Motorcycle - Motorcycle News - Page 4

August 12, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XJR1300 “Iron heart”

If you've been following the world of custom bikes, you'll definitely know Yamaha's Yard Built program. Well, Yamaha has again broken new ground, collaborating with Japanese selvedge denim company Iron Heart to create the first Selvedge denim inspired Yard Built motorcycle. The collaboration between Iron Heart and Yamaha is indeed a stunning ‘grown up’ café racer. Showcasing everything both Yamaha and Iron Heart stand for in respecting hand craftsmanship and timeless design mixed with the latest technology. Read the full article »

August 10, 2015

Norton to develop a new 200hp 1200cc V4 bike, receives government funding

Norton has announced a new £7.5m project which includes £4 million of government funding. Thanks to the governtment money, Norton will build a new manufacturing facility and develop a new premium motorcycle and a new green motorcycle withing two years. The brand also has revealed some details of the new 1200cc V4 bike that will rival the Ducati Panigale. Read the full article »

August 7, 2015

Lvpvs Alpha, a space age Moto Guzzi California

This latest custom Moto Guzzi California is definitely not for everybody. The creation of Officine Rossopuro is a perfect combination of creativity, futuristic design and modern technology. Just one interesting fact about the bike: ninety percent per cent of the motorcycle is handcrafted, that’s remarkably high even for a custom bike. Click through to learn more details about the special Moto Guzzi California. Read the full article »

August 7, 2015

The safe choice – 2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner review

After several years of tweaking and adjustment, Honda has put the finishing touches on their 2015 Crossrunner. The adventure-style roadster is far from cutting edge but it has a capable chassis, a great V4 engine and good reasonable practicality. All in all, the Crossrunner has a relaxed character and it’s a respectable machine. Click through […] Read the full article »

August 5, 2015

Custom BMW R NineT by JSK Custom Design

JSK Custom Design is a relatively new player on the custom bike market since it was only launched in 2010. The company was founded by Samuel Kao who wanted to chase his dreams after relocating from Taiwan. Looking at his newest creation, he’s on the right track. The custom R NineT was built around a single idea: to make a fun motorcycle for the streets and for the dirt roads. The name of the project is already telling: Project Chocolate Slider. 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 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 »