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Honda make the Super Cub C125 even more practical in 2021 update

Honda make the Super Cub C125 even more practical in 2021 update

The Honda SuperCub has been overhauled for 2021 with tweaks to the engine to meet Euro5 regulations and some other changes to make the model more comfortable. Related articles on MCN 2019 Honda C125...

Monkeying around: Honda's quirky mini retro gets new engine and five-speed gearbox

Monkeying around: Honda's quirky mini retro gets new engine and five-speed gearbox

Honda have updated their Monkey model with a completely revised engine and a whole host of changes to make it a more practical little run-around. Relaunched in 2018, the Monkey has always been a...

Suzuki unveil A2-friendly GSX-S950 middleweight

Suzuki unveil A2-friendly GSX-S950 middleweight

Suzuki have unveiled an A2-friendly version of their GSX-S model called the GSX-S950. The bike is based on the brand-new GSX-S1000 but is tuned for around 94bhp meaning it can be restricted to 47bhp...

Benelli go touring: 1200GT reaches production and it’s on its way here

Benelli go touring: 1200GT reaches production and it’s on its way here

Benelli’s long-awaited 1200GT – the first new big-capacity triple from the firm since the takeover by Qianjiang in 2005 – has gone on sale in China at a price that massively undercuts similarly-spec’d...

Triple threat: Zontes plan to use three-cylinder engine for large capacity models

Triple threat: Zontes plan to use three-cylinder engine for large capacity models

China have been producing small-capacity bikes for decades but the nation’s motorcycle industry has shifted gears recently to put an increasing focus on large multi-cylinder machines. Zontes are the...

Two-stroke revolution beckons: Limited-run Langen Two Stroke passes MSVA test ahead of autumn production

Two-stroke revolution beckons: Limited-run Langen Two Stroke passes MSVA test ahead of autumn production

After two years of meticulous development, the first Langen Two Stroke model has been approved for UK roads, after passing a Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval (MSVA) test on Monday, June 7. We've...

Refined brutality: MV Agusta unveil 2021 Brutale 1000 RR

Refined brutality: MV Agusta unveil 2021 Brutale 1000 RR

MV Agusta have revealed an updated version of their Brutale 1000 RR super naked for 2021 with Euro5 tweaks to the engine. The new Brutale also swaps the previous model’s Bosch cornering ABS control...

Get cross: Kawasaki off road range kicks off with one for the kids

Get cross: Kawasaki off road range kicks off with one for the kids

We are only halfway through 2021 but Kawasaki are already revealing their 2022 off-road range and there is something for everyone, regardless of age, experience and discipline. Related articles on...

Track-spec Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo goes on sale to the public

Track-spec Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo goes on sale to the public

Aprilia’s RS 660 has begun a supersport renaissance. Its 99bhp twin-cylinder engine and pin-sharp handling, combined with real-world practicality make perfect sense on our speed camera-saturated...

New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 unveiled

New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 unveiled

Aprilia have unveiled fresh versions of their RS 125 and Tuono 125 models with updates including new styling, a reworked engine, fully digital dash readout and a new ECU. Related articles on...

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

KTM have turned it up to 11 with their state of the art new 1290 Super Duke RR, taking the already formidable stock machine and stripping out every gram of fat while tuning the electronics to the...

Bikes don’t get much longer: Benda LFC 700 is almost as stretched as BMW R18

Bikes don’t get much longer: Benda LFC 700 is almost as stretched as BMW R18

Meet the LFC 700 from Chinese firm Benda. Unveiled as a concept under the name LF-01 last year, the production bike that’s due to make its debut this summer is set to be almost indistinguishable from...

2021 Triumph Speed Twin: Engine changes and chassis upgrades for popular retro

2021 Triumph Speed Twin: Engine changes and chassis upgrades for popular retro

Triumph have unveiled an updated version of their popular Speed Twin with a range of changes to the engine and suspension, plus a few subtle component upgrades. Related articles on MCN World's...

Seeing red: MV Agusta F3 800 Rosso unveiled

Seeing red: MV Agusta F3 800 Rosso unveiled

MV Agusta have released the F3 800 Rosso: an entry level supersports bike from the Italian marque. Related articles on MCN Tech-laden MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled 2013 MV Agusta F3 800...

Yamaha E01 electric scooter concept set for reality

Yamaha E01 electric scooter concept set for reality

It was back in 2019 that Yamaha took the wraps off their E01 concept scooter at the Tokyo Motor Show. Now, nearly two years on, a production version of the same bike is on the verge of being...

Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

UK based CCM have released another bike into their popular Spitfire lineup, this time built for people who want to have fun off-road as well as on. The Maverick takes their tried and true formula,...

BMW wave their heritage wand to create R18 Classic First Edition

BMW wave their heritage wand to create R18 Classic First Edition

You wait all day for a bus, then two come along at once. No sooner has the dust settled on the new BMW R18, they’ve released a new one aimed at laidback, two-up cruising, called...

Ducati recall Multistrada V4: Supplier issues with valve guide gear

Ducati recall Multistrada V4: Supplier issues with valve guide gear

The Ducati Multistrada V4 has been recalled due to parts issues within the new Granturismo engine. Latest news: 2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak  Related: 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S...

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

A new 2021 version of the MV Agusta Rush has been unveiled with a reworked engine and lean-sensitive electronics plus a fighter jet-inspired paintjob. Like the old bike, just 300 examples will be...

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

Harley-Davidson are launching a new all-electric motorcycle brand called LiveWire – taking the same name as their E-motorcycle. Related articles on MCN Harley-Davidson LiveWire review Harley-Davidson...

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

Piaggio have revitalised their three-wheeled MP3 scooter range to meet more stringent Euro5 regulations – offering three A2-compliant options between 278 and 493cc. The MP3 was the first-ever...

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco have launched a battery maxi-scoot that sets a new standard for combining a long range with an attractive price. Developed as an alternative to a 300cc petrol bike, the E-RT3 shares its chassis...

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha have practically perfected the art of building a brilliant new bike and then creating loads of stylish spin-offs. They’ve done that with the MT-07 and MT-09 to great effect and now the XSR125...

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna have unveiled another electric concept to add to their steadily growing 'e-mobility' quiver. The strangely named 'Vektorr' is designed to show us what Husky describe as a 'tantalising vision...

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Electric bikes have been meandering towards the mainstream for years but Husqvarna’s upcoming E-Pilen could be the first proper motorcycle to adopt a new standard for swappable batteries. That’s a big...

First ‘Chinese Norton’ debuts: Zongshen Cyclone RX6 is powered by 650 twin from the Atlas

First ‘Chinese Norton’ debuts: Zongshen Cyclone RX6 is powered by 650 twin from the Atlas

By now it should have been possible to buy Norton’s 650cc Atlas parallel twins – but the firm’s traumatic 2020 means the Chinese-made Zongshen Cyclone RX6 may actually be the first machine into...

Slice of classic Americana: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival could put the swinging sixties in your garage

Slice of classic Americana: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival could put the swinging sixties in your garage

Harley-Davidson have launched a new Icons Collection, starting with the Electra Glide Revival. The Icons Collection will be an ongoing project for Harley that will highlight classic American style...

Feel the Forza: bigger, faster and more tech-laden Honda Forza 125, 300 and 750

Feel the Forza: bigger, faster and more tech-laden Honda Forza 125, 300 and 750

Honda have unleashed a 2021 attack team in the small, mid and big-capacity scooter class as the Forza range gets a radical revamp. At the top of the tree is the Forza 750 which replaces the Integra.

CFMoto 800MT unveiled: Partnership with KTM results in Chinese brand’s first large capacity machine

CFMoto 800MT unveiled: Partnership with KTM results in Chinese brand’s first large capacity machine

CFMoto have revealed their biggest bike yet, the first fruit of a deal with KTM which sees the Chinese brand use a variety of the Austrian firm’s motors. Related articles on MCN CFMoto 650GT...

Updated Suzuki GSX-S1000 gets engine, styling and spec boost for £10,999

Updated Suzuki GSX-S1000 gets engine, styling and spec boost for £10,999

Suzuki have released this revamped version of its GSX-S1000, a naked which is more powerful, stylish and capable than ever before. 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 review The old GSX-S proved popular for many...

Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio are celebrating the 75th anniversary of their iconic Vespa model with three special editions only available in 2021. Related articles from MCN The rise, fall and rise again of Aprilia:...

Thrifty learner: Lexmoto launch new LXS 125 model

Thrifty learner: Lexmoto launch new LXS 125 model

Lexmoto have introduced a new CBT-friendly sportsbike to their range called the LXS 125. The new machine sits beside the recently updated LXR models but uses a slightly more powerful single-cylinder...

Small KTMs now have BIG ideas: Radical reinvention for all-new 125, 250 and 390 Dukes

Small KTMs now have BIG ideas: Radical reinvention for all-new 125, 250 and 390 Dukes

It’s been a decade since KTM introduced the 125 Duke and the larger 250 and 390 single-cylinder models followed soon after. Now the line-up is on the verge of a top-to-toe revamp including all-new...

Video: Walk around and startup of the new Indian Chief

Video: Walk around and startup of the new Indian Chief

Indian’s fully revamped Chief range has arrived in the UK and you’ll be able to get your hands on them in the next few weeks. Related articles on MCN 2021 Indian FTR1200 range revealed 2021...

Tech-laden MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 range raises the comfort stakes for 2021

Tech-laden MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 range raises the comfort stakes for 2021

MV Agusta have whipped the covers off their updated 2021 Turismo Veloce touring range, which now promises greater rider comfort over distance, a more modern electronics package and Euro5...

‘Perfection is worth fighting for’ - Arc creator and now owner says project is back on target

‘Perfection is worth fighting for’ - Arc creator and now owner says project is back on target

The Arc Vector burst onto the scene in late 2018, promising unparalleled performance. At the time Arc said the electric hyper bike would weigh just 220kg, produce 133bhp, fully charge from zero in 45...