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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...

Harley-Davidson tease two new Softails

Harley-Davidson tease two new Softails

As if loads of new middleweights and electric bikes wasn’t enough, Harley-Davidson have teased two new models in their ‘More Roads to Harley-Davidson’ video. Just over halfway through, Harley gives us...

Harley-Davidson Streetfighter 975 and Custom 1250 announced

Harley-Davidson Streetfighter 975 and Custom 1250 announced

Last year Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich promised to bring 2 million new riders to motorcycling over the next 10 years along with 100 new models. Now they’ve announced how they’re doing it – with a...

Harley-Davidson Pan America adventure bike unveiled

Harley-Davidson Pan America adventure bike unveiled

In a seismic announcement, the aftershock of which will be felt for years to come, Harley-Davidson have announced an enormous fleet of new bikes, powered by a brand new engine and spearheaded by the...

KTM 790 Adventure R: “It's ideal for a blast with mates”

KTM 790 Adventure R: “It's ideal for a blast with mates”

KTM’s new 790 Adventure R has been looking like the hottest bike of 2019 for a little while now. In short they’ve paired a retuned engine from the KTM 790 Duke with an adventure bike chassis and...

Sneak preview: New Ducati Diavel is cornering king

Sneak preview: New Ducati Diavel is cornering king

The 2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S is set to be the most advanced super-cruiser the world has ever seen and will see of most sportsbikes. With over 150bhp and gut-wrenching torque, combined with...

2019 Kawasaki KX450 unveiled

2019 Kawasaki KX450 unveiled

Kawasaki have released details surrounding the new 2019 Kawasaki KX450 motocross bike, which boasts a more powerful engine and a lighter aluminium chassis than its predecessor. Aimed squarely at...

Levis V6 Cafe Racer unveiled

Levis V6 Cafe Racer unveiled

Levis are poised to make a return to motorcycle manufacturing with a five-bike range that will be spearheaded by this bold and revolutionary V6 Café Racer. The brainchild of two pioneering automotive...

Husqvarna reveal details of revised FS450 supermoto

Husqvarna reveal details of revised FS450 supermoto

Husqvarna have just revealed details of their revised FS450 supermoto and it is the most advanced we’ve ever seen. A tweaked motor makes 63bhp while weighing just 27kg, and there is a new frame, which...

New extra sporty Ducati Diavel spied in testing

New extra sporty Ducati Diavel spied in testing

When Ducati unveiled the Diavel in 2010, we were bowled over by the mad combination of cruiser stance combined with sporty handling and a superbike engine. Now spy pics show that Ducati are working on...

First look: KTM 790 Adventure R

First look: KTM 790 Adventure R

After months of concepts, spy shots and speculation, KTM have officially announced that the 790 Adventure R will go into production in 2019. KTM made the announcement at their European Adventure...

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

BMW’s decision to enter the mid-sized scooter market this year was based on numbers. Worldwide, this sector sells a constant 35-40,000 units a year, so represents a stable market in which to make an...

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition unveiled

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition unveiled

At IWM Duxford, under the watchful eye of a Douglas Dakota, Royal Enfield unveiled the Classic 500 Pegasus - a limited edition version of the Classic 500 styled on the WWII-era RE/WD 125cc Flying...

KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

Taking the KTM 300EXC TPI off-road in Hertfordshire is a far cry from the world launch I was lucky to attend at Erzberg in Austria last year. At the launch it was all about flat out, monster third...

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 review: 'the Sportster we've been waiting for'

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 review: 'the Sportster we've been waiting for'

In a continued effort to fulfil their promise to release 100 new models over the next 10 years, Harley-Davidson have unveiled two new Sportsters powered by the 1200cc Evolution engine: The Iron 1200...

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

Ducati’s 959 Panigale is the connoisseur’s sportsbike. Just like the still-brilliant Suzuki GSX-R750 it’s less about brute power and more about big corner speed.  With a relatively modest 148bhp...

MCN first ride of Yamaha’s updated Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT incoming

MCN first ride of Yamaha’s updated Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT incoming

MCN will be riding Yamaha’s new Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT models tomorrow in Spain. And, rather predictably for this year, it’s probably going to be raining… Both Tracer models feature an updated...

First ride of Husqvarna’s Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 incoming

First ride of Husqvarna’s Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 incoming

MCN will be riding Husqvarna’s two new 401 models tomorrow – the café racer-styled Vitpilen and the more rugged-looking Svartpilen. Priced at £5599, both Husqvarna models are powered by KTM’s 390 Duke...

Kymco Ionex electric scooter unveiled

Kymco Ionex electric scooter unveiled

Ahead of the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, which we’ll be covering over the next few days, Kymco have unveiled the Ionex electric scooter that they say eliminates all the barriers to going green. What are...

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

Ducati might have sold 46,000 Scramblers since its January 2015 release, but they’re gunning for an even bigger slice of the retro pie with their big-engined new £10,695 Scrambler 1100. Larger and...