What you see here is the production version of the Honda CB1100 concept presented back in 2007. Although Honda doesn’t say a word about it apart that it will be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Show next week, we can already notice that there are no significant differences between the concept and production form of what is expected to be a fresh new approach towards the original idea of an inline-four cylinder motorcycle.
The Honda CB1100 Customize concept shown in red in the picture gallery points out the new bike’s customization possibilities with parts that will be offered by the Japanese manufacturer itself. We hope the 2010 Honda CB1100 will make it to the US and us on it as soon as possible.
Although Kawasaki never designed the Versys to be a naked, but a middleweight sport-touring motorcycle, WrenchMonkees have come up with their own approach towards the original Japanese idea. They got rid of the strange looking headlight and half fairing then brought not only their own headlight and headlight brackets, but also a new front fender, Rizoma handlebar and clamps as well as front and rear turn signals. Further enhancing the bike’s now much sportier nature is the WM seat, while the custom paint and exhaust heat wrap make this a veritable midnight naked, if you accept the term.
Ahead of Brutale’s 10-year anniversary, MV Agusta introduces the new 990R and 1090RR models, which are claimed to be 85 percent new. Although the bikes don’t look different at all compared to the previous generation, they actually feature the same redesigned headlight, instrument cluster and instrumentation, handlebar, rear view mirrors, key block as well as bodywork and technical fittings.
But things go “from bad to worse” when trying to spot performance gains and weight losses because there are no such achievements on the new MV Agusta Brutale motorcycles. Despite the fact that the 990R model’s engine has grown from 982.3cc to 998cc, it lost 3bhp, won 2lb/ft of torque and needs to move around with 5kg more. The 1090RR lost 9.8bhp and 1 lb/ft of torque and it is also 5kg heavier than before. Still, both models meet Euro 4 emissions regulations, which is most likely what generated the fairly ugly turn.
We hope that MV Agusta models aren’t borrowing from Harley-Davidson’s DNA now that the Italian company was bought by the American one, but considering the $3k higher price, we’re in for a dilemma. Press release and specifications follow after the jump.
Pizza Hut raises the bar on professionalism by fitting all their delivery bikes with a giant digital countdown clock showing traffic participants that their 30-minute time limit for each delivery is always respected. Yet they don’t mention what happens if the delivery time is not respected for any reason.
MotoRevue’s Jérôme Vannesson has put his photoshop skills to work in order to show how the 2010 Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory might look in the opinion of the French motorcycle journalists. This model is expected to be released at the EICMA show in November and, like the Factory edition before it, to feature forged wheels, Öhlins suspension and a multitude of carbon fiber bodywork pieces.
Practically a stripped down RSV4, the Tuono V4 Factory has what it takes to go against the Ducati Streetfighter , especially if we consider the 160hp that the bike will supposedly benefit of according to MotoRevue.
The request for entry-level naked motorcycles in Brazil and Europe will be satisfied starting 2010 also with the all-new Suzuki GSR250.
Expected to be presented later this year, the small, versatile and quite possibly fun bike draws inspiration from the B-King and GSR600, while power (30bhp, to be precise) comes from a quarter-liter, liquid-cooled, DOHC fuel-injected engine. The parallel-twin unit stands for user-friendliness, the spacious seat stands for comfort and the under-seat storage is meant to make the GSR250 a bit practical. Also, there’s a digital LCD screen to keep things modern and fancy.
There’s no word on price yet, but if the thing’s cheap, it will surely find its home in South America and Europe.
Motorcycles are often referred to as being metal horses, but we never actually thought that someone would actually think at hooking a calash to a brand new Triumph Speed Triple for a very sexy (if personal opinions count) photo shoot.
These babes are apparently into some kind of perverted royalty game, which – as long as it involves motorcycles too and nobody gets injured – we love.
Allen Millyard is a British bike builder who likes to think BIG. Of course, this reflects on his work and this is how we ended up writing about his 500bhp motorcycle. Called the Millyard Viper V10, this two-wheeler is closely related to the famous Dodge Viper supercar because of a ’small’ detail: it is powered by the enormous 8-litre V10 engine.
We haven’t used the term ‘muscle bike’ so far, but we believe that this would be a good starting point. This thing is both long and muscular!
The impressive motorcycle caught MCN’s attention, so they made a fairly short video so far and plan to extend the subject in the August 26 and September 2 issues of the British motorcycle magazine. Follow the jump for MCN’s video.