New Motorcycles | 2022 and Upcoming Models

New motorcycles for 2022 - upcoming bike models and in-depth features from the world's best motorcycling publication, MCN. Get everything we know about the big launches, reveals, spy shots and teasers right here, first. 

Honda NT1100: a slimmed-down Africa Twin for the roads and for under £12k!

Honda NT1100: a slimmed-down Africa Twin for the roads and for under £12k!

Honda have brought touring back into focus with its new NT1100 – an Africa Twin based sports tourer that has modern performance, old-school practicality and a sensible price tag. Honda say they made...

Supermono for the 21st century: Ducati veteran Terblanche reworks the legendary racer

Supermono for the 21st century: Ducati veteran Terblanche reworks the legendary racer

The man behind some of the most memorable Ducatis of all time, Pierre Terblanche, has reimagined the Supermono to help launch the new Barber Advanced Design Centre. Related articles on MCN NCCR turn...

Spyshots: KTM 890 goes SuperMoto - is this a new SMT?

Spyshots: KTM 890 goes SuperMoto - is this a new SMT?

New spyshots have emerged that show KTM working on another model in their 890 family. Beginning life as the 790, the 890 models appeared last year as a natural evolution incorporating the Duke and two...

Ducati add new Urban Motard and 1100 Tribute Pro models to 2022 retro Scrambler line-up

Ducati add new Urban Motard and 1100 Tribute Pro models to 2022 retro Scrambler line-up

Ducati have added to their already extensive retro Scrambler line-up for 2022 – introducing the seventies-inspired 1100 Tribute Pro and the beaky, road-focussed Urban Motard.   Starting with the...

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR updated, meant to be easier to live with

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR updated, meant to be easier to live with

The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is among the firm’s most popular bikes, and it’s been updated with a new engine, chassis and electronics suite. The idea, so MV say, is to keep things as fun and zippy as...

Cake Kalk AP electric bikes enter service with anti-poaching effort

Cake Kalk AP electric bikes enter service with anti-poaching effort

Swedish electric bike maker Cake have made their first delivery of their Kalk AP bikes to help the fight against poachers in Africa. Rangers have long used off-road bikes to quickly navigate the bush,...

Honda confirm NT1100 release for October 21

Honda confirm NT1100 release for October 21

Honda have released a teaser video for the upcoming NT1100 that confirms its release as October 21. The video is titled ‘New Touring Era’ and shows standard teaser video stuff – handsome couple riding...

Put a ring on it: MV Agusta launch Nürburgring special edition Brutale

Put a ring on it: MV Agusta launch Nürburgring special edition Brutale

Masters of the limited edition, MV have unveiled another short-run model, this time a modified version of their hypernaked Brutale. Called the Nürburgring after the iconic German track, the bike is...

Mid-sized Multi: Ducati welcome more riders to the adventure segment with lighter Multistrada V2

Mid-sized Multi: Ducati welcome more riders to the adventure segment with lighter Multistrada V2

Ducati are doing away with their aging Multistrada 950 range for 2022, revealing a new lighter, more approachable Multistrada V2 line-up in its place, complete with a 47bhp version for A2 licence...

Zongshen Cyclone RA9: Aprilia-derived V-twin is a near production-ready concept

Zongshen Cyclone RA9: Aprilia-derived V-twin is a near production-ready concept

Zongshen might not be a brand that sparks many emotions for European riders but among the hordes of Chinese bike firms it’s a well-respected company that’s been around for decades. Related articles on...

New for old: Kawasaki give their Z650 the retro RS treatment

New for old: Kawasaki give their Z650 the retro RS treatment

Kawasaki have expanded their retro naked model range to include the A2-friendly Z650RS. Clearly targeted at younger riders, the Z650RS is to the Z900RS as the Z650-B1 was to the Z1 back in the 1970s...

Three new 300s ready to roll from CFMoto

Three new 300s ready to roll from CFMoto

Chinese firm CFMoto have reinvented their range of 300cc singles with three new models. The new 300 CL-X will be joined by a revamped 300NK naked roadster and a high-spec 300SR-R sports model. Details...

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT unveiled: naked roadster gets the Grand Tour treatment

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT unveiled: naked roadster gets the Grand Tour treatment

Suzuki have unveiled a new sports touring version of their recently updated GSX-S1000 called the GT. The new bike uses the same 150bhp K5 GSX-R engine as the naked bike but wrapped in a new set of...

Triumph Tiger 900 gets the James Bond treatment

Triumph Tiger 900 gets the James Bond treatment

To celebrate the long-awaited release of James Bond: No Time to Die, Triumph have announced a Bond Edition of another of their models. Related articles on MCN Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition The...

New MV Agusta F3 RR sheds weight, increases stiffness and adds aero to go in search of lap records

New MV Agusta F3 RR sheds weight, increases stiffness and adds aero to go in search of lap records

MV Agusta have unveiled a new F3 RR that’s been engineered to set blistering lap times just as WSS have announced that 800cc triples will be allowed to compete alongside the 600 fours – what an...

Race-inspired Zero creates a buzz: Quickstrike carbon kit turns SR/F into Pikes Peak tribute model

Race-inspired Zero creates a buzz: Quickstrike carbon kit turns SR/F into Pikes Peak tribute model

Electric brand Zero have added race-inspired style to their top-spec SR/F model with this new limited-edition bodykit. Called the Quickstrike it’s a restyling package of special carbon-fibre and...

Sharper Kawasaki Z900 SE gets improved suspension and more stopping power

Sharper Kawasaki Z900 SE gets improved suspension and more stopping power

Kawasaki’s Z900 naked is getting the SE treatment; with the more premium model complete with better Brembo brakes, revised forks, and an Öhlins shock joining the line-up in December 2021. Starting up...

All the fun of the fairing: Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR unveiled

All the fun of the fairing: Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR unveiled

Triumph are no strangers to building thoroughly modern bikes that draw on styling inspiration from yesteryear and that’s exactly what they’ve done with this new Speed Triple 1200 RR. Read our full...

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

The retro-inspired L-plate-friendly Bullit Bluroc 125 hit dealers on Monday, March 9 2020 costing just £1999. It was released alongside a 250cc, V-twin version. Related: Learn to ride with...

Hubless Verge TS electric combines super-efficient performance with next-gen looks

Hubless Verge TS electric combines super-efficient performance with next-gen looks

Hot from the continent comes the Verge TS – a hubless electric bike that could change the way we think about motorcycle design. Verge are a Finnish company, previously known as RMK (see below), who...

BMW electric concepts give glimpse of the future of personal mobility

BMW electric concepts give glimpse of the future of personal mobility

BMW have released a new electric vehicle concept that’s neither motorcycle nor scooter, but which is aimed at pulling youngsters into the brand. Related articles on MCN BMW CE 04 electric scooter...

Buell back on track: Famous US brand set for yet another rebirth – starting with 182bhp ‘Hammerhead’ superbike

Buell back on track: Famous US brand set for yet another rebirth – starting with 182bhp ‘Hammerhead’ superbike

Buell motorcycles are returning to full production once more with the company well on the way to launching their first new bike: the 1190RX ‘Hammerhead’. Related articles on MCN Erik Buell starts...

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...

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 white...

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 most...

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...

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,...