Erik Buell, founder of the company with the same name, managed to amaze the motorcycle industry from around the world by destroying his own creation, a model which no further represents Buell Motorcycles: the Blast.
The Buell Blast was manufactured for 9 years in the United States and it was powered by a 492 cc single-cylinder engine developing 34 hp. Given also the bike’s light weight, the Blast stood out as a user-friendly and very reliable motorcycle.
Instead of showing how the 2010 model year will look like, Erik Buell brought bad news to the British from Mac Motorcycles, which will start producing a range of motorcycles powered precisely by the engine repudiated by the creator itself.
Confederate Motorcycles has recently unveiled a new motorcycle model, the P120 Fighter, which is built in the same style as the Wraith model. A serious piece of motoring in the true meaning of the word, the Fighter is powered by a 1966cc V-twin motor mounted on an aluminum frame. The company was kind enough to release the performance figures and we must say that they are anything but disappointing: 160hp and 145lbs•ft of torque.
As Confederate fans already got used to, the new bike features mostly polished hard parts that make it look like one of those transformers bikes and the giant carbon front spars aren’t absent either.
The Confederate P120 Fighter can be admired/criticized at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California on August 14th. The price hasn’t been announced yet, so you won’t mention that in your list of amazing things about it.
With the 2009 Breva 1200 Sport, Moto Guzzi shows that its 85 years of heritage are still going strong today as this sporty approach towards such a demanding and yet risky segment manages to situate the bike among the best Italian nakeds that money can buy. Powered by the 90-degree twin cylinder 1200 and painted like Moto Guzzi competition models, it is also one of the best achievements in the maker’s model range and we’re on it to find out more.
An amazing Italian ride that remains true to its maker’s style and heritage, the 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 enters the scene as a naked, a power cruiser and even a techno-custom. The immediate visual impact taking place when facing this creation will definitely be sustained by a dream-like riding feel, so we know what to expect.
Moto Guzzi proves having what it takes in order to build a top notch all-rounder that stands out as one true representative of the Italian style and the maker’s specific and strict building criteria. Technically advanced, comfortable, easy to handle and very good looking, the Breva 1100 doesn’t miss its chance to go up against the best in this class.
A French fan of Suzuki has imagined the Japanese manufacturer’s 2010 model range and put his Photoshop skills to work in a quite successful (in our opinion) attempt of showing how the B-King, GSX-R series, GSX650F, SV650, SV1000 and DR-Z400SM might end up looking in the year to come.
While the visual changes imagined for each motorcycle aren’t dramatic, this might very well reflect reality for models which won’t be significantly upgraded.
It attracts with its simple and yet modern design, it is made in Italy and it will never disappoint when it comes to grabbing a handful of its throttle. Yes, it is the 2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 750, a bike that is light and very agile. These features make it perfect for female riders and there is also an optional low seat for that reason. The lively new colors and the less polluting engine will definitely attract an even larger category of motorcyclists, especially in Europe.
Last week we made a post regarding the new Aprilia Tuono V4, which was caught testing at the Mugello track and although we pretty much figured out the bike then, these latest spy pics of the same bike at Misano come to complete what we earlier wrote about this Italian piece of machinery.
As you can now better see, the bike is no more or less than a naked Aprilia RSV4 R, but we can now get a better glimpse of the small headlight unit and the exhaust, which looks like a modified rocket launcher. The bike is expected to feature a little bit of plastic on the sides, but nothing to set it way apart from these shots. They actually look like made by the Italian manufacturer itself.
We often hear people saying that, looked from above, the Ducati Monster has the general shape of a woman. Although, we didn’t go the whole way with the investigation, de decided to add a few “interesting” photos so that you can make your own and best idea about the bike and that possible resemblance with the shape of the sinuous woman body.
To be honest, this is no more or less than a reason to add these cool sexy pics, so enjoy the photo gallery!
Buell’s entry-level segment is pretty much sorted out by the 2009 Blast model, a small, light and versatile motorcycle powered by a simple, but claimed very fuel efficient, 492 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine.
Among all models of the American motorcycle manufacturer, this is the only
one that gets a nice European look, but features such as the aggressive wheels, one-piece seat and belt final drive still set it apart.