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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 »

July 21, 2011

2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition revealed

The V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition is a tribute to the original 2002 V-Rod, the motorcycle that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution engine and a new styling direction for Harley-Davidson. Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork with color-matched frame are exclusive in the V-Rod line and evokes the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod. Extra chrome and polished surfaces dazzle on the engine, exhaust and speed screen. Read the full article »

July 15, 2011

MV Agusta reveals F3 Serie Oro and announces retail price for F3

MV Agusta can formally announce that the retail sales price in Italy of the much awaited new F3 model will be 11,990 Euros. As already announced previously, production has been brought forward by four months, meaning that the new model will be available in dealerships before the end of this year. In keeping with the traditions of the brand, volume production of the new F3 will be preceded by a small series of limited edition “Serie Oro” versions appealing to enthusiasts of Italian engineering excellence. Read the full article »

July 13, 2011

2012 Piaggio MP3 Touring 125, 300, 400 and 500 unveiled

Italian manufacturer took the wraps off the brand new MP3 Touring which will be available with the classic 125, 300 and 400 engine sizes, which are now joined by an all-new 500cc version offered in Sport and Business spec levels. The evolved styling of the new MP3 Touring is immediately evident at first glance. While retaining a distinct resemblance with the rest of the MP3 family, the new Touring boasts a new honeycomb front grille and a satin-finish centre moulding in the front shield. Read the full article »

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 »