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January 14, 2015

7MC Design – how a Jaguar motorcycle would look like

It’s not uncommon that large car manufacturers take a detour into the world of motorcycles. BMW produces motorcycles for 90 years now and Mercedes-Benz bought shares through its AMG department in MV Agusta. There are even rumors about Ferrari getting into the bike business. Jaguar is also not known for its two-wheelers but Hungarian designer Tamas Jakus still created a Jaguar motorcycle concept called the MC7. Read the full article »


January 13, 2015

Logos Technologies to develop 2WD Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle

Logos Technologies has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to continue development of the SilentHawk military motorcycle in partnership with California’s Alta Motors (formerly BRD). Read the full article »


January 12, 2015

Yamaha Garage Challenge: six special XV950 from Italy

The Yamaha XV950 is one of a new generation of custom bikes. It’s a relatively simple bike that is designed to be easily customised, it’s sporty and inexpensive. In the USA, Yamaha already run a custom build-off, and now it’s the turn of the Italian distributor. Six Yamaha dealerships are participating, and the results are stunning. Click through the six custom bikes and vote on the Garage Challenge Website to help choose the winner. Read the full article »


January 9, 2015

Gogoro unveils Smartscooter, the electric scooter of the future

Taiwanese startup Gogoro revealed its new Smartscooter during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. The Smartscooter is not just a new electric bike - the company has proposed a new idea to dramatically reduce battery recharge time – the Gogoro Energy Network, “a modular battery-swapping infrastructure for electric vehicles like the Smartscooter that can be deployed across a city to provide portable power.” Read the full article »


January 8, 2015

Walz Hardcore Cycles has filed for bankruptcy

Is this the end of the road for one of Europe’s best custom bike builders? His clients include Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen and other VIPs. But now Walz Cycles has filed for bankruptcy and CEO Michael Krohek has sacked all seven employees. However, the insolvency may create an opportunity to start something new and exciting. Read the full article »


January 7, 2015

Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion Concept heading to serial production?

Recursion was a turbocharged concept motorcycle shown by Suzuki at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show and it was one of the best looking bikes Suzuki has come up with in a while. Reports from Japan now suggest that there is a production version in the works. It should be a lightweight, middleweight-sized machine powered by a turbocharged 588cc parallel twin. Is this the new SV650? Read the full article »


January 6, 2015

10 of the most anticipated motorcycles of 2015 – part 2

There are a number of motorcycles that are eagerly anticipated for the year 2015. So, we thought we would look at the new year and here’s our pick of the top 10 new bikes. In 2015, legendary brands rise from the ashes, there’s some exciting thing going on in the supersport category and you’ll even find bikes with excellent price-to-value ratio on this list. Lets see which motorcycles the riders will be most eager to purchase. Second part. Read the full article »


January 5, 2015

2015 MV Agusta F4 RC confirmed

MV Agusta has accidentally confirmed the 2015 F4 RC as the Italians have released the pricing structure for their 2015 MY motorcycles in the US. The street legal version of the new F4 - to be raced in World Superbike next year - will cost $46,000 in the US and around €40,000 in the European market. Other good news for MV Agusta enthusiasts in the US that several models got a modest price decrease. Read the full article »


January 4, 2015

10 of the most anticipated motorcycles of 2015 – part 1

There are a number of motorcycles that are eagerly anticipated for the year 2015. So, we thought we would look at the new year and here’s our pick of the top 10 new bikes. In 2015, legendary brands rise from the ashes, there’s some exciting thing going on in the supersport category and you’ll even find bikes with excellent price-to-value ratio on this list. Lets see which motorcycles the riders will be most eager to purchase. First part. Read the full article »


January 1, 2015

Russian firm is developing a head-up-display helmet

Drivers on phones, changing road surfaces, drivers not using mirrors - motorcyclists have enough to worry about without having to stare constantly on the speedometer. A Russian firm is now developing a head-up display helmet with built-in GPS navigation system and voice controlled interface. The firm is planning the release of the prototype in the spring, followed by a production version going on sale in the United States in summer. The helmet will retail for $2,000. Read the full article »