New bikes

  • Kawasaki Z900RS will come in two versions

    11 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Z900RS will come in two versions

    Kawasaki will launch a retro Z900RS at this year’s Tokyo Motorcycle Show on October 25, as the Japanese firm get set to take on the likes of BMW’s R nineT family and Yamaha’s XSR900. MCN first learnt...

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  • Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    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...

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  • Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    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...

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  • Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

    11 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    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...

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  • Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

    10 October 2017 by James Archibald

    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...

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  • Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

    09 October 2017 by James Archibald

    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...

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  • Vespa go RED for charity

    06 October 2017 by James Archibald

    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...

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  • Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    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...

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  • Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

    04 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    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...

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  • New Triumph Speedmaster unveiled today

    03 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New Triumph Speedmaster unveiled today

    The new Triumph Speedmaster will be officially unveiled later today, after Triumph released a teaser video in September. As is the norm with teaser videos, very little is shown of the actual bike, but...

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  • MV Agusta and Lewis Hamilton reveal F4 LH44

    28 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta and Lewis Hamilton reveal F4 LH44

    MV Agusta and Formula One star Lewis Hamilton have again teamed up to release a special edition bike, the latest one being the F4 LH44, which MV Agusta have now officially unveiled. The bike will cost...

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  • Casey Stoner tests Ducati Panigale V4

    28 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    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...

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  • Norton's V4 Lives!

    22 September 2017 by Richard Newland & Oli Rushby

    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...

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  • Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    19 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    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...

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  • 2018 Yamaha X-MAX 125 revealed

    13 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    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...

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  • Teaser video all but confirms new Gold Wing

    12 September 2017 by MCN News

    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...

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  • Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

    07 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    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...

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  • New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

    05 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    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...

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  • New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    04 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    Ducati have released pictures of a new 2018 paintscheme for their XDiavel S; Iceberg White, and the public will be able to see the bike in the flesh at this week's Faaker See Rally in Austria. As well...

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  • Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

    29 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    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...

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  • New BMW F750GS spied

    24 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    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...

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  • New entry-level Triumphs on the way

    16 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    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...

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  • Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

    10 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    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...

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  • Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

    03 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    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...

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  • BMW's radical new S1000RR

    03 August 2017 by Richard Newland

    BMW's radical new S1000RR

    BMW is about to rip the superbike sector apart with a major makeover of its S1000RR. Since the sports missile landed in 2010 the Japanese and Italians have been busy catching up. The playing field is...

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