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August 30, 2010

2011 Yamaha R6 delayed

Yamaha fans eagerly awaiting an all-new Yamaha R6 for 2011 are being told they’ll have to wait another year. The Japanese manufacturer is already working on a replacement for the current series, but the bike won’t be on sale until 2012. Rumours suggest the new machine will borrow heavily from M1 MotoGP bike. The new R6 will feature a new chassis, new engine and bodywork. The current model has been in production since 2006 with only minor changes since, and the bike will remain in sale until 2012. Read the full article »

August 27, 2010

Suzuki India launches 125cc street touring machine

The Indian arm of Suzuki has introduced the brand new 125cc Slingshot, a smaller street touring machine. The bike was inspired by the GSX-R series and is targeted at the mass segment. The SlingShot features a sharp design and a simple 125cc engine with carburettor. The bike is available in four colours (Metallic Mustard Yellow, Metallic Fox Orange, Candy Antares Red and Pearl Nebular Black) and it is priced at Rs. 50,949 (approx. $1,085 at the current exchange rate). Read the full article »

August 26, 2010

Chinese scooter company Neco revives the 1959 Vespa N

It’s pretty common that Chinese companies make their own copy of European and American cars and motorcycles. The newest copy comes from Chinese scooter manufacturer Neco. They revive the 1959 Vespa N model under the name Neco Italia, which is not just about vintage, the model features automativ transmission and a four-stroke 50cc or 125cc engine. Read the full article »

August 26, 2010

Yamaha R1 Special Editions for France only

Yamaha France recently launched two new limited edition versions of R1, but they will be available only on the local market. Both the SP and SP/R Factory Edition are a tribute to the French Endurance team. The first special edition, the SP boasts the same engine as the standard R1, but the bike features new, exclusive colours, a solo seat, seat protective casing of Polytron, a minimalist plate bracket, and a pair of titanium and carbon Akrapovic exhausts. Read the full article »

August 26, 2010

BMW F800 ST Touring and K1300 R Dynamic Special Edition launched

The British division of BMW Motorrad launched two new special editions: the F800 ST Touring and K1300 R Dynamic. The F800 St Touring is designed to make long-distance riding even easier with a range of accessories, such as ABS, key-matched, expandable Sport Panniers, on-board computer, heated grips, main centre stand. The special F800 ST is available to order now. Read the full article »

August 25, 2010

Kawasaki introduced the 2011 KLX 125 and D-Tracker 125

The Japanese manufacturer announced the 2011 KLX 125 and D-Tracker 125 models, which Kawasaki says are ideal for new riders. The two entry-level models got only minor aesthetic restyling. Both the dual-purpose KLX 125 and motard-style D-Tracker feature a simple and reliable 125cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine and a lightweight, compact chassis. Read the full article »

August 24, 2010

NCR Leggera: the lightest Hypermotard ever made

The NCR Leggera 1200 Special is reportedly the lightest Hypermotard ever made – shedding an unbeliveable 57kg from the already minimal Ducati. The Italian streetfighter got a handful of modifications, including full titanium frame, ceramic-carbon brakes and carbon-fibre bodywork. The engine delivers 110 horses but you can choose between two optional transformation kits which gives you extra 15 or 22hp. Read the full article »

August 23, 2010

More info emerges about the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

The 2011 ZX-10R will make its debut this October, but the guys at theJapanese manifacturer continue to leak details over the Internet. The BMW S1000 RR made a spectacular entry into the supersport class last year, but the Japanese manufacturers don’t like the idea that the Bavarians steal their customers, so Kawasaki is going to strike back with a strongly revised ZX-10R for 2011. Read the full article »

August 23, 2010

KTM 125 streetbike teaser video

Tha Austrian company is hard work on its new 125cc streetbike, which still needs a name. This model will be the first of the manufacturer’s new range of 125 to 300cc entry level street bikes. The 125cc motorcycle is aimed at learner riders, whose safety is of special concern for ACEM (The motorcycle Industry in Europe). Read the full article »

August 19, 2010

Suzuki launches V-Strom 650 Xpedition

Suzuki’s popular V-Strom 650 range sees the arrival of a new flagship model this month, with the introduction of the V-Strom 650 Xpedition. The new model is based on the V-Strom 650 ABS-equipped model, but the adventurer got a lot of additions. The Xpedition will compete with the BMW F800 GS in the middleweight adventure touring segment. Read the full article »