New Motorcycles | 2022 and Upcoming Models

New motorcycles for 2022 - upcoming bike models and in-depth features from the world's best motorcycling publication, MCN. Get everything we know about the big launches, reveals, spy shots and teasers right here, first. 

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

Aprilia’s range-topping RSV Mille and RSV Mille R have been given makeovers for 2002. Both feature new colours and graphics. The Mille now comes in either red/black/white or all-new silver/red/white...

Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

Yamaha unveiled the 2002 R1 at an exclusive launch party in Milan on Monday night. The shape may be familiar but don’t let that fool you into thinking that the 2002 R1 is just last year’s bike with a...

Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

This sporty roadster isn’t Japanese, Italian, British or even German made… it’s from Korea. The Hyosung GT600 uses the firm’s own twin-cylinder engine and it’s the first time a Korean manufacturer has...

Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

When we first showed spy photos of Gilera’s new SuperSport 600 in July, it was clear the bike was special. The first official pictures have confirmed that. And, if anything, it’s even better looking...

2002 Hondas

Here’s what we know about the 2002 Hondas, including official pictures. Check the links, right.

2002 American bikes

All the latest from the US manufacturers. Check the links, right

2002 Triumphs

Here’s what we have so far of Triumph’s line-up for 2002. Check the links, right.

2002 Yamahas

Check out what we have on the new Yamahas for 2002.

BMW launches R1150GS Adventure

BMW launches R1150GS Adventure

BMW’s tough R1150GS is being made even more ready to take on the world. The new Adventure version comes complete with all you need to tackle long distances on almost any terrain. It has new ”...

Other Hondas for 2002

Other Hondas for 2002

Here’s our collection of the other new Hondas for 2002. They include the new CR250, F6C, Foresight, Transalp, Shadow and Africa Twin.

New firm GluGlu gives us dirt-track style

New firm GluGlu gives us dirt-track style

Japan is being swept by dirt-track mania, and here’s the cash-in from new firm GluGlu. Taking their styling cues from the all-American XR750 flat-track racer, and popular 70’s colour schemes,...

2002 Italian bikes

Here’s what we know about what’s coming from Italy. Check the links, right.

First pictures of full production MV Agusta Brutale S

First pictures of full production MV Agusta Brutale S

Here’s the MV Agusta Brutale you CAN afford. This full production ” S ” version should come in at around half the price of the original £21,000 Brutale Serie Oro. The main change between the Serie...

What the big-bore 2002 ZX-6R could be like

What the big-bore 2002 ZX-6R could be like

Kawasaki’s 2002 ZX-6R will have a capacity of 636cc. They aren’t the first to create a bigger-bore version of the 6R. So we thought we’d try a tuner’s version to see how the new stock bike might...

2002… the others

If it ain’t from the big four Japanese manufacturers and it ain’t from Triumph, Germany, Italy, or America, you’ll find it in the links, right.

First official pictures of the 2002 Blade

First official pictures of the 2002 Blade

As spyshots revealed on motorcyclenews.com in June, the FireBlade has undergone a visual makeover for 2002 which includes a host of other components have been altered to make this the sharpest Blade...

First test on Gas Gas Supermotard

First test on Gas Gas Supermotard

In town it’s quick enough to blow anything away, it’s tall enough to see over cars, it’ll cope on back roads but the urban environment is where it’s at. This is a Gas Gas, built by the men famous for...

First official pictures of CB900 Hornet

First official pictures of CB900 Hornet

HONDA’S all-new CB900 Hornet F will make 110bhp and boast 67ftlb of torque when it reaches dealers. We first revealed the 600cc Hornet’s bigger brother in July but now more technical details have come...

2002 Suzukis

Here’s what we have on the 2002 Suzukis so far. Check the links, right.

2002 German bikes

Here’s what we know about the bikes of 2002 from Germany. Check the links, right.

2002 Kawasakis

Here’s what we know about the 2002 Kawasakis so far. Check the links, right.

More details on the ZZ-R1200

With the ZX-12R now acting as Kawasaki’s high-speed standard-bearer, the firm has decided to soften the ZZ-R1200 into a full-on tourer. This scoop picture shows it’s clearly a new bike – but peel away the skin and you find plenty of parts have been carried over. The chassis is virtually identical. It might not be cutting-edge, but the twin-spar alloy beam frame doesn’t exactly lag behind the...

More details on the ZX-9R

AT first glance Kawasaki’s 2002 ZX-9R looks pretty similar to this year’s bike – but looks can be deceptive because it actually boasts more than 130 changes. With Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 the undisputed champion and new challengers from Yamaha and Honda coming soon, the ZX-9R was set to be swamped by its rivals – but Kawasaki hopes its latest revisions will help it keep up. The ZX-9R faces a tough...

New look of TDM900 revealed

New look of TDM900 revealed

Yamaha’s TDM850 IS turning into the TDM900 for 2002 and our artist’s impression reveals exactly how the bike will look. As well as an increase in capacity and an aluminium frame, the new bike will...

First pictures of 2002 Triumph Speed Triple

First pictures of 2002 Triumph Speed Triple

Triumph has given its Speed Triple a new motor and revised styling for 2002 as our series of pictures reveal. Gone is the old 955cc motor, replaced by the 2001 Daytona 955i engine. The motor has been...

First pictures of the 2002 Kawasaki ZX-12R

First pictures of the 2002 Kawasaki ZX-12R

Kawasaki has made a host of changes to its ZX-12R to boost handling and real-world performance, giving it a more sporting focus. They intend it to be as good on corners as it is on long, ridiculously...

Bonneville America stirs up strong feelings

Bonneville America stirs up strong feelings

Triumph’s new 2002 Bonneville America has got the chatboards buzzing. Despite some negative comments from sports-bike-loving Brits, it seems the UK firm has got it right as far as Americans are...

First pictures of new big-bore Kawasaki ZX-6R

First pictures of new big-bore Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki’s ZX-6R is getting a bigger-bore engine for 2002, as this exclusive picture reveals. And this is just the first of a series of Kawasaki scoops you can expect to see on this site very...

More details on the 636cc ZX-6R

Kawasaki has made a radical move with the latest version of the ZX-6R, the bike which was named top 600 in the annual MCN awards last October. It has created a whole new category – a sports 600 with a bit more on top. The new ZX-6R has just outgrown its rivals. Despite the new 636cc capacity, the majority of the 2002 engine is identical to the 2000 model’s.Kawasaki’s engineers have simply...

Yes, it’s a ZZ-R1200

Yes, it’s a ZZ-R1200

Hot on the heels of a new 636cc ZX-6R and a revamped ZX-9R, here’s Kawasaki’s 2002 ZZ-R1200. The fast tourer’s bodywork is considerably changed from the ZZ-R1100 which precedes it, the lights are...

First look at the 2002 ZX-9R

First look at the 2002 ZX-9R

Here is the first picture of the new-look ZX-9R from Kawasaki. The uprated superbike has a new, stiffer frame. Compare it to the current bike (by following the link, right, or searching for the...

Suzuki’s TL-powered giant trailie spotted

Suzuki’s TL-powered giant trailie spotted

Suzuki’s 1000cc V-twin trailie has been spied for the first time, so here’s your first chance for a look. It’s called the DL1000 V-Strom (and no, that isn’t a typing error). It has an all-new alloy...

Special edition bikes to mark 100 years of Triumph

Special edition bikes to mark 100 years of Triumph

Triumph is launching a special edition of its T955i Daytona superbike and its Bonnie to mark the firm’s 100th birthday. The 955i comes with a single-sided swingarm (as previous models had but which...

First test on Boxer VB1 Sport

First test on Boxer VB1 Sport

If there’s one race that can really appreciate beauty, it’s the French. Look at their women, their art, their fashion, their food and – just to make doubly sure – have another look at their women...

He’s come a long way

He’s come a long way

The Boxer factory was started by a man with a dream. The man is Thierry Henriette, and the dream was to give the public the kind of bikes he liked to build for himself. The 45-year-old had been...

First picture of the VB2 twin

First picture of the VB2 twin

Here’s a first look at Boxer’s VB2, the Voxan-powered machine to rival Ducati’s Monster. The Toulouse-built bike will go on show for the first time, officially, at the Parish Show next month. Given...