eicma - Motorcycle News

January 11, 2011

Husqvarna to launch road bikes?

Husqvarna unveiled the Mille 3 Concept at the 2010 EICMA show, which, according to Visordown, was the first sign that the Swedish company is planning road bikes. The British magazine reports that the manufacturer will launch the first of a whole range of road bikes in late 2011 as part of a new strategic plan. The first road machine of Husqvarna will use a 900cc parallel twin engine based on the BMW F800 models. Husqvarna could use the experience and resources of their parent company, BMW. Read the full article »

January 7, 2011

Dragon TT Atila 1000R – Concept bike with 160hp Yamaha-engine

The Dragon TT Atila 1000R Concept bike was unveiled at the EICMA show back in November 2010, but now we have more studio shots of the streetfighter. The custom machine was built by Spanish company MotoYE and designed by Dragon TT. The bike is based on the modified frame of the Yamaha GTS1000, the suspension parts come from Öhlins and Moriwaki, the brakes from Brembo, while the headlight cluster once belonged to a 2005 Yamaha R6. Read the full article »

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 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

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 »

November 10, 2010

Peugeot E-Vivacity electric scooter goes into production

Peugeot revealed its E-Vivacity electric scooter last November, and as expected, the machine goes into production in 2011. The brand released now more details about the motorcycle. The E-Vivacity is a 100% electric scooter, representing “a revolution in the urban mobility sector, a fun and handy vehicle, with excellent acceleration performances.” – says Peugeot. The technical specification of the bike backs up this statement: the E-Vivacity is light (115kg/254 lbs), and small (1910x680x1168mm). Read the full article »

November 9, 2010

Moto Guzzi 2011 lineup annouced

Moto Guzzi is a small brand compared to, say, BMW or Triumph, so a new motorcycle introduction from the manufacturer is a big news. The Italians made a splash at last year’s EICMA with the three V12 concepts, as well as the V7 Clubman Racer prototype that is now going into limited production as the V7 Racer. The company bought the V7 Racer, the totally revamped Norge GT tourer and Stelvio 1200 maxi enduro to this year’s EICMA. Read the full article »

November 9, 2010

2011 Rieju RS3 50 and 125 revealed

Rieju has unveiled the 2011 version of its learner-legal 50 and 125cc sportsbike, the RS3. The new RS3 features a more advanced bodywork and an agressive styling. Power is supplied by a well-proven 50cc liquid-cooled Yamaha 2-stroke-motor or a 125cc 4-stroke engine which delivers about 15hp. Both engines are mated with a 6-speed gearbox. Precise handling is provided by Showa inverted 35mm front fork plus the use of lightweight 17” alloy rims to reduce unspring weight. Read the full article »