2015 July - Motorcycle News

July 24, 2015

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin officially revealed

Honda has released the technical details of the new CRF1000L Africa Twin, which will be in Honda showrooms across Europe in late 2015. Like its celebrated forerunners, the CRF1000L Africa Twin is thoroughly equipped for true adventure, with a potent engine and dynamic chassis ready to cover continents on or off-road. The bike will be available in four colour schemes, including CRF Rally and Tricolour. Read the full article »

July 23, 2015

Cafe-inspired Yamaha XSR700 may be the roadster of the year – video

Yamaha has released photos and a video of its new retro-styled production model, the XSR700. The bike is basically the production version of the concept MT-07 restyled by legendary Japanese custom-builder Shinya Kimura. The retro-looking XSR700 uses the FZ-07 platform, taking the frame and 689cc parallel-twin engine. The 2016 Yamaha XSR700 will arrive in dealerships on the continent in November and it will be available in Forest Green or Garage Metal paint schemes. Read the full article »

July 22, 2015

Triumph to auction Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World Scrambler

On 23rd July Triumph Motorcycles will auction the iconic Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt in the global summer blockbuster Jurassic World. The bespoke bike, featured racing alongside Raptors in the film will be sold by eBay to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to Triumph’s nominated fundraising partner, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Read the full article »

July 21, 2015

The best touring accessories for Victory owners for the summer

Victory’s range of touring, bagger and cruiser models already lend themselves for riding afar, but there are official accessories engineered by the brand to make long trips even more comfortable. We’ve picked out a few accessories that can make the difference between arriving at your destination feeling elated or completely deflated. Read the full article »

July 20, 2015

Watch the trailer of Guy Martin’s landspeed record attempt

Guy Martin will attempt to break the motorcycle landspeed world record next month on Triumph-powered streamliner. Unlike the other vehicles and contraptions he's tried to break speed records with before, this time should be slightly easier as it'll be on a Triumph motorbike. In order to succeed, he’s going to have to go faster than 376.363 mph. The attempt will take place at the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats between August 23 and 27. Read the full article »

July 17, 2015

Indian returns to Bonneville with the Black Bullet Scout

One of Polaris Industries’ best decision was to revive the Indian brand and the Chief and Scout models were just the beginning. So when Polaris was speaking about a new era for Indian, they clearly ment it. Their newest creation is a custom bike that will race across the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Black Bullet Scout was built by the hotrod guru Jeb Scolman – the same man responsible for the „Spirit of Munro” bike to celebrate the launch of Indian’s new Thunderstroke111 engine last year. Read the full article »

July 16, 2015

KTM announces 2016 Dakar teams

Registration for the 2016 Dakar for motorcycles and quads closed on Wednesday, July 15, as usual, two months after it opened on May 15. Prior to that date, KTM announced that it will start two factory teams next year. KTM also thanked Marc Coma for all his efforts as a KTM rider as the Spaniard is retiring from racing. Read the full article »

July 16, 2015

First Husqvarna Supermoto 701 technical details revealed

Husqvarna has just revealed the first technical details of the 701 Supermoto. The bike features a ride-by-wire throttle with switchable engine maps, the most advanced ABS technology with a specific Supermoto mode, a race inspired slipper clutch and premium WP suspensions, there’s plenty to learn and be excited by. Click through to learno more details. Read the full article »

July 15, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 „Dangan”

Last year Yamaha UK gave the UK’s biggest motorcycle weekly publication MCN an XV950 on loan. The plan for journalist Steve Hunt was to see what a relative novice could do with some bolt on parts and accessories to create his own custom build. The result is truly impressive; the Yard Built XV950 „Dangan” (Japanese for „bullet”) is a proper custom build and worthy of its place here amongst the other special Yard Built creations! Read the full article »

July 15, 2015

Sena 10C, the first Bluetooth helmet with built-in camera

Sena is ready to change the market of Bluetooth communicators and action cameras. The company has released the 10C, an all-in-one Bluetooth communicator and camera gadget. It brings Sena’s innovative Bluetooth devices and camera technology into one. Users can record their voice and audio while talking to other riders via intercom up to 1600 meters. Addiotional features include music sharing, radio tuner, iPhone and Android apps and upgradeable firmware. Read the full article »