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June 11, 2010

The CBR1000 RR and the R1 could get dual clutch transmission

It seems the japanese motorcycle companies could borrow the dual clutch transmission (DTC) technology from the automobile world for their next generation R1 and CBR1000 RR. Honda VFR1200 F already uses DTC, but the next step would be develop this technology on superbike models, where it would work slightly differently. But Honda is not the only japanese factory who is planning an electronically controlled gearbox for his sportbike, Yamaha is developing his own system, too. Read the full article »

June 10, 2010

Husqvarna announced new 150cc off-roader

Husqvarna is adding the all-new WR 150 two-stroke to its 2011 model line-up. The bike is based on the WR 125 enduro model which was updated for 2010. The swedish engineers expanded the engine capacity and redesigned the WR125’s chromoly trellis frame with stronger engine mounts and added reinforcement to support the larger engine. The riding geometry also gets a tweak, the company equipped the off-roader with 50mm Kayaba forks and a Sachs remote reservoir rear shock. Read the full article »

June 10, 2010

NCR Millona 16: 145 kg, 200 hp, carbon frame and Ducati engine

Since 1967, NCR has built very exclusive performance motorcycles. Their latest creation is the Millona 16 or simply the M16, one of the fastest production motorcycles ever built. To create this monster, NCR used only the lightest and strongest materials available. The unique frame and fuel tank, swingarm, faring and even the weels are all in carbon fiber. Read the full article »

June 9, 2010

Harley-Davidson announced the 2011 XR1200X

When Harley introduced the XR1200 last year, they decided to exclude the U.S. market which seemed to stoke envy and desire U.S. enthusiast. Good news is, that the flat-track inspired bike is available stateside, starting from $10 799 in black. The 2011 XR1200X boasts an air-cooled, silver powdercoated 1200cc Evolution V-twin engine. The powerplant has 90 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque - more horsepower but less torquethan other versions of this engine. Read the full article »

June 7, 2010

Piaggio re-enters the indian market with Vespa scooters from 2012

Piaggio has decided to launch Vespa scooters in India from 2012, starting with the LX125. India is the world's second largest motorcycle market with 8.4 million units having been sold in 2009. The sale of scooters accounted for about 1.3 million units. The enormous market is currently dominated by Honda, but Suzuki and Mahindra has a significant market share, too. Read the full article »

June 7, 2010

Special Triumph Street Triple Tracker from Germany

German Triumph dealer Motorcorner has built a special Street Triple called the Street Tracker. The builders transformed the R version of the Street Triple, and they did a great job, the bike looks just beautiful, although changes were minimal. The engine and the chassis remain unchanged, but the exhaust is an aftermarket piece for a racy sound. The standout specification change is the 17” spoked wheels, which have a unique fastening system. The R-based Street Tracker is on sale for $17 400. Read the full article »

June 7, 2010

Official: small-displacement MV Agusta is in the works

The italian factory still waits to be divested from Harley-Davidson, so this news will likely come as little surprise. Larry Ferracci, Director of Operations, MV Agusta USA confirmed that "A smaller displacement bike is definitely in the plans for MV Agusta in the near-term future." To those, who pay attention to the italian brand, that's no surprise, because a three-cylinder prototype called the "F3" has been spotted both on the road and on the track several times in F4 fairings. Read the full article »

June 3, 2010

Duka Concept – The electric bike of the future

The Duka concept combines traditional looks with advanced electric components, which allows the driver to personalize the bike easily. Designed by Miyhael Logue, the Duka lets you enjoy high speed biking and yet remain manageable around the city. The motorcycle features an aluminium frame structure, this should be a safe and durable cruiser with a low center of gravity and comfortable riding position. The Duka is powered by two compact, yet efficient electric motors, but performance is unknown. Read the full article »

June 2, 2010

Moto Guzzi Nevada 750 Anniversario – Happy Birthday Nevada

The Nevada 750 is one of the most succesful models of Moto Guzzi's lineup, a bike that year after year has established itself as alternative to custom overseas thanks to a simple style, strong technique and reassuring personality driving behavior. The italians introduced the model in 1990, and now the factory celebrates this succesful 20 years with the "Anniversario" edition. Read the full article »

May 31, 2010

KTM 990 Adventure Limited Edition

The austrian company enriches the range of the 990 Adventure. The Limited Edition version is based on the standard model, but offers a wider range of accessories. The kit provides the factory installed former white livery PPG orange bars that make it instantly recognizable. The “touring” windscreen offers great protection even for tall riders and […] Read the full article »