Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

Honda have revealed an A2 licence-friendly CB300R that apes the look of the firm’s eye-catching new-for-2018 CB1000R. Like the 1000cc machine, it’s a band-new bike for next year and looks to be a properly smart little number. It promises to be an instant contender for the attention of 250-300cc riders, bridging the gap between 125s and large-capacity machines. The styling has been kept stylish and aggressive, highlighted by a number of neat touches such as the distinctive LED headlight and LCD dash that will help the bike stand apart in…

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Herald expand 125 range for 2018

Funky small bike company Herald will expand their 125cc range significantly for 2018, and two of the new bikes are expected to be available in December this year. The Café 125 and the Classic 125 are currently on display at Motorcycle Live, and will be available next month. They’re both powered by an air-cooled single cylinder four-stroke engine that produces 9.7bhp. Both bikes weight 126kg dry and come with a 12 litre fuel tank. The Café Racer comes with a humped seat and clip-on bars. It will be available in…

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Yamaha’s subtle R1M job

A host of small updates further enhance Yamaha’s flagship YZF-R1M. It might have been overlooked thanks to the introduction of the intriguing new Niken three-wheeler stealing the limelight at EICMA, but Yamaha’s blue missile, the R1M, is to get a number of subtle updates for 2018 to keep it at the sharp end of the sportsbike spectrum. The updates will be mostly hidden, with the exception of a new Silver Blu Carbon paint job that shows off more of the bike’s carbon bodywork. Accompanying this will be a number of…

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Official: Norton 650 Scrambler in development

Norton will reveal their intention to build a new family of 650cc parallel-twins at this weekend’s Motorcycle Live, showing renderings of a new scrambler model to canvass input from potential owners. The desire is to launch two scrambler-styled bikes, one more road focussed, the other a more serious dual-purpose option for riders who want to get their kicks in the dirt – and ride home afterwards. “It started off life as half of the V4,” says Norton head of design Simon Skinner. “We always knew we wanted to do a…

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2018 Mini Cooper S snapped during testing

The facelifted Mini Cooper S five-door has been caught testing in Germany, revealing minor tweaks ahead of its formal launch. As you can probably see, the life cycle impulse (LCI, or BMW speak for mid-life refresh) five-door hatch won’t run with any major sheetmetal changes over its predecessor. Instead, external updates are limited to new graphics for the head- and tail-lights, inspired by the Union Jack motif used in the JCW GP Concept, among other Mini concepts from the past few years. Sebastian Mackensen, senior vice president of Mini, has…

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