F800R coming in February, S1000XR not arriving until summer
BMW Motorrad UK has announced prices for the new S1000XR sports-tourer and F800R naked bike.
Rivaling Ducati’s Multistrada, the 160hp S1000XR will cost £12,400 on-the-road and comes with ABS, traction control and two riding modes as standard.
Two higher-spec variants of the XR will also be available, the Sport ... Continue reading
Watch the first UK road test of Kawasaki's updated 120hp tourer
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Engine and frame based on Honda's NC750 range
HONDA is working on a leaning three-wheeler like Yamaha's Tricity and Piaggio MP3 scooter - but this one is a motorcycle based on the NC750 platform.
The NC750 platform is already used in a diverse range of machines from the Integra scooter to the ... Continue reading
Indian giant grabs 51% of French firm’s scooter arm
IT may be a mere formality but Mahindra has today completed its acquisition of a controlling 51% share in Peugeot Motorcycles.
The firms announced their plans for the deal last October, with an arrangement that saw Mahindra paying €15 million in cash and buying another €13 million in shares. The total, €28 ... Continue reading
Man jumps over a Panigale and ZX-10R travelling at 70mph
Yes, this man also jumped over a Lamborghini travelling at 81mph.
Guzzi goes all Ducati Scrambler on us
MOTO Guzzi will be launching customising kits for its V7 range this month.
There are currently four kits available which let you change the style of your V7 Stone or Special into a 'Scrambler', a matte black ‘Dark Rider’ or a chromed out ‘Dapper’ model.
There’s also a ‘Legend’ style, which comes with an ... Continue reading
Styling and engine tweaks plus new brakes and suspension for Triumph’s R1200GS rival
THIS is the revised Triumph Tiger Explorer, spotted undergoing tests this week in Barcelona.
The spy shot shows Triumph’s big adventure model has been given styling tweaks plus new forks, wheels and brakes.
New forks carry radial mounted Brembo brake calipers, a feature already found on BMW’s R1200GS, instead of the current Tiger ... Continue reading
Manx government seeks TT World Series promoter
THE Manx Government is seeking a promoter to run the TT races and establish a TT World Series.
The World Series would see up to six TT-style races across the globe, with 20 to 30 of the top Superbike, Supersport and Superstock riders competing in a mass start.
The World Series could be launched in 2017, when the promoter would take over from the government's ... Continue reading
At last the Versys 1000 has styling to match its latent vein of hooliganism
IF there was one thing that put people off buying Kawasaki’s old Versys 1000 it was probably the looks. No matter what a bike’s like to ride, styling as bland as a suitcase will always ... Continue reading
Scooter now available as 150cc making 10% more power
PEUGEOT'S Django retro scooter range is now available with a 150cc engine.
The Django 150 makes 10% more power than the 125cc version, at 11.3hp.
It's available in four differently styled variants - the Sport, Heritage, Evasion and Allure - with prices starting at £2,599 for the Heritage.
The one pictured is the £2,899 Sport, which comes with ... Continue reading
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