November

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...

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...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati launch Diavel limited edition

MILAN SHOW: Ducati launch Diavel limited edition

Also new for 2015 will be a limited edition Diavel Titanium, which will be a production run of just 500 units, each getting a host of cosmetic changes, such as forged black wheels, a titanium fuel...

MILAN SHOW: 205bhp Ducati 1299 Panigale unveiled

MILAN SHOW: 205bhp Ducati 1299 Panigale unveiled

Ducati’s flagship Panigale superbike has been given a technical and technological makeover aimed at keeping the road bike ahead of a very strong field of rivals in 2015, and the racing machine up the...

MILAN SHOW: All-new Ducati Multistrada 1200 revealed

MILAN SHOW: All-new Ducati Multistrada 1200 revealed

Ducati’s big-selling Multistrada 1200 gets a massive overhaul for 2015, making it an almost all-new bike, with variable valve control engine, all-new electronics, revised styling and improvements to...