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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...

Herald expand 125 range for 2018

Herald expand 125 range for 2018

Funky small bike company Herald will expand their 125cc range significantly for 2018, and two of the new bikes are expected to be available in December this year. The Café 125 and the Classic 125 are...

Kymco unveil three wheel concept

Kymco unveil three wheel concept

Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco unveiled two concept scooters at this week's Milan Show, one of which has three wheels. Kymco are classing both bikes as 'adventure tourers', although there doesn't look...

Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

Brough Superior are still very much the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, and with the full production SS100 MK2 now on sale in the UK, the firm is genuinely back in business. But just as we’ve become used...

Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

Historic manufacturer Mondial announced their return in 2015, with the unveiling of the Hipster 125 and Hipster 250. In 2016 they also revealed the Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125, and now, at this...

Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

It looks like Moto Guzzi are gearing up for another stab at the adventure bike market with the announcement of the V85 concept in Milan.  The bike is completely new from top-to-bottom and will...

Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

Spanish firm Bultaco are best known for their off-road motorcycle from the '60s and '70s, and now the recently revived manufacturer are looking to the future with their range of electric bicycles -...

Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheel manufacturer in India, have unveiled a new adventure concept at the Milan Show, dubbed the Xpulse. Hero have revealed very little information about the concept,...

KTM’s dirty ensemble

KTM’s dirty ensemble

Along with KTM’s new headline bikes, the 790 Duke and also the 790 Adventure concept come a few more machines to boot. And, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and can’t wait for the 790...

KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, confirmed to MCN last year that the new 790 Duke would be closely followed by an Adventure version – and here’s the barely-disguised prototype to prove it.  With...

MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

MV Agusta’s Dragster 800 RR is the latest bike in the Italian firm’s range to get an update for 2018.  The three-cylinder 798cc engine will be following most other models in the range with...

Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

Alongside the supercharged H2 SX and Z900RS Café Racer, Kawasaki also teased two upcoming model at their press conference in Milan today - the Ninja 125 and Z125. Only the silhouettes of the bikes...

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian’s Scout and Chieftain ranges have started to gain a strong following – deservedly – while their FTR750 flat track racing programme decimated the establishment in 2017, taking the championship...

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide gives you two bikes in one

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide gives you two bikes in one

Harley embarked on a revolution earlier in 2017 with the release of a whole new family of Softails that succeeded the old family, and completely absorbed the Dyna dynasty into its new chassis...

New BMW K1600 Grand America – a Bagger with a boot

New BMW K1600 Grand America – a Bagger with a boot

BMW’s K1600GT is a technological marvel and perfect for thumping out the miles but it’s physically massive – the seat is quite high, it weighs a tonne and it’s just a generally intimidating package.

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda revealed the new CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports models at a swanky press conference in Milan last night, but they're not just showcasing production bikes at this year's EICMA. Enter...

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

We are currently in Milan, Italy, preparing to give you all the latest from the leading motorcycle manufacturers and what they have in store for 2018. Below is our live feed from the week's events,...

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

Have bike, will travel is the message Yamaha are sending out with the new Super Tenere Raid Edition. Built to go anywhere with lots of kit – even that Nick Sanders chap has one. The Raid Edition...