Firm claims new bike 'just a concept'
HOREX, manufacturer of the six-cylinder circa £20k Roadster, displayed a new 'exploratory' model at Intermot.Dubbed the Horex VR6 Classic, it was on show to gauge interest from potential buyers.The Classic features a few subtle changes from the Roadster, including wire wheels, a different coloured seat and pin-striped ... Continue reading
'Bagger' joins Suzuki's line-up
SUZUKI unveiled their Intruder C1500T at Intermot yesterday.
The cruiser adds a true 'Bagger' to Suzuki's range. It will come with integrated luggage as standard and is available in black; black wheels, tank, exhausts and panniers.
Powered by Suzuki's existing 1,462cc v-twin from the Intruder M1500. A 'Bagger' is a term coined ... Continue reading
Stoner has announced he will be back in the saddle for Motegi
CASEY STONER has announced on his blog that he will be fit to return for the Japanese Grand Prix on the 14th of October.
Reigning champion Stoner was previously expected to return in time for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, but it now seems he will be rejoining his team ... Continue reading
Three of Ducati's top brass check out the opposition
Manufacturers checking out manufacturers is nothing new. At trade shows like Intermot rival manufacturers are as eager as the journalists to see the new models being unveiled.
I happened across three of Ducati's top brass checking out the bikes on Triumph's stand, Left to right you have: Diego Sgorbati, Marketing Director, Gabriele ... Continue reading
The out-of-the-box World Superbike racer. There's just one catch.
POSSIBLY holding back any truly new models for EICMA, Ducati did present their new 1199RS.
Dubbed the 1199RS13, it's the bike World Superbike teams buy. Prepared for racing by Ducati Corse, it may look like an 1199, but there's a whole host of changes; from the obvious gas forks and carbon fairings, ... Continue reading
Inspired by Dr Big: Suzuki's concept likely to soon be reality
SUZUKI unveiled this V-Strom 1000 concept at Intermot and it's due for production in 2014.
Lagging behind in the big capacity Adventure sector for years, Suzuki have moved the DL1000 V-Strom on with this new showing. According to Suzuki it has been inspired by the DR 800 - also known as Dr ... Continue reading
Could this be the Benelli Quattro engine mated to a Generic frame
GENERIC are establishing a name for themselves in the smaller capacity market but this 600cc naked, te GRS600, shows they have big-bike aspirations.
Featuring a four-cylinder 600cc engine made by - Chinese owned - Benelli, the engine could be the remnants of Benelli's 'Quattro' project which was rumoured to be on display ... Continue reading
Celebrating huge sales over the past 27 years
SUZUKI have launched this limited edition GSX-R1000 model at Intermot.
Celebrating '1 million' GSX-Rs sold since its launch in 1985, Suzuki are producing just 1985 of these GSX-R1000s worldwide.
Unfortunately it is just a paintjob with a couple of plaques and nothing that beefs up the performance. Still, the paint looks nice.Continue reading
It's not all about the GS
GIVEN that BMW was launching the new R1200GS at Cologne it's perhaps no surprise that KTM has been happy to let some details, spy shots and early test rides of its new-for-2013 Adventure and Adventure R out prior to the show. But this is still officially its unveiling.
Against the GS – ... Continue reading
Crescent Suzuki team manager Jack Valentine to leave at the end of the 2012 season
AFTER five years, Jack Valentine has announced that this will be his last season with Crescent Suzuki.
He will leave the team at the end of the current season - the two parties appear to be on good terms. Valentine said: 'I have enjoyed my five years with the Crescent Suzuki Superbike ... Continue reading
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