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Why are British motorcycle brands coming back to their homeland?!Tue, 31 May 2022
Last year can easily be called the year of British motorcycles, without a doubt. Norton, Royal Enfield, BSA and many others are returning to their homeland with new forces and resources to develop. But how did it happen that all of these brands did it at the same time?
Husqvarna has introduced an updated line of enduroSun, 01 May 2022
Changes have affected the entire range of Husqvarna enduro bikes, consisting of seven models: three two-stroke and four four-stroke, respectively. All these changes were aimed at making motorcycles even faster, more controllable and more predictable. They didn’t touch the “iron” of the engines - why, if everything is already so close to ideal.
Limited KTM Brabus 1300 R 2022 for 40,000 EuroFri, 29 Apr 2022
KTM surprised everyone a bit and collaborated with the famous tuning studio BRABUS, revealing to the world a limited KTM Brabus 1300 R 2022! The KTM Brabus 1300 R is naturally based on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO supernaked and equipped with a V-twin LC8 engine with a volume of 1301 cm³, giving 180 hp and 140 Nm of torque.The motorcycle received a new and fairly recognizable body kit, new optics, unique forged 9-spoke Monoblock Z wheels, a direct-flow exhaust, a custom-made heated seat and the mass of milled elements.The KTM Brabus 1300 R 2022 will be produced in the amount of 154 pieces (77 for each color) and is estimated by the manufacturer at 39500 ˆ. Only Europeans and South Africans will be able to order the novelty.
Benelli TNT125: Stylish, compact, economicalWed, 06 Apr 2022
The Benelli TNT125 is a versatile "baby" modeled after the legendary TNT 1130. This small-capacity vehicle is the perfect beginner's study desk, great for commuting, amateur stunters and even delivery guys will appreciate the baby (unless, of course, the latter are not embarrassed by the price tag). The TNT125 is equipped with a 125cc air-cooled "single barrel" that develops a maximum power of 11 hp at 9500 rpm and Euro 5 compliant.
Chinese cafe racer Lifan KPM150Mon, 28 Mar 2022
The Chinese manufacturer Lifan has introduced new motorcycles for the local market, and one of the novelties is the cafe racer Lifan KPM150. Lifan, like other Chinese manufacturers, conquers the market of classics and neo retro. In this case, Lifan KPM150 is similar in design to BMW R nineT Racer: headlight shape, clip-on placement, tail.
The revived BSA brand showed its first Gold Star modelFri, 04 Mar 2022
At last we have a brand new model of the beloved brand: after the success of Royal Enfield and Jawa, the British BSA has returned to service. The single-cylinder classic Gold Star will enter the European market - a spiritual successor to the original company's lineup, but with a completely modern filling. The novelty is equipped with a single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, two overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder, a working volume of 652 cm3.
BMW Announces Recall Campaign for K1600 Family MotorcyclesFri, 25 Feb 2022
The recall concerns all 2019-2020 BMW K1600 models due to the risk of rear suspension link failure caused by a manufacturing defect - the strength of the part does not meet the factory requirements. This linkage may be destroyed during normal road use, causing the rear of the motorcycle to fall onto the rear wheel. BMW dealers this spring will begin notifying owners of motorcycles that are subject of the recall campaign to visit an authorized dealership for a rear suspension linkage replacement.
The darker the better: Indian unveils Scout RogueWed, 09 Feb 2022
The American motorcycle manufacturer has officially announced a new member of the Scout line. The main differences between Rogue and other motorcycles in the Scout family are stylistic. First of all, of course, no chrome: everything that could be made black is made black.
Kawasaki Unveils 50th Anniversary Street and Neo-Classic Z900 and Z650 editionsMon, 17 Jan 2022
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Z-Series, the Greens have prepared colorways for two families of motorcycles that replicate the look and feel of the legendary Kawasaki Z1 from 1972. At the same time, the color and graphic schemes of the neo-retro motorcycles - Z900RS and Z650RS - will be as close as possible to those of the historical Z1 model, and the Z900 and Z650 street will receive a creatively redesigned coloring, referring, nevertheless, to the roots of the Z-series.
The Indian Scout Rogue should appear as a 2022 modelMon, 03 Jan 2022
Indian Motorcycle has provided the NHTSA with a 2022 VIN list of motorcycles, which includes two new models: the Scout Rogue and the Scout Rogue Sixty. The motorcycle will be based on the Scout Bobber platform and will be equipped with either a 1133cc engine or the "Sixty" liter engine and will be available with or without anti-lock brakes. Information about the imminent appearance of "Scoundrel" (this is one of the meanings of the word "Rogue") in the Scout line appeared in April 2021, when Indian applied for the Scout Rogue trademark.
KTM 390 Adventure: the updates for the 2022 seasonFri, 24 Dec 2021
The Austrians have slightly refreshed their small-capacity tourenduro for the next model year. No real changes have occurred, the "orange" only brought the design to the ideal. It is clear that the main change was bringing the engine to comply with Euro-5 environmental standards.
Big Tiger: Triumph has officially unveiled the new Tiger 1200Tue, 07 Dec 2021
The new Tiger is presented in two models at once: the Tiger 1200 GT, focused on long-distance driving on roads of any quality, and the Tiger 1200 Rally with bright distinct off-road abilities, but each model also has different versions - three for the GT and two for the Rally: Tiger 1200 GT Tiger 1200 GT Pro Tiger 1200 GT Explorer Tiger 1200 Rally Pro Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer
The new headquarters of Norton Motorcycles has officially openedMon, 22 Nov 2021
The British motorcycle manufacturer announced the opening of the plant in Solihull and the readiness to produce up to 8,000 motorcycles per year. Not only production is located at the new location: from now on, the R&D department, the design center, and offices are based in Solihull. Moreover, it will also have its own showroom, a small museum and even a motorcycle service center.
Norton V4SV: the most luxurious British sportbike ever createdFri, 12 Nov 2021
The Solihull company announced nothing less than the beginning of a new era of British motorcycle construction. And the symbol of the beginning of this era will be the Norton V4SV sportbike, presented at once in two versions: Manx and Carbon. Scheduled for release next year, the V4SV is powered by a 1,200cc V-4-cylinder engine, developed in-house.
Meet Lifan KPT 400!Fri, 08 Oct 2021
The Chinese motorcycle Lifan KPT 400 is suspiciously similar to the tour enduro from Harley-Davidson. And at the same time it costs five times cheaper! More than one and a half million rubles for a new tourist enduro from Milwaukee is not a small amount, but it’s clear what you pay for.
Kymco DTX 125: another adventure scooter will appear in EuropeFri, 24 Sep 2021
Almost a year ago, Kymco presented its first DTX 360 crossover scooter, and just the other day it became known that Kymco introduced its younger brother DTX 125, which is declared as a 2022 model in Europe. it is equipped with a 125 cc liquid-cooled engine that develops a maximum power of 13 hp at 8750 rpm. The decrease in cubic capacity also affected the mass of the device: the DTX 125 "lost" to 176 kg.
Moto Guzzi is preparing to introduce a new model: the V100 MandelloWed, 01 Sep 2021
2021 is an anniversary year for the company from Mandello del Lario: Moto Guzzi is actively celebrating its 100th anniversary since its inception. And in honor of this date, the Italians have prepared a new model that, on the one hand, has retained the familiar architecture of Guzzi, on the other hand, slowly distanced itself from the past.
Aprilia has officially unveiled the Tuareg 660Mon, 23 Aug 2021
The main characteristics of the new tourist enduro have become clear. The Tuareg 660 mid-size touring enduro is officially unveiled as a 2022 model. The Aprilia Tuareg 660 is the third model, along with the RS 660 sportbike and Tuono 660 naked bike, built around the new 660cc inline-two with a maximum engine power in the adventure version - 80 hp, torque - 70 Nm.
Honda has applied for a European Vehicle Type Approval for a new modelFri, 06 Aug 2021
Earlier this year, a Japanese company patented the name and layout of the new NT1100 model. A while later, renderings of what a sports touring car with the engine and transmission from the CRF1100 Africa Twin might look like appeared on the network. Since then, no new information about the appearance of the NT1100 has been leaked, but just the other day it became clear that the model will be presented soon.
Lifan launches the updated KPT 150 tourenduroTue, 27 Jul 2021
For the 2022 season, the Chinese motorcycle manufacturer has updated the KPT line of motorcycles, consisting of two tourenduros with 200 and 450 cc engines. In order to improve environmental performance, the younger model, the KPT 200, received a smaller displacement engine - 149 cc and, correspondingly, the new name: KPT 150.
BMW introduced the production version of the CE 04 electric scooterThu, 08 Jul 2021
The BMW CE 04 stands out from the crowd primarily for its futuristic appearance, which clearly echoes the previously demonstrated concept. In general, this is no longer a classic scooter, on which an electric motor and a battery were screwed instead of an engine, but a device that was built taking into account all the advantages of an "electric" design.
Piaggio One electric scooter: the first details have recently appearedSun, 20 Jun 2021
The Piaggio One electric scooter will be available in three versions: One, One+ and One Active, differing in electric motor power and battery capacity. The base version will be equipped with a 1.2 kW motor and a 1.8 kWh battery. The maximum speed of the electric scooter will be only 45 km/h, the power reserve is about 55 km.
Honda has unveiled the 2022 CRF450RXFri, 04 Jun 2021
There are no crutial changes, the manufacture's engineers, with the help of factory racers, were fine-tuning the motorcycle. As a result, the enduro CRF450RX, like the cross-country CRF450R, received a retuned electronic engine control unit, as well as recalibrated shock absorbers, which had a positive effect on enduro handling.
Honda has announced plans to go completely zero-emissionSun, 30 May 2021
The company President Toshihiro Mibe said that Honda is committed to being completely carbon-neutral across all of its products. To do this, the company is expanding the range of electric vehicles and has also developed a standard for replaceable batteries Honda Mobile Power Pack.
Looking forward to the NX200 - Honda's new touring enduroThu, 06 May 2021
It will be a real adventurer, only a small one. The motorcycle will focus on the Asian markets. These isn't much information about the bike yet, but it is preliminary known that it will be built on the CB190 platform and will receive a single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 184 cc.
The new Norton plant has been launchedFri, 23 Apr 2021
At the first stage, the Brits will be engaged in the production of Commando 961, then the range of models produced will expand.The British brand, now owned by the Indian company TVS, is returning to the market as planned. The first step was the launch of a new plant in Solihull. The production capacity of the plant with an area of about 7000 sq.
Ducati has announced a recall campaign for the 2021 Multistrada V4Wed, 14 Apr 2021
Some motorcycles may experience issues with the valve wearing out. The campaign covers only 129 motorcycles. A Bologna-based company discovered that a direction valve from one of its suppliers was damaged.
Triumph TE-1: a breakthrough in the world of electric bikes or just another fairy tale?Sat, 20 Mar 2021
According to Triumph engineers, the fully ready-to-use TE-1 electric bike will weigh 220 kg, while it will be equipped with a 174 hp electric motor, and a 15 kWh batt ery will provide a cruising range of about 200 km. But the most important thing is not even these figures, but the charging speed: from 0 to 80% in just 20 minutes! This can already make even the most inveterate petrolheads turn their attention to "electric fellows".
The Italians presented fairing kits for the Triumph Trident 660Tue, 02 Mar 2021
The project was called Neptune - the Italians clearly decided to play with the Trident name. The Neptune S version will allow Triumph Trident to be equipped with a slender half-fairing, while the Neptune R, which is actually an S-version with additional elements, will turn the bike into a full-fledged full-fairing sportbike. As a result, the owner of the Neptune R kit will become the owner of a motorcycle according to the 3-in-1 scheme: a factory naked Trident, a motorcycle with a half-fairing and a fully hooded bike.
The other day, Honda patented the name and layout of the NT1100 motorcycleFri, 12 Feb 2021
The Africa Twin parallel twin will be installed in another chassis - an asphalt tourist one. Unfortunately, at the moment there are no official pictures, only the fantasies of fans and third-party designers. Only one thing is clear - the engine will be 1100cc, and just like the CRF1100 Africa Twin touring enduro and CMX1100 Rebel chopper, the engine will be offered with both a conventional motorcycle foot-shift gearbox and a DCT robot.