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2020 Ducati Panigale V2: The story

2020 Ducati Panigale V2: The story

We've ridden this new bike on road and track, so don't forget to check out our 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 review on MCN. The Ducati Panigale V2 is a new name for the 959. It gets a completely new design...

Chrome-covered Kawasaki W800 adds touch of class to 2020 range

Chrome-covered Kawasaki W800 adds touch of class to 2020 range

Kawasaki’s 2020 range is not all going to be about brute force and horsepower, with a classy-looking new W800 being added to the existing Street and Café models. The new arrival has a 19in front...

2020 Indian Challenger engine details revealed

2020 Indian Challenger engine details revealed

Indian have revealed details of their new PowerPlus V-twin engine - a motor that will appear in the 2020 Challenger. This 1769cc lump generates 119bhp and 131ft-lb of torque, but apparently pays...

Triumph reveal 2020 Street Triple RS - the story

Triumph reveal 2020 Street Triple RS - the story

Triumph have officially unveiled a new Street Triple RS which comes packed with Moto2 know-how and a mighty mid-range that should blow away its middleweight naked rivals. 2020 Triumph Street Triple...

Associated British Motorcycles reveal radical new 765 Moto2 racer

Associated British Motorcycles reveal radical new 765 Moto2 racer

Legendary builder Tony Scott turns his hand to the new Triumph 765 There’s a brand new 765 Moto2 weapon on track but it’s not rolled out of the Triumph factory – it’s actually the brainchild of...

Ducati Monster 1200 S gains 'Black on Black' livery

Ducati Monster 1200 S gains 'Black on Black' livery

Ducati’s Monster 1200 S will sport a new 'Black on Black' livery for 2020, combining strips of matt and gloss black paint alongside streaks of red to create a new understated design to sit alongside...

2020 Indians get new Thunder Stroke 116 engine plus new tech

2020 Indians get new Thunder Stroke 116 engine plus new tech

Indian have unveiled a host of updates for their 'heavyweight' models including the massive new Thunder Stroke 116 engine. The real star of the show is the new Roadmaster Dark Horse, which effective...

Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 to be auctioned for Carlin Dunne Foundation

Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 to be auctioned for Carlin Dunne Foundation

Ducati will auction a Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 in support of the Carlin Dunne Foundation, which was set up in the road racer’s name following his death at the 2019 Pikes Peak races. Ducati...

Yamaha reveal all-new WR250F for 2020

Yamaha reveal all-new WR250F for 2020

Yamaha have revealed their most powerful WR250F enduro to date, complete with a YZ250F motocross-derived engine, new chassis and revised suspension.  Now in its twentieth year of production, this...

Indian reveal Scout Bobber Twenty

Indian reveal Scout Bobber Twenty

Indian have unveiled the Scout Bobber Twenty and the Scout 100th Anniversary to celebrate the centenary milestone of the iconic American cruiser. Alongside the announcement of the two new models,...

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 engine tech explained

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 engine tech explained

Triumph have revealed the full details of their long-awaited Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, which is the Hinckley-based firm’s most advanced sportsbike to date. Full review: We've ridden the...

Limited edition Norton Dominator Street unveiled

Limited edition Norton Dominator Street unveiled

Norton Motorcycles are to build 50 dramatic-looking Dominator Street machines after feedback from fans of the British firm and are appealing for £5m of investment as it gears up to build more new...

Prototype of new Royal Enfield 500cc single spied testing

Prototype of new Royal Enfield 500cc single spied testing

Spy pictures have emerged of a Royal Enfield testing a brand new version of their classic Bullet single. Read more about the history of the Royal Enfield Bullet here The Bullet is the mainstay of...

Curtiss Zeus 8 officially official, will enter production in 2020

Curtiss Zeus 8 officially official, will enter production in 2020

The mad-looking electric motorcycle above is the Curtiss Zeus 8 - a production version of the V8 Hera concept that's set to go into production for 2020. Thanks to a collaboration with Fast Radius, a...

Sur-ron LBX electric cross-over is a winner

Sur-ron LBX electric cross-over is a winner

The new electric Sur-ron LBX is the two-wheeled equivalent of the missing link, effectively bridging the gap between bicycles and motorcycles. It’s more like a lightweight motorbike than a big...

Production begins on MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

Production begins on MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

Production has begun on the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, with bikes set to be delivered to customers in October 2019. Limited to just 300 units and priced at around £39,448 (€42,990), the bike is...

German firm launch KTM 790 Duke powered GP2R racer

German firm launch KTM 790 Duke powered GP2R racer

German specialist race bike builders Krämer Motorcycles have revealed that their latest GP2R machine, which uses KTM’s parallel-twin 790 Duke engine within an all-new trellis frame, will be available...

Čezeta electric scooter revives Cold War classic - MCN reviews it

Čezeta electric scooter revives Cold War classic - MCN reviews it

This unique mix of Cold War design and 21st-century technology is the Čezeta 506/02. It’s an electric scooter built around the lines, the looks and the legacy of the original Čezeta, made from 1957...

BMW unveil R nineT /5 tribute

BMW unveil R nineT /5 tribute

BMW have unveiled an R nineT anniversary model in tribute to the /5 series models of the late 60s. The R nineT /5 uses the firm’s popular R nineT model as a base and features a raft of classy touches...

MV Agusta Dragster RC Shining Gold is a one-off special

MV Agusta Dragster RC Shining Gold is a one-off special

MV Agusta have confirmed that just one Dragster 800 RC Shining Gold special edition will be produced, with the only model already delivered to the customer. Featuring a gold effect livery,...

Meet the Mutt Mastiff 125: a factory custom with adventure looks and accessible running costs

Meet the Mutt Mastiff 125: a factory custom with adventure looks and accessible running costs

Mutt have just released the Mastiff – a beefed up version of their super popular custom 125s. If you’re not familiar with Mutt they produce a range of small capacity, factory custom bikes that look as...

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson announced the biggest shake-up in their recent history back in 2018, and they’re coming good on their promise to break into emerging bike markets with a new 338cc bike for the Chinese...

Triumph Rocket 3 TFC sold out in UK

Triumph Rocket 3 TFC sold out in UK

If you were hoping to get your name on the list for Triumph’s bold new incarnation of their Goliath 2500cc Rocket 3 TFC – then you’re already too late. Related: in-depth 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 review...

Hardcore KTM 790 Adventure R Rally revealed!

Hardcore KTM 790 Adventure R Rally revealed!

If you thought KTM’s excellent new middleweight adventure bike was nice, but not serious enough – even in R trim – then how about this new 790 Adventure R Rally edition? The range-topping new model is...

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Royal Enfield have revealed the price for their new Bullet Trials Works Replica, which was first revealed in late May. Read more about the history of the Royal Enfield Bullet here The authentically...

Peugeot Pulsion 125: do you know of a smarter scooter?

Peugeot Pulsion 125: do you know of a smarter scooter?

Peugeot have revealed a new Pulsion 125 for 2019, and it has more tech than ever to try to push into a more premium sector of the scooter market. We can't think of a techier twist-and-go... What's new...

Details of Triumph Thruxton TFC confirmed

Details of Triumph Thruxton TFC confirmed

As well as unveiling the Rocket 3 TFC, Triumph have confirmed the final specs for the Thruxton TFC. Just like the Rocket, Triumph are making just 750 of the Thruxton TFC, which is a tuned and...

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory news, specs and launch date

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory news, specs and launch date

The Aprilia Tuono V4 is the pinnacle of super-naked factory street fighters – and yet the firm sells mere handfuls of them in the UK each year. Find out more about the Aprilia Tuono models...

Honda reveal CR-E MX concept electric bike

Honda reveal CR-E MX concept electric bike

Honda have unveiled an electric concept version of their CRF off-road bike at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. It’s the first step towards electrification we’ve seen from the Japanese giant, although...

Norton reveals low-cost 650cc Atlas Nomad and Ranger

Norton reveals low-cost 650cc Atlas Nomad and Ranger

Norton have announced two new affordable models, the all-new Atlas Nomad (£9995) and Atlas Ranger (£11,995), which share a new 650cc parallel-twin engine, chassis and electronics package, but differ...

Zero to tackle Pikes Peak on SR/F electric streetfighter

Zero to tackle Pikes Peak on SR/F electric streetfighter

This year’s Pikes Peak will get another dose of whispering aggression with a handful of electric motorbikes whistling up the 156-corner 12.42-mile 'race to the clouds' at the end of June. As well as...

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...