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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 14, 2015

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R recalled for potential fuel leak

The Austrian manufacturer is recalling its largest Duke because of a potential fuel leak. According to NHTSA, the threaded inserts that attach the internal overflow pipe to the fuel tank may leak fuel due to an irregularity in the coating process. There is no word on incidents yet and the total number of affected motorcycles is also unknown. Read the full article »

July 12, 2015

Pocket rocket – 2015 Honda CBR250R review

The Honda CBR250R is a good commuter bike that offers typical Honda quality. It’s single-cylinder engine delivers enough power for the commute but lacks the ability to excite. Still, if you’re looking for a safe (ABS is available for an extra $500) and economical bike that looks like a 600cc supersport machine, the CBR250R is a fine choice. It’s not a standout in any segment but it does what it is needed to do. Read the full article »

July 9, 2015

Innovation of the week: the triangulated steering and suspension system of the Motoinno TS3

Film animator and motorcycle enthusiast Ray Van Steenwyk invented a revolutionary steering and suspension system claimed to make riding safer. The new, purely triangulated steering and suspension system creates ultimate stability for the front end of a motorcycle. The new suspension system debuted in the Motoinno TS3 patented prototype that is powered by a Ducati 900 SS engine. Read the full article »

July 7, 2015

Morgan’s all-electric EV3 three-wheeler coming in 2016

Morgan Motor Company has introduced the EV3 prototype at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend. The EV3 is an all-electric three-wheeler that is powered by a singler electric motor producing 60hp. According to Morgan, the prototype is capable of 150 miles on one charge, taking four hours to reach full battery capacity. The EV3 is set to go into production the end of 2016. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ by Deus Ex Machina

The 20th anniversary of the legendary XJR1300 continues with the third Yard Built production of the year, the first collaboration from Amsterdam based custom builders Numbnut Motorcycles. The summer vibe has reached the workshops of Deus Ex Machina in Italy and influenced the latest Yard Built creation of the Milan design emporium. The Deus Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ is stunning and stands alone as the only Yard Built custom bike and sidecar combination so far. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

2015 Piaggio NRG 50 First Look

Image is everything when you’re 16. The Piaggio NRG 50 has race bike styling and graphics but it’s still a 50cc scooter. The sporty and practical scooter is available with two engines, the air-cooled DT and the liquid-cooled DD. The sportiest scooter of the Piaggio Group retails for 2.390,00€ in Germany. You get a relatively cheap and practical scooter with small wheels and alright-ish build quality. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

How to ride a motorcycle in the rain – the best tips

There are a lot of international motorcycle safety organizations worldwide that advise bikers on how to ride their machines in the rain or risk serious injury. In fact, one of the leading causes of motorcycle fatalities in both Europe and the US is riding a motorcycle that drivers cannot handle. Thus, there are many inherent dangers of riding on wet and slick roadways worldwide, but imagine not being able to control your bike because it’s just too much to handle. Read the full article »

June 27, 2015

1979 Suzuki GS1000S – special feature

Suzuki shocked a lot of people with the GS1000 series when it was revealed in the Paris motorcycle show in Paris in 1977. Other manufacturers had already introduced liter-sized engines so Suzuki was joining the 1,000cc party a bit late but the GS1000 reached cult status very fast and this series set the foundations for not only subsequent production bikes, but also four-stroke racing success too. Suzuki has now announced that the GS1000S will be added to the firm’s popular Vintage Parts programme. Read the full article »

June 26, 2015

Quick and efficient – 2015 Honda PCX 150 review

The 2015 Honda PCX 150 is built for comfort and brings worthwhile improvements to the Honda PCX scooter line. A larger fuel tank, quick operation, and an affordable price make this scooter a worthy option for any riding enthusiast. The quick and efficient scooter retails for for $3449 in the United States and for £2,699 in the United Kingdom. Read the full article »