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Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda’s Africa Twin has been a popular seller but it’s been found wanting for serious long distance off-road travel because it’s heavy, it’s down on power and lacks the comforts of the big super...

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

For 2018 the Moto Morini Scrambler has been completely redesigned, including a completely new trellis frame and trellis swingarm. The new Scrambler takes inspiration from off-road bikes from the 1970s...

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta have just unveiled another RC model for 2018 - the Brutale 800 RC. The  unveiling comes after RC variants of the Dragster 800, F4 and F3 were all announced, as well as a limited edition...

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

The long-awaited Ducati Panigale V4 is finally here – so MCN grabbed project leader Stefano Strappazzon to better understand the new bike. MCN: How important is the new Panigale V4 to Ducati? We...

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Alongside the new Milano, Moto Morini have also revealed a one-off special inspired by the endurance racers of the 1970s. Called the Corsaro Ti22, the bike is the first special Morini have built based...

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Italian manufacturer Moto Morini have just taken the wraps off the Milano, a new model which the firm say is a new take on the classic 31/2. The new model is powered by the Bialbero Corsa Corta 1187cc...

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

07.11.17 #RoyalEnfield #ridepure #EICMA A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal) on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:04am PDT The Milan Show kicks off next week, which means we'll finally get to see many of next year's...

MV get a bit more RC

MV get a bit more RC

MV Agusta have released details of updates to the limited edition F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC motorcycles for 2018. After recently taking on changes to allow the bikes to comply with Euro 4 regulations,...

Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

BMW are the latest manufacturer to release a teaser video. Giving us just enough info of their new F850GS to keep us excited ahead of next week’s Milan show, where most of 2018’s bikes will be...

Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

Yamaha revealed some pretty bonkers stuff at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. There was the Niken three-wheeler, which grabbed all the headlines, and the artificial intelligence-powered MOTOROiD. Yamaha...

Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

Suzuki are making it easier to smash out those epic trips by producing GT versions of the bikes in their mile-munching V-Strom 650 and 1000 range. Essentially, the biggest difference between the GT...

New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

MV Agusta have dropped the new Dragster 800 RC, announcing a number subtle tweaks to the engine for 2018. Gearing has been improved throughout the engine to help reduce noise emissions across the...

Suzuki RG500: 'It really was a copy of the race bike'

Suzuki RG500: 'It really was a copy of the race bike'

‘The RG500 was a proper GP replica’ Mat Oxley, former TT winner and MCN road tester The mid-1980s were heady, smoky years. The Japanese factories knew that the writing – or to be more precise, the...

Honda’s Neo Sports Café is nearly here

Honda’s Neo Sports Café is nearly here

Alongside the much-anticipated release of their new Gold Wing today, Honda have also whetted our appetite for new machinery with the unveileing of their Neo Sports Café Concept at the Tokyo Motor...

Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

Another day, another teaser. Just show us the bikes already! The latest video to grace our screens comes courtesy of Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco, who will be unveiling two new scooters at the...

New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

New KTM Freeride E-XC unveiled

KTM have just unveiled the new Freeride E-XC at Hangar-7 in Austria (a collection of all things Red Bull), which they say is their statement of intent. KTM want to sing loud and proud about ‘urban...

Toro, Toro, Toro!

Toro, Toro, Toro!

Established Spanish off-road firm, Toro Trail, have launched a new adventure break, dubbed Toro Adventure, and using BMW’s R1200GS Rallye. Based in a luxurious mountain top villa, Toro Adventure is...

Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

Video: Yamaha jump on the teaser bandwagon

Not wanting to be left out, Yamaha have now joined in the fun with the release of a teaser video teasing something on October 25 - bang in the middle of the Tokyo Motor Show. Mark October 25 on your...

Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

Yamaha’s MT-09 new model barmy

After a year of rampant success with their hot SP version of the already bonkers MT-10, the Japanese rumour mill suggests that Yamaha are on the verge of releasing an SP version of the MT-09, too. The...

MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

MV Agusta reveal new F4 RC

After the recent announcement of the Lewis Hamilton-designed F4 LH44, MV Agusta are battling back with another stunning new bike, following months of financial turbulence. The immediate fruits of...

Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

Zero Motorcycles get a bit more range for 2018

Zero Motorcycles have now made their 2018 range a l-i-t-t-l-e bit more exciting by adding 10% more range and faster charging. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has introduced three new batteries;...

BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

The new-for-2018 incarnation of the R1200GS Adventure has arrived in dealers, bringing all the updates enjoyed by the 2017 R1200GS to conform to Euro4 regulations – and adding a whole host of optional...

Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

American electric bike builders Alta Motors have been steadily developing their line-up and now they’ve added another: the Redshift EX, an enduro version of the existing MX model. The changes are...

Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

Cruisers are large, thunderous brash things – they’re not smooth and silent, so you might not think of them as primed to lead the electric revolution, but that hasn’t stopped Tactica releasing the...

Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

When Triumph opened their new visitors centre, they regaled us with stories of legendary victories at the TT and on the saltflats but there was a distinct gap. While they’ve had off-road bikes in...

Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

Kawasaki have got us very excited with the release of a new video that’s teasing a new supercharged motorcycle at EICMA next month. It’s that time of year when the teaser mill is turning in full...

Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

British manufacturer Watsonian-Squire have released a new sidecar to mark the company’s 105th anniversary. Called the Flight, the sidecar has been designed to suit modern motorcycles. It features...

Vespa go RED for charity

Vespa go RED for charity

Vespa have teamed up with charitable organisation RED to produce a (Vespa 946)RED and (Vespa)RED VXL scooter. Matching the Italian flair and style with the charity’s distinctive red colour scheme is...

Are Triumph targeting a 2020 return for the Daytona with a Moto2 developed 765 engine?

Are Triumph targeting a 2020 return for the Daytona with a Moto2 developed 765 engine?

Triumph’s headlong entrance into the biggest motorcycle racing spotlight on Earth in 2019, as the Hinckley firm become the official engine supplier for Moto2, poses an immediate and obvious question:...

2018 Triumph Speedmaster and Bobber Black: Reaction

2018 Triumph Speedmaster and Bobber Black: Reaction

Last night Triumph took the wraps off the new Speedmaster, which features the same 1200cc T120 high-torque as used in the Hinckley firm's popular Bobber. The new model is also built around the same...

Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

As if a new Tiger 1200 and 800, and the Speedmaster and Bobber Black weren’t enough, our spy photographer also grabbed shots of what could be an updated Speed Triple. The styling is so close to the...

Spied! Flagship Tiger 1200 gets big update for 2018

Spied! Flagship Tiger 1200 gets big update for 2018

After a few years of struggling against ever more advanced competition, it looks like Triumph’s Tiger Explorer is set for a significant update in 2018. Spied last week in Spain near the firm’s test...

Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

Tightening emissions standards are not air-cooled engines’ best friends, so it came as no real surprise when the adventure touring Stelvio quietly bowed out of Moto Guzzi’s 2017 range. While the bike...

Casey Stoner tests Ducati Panigale V4

Casey Stoner tests Ducati Panigale V4

Casey Stoner has been testing Ducati’s new road-going V4 superbike and, judging by MCN’s exclusive images, he’s been enjoying it... a lot! The ex-MotoGP champion refuses to make a racing return, but...

Norton's V4 Lives!

Norton's V4 Lives!

Just ten months ago Norton revealed their first prototype V4 SS to the world through MCN. It looked utterly incredible – a British superbike for the modern era, a stunning blend of mechanical...

Suzuki SV650X to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki SV650X to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki will unveil the new SV650X at this year's Tokyo Motor Show - which takes place October 27 to November 5 - a year after the bike was first unveiled as the SV650 Rally concept. The original...