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July 8, 2011

2012 Honda TRX250X and TRX450R unveiled

Honda has released the 2012 model year versions of the TRX250X and TRX450R ATV’s. Both ATV’s remains very much the same machines they have been since they were first introduced in the 2004 model year. On the other hand, the TRX450R stands tall as one mighty impressive machine, having won races in virtually every form of ATV racing as well as racking up a string of exciting wins in the grueling Baja 1000. At the same time, these remarkable performance credentials also keep the TRX450ER at the top of the popularity charts for recreational riders too. Read the full article »


July 7, 2011

2012 BMW E-Scooter Concept revealed

BMW took the wraps off a new electric scooter on the 2011 BMW Motorrad Innovation Day. The E-Scooter provides the necessary sustained output and maximum speed for safe and reliable overtaking on urban motorways and also when carrying two people. It is also easily capable of managing hill starts on steep slopes with a pillion passenger. […] Read the full article »


July 3, 2011

2012 Honda Rebel revealed

For years and years, the Rebel has remained a favorite among entry-level street riders—and for good reason. Its stylish good looks maintain an enduring appeal, it’s comfortable, light in weight and easy to maneuver, and its durability has grown to legendary proportions. Whether you’re running errands around town or heading out of town for a riding adventure, the tough Rebel serves as a great riding partner. For 2012, the Rebel will get two new colors – Matte Silver and Candy Red. Read the full article »


July 2, 2011

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R to get new graphics

The current Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was last revised back in 2009, when the bike got many tweaks and upgrades. The 2012 model however, won’t be receiving many changes. Kawasaki recently announced that the bike will only get updated colors and graphics. The MotoGP/WSBK-like graphics are featured for the first time on a Kawasaki production bike; the Ninja name now sits proudly on the fuel tank, while the Kawasaki name has moved to the side fairings. Read the full article »


July 1, 2011

More photos of the 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 125 and 200

Aprilia has released a set of new photos of its revised Scarabeo 125 and 200 scooters. Both scooters feature new design, but the mid-size engines also receive an important restyling. The Scarabeo 125 and 200 flaunt an entirely new look, but which clearly recalls the original Scarabeo style. The front shield is new – where the “classic” oval grille returns – new mirrors, turn indicators and saddle, for “entry level” luxury based on the incredible quality/price ratio. Read the full article »


July 1, 2011

More 2012 Hondas fill the ranks: the CRF150F, CRF230F, CRF250X, CRF450X have arrived

The 2012 model year continues to gain momentum as American Honda Motor Company announced today the next release of new models. This latest update brings a quartet of off-road motorcycles, two sport ATVs and one popular and enduring street bike. These new-model releases include the popular CRF450X and CRF250X for off-road enthusiasts; the family-friendly CRF230F and CRF150F trail bikes; the much-acclaimed TRX450R and TRX250X sport ATVs; and the Rebel, one of the best small-displacement bikes to grace American roadways. Read the full article »


June 24, 2011

2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 introduced

Styled in the image of its 1955 namesake, Royal Enfield's latest 500cc Bullet offers riders classic motorcycling from a brand with a pedigree stretching back to 1901, all for less than £4000. And with frugal fuel consumption of 80mpg running costs are equally modest. Valenced steel mudguards, hand-painted gold coach-lines on the petrol tank and side panels, and winged Royal Enfield badges mean that the latest incarnation of the Bullet, which has been in continuous production since 1949, could easily be mistaken for a restored machine from the 1950's. Read the full article »


June 24, 2011

2011 Aprilia SR Max 125 and 300 revealed

Aprilia has unveiled two new scooters called the SR Max 125 and 300. These are supposed to be sporty scooters fitted with powerfu engines and top-shelf suspension components. The single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 valve 125 version, equipped with electronic injection, reaches a power of 15 HP at 9,250 rpm: the maximum power and torque values are absolute benchmarks and ensure quick acceleration and disciplined pick up for the Aprilia SR Max, all to the advantage of perfect gear fluidity. Read the full article »


June 23, 2011

2012 Yamaha off-road range revealed

Japanese company Yamaha announced its 2012 YZ250F, YZ450F, and WR250F off-road machines, the Majesty 400 maxi scooter and the XT250 and TW200 dual purpose bikes. For 2012, Yamaha’s Off-Road Competition line-up also comprises the YZ85, YZ85LW, YZ125, YZ250, the championship-winning enduro WR250F, the continued YZ-styled 2-stroke PW50 and PW80, and the 4-stroke TT-R50E, TT-R110E, TT-R125LW/E. 2012 models include new graphics, as well as the enduro bikes. Read the full article »


June 23, 2011

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

Suzuki has finally took the wraps off the 2012 DL 650 ABS, the V-Strom. The new bike is longer, taller, and lighter than its predecessor and features an updated engine. The V-Strom has a 3-way height-adjustable windscreen, carefully shaped with extensive wind tunnel testing, efficiently reduces wind noise and rider fatigue. All in all, the Japanese company failed to impress with the new V-Strom,the bike is still the poor man’s adventure bike. Read the full article »