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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 »


November 5, 2011

Dani Pedrosa heads Arai line-up at Motorcycle Live

Arai has a superb line-up of racing heroes, new helmets, top activities and great service at this year’s Motorcycle Live event, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from the 19th - 27th November, 2011. Repsol Honda MotoGP superstar Dani Pedrosa will be in attendance on Monday 21st November and will be signing autographs and giving interviews on Arai’s stand B320, Hall 2. Opening the entire Motorcycle Live show will be Dani’s fellow MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow, who’ll also be firing up his Yamaha M1 racebike on the main stage! Read the full article »


November 4, 2011

2012 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 R

If you’re looking for all the excitement that the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR has to offer with a more affordable price tag, the Italian manufacturer has some good news for you. MV Agusta has just revealed the Brutale 1090 R. The engine is the high performance 1078cc four cylinder with radial intake and exhaust valves, it delivers 106 kW (144 hp) at 10.300 rpm. The frame is a mix of steel and aluminum mated to a Marzocchi 50mm USD front fork and a Sachs rear shock. Read the full article »


October 20, 2011

2012 BMW S1000 RR: tweaked

BMW has just released the photos and spec sheet of the updated S1000 RR. The bike is practically the same as the old S1000 RR, just with a tweeked engine and chassis. One of the primary objectives pursued for the revised S 1000 RR model was to improve ridability by boosting thrust and enhancing the linearity and harmoniousness of the power and torque curves. The reconfigured throttle improves overall response. The new, optimised design raises response sensitivity, tightens the twistgrip angle, and reduces the twisting force. Read the full article »


October 12, 2011

2012 Honda CBR1000 RR C-ABS

Honda has revealed the new CBR1000 RR. For 2012, the CBR1000RR gets Balance-Free Rear Shock, Big Piston Fork and new wheels. Add to that a 999.8cc engine pumping out huge midrange horsepower and torque for class-leading real-world muscle, and you have a high-performance package unmatched in its overall balance by the competition. In addition, new aggressive bodywork aids aerodynamic flow and high-speed handling, and new LCD instrumentation including a lap timer, five-level shift indicator and more, redefine the pure essence of liter-class sportbikes. Read the full article »


October 4, 2011

2012 BMW GS650 Sertao revealed

With its new BMW G 650 GS Sertão, BMW Motorrad has added a new, sporting chapter to the history of single cylinders in the BMW GS family. Whereas the G 650 GS thrilled riders with its lean, wiry offroad stature, the G 650 GS Sertão promises even more sporting characteristics, even greater offroad capabilities, and an even stronger desire for adventure. And all of this without any sacrifice to the established virtues of a BMW single cylinder endure such as everyday practicality, appealing price-performance ratio, and playful riding properties. Read the full article »