With performance credentials that have established it as the hottest sportbike on the planet, the Suzuki Hayabusa is designed for the serious sport rider who will settle for nothing less than the best. Its combination of unsurpassed power, crisp handling and superb aerodynamics creates the ultimate sportbike. You could say that the 2011 Hayabusa is so intense, that it’s in a class of its own. For 2011 Hayabusa will get new colors and graphics (Pearl Mirage White with gold trim and Pearl Nebular Black with red trim).
The 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by a 1340cc, in-line, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves engine and gets a a large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system. The Hayabusa comes with an optimized 6-speed transmission. Oil spray to the 4th, 5th and 6th gears reduce wear and mechanical noise during highway cruising.
UPDATE 09/12/2011: Depending on where your allegiances lie, the Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo TT can be described as the Suzuki Hayabusa of the auto tuning world and vice versa. But if you’re looking for something obscenely fast, can you really go wrong picking one over the other?
The short and simple answer is no. So to illustrate just how incredibly powerful these two machines are, the folks from Underground Racing and the people behind the tuned Hayabusa - Shamrock Racing - met up to see of these beasts has bigger claws. Check out the video after the jump to see two mind-blowing machines in action!
Triumph Motorcycles has announced two new "adventure models" will be launched by the end of the year. The company revealed no other details on the two models, but they did confirmed new details will be announced in the next months: engine (August 4), chassis (September 1) and clothing/accessories (October 6th).
The two models are expected to made their world debut in November at the Milan EICMA Bike Show. Stay tuned for more details!
When the new Tron Legacy movie will hit theaters in December, the biggest surprise will be the Lightcycles, first introduced in the 1982 movie. The motorcycle is used in a father-son attempt to escape from the world where Bridges has been trapped for 25 years. But that’s in the movie. In real world, Custom Built Motorcycles - the same who built the "Batpod" replica - is offering you the chance to ride a Pro Street Light Cycle replica for $35k.
There will be only 5 units built. Each bike will be black with an accent color - 5 bikes with 5 different accent colors (red, blue, yellow, green, and orange).
The wheels are custom made 22" x12" dual hubless wheels with custom made tires. The motorcycle will be offered with either an electric motor or a high performance gasoline motor and transmission depending on the buyers needs. It will be built for everyday street use.
MV Agusta announced today a new "track only" Cannonball Kit for the Brutale 1090RR. With the new package, MV Agusta wants increasing the performance, making the bike even lighter and fully exploiting its technology.
The new Cannonball Kit includes a modified Engine Control Unit, cylinder head, camshafts, valves and exhaust system, which is manufactured completely from titanium and is completed by a low and spirited exhaust pipe. The result is an increase of 21 HP to a total of 165 HP. At 9.000 revs/min the power is 140 hp, at 10.000 it is 160 hp, a little later the maximum is reached, an absolute record for Brutale.
The new technical components enables the Brutale Cannonball to excel on the track: the exciting performance are restrained by the pure chassis and by high quality suspension components which enable the rider to enjoy easy handling and the typical pleasure of riding an MV Agusta bike.
Confederate Motorcycles revealed the first teaser images of the special edition P120 Black Flag. It will be limited to only 50 units. Prices will be announced at a later date.
The P120 Black Flag is powered by a 120-cubic-inch V-twin engine with 160 Hp and 135 lbs-ft of torque. The motorcycle will feature CM design double wishbone machined from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum linked to aerodynamic, dual, lightweight, tubular wing blades, the same fuel-carrying frame as the standard Fighter and a the standard double-wishbone front ford assembly.
Stay tuned, we’ll get back with more details soon! Specifications after the jump.
Two police cars pursue this guy first on a field and then he takes it on the street, where he eventually approaches a curve too fast, goes out in the ditch and then all across the road to the other side. Why? He probably thought it was fun and he’ll never get caught as long as he twists the throttle only towards him. But reality is cruel and so is the law with these guys, so don’t be doing this.
As hard as it may be to believe, Harley-Davidson’s XR1200X model was only available in Europe ever since it was introduced a year ago, keeping Americans away from the bike’s 74 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm and 40-degree lean angle, not to mention the impressive looks. But it is all over now that Harley announced that the 2011 model year comes stateside (how does that even sound considering the American company’s huge fan clubs stretching from coast to coast).
For a price of $11,799, the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X offers a lot. To begin with, the sports bike features Showa Big Piston front forks with adjustable rebound, compression and preload working together with the dual Showa rear shocks with 36mm pistons and piggyback nitrogen-charged reservoirs. Also, the front brakes – 292mm full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers – are supplied by Nissin.
But this bike is definitely all about the looks and with the rider positioned in a rather sporty riding position – at 29.2 inches from the ground, gripping on rear-mount pegs and holding on to dirt track-style handlebars – it will most likely be a hit in the States as well. So the question remains: why would H-D test the old continent market before introducing the bike here? Anyway, colors available for 2011 are Black Denim and White Hot Denim.
One of the coolest motorcycle tricks that we have seen lately also has to be the strangest ever as it consists in closing the tailgate of a truck with a stoppie. Called the Hoenshell Shutter and performed by Eric Hoenshell on the set of Stealth Rider in Denver, Colorado, the new trick is actually practical and it is made of three important steps, as described by the performer itself: “Stoppie to park, park to stall, stall to SHUT!”
Ask motorcycle riders about their favorite passenger and you’ll hear answers such as “my wife” or “my girlfriend,” (if the persons in cause are actually there) but it will be her who they’ll in fact be thinking at. She simply has to be the world’s favorite motorcycle passenger ever. I bet that the guy that shot this is still grinning right now.
This picture actually sends a message to all female passengers out there: stay sexy and always wear your helmet no matter what!
When people say Suzuki sportbikes, they usually think at the famous GSX-R series and no matter what, they usually end up talking about the Hayabusa model. But the SV650SA ABS is one very good example that there are also other sportsbikes made by the Japanese manufacturer and we can say they’re quite good. This precise model carries on as a 2010 model with color scheme changes and standard ABS, but the interesting part about it is that, although being powered by a midsized V-twin, it competes with four-cylinder bikes. Let’s see what more.