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November 10, 2010

Video: Yamaha EC-03 electric scooter – Change is good

Yamaha introduced its EC-03 electric scooter concept in 2009 at the EICMA show, and the bike is heading into serial production next spring. Here’s a promo video of the e-moped which features a 1.6 kW brushless DC motor, lithium-ion battery, drum brakes and a planetary gear transmission housed inside the rear wheel hub. The range is expected to be around 25 km (15 miles)on a single charge. Price will be around €2,400 ($3,300). Read the full article »

October 27, 2010

Video: Jeremy Irons picks up his BMW R1200GS in Hungary

Oscar-winning English actor Jeremy Irons rides a BMW R1200GS enduro bike in Hungary. The popular actor, who usually rides a BMW R1200RT, is currently filming the television series „The Borgias” in the Central European country and wanted another bike to use during his stay in Budapest. “I like working in Hungary, but I haven’t had the chance yet to get to know the country by motorcycle. I have been to Esztergom by car and I will definitely go back on a bike because I really liked it. Read the full article »

October 22, 2010

Red Bull Motorcycle Concept

We have seen a lot of interesting mototcycle concepts, but this latest one is just unique. This Red Bull motorcycle concept is rather a sculpture than a two-wheeler. And who can create something like that? An artist of course, Barrend Massow Hemmes. He revealed that the basic idea behind his creation is inspired by one of his iconic company logo víz, bull, which had existed only on papers before. Would you take a ride on this one? Read the full article »

October 21, 2010

Video: how Kawasaki’s sport traction control works

The 2011 ZX-10R features Kawasaki’s sport traction control, the S-KTRC. This system comes straight from the race track (MotoGP), and the manufacturer released a video now, which explains the difference between a normal traction control and the S-KTRC. The ZX-10R’s system constantly monitors the separate speeds of the front and rear wheels, engine RPM, throttle position, acceleration and other factors. When the S-KTRC recognizes a small amount of slip, reacts in five milliseconds, altering engine ignition. Read the full article »

October 18, 2010

Hermes Yamaha VMAX Concept Bike

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has teamed up with French fashion house Hermes on the new VMAX concept bike. The unique machine features rich leather detailing added to thre seat, headlight cover, exhaust silencers, grips and mirrors. Everything non-mechanical on the bike is covered in a skipper Buffalo leather. The 180-year old French brand is not new to the world of motor powered vehicles, as they have already worked on cars and helicopters. Read the full article »

October 14, 2010

The babes from Intermot 2010

The 2010 Intermot show in numbers: more than 200,000 bike enthusiasts from 108 countries, 1,100 manufactureres from 40 countries, and lots of beautiful babes. For those who couldn’t visit the German motorcycle show, here’s a photo gallery. Enjoy. Read the full article »

September 29, 2010

10+ most amazing Yamaha motorcycle wallpapers

Here are some of the greatest Yamaha photos you can find on Mbike. These are my favorites and I hope you will enjoy using them as your wallpaper. Fantastic shot, where the bike looks bigger: 2007 Yamaha TZR 50 A wallpaper where Yamaha hired a Photoshop expert. Look that amazing sky: 2010 Yamaha XT 1200 […] Read the full article »

September 28, 2010

Judge throws out wiretapping charges against speeding biker who filmed his arrest

Anthony Graber who was driving his motorcycle at high speeds has had his felony wiretapping charges dropped. Graber was facing 16 years in prison for uploading a video of the entire incident to Youtube. This video shows an uncover Maryland State Police officer jumping out of an unmarked car with a gun in his hand, ordering Graber off his motorcycle. The officer did not identify himself as an officer for several long. Graber thought he was about to become a victim of a carjacking. Read the full article »

September 24, 2010

Video: BMW S1000 RR vs. Nissan GT-R

After seeing the Agni Z2 and the Citroen Survolt take to the track, here’s another bikes vs. cars comparison video. The BMW S1000 RR is without doubt one of the biggest hit in the supersport category in 2010, while the GT-R even managed to compete on equal terms with Porsche of late. We already know how well the Bimmer against its Japanese and Italian two-wheeler rivals performs, but what about cars? The guys at Bike Channel thought the Nissan GT-R could be a proper rival at Brands Hatch race track. Who do you think came out top? Read the full article »

September 22, 2010

Video: World’s first all-electric car and bike duell: Citroen Survolt vs. Agni Z2

Electric racecar faced electric superbike for the very first time as Citroën’s striking Survolt concept and an Agni Z2 went head-to-head at Thruxton race circuit. In the capable hands of two professional female racers – Vanina Ickx and Jenny Tinmouth – car and bike battled it out to test speed, agility and performance in the all-electric shoot-out of four wheels against two. Piloting Survolt was Vanina Ickx – Le Mans Series and Touring Car racing driver and daughter of Formula One driver, Jacky Ickx. Riding the Agni Z2 was Jenny Tinmouth, the fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT course and championship leader in the 2010 TTXGP. Read the full article »