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The Oregon based Brammo is one of the top manufacturers in the electric motorcycles segment and has recently announced that its electric bikes will be sold in the UK.

Brammo’s motorcycles will be sold though the GoinGreen website which is dedicated to green vehicles. Brammo’s lineup available for the UK market will include the Enertia Plus, the Empulse and the Empulse R models. For the moment, we don’t have any official details about the prices, but we don’t expect to be a big difference between the US and UK price tags.

Brammo’s plans to expand on new markets is a brilliant idea as apart from the fact that it will boost its sales the strategy will also help it gain an even better reputation among electric motorcycle lovers.

The first Brammo motorcycles will reach the UK shores in March 2014.

Stay tuned for more details on Brammos UK market launch.

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Suzuki has a big surprise for its enduro-lover fans as it promises to bring back the RMX450Z off-road model.

The new 2014 RMX450 will be launched on 27 January 2014 and features a series of important upgrades which include a tweaked 450 cc fuel injected engine, retuned suspensions and a modern transmission tuned specifically for enduro riding. The motorcycle will be also fitted with both electric and kick start, a lightning kit, a side stand, sump guard and a big 18 inch rear wheel.

Talking about the bike’s comeback, Suzuki GB General Manager Paul de Lusignan said: "We’re delighted to be bringing the RMX450Z back for 2014. The bike was launched to universal praise in 2010 and immediately went out and won two high profile championships in the hands of Tom Sagar, and we’re confident new customers will find out just how capable a machine it is and be impressed with how competitively priced it is, at just £5,995 [€ 7297 ]. Despite using the same original architecture of the highly regarded RM-Z450, the RMX450Z is anything but a converted motocrosser, with specifically retuned engine and suspension, enduro-specific gear ratios, while the 18 inch rear wheel aids in tyre choice. It’s a factory developed enduro machine."

In its report Suzuki said that the new bike will be available in limited numbers.

Hit the jump for more pictures.

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There is no secret that MV Agusta has prepared a big surprise for its fans. The new Dragster 800 is already finished and the company revealed a teaser video which shows a few details of the upcoming motorcycle.

The new Dragster 800 shares many elements with the MV Agusta Brutale but is oriented more toward speed than its sibling.

From the details seen in the video, we can presume that the new Dragster 800 will be equipped with a solo seat, LED lights and a digital display. Also, the handlebar is pretty high and the rear end is fitted with a wide sport tyre.

It is also highly probable, that the new motorcycle will be equipped with ABS, traction control the MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) electronics package.

The motorcycle will be powered by the same unit as the Brutale, Rivale and Turismo Veloce, so it will crank out around 125 hp.

Hit the jump to see the new MV Agusta Dragster 800 in action!

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We have good news for Yamaha’s fans, because it appears that the YZF-R3 and R3 names have been registered as a trademark on Jan. 6.

Given the fact that both Kawasaki and Honda designed 300cc sport bikes the bar has been already raised, so Yamaha has to come with a matching new model that has what it needs to fight against these new rivals.

So, even if we don’t have many details about the upcoming YZF-R3, most of the cues left behind by the Japanese manufacturer indicate that it will be a 300cc sport motorcycle that will go head to head with the new 300 cc motorcycles presented by Kawasaki and Honda. It is also highly probable that the new YZF-R3 will be basically the production version of the YZF-R25 prototype shown last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Another important detail is that the trademark application was made for both the US and the European Union. This could mean only one thing, that Yamaha’s newcomer will aim both of these two markets.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Polaris has always managed to impress us with its bold creations, but this time they really took everybody by surprise as they are planning to extend their current lineup of vehicles with the addition of a completely new model.

Their new creation is called the Slingshot and it is technically a trike with two wheels up front and one at the rear. The company talked about its new product in a press release.

From what we know, the new Polaris Slingshot will be propelled by a GM 2.4-liter, Ecotech, 4-cyclinder which will crank out an estimated power of 200 hp.

The vehicle will feature a side by side configuration and will be fitted with a comprehensive list of car-inspired technologies such as ABS, traction and stability control and power steering.

For the moment, we don’t know the exact launching date but we can expect it to be released by the end of 2014.

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming Polaris Slingshot.

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MV Agusta is determined o keep its place among the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers. Therefore besides the fact that it constantly upgrades its motorcycles, the Italian manufacturer is also planning to expand its lineup.

The news came from MV Agusta’s CEO who revealed that they are working on a new motorcycle named the Dragster.

For the moment we don’t have too many details about the upcoming model, but according to some rumors, it could be packed with the same unit found in the Brutale, Rivale and Turismo Veloce models. We also know that the new Dragster will share the same platform with the Rival but it still features a sportier stance and a more aggressive riding position.

Therefore, we will have a lightweight sport bike propelled by at least 125 hp and packed with the latest technologies developed by Agusta.

The expected price shouldn’t go above the $19.000 mark.

Stay tuned for more details on the new MV Agusta Dragster.

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BMW R nineT is one of the newest motorcycles built by the German manufacturer and the guys from Urban Motor are the first tuners who had the occasion to modify it.

Their creation is called the Track Grinder and shows what potential for customization has the new BMW R nineT.

Like the stock model the Track Grinder is powered by the air- and oil-cooled version of BMW’s 1170cc boxer engine which delivers a claimed 110 horsepower and 88 pound-feet of torque. The unit didn’t receive any modifications but almost everything else has been completely modified.

One of the most obvious upgrades is the new design of the fuel tank which is complemented by the fresh alloy tail and the new custom seat wrapped in black leather.

The Track Grinder has also received a new Mottogadget Motoscope Pro digital LED dash which looks far better than the stock unit.

Up front you get a circular number holder with a small 50 headlight “hidden” underneath it. Other modifications include a Supertrapp exhaust system, Tarozzi pegs and blacked-out wheels paired with Golden Tyre dual-sport rubbers.

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Confederate is known for the radical design of its bikes and every product that rolled out from the company’s garage looks drop dead gorgeous.

Recently, the Confederate team has gained an important new member namely the famous designer Pierre Terblanche. Shortly after has joined the team, Mr. Terblanche has started to work on a pretty awesome project. The new motorcycle bears the name C2 P-51 Fighter and features an outrageous design language that will certainly break a lot of hearts.

The C2 P-51 Fighter is technically the second generation of Confederate Fighters and received a series of important modifications which not only make it look a lot cooler, but also boost its performances to a higher level.

At the heart of this metallic piece of art sits a much lighter engine which features a completely new architecture that helps it deliver more power and torque. The new generation also gets a lighter crankcase and a downstream fuel injection.

The new Confederate C2 P-51 Fighter will cost around $100,000 and will be available in only 31 units from June or July 2014.

Stay tuned for more details.

Hit the jump for the video presentation.

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Everybody knows that if you want to mix the adrenaline of a high speed race with the experience of normal traffic, then you should visit Germany’s famous Autobahn – a speed-lover’s paradise where there aren’t any speed limits imposed by the law.

Naturally, in a place like this happen a lot of interesting things, as regardless how fast you drive or ride, you have to keep in mind that there is always someone faster than you… even when you ride with 300 kmph on a motorcycle.

It may be hard to believe, but the whole action was caught on camera so the video bellow could make you change your perspective about what “fast” truly means.

The video shows a very skilled Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R rider that rolls on the Autobahn with 300 kmph when it is passed effortless by what seems to be an Audi RS6.

Hit the jump to see the entire action!

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Yamaha has taken the wraps off it new green concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The new concept represents a small step into the future of motorcycles and features a compact design which makes it perfectly suited for riding through the city.

The new sport motorcycle is built on a monocoque frame and is packed with an electric brushless DC smart Power Module motor powered by a set of removable Lithium-ion batteries. The electric motor is paired with an automatic transmission which can be also used as a manual gearbox.

The motorcycle was built with lightness in mind and it weighs less than 100 kg.

Talking about its new concept Yamaha said: “The PES1 electric motorcycle offers both environmental friendliness and sporty performance that conveys Yamaha’s passion for riding. It off ers great drivability and maneuverability sure to please any motorcycle fan thanks to its lightweight design and motor torque control. Slip out on weekend mornings, without waking the family, for a private hour of communion with your electric ride. Eminently quiet motor is guaranteed to deliver you from the din of your everyday life. Future of electric sports bikes is fast approaching.”

Hit the jump for the official video.


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