2011 September - Motorcycle News

September 28, 2011

2012 BMW Concept E scooter revealed

Before the end of this year, BMW Motorrad will establish its new "Urban Mobility" area with two premium vehicles in the maxi scooter segment. The BMW maxi scooters combine the functionality of a scooter with the riding pleasure of a motorcycle. Both vehicles are powered by high-performance and efficient 2-cylinder combustion engines. Based on the BMW Group's sustainability strategy, BMW Motorrad aims to put a premium offer on the market in the area of electromobility in the foreseeable future. Read the full article »

September 17, 2011

2012 Ducati Streetfighter Official Photos

Ducati has announced the 2012 Streetfighter 848. The bike offers the same trellis-framed styling as its big-engined sibling, along with traction control and revised ergonomics. „With the enhanced geometry of a chassis that provides confidence-inspiring agility, the Streetfighter 848 has enriched its user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control (DTC),” says a press release from Ducati. Pricing and key specs are coming next week, but until then check out the high-res photos of the bike. Read the full article »

September 16, 2011

2012 Yamaha WR450F revealed

This is the new Yamaha WR450F. Featuring an all-new tuneable fuel injection system, the proven WR-F’s 450cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled 5-valve engine now delivers even more responsive and adaptable performance to suit the wide range of conditions experienced by enduro riders. As well as the new fuel-injected engine, the 2012 WR450F runs with a compact new bilateral aluminium beam frame which brings new levels of agility to the 450 class. Read the full article »

September 7, 2011

2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 & Nuda 900 R new pics and details

Husqvarna just released official specs for the Nuda 900 and Nuda 900 R which are certainly revolutionary for the brand itself. Both the Nuda 900 and the Nuda 900 R are powered by the same 900cc two-cylinder engine that delivers 105 hp and 100Nm of torque. The R models are differentiated not just by carbon components and suspension adjustment, but also ride height. The 48mm Sachs forks are fully adjustable and the Öhlins shock comes with compression, rebound and spring preload adjustment as well as a ride height adjustor. Read the full article »

September 5, 2011

2012 Ducati Streetfighter Evo SP comes with a new 170hp engine

As previous reports suggested the Ducati Streetfighter is getting a major facelift next year. The information was leaked by Ducati’s American website. The new Streetfighter Evo SP will feature a brand new engine. The new V-twin delivers 170hp and 97 lb/ft of torque that is exactly what the 1198 Superbike makes and a significant upgrade to the current Streetfighter, which features a 1098cc engine delivering 155hp and 85 lb/ft. The new Streetfighter Evo SP could make its debut next year. Read the full article »