2010 November - Motorcycle News

November 30, 2010

Video: 54 people on a Royal Enfield Bullet 500

India’s Army Service Corps (ASC) Tornados Team successfully mounted 54 people on a single Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle on Sunday the 28th of Nov 2010. This record attempt surpasses the earlier attempt of 48 people on a single motorcycle which was also set on the Royal Enfield Classic 500. The motorcycle used for this attempt did not have modifications in the engine. They rode for a distance of 1,1km at the Yehlanka Air Force Base in Bangalore. The Tornados already hold seven world and national records. Read the full article »

November 30, 2010

Yamaha presented the 2011 T-Max 500 Tech Max maxi scooter

The Japanese brand just released the full specifications of its 2011 maxi scooter lineup, including the T-Max 500 ABS. The manufacturer also presented an innovative special edition version of the bike, called the Tech Max. Yamaha wanted to combine the convenience of a scooter with the supreme comfort and exciting performance of a sports-touring motorcycle. The result is the T-Max 500 Tech Max which takes the classic T-Max design to the next level. Read the full article »

November 30, 2010

The new Triumph Rocket III Touring has arrived

Triumph’s critically-acclaimed Rocket III Touring is a touring motorcycle built around a retuned version of the iconic turbine like 2.3 liter engine, which has been developed for effortless low down torque, the Rocket III Touring’s chassis has been designed specifically for the job in hand. Suspension has been tuned to achieve high levels of comfort without compromising control, while the with 180mm rear tire and 16 inch wheels make for surprisingly agile handling. Read the full article »

November 30, 2010

2011 Yamaha YZF-R15 revealed

Yamaha introduced a new entry-level sportsbike for beginner riders. The 2011 YZF-R15 is powered by a 150cc 4-stroke single-cylinder engine which features four valves, wet sump lubrication, and a single overhead cam. The engine has a 10.4:1 compression ratio and is coupled with a six-speed gearbox. The bike weighs just 131kg (289lbs) wet. The Japanese manufacturer didn’t release any performance details. The brand promises the new model has “a comfortable riding position fοr both pilot аnԁ pillion”. Read the full article »

November 29, 2010

Sbay Flying 1800: designed for extreme riding

Sbay Motor Company creates one of the most interesting cruisers in Europe. The guys at the Spanish company thought they build a stylish and minimalistic cafe racer with American spirit. The bike, dubbed the Flying 1800, was designed to provide the rider the best feeling a motorcycle can offer. Power comes from a 1840cc Rev-Tech V-twin delivering 115hp which is mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The Sbay weighs just 465lbs (211kg) and is equipped with Öhlins fully adjustable front fork, Marchesini wheels, and Brembo brakes. Read the full article »

November 29, 2010

Video: 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4R

The Italian company revealed the new Tuono V4R at the EICMA show in Milan earlier, and now we can see the bike on the official video. Power comes from a 1000cc V4 engine which is mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike features Brembo brakes, titanium forks, fully adjustable rear shock, and a bunch of modern electronics including ABS, wheelie control, quick shifter. All in all, the Tuono V4R is a great machine but the manufacturer definitely needs a better marketing company. Read the full article »

November 29, 2010

2011 Confederate C3 X132 – The toughest motorcycle ever made?

American bike builder Confederate introduced its latest creation, the C3 X132. The machine comes in two versions: the Roadster (30° rake, 64.5″ wheelbase) and a Fighter model (23.5° rake, 61.5″ wheelbase). At the heart of the bike is a 2160cc V-twin engine which delivers 197Nm of torque (145lbs-ft). The V-twin is mated with a 5-speed transmission. The Hellcat is equipped with Brembo brakes and Race Tech suspension parts. The bike goes on sale in mid-2011 and will have a price tag of $45,000. Read the full article »

November 27, 2010

Sidi announced new Adventure boots for 2011

Italian company Sidi announced six new boots for 2011, including the new „Adventure” boots with Gore-Tex. The ultimate Adventure boot combines Sidi’s best touring and off road features into an effective adventure boot design. The Adventure boots have a Gore-Tex breathable and waterproof membrane, which adds a water-resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the rider’s feet. “These features make the Adventure unique in its class. These boots are elegant yet extremely functional, and they keep your feet comfortable and safe." Read the full article »

November 26, 2010

Three cylinder Yamaha T-Max 750 maxi scooter in the works?

Spanish motorcycle magazine motociclismo.es has reported that Yamaha started projects for a three cylinder engine for a new development on its sports T-Max 500 maxi scooter. The 500cc engine is a twin cylinder, and the magazine says Yamaha will add a third cylinder to that engine. This would increase the displacement to 750cc, while the final transmission would be strengthened to match the greater power output. Suspension would be also modified. The new maxi scooter would be called T-Max 750. The bike could go into serial production during 2011. Read the full article »

November 26, 2010

Pit Bull/KWS BMW S1000 RR hits 203mph!

The new BMW S1000 RR is one of the fastest superbike on the market. The German bike now holds the ECTA top speed world record for 1,000cc production motorcycles, with Chad Millholland hitting 325 km/h (202mph) on a stock S1000 RR. The bike was modified by two companies – Pit Bull and KWS Motorsports. The short list of modifications: new set of camshafts, spring and retainer system, lightweight pistons and con-rods. Read the full article »