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Autumn’s heating up as bike launch season arrives

The clocks have gone back, the gritters have been dusted off ready to go out on their rounds, and winter is approaching with gusto. But that also means a glut of new bikes is here, as manufacturers vie for the public’s attention as they launch their 2022 line-ups.

In our bike reviews we’re seeing a resurgence of interest in sports bikes, with the sector now second only to nakeds as approachable new models such as the Yamaha R7 gain plaudits.

However, it’s Honda that remains top dog in terms of manufacturers, accounting for 19% of all sessions in our reviews section, and a huge 22% of traffic in our MCN Bikes for Sale section. The perennially popular CB500X and NC750X adventure/commuters are the two most searched for bikes in our classifieds, and there’s another trio of Hondas in the top 10.


  1. Honda Cb500x
  2. Honda Nc750x
  3. Kawasaki Z900rs
  4. Honda Gl1800 Goldwing
  5. Yamaha R1
  6. Honda Vfr800
  7. Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
  8. Honda Cbr1000rr Fireblade
  9. Bmw S1000rr
  10. Yamaha Fjr1300


  1. Honda  19%
  2. Yamaha 16%
  3. Suzuki 12%
  4. Triumph 9%
  5. BMW 8%
  6. Kawasaki 8%
  7. KTM 5%
  8. Ducati 5%
  9. Aprilia 3%
  10. Royal Enfield 2%

Gareth Evans
Online editor, MCN


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