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Benelli introduced a new tourerTue, 06 Mar 2018
The bike is equipped with an in-line "two", but the power is unlikely to impress. Qianjiang, which owns the Benelli brand, has introduced a new 302 Tourer to the Chinese market with a nice design, but not the most advanced stuffing. The motorcycle has a 300cc engine from a naked BN302, but in a slightly derated format - it develops 34 hp and 27 Nm (naked has 37 “horses” and 26 Nm).
Yamaha FJR1300 will serve the lawFri, 16 Feb 2018
Truth be told, it will not be domestic motorcycle battalions that will receive it, but overseas cops. It is, perhaps, for the best. Yankees in police uniforms are tired of riding on cruisers - a patrol version of the Yamaha FJR1300 tourer, which is sold in the New World market, was specially developed for them.
Triumph introduced a new urban hooliganMon, 05 Feb 2018
Naked Speed Triple got an update! The super-charismatic Speed Triple first appeared in 1994 and was essentially a Daytona 900 sportbike without a fairing. The new device is presented in the S and RS versions, carries the former 1050 index, but can do something more than its predecessor.
Harley-Davidson to compete in Hill ClimbWed, 24 Jan 2018
For the first time in the history of the World Extreme Games, in addition to skiers, snowboarders and other extreme winter sports, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders will also start competing. The new Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb medal discipline will be introduced during the final days of the games, which will take place from January 25 to 28, 2018. Athletes will climb on motorcycles on the slope of the SuperPipe track.
KTM Unveils RC390R Combat SportbikeTue, 09 Jan 2018
The Austrian sportbike will be limited to 500 pieces. KTM knows a lot not only about tourenduro or supermoto - in its history there was an unforgettable sportbike 1190 RC8, and now there is a nimble “shorty” RC390. Each RC390R features a fully adjustable WP suspension, a different handlebar for a more racing fit, folding clutch and brake levers, and a modified engine intake tract.
Law enforcement moved to two heavily modified CRF1000L Africa TwinSat, 02 Dec 2017
The level of development of modern motorcycles is so high that the police could safely choose the standard model and not feel left out. But no - they ordered two custom bikes! In the end they could take the extreme Africa Twin Adventure Sports which is an excellent option, although quite specific for the road service.
Having successfully performed in the segment of maxi-scooters, BMW specialists decided to attack the average cubic capacitySat, 18 Nov 2017
But the mid-size Bavarian should also radiate some premium vibes! What is achieved with the unusual design and high-end equipment. So, the standard equipment includes LED lighting, traction control, also you can order - a keyless access system and a 6.5-inch color display with the ability to connect to a smartphone.
KTM Unveils New 790 Duke And… Something ElseMon, 06 Nov 2017
A fresh naked and tour enduro prototype debuted at EICMA. The KTM 790 Duke is equipped with a compact 799cc LC8c inline twin with up to 105 hp and 86 Nm. The engine is housed in the traditional KTM steel birdcage frame and is part of the power structure.
Real "electric train": soon Harley-Davidson will launch an eco-friendly cruiserFri, 27 Oct 2017
New details about the expansion of the model range of the American concern. The Americans are going to bring out "electric trains" - and we are not talking about the big Electra Glide tourer, but about ... full-fledged electric motorcycles!
Ural Baikal - a new limited bike with a sidecarThu, 12 Oct 2017
The Russian motorcycle manufacturer presented a special version of the motorcycle with a "sidecar", dedicated to the lake and the traveler. The Irbit manufacturer will release only 45 copies of the Baikal Limited Edition. Baikal was created on the basis of a motorcycle with a sidecar drive, has a "spare wheel", a trunk, protective arches, an additional searchlight and a "side car" windshield.
Ducati V4: Meet the RevolutionMon, 25 Sep 2017
The four-cylinder engine marked a new stage in the history of the brand. Ducati has introduced the new Desmocedici Stradale V4 engine. The "four" in configuration resembles the Grand Prix Desmocedici.
Honda gave birth to a new babySat, 02 Sep 2017
Naked 150SS Racer Concept turned into a production model.A show bike with a spectacular design and a cocky “racing” name was presented in March at the motor show in Bangkok, and starting with autumn it turned into a serial CB150R bike. The motor is a modest 150cc with two camshafts, liquid cooling and a six-speed gearbox. The CB150R features an inverted fork, a front caliper radial mount brake system and optional ABS.
Yamaha To Release Naked MT-09 SPTue, 29 Aug 2017
In 2018, the Japanese brand will introduce an advanced version of the MT-09 bike. An interesting novelty will be out this year. Yamaha's top naked MT-10, formidable and comfortable, has an SP version with adjustable Öhlins electronic suspension, TFT gauges and special coloring.
Indian 2018: arrows and tomahawksThu, 03 Aug 2017
The American brand has introduced a line of bikes for the new model year. The main model lines have innovations of various kinds. The most popular upgrade is a revised color scheme that refreshes the look of the motorcycles.
The new Yamaha Tenere is preparing to debutSun, 30 Jul 2017
The next-generation 689cc touring enduro is almost ready. The bike, magnificent in its conciseness and Dakar functionality, is a kind of preview of the future SUV that will replace the XT660Z Tenere. The rival of the BMW F800 GS/F 800 GS Adventure and the promising KTM 790 Adventure borrowed the 689cc inline-two from the Yamaha MT-07 and XSR700 (on these bikes it develops 74.8 hp and 68 Nm).
Ducati Multistrada will increase the "cubes"Tue, 11 Jul 2017
In the fall, at the EICMA Milan Motor Show, an updated tourenduro with an engine from the XDiavel muscle bike will appear in the beams of spotlights. According to preliminary data, the bike will replace the 1198.4cc L-twin Testastretta with a 1262cc Testastretta borrowed from the XDiavel. The difference in output between these two engines is negligible - with an identical power of 152 hp.
Ducati Multistrada 950 will turn into a two-wheeled ambulanceFri, 23 Jun 2017
During the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Race, two tourenduros will be on the lookout. Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is 156 turns, 12.42 miles (about 20 kilometers) long and an elevation difference of 1439m between the start and finish points. The difficult route requires special doctors' transport, so during the upcoming 95th race, two Ducati Multistrada 950 touring enduros in the appropriate color scheme and with flashing beacons will be on guard for the health of the pilots.
Husqvarna upgraded supermoto FS 450Thu, 08 Jun 2017
For the 2018 model year, the looks of the Husk has remained virtually unchanged, with the exception of slightly different color graphics. There are some technical metamorphoses, and one of the main ones is a new reverse slip clutch from the Swiss company Suter Industries. But still, it's a familiar fighter with a 449cc single-barreled 63bhp, WP monoshock rear, 16.5" front and 17" rear wheels on Bridgestone slicks.
Crossover Honda CRF450R again upgradedWed, 24 May 2017
The first update is related to the kickstarter, or rather, its absence: now the “single-barrel” in the basic version is started by an electric starter with a very light Li-ion battery. The second difference of the newly rejuvenated CRF450R is the suspension with changed settings - obviously, it steers more fun and perky than before.
BMW showed the electric scooter of the futureFri, 05 May 2017
Motorrad Concept Link is a two-wheeled gadget that understands its owner. An electric propulsion system with a traction battery located in the lower part of the “body” and a motor that transmits traction to the rear wheel via a belt drive is far from the most remarkable aspect of the concept. For example, it has a stretched wheelbase and reverse gear.
BMW is developing a carbon fiber sportbikeSat, 22 Apr 2017
The super-exclusive version of the S1000RR, like the Superleggera, features a power structure, carbon fiber empennage and wheels, as well as Öhlins forks, Brembo brakes and an Akrapovič exhaust system. The bike will be released in limited edition.
Yamaha XSR900 wins againSun, 09 Apr 2017
Yamaha's roadster now has one more achievement on the long list - this time the bike was awarded with the prestigious Red Dot Award for design. It is the fifth in a row for this model and the fifth for the company. Not bad huh!
From the gates of the Irbit plant comes the upgraded "citizen" Ural cTThu, 30 Mar 2017
From the gates of the Irbit plant comes the upgraded "citizen" Ural cT - the most affordable motorcycle in the lineup, which has gained points in comfort. The old-school control panel was replaced with a trendy panel with built-in electronics. The second important innovation, for which the riders who decide to buy will sing the glory to IMZ, are the more comfortable “one and a half” seats, which replaced the rubber “frogs” (or “tractor” ones, as you like).
Honda announced a hardcore version of the Africa TwinThu, 09 Mar 2017
At the Motodays show in Rome, Honda announced a hardcore version of the Africa Twin, featuring Dakar styling, technical innovations and a price tag that surpasses the exterior of the motorcycle in severity. The Italian division of Honda has comprehensively modified the CRF1000L, giving it the dashing style of an experimental vehicle along the way. There is a pretty good attempt to endow the motorcycle with the features of a Dakar monster.
Suzuki has updated the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000FSun, 19 Feb 2017
The GSX-S1000 street fighter, based on the 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5 sportbike engine, and its faired F-version came out two years ago. This spectacular couple began the new year of 2017 with updates. The rider will certainly notice the presence of a new clutch with reverse slip, providing smoother downshifts!
Harley-Davidson Unveils New Road King SpecialWed, 01 Feb 2017
The new modification for 2017 received a Milwaukee-Eight engine, a new fork and rear shock. With a dry weight of 355kg, the bike is powered by a 1750cc Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin engine delivering 150Nm at 3250rpm. The same unit is put not only on the Road King line, but also on other bikes from Milwaukee.
Ducati and Diesel create exclusive DiavelThu, 26 Jan 2017
Motorcycle manufacturer Ducati and famous clothing brand Diesel teamed up around the Diavel muscle bike, and this is the result. From the outside, this is an ordinary Diavel, but it differs in a number of stylistic nuances, which, in fact, make it a unique product. One of the main and most noticeable design innovations is the deliberately shabby stainless steel fuel tank.
Sportbike BMW S1000 RR received a turbocharger and almost 300Fri, 06 Jan 2017
This formidable "bimmer" appears to have stylistic differences from the standard bike, although the main thing in it is not the design, it’s the technical stuffing. It turns the S1000 RR into a real rocket, dominating all the standard "1-litres". The master decided to increase the power and traction by installing a turbocharger!
The Japanese fantasized about the new Kawasaki Ninja 250Sun, 25 Dec 2016
The small sportbike was last updated in 2013, but the next update is just around the corner. The Japanese magazine Young Machine has published a hypothetical (or, who knows, very likely) image of the new generation Kawasaki Ninja 250, which will appear at the end of next year or in 2018. The render is intriguing: according to it, the younger “ninja” can get a “birdcage” frame and a “changeling” fork.
Aprilia unveils RSV4 R FW-GP sportbike with technical solutions from the world of MotoGPWed, 07 Dec 2016
On the New Year’s Eve, the company from Noale announced the launch of a new customer program for its racing division and removed the cover from four different variants of the RSV4 “sport liter” at once. At the same time, if the first three, in fact, are machines “cut down” to meet the technical regulations of the competition (two superstocks with different degrees of “roasting” RSV4 R FW-SSTK1 and RSV4 R FW-SSTK2, as well as a superbike RSV4 R-FW SBK), then the fourth , RSV4 R FW-GP, is something special. The new Aprilia is actually created on the basis of a road bike, with an implanted engine from the RS-GP 15 grand prix car.