2015 March - Motorcycle News

March 31, 2015

2015 MV Agusta F4 RC revealed

MV Agusta has now officially confirmed that 250 lucky buyers of the F4 RC will get their bikes later this year. The Italians have also released a bunch of pictures and technical specifications sheet of the 212hp bike. The hand-assembled, WSBK-spec F4 RC features lots of titanium, carbon-fibre, and magnesium parts. The special edition bike is also lighter than the standard F4. MV Agusta is taking orders now if you feel like spending €36,900 on a motorcycle. Read the full article »

March 30, 2015

Electric motrocycle industry continues to grow

Forecasts by a research firm have revealed that the electric motorcycle industry is expected to achieve stable and continuous growth during the coming years. Battery costs will decrease in the next couple of years which makes the electric motorcycles and scooters more affordable. The market is led by China, where most of the world’s e-motorcycles and e-scooters are sold. According to Navigant Research, sales are set to reach around 5.3 million over the course of 2015. Read the full article »

March 29, 2015

Yamaha showcases its three-wheeled future

Yamaha Motor released two design concept trikes today, one for road use and the other for off-road. The design concepts are based on the twin front wheels leaning multi-wheel Tricity and are named 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x. The 03GEN-f is a sportier, more futuristic of the two, while the latter is designed with more an off-road theme. The new concepts indicate that Yamaha has further plans to develop new three wheel bikes for the market. Read the full article »

March 27, 2015

Yamaha introduced the XV950 Racer

Yamaha has just revealed the Racer version of its magnificent XV950 or Star Bolt. The machine was inspired by Markus Walz’ El Raton Asesino, a bike that was created for the Yard Built competition. Features of the special edition Bolt include forged aluminium clip-on handlebars, new switchgear, rear-set footrests, cafe racer style single seat, new suspension and a lot more. The new model, offered in blue or grey colors, will be available from May. Read the full article »

March 26, 2015

Bosch strengthens its presence in motorcycle markets

Bosch intends to reposition itself in the rapidly expanding global motorcycle market. The technology and services company is about to pool its motorcycle activities from the areas of riding safety systems, powertrain technology, and display instruments into one business unit, the newly formed “Two-Wheeler and Powersports.” The new plan includes a new supplier business for […] Read the full article »

March 26, 2015

ChemChina to buy Pirelli for $7.7 billion

China National Chemical Corp is set to buy into Pirelli, the world's fifth-largest tire maker for $7.7 billion or €7.1 billion. The deal will put the 143-year-old Italian company in Chinese hands. According to Reuters, the top shareholders of Pirelli agreed on Sunday. The offer will be launched at 15 euros per share, valuing the brand at 7.1 billion euros excluding net debt of almost 1 billion euros at the end of last year. Read the full article »

March 25, 2015

Nuviz, the the aftermarket HUD for motorcycle helmets

The new generation of motorcycle helmets with built-in GPS and head-up-display are just around the corner. But there’s a slight problem with the integrated helmets of Skully or Reevu & co. - they all look a bit expensive, costing up to US$1,500-2,000. Another company, Nuviz claims they will soon offer the first really workable HUD-helmet for less than thousand bucks. Click through for more details. Read the full article »

March 24, 2015

Yamaha Y-TRAC app for 2015 YZF-R1M available

If you’re lucky enough to own a brand new YZF-R1M, we have some really good news for you. Sadly, you will need an Android phone for that. Yamaha USA has just announced the launch of a new app that delivers an unprecedented level of rider- bike communication and interaction. The Y-TRAC app is already available for android, while the iOS version will debut later this summer. Read the full article »

March 23, 2015

Honda Bulldog Concept, the “loveable touring partner”

Honda has just revealed the curios-looking Bulldog Concept at the 31st Osaka Motorcycle Show. According to the press release, the Bulldog Concept promotes a new world of leisure with motorcycles. The model was developed with the concept “Lovable Touring Partner,” and was designed to go beyond the boundaries of conventional leisure motorcycles, to actively enjoy outdoor life. Read the full article »

March 22, 2015

Ducati Scrambler apparel and accessories now available at the dealerships and online

The dedicated Ducati Scrambler apparel and accessories line is now available at Ducati dealerships and at our online shop. The Scrambler has been conceived as nothing less than a lifestyle. A world of bikes, accessories and apparel, characterised by creativity and free expression where fun and shared thrills make it more special than ever. Just as it’s possible to choose a version of the bike, so everyone can now choose and purchase the accessories and apparel that best mirror its own personality. Read the full article »