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. 

2001 and 2002 Gas Gas bikes arrive

2001 and 2002 Gas Gas bikes arrive

The first 2002-model Gas Gas Pamperas have arrived in the UK – at the same time as the first batch of the firm’s 2001-model Supermotos finally arrive. The all-new Pampera is a lightweight two-stroke...

Yamaha updates revealed

Yamaha updates revealed

We’ve got exclusive details of two new Yamahas. Both the updated Fazer 600 and all-new TDM900 will be launched at shows this autumn, according to insiders. The TDM900 replaces the outgoing TDM850...

Video: Hodgson goes for it on the Hodgson rep

Video: Hodgson goes for it on the Hodgson rep

Click on the video links right to watch Neil Hodgson leaping high on the Hodgson 996S Replica. Don’t go trying this at home now, will you? This man is a professional.

How would you like your R1?

How would you like your R1?

Yamaha has been asking for opinions on a whole host of new colour schemes for its R1. The bike is due a revamp and insiders now believe the 2002 bike will be offered in plain blue, plain red or in a...

See the Hodgson rep in video action

See the Hodgson rep in video action

Neil Hodgson has been testing the replica of his WSB 996 on the Isle of Man… and getting incredibly high…. Now we’ve added video clips showing his high-flying riding frame-by-frame. Follow the link,...

1000cc V8 to power new Aussie neck-snapper

1000cc V8 to power new Aussie neck-snapper

What’s got eight cylinders, up to 175bhp and will be ready for sale within six weeks? Our artist’s impression shows the answer, the latest 1000cc derivation of the Drysdale V8 concept, a naked bike...

SV650 goes enduro

SV650 goes enduro

You’ve seen the half-faired version, you’ve seen the naked version, now here’s the enduro version of the Suzuki SV650. This one isn’t straight from the factory, it’s straight f;rom the imagination of...

Biggest twin is full of surprises

Biggest twin is full of surprises

Honda’s VTX1800 may be the biggest twin in production but the huge weight doesn’t overwhelm even at low speeds. It actually handles surprisingly well. The majority of the 320kg (and that’s dry) is...

First test on Cagiva Xtra Raptor

First test on Cagiva Xtra Raptor

The Cagiva Xtra Raptor is exactly that, a Raptor with a little bit more: a bit more adjustment for the suspension, a bit better handling, a bit more carbon-fibre, a bit less weight, a bit more...

"Coals to Newcastle" as BSA ready all-new twin for Japanese buyers

"Coals to Newcastle" as BSA ready all-new twin for Japanese buyers

ALTHOUGH BSA was once as powerful a force in biking as Honda is today, it may come as a surprise to some that the legendary British firm is still producing bikes at all, let alone readying an all-new...

First test of new BMW R1150RS

First test of new BMW R1150RS

New images added at 5pm, Wednesday The R1150RS is beyond competent. It is genuinely, spirit-lifting fun… whatever the weather. The changes over the old R1100RS are few and far between. Essentially,...

New Suzuki technology will make bikes accelerate faster

New Suzuki technology will make bikes accelerate faster

Motorcyclenews.com has discovered Suzuki is planning to start using an electro-magnetically-operated clutch which will work even better than the quickshifters of today. It is likely to debut on a...

Blackbird goes red

Blackbird goes red

Honda’s 2002 Super Blackbird will only be changed in one respect from the current model, it will be available in Candy Blazing Red. The eye-catching colour will add to those currently available;...

First ride on the Hodgson Replica 996S

First ride on the Hodgson Replica 996S

Marc Potter has been riding the Hodgson Replica 996S and you can read his first test verdict here. Next week you’ll be able to see video of Hodgson himself on the bike on the Isle of Man. And the WSB...

Harley’s Evel past revived by new flat-tracker replica

Harley’s Evel past revived by new flat-tracker replica

HARLEY Davidson are hoping to draw on memories of Evel Knievel and flat track racing with its new limited edition XL 883R. Modelled on the legendary XR750 twin which made the Harley name famous in...

Buell’s Firebolt radical? We’ve seen it all before

Buell’s Firebolt radical? We’ve seen it all before

When Buell released its new Firebolt two weeks ago, it came with a host of unusual features. But how many of these are actually new? Is the bike a radical machine bristling with 21st Century concepts,...

Revealed: Suzuki’s giant trailie

Revealed: Suzuki’s giant trailie

We’ve been talking about it since 1999, now Suzuki has finally given it a name and a finished form, and here it is: the XF1000L. Our artist’s impression is just as you’ll see the bike when it is...

The new look of the R1

The new look of the R1

This exclusive drawing is the most accurate impression yet of how the new Yamaha R1 will look for 2002. It’s based on detailed information from the factory. Only the colour-scheme is likely to change.

First test of Foggy rep Monster S4

First test of Foggy rep Monster S4

According to the crowds at Brands there is only one Carl Fogarty. Fortunately there is more than one Fogarty replica. First there was the 996SPS Foggy rep. Now there is the Monster S4 Foggy rep. So...

BMW reinvents the F650 and brings in bigger-bore RS

BMW reinvents the F650 and brings in bigger-bore RS

BMW is launching two new models, the F650CS and the R1150RS, as our scoop pictures show. The F650 CS is the most road-focused of the F650s yet and will be sold alongside the slightly more trail-biased...

Sensational TT FireBlade tested

Sensational TT FireBlade tested

This is the bike Honda hoped would reclaim their TT glory this year. Featuring internals engineered by the FireBlade’s progenitor Tadao Baba himself, this is a very, very special machine indeed. We...

Video: The FireBlade to take on the TT

Video: The FireBlade to take on the TT

This was the FireBlade Honda had built specially for the TT. Desperate to claw back ground against the Yamahas and hold off the threat from Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 this 180bhp stunner weighs as little as a...

Ducati Monster M620ie first test

Ducati Monster M620ie first test

HAS there ever been a bike that deserves its name less than the middleweight of the Monster family? Far from being ” grotesque ” or ” gigantic ” , which is how the dictionary defines the word, the...

CCM’s new road-focused single

CCM’s new road-focused single

CCM’s R30 comes with the kind of creature comforts that the British firm hopes will attract a wider audience. It’s got a rev-counter, cush-drive, alloy wheels and even a fully-painted pearlescent...

Save £100 more than ever on new bikes

Save £100 more than ever on new bikes

If you thought Carnell-City’s Real Prices were good, you ain’t seen nothing yet! From today, on selected new bikes you’ll want to own, we’ve been able to take even more off the already cut-to-the-bone...

Cool Britannia… but only in Japan

Cool Britannia… but only in Japan

THE JAPANESE infatuation with old British bikes will lead to the introduction of the new Honda GB400RS next year. Our artist’s impression shows the bike is based on the current CL400 – a low-cost...

First test on Suzuki’s new Volusia

First test on Suzuki’s new Volusia

Look closely at this bike and you’ll see Suzuki has kept the familiar Intruder name, and bolted on the ” Volusia ” tag to mark this new but even more traditional style. It’s named after Volusia...

New details of 2002 R1 revealed

New details of 2002 R1 revealed

Next year’s Yamaha R1 will be radically revised to challenge the competition from Suzuki’s class-leading GSX-R1000. It will also have to deal with new machines in the form of Honda’s 2002 FireBlade –...

Sachs to add 125 to its range

Sachs to add 125 to its range

GERMAN firm Sachs is adding a new 125 machine to its range, the ZZ Funbike. It uses the Yamaha DT125R engine. Sachs says the bike is designed for use either on or off road, but it comes with Pirelli...

New scooters from Italjet and She-Lung

New scooters from Italjet and She-Lung

Italjet’s retro-meets-future-styled Jet-Set will be available here in August and there will be a 50cc too. And the Taiwanese Freespirit scooter is also available now. The Jet-Set is expected to be...

You vote for Honda to turn concept into reality

You vote for Honda to turn concept into reality

Your reactions to Honda’s new concept sports bike suggest Honda should go ahead and put it into production. While there are dissenting voices, the majority think it’s a work of art and one they’d be...

First pictures of Buell’s fast-turning ‘Sport Fighter’

First pictures of Buell’s fast-turning ‘Sport Fighter’

Buell’s all new Firebolt has a wheelbase 75mm shorter than an R1’s and a steering head angle so steep that it’s likely to become known as the world’s fastest turning production bike. To prevent it...

215bhp Yamaha R1 (190bhp if you’re feeling sensible)

215bhp Yamaha R1 (190bhp if you’re feeling sensible)

The R1 is a machine of extremes… and this is one of the most extreme examples yet. Canadian built, it’ll churn out 215bhp with its turbo boost set to ” brain-bust ” and a more sedate (ah, hem)...

Designed and built outside Japan

THE Bulldog, or BT1100, claims to address a change in the market. The bike is the first Yamaha to be both designed and built outside of Japan. In true V-twin tradition this is an Italian bike, created by Yamaha’s Italian importer Belgarda. Unlike the UK importer, Belgarda is now a full construction company and key staff have been taken from Japan to oversee quality control in Italy. The engine of...

FireBlade-powered Hornet by the end of the year

FireBlade-powered Hornet by the end of the year

Honda will bring us a Blade-powered Hornet later this year. And this drawing is thought to show exactly how it will look. The CB900 Hornet uses a 918cc motor based on the pre-2000 FireBlade, but it...

First full test on the Bulldog

First full test on the Bulldog

On Friday we heard from Adam Morrissey with his first impressions on the new Yamaha Bulldog. Now after some reflection and consideration, here’s his verdict on the first bike Yamaha has both designed...