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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...

Exclusive spy shots: Triumph testing 1200 Scrambler with true off-road potential

Exclusive spy shots: Triumph testing 1200 Scrambler with true off-road potential

Back when the Bonnie was air-cooled, Triumph’s Scrambler 900 was arguably the coolest retro of the lot. It looked great, it could shift on the road and at the time it was the only model with a...

First ride: 2018 Honda Gold Wing is 'light years ahead of the old Wing'

First ride: 2018 Honda Gold Wing is 'light years ahead of the old Wing'

For seventeen years the previous Honda Gold Wing was a staple of Honda’s range. Introduced in 2001, it provided smooth, sophisticated but heavyweight transport to almost an entire generation of...

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

KTM is set to dethrone the naked middleweight class royalty with their new £8499 790 Duke. Yamaha and Triumph should be worried.  For years the Yamaha MT-07 has been the go-to choice for riders...

Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

Despite what its name might suggest, the H2 SX is neither a supercharged H2 with added panniers and screen nor the best-selling Z1000SX with the H2’s 197bhp engine wedged in. No, the H2 SX is much,...

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

There are many reasons why you should buy a BMW R1200GS. For its size, it’s an incredible motorcycle. It wins just about every MCN adventure group test and is so universally loved it’s the best...

Suzuki quietly working on a new Busa

Suzuki quietly working on a new Busa

If you look at Suzuki’s line up of bikes for 2018, you would be forgiven for saying they’re having a fallow year. With the exception of colour changes, the SV650X is their only real new bike and...

New CCM Spitfire Bobber unveiled at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

New CCM Spitfire Bobber unveiled at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

In February last year, CCM used the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show to unveil the Spitfire: a handmade flat track styled bike made in limited numbers. It was such a runaway success for CCM,...

Hot new KTM RC390 R

Hot new KTM RC390 R

Love the KTM RC390 but it’s not quite sharp enough for you? Well you’re in luck as KTM have announced the RC390 R – a homologated, limited edition version that’s just a race kit away from Supersport...

2018's hottest bikes and their secrets

2018's hottest bikes and their secrets

Hurray! It's officially 2018, which means there's not long to wait until we get to ride some of the amazing bikes unveiled at the back end of last year. To get us in the mood, we spoke to some of the...

2018's hottest bikes and their secrets

2018's hottest bikes and their secrets

Hurrah! It's officially 2018, which means there's not long to wait until we get to ride some of the amazing bikes unveiled at the back end of last year. To get us in the mood, we spoke to some of the...

BMW are planning a pocket-rocket

BMW are planning a pocket-rocket

TVS have just released the Apache RR 310, a lightweight sportsbike that should be big news for BMW fans. Eh – BMW? Back in 2013, the German brand struck a deal with Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS...

Levis blasts back

Levis blasts back

Levis motorcycles are blasting back with this stunning – and very clever – torque-laden V6 cafe racer.  The story behind the rebirth of the British bike firm started in 2004 when an English...

Wolf in Sym’s clothing

Wolf in Sym’s clothing

The mini adventure segment is hotting up with BMW, Suzuki and Kawasaki all releasing 300cc adventure bikes and now Sym are getting in on the act with the Trazer 200. The Trazer 200 is a lightweight...

Evoke Urban S electric bike coming to the UK

Evoke Urban S electric bike coming to the UK

The Evoke Urban S is the latest bike to join the electric market in the UK, and will be available next year. The bike produces a claimed 25bhp via the 19kW hub motor and has a claimed speed of 81mph -...

Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

Honda have revealed an A2 licence-friendly CB300R that apes the look of the firm's eye-catching new-for-2018 CB1000R.  Like the 1000cc machine, it’s a band-new bike for next year and looks to be...