2011 March - Motorcycle News

March 31, 2011

Video: Chris Pfeiffer explains how to do a wheelie

If you are curious how a wheelie is done, you just have to watch this video, because BMW started a new series about motorbike stunt tricks. Did you ever ask yourself how this tricks can be done? The Bavarian manufacturer asked the four time stunt riding world champion Chris Pfeiffer and he explained it. This series is for information only, so please don't try this at home... Read the full article »

March 31, 2011

CR&S VUN Tricolore: Happy Birthday Italia

Small Italian motorcycle manufacturer CR&S is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy with the special VUN Tricolore at the exhibition “The future’s in the hands”, part of the “Esperienza Italia” event. CR&S inaugurates the show with its first model, the VUN (which means ‘one’ in Milanese dialect), which has come to be known in Italy and the world as being synonymous with creativity and elegance in motorcycle building. Read the full article »

March 31, 2011

Ducati won’t build the Multistrada S Corse

Various websites reported earlier that Ducati registered the Multistrada S Corse name in the U.S., and motorcycle magazines suggested that there will be a more sportier version of the Multistrada, but the Italian manufacturer said the name was only registered as a back-up in case it couldn’t get the Pikes Peak name. „No, there is no Multistrada 1200 S Corse on the way, it is the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition,” said Diego Sgorbati, Director of Marketing at Ducati in Bologna. Read the full article »

March 30, 2011

Isaac Chakira KTM 690 SMC R

Do you remember Isaac Chakira, who created the one-off Ducati Monster 848R last week? The designer has now dreamed up another machine based on the KTM 690 Duke R. The concept features the 690 Duke’s wheels and brakes, titanium frame and magnesium swingarm. “I’d really love to see this bike come to reality and frankly speaking I don’t see why it cant become a reality. Heck any gear head worth his salt can build 95% of this bike from a KTM parts catalog.” – says Chakira. Read the full article »

March 30, 2011

Cycle Gear introduces Sedici brand

Cycle Gear introduced the Sedici brand of race inspired motor apparel. With an emphasis on fit, features and performance, Sedici is right at home on the track - or the street. Utilizing the finest materials and exceptional design methodology, Sedici features an extraordinary range of jackets, pants, gloves and 1-piece suits for men and women who demand the best. Italian inspired style, technological innovation and old-world workmanship, are all elements of Sedici. Read the full article »

March 29, 2011

Moto Corse MV Agusta Brutale 1133 Evo-CA

The MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR is a gorgeous bike on its own designed by Massimo Tamburini. But Moto Corse, the official parts supplier for MV Agusta wanted to improve the Italian machine, so they created the 1133 Evo-CA. The bike features all carbon fibre bodywork, Öhlins forks, TTX shock with aluminium/titanium ride height adjuster, carbon ceramic brakes, and numerous gold-anodized aluminium pieces. Read the full article »

March 28, 2011

Honda: motorcycle plant restarts production today

Honda has announced that it will be restarting motorcycle production at its Kumamoto factory as of Monday, March 28th. Initially closing all its facilities in Japan after the devastation caused by the Sendai earthquake, Kumamoto will be one of Honda’s first facilities to re-open in almost two weeks’ time. Other factories, such as Sayama, Saitama, and Suzuka facilities will remain closed through April 3rd, and Honda will make a decision on when to restart production at those locations later. Read the full article »

March 28, 2011

Video: TT3D Closer to the Edge trailer

TT3D: Closer to the Edge is the world's first feature length 3D sports documentary; a film about the 2010 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the world's most famous annual road racing event which transforms this beautiful small island into a bikers' paradise. Packed with high speed, thrilling 3D coverage of the races TT3D also explores the very human story behind the visor. A fascinating insight into man's enduring obsession with speed, thrill-seeking, risk-taking and the will to win. Read the full article »

March 28, 2011

2012 Triumph Street Triple and Street Triple R to get new headlights

These are the first official pictures of Triumph’s 2012 model year Street Triple and Street Triple R. According to French website motocaradisiac, the machine will retain the same technical specifications of the 675cc engine and the chassis, and the only udates to the styling will be the new headlights and small cosmetic changes. In addition to that, the naked bike gets new colours. The bikes were unvealed at a new store in Paris. Read the full article »

March 25, 2011

Video: Handcrafted in Chennai – Royal Enfield heritage

Royal Enfield is officially the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world that’s still in production. The company started making motorcycles in the UK in the late-1890s, and did well until the 1960’s. The firm closed its UK shop in 1971, but the name didn’t disappear. In 1995, an Indian company managed to buy the right to the Royal Enfield name. Now, the brand is building various versions of the Bullet 350 and the Bullet 500. The company released a video of its heritage and history. Read the full article »