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Bringing the thunder: Aprilia unveil 2021 Tuono V4 and V4 Factory

Bringing the thunder: Aprilia unveil 2021 Tuono V4 and V4 Factory

The 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory has been unveiled with styling updates, chassis tweaks and a more comfortable and protected riding position. The bike’s new look brings it in line with the Tuono 660...

New Norden 901 review: Husqvarna let us take their adventure prototype for a spin

New Norden 901 review: Husqvarna let us take their adventure prototype for a spin

Husqvarna first revealed the Norden 901 concept in November 2019 to huge acclaim but other than a confirmation it was going into production, virtually nothing has been heard about it since. Now,...

Sled with new sting: Hookie’s Scorpion kit customises Ducati Scrambler

Sled with new sting: Hookie’s Scorpion kit customises Ducati Scrambler

Motorcycle customisers Hookie Co have turned their attentions to the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled creating the ‘Scorpion’ and if you like what they’ve done, you’ll be able to buy a kit to get the look...

The sound of Silence: European electric scooter brand hits the UK

The sound of Silence: European electric scooter brand hits the UK

Silence may not be a household name in the UK, but they’re one of Europe’s biggest electric scooter brands and now they’re launching an innovative four-model range over here. Related articles on...

Italian adventurer incoming: Aprilia Tuareg 660 spied in testing

Italian adventurer incoming: Aprilia Tuareg 660 spied in testing

The third entrant into Aprilia's 660 engine line-up is on the way, and it's an off-road-ready adventure bike called the Tuareg.  Back in autumn 2019, Aprilia presented the RS660 after several...

Low-capacity KTM Dukes get 2021 Euro5 refresh and new paint

Low-capacity KTM Dukes get 2021 Euro5 refresh and new paint

KTM have tweaked their learner-legal £4299 125 Duke and A2-licence compliant £4899 390 Duke for 2021, updating the single-cylinder engines in both bikes to meet the latest Euro5 emissions...

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Hot on the heels of a revised MT-09 comes the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 and 9 GT – a pair of sports tourers powered by the same new triple. If you missed the MT-09 update, there’s a brand new CP3 engine.

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

The next step in Yamaha's 2021 new model offensive is an all-new MT-09 SP – a high-spec version of one of the market’s leading middleweight nakeds. Before we move onto the hot new stuff, let’s cover...

More firepower: Bullit Hero 250 unveiled

More firepower: Bullit Hero 250 unveiled

Trendy, small-capacity specialists, Bullit Motorcycles have announced a new 250cc version of their scrambler-styled Hero model. The Hero 250 has all the cool styling of its 125cc little brother but...

Meet your makers: Kawasaki revive Meguro brand that laid the foundation for their motorcycle business

Meet your makers: Kawasaki revive Meguro brand that laid the foundation for their motorcycle business

This is a Meguro K3 – a modern retro roadster based on the new(ish) Kawasaki W800. Although you could argue that the W800 is actually based on the Meguro/Kawasaki collaborative K, which was based on...

Too much of a good Wing: Honda Gold Wing improves in all areas as it looks to regain the touring crown

Too much of a good Wing: Honda Gold Wing improves in all areas as it looks to regain the touring crown

Touring luxury has just reached an even higher plane, thanks to a decent update to the Honda Gold Wing. Related articles on MCN 2021 Honda CB1000R revealed Honda CMX1100 Rebel unveiled Honda CB1100X...

A truly super naked: Fresh BMW S1000R revealed for 2021

A truly super naked: Fresh BMW S1000R revealed for 2021

The 2021 BMW S1000R is lighter and more sophisticated than ever before. It replaces the old S1000R introduced in 2014 which was based on the original S1000RR superbike, although its four-cylinder...

Major changes on the way for KTM 890 Adventure

Major changes on the way for KTM 890 Adventure

KTM are already working on a replacement for the 890 Adventure, which was itself only updated from the 790 in 2020. From these new spyshots, it seems the new 890 Adventure was only meant to be a stop...

Piaggio reveal 2021 Beverly scooter range with Euro5 300 and 400 models

Piaggio reveal 2021 Beverly scooter range with Euro5 300 and 400 models

Piaggio have revealed a revised Beverly scooter line-up for 2021, consisting of two A2-licence friendly mid-sized machines, which the Italian firm say combine the agility of an urban twist-and-go with...

Carbon-clad custom: Bolt-on kit from Bottpower transforms Yamaha triples

Carbon-clad custom: Bolt-on kit from Bottpower transforms Yamaha triples

Performance bike builder, Bottpower have released a new carbon kit for Yamaha’s current range of 847cc CP3 triples, transforming the XSR900, MT-09, or Tracer 900 into a minimalist, flat track-inspired...

Scramble into the future: Fantic use Euro5 as perfect excuse for big updates

Scramble into the future: Fantic use Euro5 as perfect excuse for big updates

Fantic have completely overhauled their Caballero range, updating the 125 and 500 for Euro5 while sadly saying goodbye to the 250. Related articles on MCN Fantic Caballero Scrambler 500 review Fantic...

CFMoto unveil electric scooter concept

CFMoto unveil electric scooter concept

CFMoto have a new tech-heavy electric scooter, called the Cyber Concept, which they say is capable of 0-30mph in 2.9s, has a 70mph top speed and an 80-mile range. Built by Zehoo, the electric division...

Special MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine sells out in hours

Special MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine sells out in hours

If you were hoping to get your hands on one of the 110 limited edition MV Agusta Alpine models, you're out of luck. That's because they sold out just hours after the bike was revealed online. Related...

A total screamer: Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-25R ridden in exclusive UK test

A total screamer: Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-25R ridden in exclusive UK test

The UK’s small-capacity sportsbike market is now dominated by a selection of competent, but comfortable single and parallel-twin cylinder machines, capped at 47bhp. Practical, frugal and...

Vision express: Honda update their popular 110 commuter scooter for 2021

Vision express: Honda update their popular 110 commuter scooter for 2021

Honda have today announced yet another new model for their 2021 line-up, with big changes coming to their CBT-friendly Vision 110 scooter next year. Equipped with fresh styling, a new part-LCD display...

Honda CB1100X sports tourer on the horizon

Honda CB1100X sports tourer on the horizon

Sources in Japan have confirmed that Honda are working on a sports tourer that will be powered by the engine from the Africa Twin. Sales of sports tourers have been on the wane but adventure styled...

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 could be the ultimate budget city bike

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 could be the ultimate budget city bike

Royal Enfield have unveiled their new Meteor 350 – a small capacity city cruiser that could be make a perfect post-Covid commuter. Powering this little machine is a brand new 349cc SOHC air and oil...

Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom joins the Pan America in next year’s post-pandemic line up

Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom joins the Pan America in next year’s post-pandemic line up

Harley-Davidson will release their new 1250 Custom model in 2021 – sharing a common engine platform with the upcoming Pan America adventure bike. We’ve known the Pan America has been coming for some...

Fresh pictures reveal more about incoming Bimota KB4

Fresh pictures reveal more about incoming Bimota KB4

Fresh images of the upcoming Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX-powered Bimota KB4 have appeared online, after the Italian firm posted shots of the bike in testing on social media. Related articles on MCN Bimota...

Ducati shed weight and ditch trellis frame for 2021 Monster

Ducati shed weight and ditch trellis frame for 2021 Monster

Meet the 2021 Ducati Monster – the Bologna firm’s latest and greatest middleweight performance naked and the first model in the Monster family without a trellis chassis since the range was revealed in...

Honda's new CRF300L and CRF300 Rally are a pair of more powerful mud-pluggers

Honda's new CRF300L and CRF300 Rally are a pair of more powerful mud-pluggers

Honda have replaced their popular CRF250L and CRF250L Rally with the CRF300L and CRF300 Rally, which boast more power, increased ground clearance and reduced weight. Related: Full Honda CRF250L...

Triumph Trident engine looks back to go forwards

Triumph Trident engine looks back to go forwards

Triumph’s new Trident uses a 660cc three-cylinder engine. Don’t be mistaken into thinking this is the motor from the 660cc Street Triple S, however. What Triumph have actually done is dust off the...

Ducati unveil Diavel Lamborghini limited edition

Ducati unveil Diavel Lamborghini limited edition

Ducati have unveiled a new limited edition version of the Diavel 1260 in homage to sister company, Lamborghini. Related articles on MCN Ducati unveil Panigale V4SP for 2021 Ducati Superleggera V4...

Honda unveil Africa Twin powered CMX1100 Rebel

Honda unveil Africa Twin powered CMX1100 Rebel

Honda are re-entering the big-bore cruiser class in 2021 with this all-new Rebel 1100 – a large-capacity version of their popular Rebel 500. As predicted by MCN back in April, the new Rebel takes a...

Yamaha reveal raft of updates to urban mobility models

Yamaha reveal raft of updates to urban mobility models

Yamaha have given their NMax and D’elight 125 scooters a major overhaul for 2021. The NMax gets a whole new look, Euro5-compliant engine with stop-start technology. The upgraded frame also allows for...

Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki has added a new SE version of its Z H2 super-naked for 2021. As with other Kawasaki SE variants, the Z H2 SE features Showa’s Skyhook adaptive suspension. 2021 Kawasaki model updates so...

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Kawasaki has given its world-beating ZX-10R a hot new look for 2021 with an aerodynamics-driven facelift including race-style winglets in a bid to top the superbike pile on road and track. Related...

Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

Ducati have unveiled an updated version of their SuperSport 950 for 2021 including cornering ABS, traction and wheelie control and a Panigale-esque facelift. Related articles on MCN Ducati unveil...

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati have updated the Panigale V4 range for 2021, including a new track-focused SP (Sport Production) model. The numbered special comes with a host of updates to make it even more capable on track...

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

Having announced of a flurry of new Tracer touring models earlier today, Yamaha have this evening confirmed a series of smaller updates to the likes of their sportiest MT and R125s, plus the end of...

Italjet Dragster delayed until first quarter of 2021

Italjet Dragster delayed until first quarter of 2021

The arrival of the funky-looking Italjet Dragster scooter has been delayed until the first quarter of 2021, due to the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 affecting production. Available as either a 125cc or...