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Indian Motorcycle has unveiled the 2022 FTR lineupTue, 09 Feb 2021
That's right - now it's quite possible to talk about the family of "flat tracker" models, because from now on there are four models in it: FTR, FTR S, FTR R Carbon and FTR Rally. The FTR engine is unchanged, and even the 1203cc V-twin is still at 123bhp, but the engineers have tweaked the settings to make it Euro 5 compliant. Other than that, there are quite a few changes.
Honda has updated its flagship GL1800 Gold Wing tourer for 2021Tue, 19 Jan 2021
There are no radical changes, improvements have affected parts of Honda tourers that are important for ensuring the comfort of the rider. In addition, new color and graphic schemes have appeared for the 2021 models. The Tour version has Gunmeatal Black Metallic and Candy Ardent Red.
Husqvarna plans to introduce the touring enduro at the end of 2021 as a 2022 modelThu, 07 Jan 2021
Husqvarna's Norden 901 concept bike, unveiled in November 2019, found a great response among motorcyclists, and the company decided to put it into production with minimal changes. So there is very little time left before we finally see the machine in the dealer's showrooms! Moreover, the guys from the British MCN have already managed to ride the Husqvarna Norden 901.
The first Norton to roll off the assembly line in 2021 will be CommandoWed, 23 Dec 2020
The British company plans to produce 40 motorcycles of this model, most of which have already been prepaid. And only after the end of the story with Commando, the company will move on to the assembly of the V4 model, and then the two long-awaited Atlases. According to the company's management, the new model, Norton Atlas, currently still requires a number of final fine-tuning works before the start of mass production.
Suzuki has prepared a touring version of the V-Strom, the 1050XT TourFri, 11 Dec 2020
Suzuki has expanded its lineup by simply adding three black-painted aluminum panniers to the older V-Strom. The resulting "V-Strom" package has acquired its own name: Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Tour. The total volume of the top and both side cases is 112 liters.
New Benelli models: now "eight hundred"Sun, 29 Nov 2020
Leoncino 800 is a vagabond with a retro look. In-line "two" with a working volume of 754cc develops a maximum power of 80 hp. The engine is mated with a six-speed slipper clutch gearbox and mounted in a birdcage steel frame.
Production of 650cc Norton models will start at the end of next yearTue, 17 Nov 2020
In addition to the release of V4 and Commando models, the British plan to expand their lineup. The Norton V4 and Commando motorcycles, presented to the public in 2018, will not start rolling off the assembly line until the end of 2021. This is primarily due to the fact that Norton, owned by the Indian company TVS, is currently busy transferring production from Donnington Hall to Solihull.
BMW has introduced the R18 Classic, the second model of the new familySat, 10 Oct 2020
The BMW R18 Classic received a wide 16-inch front wheel, a windshield and leather side bags. In addition, it is equipped with a passenger seat, two extra LED lights and cruise control as standard. If desired, both glass and bags can be quickly removed, quickly turning the touring into a cruiser.
Honda introduced the European version of the MSX125 Grom 2021 model yearSat, 12 Sep 2020
The legendary microbike received an engine that complies with Euro5 standards and significantly upgraded looks. In addition, the MSX125 will now also be sold under its own name Grom on the European market. Honda Grom received an updated 125cc single-cylinder engine with 9.6 horsepower, aggregated with a five-speed gearbox instead of the previous "four-speed".
The Real "screamer": Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25RWed, 05 Aug 2020
It seemed that the glorious times of the tiny "fours" - 250cc sportbikes with boosted engines to almost 50 hp are long gone. But the Indonesian branch of the Kawasaki enterprise resurrected this breed! The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R sportbike with a 51hp at 15,500 rpm four-cylinder engine is entering the local market, as well as the markets of some other countries of the Far East, including Japan.
Honda will introduce the new CBR600RR later this yearWed, 08 Jul 2020
There has been no official information from Honda about the new generation CBR600RR yet, but it became known that the 2021 model will echo the older Fireblade in terms of its exterior. The "Six hundred" will receive a "two-eyed" LED head optics, the air intake will be located in the middle. Winglets will be added to the fairing to increase downforce at high speeds.
Triumph introduced a new model - Trekker GTTue, 23 Jun 2020
And it's not even a motorcycle. A two-wheeled novelty from Hinckley is an electric bicycle with a range of 145 km. The new two-wheeled Triumph is visually as close as possible to a classic road bike, all electrical equipment - a battery, an electric motor, wiring - is carefully hidden from strangers' eyes in an aluminum frame.
The Indian Motorcycle Company has registered new motorcycle namesTue, 02 Jun 2020
The Guardian and Pursuit names will apparently be the versions based on the new Indian Challenger. Introduced at the end of last year, the Indian Challenger immediately attracted some attention thanks to very interesting "stuffing". It is equipped with a liquid-cooled overhead engine with a displacement of 1769cc PowerPlus - the most powerful V-twin in Indian history, it develops 122 hp at 5500 rpm and 178 Nm at 3800 rpm.
Indian FTR CarbonSun, 17 May 2020
Indian FTR Carbon differs from the base model in the wide use of carbon fiber parts: the false tank and air filter housing, headlight housing, decorative passenger seat cover and front fender are made of carbon fiber. The motorcycle also has an Akrapović exhaust system made of titanium alloy. Otherwise, the Indian FTR Carbon is completely identical to the S-version of the FTR 1200.
Ducati has resumed productionTue, 21 Apr 2020
Italian motorcycle manufacturers are gradually returning from forced downtime. Ducati was the first to resume production of bikes. The Italian authorities have announced the so-called second phase of the return to normal life program, which begins on May 4 and involves the launch of a number of enterprises.
Honda has patented a technical solution from the arsenal of the Gold Wing tourer.Thu, 02 Apr 2020
The modern Honda Gold Wing is equipped with a double wishbone front suspension, which not only increases ride comfort, but also allows the geometry of the motorcycle not to change during acceleration and braking. Lever suspension, which stabilizes the bahavior, may appear on other models of the company in the future. This is hinted at by patent images of similar systems integrated into the design of completely different motorcycles - the “classic” CB1100 and the small-capacity C125 Super Cub.
A crazy traveler on a Yamaha R1 will go to the North PoleMon, 23 Mar 2020
Lucassen is a man who can be surely called a maniac. He has been traveling for a long time. In 1995, he went on a three-year round-the-world route on a Honda Fireblade and covered over 160 thousand kilometers, and in 2001 he started on a Yamaha YZF-R1 and traveled about 250 thousand kilometers in five years.
KTM to stop production due to coronavirusSat, 07 Mar 2020
Pierer Mobility has announced plans to temporarily stop assembling KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas brands from March 30 to April 10. We are talking about the plant in Mattighofen, where "orange" motorcycles and Husqvarna are produced, as well as a factory in Girona, Spain. The company is taking this step to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Turenduro Moto Guzzi V85 TT has become the locomotive of Piaggio Group salesThu, 20 Feb 2020
The Italian concern reported positive sales results for 2019. Over the past year, the brand merger showed a 1.3% increase in sales to 611,300 units, of which 399,600 units (+1.6%) were two-wheeled vehicles. Sales statistics in the Asia-Pacific region improved markedly, with a 14.5 percent increase.
Turenduro!Tue, 21 Jan 2020
MV Agusta talked about the new "nomad". In an interview with Motociclismo, Sardarov spoke about another new product that will definitely excite riders all around the world. It turns out that the company from Varese is preparing a tourist enduro.
The Milwaukee-based company has unveiled its new V-twinFri, 03 Jan 2020
The Milwaukee-based company has unveiled its new V-twin, a 131-inch 'crate engine' designed for post-2017 Touring models. Harley-Davidson has not yet had large engines in terms of capacity and power. This behemoth, which looks like a work of modern technoart, is called the Screamin' Eagle Milwaukee-Eight 131.
Isn't it enough! Honda told about production volumes in the last 70 yearsSun, 15 Dec 2019
Japan's number one motorcycle manufacturer has produced 400 million two-wheelers since 1949. Interestingly, the increase in production rates has occurred in recent decades. The company approached the one hundred millionth mark in 1997, in 2008 they reported about 200 million sold units of motor vehicles, and overcame the mark of 300 million copies in 2014.
Indian introduces new PowerPlus engineWed, 20 Nov 2019
The apparatus with a 60-degree camber of the cylinder block can hardly be called the “little brother” of the 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111 engine - its capacity is 1769cc, but in terms of design solutions, the motors are fundamentally different. Let's start with the fact that, according to the manufacturer, the new engine is the most powerful in its class - it develops 121hp at 5500rpm and 178 Nm at 3800 rpm. PowerPlus, like the Scout motor, has an overhead camshaft, is equipped with four valves per cylinder and hydraulic compensators, eliminating the need to adjust clearances, the cooling is liquid.
Improving the monster: Aprilia will upgrade the RSV4 Factory sportbikeWed, 06 Nov 2019
The second generation of the Aprilia RSV4 sportbike will be released around 2021, but for now the company continues to upgrade this impressive motorcycle. As part of last year's modernization, the RSV4 Factory modification debuted with an engine that increased the capacity to 1078cc that can develop 217hp at 13,200 rpm and 122Nm and 11,000 rpm. Now, according to the current information, the monster will receive a semi-active Öhlins suspension and a new color scheme.
New intrigue: Ducati unveiled the crossover Multistrada V4Sun, 27 Oct 2019
An all-terrain motorcycle with an engine from the Panigale V4 sportbike will be included in the 2021 model year palette. But there is something else to it. The Multistrada V4 will not replace the well-known Multistrada 1260 and 950, but will be offered alongside them.
New KTM 1290 Super Adventure Gets Active Cruise ControlSat, 05 Oct 2019
The Austrians are testing a prototype of an upgraded large "nomad", which will receive an unprecedented electronic system. The design of the front of the modern Super Adventure a la “giant mutant insect” still raises questions from the faithful fans, and the closer it gets to the presentation of the new features the more concerns there will be - a huge slot will appear below between the headlights. This is not a design whim, but a technological necessity.
Time to get a 'naked': Yamaha has introduced the new MT-125Sat, 21 Sep 2019
Recently, the company showed a fresh MT-03, and now is the turn of his younger brother. Stylistically, the MT-125 shares a common style with other street hooligans from Yamaha according to the marketing concept of The Dark Side of Japan. Well, the technical filling is identical to that of the YZF-R125 sportbike.
Combat mask: Kawasaki has upgraded the Ninja 650Mon, 02 Sep 2019
Now the Ninja 650 is stylistically similar to the Ninja 400, the ZX-6R, and the 'one-liter' Versys. The optics are LED, the visor is narrower and higher. The second upgrade is a new 4.3-inch TFT instrument panel that can connect to a smartphone via the Rideology app.
Little brother: Honda introduced a "nano version" of the X-ADV scooterSun, 11 Aug 2019
The model is called ADV 150 and, despite its similarity with the X, it has nothing to do with it. The engine is a single-cylinder with a volume of 149.3 "cubes", developing 14.2 hp at 8500 rpm and 13.8 Nm at 6500 rpm. Suspension is a regular telescopic fork and two Showa rear shocks.
Ducati won the elegance pageant with color effectsFri, 19 Jul 2019
Ducati's designers' maneuver is elegant, efficient and simple - it is based on the Hypermotard 950, which received new design elements from the company's catalog, a different subframe and an original color scheme that is especially striking. These touches were enough to transform the bike and win an award, despite the fact that there is nothing conceptual in it. But what the hell - it's a beauty!