2015 October - Motorcycle News

October 25, 2015

2016 Ducati Panigale 959 – what we know so far

The 2016 Ducati Panigale 959 is coming and you can thank the California Air Resources Board for confirming the news to the world. In a released emission certification document, the CARB cites the 2016 Ducati 959 as sporting a displacement of 955cc. The Italians will introduce the heavily modified Panigale with the larger engine most likely at the EICMA show in mid-november. Stay tuned and click through for more details! Read the full article »

October 25, 2015

2016 Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer receives updates and comes to the USA

Honda’s 1200cc full-size adventure bike is not a brand new model since European customers are able to buy it since 2012. But for the next model year, Honda will update the bike and send it to the American market. The Crosstourer may not be as dirt-friendly as the opposition but the model still can bring some excitement into the segment of the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré and the Triumph Tiger Explorer. Read the full article »

October 25, 2015

2016 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Demon Black First Look

When it comes to fast motorcycles, Japanese, Italian or German manufacturers come to mind first. Well, Bajaj Auto from India has just introduced a pretty good-looking 200cc sports bike. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Demon Black is a special version of the RS200 that was launched last year. The 200cc single-cylinder engine allows the bike to reach a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) which is more than enough on the roads of India. Read the full article »

October 22, 2015

Details and teaser photos of the updated 2016 Honda NC750X

Honda will reveal the updated version of the NC750X at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. According to the manufacturer’s press release, the bike will have a new look and get some technical tweaks including a more adventurous look, LED headlights and taillights, updated transmission electronics, new Showa suspension parts, larger fuel tank and lighter muffler. Click through for more details. Read the full article »

October 21, 2015

2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe launched

Kawasaki has revealed the 2016 Vulcan S range at the AIMExpo in the United States. The range includes the Vulcan S, Vulcan S Special Edition and Vulcan S Cafe models. The 2016 Vulcan S gets no mechanical changes with power coming from the same 649cc parallel twin-cylinder engine delivering 61hp and 64Nm of torque. As for the new Vulcan S Cafe, it features three-tone paintwork, signature badging and an additional windscreen. Read the full article »

October 19, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XJR1300 „Big Bad Wolf” by El Solitario

This summer Yamaha teamed up with Spanish customhouse El Solitario for the final XJR build of 2015, celebrating 25 years of the iconic street machine. The result is an awe-inspiring creation, a race inspired track monster that more than lives up to its name, ‘Big Bad Wolf’. The bike broke cover for the first time at the Glemseck 101 show in Germany in September, taking to the 1/8 mile race track to bring an end to the reign of the defending champions Lucky Cat Garage. Read the full article »

October 18, 2015

For BMW GS enthusiasts only: world’s largest wristwatch revealed

Size matters after all, or a diameter of a proud 65 millimeters: That is not only the size of a tennis ball, but also of the world’s largest wristwatch, manufactured in a small-series production run. The exclusive „GS seit 1984“ SUPER PLUS timepiece made in Germany is now available for every BMW GS owner and enthusiast! Read the full article »

October 17, 2015

Upgraded Kawasaki ZZR1400 for 2016 revealed

Kawasaki did some work on its most powerful sports tourer, the ZZR1400. For the 2016 model year, the bike will feature a new dash, slightly modified and Euro4-compliant engine while the Performance Sport version gets brand new Brembo brakes. All in all, the bike won’t change much for 2016 but it stays true to the machine’s substantial and loyal fan base The 2016 ZZR1400 will be priced at £11,799 while the Performance Sport version will retail for £13,399. Read the full article »

October 17, 2015

Weise to introduce new Lima gloves for the winter

A new addition to the extensive range of gloves from Weise, the Lima has the fit, feel and features of a top-of-the-range winter glove, but with an affordable price tag. Top of the must-have list for the year-round rider is to be warm, dry and comfortable, so the Lima features a waterproof, windproof and breathable inner liner and a 40-gram Thinsulate thermal layer too. Working together, they act a barrier against wind and rain, insulate from the cold and allow perspiration to escape. Read the full article »

October 16, 2015

MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton Edition on video

The Italian manufacturer has just announced that it’s going to reveal a limited edition of the Brutale 800 Dragster RR. MV Agusta doesn’t give any details about the bike and this suggests that there will be only aeshetic changes. According to the short press release and the official teaser video, the special Brutale will feature red anodized parts including wheels, pegs, covers, levers and other accents. Read the full article »