2010 June - Motorcycle News

June 30, 2010

Aprilia RSV4 to get Traction Control?

The RSV4's V4 engine delivers power more predictable than either an inline-four or a V-twin, but even these properties aren't enough to mask the RSV4's lack of traction control. New rumours suggest the italians will offer soon ABS and traction control system on the RSV4, which isn't a surprise, knowing that Aprilia is developing such packages for the Tuono V4. With BMW offering ABS and traction control on the S1000 RR and Ducati featuring DTC on the 1198S, Aprilia would be the only manufacturer to offer these features in 2011. Read the full article »

June 29, 2010

MV Agusta announces Cannonball Kit for 2010 Brutale 1090RR

MV Agusta has released the Cannonball Kit for the naked Brutale 1090RR. The italians thought that the maximum output of the most powerful Brutale isn't enough, so they made a few changes on the bike. The Cannonball Kit features new ECU, cylinder head, camshafts, valves and titanium exhaust system. The kit raises horsepower by 21 for a new total of 165. Read the full article »

June 29, 2010

Husqvarna CR and SM50: The real essence of a dirt bike in miniature

Husqvarna CR and SM50 is the smallest dirt bike you've ever seen. It got everything to make it a real ride: liquid-cooled two-stroke engine, disc brakes, steel chassis, dual clutch transmission and a fuel tank with acapacity of 2.7 liter. Read the full article »

June 28, 2010

Video: How to put soul into metal

Don't call Shinya Kimura a custom motorcycle builder, he is really more than that. The japanese artist doesn't draw but he finds always a way to put soul into aluminium and steel. If you are interesting in this kind of riding, check out the Chabott Endineering. Read the full article »

June 28, 2010

Full specifications of 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R have surfaced

Official pictures and full specifications have surfaced, following the spy shots of last week. If You don't like the Ninja 650R because it's too big, but you find the Ninja 250R too small, here's your bike. The new Ninja is mechanically identical to the 650R, except of a smaller 399cc engine. Read the full article »

June 25, 2010

Husqvarna has completely redesigned the TE310 motocross machine for 2011

The 300cc motorcross model TE310 got some major changes for the 2011 model year. The bike features a reinforced frame, a lighter and stronger engine, new hubs, graphics and exhaust. The bike is much lighter than the previous version and has significantly more torque and power. Read the full article »

June 24, 2010

Video: On-board the TT Zero-winning MotoCzysz E1pc

From this yar on there is a whole new category on the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy for electric motorcycles. The MotoCzysz E1pc simply annihilated the competition, reaching 95mph average speed. This video should give you some idea what it's like to go 141mph on an electric motorcycle. Wat do you think, has the future already arrived? Read the full article »

June 24, 2010

BMW F800, K1300 and S1000 RR to get new colours for 2011 model year

BMW will offer some new colours for the following bikes: - F800 ST: Sapphire black metallic and Light grey metallic/Sapphire black metallic/Granite grey metallic - F800 R: Bright yellow metallic/Black satin gloss and Granite grey metallic/Black satin gloss and Alpine white/Lupin blue metallic/Magma red - K1300 S: Magma red/Sapphire black metallic and Lupin blue metallic/Alpine white/Sapphire black metallic - K1300 R: Acid green metallic/Black satin gloss and Black satin gloss/Granite grey metallic matt - S1000 RR: Sun yellow and Light grey metallic Read the full article »

June 23, 2010

Video: Falcon Kestrel in action

Motorcycle isn't always a functional object, just take a look at the machines of Falcon Motorcycles. The young american manufacturer builds custom bikes, the Kestrel is their newest creation. Just watch this video and try to decide, if Kestrel is a real motorcycle or rather a statue. Read the full article »

June 23, 2010

Three new SBK Replicas from Aprilia

Schools are already finished, the summer started, but there will certainly be some fourteen or sixteen undecided what to do regarding his prize for wender. Aprilia couldn't have picked a better time to introduce their new 50cc and 125cc SBK Replicas. The italians offer four special edition motorcycles: SR 50 R SBK (€2680), SR 50 R Factory SBK (€2850), RS 50 Replica SBK (€3720) and RS 125 Replica SBK (€5500). Read the full article »