2010 September - Motorcycle News

September 29, 2010

10+ most amazing Yamaha motorcycle wallpapers

Here are some of the greatest Yamaha photos you can find on Mbike. These are my favorites and I hope you will enjoy using them as your wallpaper. Fantastic shot, where the bike looks bigger: 2007 Yamaha TZR 50 A wallpaper where Yamaha hired a Photoshop expert. Look that amazing sky: 2010 Yamaha XT 1200 […] Read the full article »

September 28, 2010

Morgan to build Harley-Davidson-powered three-wheeler?

Harley-powered three-wheeler – the idea is not new. Pete Larsen is building these three-wheeler beauties in Seattle, Washington. He has a website, the ACE Cycle Car which says recently „Constructed under license from the Morgan 3 Wheeler, Ltd. Malvern, England." Rumour has it that British sports car maker is turning to Harley-Davidson. Although no official announcement has yet been made, a new company “The Morgan 3 Wheeler Ltd” has been registered to the same adress as the Morgan Motor Company in England. Read the full article »

September 28, 2010

Judge throws out wiretapping charges against speeding biker who filmed his arrest

Anthony Graber who was driving his motorcycle at high speeds has had his felony wiretapping charges dropped. Graber was facing 16 years in prison for uploading a video of the entire incident to Youtube. This video shows an uncover Maryland State Police officer jumping out of an unmarked car with a gun in his hand, ordering Graber off his motorcycle. The officer did not identify himself as an officer for several long. Graber thought he was about to become a victim of a carjacking. Read the full article »

September 27, 2010

BMW K1600GTL leaked photo

Here’s the first official photo of BMW’s new big touring machine, the K1600GTL, which features a straight-six engine, iDrive, adaptive headlights, full-color TFT display, traction control, ABS, LED taillights, angel eyes, an iPod-compatible stereo and huge standard panniers. At the heart of the bike will be a 1649cc engine which produces 160hp at 7,000 rpm and 129lb/ft at 5,000rpm. These first photo leaked just 10 days before the machine will be officially unveiled at Intermot show in Cologne. Read the full article »

September 27, 2010

Video: Cyril Despres and the new KTM 450 Rally

Dakar organizers decided in June that professional riders will be limited to 450cc motorcycles from 2011. The organizers hope this move will make Aprilia, BMW and the Japanese manufacturers more competitive, but KTM might have a thing to say about that. The Austrian company gives us a sneak preview about their new 450cc machine, which is being tested in the company’s private test track in the Pyrenees mountains. Behind the handlebars: Cyril Despres three-time Dakar winner. Read the full article »

September 25, 2010

Moto Guzzi to completely „re-invented” by 2013

Moto Guzzi’s parent company, Piaggio told investors that the new strategic plan includes a „full renewal of the range of engines and products for the Moto Guzzi brand.” This means the age of overweight, under performing bikes has come to an end. The press release says, “On the European market, the Plan aims to consolidate the Group’s leadership in scooters and boost motorcycle market shares for the Aprilia and Moto Guzzi brands. New engines will be developed for Aprilia, accompanied by a full renewal of the range of engines and products for the Moto Guzzi brand.” The Italians also announced that they will expand their manufacturing facilities in India and Vietnam. Read the full article »

September 24, 2010

Video: BMW S1000 RR vs. Nissan GT-R

After seeing the Agni Z2 and the Citroen Survolt take to the track, here’s another bikes vs. cars comparison video. The BMW S1000 RR is without doubt one of the biggest hit in the supersport category in 2010, while the GT-R even managed to compete on equal terms with Porsche of late. We already know how well the Bimmer against its Japanese and Italian two-wheeler rivals performs, but what about cars? The guys at Bike Channel thought the Nissan GT-R could be a proper rival at Brands Hatch race track. Who do you think came out top? Read the full article »

September 24, 2010

Triumph updates the Speed Triple’s chassis and engine for 2011

Triumph will reveal shortly an updated version of its long running Speed Triple model. The manufacturer filed new documents with the California Air Resource’s Board (CARB) to certify the new bike emissions and weights. This document reveals a significant change to the models emissions. The 2011 Speed Triple will feature a 1050cc engine – the same as its predecessor, however the new model has more fuel going into the engine, meaning it has been fine tuned for more performance. Read the full article »

September 23, 2010

Suzuki teases 2011 gixxer motorcycles

Reliable source close to Suzuki have leaked an artist rendering of what the rumoured all-new 2011 GSX-R 600 and possibly the GSX-R 750 might look like. The Japanese company didn’t confirm when the new GSX-R will be available. The current GSX-R 600/750 was last updated in 2008 so it’s no surprise that the two models will get only minor updates. The biggest changes are the four new air intakes stacked to the sides of the slimmer headlamp. Mechanically, we expect a small weight reduction and an equally small increase of power. We'll have the full details on the new models from Intermot '10 in Germany. Read the full article »

September 23, 2010

MINI unveils electric scooter in London

Iconic British brand MINI unveils its exciting MINI Scooter E Concept today in London. The MINI Scooter E Concept comes almost ten years to the day since the new MINI was first shown at the Paris Motor Show. There are a total of three interpretations of the MINI Scooter E Concept conceived by Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design: two of which will be shown at the Paris Motor Show next week, while the third concept, inspired by the swinging sixties, the hey day of classic Mini is being shown exclusively in London. Read the full article »