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New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

KTM have just unveiled the new Freeride E-XC at Hangar-7 in Austria (a collection of all things Red Bull), which they say is their statement of intent. KTM want to sing loud and proud about ‘urban...

Toro, Toro, Toro!

Toro, Toro, Toro!

Established Spanish off-road firm, Toro Trail, have launched a new adventure break, dubbed Toro Adventure, and using BMW’s R1200GS Rallye. Based in a luxurious mountain top villa, Toro Adventure is...

Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

Not wanting to be left out, Yamaha have now joined in the fun with the release of a teaser video teasing something on October 25 - bang in the middle of the Tokyo Motor Show. Mark October 25 on your...

Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

After a year of rampant success with their hot SP version of the already bonkers MT-10, the Japanese rumour mill suggests that Yamaha are on the verge of releasing an SP version of the MT-09, too. The...

MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

After the recent announcement of the Lewis Hamilton-designed F4 LH44, MV Agusta are battling back with another stunning new bike, following months of financial turbulence. The immediate fruits of...

Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

Zero Motorcycles have now made their 2018 range a l-i-t-t-l-e bit more exciting by adding 10% more range and faster charging. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has introduced three new batteries;...

BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

The new-for-2018 incarnation of the R1200GS Adventure has arrived in dealers, bringing all the updates enjoyed by the 2017 R1200GS to conform to Euro4 regulations – and adding a whole host of optional...

Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

American electric bike builders Alta Motors have been steadily developing their line-up and now they’ve added another: the Redshift EX, an enduro version of the existing MX model. The changes are...

Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

Cruisers are large, thunderous brash things – they’re not smooth and silent, so you might not think of them as primed to lead the electric revolution, but that hasn’t stopped Tactica releasing the...

Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

When Triumph opened their new visitors centre, they regaled us with stories of legendary victories at the TT and on the saltflats but there was a distinct gap. While they’ve had off-road bikes in...

Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

Kawasaki have got us very excited with the release of a new video that’s teasing a new supercharged motorcycle at EICMA next month. It’s that time of year when the teaser mill is turning in full...

Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

British manufacturer Watsonian-Squire have released a new sidecar to mark the company’s 105th anniversary. Called the Flight, the sidecar has been designed to suit modern motorcycles. It features...

Vespa go RED for charity

Vespa go RED for charity

Vespa have teamed up with charitable organisation RED to produce a (Vespa 946)RED and (Vespa)RED VXL scooter. Matching the Italian flair and style with the charity’s distinctive red colour scheme is...

Are Triumph targeting a 2020 return for the Daytona with a Moto2 developed 765 engine?

Are Triumph targeting a 2020 return for the Daytona with a Moto2 developed 765 engine?

Triumph’s headlong entrance into the biggest motorcycle racing spotlight on Earth in 2019, as the Hinckley firm become the official engine supplier for Moto2, poses an immediate and obvious question:...

Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

As if a new Tiger 1200 and 800, and the Speedmaster and Bobber Black weren’t enough, our spy photographer also grabbed shots of what could be an updated Speed Triple. The styling is so close to the...

Spied! Flagship Tiger 1200 gets big update for 2018

Spied! Flagship Tiger 1200 gets big update for 2018

After a few years of struggling against ever more advanced competition, it looks like Triumph’s Tiger Explorer is set for a significant update in 2018. Spied last week in Spain near the firm’s test...

Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

Tightening emissions standards are not air-cooled engines’ best friends, so it came as no real surprise when the adventure touring Stelvio quietly bowed out of Moto Guzzi’s 2017 range. While the bike...

Casey Stoner tests Ducati Panigale V4

Casey Stoner tests Ducati Panigale V4

Casey Stoner has been testing Ducati’s new road-going V4 superbike and, judging by MCN’s exclusive images, he’s been enjoying it... a lot! The ex-MotoGP champion refuses to make a racing return, but...

Norton's V4 Lives!

Norton's V4 Lives!

Just ten months ago Norton revealed their first prototype V4 SS to the world through MCN. It looked utterly incredible – a British superbike for the modern era, a stunning blend of mechanical...

Suzuki SV650X to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki SV650X to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki will unveil the new SV650X at this year's Tokyo Motor Show - which takes place October 27 to November 5 - a year after the bike was first unveiled as the SV650 Rally concept. The original...

Honda’s flagship tourer revealed in official image leak

Honda’s flagship tourer revealed in official image leak

The all-new 2018 Honda Gold Wing has been a long time in development, but the recent release of a teaser video all-but confirmed that the new über-tourer would be unveiled this autumn – finally...

Stripped-back Blade on the way?

Stripped-back Blade on the way?

Until very recently you might have been forgiven for saying that Honda are a sensible brand and perhaps you could even say they’ve been risk-averse. Then they released the X-Adv and suddenly no-one...

2018 Yamaha X-MAX 125 revealed

2018 Yamaha X-MAX 125 revealed

Yamaha have unveiled an updated X-MAX 125 for 2018, which brings the baby of the family in line with the larger X-MAX 300 and X-MAX 400 models. Yamaha have sold 140,000 X-MAX 125s since the model was...

Teaser video all but confirms new Gold Wing

Teaser video all but confirms new Gold Wing

Honda USA have released the first in a series of five videos in the build up to a new product release on Tuesday, October 24. Honda don’t officially say what the model is, other than it being an...

Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1100cc V4 engine unveiled

Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1100cc V4 engine unveiled

At the Misano circuit, ahead of this weekend’s MotoGP, Ducati have unveiled the Desmosedici Stradale: a new 1100cc V4 engine that pumps out over 210hp and will shake up the superbike world when it...

Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

Yamaha Motor Corp USA have unveiled their new 2018 bagger, the Star Eluder, although there is currently no word on whether the new model will come to the UK. The Star Eluder is powered by the...

New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

Ducati will unveil their new V4 engine, the Desmosedici Stradale, on September 7, ahead of the Misano MotoGP. We can only assume that because"Stradale" is Italian for road that this engine...

Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

We've snapped plenty of pictures of the upcoming Ducati V4 superbike, but up until now we had no idea what it sounded like, but Belgian publication Maxx Moto recently uploaded a very grainy video to...

New BMW F750GS spied

New BMW F750GS spied

A few months ago we saw spy shots of a new BMW F850GS, swiftly followed by others of a new 750, too. And now our spy snappers have captured undisguised bikes on location. The two bikes have always...

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...