We usually don’t like rumors, but when we heard that Derbi has most likely built an all electric race version of their GPR 125, we dug more into the subject and came to find that the so-called rumor is actually supported by a video posted on Youtube by Sevcon, a UK based manufacturer of electrical equipment. According to the source of the video, this is Derbi’s all-new electric bike which uses a controller supplied by Sevcon.
Seen in the mysterious video is the full bike called the Derbi GPR EV being unveiled and tested at Parc Motor De Castelloli in Barcelona, Spain. To us, this looks like the latest open class TTXGP competitor, but there’s no official word about it yet, so we’re only left with seeing the bike in action until new information. The video is attached after the break.
Take a look at these pictures taken at the Almeria circuit in Spain to see what appears to be the all-new MV Agusta F3, which the Italian manufacturer derived from the 2010 MV Agusta F4 . The middleweight supersport model does look kind of strange and unrefined, but this isn’t by far the bike’s final state, so we guess MV Agusta has just taken the time to test the 675cc three-cylinder engine out on the track and, quite frankly, didn’t give a damn about the bike’s appearance. At least that’s what we hope.
Ever since we’ve seen the Yamaha Super Ténéré concept wrapped up in clothing we kept wondering about how the future BMW R1200GS competitor will look like and a first response comes with these spy pictures right here. They were given to motorsite.gr by a Yamaha insider and then MCN took over. The pictures show a plastic scale model of the bike in pre-production form.
The Yamaha Super Ténéré is supposed to make its official debut in 2010 and this Japanese alternative to the consecrated European bike should tip the scale in its favor with a 1200cc engine, traction control and three-stage ABS. It will also feature a shaft drive, comfortable seat and everything you need to go around the world on it.
Ever since the world has first seen Ducati’s all-new Multistrada 1200 we’ve been hearing complains about the thing looking like a duck mostly because of that big nose. Even so, the most potent BMW R1200GS competitor was voted the most beautiful bike at the EICMA show in Milan , where Ducati unveiled it.
Because he thought the new Multistrada needs a nose job before fully deserving its votes, Motoblog reader Marco has come up with this rendering. He started by removing the front beak and repositioned the LED lights and that’s pretty much it. Simply take a look at the bike’s profile and you’ll notice the difference yourself.
Yamaha’s 2010 European range will feature a FZ8 model instead of the FZ6, which was having troubles competing with other middleweight models such as the Kawasaki Z750 or the Aprilia Shiver 750 as a result of its R6 engine being designed for horsepower rather than torque. Although we have no official information about the all-new 2010 Yamaha FZ8, it seems that the new model will come to fix that, hopefully, by making use of a V-twin engine.
All that Yamaha has revealed so far is the future FZ8’s pretty face, but we can’t help wondering if it’s ever gonna make it to the United States. More information as we have it.
Design guru Oberdan Bezzi has come up with an original idea for a new Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Enduro. He claims the bike looks traditional but is also fashionable and stands for an everyday enduro motorcycle that offers good mileage and requires little maintenance. That is because it is powered by only a single-cylinder engine, which must be as reliable as back in the 1970s.
We have to admit that we are drawn by the idea of reviving the old Royal Enfield scrambler, especially if we’re offered the chance to test the beautiful piece of British motoring where it really belongs – off the road.
As you all know, Buell Motorcycles are dead and gone, but after the brand was killed by HD, people have began to speculate about the last project that Buell was working at. It all started from this photography taken by John Hanson, a contributing photographer for Road Racer X, in the Milwaukee area.
The word is out that Buell had prepared an 1199cc V-twin for what was to become a high performance American superbike. This prototype was surely contoured around the idea of more power and less weight than the 1125R , which could have translated into Buell turning to WSBK. All hope vanished when HD made the radical decision to discontinue Buell. Sad, too sad!
Moto Morini has long been preparing the supermoto version of the Granpasso and these first pics that we came across confirm the all-new bike’s upcoming official unveiling at the EICMA show. The pictures belong to Italian news site Motociclismo, which’s tester took the unfinished version of the Grand Motard for a spin.
Although we’ll have to say that this looks ready for the Italian manufacturer’s EICMA stand, they’re still talking code names such as “V12M01″ for the new machine that will be powered by an upgraded version of the Granpasso water-cooled 1187cc 87° V-twin motor. This will develop 127hp, 9 ponies more than on the adventure bike.
MM may have aimed towards a sporty style and character for their new motorcycle, but they also retained the best of the Granpasso , which is the 7-gallon fuel tank. This means more supermoto fun with fewer stops for gas. Expect us to bring more information and the official shots as they arrive.
According to the Spanish website, Solomoto, Honda might launch a CBR250RR model for the European market in approximately a year from now. Obviously the bike would address to less experienced, but sport oriented riders and it will supposedly be built around an aluminum frame, while power should come from an upgraded version of the 250cc V-twin engine currently powering the VTR250 . More information as we have it.
MCN’s spy photographers have come up with the most recent shots of the Ducati Stradaperta, which was tested on a motocross track in Italy. While it is unclear how they managed to take such close shots at a presumably remote location, the persons in case also mentioned that the 1098-powered Italian bike “was getting at least six feet of air over some of the jumps,” but their exclusive pictures don’t show that.
Although the successor of the Multistrada was expected to come as a response to the KTM 990 SMT and Triumph Tiger , we can now start referring to it as being a quite possible rival for the R1200GS and KTM 990 Adventure . Still, as you can see, nothing is certain until the bike is unveiled in Milan next month.