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September 28, 2011

2012 BMW Concept E scooter revealed

Before the end of this year, BMW Motorrad will establish its new "Urban Mobility" area with two premium vehicles in the maxi scooter segment. The BMW maxi scooters combine the functionality of a scooter with the riding pleasure of a motorcycle. Both vehicles are powered by high-performance and efficient 2-cylinder combustion engines. Based on the BMW Group's sustainability strategy, BMW Motorrad aims to put a premium offer on the market in the area of electromobility in the foreseeable future. Read the full article »


September 17, 2011

2012 Ducati Streetfighter Official Photos

Ducati has announced the 2012 Streetfighter 848. The bike offers the same trellis-framed styling as its big-engined sibling, along with traction control and revised ergonomics. „With the enhanced geometry of a chassis that provides confidence-inspiring agility, the Streetfighter 848 has enriched its user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control (DTC),” says a press release from Ducati. Pricing and key specs are coming next week, but until then check out the high-res photos of the bike. Read the full article »


September 16, 2011

2012 Yamaha WR450F revealed

This is the new Yamaha WR450F. Featuring an all-new tuneable fuel injection system, the proven WR-F’s 450cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled 5-valve engine now delivers even more responsive and adaptable performance to suit the wide range of conditions experienced by enduro riders. As well as the new fuel-injected engine, the 2012 WR450F runs with a compact new bilateral aluminium beam frame which brings new levels of agility to the 450 class. Read the full article »


September 7, 2011

2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 & Nuda 900 R new pics and details

Husqvarna just released official specs for the Nuda 900 and Nuda 900 R which are certainly revolutionary for the brand itself. Both the Nuda 900 and the Nuda 900 R are powered by the same 900cc two-cylinder engine that delivers 105 hp and 100Nm of torque. The R models are differentiated not just by carbon components and suspension adjustment, but also ride height. The 48mm Sachs forks are fully adjustable and the Öhlins shock comes with compression, rebound and spring preload adjustment as well as a ride height adjustor. Read the full article »


September 5, 2011

2012 Ducati Streetfighter Evo SP comes with a new 170hp engine

As previous reports suggested the Ducati Streetfighter is getting a major facelift next year. The information was leaked by Ducati’s American website. The new Streetfighter Evo SP will feature a brand new engine. The new V-twin delivers 170hp and 97 lb/ft of torque that is exactly what the 1198 Superbike makes and a significant upgrade to the current Streetfighter, which features a 1098cc engine delivering 155hp and 85 lb/ft. The new Streetfighter Evo SP could make its debut next year. Read the full article »


August 22, 2011

Suzuki Inazuma to return?

The Japanese manufacturer may be planning to revive the Inazuma name. The original Inazuma name was carried by a retro-styled Bandit in the late 90s and early 2000s. The brand’s last retro-styled street bike, the GSX 1400 disappeared in 2007. Nowadays, there are plenty of naked bikes, but only few of them are round-headlamp retros. Suzuki has now registered the Inazuma name once again, which translates “Lightning”. Now, with the new, more modern-looking Bandit, there is definitely a spot for a retro-styled street bike in Suzuki’s line-up. Read the full article »


August 4, 2011

Honda NSF250R coming to the U.S.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has announced that the 2012 HRC NSF250R will be available in the U.S. Newly developed for FIM GP road racing competition in the Moto3 class, the NSF250R is powered by an all-new liquid-cooled single-cylinder 249cc four-stroke engine specifically designed for racing. In 2012, this globally distributed model will also be legal in the USGPRU Moto 3 and WERA Motorcycle Road Racing classes in the USA, as well as in other local racing events. Read the full article »


July 29, 2011

Video: Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special

Dark and sinister, the restyled Night Rod Special features a new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, and improved ergonomics with reduced reach to both the rider footpegs and handlebar. Inverted front forks and retuned rear suspension enhance ride and handling. This is a blacked-out, dead-on power cruiser that's at home in a back alley. The power comes from the 1250cc Revolution engine which delivers 125hp at 8,250rpm and 85 ft.lbs. at 7,000. Read the full article »


July 28, 2011

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour revealed

American manufacturer Victory just released its 2012 line-up. New is the Cross Country Tour, which it says "sets a new high standard for hard baggers, providing riders with unprecedented comfort and the greatest cargo capacity of any production motorcycle in the world." The bike features Victory Comfort Control System, new tall windshield, Specially Equipped Hard Lowers, iPod-cable, 12 Volt power outlet, Lock & Ride trunk (17.7 gallons of storage), non-linked ABS, heated grips and seats, adjustable passanger floorboards. Read the full article »


July 22, 2011

New Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback unveiled

The Dyna FLD Switchback is custom touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and quick-detach windshield. Remove those components in just seconds to turn the Switchback into a custom street cruiser. Chassis, suspension and tires are engineered to deliver light, confident handling. The Switchback is the lightest custom touring motorcycle in its displacement category. Its styling evokes a classic proportion and clean, straightforward lines. Read the full article »