HONDA has launched its new CTX700 and CTX700N models – the first of a new generation of bikes that blur the line between commuter, cruiser and tourer.Based on the existing NC700 machines, including the same parallel twin engine and optional dual
KAWASAKI have announced five 'Special Edition' models for the UK market, due to be shown for the first time at Motorcycle Live.While we can't get all that excited about the Performance Edition ZZR-1400 and ZX-6R (both with a pipe and larger screen
Click here for the Kawasaki ZZR1400 review and see the 186mph onboard video here.The UK journos sat down with the team behind the ZZR-1400 to talk about the new bike in detail. Here are seven interesting nuggets of information from the guys who saw the project through from start ...
THREE new Honda 500s have been spied during the filming of Honda's promotional video.We knew the CBR500R and CB500 were coming but the real surprise is the CB500X, which appears to be based on the same design brief as the NX700X.All of the bikes pictured use a 470cc parallel twin...
Once you enter a bike in the Superbike or Supersport class, by its very nature, you have to keep up. Even if you're right at the sharp end. BMW's gadget-packed S1000RR has hardly struggled for sales since its launch. The original model's crankshaft
on tap - you had to work for your kicks.So what are the major changes for the 2012 model? It's got revised styling, a completely new double-pipe frame and swinging arm, the downpipes are slightly longer, helping the engine produce a better spread
THIS CONCEPT drawing of Yamaha's FZ6 naked shows the direction the FZ6 could go in for 2010.Yamaha's XJ6 and FZ6 sit close together in the range, so this sharper-looking FZ6, designed by Jérôme Vannesson an aspiring automotive engineer, is based on a modern R6 and if Yamaha pay a...
THE MOTORCYCLE industry is a fairly gloomy place right now. Not a lot of those in the industry would appreciate me saying that but it's the truth.May's motorcycle sales figures don't look great, the worst hit category is Supersport sales which are 30.8% down year to date, compare...
excercise, Erik Buell has crushed the Blast, quite literally. It seems that Buell were worried about their image suffering because of the Blast, so they've decided to can the model and crush the whole range.We don't get the Blast over here in the UK, so I
IS BMW's new F800GS Adventure just an F800GS with a larger fuel tank? Well no, not quite. The new model features a larger 24-litre tank (8-litres more than the F800GS), revised bodywork, a larger screen, 10mm taller seat (890mm), hand guards, wide
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