2016

World exclusive: KTM set for all-new adventure

World exclusive: KTM set for all-new adventure

KTM make brilliant big-capacity adventure bikes and now they look set to unleash an 800cc contender to take on rivals from Honda, Triumph and BMW. This all-new KTM 800 Adventure model is expected to...

New Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 spied

New Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 spied

These spy shots, exclusive to MCN, show the new Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 undergoing testing on the roads near Milan, Italy - a big market for scooters. Despite most of the bodywork being covered, it...

Video: Honda teases ADV scooter

Video: Honda teases ADV scooter

Honda surprised the motorcycle world at the Milan Show in 2015 when they unveiled their adventure scooter concept and now the bike looks one step closer to reality with the release of the above teaser...

New KTM 800 Duke spied

New KTM 800 Duke spied

This is the new KTM 800 Duke in the closest-to-production specification yet seen. The bike will be launched as the first of a new range of parallel-twin models over the coming years.This latest spy...

Honda launches new CBR250RR

Honda launches new CBR250RR

Honda has launched the full production version of the all-new CBR250RR in Indonesia where it will be built – but don’t get too excited if you live in Europe; we’re not getting this bike for the...

Ducati 939 SuperSport: For and Against

Ducati 939 SuperSport: For and Against

The Ducati Supersport 939 range, aka Project 1312, is due to arrive in dealers mid-2017 - in light of this news, we've got two quite opposing opinions, but what do you think of this new 'sportsbike...

World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

Fresh details have emerged about next year’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and it would appear the bike is getting a bigger revamp and will be even more advanced than first thought. The list of changes...

Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

Today saw the riding launch of the new BMW R nineT Scrambler take place in Germany – so here's a massive gallery to whet your appetite for the new retro mud-plugger.  See the full launch report...

BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

BMW UK have created the Scrambler X, which is simply an accessorised Scrambler. For £11,090 you get spoke wheels, the option of off-road tyres, LED indicators and heated grips, saving about £150 on...

Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

The BMW R nineT (which is now called the Roadster by BMW) was the surprise hit of 2014. Using an air-cooled boxer engine, BMW created a shockingly effective retro bike that not only looked amazing, it...

World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

Just when it looked like the sports-touring class was going to be left to fester, it appears  Kawasaki will join Ducati in releasing an all-new bike in that class. Patent drawings suggest...

World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

This is Royal Enfield’s all-new 750cc parallel twin, which was spied for the first time many months ahead of an official launch. The engine has been seen in earlier guises when it was slotted into a...

The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

This is the BOTT XR1R. Nice, isn’t it? The thought of this, some sunshine and a twisty track have got us in a right flutter. The bike is a track version of the XR1, and while the firm have released an...

Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

Can-Am have just released details of their new-for-2017 Spyder F3-S ‘Daytona 500’ edition. This new model has been designed and developed by BRP’s engineers to meet the need for a more sporty-inspired...

Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

A video has been uploaded to YouTube by TMC Blog, apparently teasing the upcoming Honda CBR250RR. The CBR250RR was first shown as a concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The bike, dubbed at the time...

Ducati SuperSport in detail

Ducati SuperSport in detail

Prior to World Ducati Week (WDW) the Italian firm had already revealed that they would use their 90th anniversary celebrations at last weekend’s festival to unveil two new models. While one was to be...

Peter Williams to release new 'Wagonwheels'

Peter Williams to release new 'Wagonwheels'

Peter Williams Motorcycles (PWM) has announced limited production of a Mk4 version of the celebrated Mk3 Matchless G50 Arter Special race bike, 47 years after this groundbreaking machine gave Williams...

AJS release new Cadwell 125 Café Racer

AJS release new Cadwell 125 Café Racer

British bike firm AJS have released this new café racer dubbed the Cadwell 125, which is built in China along with the rest of the AJS range. Targeted at newer and younger riders, it’s suitable for 17...

SPY SHOT: New Ducati Supersport S revealed

SPY SHOT: New Ducati Supersport S revealed

Ducati have a habit of giving the hordes of Ducatisti who make the pilgrimage to Misano for World Ducati Week a bit of an extra treat. It started in 2014 when the firm hid the Scrambler in a shipping...

BMW updates entire R1200 range

BMW updates entire R1200 range

BMW has revealed a range of technical updates to an array of bikes as it brings them into line with new Euro4 emissions and noise regulations with the whole of F800 range and many of the R1200 models...

Honda Montesa update the 4RT260

Honda Montesa update the 4RT260

Honda Montesa have announced mild updates to its Cota 4RT260 and Race Replica 2017 models, which will be released at the beginning of September. The biggest technical difference is...

Zero Motorcycles celebrate 10 years with special model

Zero Motorcycles celebrate 10 years with special model

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has unveiled a special edition DSR to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. The special edition version of Zero's dual sport DSR comes with high gloss...

Yamaha Yard Built 'Son of Time' revealed

Yamaha Yard Built 'Son of Time' revealed

Based on a stock XV950, this latest bike in Yamaha's Yard Built series comes from Amsterdam custom bike shop Numbnut Motorcycles but has also been done in collaboration with Dutch watchmakers TW...

Royal Enfield's mad Dirty Duck debuts

Royal Enfield's mad Dirty Duck debuts

Indian company Royal Enfield revealed two factory-built custom bikes at the Wheels & Waves custom bike show in Biarritz, France over the weekend. The bikes were both built in the UK, and this is...

New Yamaha scrambler 'under evaluation' for Europe

New Yamaha scrambler 'under evaluation' for Europe

Yamaha America are joining the Scrambler fun with a new 2017 model called the SCR950. It’s based on the XV950, using the same 942 air-cooled V-twin motor in the same steel double-cradle chassis, with...

Gallery: BMW Concept Lac Rose

Gallery: BMW Concept Lac Rose

BMW have unveiled this stunning Paris Dakar replica at Wheels & Waves, and MCN believes it's destined to be a production model for 2017, as part of BMW's new Heritage division. Underpinned by the...

BMW reveal Lac Rose – a modern R80G/S

BMW reveal Lac Rose – a modern R80G/S

In yesterday's MCN we unveiled our vision of an R nineT-based R80G/S homage, and two further heritage models, which our sources suggest BMW have in development for release as 2017 models – and...

World Exclusive: BMW confirm 'Heritage' R nineT range

World Exclusive: BMW confirm 'Heritage' R nineT range

BMW will reveal three new R nineT spin-off models using the air/oil-cooled engine and chassis as it surges ahead with the development of a separate ‘Heritage’ department to run alongside the existing...

Kawasaki reveal ‘Final Edition’ W800

Kawasaki reveal ‘Final Edition’ W800

Fifty years since the Kawasaki W-series was first launched the firm has announced that it will be sent out of production with a special ‘Final Edition’ model to mark the end of an era. The W800 Final...

Victory reveals changes to Project 156 for Pikes Peak 2016 race

Victory reveals changes to Project 156 for Pikes Peak 2016 race

American company Victory will be competing at the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb (PPIHC) event with both petrol and electric-powered motorcycles for 2016 and now MCN has been given...

Street Triple 765 at large

Street Triple 765 at large

After months of hiding in a tree, one of MCN’s spy photographers has finally managed to grab a series of decent images of the all-new Triumph Street Triple 765 as it was undergoes final road...

Wrenchmonkees XSR900 'Monkeebeast' breaks cover

Wrenchmonkees XSR900 'Monkeebeast' breaks cover

Danish house of custom loveliness, Wrenchmonkees, have long been involved with Yamaha’s extensive Yard Built activities, and their Copenhagen workshop has just opened its doors to reveal this, the...

New Harley-Davidson XG750R flat-tracker revealed

New Harley-Davidson XG750R flat-tracker revealed

A new-generation Harley-Davidson flat-tracker has just been unveiled ahead of its racing debut – and it looks absolutely stunning. The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team is unleashing the...

BMW's Villa d'Este track record

BMW's Villa d'Este track record

BMW's stunning supercharged R5 hommage revealed last week is just the latest in a line of stunning concept bikes revealed at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shore of Lake Como, most of...

Benelli’s Triple threat

Benelli’s Triple threat

The second new Benelli we’ve unearthed is a three-cylinder that’s likely to sit near the top of the firm’s revamped range. It uses the existing 121bhp 899cc triple motor, which can be traced back to...

Triumph Street Triple 765 finally spied

Triumph Street Triple 765 finally spied

After months of near misses and close calls, one of MCN’s spy photographers has managed to grab a series of decent images of the all-new Triumph Street Triple 765 as it was undergoing final road...