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April 16, 2012

Video: How the world’s most beautiful 600cc sportsbike being created

The 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is not only one of the most beautiful machine in its category, but it’s also very powerful and advanced. It is powered by an ultra-compact in-line three cylinder with the perfect balance between advanced mechanical engineering, advanced materials and electronic technology. It is an ultra-modern, extremely advanced engine capable of 128 hp at 14.500 rpm and 71 Nm of torque at 10.600 rpm. Are you curious, how it is being put together? Watch the video after the jump. Read the full article »


April 15, 2012

Introducing the 2012 Yamaha FZ 1

The 2012 Yamaha FZ1 is a cutting edge sport bike with a twist. Unlike most other machines in this class, the 2012 FZ1 features state of the art engine and chassis designs. The twist is you don't have to sacrifice performance or handling to gain excellent rider and passenger comfort: the 2012 Yamaha FZ1 offers it all! The bike features an ultra-lightweight 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, 40 degree inclined, in-line four-cylinder engine. The engine has been tuned to provide outstanding performance and excellent passing performance. Read the full article »


March 24, 2012

2012 Husqvarna MOAB Concept

The Husqvarna Concept MOAB is the modern re-interpretation of the scrambler, the bike that lies at the heart of the Husqvarna history and its unique style. Tradition, style, and performance. These are the features that captured the identity and shaped the history of the brand that became the model and reference point for all off-road bikes in the sixties and seventies. The Husqvarna MOAB can trace its origins to our models from that period, legendary bikes that are milestones in the history of off-road biking, especially in the U.S. Read the full article »


March 23, 2012

2012 BMW C600 Sport, BMW C650GT: official pics, specs released

BMW Motorrad is expanding its business activities to include urban mobility. As its first offers on this sector, BMW Motorrad will be presenting two premium vehicles on the maxi scooter segment. The BMW C 600 Sport and the BMW C 650 GT combine the outstanding riding properties of a motorcycle with the specific agility and conceptual comfort of a scooter for a new kind of dynamic riding experience. The new maxi scooters will be built at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin. Read the full article »


November 11, 2011

2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 introduced

Once again, the best keeps getting better. Introducing the new 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Suzuki engineers have thoroughly redesigned the engine, chassis, suspension, and bodywork to create a supersport bike that is more dominant than ever. With refinements ranging from a new titanium 4-2-1 exhaust system to completely redesigned pistons, the engine rewards you with quicker acceleration, crisper throttle response and improved fuel efficiency. The chassis, suspension and braking systems are also refined for enhanced performance and a reduction in weight of over four pounds. Read the full article »


November 10, 2011

2012 MV Agusta F4 R

Italian brand Mv Agusta has released the official photos of the new F4 R. The key feature of the F4 R is, in fact, the new “Corsa Corta” engine capable of extraordinary performance and already employed on the F4 RR, the top of the MV Agusta superbike range. The new 4 cylinder inline with radial valves is the pulsing heart of the MV Agusta F4 R. The thermodynamics have been completely redesigned, starting from the new low inertia crankshaft which makes it possible to use a super over-square bore and stroke ratio. Read the full article »


November 9, 2011

2012 Honda CRF 150 F – not too big, not too small

Not too big, and not too small – the CRF 150 F is just the right size to suit beginning riders and experienced adults equally well. And thanks to its moderate chassis dimensions, easy-to-use four-stroke power, electric starter and more rider-friendly features, the CRF 150 F is just the ticket for entering, exploring and thoroughly enjoying the world of off-road fun. For the 2012 model year, Honda offers bold new graphics and a new white rear fender for the CRF 150 F. Read the full article »


November 8, 2011

2012 MV Agusta F3 675: full details

After being elected the “Most beautiful 600 in the world”, the MV Agusta F3 675 is now ready to become the new reference both on the street and on the track. A Supersport that boasts a ultra-advance chassis and vehicle dynamics control that is on par with the most advanced Superbikes thanks to the new system MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System). The MV Agusta F3 675 is a revolutionary motorcycle offering extreme emotions to the rider on the street and on the track. Read the full article »


November 7, 2011

Misano circuit name to be associated with Simoncelli

The board of directors of Santamonica Spa has unanimously accepted a proposal to associate the name of the Misano circuit with Marco Simoncelli. “We owe it to the memory of Sic,” said Lucas Colaiacovo, Vice President of the circuit. “We owe it to his family, to the hundreds of thousands of fans who admired his courage and humanity, all of the individuals in the sporting world and media who support this spontaneous and moving proposal. We are pleased and proud to associate the Misano circuit with Marco Simoncelli, a champion in sport and in life.” Read the full article »


November 6, 2011

Husqvarna reveals world’s first ABS for off-road racing

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to be the first manufacturer in the world to present an ABS for off-road racing in the current flagship model, the TE 449. BMW Motorrad first brought out an off-road ABS with lockable rear wheel in 2007. A comparable system is already in serial production in the form of the "Slick" mode of the ABS in the BMW S 1000 RR. Here, the system allows the rider to block the rear wheel for so-called brake drifts by deactivating the ABS function in the rear wheel. Read the full article »