Car-style anti-crash tech in production for 2014
KTM'S 2014-spec 1190 Adventure and Adventure R will be the first production bikes to benefit from Bosch’s new ‘MSC’ Motorcycle Stability Control system which takes the ideas of traction control, combined brake systems and anti-lock to the next logical stage.
The main target is making the systems work in corners as well as ... Continue reading
96.8bhp, 228kg and a price of "around £10,000" for Dr Big-inspired adventure bike
SUZUKI has announced the specifications of its new V-Strom 1000 adventure bike.
The 1036 V-twin will make 96.8bhp and 75.9lbft of torque, the firm says.
It will weigh 228kg, 8kg less than the original DL1000 V-Strom, which was more road-biased and went out of production in 2009. It makes the new bike the lightest ... Continue reading
Revised model only £100 more than current
THE revised Z1000SX will cost £9,299, only £100 more than the current version, Kawasaki has announced.
With ABS it will be £9,699 also up £100 on this year's price.
The popular sports tourer has been given a number of revisions for 2014, including traction control with three settings, two power modes and new brakes and ... Continue reading
Is this the ZX-10R-based machine we’ve been waiting for?
KAWASAKI has launched a teaser website for its latest “Z” model – a machine it’s boldly referring to as “The Ultimate Motorcycle”.
It’s the first official acknowledgement of the Z1000’s replacement, which is believed to ditch the old ZX-9R-derived, 1043cc four-cylinder motor in favour of a full-fat 998cc ZX-10R unit, complete ... Continue reading
Kawasaki's 2014 Z1000SX features an optional luggage system with one key - an allen key
I'M in Austria for the launch of Kawasaki's 2014 Z1000SX sports tourer.
The revised model has traction control, uprated ABS which discourages forward roll and a neat new one-key optional pannier system which is four inches narrower than the old one.
The boxes mount directly onto the grab rails with a quick-release mechanism, ... Continue reading
Huge crash sees TT Legends withdraw
HONDA TT Legends were forced to retire from the 24-Hours at Le Mans after their rider Simon Andrews was taken to the medical centre after a four-bike accident in the sixth hour.
The British team tweeted shortly after: "Simon Andrews has been taken to the medical centre. He is conscious and coherent ... Continue reading
Assen crash-fest leaves championship wide open
£300 silencer gives extra 4.9bhp and saves 5.4kg, say makers
PERFORMANCE exhaust manufacturer Scorpion has launched a silencer for Kawasaki's Z800e which it says adds 4.9bhp while shaving 5.4kg off weight.
The Z800e is Kawasaki's A2-friendly version of the Z800, with claimed power reduced from 111 to 94bhp. A2 licence holders limited to 47bhp can ride a machine which has been restricted ... Continue reading
Samsung Honda rider seizes the initiative in controversial Showdown clash
Samsung Honda’s Alex Lowes made the best possible start to his Showdown challenge at Assen, scoring victory in the first race of the day. A popular recent addition to the British Superbike calendar, Assen provides teams and riders with a relatively unfamiliar challenge and stages the first of three deciding rounds ... Continue reading
Double the output of the basic model and with a heated collar
HEATED clothing maker Keis has added a new body warmer to its range which it says delivers double the output of the basic model.
The new Keis X20 Hi Powered Bodywarmer also has a heated collar.
It takes power from the bike's battery. The basic X10 model can either take power from the ... Continue reading
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