September

Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept

Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept

There was one surprise from Yamaha today. Having written about the XJR1300 and MT-07 Moto Cage yesterday, we thought that we had seen everything that the Japanese manufacturer had to offer, but they...

Cologne Show: Honda release new VFR800X Crossrunner

Cologne Show: Honda release new VFR800X Crossrunner

Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets more power and mid-range torque, new styling, traction control (HSTC), and longer travel suspension along with new...

Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

• 21.4bhp electric supermoto • Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16 • Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike...

Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis

Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis

• 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four • 182bhp / 86lbft • Now with ABS as standard Dreams of an all-new GSX-R1000 for 2015 will have to stay just that, with the only update for the flagship...

Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles

Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles

Bonneville Spirit edition • T100 based retro • Chopped mudguards • Minimalist black headlamp • £7499 Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising...

Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650

Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650

• 649cc parallel twin • More peak power • 21 litre tank Also benefitting from a visit to the beauty parlour is the new Versys 650. Already rightly popular for being a great all-road...

Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000

Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000

• 1043cc inline-four • Redesigned bodywork • More touring ability Kawasaki’s Versys 1000 has always been a good bike, but it’s also always been uglier than a box of frogs pulling faces.

Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS

Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS

• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin • 125bhp / 92lbft • Return of the famous RS name BMW’s rush to fill every single niche in motorcycling continues at a frantic pace with this new...

Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed

Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed

• 796cc air-cooled V-twin • 75bhp / 50.2lbft • Four versions • Full LCD dash • Custom-friendly After years of rumours, spy pictures, and multiple leaks – Ducati finally...

Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2

Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2

• 998cc supercharged inline-four • 296bhp / 115lbft (est) • 200mph+ capability • Trellis frame • Single-sided swingarm It’s been a long time coming, but there’s no doubt...

Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

• 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 160bhp / 100ftlb (est) • Bigger fairing for more protection • Semi-active suspension • Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM...

Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

• 645cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 68bhp / 44lbft • Wire wheels • V-Strom 1000 style ‘Beak’ • Optional hard luggage The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the...

Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

• 999cc inline-four • 155bhp (est) / 80lbft (est) • GSX-R1000 K5 engine • All-new chassis • 3-mode traction control If disaffected sportsbike owners need somewhere to channel...

Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

• 675cc inline-triple • 105bhp / 50lbft • Daytona 675 tail unit • Quickshifter as standard • Seat cowl, belly pan & fly screen The naked middleweight market has been...

Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

• 999cc, inline four-cylinder, water-cooled • 199bhp / 83.3lbft • New twin spar aluminium frame • Semi-active suspension • Restyled bodywork BMW’s superbike rivals must be...

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four • 97bhp / 80lbft • Twin Ohlins shocks • Black 4-2-1 exhaust • Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built...

Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

• 689cc parallel-twin • 74bhp / 50bhp • Frame and engine guards • Red front / black rear wheel • Adjustable light mask Those with a keen eye and long memory might recall the...

Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will...

Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

Moto Guzzi has given the popular V7 range a thorough going over and has included the fitment of ABS and traction control along with a host of improvements. The 48bhp V7 range comprises the same three...

Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed

Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed

Aprilia has added a new model to the Caponord 1200 range in the form of this heavily-optioned Rally version which gets a host of new parts aimed at appealing to long distance riders and those who...

Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

Although the Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, Ducati is still putting the bike through its paces on the roads. An MCN reader was lucky enough to get this onboard...

Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates

Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates

Harley-Davidson describes its new 2015 Ultra Limited Low as ‘slammed and loaded’, which means as well as featuring the lowest seat height of any premium touring bike, it also comes with a thumping...

Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle...

New Street Triple RX spied

New Street Triple RX spied

This is the new Triumph Street Triple RX, if the decal on the side panel is to be believed. Spied last week undergoing a test at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, the model is clearly an interim update or...

Matchless is back

Matchless is back

Iconic British firm reignited with new Model X Reloaded. Matchless is a name which has long been missing from the roll call of active motorcycle manufacturers, but recent patent applications and...

New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

This is the heavily-revised 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 which has been given a comprehensive makeover – which is just as well as the current bike has always been ranked as fairly hideous and has masked...

Supercharged Ninja imminent

Supercharged Ninja imminent

Kawasaki has confirmed that it will build a ‘Ninja H2’ around the supercharged engine concept first shown to the world at the end of 2013. Creating a motorcycle which Kawasaki claim will be “Built...