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Fresh-faced KTM RC125 offers MotoGP looks and L-plate-ready performance

Fresh-faced KTM RC125 offers MotoGP looks and L-plate-ready performance

KTM have revealed the first major update to their CBT-friendly RC125 sportsbike, promising MotoGP-inspired bodywork, an updated chassis, revised engine, and more tech for 2022. We've ridden the 2022...

High-tech 2022 KTM RC390 gets all the bells and whistles

High-tech 2022 KTM RC390 gets all the bells and whistles

KTM have officially unveiled their new RC390 A2 sportsbike with a new look fairing and headlight and a load of new technology, too. We've ridden the new KTM RC390 and gave it five stars in our full...

Honda Africa Twin models updated for 2022

Honda Africa Twin models updated for 2022

Honda have updated their Africa Twin models for 2022 with tweaks to both to make them a little more practical as well as sharper looking. Related articles on MCN Honda NT1100 sports tourer...

A Svart move: Latest Husqvarna Svartpilen looks to be getting a serious overhaul

A Svart move: Latest Husqvarna Svartpilen looks to be getting a serious overhaul

Spyshots have emerged that show Husqvarna are working on a replacement for the Svartpilen 401. Related articles on MCN Husqvarna Norden 901 is nearly ready Spyshots: KTM 990 Duke Husqvarna Svartpilen...

Back to the start: Harley-Davidson Serial 1 e-bikes channel 117-year-old heritage

Back to the start: Harley-Davidson Serial 1 e-bikes channel 117-year-old heritage

Long before Harley-Davidson made V-twins that go potato-potato, they built lightweight singles that were pretty much beefed-up bicycles. Related articles on MCN LiveWire One drops the Harley badge...

Incoming: Yamaha ‘R9’ sportsbike based on MT-09 looks certain

Incoming: Yamaha ‘R9’ sportsbike based on MT-09 looks certain

The once-dominant four-cylinder 600cc supersports class has now disappeared and in its wake there’s a vacuum for lightweight sportsbikes. Enter the Yamaha R9, an MT-09-based model that’s almost...

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Keen to cash in on the recent rise in low-capcity two-wheeled commuter sales, Honda have confirmed that their 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR - a whole £100 cheaper than the current version, last...

Harley-Davidson unveil limited Street Glide Special Arctic Blast

Harley-Davidson unveil limited Street Glide Special Arctic Blast

Harley-Davidson have used the Sturgis rally as the perfect excuse to unveil a limited run of Street Glides with a special paintjob. Known as ‘Arctic Blast’ the scheme consists of a pearlescent...

Kawasaki reveal Z900RS SE with uprated suspension and 70s tribute paint

Kawasaki reveal Z900RS SE with uprated suspension and 70s tribute paint

Kawasaki are gunning for the retro bike top spot after revealing a new Z900RS SE model for 2022 featuring beefier suspension components, uprated brakes and a striking 'Yellow Ball' 70s tribute paint...

Yamaha Ténéré ready to rally: Deus turn middleweight adventure bike into a retro Dakar machine

Yamaha Ténéré ready to rally: Deus turn middleweight adventure bike into a retro Dakar machine

If there’s two things that are hot property, it’s the 1980s and it’s the Dakar rally. Both hark back to a time before electronics, when life was a little simpler, smartphones didn’t exist and travel...

Playing dirty: New Honda CRF250RX and CRF250R unveiled

Playing dirty: New Honda CRF250RX and CRF250R unveiled

Honda have revamped their popular mid-sized off-roaders with new frames, updated engines and overhauled suspension. Related articles on MCN Triumph to build competition off road bikes Yamaha reveal...

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is globe-trotting rally raider

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is globe-trotting rally raider

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is the Austrian firm's assault on the 2021 large-capacity off-road-centric adventure bike class.  Priced at £15,999, the Euro5-friendly brute is claimed to be the...

Patents reveal new Brixton 1200 to rival Bonneville

Patents reveal new Brixton 1200 to rival Bonneville

Triumph have had very little large capacity competition for the retro Brit-style bike crown, but that could soon change when Brixton bring their new 1200cc twin to the market. The new machine, which...

Official Guy Willison 5Four special Honda CB1000R unveiled

Official Guy Willison 5Four special Honda CB1000R unveiled

Honda UK have yet again teamed up with customiser Guy Willison to create another short run of specials. This latest model, limited once more to just 54 individually numbered units, is built around a...

Aprilia Tuareg 660 aims for mid-sized adventure bike supremacy

Aprilia Tuareg 660 aims for mid-sized adventure bike supremacy

After more than a year of teasing, Aprilia have finally revealed their incoming Tuareg 660 adventure bike online, which looks set to take the fight directly to Yamaha’s 689cc parallel-twin Ténéré...

Bagger is better: BMW supersize the R18 with Transcontinental and R18B

Bagger is better: BMW supersize the R18 with Transcontinental and R18B

BMW have unveiled two new R18 based tourers – the R18B ‘Bagger’ and the R18 Transcontinental ‘full dresser’. Both bikes take the core of the R18, a giant 1802cc air-cooled boxer engine, exposed shaft...

Spyshots show BMW R nine T Scrambler and Urban G/S models are set to get serious off road

Spyshots show BMW R nine T Scrambler and Urban G/S models are set to get serious off road

BMW are working on two new scramblers inspired by the early R80G/S. With a focus on competent off-road ability, it’s likely these bikes will be successors to the R nine T Urban G/S and the Scrambler,...

Nevermind the Sex Pistols: deBolex create carbon custom from Ducati Monster 1200

Nevermind the Sex Pistols: deBolex create carbon custom from Ducati Monster 1200

British customisers deBolex have finally unveiled the fruits of nearly two years’ work with the db25 – a limited run of radically customised bikes based on the Ducati Monster 1200. Related articles on...

Forever 21: Ducati pay tribute to Troy Bayliss with special edition Panigale V2

Forever 21: Ducati pay tribute to Troy Bayliss with special edition Panigale V2

Ducati have honoured one of their most successful and well loved racers with a special edition bike to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first world title. The eponymous Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st...

Spyshots: New KTM 990 could shake up the road-going naked world

Spyshots: New KTM 990 could shake up the road-going naked world

KTM hit the mainstream with the 790 Duke in 2018, followed by a strong update this year boosting capacity to 890. Now spyshots suggest there’s another bike in the offing. Related articles on MCN KTM...

KTM RC 8C offers an orange slice of the GP action

KTM RC 8C offers an orange slice of the GP action

KTM have taken their 'ready to race' motto to a whole new level with the RC 8C – a carbon-kevlar clad racing machine powered by the engine from the 890 Duke R naked. Developed with Krämer Motorcycles,...

Triumph reveal bold plans for new MX and enduro machines

Triumph reveal bold plans for new MX and enduro machines

Triumph are planning an assault on the lucrative motocross and enduro market – with two big-name ambassadors helping them to blaze a new off-road trail. The Hinckley-based operation have outlined...

DAB Concept-E combines roadster charm with supermoto cool in learner legal package

DAB Concept-E combines roadster charm with supermoto cool in learner legal package

French boutique bike builders DAB Motors have whipped the covers off their new Concept E – a 13.4bhp learner-legal roadster and the firm’s first foray into electrification. The prototype was produced...

Yamaha R7: Great first impressions from USA

Yamaha R7: Great first impressions from USA

We've now ridden the new 2022 Yamaha R7. Get our full review here.  There’s an old joke that we’re always a few months behind the Americans when it comes to the latest trends and in the case of...

New Akita 125 is the latest L plate friendly affordable retro from Mutt Motorcycles

New Akita 125 is the latest L plate friendly affordable retro from Mutt Motorcycles

Meet the Mutt Akita 125: a new minimalist L-plate friendly retro costing £955 less than Yamaha’s incoming XSR125. Priced at £3495 before OTR costs, the Akita is the latest creation from Birmingham...

Harley-Davidson Sportster S unveiled with new chassis, new engine and new £14k pricetag

Harley-Davidson Sportster S unveiled with new chassis, new engine and new £14k pricetag

Harley-Davidson have unveiled the Sportster S – the latest machine powered by their new Revolution engine – which promises more power and improved electronics built on a brand new platform. The...

Sunra Robo S ridden: Electric arrival delivers convincing offer to commuters

Sunra Robo S ridden: Electric arrival delivers convincing offer to commuters

New player to the European two-wheeler scene, Sunra have just released their Robo S 125cc equivalent electric scooter in the UK. If you’re not familiar with the name, it’s because they’re new to the...

Benda’s outlandish flattracker could roll in at under £6k

Benda’s outlandish flattracker could roll in at under £6k

Benda are making serious waves in the Chinese market and expanding into Europe with dealer networks in Spain and Italy – and now they’ve launched not one but two new four-cylinder models. The first,...

Word on the Street: CCM celebrate golden anniversary with two new models

Word on the Street: CCM celebrate golden anniversary with two new models

CCM have produced two new bikes based on their Spitfire platform as they celebrate 50 years in business. The family-owned firm have been going from strength to strength since the Spitfire range was...

CE into the future: BMW CE 04 electric scooter is just the start

CE into the future: BMW CE 04 electric scooter is just the start

BMW have unveiled the latest of their electric scooters, the CE 04 and apart from its futuristic styling it’s actually quite a normal sounding machine. Some electric manufacturers have been guilty of...

A new Frontier: Norton provide support to students for electric bike project

A new Frontier: Norton provide support to students for electric bike project

Norton have provided expertise, data and a brand new superbike frame to students at WMG, part of the University of Warwick, to help them in their research into electric motorcycles. There are 13...

Adventure bargain beckons: New Voge 500DS will debut in the UK for under £5000

Adventure bargain beckons: New Voge 500DS will debut in the UK for under £5000

The Voge 500DS is coming to the UK, at last, with the folks at Lexmoto helping to bring the Chinese brand to our shores. If you’re not familiar with Voge, it’s a recently launched brand from Chinese...

Italjet Dragster: Andrea Dovizioso to help develop quirky new twist-and-go

Italjet Dragster: Andrea Dovizioso to help develop quirky new twist-and-go

Former 125cc world champion and MotoGP race winner Andrea Dovizioso has signed a deal with Italjet to help develop the space-age Dragster scooter range. The Italian firm revealed the unconventional...

BMW R1300GS: New test mules and trademarks point towards new engine

BMW R1300GS: New test mules and trademarks point towards new engine

BMW have been spotted testing a new version of the GS, which combined with some recent trademark applications suggest that a new engine is in the pipeline. Related articles on MCN BMW R1250GS...

Benelli’s new 550: Chinese-owned brand set to launch sporty parallel twin

Benelli’s new 550: Chinese-owned brand set to launch sporty parallel twin

The middleweight sportsbike market has been dominated by four-cylinder 600s for decades but as those models fade into obscurity a new generation of parallel twin-powered replacements has started to...

Past shapes the future: Shaft drive isn’t just for looks on BMW’s upcoming electric models

Past shapes the future: Shaft drive isn’t just for looks on BMW’s upcoming electric models

BMW are already established as early adopters in electric bikes but they’re on the verge of a much more concerted push in that field as technology previewed in 2019’s Vision DC concept is set to debut...