Honda's new CBF StunnerHONDAis to launch an all-new 800cc bike by the end of this financial year – the only downside is that it will launch firstly in India.Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) senior executive announced the plan while
firm Dinli. Its new DL281 and DL282 models (yes, catchy names aren't they) each use a massive water-cooled single with a 106mm bore and 85mm stroke, trumping the DR750 in both measurements by a single millimetre.DR Big fans can breathe easy. While
HUSQVARNA are planning to introduce a series of new machines in the near future, using BMW's parallel-twin 800cc engine.Reports from this years Cologne Motorcycle Show say the company, bought out by BMW in 2007, will develop on and off-road machines
, already, from 2012, the 800cc won't be a problem any more, because out of the rules we already have, you could almost already delete the 800cc."Makes sense, eh? You can bet the big payers are already developing a monster 1000cc lump for 2010.Bring it on!
MotoGP's finest were out in force at Motegi, swapping their 990cc machines for the new-era 800cc missiles. This was the first time the press got to see all the bikes testing together and Visordown got a sneak preview.
round of the 2006 calendar. Australian rider and slide king Garry McCoy has entered as the wildcard.Ilmor have recently completed another successful test, this time at Jerez, where they dialled in the 800cc machine ready for their first race at Estoril
VALENTINO Rossi is your outright tip for the 2007 MotoGP World Championship. A landslide 67% of you reckon Rossi is the man to beat, with just 3% of you backing the current champion, Nicky Hayden. The surprise vote has to be Capirossi, who sits
, short travel suspension and an 800cc V4 engine. Honda say it's all the best bits of a naked bike (upright riding position) coupled with the best bits of an adventure bike without the massive seat heights and boingy suspension.Other important bits? It
JON URRY has just ridden the 2010 Yamaha FZ8 and first thoughts are positive."As you'd expect, it's a cross between and FZ6 and an FZ1 but better than both in many respects."The engine pulls hard from 3000rpm - a welcome improvement over the gutless
CorporationNovember, 8th 2010The company is expected to return to a two-rider set-up in 2012 when MotoGP returns to 1000cc regulations
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk