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21/11/2014 12:30 PM
Rock out with Motörhead at Motorcycle Live
Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell will be on the Victory Motorcycles stand at Motorcycle Live at midday this Saturday, 22 November. Celebrating the unveiling and handover of a unique hand-built custom Victory, which was commissioned for the Motörhead guitar legend, fasn...
20/11/2014 12:51 PM
KTM release limited editions
KTM has released a very limited range of ‘Factory Edition’ EXCs to celebrate their continued success in all enduro disciplines. Available on the 125, 250 and 300cc two-stroke models along with the 250, 350 and 450 four-stroke bikes, the ‘Factory...
20/11/2014 12:35 PM
Kawasaki ER-6f: long-term test report
Winter’s on the way – so I’ve treated my Kawasaki ER-6f to a new screen in a bid to gain some extra weather protection. And, so far the results are promising. The screen is a double-bubble job from Skidmarx...
20/11/2014 10:51 AM
Get the Brough Superior look
To accompany the launch of the SS100 Brough Superior has developed a range of riding gear that reflects the elegant sophistication of the machine. So If you can’t afford the £39,900 you’ll need to get your name on one of...
20/11/2014 09:30 AM
BMW offer guaranteed test passes
BMW’s rider training division is going on the offensive as we head into winter in an attempt to get as many new riders as possible ready for 2015’s glut of exciting new metal. There are several different packages and offers...
20/11/2014 09:18 AM
Ducati Monster 1200: Long-term test report
I’ve been running a Ducati Monster 1200 on MCN’s fleet since March, and we’ve done plenty together in the past eight months – but it took a rideout with a colleague to realise the full effect of the big V-twin....
20/11/2014 08:30 AM
2015 Ducati prices announced
Ducati UK has announced the prices for its heavily revamped 2015 line-up – including the new Scrambler, 1299 Panigale and Multistrada as recently unveiled in Milan. They are: ScramblerSCRAMBLER - Red £6,895SCRAMBLER - Yellow £6,995SCRAMBLER - Classic £7,995SCRAMBLER - Urban...
19/11/2014 02:48 PM
World Exclusive: New CB125F revealed
In the modern world a 125 has to be a multi-faceted machine, capable of being the most economical way of getting from A to B, as well as being durable, easy to live with and economical. But it also most...
18/11/2014 05:23 PM
Wheelie bad idea
This rider thought he was having a good day tearing around the streets of Central London, popping little wheelies. Right up until the point when he hoisted a clearly deliberate mono in a 20mph zone, only to have his self-gratification...
18/11/2014 05:04 PM
Does Honda's new RC213V-S hit the spot?
After years of speculation, the near-mythical RCV213V road bike is finally here… well, almost. Two years after Honda officially confirmed they would be building a road-going replica of the RCV213V MotoGP bike, the Japanese giant finally showed a concept bike,...
18/11/2014 12:33 PM
Foggywatch day 2: “Come back with food, or I’ll kick your head in!”
The competitive streak that his World Superbike rivals are all too aware of has started to emerge in ITV’s ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here,’ as Carl Fogarty starts to face his greatest fear in the jungle: hunger!...
18/11/2014 11:49 AM
Brands Hatch gatecrasher gets 8 months in jail
The 22 year old driver who broke past marshals to drive onto Brands Hatch circuit during a car race back in June has been sentenced to eight months in jail for the trespassing, after being charged with a public nuisance...
18/11/2014 11:25 AM
New MCN November 19: Lotus hyperbike
In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 19: - We have the exclusive inside story on the Lotus C-01- Free 20-page NEC Show guide- Old vs new: Triumph, Ariel and Royal Enfield- Naked EBR...
18/11/2014 09:56 AM
2015 Triumph Tiger 800 first ride
Triumph’s new band of Tiger 800s are currently being put through their paces on and off-road in Spain by MCN’s Andy Davidson. Here are his first impressions from sunny Marbella. "Triumph have decided to revamp their popular Tiger 800 range...
17/11/2014 11:40 AM
Foggywatch day 1: Foggy makes some slithering new friends!
Former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty has got himself off to an auspicious opening day in the Jungle as he entered ITV’s “I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!” The four time champion has already managed to position himself as...
12/11/2014 02:29 PM
Road-going Honda RCV unveiled
After years of speculation, the near-mythical RCV213V road bike is finally here… well, almost. Two years after Honda officially confirmed they would be building a road-going replica of the RCV213V MotoGP bike, the Japanese giant finally showed a concept bike,...
12/11/2014 02:16 PM
Honda’s True Adventure concept
When is the new Africa Twin not the new Africa Twin? When it’s called the True Adventure and is presented as a prototype by Honda. Honda was at great pains to present the True Adventure, presented at the Milan show...
11/11/2014 03:03 PM
Yamaha MT-07 Long term test report
The Yamaha MT-07 is fast-approaching 4000 miles and so far so good. The little twin has been a barrel of laughs this year, it's not missed a beat and the finish is still strong. It's handled everything that's been thrown...
11/11/2014 10:47 AM
New MCN November 12: Honda RCV lives
In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 12: - Honda's road-going RCV is revealed at last- In-depth analysis on all the new bikes from the Milan Show- A2 bikes tested to the limit- Free...
09/11/2014 02:48 AM
Foggy jungle bound for "I'm a Celebrity"
Four time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will return to national television next week, as he heads into the Australian jungle for ITV’s hit reality series “I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!” The series, hosted by Ant and Dec,...
07/11/2014 02:08 PM
MCN launched its 'Save Our Roads' potholes campaign this week, but how best to solve the problem?
This week, we launched a campaign to get the government to fix our pothole-riddled roads. You can sign the petition here. But how best to tackle the problem?
07/11/2014 12:42 PM
Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?
After month's of speculation, Yamaha launched the new R1 at a glitzy press launch in Milan this week. But do you feel that it was worth the wait?
05/11/2014 01:42 PM
Dainese founder sells out to investment company
Rider protection company Dainese has been sold for 130 million Euros (£102 million) to an investment company based in the middle east. Lino Dainese has sold a majority stake in the company he founded in 1972 and which has protected...
04/11/2014 07:11 PM
MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800
This is the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800, which will be available in dealerships from the beginning of 2015. Using the firm’s lightweight 800 three-cylinder engine wrapped in a steel trellis frame, the 110bhp motor benefits from a toque...
04/11/2014 07:06 PM
MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800
MV Agusta have releases another new touring model in Milan today, named the Stradale 800. The steel trellis frame is mated to a fully adjustable inverted Marzocchi fork, and a single-sided swingarm. While the motor is the much-used 800 triple,...
04/11/2014 04:41 PM
MILAN SHOW: Husqvarna wows with two concept bikes
Husqvarna’s second modern rebirth is underway with these two concept bikes and a new production supermoto shown for the first time at the Milan motorcycle show today. The production bike is the 701 Supermoto which is a high performance single...
04/11/2014 04:27 PM
MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800
This is the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800, which will be available in dealerships from the beginning of 2015.Using the firm’s lightweight 800 three-cylinder engine wrapped in a steel trellis frame, the 110bhp motor benefits from a toque boost...
04/11/2014 02:29 PM
New MCN November 05: New R1
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 05: - 15 new bikes revealed- New R1, the biggest revamp in 17 years- Official Kawasaki H2 pictures- Free bike health check for every...
04/11/2014 01:24 PM
MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR
The 2015 Kawasaki 1400GTR benefits from a host of ergonomic tweaks for 2015, making this great tourer just that little bit better. A new sculpted seat offering better ground reach, and is matched by a passenger seat with increased width...
04/11/2014 12:16 PM
MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s
Kawasaki have taken the wraps off two new 250cc bikes at the Milan show this morning, one is an addition to the Z family, while the other is a faired Ninja sportsbike. SUPERLIGHT NINJA 250SLKawasaki’s newest entry into the 250cc...
04/11/2014 12:07 PM
MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki go naked with new Z300
The Z300, the latest addition to the Z Series line-up, is a stylish entry-level model for Europe, inspired by larger models from the popular Z Series, the Z1000 and Z800. Muscular bodywork hints at the bike’s performance, while ensuring...
04/11/2014 11:42 AM
MILAN SHOW: KTM reveals all-new 1050 Adventure
The new KTM 1050 Adventure was scooped by MCN just weeks before this official launch but these shots are the first time we have been able to see the full styling of the bike which is a much simpler design...
04/11/2014 10:00 AM
MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed
Kawasaki’s Ninja H2R has been the talking point of the decade ever since the firm unveiled their new 300bhp supercharged flagship at the Cologne show four week’s ago. Always mentioned in the same breath has been the even more keenly...
04/11/2014 09:30 AM
MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S
Squarely aimed at new riders and, Kawasaki say, female riders, the new-for-2015 Vulcan S ABS is a refreshing offering for the cruiser segment of the market. Using the firm’s well-proven 649cc parallel-twin motor which usually resides in the ER range,...
04/11/2014 09:00 AM
MILAN SHOW: Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition
Joining the Rocket X in getting an dark and moody makeover is the special edition Thunderbird Nightstorm, which gets what the firm describes as a ‘ghost flames’ paint scheme, comprising all-black exhausts, handlebars, levers and anything else the factory could...
04/11/2014 09:00 AM
MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s
Triumph have given the big-selling Tiger 800 range a huge boost for 2015 with four new models aimed at increasing the appeal of the bike to on- and off-road riders, with all of the bikes getting an injection of new...
04/11/2014 09:00 AM
MILAN SHOW: Rocket celebrates 10 years with X model
Triumph are building just 500 examples of the new Rocket X, which has been commissioned by the firm to celebrate 10 years since they launched the world’s largest capacity mass production motorcycle. The bike underneath the custom paintjob has the...
04/11/2014 08:00 AM
MILAN SHOW: BMW release S1000XR adventure-sport bike
These are the first official images of the new BMW S1000XR, which combines the 160bhp from the S1000R but wraps it in an adventure bike layout to take on the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and Kawasaki Versys 1000....
04/11/2014 08:00 AM
MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled
BMW have given the new F800R more power, a completely new look, different gearing, new brakes, suspension, revised riding position and the option of traction control and electronic suspension in an attempt to revitalise sales for the mid-level roadster. The...
03/11/2014 09:00 PM
MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer
Highlights• 847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine• D-MODE running mode selection with three Tracer-specific settings• Switchable TCS (Traction Control System) fitted as standard equipment• 190kg dry weight / 210kg wet weight• 3-position height adjustable windscreen• New LED twin headlights• ABS as standard•...
03/11/2014 09:00 PM
MILAN SHOW: Yamaha’s 200bhp YZF-R1 revealed
Highlights• New 998cc crossplane in-line 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine• 200PS without ram air• Large capacity 10.5 litre airbox• Titanium 4-2-1 exhaust• Lightweight assist and slipper clutch• Newly designed asymmetric aluminium Deltabox frame• 1405mm wheelbase• 199kg wet weight / 179kg dry weight•...
03/11/2014 05:00 PM
MILAN SHOW: Ducati launch Diavel limited edition
Also new for 2015 will be a limited edition Diavel Titanium, which will be a production run of just 500 units, each getting a host of cosmetic changes, such as forged black wheels, a titanium fuel tank and headlight covers,...
03/11/2014 05:00 PM
MILAN SHOW: All-new Ducati Multistrada 1200 revealed
Ducati’s big-selling Multistrada 1200 gets a massive overhaul for 2015, making it an almost all-new bike, with variable valve control engine, all-new electronics, revised styling and improvements to rider comfort and convenience. There are two models – the standard 1200,...
03/11/2014 05:00 PM
MILAN SHOW: 205bhp Ducati 1299 Panigale unveiled
Ducati’s flagship Panigale superbike has been given a technical and technological makeover aimed at keeping the road bike ahead of a very strong field of rivals in 2015, and the racing machine up the front of the Superstock grid. As...
03/11/2014 05:00 PM
MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster ‘Stripe’ released
Over 290,000 Monsters have been sold since launch in 1992, and now the Italian firm have added another couple of options to the range with two new ‘Stripe’ models. The Monster 821 Stripe and Monster 1200 S Stripe versions are...
31/10/2014 04:24 PM
Watch Ducati's 2015 model launch live
You can watch the Ducati press conference for the launch of their 2015 models live, right here, when it takes place on Monday November 3 at 4:15pm. Ducati previously launched the much-hyped Scrambler at the recent Intermot Show in Cologne...
31/10/2014 02:45 PM
2015 Honda Crossrunner ridden
Honda's all-new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner is currently being put through its paces for the first time in southern Spain by MCN Executive Editor Phil West. These are his first impressions. "Don't be put off by the Crossrunner tag. Although the...
31/10/2014 11:30 AM
Daimler announce MV Agusta partnership
As MCN reported last week, German automotive giant Daimler have announced a longterm partnership with MV Agusta, which includes Mercedes-AMG GmbH acquiring a 25% stake in the Italian bike manufacturer for an undisclosed fee. Daimler will co-operate with MV Agusta...
30/10/2014 05:38 PM
Matchless Model X Reloaded revealed
Reborn Brit marque Matchless have released a solitary image of the all-new Model X Reloaded, which will be launched at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The image reveals that all that design details hinted at by CAD...
30/10/2014 12:53 PM
Moto Guzzi launch V7 II range in Italy
Moto Guzzi’s trio of new-for-2015 V7 IIs are being put through their paces around the city streets of Pisa and the surrounding countryside by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions. "I’ve always liked the V7....
30/10/2014 12:49 PM
OSET's electric motocross bike revealed
OSET Bikes have officially launched their new motocross bike today – the MX-10. The new bike is designed for children aged 4-7, and offers the 50cc market a more affordable, cleaner, and quieter alternative to petrol-powered bikes. The MX-10 features...
29/10/2014 11:08 AM
2015 BMW S1000RR first ride
The 2015 BMW S1000RR represents the superbike’s biggest overhaul since the original version was launched in 2010. It has a staggering 199bhp (so easily breaking the magic 200bhp with a race exhaust), more torque, 4kg less weight, a new frame,...
28/10/2014 10:18 AM
New MCN October 29: 2015 BMW S1000RR ridden
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 29: - 2015 BMW S1000RR: "Never has 199bhp felt so easy: I'm speechless"- New Yamaha R1 details revealed- How to sort your MT-09- New...
24/10/2014 04:38 PM
Daimler to buy stake in MV Agusta
After months of rumour, denial and whispers an official announcement that German automotive giant Daimler is buying a minority stake in MV Agusta will be made on November 3 according to MCN sources. Daimler has a variety of brands under...
24/10/2014 12:59 PM
MV Agusta to launch F4RR WSBK Special
MV Agusta will launch a World Superbike homologation special for their WSB campaign next year. The new F4 will be the worlds’ most powerful normally aspirated superbike with a quoted 210bhp. The engine will feature titanium valves and rods as...
24/10/2014 12:33 PM
MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Dragster RR first ride
MV Agusta's new 2015 Brutale 800RR and Dragster 800RR are today being put through their paces around the stunning roads of Tuscany by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: "MV certainly know how to get...
23/10/2014 04:27 PM
Which of 2015's new litre sportsbikes is exciting you most?
2015 looks set to be a good year for fans of litre sportsbikes, with the Kawasaki H2 currently taking the headlines ahead of the BMW S1000RR, Yamaha R1 and Ducati 1299 Panigale.
23/10/2014 03:53 PM
Is Marc Marquez making MotoGP dull?
Marc Marquez is already the 2014 MotoGP champion. In just his second season in the premier class the Honda rider has absolutely dominated. But has his brilliance made it all a little too predictable?
23/10/2014 12:16 PM
Yamaha MT Tour extended
Yamaha has extended the MT Tour to include the demo rides and roadshow appearing at Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham in from November 22 to 30.The MT Tour covered five cities across the UK during the summer to...
22/10/2014 06:19 PM
Rossi Gear up for Grabs
Valentino Rossi has joined forces withTW Steel to become a brand ambassador and to celebrate we've got a couple of great prizes up for grabs on winit.motorcyclenews.com. We've joined forces with TW Steel watches to offer an exclusive signed Rossi...
22/10/2014 02:43 PM
Win a Pair of Galfer Wave Brake Discs
We’ve got a pair of these black anodised wave discs to give away. They have stainless steel rotors and alloy carriers making them significantly lighter than standard discs. The Wave design offers a self-cleaning action which means grime and water...
22/10/2014 01:18 PM
Win a signed copy of Chris Scott’s new book
Chris Scott, the legendary adventure traveller and author of the renowned ‘Adventure Motorcycling Handbook’, is offering MCN readers the chance to win a signed copy of his new book worth £27. Put your feet up with a good yarn of...
21/10/2014 12:46 PM
New MCN October 22: Race of the year
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 22: - MotoGP madness: Rossi wins in Phillip Island- FREE Suzuki special- New Yamaha R3- New Multistrada spied- 2014's best deals Plus much more......
21/10/2014 11:04 AM
2015 BMW S1000RR launch today
MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of the 2015 BMW S1000RR at the Monteblanco circuit near Seville, Spain today. It’s the superbike’s biggest overhaul since the original version came out in 2010. It has a staggering...
20/10/2014 06:22 PM
Sheene MCN Man of the Year trophies sell at Stafford
The MCN 'Man of the Year' trophies from 1976 and 1977 awarded to the late, great Barry Sheene were among the star auction lots sold at the weekend. The two awards were offered as a lot with a number of...
20/10/2014 04:08 PM
Captain America sells for $1.35 million
The legendary ‘Captain America’ Harley-Davidson from the 1969 movie Easy Rider, thumped its way to a whopping $1,350,000 – that’s £ 836,337 to us – as part of Profiles in History’s Hollywood Entertainment Memorabilia auction at the weekend. It’s claimed...
20/10/2014 03:30 PM
OSET to launch motocross bike
Ever since OSET launched its excellent range of electric-powered trial machines, the obvious question has been often voiced: when’s the motocross bike coming? Well, the answer is that you can see it at this weekend’s Dirt Bike Show, at Stoneleigh....
20/10/2014 03:29 PM
MV Agusta Dragster & Brutale 800 RR revealed
MV Agusta was hoping to be able to keep their new Dragster 800 RR as a naughty little secret for a little longer, but the entire press pack of images have now leaked out, revealing one of the most striking...
16/10/2014 04:59 PM
Full Details: Yamaha YZF-R3
The lightweight end of the supersport market has been enjoying some serious attention from manufacturers and riders in recent years, and with Yamaha’s unveiling of their YZF-R3 we’re another step closer to recapturing the era when 400cc supersports bikes defined...
16/10/2014 04:23 PM
New Yamaha R1 teaser video released
Yamaha have released a second video teasing the upcoming R1 ahead of the bike's public unveiling on November 3. Again the video doesn't give much away, although we do get a clear shot of the dash, which appears to be...
15/10/2014 06:09 PM
Ducati reveals variable valve timing DVT system
Ducati has revealed technical details of a new variable valve system called Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) which will be fitted to the all-new Multistrada 1200 due for an official launch in two weeks. The DVT system is the first time...
14/10/2014 12:12 PM
New MCN October 15: Second MotoGP crown for Marquez
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 15: - 14-page MotoGP special: Interviews, untold stories and unseen images of Marquez- New Triumph Tiger and KTM spied- Harley-Davidson Road Glide first ride-...
11/10/2014 01:00 PM
Video: Suzuki at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 09:30 PM
Video: Kawasaki H2R at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 06:29 PM
Video: Yamaha at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 06:24 PM
Video: Ducati Scrambler at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 06:14 PM
Video: BMW at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
09/10/2014 03:23 PM
Ferrari dismisses motorcycle rumours
Ferrari have officially dismissed rumours they are planning a motorcycle after stories emerged about a patent lodged by the firm showing a V-twin motorcycle engine. Speculation and rumour emerged last week after a patent, initially lodged in June 2012, was...
08/10/2014 03:07 PM
Poll: Kawasaki's 296bhp supercharged H2R is causing a storm – but are superchargers the future?
Kawasaki's 296bhp supercharged H2R is causing a storm – but are superchargers the future?
08/10/2014 02:50 PM
Poll: What do you think of the new GSX-S1000F?
Suzuki have stormed back into the limelight with a raft of new bikes for 2015, but what do you think of the new GSX-S1000F?
07/10/2014 12:07 PM
New MCN October 8: Road-going Kawasaki H2
In this week's MCN we award our famous No.1s to the best bikes, tyres and gear money can buy. The MCN Awards Best Bikes categories include Best Tourer, Best Naked, Cruiser, Adventure, Retro, All Rounder, Sportsbike, 125cc and Overall Machine...
06/10/2014 06:54 PM
MV Agusta teases new model
Italian firm MV Agusta is teasing what looks like a Dragster RR model which will be launched at the Milan motorcycle show in November. There’s not a lot to go on in the short video clip but what looks like...
06/10/2014 01:48 PM
R1100S Boxer Cup and Mulhacen owners wanted
MCN is on the lookout for BMW R1100S Boxer Cup and Derbi Mulhacen owners for an upcoming feature in the paper. If you own either bike and would like to get involved, all we need is a head and shoulders...
02/10/2014 01:10 PM
Is the Kawasaki H2R everything you hoped?
This week saw Kawasaki finally unveil the much-anticipated Ninja H2R, their incredible mould-breaking 300bhp supercharged superbike. But is it everything you'd hoped it would be?
01/10/2014 03:58 PM
New Yamaha R1 teased?
Yamaha have released a teaser video, which could show glimpses of the new R1. The video shows design sketches of the upcoming sportsbike with what appears to be a single-sided swingarm as well as Ohlins forks. Many of the sketches...
30/09/2014 06:40 PM
New MCN October 1: Cologne Show new bike special
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 1: - 27 new bikes including the Kawasaki H2R and Ducati Scrambler- New BMW S1000RR, R1200R and R1200RS- Suzuki GSX-S1000F- KTM Freeride E first...
30/09/2014 06:39 PM
Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept
There was one surprise from Yamaha today. Having written about the XJR1300 and MT-07 Moto Cage yesterday, we thought that we had seen everything that the Japanese manufacturer had to offer, but they had one final sheet to lift off...
30/09/2014 04:08 PM
Cologne Show: Honda release new VFR800X Crossrunner
Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets more power and mid-range torque, new styling, traction control (HSTC), and longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling...
30/09/2014 03:32 PM
Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX
• 21.4bhp electric supermoto• Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16• Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike KTM launched as a prototype last year, and has spent the previous...
30/09/2014 03:16 PM
Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis
• 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four• 182bhp / 86lbft• Now with ABS as standard Dreams of an all-new GSX-R1000 for 2015 will have to stay just that, with the only update for the flagship 1000 being the saddition of ABS as standard...
30/09/2014 02:31 PM
Official Kawasaki H2R reveal video
Kawasaki today announced their new, 296bhp creating 'hyperbike' at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. To say that the hype generated for this machine has been substantial would be an understatement; with a series of videos being released over the Internet...
30/09/2014 01:30 PM
Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles
Bonneville Spirit edition • T100 based retro• Chopped mudguards• Minimalist black headlamp• £7499 Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising and making them their own. Over the decades Bonneville has spawned countless customs from landspeed record...
30/09/2014 12:25 PM
Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650
• 649cc parallel twin• More peak power• 21 litre tank Also benefitting from a visit to the beauty parlour is the new Versys 650. Already rightly popular for being a great all-road all-rounder, it has received a multitude of upgrades...
30/09/2014 12:20 PM
Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000
• 1043cc inline-four• Redesigned bodywork• More touring ability Kawasaki’s Versys 1000 has always been a good bike, but it’s also always been uglier than a box of frogs pulling faces. Thankfully the firm has sorted that out for 2015 with...
29/09/2014 07:11 PM
Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS
• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin• 125bhp / 92lbft • Return of the famous RS name BMW’s rush to fill every single niche in motorcycling continues at a frantic pace with this new R1200RS slotting into the R-Series and marks a...
29/09/2014 07:07 PM
Cologne Show: New BMW R1200R
• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin• 125bhp / 92lbft • Conventional fork The R1200R has never really been a big hit in the UK market; it lacks the cool of the R1200GS, the touring talents of the R1200RT and despite its...
29/09/2014 06:58 PM
Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed
• 796cc air-cooled V-twin• 75bhp / 50.2lbft• Four versions• Full LCD dash• Custom-friendly After years of rumours, spy pictures, and multiple leaks – Ducati finally revealed the all-new Scrambler at Cologne this week. The original Scrambler was axed in 1968,...
29/09/2014 06:48 PM
Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2
• 998cc supercharged inline-four• 296bhp / 115lbft (est)• 200mph+ capability• Trellis frame• Single-sided swingarm It’s been a long time coming, but there’s no doubt whatsoever that Kawasaki’s new Ninja H2R has been worth the wait. The sharp eyed will already...
29/09/2014 06:33 PM
Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
• 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin• 160bhp / 100ftlb (est)• Bigger fairing for more protection• Semi-active suspension• Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure back in mid August, prompting an official release from KTM two weeks...
29/09/2014 06:08 PM
Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650
• 645cc liquid-cooled V-twin• 68bhp / 44lbft• Wire wheels• V-Strom 1000 style ‘Beak’• Optional hard luggage The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the Suzuki range over the last decade, and 2015 sees it get a...
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