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Motorcycle News - Page 85

July 22, 2010

Amazing wire motorcycle from China

What you can see here, is a full-scale, three-dimensional blueprint of an astonishingly accurate rendition of a Chinese copy (Chiangyiang 750) of a russian copy (Dneper) of a German copy (Zündapp) of a bike based on a pre-World War II BMW R71 motorcycle with a side car. Chinese artist Chi Jindian searched the "brand new and completely untraditional" material for years, and he finally settled on steel wires. We have no idea how long Jindian worked on this motorcycle, but this is far the coolest art piece we've seen in a long time. Read the full article »


July 21, 2010

Honda CBR1000 RR Firebade TT Special Edition available

Honda UK has unveiled two CBR1000 RR Fireblade Special Editions to commemorate the achievements of two legendary Isle of Man TT racers Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness. The two Fireblades feature a special paintwork and are available in both standard and ABS-equipped versons. Hutchinson broke all record by winning five races at the 2010 Isle of Man TT, while McGuinness has a total number of 15 victories at the dangerous road race. Read the full article »


July 21, 2010

Suzuki introduced the 2011 Hayabusa

Japanese manufacturer Suzuki announced today the 2011 GSX 1340 R, alias Hayabusa. For 2011 the ultimate sports bike will get new colours and graphics (Pearl Mirage White wih gold trim and Pearl Nebular Black withred trim). The new Busa is powered by the same 1340cc, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder engine. Read the full article »


July 21, 2010

Swarovski covered 1961 Vespa

From time to time you can find ackward-looking gold-, or chrome-finished sports cars on the internet - most of them are owned by arabic sheiks. But the latest work of German firm Stomerichworld is even more unusual than a chrome-finished Lamborghini in the desert. They covered a vintage 1961 Vespa with Swarovski chrystals for a cost of €249 000. The Vespa is now useless as a motorcycle but you can rent it from Stonerichworld for promotional events. Read the full article »


July 20, 2010

2011 Ducati 848 EVO unveiled

Italian manufacturer Ducati has just released the first images and initial details of its 2011 848 EVO machine that comes to replace the 848 middleweight bike. The engineers have listened to owners and enhanced the bikes specifications. The Testrastetta engine cracks out 140hp now and the torque has increased (from 96NM to 98Nm), too. Read the full article »


July 20, 2010

New BMW K1600GT and GTL to get iDrive

BMW will introduce its new K-series this fall, and approaching the date more and more details emerge from the two touring machines, the K1600GT and K1600GTL. The germans announced last week that both bikes will get adaptive headlights, now we get the first information and photos about the dashboard. Read the full article »


July 19, 2010

Official words on Ducati’s new cruiser

There has been quite a bit of activity in the past few weeks sorrounding Ducati's new "Mega Monster". We already have seen deveral spy shots, and an american Ducati dealer has now leaked a sketch and some of the technical data of the firm's forthcoming motorcycle. Read the full article »


July 17, 2010

Roehr revealed three new electric motorcycles

American motorcycle manufacturer Roehr introduced today three new electric motorcycles. Built around a Hyosung chassis, all three Roehrs look identical and feature AC induction motor technology, with the eSupersport using a single-motor setup, while the eSuperBike and the eSuperBike RR feature twin-motors. Read the full article »


July 16, 2010

Peugeot scooters’ entry into chinese market

Peugeot follows Piaggio into world's largest motorcycle market. The french company has announced that it would set up a joint venture with the Chinese company Qingqi Motorcycle to produce scooters. The commercial partner of Peugeot Scooters holds a 50% stake in the new firm. In all, the Peugeot network will comprise 145 sales outlets and nine flagship stores spread across nine Chinese provinces. At start, Peugeot will offer five products between 80 and 125 cm3, all manufactured at the state-of-the-art plant in Jinan. Read the full article »


July 16, 2010

Brammo introduced the Empulse, a 100 mph+ naked motorcycle with 100-mile range – with video

Brammo, the electric motorcycle manufacturer announced its new bike, the Empulse - a brand new naked street fighting machine. The specifications of the bike are quite impressive: top speed over 100 miles per hour, price below $10 000. The Empulse uses the Brammo Power battery pack and Brammo Power vehicle management system. Read the full article »