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November 15, 2010

Video: Four-wheeled scooter revealed

The three-wheeled scooter concept is not new, Piaggio has the popular MP3 models in its lineup but a young Italian manufacturer has come up now with a brand new, four-wheeled scooter concept. The Quadro 4D will be the first vehicle of its kind on the market. The combination of four wheels positioned closely together and the hydraulic tilting technology allow this unique vehicle a range of performance not yet paralleled in the industry—think stairs, curbs, potholes are no obstacle. Its release is expected fall 2011. Read the full article »


November 15, 2010

The Beast bike by M55 Bikes

This is a fast bike called “The Beast” and it’s designed and executed by M55 Bikes and it goes 40 miles per hour. One charge on this electric bike and you’ll go as far as 75 miles even off-road. It’s made of custom parts created by M55’s seasoned engineers, using technology and materials used in Formula One cars and supersportscars alike. Titanium, carbon fiber, CNC machining, and a brushless motor mechanism, plus more. Read the full article »


November 15, 2010

UNO – Innovative Electric Motorcycle for $25,000

A young inventor has created a motorcycle concept with a twist – it uses two wheels but they are positioned right next to each other, giving it the illusion of being a powered unicycle. The Massachussets-based company, BPG Motors is about to revolutionize the two-wheeled world with the UNO motorcycle. The chairman and founder of the company, 21-year-old inventor Ben Gulak says the bike will have the performanve of a maxi scooter but can turn 360 degrees in a 3 foot area. Read the full article »


November 12, 2010

Brammo going global, will produce motorcycles in Hungary

Brammo Inc. a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in Ashland Oregon has partnered with Singapore-based Flextronics to scale up its manufacturing operation. The American company is hoing to build an authorized dealer network in Europe and Brammo hopes the deal with Flextronics will help to bring down production costs, thanks to economies of scale. Rumours suggest the Brammo motorcycle will be produced for European customers at one of Flextronics’ facilities in Sarvar, Hungary. Plans include being in full production by April, 2011. Read the full article »


November 12, 2010

Snake Road Concept: bite the road

We have seen a lot of unusual motorcycle concepts but the latest creation of Belgian designer Bruno Delussu is a real killer. Inspired by Daniel Simon’s Cosmic Motors series, Delussu made this Snake Road motorcycle concept. The bike features a fiberglass body to house an internal combustion engine. The Belgian admits there are some deficiencies in the design (look at the front wheel which can’t turn for example). Read the full article »


November 12, 2010

2011 Honda CBR125R – 125cc screamer joins Honda’s CBR family

Witness the 2011 Honda CBR125R, which is set to join the Aprilia RS4 and KTM 125 Duke in Europe. The 125cc sportsbike class is getting more and more crowded, and the newest member of this category comes from Honda Thailand. The Japanese brand wanted to build a 125cc sportsbike with the look and feel of a bigger, more expensive machine. Therefore, the VFR1200F-like styling is agressive, and the bike is lightweight, arefined and easy to use. Read the full article »


November 12, 2010

Honda updated the SH 300 maxi scooter for 2011

The Japanese brand updated its largest, 300cc SH scooter for the 2011 model year. The bike got new frame design, suspension, premium leather seat and 19” cast aluminium wheels, which gave the scooter better high-speed stability. The new model also features the brand’s combined ABS braking system and a long list of accessories such as colour-matched topbox, windscreen and heated grips. The engine didn’t change, though, the 279cc single-cylinder still delivers 27hp at 6000rpm. Read the full article »


November 10, 2010

Campagna T-Rex 14RR: 197-hp trike from Montreal

Campagna Motors is well known for its three-wheeled machines, like the 2010 T-Rex 14RR. The RR version is the lightest and the most expensive on the Canadien’s lineup. The trike uses a fiberglass bodywork weighing 551lbs, a 1352cc Kawasaki four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed gearbox. The T-Rex is equipped with triangulated side walls and front crash zone, safety belt warning and reinforced safety roll cage. All in all, this beauty costs $56,000. Read the full article »


November 10, 2010

Video: Yamaha EC-03 electric scooter – Change is good

Yamaha introduced its EC-03 electric scooter concept in 2009 at the EICMA show, and the bike is heading into serial production next spring. Here’s a promo video of the e-moped which features a 1.6 kW brushless DC motor, lithium-ion battery, drum brakes and a planetary gear transmission housed inside the rear wheel hub. The range is expected to be around 25 km (15 miles)on a single charge. Price will be around €2,400 ($3,300). Read the full article »


November 10, 2010

Dainese unveiled the D-Air Racing and Street airbag systems

Dainese presented the long-awaited D-air Racing, which has been in development since 2000 and is due to hit the market in late April / May 2011. D-air Racing has been tested over the last year by newly crowned MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo with team mate Valentino Rossi and also by road racing's lovable rouge Guy Martin. The world-first system is the only one on the market to operate without any physical connection to a motorcycle. Read the full article »