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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...

Intermot: Indian debut 2019 Chieftain

Intermot: Indian debut 2019 Chieftain

The Indian Chieftain gets a sharp redesign for 2019 with cleaner lines and a smaller overall profile. The panniers have harder edges and sit tight against the huge silencers, and new badging on the...

Intermot: KTM release 450 Rally Replica

Intermot: KTM release 450 Rally Replica

There are adventure bikes, and then there are rally bikes that are so in-your- face exceptional that they can’t even tell the difference between smooth tarmac and a boulder field. The new KTM 450...

Smart tech for all new 2019 Yamaha WR450F

Smart tech for all new 2019 Yamaha WR450F

Details have been released of the 2019 Yamaha WR450F and there are lots of new features aimed at making the bike as adaptable as possible. The engine is all-new, as is the YZ450F-based bilateral beam...

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - the story

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - the story

The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT broke cover at Intermot, Cologne in 2018. The new bike gets a raft of technical upgrades including a 6.5” TFT dash, Quickshifter+ and lean-angle sensitivity for braking...

2019 Ninja ZX-10R - the story

2019 Ninja ZX-10R - the story

MCN has already ridden this bike. Full Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R review on MCN. With a fourth world title freshly in the bag for Jonathan Rea over the weekend, you’d think Kawasaki might take a year off...

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2: the story

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2: the story

There’s something exciting and dangerous looking about the Kawasaki Ninja H2, and with even more power on tap for 2019 it’s certainly not going to be losing many traffic light grand prix. Click the...

Intermot: Ducati's hot new Scramblers unveiled

Intermot: Ducati's hot new Scramblers unveiled

Ducati changed the retro scene when they thudded into view with their air-cooled 803cc Scrambler family back in 2015. The cute mix of peppy-but-flexible engine, attractive but quirky styling and that...

Video: Secrets of the Triumph Moto2 765 explored

Video: Secrets of the Triumph Moto2 765 explored

Next year Triumph will take over from Honda as engine supplier for Moto2, MotoGP’s feeder class. The UK firm are using a motor based on their Street Triple 765 powerplant, which has been tested over...

BMW release full details of 2019 R1250GS

BMW release full details of 2019 R1250GS

BMW have unveiled full details of their incoming R1250GS after a video explaining the new engine and including images of the bike itself was leaked online last week.  Related: 2019 BMW R1250GS...

Can-Am release new Ryker three wheeler

Can-Am release new Ryker three wheeler

Can-Am have released a new cheaper model called the Ryker, which is aimed at a younger audience. Starting from just £8699, the Ryker follows the same three-wheeled concept as the Spyder but it’s...

Video: Kawasaki's homologation ZX-10RR

Video: Kawasaki's homologation ZX-10RR

Kawasaki have unveiled the 500-run special edition of their 2019 ZX-10R, the ZX-10RR at an event in Japan. The demanding Kawasaki Autopolis test track is 4.6km long, the perfect place to test their...

Ducati unveil 2019 Scrambler 800

Ducati unveil 2019 Scrambler 800

In a bid to regain their retro crown, Ducati have revealed an updated Scrambler 800 that apes the style and tech features of their new Scrambler 1100. They’ve also redefined where the word ‘scramble’...

Video: Indian release details of 2019 Chief models

Video: Indian release details of 2019 Chief models

Indian Motorcycles have announced updates to their 2019 Chief models, with both gaining improvements to engines and electronics packages. The Chief Vintage and Chief Dark Horse will get three...

Updated KTM 1090 gets new lease of life

Updated KTM 1090 gets new lease of life

The KTM 1090 Adventure is an accomplished machine, especially the off-road focused R, but sales have struggled in the face of competition from the Austrian brand's own KTM 1290 Adventure. With the...

Gun manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils two new electric motorcycles

Gun manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils two new electric motorcycles

Russian arms producers Kalashnikov have revealed two new electric motorcycles, with both machines offering rugged all-terrain looks and trail bike inspired characteristics. Produced by the same firm...

Harley-Davidson announce further model updates for 2019 range

Harley-Davidson announce further model updates for 2019 range

American cruiser experts Harley-Davidson have unveiled a series of updates to their CVO, trike and touring ranges for 2019, including new colour schemes, audio systems and improved handling...

Harley unleash new FXDR performance cruiser

Harley unleash new FXDR performance cruiser

Harley-Davidson's new performance cruiser looks set to have the ‘go’ to match its drag-strip styling. The new, street fighter-style FXDR doesn’t just have Harley’s latest, most torquey Big Twin...

Recall issued for new Alta electric enduros

Recall issued for new Alta electric enduros

In a letter published online, the US Department of Transportation has issued a safety recall for the Alta Redshift EXR and MXR electric bikes. The problem was described as follows: "Alta Motors (Alta)...

Spied! Will Ducati release a revamped Hypermotard for 2019?

Spied! Will Ducati release a revamped Hypermotard for 2019?

This spy shot sugggests Ducati will release a revamped Hypermotard for 2019, with a new engine that paves the way for a major makeover of the Italian firm’s middleweight range. As well as what looks...

KTM RC390R: 'Ultimate A2-licence bike almost worth the money'

KTM RC390R: 'Ultimate A2-licence bike almost worth the money'

KTM’s £7699 RC390R is the ultimate A2-spec bike – if any new riders have the cash to ride one, says MCN Road Tester Bruce Dunn. "Based on the popular 44bhp single-cylinder race rep, the R is the...