New bikes (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • On our way to ride the new Gold Wing in Texas

    12 January 2018 by Adam Child

    On our way to ride the new Gold Wing in Texas

    Ever since the first Gold Wing was introduced in 1975, the GL name has been seen as the zenith of full-fat touring motorcycles. But the current model has looked tired compared to rivals from BMW,...

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  • BMW are planning a pocket-rocket

    22 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    BMW are planning a pocket-rocket

    TVS have just released the Apache RR 310, a lightweight sportsbike that should be big news for BMW fans. Eh – BMW? Back in 2013, the German brand struck a deal with Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS...

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  • Levis blasts back

    21 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Levis blasts back

    Levis motorcycles are blasting back with this stunning – and very clever – torque-laden V6 cafe racer.  The story behind the rebirth of the British bike firm started in 2004 when an English...

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  • Spy shots! New KTM 1290 Super Duke GT spotted

    15 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Spy shots! New KTM 1290 Super Duke GT spotted

    Sports-touring took a massive turn for the better when KTM released the 1290 Super Duke GT in 2016 – and now it looks like the wildly entertaining continent-crosser is to get a dose of added...

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  • Wolf in Sym’s clothing

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Wolf in Sym’s clothing

    The mini adventure segment is hotting up with BMW, Suzuki and Kawasaki all releasing 300cc adventure bikes and now Sym are getting in on the act with the Trazer 200. The Trazer 200 is a lightweight...

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  • KTM’s bargain 790 Duke

    01 December 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM’s bargain 790 Duke

    KTM revealed their new 790 Duke will cost £8499 – which looks like excellent value to us.  The 103bhp, twin gets adjustable WP suspension, cornering ABS, lean-angle suspension, TC and a two-way...

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  • Bike of the day: MV Agusta F3 675 RC

    24 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: MV Agusta F3 675 RC

    Bikes for saleMV Agusta may have just announced next year’s stunning RC models, but that doesn’t put us off this limited edition F3 675RC, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a 1 owner bike that...

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  • Evoke Urban S electric bike coming to the UK

    23 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Evoke Urban S electric bike coming to the UK

    The Evoke Urban S is the latest bike to join the electric market in the UK, and will be available next year. The bike produces a claimed 25bhp via the 19kW hub motor and has a claimed speed of 81mph -...

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  • Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

    22 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

    Honda have revealed an A2 licence-friendly CB300R that apes the look of the firm's eye-catching new-for-2018 CB1000R.  Like the 1000cc machine, it’s a band-new bike for next year and looks to be...

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  • Herald expand 125 range for 2018

    19 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Herald expand 125 range for 2018

    Funky small bike company Herald will expand their 125cc range significantly for 2018, and two of the new bikes are expected to be available in December this year. The Café 125 and the Classic 125 are...

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  • Official: Norton 650 Scrambler in development

    15 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Official: Norton 650 Scrambler in development

    Norton will reveal their intention to build a new family of 650cc parallel-twins at this weekend’s Motorcycle Live, showing renderings of a new scrambler model to canvass input from potential...

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  • Kymco unveil three wheel concept

    10 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kymco unveil three wheel concept

    Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco unveiled two concept scooters at this week's Milan Show, one of which has three wheels. Kymco are classing both bikes as 'adventure tourers', although there doesn't look...

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  • Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

    09 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

    Brough Superior are still very much the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, and with the full production SS100 MK2 now on sale in the UK, the firm is genuinely back in business. But just as we’ve become used...

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  • Arch Motorcycles reveal two new models

    09 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Arch Motorcycles reveal two new models

    Arch Motorcycles burst onto the scene in 2015 with the pretty bonkers KRGT-1, a proper American muscle machine powered by a 2032cc S&S engine that pumps out a tarmac-rippling 122ftlb of...

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  • Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

    09 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

    Historic manufacturer Mondial announced their return in 2015, with the unveiling of the Hipster 125 and Hipster 250. In 2016 they also revealed the Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125, and now, at this...

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  • Vespa go green

    08 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Vespa go green

    Vespa are among the latest manufacturers to offer an electric vehicle as part of a movement that is seeing transport moving to more ecological alternatives.  The Vespa Elettrica, announced at...

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  • Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

    08 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

    It looks like Moto Guzzi are gearing up for another stab at the adventure bike market with the announcement of the V85 concept in Milan.  The bike is completely new from top-to-bottom and will...

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  • Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

    08 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

    Spanish firm Bultaco are best known for their off-road motorcycle from the '60s and '70s, and now the recently revived manufacturer are looking to the future with their range of electric bicycles -...

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  • Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

    08 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

    Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheel manufacturer in India, have unveiled a new adventure concept at the Milan Show, dubbed the Xpulse. Hero have revealed very little information about the concept,...

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  • Ducati Scrambler 1100 joins the retro party

    08 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Ducati Scrambler 1100 joins the retro party

    Adding a top tier to the Scrambler family, the 800 and 400 are now joined by this brute – which uses an evolution of the lovely old Monster 1100 EVO engine – one of Ducati’s finest air-cooled V-twins.

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  • Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen & Svartpilen concept

    07 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen & Svartpilen concept

    Ever since we saw Husqvarna’s first Vitpilen concept in 2014, we’ve been besides ourselves waiting for the production bike - now it’s here and we couldn’t be happier. The 701 Vitpilen has stayed true...

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  • KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

    KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, confirmed to MCN last year that the new 790 Duke would be closely followed by an Adventure version – and here’s the barely-disguised prototype to prove it.  With...

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  • KTM’s dirty ensemble

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM’s dirty ensemble

    Along with KTM’s new headline bikes, the 790 Duke and also the 790 Adventure concept come a few more machines to boot. And, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and can’t wait for the 790...

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  • MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

    07 November 2017 by James Archibald

    MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

    MV Agusta’s Dragster 800 RR is the latest bike in the Italian firm’s range to get an update for 2018.  The three-cylinder 798cc engine will be following most other models in the range with...

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  • Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    07 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    Alongside the supercharged H2 SX and Z900RS Café Racer, Kawasaki also teased two upcoming model at their press conference in Milan today - the Ninja 125 and Z125. Only the silhouettes of the bikes...

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  • Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SX

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki reveal supercharged Ninja H2 SX

    Two years have passed since we had our socks forcibly removed by the bonkers Ninja H2, Kawasaki’s game-changing supercharged litre-beater. But while it was sent to wow us, the long game was...

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