November

CF Moto 650MT coming soon

CF Moto 650MT coming soon

The new adventure styled 650MT makes 71hp, has an 18 litre tank and is ready to tour CF Moto have released the 650MT, the third bike based on a 650cc engine to come from the Chinese manufacturers. The...

Spirit Motorcycles launch with two new bikes

Spirit Motorcycles launch with two new bikes

Spirit Motorcycles have unveiled their two first production bikes, the GP Sport and GP Street along with two unhinged R models Spirit Motorcycles are new manufacturers that have been formed by the...

All-new Aero E-Racer sparks up

All-new Aero E-Racer sparks up

The days when Italian bikes and electronics didn't mix are long gone – and that’s good news for Aero motorcycles, who unveiled this prototype bike dubbed the E-Racer in Milan.  The E-Racer is the...

New MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR announced

New MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR announced

MV Agusta have announced a new Brutale 800 RR, which now makes 140hp and 85Nm of torque While some of MV Agusta’s claims about the new Brutale 800 RR don’t all ring true (it’s not the most powerful...

Down & Out ‘Hold on go fast’ Bobber

Down & Out ‘Hold on go fast’ Bobber

It didn’t take long for the chaps at Down & Out to get their hands on the new Bobber and work their magic with it. Commissioned by Triumph and unveiled at the recent EICMA show in Milan, they were...

The new Ariel Ace R – 201bhp but with a big price tag

The new Ariel Ace R – 201bhp but with a big price tag

Ariel have announced the full specifications of the Ace R and while the performance has shot up dramatically, so has the price Ariel first announced the Ace two years ago and they have produced 50 to...

EBR Motorcycles unveil Black Lightning

EBR Motorcycles unveil Black Lightning

EBR Motorcycles, founded by engineer Erik Buell, have unveiled the Black Lightning – a street focused version of their 1190SX. The Black Lightning is the first new model from EBR Motorcycles, formerly...

A new breed of home-brew custom

A new breed of home-brew custom

Customised old bikes are ten a penny right? Well not this one. Gone is the petrol engine and about 90% of the other parts of the bike, replaced with the battery pack from a Nissan Leaf. Say hello to...

Rieju MRT 50 SuperMoto Trophy back by popular demand

Rieju MRT 50 SuperMoto Trophy back by popular demand

The MRT 50 SM Trophy has been such a sales success for Spanish firm Rieju that they have decided to produce the Trophy 2.0. The original Trophy sold all 500 in quick time, so Rieju are manufacturing...

Is this the bike of the future?

Is this the bike of the future?

It is our firm belief that concepts should be conceptual. They should be mad, far out and almost impossible to put into production – the Digimoto R1200R concept is exactly that. Digimoto is a...

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR – in detail

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR – in detail

Simon Skinner is head of design at Norton, and the man from whose brain this stunning new Norton was born. He spoke exclusively to MCN last week at the Donington Hall factory last week, when we also...

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR revealed

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR revealed

It’s proving impossible to look away. Despite trying to hold a coherent conversation with Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton and the man responsible for bringing the legendary British brand back into...

This bike can do 300kph without a rider on board

This bike can do 300kph without a rider on board

Danish company Nerve has unveiled the Autonomous Street Racer that can do 0-100kph in 1.5s, tops out at 300kph and all without a rider on board. As the population of urban centres grows daily, so too...

Moto Guzzi revamp V7

Moto Guzzi revamp V7

The V7 gets a decent glut of changes for 2017, which both drag it into Euro4 compliance, and make it a more attractive bike to own. Available in four versions, the range comprises updated versions of...

MILAN SHOW: Updates to the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 & Shiver 900

MILAN SHOW: Updates to the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 & Shiver 900

The most notable of changes to the models (which both share the same base platform) is a capacity hike from 749cc to 900cc, which has been achieved by lengthening the stroke from 56.4mm to 67.4mm,...

Moto Guzzi V9 revamp for 2017

Moto Guzzi V9 revamp for 2017

A year after the launch of the new V9 models, Guzzi have given the pair a small tickle to address early concerns over comfort, and opened up a huge range of accessories. The Roamer now has a slightly...

MILAN SHOW: Indian Scout Sixty gets A2 licence restrictor kit

MILAN SHOW: Indian Scout Sixty gets A2 licence restrictor kit

The Indian Scout Sixty can now be made A2 licence compliantthanks to a dealer-fitted restrictor kit. The restrictor kit will cut power from 78bhp to 47bhp to make it suitable for riders on an A2...

MILAN SHOW: Mondial's plan for 2017

MILAN SHOW: Mondial's plan for 2017

Mondial released its future model plan at Eicma this week. The Italian firm will start production of its Café Racer 250, Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125 in 2017 before displaying a Scrambler,...

MILAN SHOW: Fantic unveil Caballero

MILAN SHOW: Fantic unveil Caballero

Fantic displayed two prototypes at the Milan Show this week, with both models set to enter production in varying capacities in 2017. The Caballero bikes will come in two styles, a scrambler and a flat...

MILAN SHOW: Energica Esse 9 could be on the roads in 2017

MILAN SHOW: Energica Esse 9 could be on the roads in 2017

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica is set to release a new road bike, which it showed as a ‘concept’ model at EICMA in Italy to gauge public opinion. The Esse 9, which is named after a road...

MILAN SHOW: CFMoto expand 650 range with 650MT

MILAN SHOW: CFMoto expand 650 range with 650MT

Chinese manufacturer CFMoto have expanded their 650cc parallel twin range with the introduction of the 650MT. Described as a multifunctional bike, it comes with upside down forks, optional seat...

MILAN SHOW: Moto Morini unveils Corsaro ZZ

MILAN SHOW: Moto Morini unveils Corsaro ZZ

Moto Morini launched a new version of its 1200cc V-twin at EICMA. The Corsaro ZZ is hand made in Italy at the firm’s factory in Trivolzio and now passes Euro4 emissions laws. As well as a restyle, the...

MILAN SHOW: Benelli TRK 502 and Leoncino go into production

MILAN SHOW: Benelli TRK 502 and Leoncino go into production

Benelli has confirmed its TRK 502 and Leoncino models will enter production having previously only shown them as prototypes. Both bikes are powered by the same 46bhp 500cc liquid-cooled parallel twin...

Zero Motorcycles announce range overhaul for 2017

Zero Motorcycles announce range overhaul for 2017

Zero Motorcycles have announced a completely refreshed range for 2017, claiming up to 19% more torque, up to 11% more power and the longest range production electric motorcycle. The majority of the...

Vespa shock Milan with Elettrica scooter

Vespa shock Milan with Elettrica scooter

  Vespa unveil Elettrica electric scooter Vespa have just unveiled the Elettrica electric scooter in Milan, hailing it as the future of mobility. Vespa say that the future of humanity will be...

MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

MILAN SHOW: KTM 790 Duke prototype

This is the first official hint – beyond multiple spy shots and KTM boss Stefan Pierer confirming the 800’s existence to MCN during the summer – of the style and intent of KTM’s new family of...

2017 KTM 125 Duke - the story

2017 KTM 125 Duke - the story

The smallest Duke in the family gets a pretty thorough update for 2017, too, with new styling, new frame, and a level of spec that most manufacturers don’t lavish on considerably more high-end...

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM 390 Duke

KTM’s smaller capacity Dukes have always been both popular and fun, but it wouldn’t be unfair to say they lacked a little class – but with a few reasonably subtle changes for 2017 they appear to have...

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM Super Duke R gets more extreme

MILAN SHOW: 2017 KTM Super Duke R gets more extreme

With the full effect of 177bhp arriving like a tornado at just 9750rpm, there’s no point trying to pretend that the new Super Duke R is anything other than a force of nature. The current bike already...

Kawasaki Z650 and Z900 revealed

Kawasaki Z650 and Z900 revealed

Hurriedly revealed at the Cologne show last month, despite no bikes being on show, after details of these new Zeds leaked out – Kawasaki have now unveiled them properly in Milan. Related: Kawasaki...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300

Kawasaki’s Versys family gets another member for 2017 – and  it’s at the smaller end of the capacity range. In this case that means taking the 296cc parallel-twin from the Ninja / Z300, and...

MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

MILAN SHOW: BMW R nineT's bold updates

Sitting at the top end of the R nineT family is the Roadster, which also benefits from some valuable tweaks and colour options as it heads into 2017 – part of which includes full Euro4 compliance. The...

MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

MILAN SHOW: BMW R1200GS just got even better

The R1200GS is enjoying an odd two-stage transition into 2017. Already available in dealers is an updated GS which boasts a few visual nips and tucks, as well as drivetrain revisions with an...

MILAN SHOW: BMW release updated K1600GTL super-tourer

MILAN SHOW: BMW release updated K1600GTL super-tourer

If your style of touring requires the most stonking engine in the class, the K1600 is your only logical choice. The immense power and torque from BMW’s inline six (160bhp / 129ftlb) gives an addictive...

MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

MILAN SHOW: BMW’s F800R & GT get tweaked

The F800GT and R have both received a smattering of changes to ensure Euro4 compatibility, while adding a few useful modifications too. BMW F800R review this way and BMW F800GT review this...

MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

MILAN SHOW: BMW unveil new G310GS

After years of neglect, the sub-500cc class of bikes is exploding in 2017 with a glut of new adventure-styled offerings. Related: full BMW G310GS review on MCN Fashion may well be a driving factor,...