2015

BMW G310R official promo video

BMW G310R official promo video

Designed by BMW and built by BMW's Indian partner TVS, the all-new G310R is the bike BMW hope will greatly increase their global market share. Powered by a 313cc single-cylinder engine producing...

Launch report: Kawasaki's new J125 scooter hits the streets

Launch report: Kawasaki's new J125 scooter hits the streets

The launch of Kawasaki’s all new J125 scooter is happening now around the city streets of Malaga, and MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is there to ride it. Kawasaki launched their first ever scooter...

Victory take step towards future with Combustion

Victory take step towards future with Combustion

Victory Motorcycles have revealed the final instalment in their 1200cc concept series at the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in New York City. This concept, called ‘Combustion’, is powered by the...

Yamaha reveal updated FJR1300

Yamaha reveal updated FJR1300

Yamaha pulled the covers off their new-for-2016 FJR1300 at Motorcycle Live today, and while it might not look very different from the outside, the firm has made some key upgrades beneath the...

MILAN SHOW: Victory reveal Project 156 production intent

MILAN SHOW: Victory reveal Project 156 production intent

Victory Motorcycles have revealed a production version of the engine that powered Project 156 up Pikes Peak this summer, and confirmed that the engine will power an upcoming 1200cc production...

Indian widens appeal with new Indian Scout Sixty 2016

Indian widens appeal with new Indian Scout Sixty 2016

The new Indian Scout Sixty was a surprise announcement at today's Milan motorcycle show and will be a new cheaper route into ownership for cruiser riders. Much of the new bike is shared with the...

MILAN SHOW: Aprilia RSV4 gets WSB special

MILAN SHOW: Aprilia RSV4 gets WSB special

Aprilia’s constant evolution of the RSV4 is continuing with this updated version of their RF model, which gets minor modifications for 2016. Changes listed by Aprilia include new ‘Superpole’ graphics,...

MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi get the scrambler bug

MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi get the scrambler bug

Moto Guzzi are as anxious as the other manufacturers to quickly grab a slice of the nostalgic new breed of sales of ‘scrambler’ style bikes, and this new V7 II Stornello is their take on the theme –...

MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi reveal new V9 range

MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi reveal new V9 range

Moto Guzzi have revealed an all-new range of V9 850cc V-twins called the V9 Roamer and Bobber which feature new engines and are pitched at the mid-capacity cruiser market. The firm has been feverishly...

MILAN SHOW: Husqvarna show 701 Vitpilen concept roadster

MILAN SHOW: Husqvarna show 701 Vitpilen concept roadster

Husqvarna’s rebirth under the ownership of KTM with the cash backing of Indian giant Bajaj continues with this new concept called the 701 Vitpilen. The new bike is intended as an anti-retro antidote...

MILAN SHOW: KTM's nutty Duke refined

MILAN SHOW: KTM's nutty Duke refined

KTM have given their 690 Duke, and higher-specification 690 Duke R, their first major engineering makeover since the current models were launched back in 2012; the most significant changes centering...

MILAN SHOW: KTM debut aggressive 1290 Super Duke GT

MILAN SHOW: KTM debut aggressive 1290 Super Duke GT

KTM’s have unmasked a thunderous new take on a road-going fast tourer. Somewhat different to most companies' approach, the Austrian firm have stormed the stage with this 173bhp 1301cc V-twin 1290...

MILAN SHOW: Triumph release sharper Tiger Explorer

MILAN SHOW: Triumph release sharper Tiger Explorer

Triumph have given the range-topping Tiger Explorer range a significant mid-life refresh and have now expanded the available bikes to six within two model variants called XR and XC to follow the...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki target supercharged future

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki target supercharged future

Kawasaki have revealed more images and details about their new direction for supercharged motorcycles with the Spirit Charger and Soul Charger concept images, and their new ‘Balanced Supercharged...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki ZX-10R gets WSB replica

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki ZX-10R gets WSB replica

Kawasaki revealed their all-new ZX-10R superbike four weeks ago, but unveiled a superb-looking Winter Edition, jointly developed with the Kawasaki Racing Team, at the Milan show. The new edition gets...

MILAN SHOW: BMW update GS range for 2016

MILAN SHOW: BMW update GS range for 2016

BMW's F700GS and F800GS get a minor refresh for 2016, with newly-designed fuel tank covers and a host of minor cosmetic changes aimed at giving the duo a mild refresh. Owners can specify one of five...

MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal new Scrambler

MILAN SHOW: BMW reveal new Scrambler

This is the new BMW R nineT Scrambler which combines the air/oil cooled boxer twin used in the wildly successful R nineT with Scrambler styling and fewer high-end cycle parts to deliver a more...

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki strip SV650 naked

MILAN SHOW: Suzuki strip SV650 naked

The SV has been a mainstay of the mid-market since the end of the 1990s, and a recent resurgence in popularity of the half-faired SV650S has clearly given Suzuki the impetus to reintroduce the naked...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's 60th Anniversary R1 breaks cover

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's 60th Anniversary R1 breaks cover

Celebrating 60 years of motorcycle production and competition, this 60th Anniversary YZF-R1 gets the iconic Yamaha Kenny Roberts yellow and black speedblock racing colours and graphics, complete with...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha finally unveil MT-03 roadster

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha finally unveil MT-03 roadster

It’s long been rumoured to be on the way, and now it’s here – a naked version of the excellent A2-friendly YZF-R3. The latest family member in the Yamaha MT line-up (which has sold over 70,000 units...

MILAN SHOW: Wasp turns into new Yamaha XSR900

MILAN SHOW: Wasp turns into new Yamaha XSR900

Last week we showed you the Roland Sands Faster Wasp, a flattrack-inspired hooligan tool based on the MT-09 platform, and speculated that we’d see a slightly more tame production model emerge from its...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's shock new naked R1

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha's shock new naked R1

Yamaha proudly proclaim that the new MT-10 is the “most remarkable naked bike to be developed by Yamaha so far”, and there’s no doubting the naked R1’s aggressive impact goes far beyond any previous...

MILAN SHOW: Honda reveal mass of updated models

MILAN SHOW: Honda reveal mass of updated models

Honda have revealed a whole host of model updates in Milan, revitalising the A2-friendly CB500 range, the frugal NC750, and adding a new fun off-roader through their Montesa brand. CB500 range...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati reveal 400cc Scrambler Sixty2

MILAN SHOW: Ducati reveal 400cc Scrambler Sixty2

Ducati have made no secret of the fact it would be adding more models to the stunningly successful Scrambler range, and this 400cc version is the next version to join the family. Putting out a smaller...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati update Hypermotard range for 2016

MILAN SHOW: Ducati update Hypermotard range for 2016

There big news for the Hypermotard and Hyperstrada in 2016 is the fitment of a new Euro4 compliant 937cc V-twin engine. All of the bikes in the range share the same motor which now produces 113bhp and...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati target GS with Multistrada 1200 Enduro

MILAN SHOW: Ducati target GS with Multistrada 1200 Enduro

Ducati have added two new additional models to the Multistrada 1200 model range in the form of the Enduro model, while also reintroducing the Pikes Peak edition. Multistrada Enduro highlights Larger...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati 959 Panigale revealed

MILAN SHOW: Ducati 959 Panigale revealed

There was a time when a 955cc Ducati would have been pinnacle of performance from the Bologna factory, but the firm’s the new 959 Panigale is now regarded as ‘Supermid’ in Ducati’s own...

Aurora Motorcycles V8 has more shove than an H2R

Aurora Motorcycles V8 has more shove than an H2R

This is the Aurora Motorcycles V8 which MCN believes will be unveiled in Milan next week. The brainchild of Vincent Messina, an engineer based in Australia who is heralding it as the ‘Dawn of the...

New BMW G310R roadster revealed

New BMW G310R roadster revealed

BMW are pinning a huge amount on the success of this small-capacity roadster – their all-new G310R. The bike has been completely designed and engineered by BMW in Munich, Germany just like every...

Montesa 4RIDE revealed

Montesa 4RIDE revealed

Montesa has revealed an all-new model called the 4RIDE, which bridges the gap between trials and enduro bikes, much like the KTM Freeride. The new model is powered by the same 259cc single cylinder...

Smarter, sharper CBR500R revealed

Smarter, sharper CBR500R revealed

Honda used the Tokyo Motor Show to confirm and release exciting 2016 models, ahead of Europe’s biggest motorcycle show, EICMA, in two weeks’ time. Leading the long list of confirmed 2016 models were...

Suzuki confirm turbo bike

Suzuki confirm turbo bike

Amongst Suzuki’s handful of concepts and 2016 models at the Tokyo Motor Show (no, there was no GSX-R1000 unveiled – give it another two weeks), was a turbocharged motor devoid of a motorcycle. The sum...

Yamaha tease MT-09 flat-tracker

Yamaha tease MT-09 flat-tracker

Yamaha have released a new teaser film that introduces a Roland Sands built MT-09 flat-tracker, complete with yellow speed-block paintjob, tyre-shredding rolling burnouts, plenty of aggression, and...

Ducati unveil lightweight e-Scrambler

Ducati unveil lightweight e-Scrambler

Okay, so it might be more mountain bike than motorbike, but this funky ‘Fat’ e-bike, built under licence by Italwin, is still a Ducati – of sorts.  The latest in a long line of Italwin Ducati...

WK release Café Racer 125

WK release Café Racer 125

As part of their plan to diversify and expand their range, WK Bikes have released a new retro-themed 125, aptly named the Café Racer 125.  Powered by a simple 124cc motor that produces 7.9kw @...

First Images of the 2016 Honda CB500X and NC750X

First Images of the 2016 Honda CB500X and NC750X

Honda have released the first images of the 2016 CB500X and NC750X Adventure bikes ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. The bikes, which MCN reported on last week, are to receive minor updates for 2016. The...