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December 13, 2010

Video: TT Zero Promo

The TT Zero race is in its third year and the clean emissions motorcycle race made a huge success so it’s no surprise that the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development has confirmed that the ground-breaking race will again take place on the Isle of Man in 2011. Allan Bell MHK, Minister, Department of Economic Development, commented: “Running the electric bike race as part of the TT Races has given us an excellent platform to demonstrate the Isle of Man’s clean tech capabilities." Read the full article »

December 9, 2010

Video: V12-powered Aston Martin bike

Large motorcycle manufacturers usually stop at eight cylinder, but some riders want more power and more agressive sound that a 1800-2000cc six-cylinder can offer. They usually build a V8-powered custom bike for themselves. But V12? A German guy had a dream and then built this beauty, which is just absurd. The custom machine is powered by a 6000cc V12 Aston Martin engine, which delivers 470hp. The bike weighs 700kg, while top speed exceeds 400km/h. And that sound… Read the full article »

December 1, 2010

Video: Ferrari 458 Italia vs Ducati 1198S

Car vs motorcycle videos often useless but Motor Trend found two gorgeous Italian machines that are noble opponents. The 458 Italia features a 4.5-litre V8 that produces 557hp, accelerates from zero to 160 km/h in 7.0 seconds and does the quarter mile in 11.1 seconds. Ferrari’s already iconic car costs about $230,000. In the blue corner, there’s another expensive Italian machine, the Ducati 1198 S. The motorcycle is powered by a 1198cc V-twin that delivers 170hp at 9750rpm. Read the full article »

November 29, 2010

Video: 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4R

The Italian company revealed the new Tuono V4R at the EICMA show in Milan earlier, and now we can see the bike on the official video. Power comes from a 1000cc V4 engine which is mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike features Brembo brakes, titanium forks, fully adjustable rear shock, and a bunch of modern electronics including ABS, wheelie control, quick shifter. All in all, the Tuono V4R is a great machine but the manufacturer definitely needs a better marketing company. Read the full article »

November 24, 2010

Video: 2011 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT 8V

Italian brand Moto Guzzi unveiled the updated version of its Norge GT 1200 8V at the EICMA back in october. The big tourer got a more powerful V-twin engine for 2011, which produces now 102hp. The new Norget GT features reshaped fairing which provides better protection for rider and passenger, but also increases airflow to the air-cooled engine. The manufacturer released now an official video where we van see the new bike. Read the full article »

November 18, 2010

Video: Ducati Diavel and Mercedes CLS 63 AMG

We already know that Italian motorcycle manufacturer and German automaker have signed a cooperation agreement yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The partnership means that Mercedes AMG will support the Ducati MotoGP team as the Official Car Partner from 2011. The partners are currently examining the further activities and strategic steps they might undertake together in the near future. The two companies have now released a video of the new Ducati Diavel power cruiser and Mercedes CLS 63 AMG meeting on the road. Read the full article »

November 16, 2010

Video: 2011 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner

Honda introduced its new middleweight adventure bike at the EICMA show two weeks ago. The VFR 800 X will compete with Triumph Tiger and Ducati Multistrada. Reports says the bike could go into production as early as 2011 and will have a price tag of €11,000. The Crossrunner is powered by a 782cc V4 engine which produces 102hp and 54lbs-ft of torque. The bike features an aluminium twin-spar frame, 43mm cartridge-type front fork, cast aluminium Pro-Arm swingarm, Pro-Link rising-rate linkage system and gas-charged HMAS damper with adjustable rebound damping. Read the full article »

October 27, 2010

Video: Jeremy Irons picks up his BMW R1200GS in Hungary

Oscar-winning English actor Jeremy Irons rides a BMW R1200GS enduro bike in Hungary. The popular actor, who usually rides a BMW R1200RT, is currently filming the television series „The Borgias” in the Central European country and wanted another bike to use during his stay in Budapest. “I like working in Hungary, but I haven’t had the chance yet to get to know the country by motorcycle. I have been to Esztergom by car and I will definitely go back on a bike because I really liked it. Read the full article »

October 26, 2010

Video: Kawasaki W800 retro bike in detail

Kawasaki recently introduced the successor of its popular W650, the W800. We have a new video now of the machine which shows us the bike in detail. The machine features a parallel 2-cylinder 800cc engine with fuel injection that replaces the old carburetor system. The engine delivers around 70hp and plenty of torque at low revs. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 5-speed gearbox. The classic-style bike uses a lightweight double-crade frame, telescopic fork at the front and dual shock absorbers with adjustable preload. Read the full article »

October 21, 2010

Video: how Kawasaki’s sport traction control works

The 2011 ZX-10R features Kawasaki’s sport traction control, the S-KTRC. This system comes straight from the race track (MotoGP), and the manufacturer released a video now, which explains the difference between a normal traction control and the S-KTRC. The ZX-10R’s system constantly monitors the separate speeds of the front and rear wheels, engine RPM, throttle position, acceleration and other factors. When the S-KTRC recognizes a small amount of slip, reacts in five milliseconds, altering engine ignition. Read the full article »