A cruiser for the gaming generation
IMAGINE a cruiser made for a generation brought up on smart phones, Call of Duty and Tinder. Honda engineers imagined it, made it, and put on sale in limited numbers.
It’s called the NM4 Vultus and it is one of the most unexpected new bike launches of the year.
It shares its engine with ... Continue reading
Revised enduro has more midrange and top end power
YAMAHA has just revealed the 2015 WR250F, which goes on sale from February next year.
According to the Japanese firm, it's the first enduro machine to feature 'the famous Yamaha "rearward-inclined cylinder with reverse cylinder head" engine'.
Compared to the former WR250F engine, Yamaha says the 2015 design has more midrange and is ... Continue reading
Inspired by YZR-M1 MotoGP bike
HOPING for a new version of the R6 for 2015?
Bad luck. Yamaha has just unveiled next year's YZF-R6 and YZF-R125... with a new colour scheme.
It's 'Race Blu' to match one of the colour options for the new YZF-R3, and inspired by the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike.
The Race Blu R6 will be available from ... Continue reading
New litre-bike will be unveiled November 3
Yamaha has just released this video giving the first official confirmation that a new R1 will be unveiled early next month.
Titled 'Nothing stays the same', the video shows the new bike being put through its paces on track, along with a few comments from Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and four-times AMA superbike ... Continue reading
We told you it was coming
YAMAHA has just revealed the new YZF-R3, which goes on sale in Europe and the UK next year.
The 321cc parallel-twin is a bigger version of the YZF-R25 which was unveiled for Asian markets in May.
With 42hp and 21.8lbft, the R3 looks good to take on competition in the European ... Continue reading
‘No Surrender’ members join Kurdish forces
MEMBERS of a Dutch motorcycle gang have joined up with Kurdish forces in Iraq to fight against ISIS.
The gang, called No Surrender, was only formed last year, but was founded by a former leader of the Satudarah MC – rivals to the Hells Angels with close ties to the Banditos and ... Continue reading
Suck, squeeze, bang... blow
WONDERING what variable valve timing actually means? Well, don't.
Ducati has shown us in this video demonstrating its new Desmodromic Variable Timing, coming to the Multistrada for 2015.
If a subtitled presentation is more your cup of tea, there's also this, from Ducati's head of product marketing Giulio Malagoli.
DON'T want to ... Continue reading
A cruiser that's 'accessible to any rider'
KAWASAKI has just announced it will add a new middleweight cruiser to its European line-up for 2015, the Vulcan S.
Already unveiled in the US, the Vulcan S uses the 649cc parallel-twin engine from the Versys 650 and ER6 range, but detuned for more cruiser-like bottom-end and mid-range.
It makes 61hp and 46lbft, and ... Continue reading
‘under construction’ shots revealed
BRITISH marque Matchless has released new pictures of the Model X Reloaded.
The ‘under construction’ shots are the first official pictures since Matchless released renderings of the bike last month.
Detailed specs are still thin on the ground, but we do know the Model X Reloaded has a six-speed gearbox and ... Continue reading
Variable valve timing means 160hp for updated performance-adventure bike
DUCATI has just unveiled details of the new 2015 Multistrada with variable valve timing.
The firm has followed up its enigmatic release of last week which said 'DVT is coming' by issuing full details of the new engine.
We were right - DVT isn't ... Continue reading
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