November

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggo Group have started taking deposits of £550 for their Vespa Elettrica scooter online. The remaining balance of the £5999 price will be settled with a local dealer. MCN MODEL GUIDES Triumph...

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

BMW’s decision to enter the mid-sized scooter market this year was based on numbers. Worldwide, this sector sells a constant 35-40,000 units a year, so represents a stable market in which to make an...

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

Ducati’s 959 Panigale is the connoisseur’s sportsbike. Just like the still-brilliant Suzuki GSX-R750 it’s less about brute power and more about big corner speed.  With a relatively modest 148bhp...

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

Ducati might have sold 46,000 Scramblers since its January 2015 release, but they’re gunning for an even bigger slice of the retro pie with their big-engined new £10,695 Scrambler 1100. Larger and...

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

KTM is set to dethrone the naked middleweight class royalty with their new £8499 790 Duke. Yamaha and Triumph should be worried.  For years the Yamaha MT-07 has been the go-to choice for riders...

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

There are many reasons why you should buy a BMW R1200GS. For its size, it’s an incredible motorcycle. It wins just about every MCN adventure group test and is so universally loved it’s the best...

Evoke Urban S electric bike coming to the UK

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 -...

Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

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...

Herald expand 125 range for 2018

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...

Kymco unveil three wheel concept

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...

Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

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...

Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

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...

Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

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...

Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

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 -...

Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

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,...

KTM’s dirty ensemble

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...

KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

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...

MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

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...

Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

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...

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian’s Scout and Chieftain ranges have started to gain a strong following – deservedly – while their FTR750 flat track racing programme decimated the establishment in 2017, taking the championship...

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide gives you two bikes in one

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide gives you two bikes in one

Harley embarked on a revolution earlier in 2017 with the release of a whole new family of Softails that succeeded the old family, and completely absorbed the Dyna dynasty into its new chassis...

New BMW K1600 Grand America – a Bagger with a boot

New BMW K1600 Grand America – a Bagger with a boot

BMW’s K1600GT is a technological marvel and perfect for thumping out the miles but it’s physically massive – the seat is quite high, it weighs a tonne and it’s just a generally intimidating package.

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda revealed the new CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports models at a swanky press conference in Milan last night, but they're not just showcasing production bikes at this year's EICMA. Enter...

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

We are currently in Milan, Italy, preparing to give you all the latest from the leading motorcycle manufacturers and what they have in store for 2018. Below is our live feed from the week's events,...

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

Have bike, will travel is the message Yamaha are sending out with the new Super Tenere Raid Edition. Built to go anywhere with lots of kit – even that Nick Sanders chap has one. The Raid Edition...

Yamaha Tracer 900 & Tracer 900 GT - touring twins

Yamaha Tracer 900 & Tracer 900 GT - touring twins

The Tracer 900 has been a solid tourer for the two years it’s been on sale but it was due an update and Yamaha have delivered. The changes are purely to the ride feel, so there’s a larger windscreen...

Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda’s Africa Twin has been a popular seller but it’s been found wanting for serious long distance off-road travel because it’s heavy, it’s down on power and lacks the comforts of the big super...

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

For 2018 the Moto Morini Scrambler has been completely redesigned, including a completely new trellis frame and trellis swingarm. The new Scrambler takes inspiration from off-road bikes from the 1970s...

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta have just unveiled another RC model for 2018 - the Brutale 800 RC. The  unveiling comes after RC variants of the Dragster 800, F4 and F3 were all announced, as well as a limited edition...

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

The long-awaited Ducati Panigale V4 is finally here – so MCN grabbed project leader Stefano Strappazzon to better understand the new bike. MCN: How important is the new Panigale V4 to Ducati? We...

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Alongside the new Milano, Moto Morini have also revealed a one-off special inspired by the endurance racers of the 1970s. Called the Corsaro Ti22, the bike is the first special Morini have built based...

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Italian manufacturer Moto Morini have just taken the wraps off the Milano, a new model which the firm say is a new take on the classic 31/2. The new model is powered by the Bialbero Corsa Corta 1187cc...

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

07.11.17 #RoyalEnfield #ridepure #EICMA A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal) on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:04am PDT The Milan Show kicks off next week, which means we'll finally get to see many of next year's...

MV get a bit more RC

MV get a bit more RC

MV Agusta have released details of updates to the limited edition F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC motorcycles for 2018. After recently taking on changes to allow the bikes to comply with Euro 4 regulations,...