morebikes October 2022

  • UPGRADES! For KTM’s 890 and Adventure R

    UPGRADES! For KTM’s 890 and Adventure R

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    The Austrian factory has just revealed the latest version of its much-loved middleweight adventure bike – and for 2023, there’s a whole host of additional goodies. We love the KTM 890 Adventure here at MoreBikes. It’s a prime example of the raucous but still utterly usable bikes that’ve helped cement the Austrian factory’s reputation as…

  • Bonhams Autumn Sale – This weekend!

    Bonhams Autumn Sale – This weekend!

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    This year the two-day mega autumn sale at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, 15th & 16th October, Stafford Showground,  features an extraordinary collection of 31 speedway motorcycles, reflecting the glory years of a sport once the second most popular in the UK. The Forshaw Speedway Collection represents 60 years of speedway history from its beginnings…

  • Cost-effective classics! Suzuki GT250

    Cost-effective classics! Suzuki GT250

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    Suzuki’s GT250 – well worth a look! Steve Cooper investigates.. Back when learners could ride 250s the market was hugely competitive. Everyone had a favourite and for a variety of reasons but there’s no denying which bike sold in the greatest numbers – Suzuki’s GT250. At the height of the 1970s more GT250s were sold…

  • Kawasaki’s TWO electric bikes are coming soon

    Kawasaki’s TWO electric bikes are coming soon

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    Kawasaki could be poised to become the first big name Japanese factory to reveal a range of electric motorcycles. Recent reports suggest that we’re not going to have to wait too much longer for the first glimpse of the launch of a pair of new battery-powered learner-legal machines from the manufacturer. It shouldn’t come as…

  • BMW goes CARBON

    BMW goes CARBON

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    BMW knows what its doing when it comes to suspension – and its latest creation with ZF (Zahnradfabrik) is further proof. The two firms have collaborated to develop a carbon fibre telescopic fork for BMW’s World Endurance Team. It’s a clever bit of kit consisting of a carbon fibre outer tube and a carbon fibre…

  • Yamaha’s Sci-Fi tuning simulator from the future..

    Yamaha’s Sci-Fi tuning simulator from the future..

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    It’s not easy to set up a motorcycle, but Yamaha’s just unveiled a clever bit of technology which could make it a lot easier. Featuring a ‘functioning’ throttle and brake and gear controls, the Motolator (moto-simulator) makes it super easy to try out any number of different bike configurations, and allows Yamaha to adjust the…

  • The Stafford Show and the new ‘Naughty 90s’ Hall!

    The Stafford Show and the new ‘Naughty 90s’ Hall!

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    October 15th and 16th at the Staffordshire County Showground (ST18 0BD) sees the huge Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, tickets from just £14 and kids go free. It’s free to park, too! Let’s hear from CMM Mag’s editor, Bertie Simmonds, about the show: Classic motorcycles have just gotten too expensive. If you’re my age and you…

  • Retro adventure?

    Retro adventure?

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    We’ve just got a glimpse of CFMoto’s adventure-ready CL-X700. First shown as a concept at EICMA back in 2019 alongside the CL-X700 Heritage and CL-X700 Sport (which are already on sale), the CL-X700 Adventure looks to be finally ready for production. While there’s been no official word from CFMoto’s UK distributors, we’re quietly confident we…

  • Honda News: Is a touring-ready Rebel 1100 on the way?

    Honda News: Is a touring-ready Rebel 1100 on the way?

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    Rumours are swirling that Honda’s gearing up to release a touring-ready version of its Rebel 1100 cruiser in the coming months. With the big bike shows just around the corner, the rumour mill is going wild with speculation about what’s on the way from the top manufacturers. While patent filings, emissions documents and spy shots…

  • REVEALED! Moto Morini’s two 650 roadster twins

    REVEALED! Moto Morini’s two 650 roadster twins

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    The Italian firm is continuing its recent resurgence with the unveiling of two all-new 650 twins. Here’s what you need to know. Moto Morini’s upping the ante following the release of its X-Cape 650 adventure. The Italian firm might have endured multiple changes of ownership and brief periods of inactivity in its recent past, but…

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