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21.3 million euros in a few days: MV Agusta exclusive sold out.Mon, 01 Jul 2019
The Varese company announced that 300 copies of the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro supernaked and the same number of Superveloce 800 Serie Oro retrosport bikes found their owners a few days after the pre-orders opened.
The Hollywood actor became the representative of the Moto Guzzi tour enduroWed, 12 Jun 2019
In fact, our old sport Ewan McGregor is not only a Hollywood star but also a big fan of motorcycles, including Moto Guzzi products. In 2013, he was honored to represent the California 1400 and is now an ambassador for the V85 TT touring enduro (Tutto Terreno). The V85 TT is an interesting and powerful model that has been ordered by more than ten thousand bikers around the world even before its introduction.
MV Agusta will launch an amazing retro modelSun, 19 May 2019
The Superveloce 800 sportbike, with 1970s flair, is the new a 2020 model. The Superveloce 800 is based on the F3 with an 800cc three-cylinder engine but masterfully disguises its origins with a carbon fiber fairing with a round headlight, a spectacular tail with a round lamp and a marvellous 3-1-3 exhaust system instead of the usual vertical rank of pipes.
Yamaha will give a third wheel to its scooterSun, 05 May 2019
The Japanese did not have enough unusual Niken bikes so they patented the design of a new 3-wheeler scooter. The device will probably be called the Tricity 300 and will presumably be powered by a 292cc engine from the 28hp XMax 300 maxi-scooter. We're looking forward to the debut of the production version at the end of the year at EICMA.
Indian has registered a new nameMon, 22 Apr 2019
What lies behind the promising Challenger name? The Challenger evokes strong associations with the Dodge muscle car but obviously the world will have to expand its consciousness for the foreseeable future - apparently, Indian is preparing a motorcycle of the same name. This is indicated by a patent dated March 27.
Aprilia will present a new sportbike this autumnThu, 04 Apr 2019
The company confirmed to the French publication Moto-Station that such a significant event will take place in the autumn at the EICMA Milan show. However, the final look of the motorcycle remains a mystery. Judging by the not too legible photo of the prototype that was recently caught on camera during tests, there will still be a difference between the exhibition and the road copy.
Famous rider Zef Eisenberg will try to beat the current world record and squeeze 320 kmh out of the Hayabusa compressorTue, 19 Mar 2019
Eisenberg survived the horrendous crash and set the sand speed record last year, but that wasn't enough for him. The brave guy will attend the Ice Speed Weekend event which will take place on the ice of an eight-kilometer lake in Sweden on March 1 and 2. The current record is 300 km/h but Zef intends to significantly surpass this result.
KTM is preparing a new two-cylinder engineFri, 08 Mar 2019
KTM is planning a line of motorcycles with an engine capacity of around 500cc which will be produced at the Bajaj plant in India and sold in emerging markets and it also intends to expand the palette of bikes on the LC8c platform (799 cc “double”).
The new Triumph Daytona 765 sportbike is hereSat, 02 Feb 2019
The sportbike is powered by a 765cc three-cylinder engine that first debuted on the naked Street Triple and then became the standard for the Moto2 racing class. The equipment will include an Öhlins NIX30 inverted fork and a rear TTX monoshock, Brembo Stylema braking system, TFT instrument panel, tilting ABS and a drive mode select system.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 Sportbike Gets New VVT SystemTue, 29 Jan 2019
Suzuki has adopted the SR-VVT (Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing) system on the 2017 GSX-R1000. A centrifugal drive system is integrated into the intake gear and adjacent guide plate. It features 12 steel balls and slant grooves to rotate and synchronize the intake valve at a predetermined RPM for increased power at high RPMs.
Expensive pleasure: the cost of the electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire announcedSat, 05 Jan 2019
The first "electric train" from Milwaukee - this time for real! - will appear on the New World market in August and is expected to be one of the most expensive models in the corporate palette. Nearly thirty thousand dollars ($29,799) is the minimum price for a Harley-Davidson LiveWire.
Goodbye Hyperbike: Suzuki Ends Hayabusa ProductionThu, 27 Dec 2018
The legendary beast goes down in history after twenty years of dominating the highways, dragstrips and the earth's surface in general. The hyperbike is being discontinued due to non-compliance with the Euro-4 environmental standard, but its story does not end there. The company is clearly preparing its successor, as indicated by the renewal of the Hayabusa trademarks.
Aprilia RS660 Concept Sportbike Goes to ProductionThu, 13 Dec 2018
The Italian brand plans to turn the concept presented at EICMA 2018 into a road model. The beauty of the RS660 is rushing to the production line with leaps and bounds - a couple of pictures of the prototype undergoing track tests have been published on the Facebook social network.
Aging Liter: Kawasaki has updated the Versys 1000 crossoverThu, 29 Nov 2018
In addition to the upgraded basic version, the SE version with semi-active suspension is presented. For the 2019 model year, the asphalt tourer, built around a 1,043cc (120 hp and 102 Nm) inline-four, received an electronic throttle, cruise control, KTRC traction control, and Sport, Road, Rain and Rider power modes to choose from. Moreover, the introduction of the IMU inertial sensor, according to Japanese designers, made the electronics work more delicately than before.
All good things come to an end sometimeFri, 09 Nov 2018
MV Agusta has decided to mark the end of the career of its most famous F4 sportbike with a special edition. The superbike, named after the company's ex-president Claudio Castiglioni, is based on the F4 RC model.
Suzuki unveils long-range V-Strom 1000XT AdventureSun, 21 Oct 2018
Adventure is based on the 1000XT, a top-of-the-range 1037cc V-twin with 99 hp. and spoked wheels and differs from it in additional equipment. The set includes 37-litre aluminum saddlebags, a center stand, heated grips, roll bars and a distinctive blue-silver-white paint job.
Japanese jokes: Kawasaki introduced the "new" sports bike Ninja ZX-6RThu, 11 Oct 2018
The quotation marks are not accidental - the old ZX-6R is hidden under another dress. However, there are still some innovations. The first thing the 2019 sportbike differs from its predecessor, which debuted in 2013, has completely different lining and LED optics in the spirit of the younger Ninja 400.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R overtook the F-16 fighter jetTue, 25 Sep 2018
The fight, worthy of being called the drag duel of the year, took place on the territory of the new airfield in Istanbul as part of the Teknofest aviation and space technology festival. The extreme compressor monster, which does not have access to public roads, has shown that the F-16 fighter jet and the Bombardier Challenger 600 business class aircraft on the earth's surface are not competitors to it. Slightly behind the two-wheeled rocket and the championship car Red Bull RB8 2012.
The Vespa electric scooter will appear in the fallTue, 04 Sep 2018
Piaggio Group will launch production of the first electric ""stool"" in September. The novelty will receive an electric motor that develops over 200Nm, and a lithium-ion battery, designed for 1000 recharge cycles, which will provide a power reserve of up to 100 km in the basic version and up to 200 km in the Elettrica X version. The equipment will include the Vespa Multimedia Platform, which combines a smartphone and a scooter and allowing you to read data not only from the Vespa's dashboard, but also get it on the gadget's screen.
BMW S1000RR: new speed recordSun, 19 Aug 2018
The achievement was chalked up to the fearless Erin Sills of the Hunter Sills Racing team. 242 mph (389 km/h)! This is the maximum speed shown by the jet lady on the salt lake in Bolivia.
The Italian legend discovered World Superbike in 2014 and is now returning to MotoGP after a 42-year absenceWed, 01 Aug 2018
The Varese brand, which announced its debut in the Moto2 middle grand prix class, has already shown preview images of the sportbike that the Forward Racing Team will launch in the 2019 season. Now the final look and technical details are presented. The contestant, like other participants in the Moto2 battle, will receive a three-cylinder 765-cc Triumph engine, which will replace the “four” from the Honda CBR600RR with a volume of 600 “cubes” next year.
Anniversary Monster: Ducati introduced a special versionTue, 24 Jul 2018
The legendary Ducati Monster turns 25 this year. This event will be remembered for centuries, also thanks to the limited edition. Limited to 500 units, the Monster 1200 25° Anniversario edition is technically identical to the standard naked and features the same 147hp Testastretta L-twin, but with different detailing.
Norton has announced a stylish scramblerSun, 08 Jul 2018
The boss of the British brand, Stuart Garner, published images of a promising model on his Twitter. Norton's Atlas and P11 scramblers from the sixties will have an heir! The 650 Atlas Scrambler, based on the same models from the past, still exists in virtual reality and is content only with the status of a concept.
BMW Motorrad has shown what can be built around the in-line "two" from the middle "goose" F850GSTue, 26 Jun 2018
The 9Cento is a sports tourer with crossover features, and its appearance evokes associations of Italian design. So, for example, the short sportbike “tail” unobtrusively resembles the upturned, stunningly beautiful stern of Ducati Panigale sportbikes. The motorcycle is built on the basis of an in-line two-cylinder engine from the BMW F850GS, and we would not completely rule out the possibility of such a handsome man appearing in the production program.
Turbobike Suzuki: Details!Sun, 03 Jun 2018
A new patent image reveals something new about the serialization of the Recursion concept. As we already know, the Hamamatsu company is preparing a commercial version of the Recursion show bike and its main feature will be a 700cc turbocharged inline two-cylinder engine, which is distinguished by powerful traction in a wide rev range. But on the way to the assembly line, the device will noticeably change, as hinted at by patent images.
MV Agusta returns to MotoGPMon, 28 May 2018
The Italian brand will rediscover the royal championship after a 40-year absence. In the 2019 season, the Agustas will start the battle in the intermediate Moto2 class, where all teams use one engine. Here’s a reminder that starting from next year, a single unit will be the 765-cc Triumph, which will replace the 600-cc four-cylinder Honda engine.
Ducati Multistrada 1260 will fly up the mountainMon, 07 May 2018
The Italian crossover will take part in the legendary Pikes Peak race and try to improve KTM's result. Last year, Chris Fillmore and the wicked KTM 1290 Super Duke R set a record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, completing a 19.99 km course with 156 turns in 9 minutes 49.625 seconds. But back in 2012, the Ducati Multistrada went out of 10 minutes and became the two-wheeled route record holder.
Indian recalls 'rebel' motorcyclesThu, 19 Apr 2018
3,341 bikes fell under the service action. The New World has announced a recall of Indians released from October 25, 2016 to November 17, 2017. The problem is that the switch is corroded, which can cause the engine to start unintentionally if the key fob is close to the motorcycle.
Honda introduced the new scooter PCX125Sun, 01 Apr 2018
"Stool" received a fresh design, a more powerful engine, ABS and LED optics. A new generation of the model is presented, which will definitely interest the audience. The device has been completely upgraded.
MV Agusta unveils Captain America bikeFri, 23 Mar 2018
A special edition based on the Brutale 800 RR. However, you can’t say that they created something new, since the Brutale 800 RR America variant differs from the standard motorcycle only in decor elements. In particular, red-white-blue coloring and new seat upholstery.