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. 

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...

You vote new Gilera 600 a gorgeous hit

You vote new Gilera 600 a gorgeous hit

UPDATED WITH EXTRA PICTURES 2.45PM, JUNE 28 You’ve been mesmerised by the magic of the new Gilera 600’s looks, if comments in our Talk Bikes section are anything to go by. Rmezza, said: ” It’s simply...

Gilera’s Ice is very cool

Gilera’s Ice is very cool

Italians have a fantastic ability to design bikes that are striking and different. The Ice is just that, totally unique, beautiful – but in a quirky kind of way. The crazy look of the bike is only...

Latest Blade marks 10th anniversary

The original Blade went on sale in March 1992 – almost exactly a decade before the latest version will hit the showrooms. With a 122bhp, 893cc engine mounted in a race-style alloy frame, it had the power of a contemporary litre bike, but at 185kg it was the weight of a 600cc machine. Ever since its launch, the Blade has been subject to regular updates every two years – making the new bike the...

First test reveals Yamaha Bulldog is built for cruising

First test reveals Yamaha Bulldog is built for cruising

LATEST UPDATE: 5PM, JUNE 29 Yamaha’s new Bulldog may be styled like a Buell or a Ducati Monster, but it’s much more focused on cruising rather than sport. That’s the first impression Adam Morrissey...

Mixed reaction to first pictures of 2002 FireBlade

Mixed reaction to first pictures of 2002 FireBlade

Our pictures of the 2002 FireBlade have got everybody talking… and not everyone has been immediately won over by the new look. In postings in our Talk News bulletin board, peterfoley said: ” Deffo...

A very special FireBlade

A very special FireBlade

American race team Erion has an enviable record which has helped them craft a fine range of race products. Put their best together and you get this showcase bike, the Erion Blade. Created by UK...

Varadero and FireStorm to get fuel injection

Varadero and FireStorm to get fuel injection

Honda’s Varadero will get fuel injection later this year. The new model’s styling is set to remain unchanged, but the revamped motor should perform a little more efficiently. The move has been...

Phoenix rises with Laverda’s name

Phoenix rises with Laverda’s name

LAVERDA’S first new machine since the Aprilia take over is a 150cc scooter designed and built in China by SYM. Aprilia has arranged the deal to sell the re-badged SYM Joyride under the Laverda banner...

New Ducati to be based on Smart’s Imola winner

New Ducati to be based on Smart’s Imola winner

Ducati has dedicated a production line to building limited edition bikes and the next one will be an MH900E-based bike inspired by Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola 200-winning machine. Ducati originally...

1700cc super Harley

1700cc super Harley

This started life as a stock 1450cc FXDX Dyna Super Glide Sport. But it’s been bored out to 1700cc, making it the largest-capacity Harley-Davidson ever officially sold in the UK. It’s a stock 1450cc...

New Guzzi Le Mans ridden and rated

New Guzzi Le Mans ridden and rated

The new Le Mans is no longer a superbike like the one which first bore the name back in 1976. The cynics will see it as a marketing exercise by Aprilia, the new owners of Moto Guzzi’s 80-year-old...

First pictures of Road Star Warrior

First pictures of Road Star Warrior

Yamaha’s new XV1700 Road Star Warrior is unveiled today, boasting sports bike technology and cruiser styling. The Warrior’s engine is pure cruiser. Based on the XV1600 Wild Star’s 48 degree air-cooled...

German and British firms consider link to buy TL engines

German and British firms consider link to buy TL engines

GERMAN firm Sachs and British company CCM are in talks aimed at teaming up to buy Suzuki TL V-twin engines. CCM refuses to confirm it, but an insider at Sachs said: ” It helps if we work together.

Yamaha Bulldog revealed

Yamaha Bulldog revealed

Yamaha’s new Bulldog BT1100 is revealed today for the first time. The Japanese firm claims the Bulldog is specifically designed to meet the needs of the European market. Yamaha reckons its new machine...

Enter the 200mph ZX-12R

Enter the 200mph ZX-12R

The last time I rode a ZX-12R, it topped out with a less than hyperbolic 183mph, or 12mph slower than a politically castrated 2000 Hayabusa, leaving in its wake more questions than answers. But let...

Rare Ducatis become available

Rare Ducatis become available

Just when you thought Ducati’s super-exclusive MH900E was impossible to get hold of… a British dealer has managed to bag a couple. But if you want one you really shouldn’t hang about. DK has just two...

Suzuki plans 650cc scooter

Suzuki plans 650cc scooter

September will see the launch of Suzuki’s new Skywave 650 – a big bore scooter aimed at bikes like Yamaha’s T-max and Honda’s Silverwing. Like its competitors, the bike will use a two-cylinder engine...

Kawasaki comes up with a Sportster rival

Kawasaki comes up with a Sportster rival

Kawasaki is launching a budget cruiser aimed at the Harley Sportster market. The bike will join the firm’s VN1500 family next year, say sources close to the factory. The Japanese firm’s VN range...

Death of the TL1000S

Death of the TL1000S

The TL1000S is no longer being made or officially imported to the UK. Stocks of the Suzuki sports twin you now find in dealers are the last there is. And although the TL1000R will remain in production...

Major revamp for Blade leads rush of new Hondas

Major revamp for Blade leads rush of new Hondas

Honda is bringing us a new Blade, as our artist’s impression shows. It’s an entirely new machine, not due to hit the streets until 2004. But there are also major changes coming this September, as our...

Magni’s retro masterpiece

Magni’s retro masterpiece

The late ’60s and early ’70s will be remembered for plenty of things. It was the era of Afghan coats, stacked boots, keep on trucking badges and hair that was long at the back and short on...

Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

A batch of two-year-old Ducatis which have never turned a wheel are being offered exclusively to motorcyclenews.com users at cost price. The 1999-spec bikes are to all intents and purposes brand new.

New deals add up to our biggest savings on new bikes yet

New deals add up to our biggest savings on new bikes yet

Visit our Bikemart section right now and you’ll find some of the biggest savings on selected new bikes we’ve ever been able to offer. They include £1500 off a 2001 ZX-6R, £1800 off a 2001 R1 and £1400...

First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

Voxan’s new Scrambler is cute, stylish and a joy to ride. The French firm build their own motors and bikes with such panache that you’d be forgiven for thinking they come from a little further south…...

First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

You want big bore? You want V-twin? You want cruiser? Well they don’t come much bigger bore and certainly no more V-twin or cruise-worthy than Honda’s new VTX1800. It’s strangely ironic that in a...

FJR to get ABS as option

FJR to get ABS as option

Yamaha is planning to offer ABS as an option on its FJR1300. Yamaha’s. Dan Harris, said: ” The bike has proved incredibly popular, but a lot of fleet users, such as the police, are reluctant to use...

Sachs Beast going into production

Sachs Beast going into production

Sachs is going to make a production version of its Beast, as seen at September’s Munich Show. The 1000cc V-twin weighs just 145kg and comes complete with sensational styling designed by Target – the...

Custom bike costs £60,000

Custom bike costs £60,000

The El Diablo costs a devil of a big price, £60,000. But then it is completely hand-built, right down to the last nut and bolt. Maker West Coast Choppers, of Long Beach, California, is a household...

Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

French firm Reflex Group has come up with this new take on the Ducati Monster, the Fast Forward – or FFWD. It is the work of ex-Piaggio stylist Jean-Michel Tarallo. French specialist Yves Kerlo will...

Two dedicated sections added to bikes

Two dedicated sections added to bikes

What’s new on the site? Well apart from all the very regular updates to our news and racing sections, babes, videos and tips, there’s two whole new sections in Bikes. One is dedicated to the KTM Duke...

Save a fortune on new bikes

Save a fortune on new bikes

We’ve just updated the prices of new bikes in the Carnell-City section of Bikemart TM You’ll be amazed how much you can save. You could save £2000 on a Yamaha R1 or £1300 on an R6. If you’d prefer a...

German style plus Italian engineering…say what?

German style plus Italian engineering…say what?

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the naked Aprilia RSV Mille due next year, Scottish dealer Moto Ecosse could provide you with the next best thing. It is importing all the parts you’ll need to...