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May 11, 2012

New Akrapovič exhaust products for your Yamaha

Following on from the successful launch of the Yamaha-Akrapovič partnership in 2011, the range of raceproven exhaust products featuring unique Yamaha model-specific logos, has now expanded to include competition silencers and full race systems for selected road and off-road machines in the Yamaha range. Designed specifically for race use only, Akrapovič Racing systems are developed to fully exploit the racing potential of Yamaha models like the YZF-R1 and YZ450F, further improving their race winning potential. more »


May 11, 2012

Video: Julien Dupont rides Favela in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's Vidigal community is known for having one of the most amazing views in the entire city. However this week, they got a glimpse of something completely different: French moto trial athlete Julien Dupont riding and jumping over the walls and alleys in an unprecedented two-wheel challenge inside the community. more »


April 27, 2012

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha introduced the 2012 model year YZF-R1, which has a seven-level Traction Control System, new ECU and new headlight cowl designed to be sharper, more modern, and more aggressive. In addition to the ECU changes and new traction control system, which combine to achieve a new level of drivability, the R1 features muffler covers and muffler end tips plus a MotoGP inspired lightweight top triple clamp. more »


April 17, 2012

Honda announces 2012 NC700X

Honda kicks off the new year with another 2012 model that brings a fresh look to the already extensive lineup of new machines. This latest addition, the NC700X, features adventure-bike styling, an all-new engine tuned for loads of real-world power, plus light and nimble handling thanks to a chassis design that emphasizes mass centralization and a low center of gravity. In addition, the NC700X offers the option of Honda's unique second-generation automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and Combined Antilock Braking System together. more »


April 16, 2012

Video: How the world’s most beautiful 600cc sportsbike being created

The 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is not only one of the most beautiful machine in its category, but it’s also very powerful and advanced. It is powered by an ultra-compact in-line three cylinder with the perfect balance between advanced mechanical engineering, advanced materials and electronic technology. It is an ultra-modern, extremely advanced engine capable of 128 hp at 14.500 rpm and 71 Nm of torque at 10.600 rpm. Are you curious, how it is being put together? Watch the video after the jump. more »


April 15, 2012

Introducing the 2012 Yamaha FZ 1

The 2012 Yamaha FZ1 is a cutting edge sport bike with a twist. Unlike most other machines in this class, the 2012 FZ1 features state of the art engine and chassis designs. The twist is you don't have to sacrifice performance or handling to gain excellent rider and passenger comfort: the 2012 Yamaha FZ1 offers it all! The bike features an ultra-lightweight 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, 40 degree inclined, in-line four-cylinder engine. The engine has been tuned to provide outstanding performance and excellent passing performance. more »


March 24, 2012

2012 Husqvarna MOAB Concept

The Husqvarna Concept MOAB is the modern re-interpretation of the scrambler, the bike that lies at the heart of the Husqvarna history and its unique style. Tradition, style, and performance. These are the features that captured the identity and shaped the history of the brand that became the model and reference point for all off-road bikes in the sixties and seventies. The Husqvarna MOAB can trace its origins to our models from that period, legendary bikes that are milestones in the history of off-road biking, especially in the U.S. more »


March 23, 2012

2012 BMW C600 Sport, BMW C650GT: official pics, specs released

BMW Motorrad is expanding its business activities to include urban mobility. As its first offers on this sector, BMW Motorrad will be presenting two premium vehicles on the maxi scooter segment. The BMW C 600 Sport and the BMW C 650 GT combine the outstanding riding properties of a motorcycle with the specific agility and conceptual comfort of a scooter for a new kind of dynamic riding experience. The new maxi scooters will be built at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin. more »


November 11, 2011

2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 introduced

Once again, the best keeps getting better. Introducing the new 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Suzuki engineers have thoroughly redesigned the engine, chassis, suspension, and bodywork to create a supersport bike that is more dominant than ever. With refinements ranging from a new titanium 4-2-1 exhaust system to completely redesigned pistons, the engine rewards you with quicker acceleration, crisper throttle response and improved fuel efficiency. The chassis, suspension and braking systems are also refined for enhanced performance and a reduction in weight of over four pounds. more »


November 10, 2011

2012 MV Agusta F4 R

Italian brand Mv Agusta has released the official photos of the new F4 R. The key feature of the F4 R is, in fact, the new “Corsa Corta” engine capable of extraordinary performance and already employed on the F4 RR, the top of the MV Agusta superbike range. The new 4 cylinder inline with radial valves is the pulsing heart of the MV Agusta F4 R. The thermodynamics have been completely redesigned, starting from the new low inertia crankshaft which makes it possible to use a super over-square bore and stroke ratio. more »