Or what the Brammo Empulse R did next
VICTORY Motorcycles has unveiled its first fully electric production model but don’t get too excited: it’s a revised and re-branded version of the Brammo Empulse R.
Called the Empulse TT, it’s also currently set to go on sale in the US only, until Victory completes ... Continue reading
Triumph’s best-seller to be revamped soon
DESPITE being one of the most expensive bikes in the firm’s range the Tiger Explorer is Triumph’s top seller in the UK. And this spy shot proves it’s set to be heavily updated in the near future.
The bike’s main components – the engine ... Continue reading
Entry-level 2017 machine spotted
WE’VE already seen several versions of Triumph’s next-generation Bonneville and now we can add another to the list in the form of this entry-level offering.
Previous pictures have revealed an array of the 2017 machines, starting with a brace of café-racer models spotted as ... Continue reading
Plus official price
HONDA has revealed specifications of the new Africa Twin, the final production version of the machine unveiled last year as the True Adventure Prototype.
The CRF1000L Africa Twin has an all-new 998cc parallel-twin engine making a claimed 95hp and 72lbft in a steel semi-double-cradle frame.
It comes with Honda’s automatic Dual ... Continue reading
One stolen scooter, one angry cop and the busy streets of Taiwan
A SUSPECTED scooter thief in Taiwan tries every trick in the book to outrun this determined cop.
On the streets of one of the most densely populated islands in the world the flip-flopped fleeing rider makes erratic turns, rides against oncoming traffic and takes risks that can only end in getting T-boned ... Continue reading
Honda confirms stuck throttle thwarts Stoner comeback
CASEY Stoner's return to competitive racing ended in a broken shoulder and fractured leg when the throttle stuck open on his Fireblade at the Suzuka 8 Hours.
Honda confirmed the crash was caused by a throttle stuck open at 26 degrees as Stoner approached the hairpin.
The former MotoGP Champion was leading the ... Continue reading
Honda confirms price as €12,100 in Europe
HONDA'S new Africa Twin will cost €12,100 in Europe - that’s £8,550 if the same price reaches the UK, making it £3,350 cheaper than a BMW R1200GS.
Of course, there are some provisos here. The pound is strong at the moment, which skews the conversion, plus the ... Continue reading
Yamaha takes first win since 1996 as disaster strikes Honda squad
YAMAHA Factory Racing Team took the win at the iconic Suzuka 8-Hours endurance race whilst Casey Stoner crashed out on his fifth lap.
Yamaha made a dominant return to the Suzuka 8-Hours as a factory effort after MotoGP’s Pol Espargaro claimed pole position with a 2:06.000. Espargaro’s lap time was also a ... Continue reading
'Stuck throttle = broken scapula + fractured tibia,' explains the Australian
DOUBLE MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner crashed out of whilst leading the Suzuka 8-Hours endurance race which has resulted in a broken leg and shoulder.
The 29-year-old was on his first stint in this year's Suzuka 8-Hours after taking over from team-mate Takumi Takahashi for the #634 Musashi Honda team when his ... Continue reading
Former MotoGP rider to continue in place of injured Smrz
JOHN Hopkins will return on the Ducati Panigale for the next round of the British Superbike Championship when it heads to Thruxton.
After an impressive debut at Brands Hatch, where the American finished sixth in race one, he will now line-up for the fast Hampshire circuit, his Lloyds Moto Rapido Ducati team ... Continue reading
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