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October 19, 2010

BMW released the 2011 R1200GS Triple Black

The Bavarian marque will introduce the 2011 R1200GS Triple Black at the EICMA show in Milan next month, but they already released the official photos and technical data of the special edition bike. The machine is based on the 2010 R1200GS and comes with metallic black paint, cross-spoke wheels, front forks, engine castings, rear sub-frame, and valve covers. The bike got BMW’s Premium Package which includes Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment, heated grips, hand guards, ABS, and pannier mounting points. The Triple Black uses the same 110hp boxer engine as the 2010 GS. The bike carries a price tag of $18,385 MSRP. Read the full article »

October 18, 2010

Hermes Yamaha VMAX Concept Bike

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has teamed up with French fashion house Hermes on the new VMAX concept bike. The unique machine features rich leather detailing added to thre seat, headlight cover, exhaust silencers, grips and mirrors. Everything non-mechanical on the bike is covered in a skipper Buffalo leather. The 180-year old French brand is not new to the world of motor powered vehicles, as they have already worked on cars and helicopters. Read the full article »

October 18, 2010

Honda NRS250 teaser photos

In 2012, the two-stroke 125cc MotoGP class will be axed by FIA. The new category, called the Moto3 will feature 250cc four-stroke Honda engines and the Japanese manufacturer released the first photos of their NRS250 race bike (Next Racing Standard) which will use a modified single-cylinder engine from Honda’s CRF250 off-road machine. The photos are dark so there isn’t much we know about the bike but Honda says it will reveal more pictures soon. Read the full article »

October 18, 2010

Classic URS sidecar sold for $163,000

The Collector’s Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia from Bonhams was held in Stafford UK yesterday. One of the most interesting machines of the show was a URS sidecar from 1967. The unique post-war machine featured a 500cc four-cylinder engine and won the Sidecar World Championship in 1968. The bike was expected to command between $110,000 and $125,000 at Bonhams annual sale but achieved a staggering $163,000. The machine was ridden by the legendary Helmuth Fath. Read the full article »

October 16, 2010

Classically styled Royal Enfield motorcycles going to California

We have some good news for motorcycle enthusiasts in California: Royal Enfield is going to open seven dealerships in the State of California. Reportedly, demand for the Royal Enfield Bullett has been growing sharply in the US and world-wide since the introduction of the new Royal Enfield engine two years ago, which bought a new level of performance and reliablility. This allows the brand enter new markets like California. Read the full article »

October 15, 2010

Piaggio released the 2011 Typhoon 50 and 125 scooters

The Piaggio Group presented the revised versions of its popular scooters, the Typhoon 50 and 125 at the Intermot 2010. Typhoon is a bit of flagship for the Italian brand and for 2011, and they are going to be even better for 2011. The 50cc and the 125cc versions will get more powerful engines, a revised design and flashy graphics. The smaller version has a 2-stroke engine which delivers a respectable 4.2hp at 6500rpm and 4.6Nm at 6000rpm. The 125cc version features a more advanced, Euro-3-compliant 4-stroke engine which priovides 9.6hp and 8.2Nm. Read the full article »

October 15, 2010

Honda will reveal a V4 adventure bike at EICMA

Honda released an official sketch which shows a new adventure bike. The Japanese manufacturer will bring a new 1200cc concept bike to the EICMA show next month, and rumours suggest the new sketch is based on this machine. The concept will most likely to feature the VFR’s 1200cc V4 engine and will have an exclusive, sporty design. If Honda builds a new model with this engine, it will have to be lighter and sportier than the overhyped, heavy VFR. The concept will be shown in the upcoming EICMA show in Milan. Read the full article »

October 14, 2010

New 125cc supermoto from Husqvarna

The Swedish company introduced two new models – the SMS 4 Supermoto and the TE 125 enduro machine. The bikes, aimed at young fans, have race-bred looks and surprisingly high spec components. Both bikes have the same chassis and engine, the biggest difference is the tire size – the SMS 4 features 17-coll tires, while the TE125 has 21-coll front wheel and 18-coll rear wheel. The chassis of the two new models is a monobeam in Cr-Mo steel with a circular cross section and rear seat rail. Read the full article »

October 14, 2010

First official photos of the Triumph Tiger 800

After all sorts of spy shots and official teaser videos we have got the genuine photos of the new Triumph Tiger 800. The bike will have two versions, the standard 800 and the 800XC. On the pictures, we can see the off-road version, the XC, which features 21-inch front wheel with knobby tires and extended front mudguard. The bike will be powered by the Daytona 675’s engine displacing 800cc. The little Tiger will weight about 440lbs and the engine will produce a little less power and a little more torque than the Daytona’s 124hp and 53lb/ft. Read the full article »

October 14, 2010

The babes from Intermot 2010

The 2010 Intermot show in numbers: more than 200,000 bike enthusiasts from 108 countries, 1,100 manufactureres from 40 countries, and lots of beautiful babes. For those who couldn’t visit the German motorcycle show, here’s a photo gallery. Enjoy. Read the full article »