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September 2, 2010

Video: 2011 Triumph Tiger Cub

The British manufacturer continues to release information about its 800cc three-cylinder Tiger Cub adventure model, which will come in two varieties for buyers. The first one will have a 21” knobby front tire, while the second one for asphalt will feature 17” wheels front and back. Both bikes share the same chassis and design, but there will be differences in suspension, seating and control layouts. Triumph will release more technical data on October 4th. Read the full article »

September 1, 2010

Harley-Davidson to launch million dollar shop in Lebanon

Harley-Davidson is all set to open a multi-million dollar shop in Beirut. This move not only comes as a tribute to the passion of hundreds of bikers across the country but will also help cater to the needs of the enthusiastic community across the Gulf region. Biker lovers in Lebanon will not only have full access to accessories and parts of Harley Davidson models but will also be able to participate in activities, tours and events. Read the full article »

September 1, 2010

California moves on loud pipes

Motorcyclists who swap their bikes’s stock exhaust systems for loud pipes may be more likely to get a traffic ticket under a California bill that passed the Senate on Monday. Two days ago the Committee on Transportation approved Senate Bill 435, also known as the Motorcycle Anti-Tampering Act, with an 8-4 vote, which would make it illegal to operate a 2011 or newer motorcycle with an exhaust system that doesn’t have an EPA label that certifies it as meeting noise limit standards. Read the full article »

August 31, 2010

Ténéré Expedition Tent Launched

The Nomad Tent Company have just announced the launch of the Ténéré Expedition Tent, an innovative concept inspired by the name of Yamaha’s new adventure bike. The tent is a three-season shelter for two persons and their motorcycle. “I want to stand up to change my clothes, I want a space to work on my bike. No tent out there offered me these advantages, so I built my own,” stated Kevin Muggleton, President and Founder of the Nomad Tent Company. Read the full article »

August 31, 2010

Free touring pack with Honda’s VFR1200F

During September and October 2010 only, customers who purchase a Honda VFR1200F sports-touring machine from new will receive a complimentary touring pack. The Honda Genuine Accessories touring pack offer includes the VFR1200F’s bespoke top box and pannier set providing 89 liters (23 gallons) of storage, a centre stand and also heated grips, worth £1,675 in total. The VFR1200F’s colour-matched and aerodynamic pannier set features an all-new integrated mounting system, with no separate ‘bracketry’ required therefore leaving the stylish and clean lines of the machine uncompromised. Read the full article »

August 30, 2010

Kymco introduced three 2011 scooter models

The Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer announced three new scooter models for the 2011 model year, the 50cc Super 8 50 2T, the 200cc Like 200i and the 300cc Downtown 300i. The Super 8 50 2T is a new entry-level scooter with a 2-stroke, 49cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. The second bike, the Like 200i is a larger-displacement version of the Like 50, while the Downtown 300i offers a performance of a real maxi scooter. Read the full article »

August 30, 2010

2011 Piaggio MP3 Sport revealed

Piaggio unveiled a new edition of its three-wheeled scooter, the MP3. The special edition, dubbed the MP3 Sport, features white bodywork and contrasting black accents, 10-spoke wheels and a series of other aesthetic changes. The protective fume windshield further enhances the racing look, alongside the ergonomic saddle and red relief stitching. The special edition is available in both 300cc and 400cc variants. Read the full article »

August 30, 2010

2011 Yamaha R6 delayed

Yamaha fans eagerly awaiting an all-new Yamaha R6 for 2011 are being told they’ll have to wait another year. The Japanese manufacturer is already working on a replacement for the current series, but the bike won’t be on sale until 2012. Rumours suggest the new machine will borrow heavily from M1 MotoGP bike. The new R6 will feature a new chassis, new engine and bodywork. The current model has been in production since 2006 with only minor changes since, and the bike will remain in sale until 2012. Read the full article »

August 27, 2010

Harley-Davidson Warboy 883 XWL – A Sportster in WL clothing

Harley produced the original WLA model for the U.S. Army during and around World War II. It was based on a civilian model, the WL, but the paint scheme, the accessories and the solo seat gave the WLA model a unique look. A French motorcycle fan restaured now a vintage military Harley – but there’s a catch. This isn’t a restaured bike, it’s actually a modern 883 wrapped in WL bodywork. Read the full article »

August 27, 2010

Suzuki India launches 125cc street touring machine

The Indian arm of Suzuki has introduced the brand new 125cc Slingshot, a smaller street touring machine. The bike was inspired by the GSX-R series and is targeted at the mass segment. The SlingShot features a sharp design and a simple 125cc engine with carburettor. The bike is available in four colours (Metallic Mustard Yellow, Metallic Fox Orange, Candy Antares Red and Pearl Nebular Black) and it is priced at Rs. 50,949 (approx. $1,085 at the current exchange rate). Read the full article »