Street Tracker spied

Triumph's new Bonneville-based Street Tracker, which is due to go on sale in 2016, has been spied testing on the roads of Spain. These new spy shots also confirm for the first time that there will be...

Honda teases new Africa Twin

Honda teases new Africa Twin

Honda are continuing the build-up to the launch of the all-new Africa Twin next year with the second in a series of videos exploring the history of the famous name. Despite the firm heavily falling...

Norton Dominator is back

Norton Dominator is back

The legendary Norton Dominator name is set to return as Norton announce they are already taking orders for a new, road-legal version of their Domiracer. These images direct from the Norton design...

Honda’s supercharged NC750

Honda’s supercharged NC750

It’s easy to see Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 as little more than a toy for the wealthy, but the supercharged technology it sports could be a taste of the future for far more mundane machines. Looking...

VIDEO: Yamaha Yard Built ‘Stallion’ and ‘Bronco’

VIDEO: Yamaha Yard Built ‘Stallion’ and ‘Bronco’

Another vid from Yamaha chronicling the creation of its latest ‘Yard Built’ custom thingey, this time by custom house ‘Kedo’ who are responsible for the SR400-based ‘Stallion’ and ‘Bronco’. Good work...

BMW R1200R prices revealed

BMW R1200R prices revealed

BMW have announced prices for the all-new water-cooled R1200R roadster and revealed there will be three versions available in the UK. Related: full 2015 BMW R1200R review on MCN The new R1200R...

BMW achieve record sales

BMW achieve record sales

BMW have already surpassed the record sales the German company achieved in 2013 and there is still another month of sales to add to the tally of 116,463 sold in the first 11 months of 2014; an...

Yamaha YZF-R1 Tech-fest

Yamaha YZF-R1 Tech-fest

Get your anorak on, settle down with a notepad and a mug of Horlicks, and immerse yourself in this spotter's delight of technical babble about Yamaha's all-new YZF-R1. When your brain can take no...

Yamaha YZF-R3 price revealed

Yamaha YZF-R3 price revealed

Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 debuted in the UK last week, and now the firm has revealed that it will be priced at £4799 in the UK, making it more expensive than Honda’s CBR300R, but cheaper than the KTM RC390...

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer price announced

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer price announced

Yamaha have announced pricing for the MT-09 Tracer – the first faired MT –which offers a more practical do-it-all variant, with traction control, ABS and rider modes, along with luggage-carrying...

Ducati Scrambler Production Begins

Ducati Scrambler Production Begins

Ducati have today started the first full production run of the all-new Scrambler model at the Bologna factory in Italy. The bike has entered production just six months after the new model was...

Yamaha announce 2015 YZF-R1 prices

Yamaha announce 2015 YZF-R1 prices

Yamaha have just released the prices of their all-new YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M, with the stock YZF-R1 setting you back £14,999, while the higher spec M version will cost £18,499. The stock bike is available...

MINI target two wheelers

MINI target two wheelers

BMW-owned MINI have unveiled a two-wheeled electric scooter concept. The Citysurfer Concept combines the riding properties of a kick scooter with electric drive. The compact scoot is also foldable, so...

World Exclusive: Lotus C-01 superbikes ready to roll

World Exclusive: Lotus C-01 superbikes ready to roll

This is the world’s first look at the finished production version of the Lotus C-01 superbike, which was first revealed by MCN at the start of this year. When computer images of the C-01 were revealed...

Our Bikes: BMW K1

Our Bikes: BMW K1

MCN's Andy Downes and his BMW K1 “I sense my wife is warming to it” His partner isn’t happy, his friends think he’s mad – but 25 years after falling for BMW’s futuristic  sports-tourer, a massive...

BMW small bikes ‘will arrive in 2015’

BMW small bikes ‘will arrive in 2015’

BMW’s head of the motorcycles, Stephan Schaller, has confirmed to MCN that the rumoured range of sub-500cc bikes, built in conjunction with Indian firm TVS, is set to be unveiled in 2015. MCN has...

Spied: KTM Dukes get overhaul

Spied: KTM Dukes get overhaul

Spy shots have emerged that suggest KTM’s excellent naked Duke range is under further development, presumably to refresh the 2016 model range. The 125, 200 and 390 Dukes have been tricking into the...

Spied: New KTM 1290 sports tourer

Spied: New KTM 1290 sports tourer

KTM are riding an accelerating tide of new model development, popularity and innovation. At the same time the Austrian firm are pursuing their long-followed model for platform engineering around...

World Exclusive: New CB125F revealed

World Exclusive: New CB125F revealed

In the modern world a 125 has to be a multi-faceted machine, capable of being the most economical way of getting from A to B, as well as being durable, easy to live with and economical. But it also...

Road-going Honda RCV unveiled

Road-going Honda RCV unveiled

After years of speculation, the near-mythical RCV213V road bike is finally here… well, almost. Two years after Honda officially confirmed they would be building a road-going replica of the RCV213V...

Honda’s True Adventure concept

Honda’s True Adventure concept

When is the new Africa Twin not the new Africa Twin? When it’s called the True Adventure and is presented as a prototype by Honda. Honda was at great pains to present the True Adventure, presented at...

MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

MV Agusta have releases another new touring model in Milan today, named the Stradale 800. The steel trellis frame is mated to a fully adjustable inverted Marzocchi fork, and a single-sided swingarm. ...

MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800

MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800

This is the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800, which will be available in dealerships from the beginning of 2015. Using the firm’s lightweight 800 three-cylinder engine wrapped in a steel trellis...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

The 2015 Kawasaki 1400GTR benefits from a host of ergonomic tweaks for 2015, making this great tourer just that little bit better. A new sculpted seat offering better ground reach, and is matched by...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

Kawasaki have taken the wraps off two new 250cc bikes at the Milan show this morning, one is an addition to the Z family, while the other is a faired Ninja sportsbike. SUPERLIGHT NINJA 250SL...

MILAN SHOW: KTM reveals all-new 1050 Adventure

MILAN SHOW: KTM reveals all-new 1050 Adventure

The new KTM 1050 Adventure was scooped by MCN just weeks before this official launch but these shots are the first time we have been able to see the full styling of the bike which is a much simpler...

MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

Kawasaki’s Ninja H2R has been the talking point of the decade ever since the firm unveiled their new 300bhp supercharged flagship at the Cologne show four week’s ago. Always mentioned in the same...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

Squarely aimed at new riders and, Kawasaki say, female riders, the new-for-2015 Vulcan S ABS is a refreshing offering for the cruiser segment of the market. Using the firm’s well-proven 649cc...

MILAN SHOW: Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

MILAN SHOW: Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

Joining the Rocket X in getting an dark and moody makeover is the special edition Thunderbird Nightstorm, which gets what the firm describes as a ‘ghost flames’ paint scheme, comprising all-black...

MILAN SHOW: Rocket celebrates 10 years with X model

MILAN SHOW: Rocket celebrates 10 years with X model

Triumph are building just 500 examples of the new Rocket X, which has been commissioned by the firm to celebrate 10 years since they launched the world’s largest capacity mass production...

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

Triumph have given the big-selling Tiger 800 range a huge boost for 2015 with four new models aimed at increasing the appeal of the bike to on- and off-road riders, with all of the bikes getting an...

MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

BMW have given the new F800R more power, a completely new look, different gearing, new brakes, suspension, revised riding position and the option of traction control and electronic suspension in an...

MILAN SHOW: BMW release S1000XR adventure-sport bike

MILAN SHOW: BMW release S1000XR adventure-sport bike

These are the first official images of the new BMW S1000XR, which combines the 160bhp from the S1000R but wraps it in an adventure bike layout to take on the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer

Highlights • 847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine • D-MODE running mode selection with three Tracer-specific settings • Switchable TCS (Traction Control System) fitted as standard equipment...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha’s 200bhp YZF-R1 revealed

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha’s 200bhp YZF-R1 revealed

Highlights • New 998cc crossplane in-line 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine • 200PS without ram air • Large capacity 10.5 litre airbox • Titanium 4-2-1 exhaust • Lightweight assist...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster ‘Stripe’ released

MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster ‘Stripe’ released

Over 290,000 Monsters have been sold since launch in 1992, and now the Italian firm have added another couple of options to the range with two new ‘Stripe’ models. The Monster 821 Stripe and Monster...