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Suzuki Katana 2019 - the MCN guide and model history

Suzuki Katana 2019 - the MCN guide and model history

Suzuki have revealed their big, new, retro bruiser, the GSX-S1000-based Katana, will cost £11,399 when it arrives in dealers in late April. We've already ridden it on the launch, and now we're looking...

Piaggio reveals most powerful Vespa GTS ever

Piaggio reveals most powerful Vespa GTS ever

Piaggio have announced the first details of the 2019 Vespa GTS 300 HPE, which is the most powerful and fuel-efficient engine in the firm’s history, boasting peak power of 23.5bhp. More from...

Mutt Super 4 roadster celebrates 1970s Japanese classics

Mutt Super 4 roadster celebrates 1970s Japanese classics

Birmingham cool kids Mutt have made a name for themselves with an array of trendy, low-capacity machines that's seen them curry favour with the likes of James May and Tom Hardy and now they’ve...

Yamaha's 2019 Tracer 700GT explored

Yamaha's 2019 Tracer 700GT explored

Yamaha have revealed that their popular Tracer 700 will recieve the GT treatment for 2019, gaining an adjustable larger touring screen, roomy, comfortable padded seat and a set of...

Exploring Royal Enfield's stunning V-twin Concept KX

Exploring Royal Enfield's stunning V-twin Concept KX

Royal Enfield stunned the world in Milan by unveiling this Concept KX bobber - a modern re-imagining of a 1930s Royal Enfield model. They say the project was started to show the talents of their...

Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 | news, launch date and price

Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 | news, launch date and price

Husqvarna have confirmed that the new Svartpilen 701 model, revealed at EICMA 2018 in Milan, costs £8899. We've already ridden it, so click here for our review. According to their show press...

Pricing released for 2019 KTM 690 SMC R and Enduro models

Pricing released for 2019 KTM 690 SMC R and Enduro models

KTM have revealed the prices for their new 690 SMC R and 690 Enduro R, first shown at EICMA in Milan. The new bikes replace the models that were discontinued in 2017 and were shown alongside the KTM...

Exploring Honda's CRF450L Rally concept

Exploring Honda's CRF450L Rally concept

Honda have been whetting the appetite of their off-road centric fanbase with a stunning new CRF450L Rally concept bike, first revealed at the Eicma show in Milan earlier this month, before being...

Herald reveal Brute 500 concept at Motorcycle Live

Herald reveal Brute 500 concept at Motorcycle Live

Cambridgeshire-based small bike company Herald have revealed a new Brute 500 concept at Motorcycle Live, which aims to be the firm's first British-built motorcycle. The machine has been designed,...

Gladstone Motorcycles release new SE bobber

Gladstone Motorcycles release new SE bobber

Bespoke British brand Gladstone Motorcycles have unveiled a new model following their original Gladstone No.1 bobber, launched in 2013.  The new bike, dubbed the SE, is "a slightly lazier,...

Lexmoto Aspire offers cheap freedom to sixteeners

Lexmoto Aspire offers cheap freedom to sixteeners

Low-capacity motorcycle specialists, Lexmoto, have revealed a new four-speed, four-stroke 50cc motorcycle at Motorcycle Live, aimed squarely at 16-year-olds taking their first steps into two...

Fantic unveil hardcore Rally Caballero and electric version

Fantic unveil hardcore Rally Caballero and electric version

We loved the Fantic Caballero 250 Scrambler when we rode it and now they’ve unveiled an even more capable off-road version dubbed the ‘Rally’. Featuring longer travel (200mm) USD forks, which are...

Video: Kymco stuns world with SuperNEX electric superbike

Video: Kymco stuns world with SuperNEX electric superbike

Just months after unveiling their next-generation electric scooter, Kymco have dramatically upped the stakes and unveiled the SuperNEX – an electric superbike for a whole new generation. Kymco say...

Eicma 2018: Aprilia RSV4 RR gets new paint schemes and an optional track kit

Eicma 2018: Aprilia RSV4 RR gets new paint schemes and an optional track kit

Alongside introducing a new 1078cc RSV4 1100 Factory superbike at Eicma in Milan, Aprilia have also introduced updates to their RSV4 RR litre-superbike. Although the bike remains technically unchanged...

Eicma 2018: Benelli unveil 752S naked middleweight

Eicma 2018: Benelli unveil 752S naked middleweight

Benelli have unveiled an exciting new sporty naked middleweight at Eicma 2018 in Milan. The Benelli 752S uses a 750cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine making 75bhp (the same as a Suzuki SV650X),...

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil Vitpilen 701 Aero concept

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil Vitpilen 701 Aero concept

Husqvarna have unveiled a new concept for a faired sporty single at EICMA 2018. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero is a retro-inspired motorbike built around the firm’s Vitpilen 701...

Triumph Speed Twin: the story

Triumph Speed Twin: the story

When Triumph set out to develop their new Speed Twin the goal was to create a bike that combined the style of a modern classic with the performance and handling of a modern roadster. Also read:...

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil EE 5 electric motorcycle

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil EE 5 electric motorcycle

Husqvarna’s first electric motorbike will arrive at authorised dealers in the summer of 2019. The Husqvarna EE 5 is aimed at young riders and makes just shy of...

EICMA: BMW reveal C400GT scooter for 2019

EICMA: BMW reveal C400GT scooter for 2019

BMW have unveiled a new Gran Turismo middleweight scooter at EICMA 2018 in Milan. The BMW C400GT will sit alongside the BMW C400X as a long-range touring version of the popular scooter. Using the same...

Eicma 2018: BMW reveal new R1250R and RS

Eicma 2018: BMW reveal new R1250R and RS

As well as the new R1250GSA, BMW have just unveiled a new R1250R and RS, which are the naked and sport-touring versions of the flagship adventure machine. Read the full 2019-on BMW R1250GS review...

Eicma 2018: Yamaha XSR700 XTribute launched

Eicma 2018: Yamaha XSR700 XTribute launched

Harking back to the now legendary 1981 XT500 trail bike, the new XTribute is an XSR700-based reimagining of the 80s do-it-all. While it’s a long way from being a true descendant (the new Ténéré 700 is...

Eicma 2018: Yamaha Niken GT unveiled

Eicma 2018: Yamaha Niken GT unveiled

When we first tested the Niken we couldn’t help but think what a great tourer it would make – and now it seems Yamaha have hasd the same realisation, and delivered with a new Niken GT. Building on the...

Video: Kawasaki reveal details of 2019 ZX-6R

Video: Kawasaki reveal details of 2019 ZX-6R

Kawasaki have released the full details of their 2019 ZX-6R, which features a raft of new electronics, as well as reworked styling. Retaining the firm’s 636cc inline-four engine, which first appeared...

New 2000cc British naked!

New 2000cc British naked!

South West England bike dealer Moto Corsa have announced ambitions to become a low-volume motorcycle manufacturer by this week unveiling their first machine. They plan to produce up to 20 of the...

New Yamaha YZF-R3 brings MotoGP aggression to the A2 class

New Yamaha YZF-R3 brings MotoGP aggression to the A2 class

Yamaha have been bossing the bottom end of the supersport market for years with their YZF-R125, and 2019 sees an even more radical new version of that model reach our shores – and now the firm has...

Ducati release first teaser of new off-road model

Ducati release first teaser of new off-road model

Ducati have released a first teaser image for a new off-road model, promising further information will be released on October 12. Stay tuned: 12 October a new bike is coming! ⌚️11 am CEST ...

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggo Group have started taking deposits of £550 for their Vespa Elettrica scooter online. The remaining balance of the £5999 price will be settled with a local dealer. MCN MODEL GUIDES Triumph...

Peugeot unveil new motorbike concept at Paris Motor Show

Peugeot unveil new motorbike concept at Paris Motor Show

Peugeot have unveiled a new concept motorcycle in two different formats at the Paris Motor Show. The P2X was shown in a 125cc roadster and 300cc café racer format with a neo-retro feel. MORE NEW BIKE...

Intermot: Suzuki release A2-friendly GSX-S750

Intermot: Suzuki release A2-friendly GSX-S750

Suzuki have unveiled a sub-47bhp version of their GSX-S750 middleweight naked, designed to be legal for riders who possess an A2 licence. Related: full Suzuki GSX-S750 review on MCN Although details...

Intermot: Horex launch new six

Intermot: Horex launch new six

Oddball manufacturer Horex used its home event, Intermot, to showcase a new version of its VR6-engined nakeds – and indicated that they may be coming to the UK. Designed and built near Munich, the...

Intermot: 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 full details released

Intermot: 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 full details released

The full details of the 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 have been released and it has a raft of upgrades from the current model, including a brand-new chassis and an uprated engine. Now in its twelth year of...

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Twin

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Twin

Forget your Bonnevilles, Thruxtons and Bobbers, the Street Twin is actually Triumph’s biggest selling individual model in their modern classic range – and after the raft of updates they’ve just...

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Scrambler

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Scrambler

The Triumph Street Scrambler benefits from a rather decent hike in performance for 2019, much like the new Street Twin, both unveiled at Intermot 2018. After being originally launched in 2017, the...

Intermot: Aprilia update Shiver 900

Intermot: Aprilia update Shiver 900

The Aprilia Shiver 900 has had some lovely detail changes for 2019, with the lead amongst them being a new exhaust aimed at venting its gasses more effectively and new colour schemes dubbed...

Intermot: Moto Guzzi unveil V9 Bobber Sport

Intermot: Moto Guzzi unveil V9 Bobber Sport

Moto Guzzi have unveiled a new Sport version of their Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, featuring oversized tyres, a lower single seat and black pipework in an attempt to look mean and moody. The Guzzi also has...

Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

BMW have announced an R1250RT to be released alongside their headline-grabbing R1250GS model. The RT used to be seen as an ‘old man’s bike’ – a dependable high-miler that offered cosseting comfort and...