2017

Harley-Davidson debuts three new CVO models for 2018

Harley-Davidson debuts three new CVO models for 2018

It seems Harley-Davidson have had a radical change in image. Say goodbye to the tens of square feet of chrome and say hello to blacked out engines, menacing new paintschemes and Harley’s torquest...

Harley-Davidson reveal new 2018 eight-bike custom Softail line-up

Harley-Davidson reveal new 2018 eight-bike custom Softail line-up

Harley-Davidson have been on a serious offensive in recent years to protect their position in the market – most notably from the aggressive growth of Indian. And as the firm enters its 115th...

Motorini provides Italian style at a low price

Motorini provides Italian style at a low price

There was a time when every teenager’s bedroom had an Italian 125 on the wall and the very lucky ones even had one in the garage. These days the options are slim and the new Aprilia RS125 is a cool...

New entry-level Triumphs on the way

New entry-level Triumphs on the way

Triumph recently announced they had entered into a non-equity partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturers Bajaj to “deliver a range of outstanding mid–capacity motorcycles” but they gave away...

Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

Once again those pesky folks at the California Air Resources Board have published information online that has let slip there’s a new Ducati on the way. A few weeks ago they told us there was a new...

Is the Super Soco the future of urban mobility?

Is the Super Soco the future of urban mobility?

Whether you like it or not, electric bikes are coming, and with the government recently announcing plans to ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040, they could be here sooner than we...

Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

I rode Suzuki's new GSX250R earlier this week. And during just one afternoon, here's how I got on... It’s got big shoes to fill This is Suzuki’s first racy 250 since the two-stroke RGV250 and Japanese...

Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

After releasing a short teaser video last week, Honda have announced a new CRF250R for 2018 with a ground-up design that incorporates a new engine, better chassis and electric start as...

Suzuki announce 2018 RM-Z450 details

Suzuki announce 2018 RM-Z450 details

Following its recent launch, Suzuki have announced the price of the new 2018 RM-Z450 motocross bike. The new machine will hit UK dealerships in September and will be available for £6,999 - £400 more...

Naked Honda Fireblade on the way

Naked Honda Fireblade on the way

The current CB1000R is nearly 10 years old, which is almost geriatric in the fast-moving world of super-nakeds. But rumours from Japan suggest that Honda will unveil a new one at this year’s Milan...

Multistrada to get capacity increase

Multistrada to get capacity increase

Documents published by the California Air Research Board have revealed that there is a new larger-capacity Multistrada on the way. They list three new models of ‘Multistrada 1260’, with all three...

Indian reveal 2018 range

Indian reveal 2018 range

Indian Motorcycles have revealed their full line-up of 2018 bikes, including three new models in the Scout Bobber, Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse, to bring the total number of models up...

Bigger BMW F700GS on the way

Bigger BMW F700GS on the way

BMW look set to back up a bigger and better F800GS with a bigger and better F700GS! MCN spied a new F800 – believed to be gaining 50cc - in April this year, so it’s not a huge surprise that our spy...

Video: Honda tease new motocross model

Video: Honda tease new motocross model

Honda have released a 26-second video clip titled 'Absolute Holeshot' teasing a new motocross model, with full details to be revealed on July 31. The video gives very little away, with quick glimpses...

The Sei Giorni is the 'most advanced Vespa ever'

The Sei Giorni is the 'most advanced Vespa ever'

Vespa's new limited edition Sei Giorni, built to pay tribute to the original 1951 Sport Sei Giorni, is reportedly the most powerful and technologically advanced Vespa to date. Based on the Vespa GTS,...

Piaggio expand MP3 range

Piaggio expand MP3 range

Piaggio have expanded their three-wheel MP3 model range with the introduction of the MP3 300 Sport LT and MP3 500 Sport LT — both of which are entry level models with fewer features than their current...

New Africa Twin Rally created

New Africa Twin Rally created

An Italian-built Africa Twin Rally special-edition caused a stir last week when a corporate video seemed to show Honda’s new version of the popular adventure bike.  The truth is slightly more...

New Yamaha X-Max 400 announced

New Yamaha X-Max 400 announced

Yamaha have unveiled the new X-Max 400, set for release in autumn 2017, which the firm says has better comfort, performance and practicality than ever before. The 400cc liquid-cooled single cylinder...

Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition unveiled

Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition unveiled

All good things must come to an end, or so the Chaucer saying goes. In this case, it’s true – the Panigale line is coming to a close, so Ducati have honoured it with a bang by releasing the 1299...

Spy shots! New MT-07 adventure bike spotted

Spy shots! New MT-07 adventure bike spotted

Yamaha are about to unleash an affordable and funky new MT-07 adventure bike. Yamaha showed the T7 concept at last year’s Milan Show in November, claiming it was imbued with ‘the Ténéré spirit’ –...

MV Agusta Brutale 800 America revealed

MV Agusta Brutale 800 America revealed

To coincide with the America's Independence Day, MV Agusta unveiled the special edition Brutale 800 America. The limited edition model - the first 50 of which will be sent to the States - will...

Ducati V4 Exposed

Ducati V4 Exposed

Rumours of a MotoGP-derived V4 road-going Ducati superbike have been doing the rounds for years. But that’s all they were... rumours. Until now! These latest spy pictures show once and for all that...

CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer added to line-up

CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer added to line-up

CCM have expanded their newly created Spitfire model line to include a new Café Racer variant. Related: full CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer review on MCN The Café Racer shares the same engine and chassis...

'Final Edition' Ducati 1299 Panigale specs LEAKED

'Final Edition' Ducati 1299 Panigale specs LEAKED

With Ducati expected to release an all-new V4 superbike replacement for the 1299 Panigale, to go on sale in 2018, it was equally inevitable that they would build a Final Edition Panigale. An official...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro launched

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro launched

Over the last few years the Ducati Multistrada 1200 has steadily transformed itself from a bulbous sports tourer into a credible off-road machine and now it’s taking another step towards the dirt. The...

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Mach 2.0

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Mach 2.0

Ducati have unveiled a new Scrambler variant at the Wheels and Waves event in Biarritz called the Scrambler Mach 2.0 as well as an updated version of the Full Throttle. The Mach 2.0 features lower,...

Husqvarna unveil updated FS 450 Supermoto

Husqvarna unveil updated FS 450 Supermoto

Husqvarna have announced updates to their FS 450 Supermoto motorcycle. The 2018 machine gets a new slipper clutch that was developed by Suter Industries helping to keep the bike stable under hard...

All new Yamaha YZ450F that can be tuned with your phone

All new Yamaha YZ450F that can be tuned with your phone

Yamaha have announced an all-new YZ450F for 2018 with a heavily revised engine, larger radiators, electric starter with a lightweight lithium-ion battery, and uniquely, the ability to tune the...

MV Agusta RVS unveiled

MV Agusta RVS unveiled

MV Agusta have taken the wraps off their new RVS after teasing the new bike in a Youtube clip released in May. Starting out with a standard MV Agusta Dragster 800, the weight of the new model is 160kg...

Kawasaki announce updates to the KX250F

Kawasaki announce updates to the KX250F

Kawasaki have announced updates to their KX250F for the 2018 model.  The changes include revisions to the suspension that sees adjustments to the rear shock and some new components being used in...

Gogoro Smartscooter 2 announced

Gogoro Smartscooter 2 announced

We first got really excited about Gogoro a little over six months ago when we met with some of the team at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. They showed us the Smartscooter, a clever little electric...

Husqvarna update Motocross range

Husqvarna update Motocross range

Alongside the updated Enduro range of motorcycles, Husqvarna have also revealed their 2018 Motocross range. With 8 updated models that includes both two and four-stroke machinery. One of the...

Husqvarna unveil fuel-injected two-stroke range

Husqvarna unveil fuel-injected two-stroke range

Husqvarna have unveiled their 2018 Enduro range of motorcycles, and like KTM, they’ve introduced a pair of all-new fuel-injected two-strokes with the TE250i and T300i. The bikes are both completely...

CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

CCM have unveiled their new Spitfire Scrambler at the Bike Shed Show to a packed Tobacco Docks this weekend. It comes just weeks after CCM allowed MCN to see plans for the new machine and follows on...

BMW Concept Link electric scooter concept unveiled

BMW Concept Link electric scooter concept unveiled

The BMW Concept Link is a zero-emission scooter that BMW says will reinvent two-wheeled urban mobility At the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW have once again revealed a radical motorcycle...

Triumph add new colours to retro models

Triumph add new colours to retro models

Triumph have announced new colours for their retro range of bikes, including Cranberry Red and Frozen Silver on the popular new Bobber model. The Thruxton R's Diablo Red option will be replaced by...