Motorcycle News

April 20, 2015

Motus Lone Star 2: A supercharged V4 Cafe Racer

American company Motus decided to make a crazy supercharged version of the MSTR sport touring bike. To be fair, there’s almost nothing Cafe Racer about the Lone Star 2, maybe the seat, but the machine is still an amazing creature with its aggressive lines and its magnificent 230hp supercharged V4. The Lone Star, built around the a Ninja H2 chassis, is specially designed for the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, which will be going to take place in Austin, Texas. Read the full article »

April 17, 2015

Triumph still #1 European brand in North America

Triumph Motorcycles America has posted great first quarter sales numbers. This record setting first quarter by Triumph Motorcycles America, which included the highest single day retail sales ever on March 31st, resulted in the company as the top selling European brand in North America. The ranking is based upon motorcycle unit sales in the 500cc-plus on-road and dual-sport categories for the U.S. and Canada. Read the full article »

April 16, 2015

2015 Yamaha Super Ténéré gets Worldcrossover package

For adventure seekers on two wheels, the Yamaha Super Tenere is one of the best choices out there and the bike just got even more diserable. The manufacturer has revealed a new package that adds more protection to the mechanical parts while being highly stylish and aggresive. Yamaha even claims that the package offers an improved riding experience. The parts are available at Yamaha dealerships and can be ordered separately. Price of the complete package in Germany: €14.195. Read the full article »

April 15, 2015

Motorcycle registrations increase in Europe

Europe's motorcycle market grew by 0.6% over the first two months of 2015, but markets like UK, Spain performed more positively with +11.5%, and +13.1%, respectively. Other countries like France, Germany performed not so well and reported decreased sales numbers. A total of 116,390 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first two months of 2015 in the EU. Read the full article »

April 14, 2015

2015 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 First Look

The new sport-tourer of MV Agusta, revealed at the EICMA in 2014, is finally going into production. The sport-tourer features a tuned-for-torque engine delivering 110hp, elegant lines, electronically controlled suspension, a four-map torque control system, among other things. The base version of the Turismo Veloce comes with a price tag of 15,990 Euro ($19,963) while the Lusso version costs 18,990 Euro ($23,709). Read the full article »

April 13, 2015

Yamaha XJR1300 Yard Built Skullmonkee

These days, as part of their Yard Built project, Yamaha is showing us various customised special edition versions of the XJR1300, and most of these bikes are quite good. The latest custom XJR was revealed at the Carreau du Temple in Paris yesterday, built by the Wrenchmonkees. A shortened and cleaner frame design, narrower tank […] Read the full article »

April 12, 2015

KTM Grand Tourist turns 65

TM presented the Grand Tourist motorcycle at the Vienna International Spring Fair in 1955. This bike was the third model of the manufacturer, a 125cc machine that placed KTM on an equal footing with competitive brands, mostly based in Germany. The Grand Tourist was powered by a Rotax engine licensed from Sachs, coupled witha three-speed transmission. Read the full article »

April 9, 2015

Saroléa SP7 all-carbon electric superbike debuts – Video

Belgian bike manufacturer, Sarolea has pulled the covers off of the SP7 at the Autoworld show in Brussels. The new machine will try and make it it onto the podium in the SES TT Zero Challenge Race at the Isle of Man TT. The bike features lots and lots of carbon and titanium parts, a large electric motor and is capable of doing 168 mph. The 2015 SES TT Zero Challenge Race takes place on Wednesday June 10, at 10:45am. Read the full article »

April 8, 2015

Triumph celebrates 21 years of Speed Triple with special edition machines

Triumph has two new special edition machines to launch later this year, with both of them commemorating the 1994 debut of the Speed Triple 900. The Speed 94 and 94R bikes are based on its Speed Triple range. The special edition models feature black exhaust silencer wraps, a black filler cap, a colour-matched fly screen, seat cowl and belly pan. The bikes will be available in Racing Yellow or Jet Black paint scheme. Read the full article »

April 7, 2015

Peugeot’s Vivacity 125 RS scooter unveiled

Peugeot has just unveiled the new RS edition of its Vivacity scooter. According to the manufacturer, the RS looks more „sportier”. Unfortunately, Apiril 1st was a week ago but the Vivacity is still a reliable, comfortable little scooter that comes with a moderate price tag and a two-year unlimited mileage warranty that is impressive. All in all, it’s a good low budget commuter that’s not even remotely sporty. Read the full article »