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Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 | news, launch date and price

Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 | news, launch date and price

Husqvarna have confirmed that the new Svartpilen 701 model, revealed at EICMA 2018 in Milan, costs £8899. We've already ridden it, so click here for our review. According to their show press...

Exploring Honda's CRF450L Rally concept

Exploring Honda's CRF450L Rally concept

Honda have been whetting the appetite of their off-road centric fanbase with a stunning new CRF450L Rally concept bike, first revealed at the Eicma show in Milan earlier this month, before being...

Herald reveal Brute 500 concept at Motorcycle Live

Herald reveal Brute 500 concept at Motorcycle Live

Cambridgeshire-based small bike company Herald have revealed a new Brute 500 concept at Motorcycle Live, which aims to be the firm's first British-built motorcycle. The machine has been designed,...

Gladstone Motorcycles release new SE bobber

Gladstone Motorcycles release new SE bobber

Bespoke British brand Gladstone Motorcycles have unveiled a new model following their original Gladstone No.1 bobber, launched in 2013.  The new bike, dubbed the SE, is "a slightly lazier,...

Lexmoto Aspire offers cheap freedom to sixteeners

Lexmoto Aspire offers cheap freedom to sixteeners

Low-capacity motorcycle specialists, Lexmoto, have revealed a new four-speed, four-stroke 50cc motorcycle at Motorcycle Live, aimed squarely at 16-year-olds taking their first steps into two...

Fantic unveil hardcore Rally Caballero and electric version

Fantic unveil hardcore Rally Caballero and electric version

We loved the Fantic Caballero 250 Scrambler when we rode it and now they’ve unveiled an even more capable off-road version dubbed the ‘Rally’. Featuring longer travel (200mm) USD forks, which are...

Video: Kymco stuns world with SuperNEX electric superbike

Video: Kymco stuns world with SuperNEX electric superbike

Just months after unveiling their next-generation electric scooter, Kymco have dramatically upped the stakes and unveiled the SuperNEX – an electric superbike for a whole new generation. Kymco say...

Eicma 2018: Aprilia RSV4 RR gets new paint schemes and an optional track kit

Eicma 2018: Aprilia RSV4 RR gets new paint schemes and an optional track kit

Alongside introducing a new 1078cc RSV4 1100 Factory superbike at Eicma in Milan, Aprilia have also introduced updates to their RSV4 RR litre-superbike. Although the bike remains technically unchanged...

Eicma 2018: Benelli unveil 752S naked middleweight

Eicma 2018: Benelli unveil 752S naked middleweight

Benelli have unveiled an exciting new sporty naked middleweight at Eicma 2018 in Milan. The Benelli 752S uses a 750cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine making 75bhp (the same as a Suzuki SV650X),...

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil Vitpilen 701 Aero concept

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil Vitpilen 701 Aero concept

Husqvarna have unveiled a new concept for a faired sporty single at EICMA 2018. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero is a retro-inspired motorbike built around the firm’s Vitpilen 701...

Triumph Speed Twin: the story

Triumph Speed Twin: the story

When Triumph set out to develop their new Speed Twin the goal was to create a bike that combined the style of a modern classic with the performance and handling of a modern roadster. Also read:...

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil EE 5 electric motorcycle

Eicma 2018: Husqvarna unveil EE 5 electric motorcycle

Husqvarna’s first electric motorbike will arrive at authorised dealers in the summer of 2019. The Husqvarna EE 5 is aimed at young riders and makes just shy of...

EICMA: BMW reveal C400GT scooter for 2019

EICMA: BMW reveal C400GT scooter for 2019

BMW have unveiled a new Gran Turismo middleweight scooter at EICMA 2018 in Milan. The BMW C400GT will sit alongside the BMW C400X as a long-range touring version of the popular scooter. Using the same...

Eicma 2018: BMW reveal new R1250R and RS

Eicma 2018: BMW reveal new R1250R and RS

As well as the new R1250GSA, BMW have just unveiled a new R1250R and RS, which are the naked and sport-touring versions of the flagship adventure machine. Read the full 2019-on BMW R1250GS review...

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...

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...

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: 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: 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...