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Top 7 Pocket / Monkeys of 2018

Top 7 Pocket / Monkeys of 2018

Big rewards come in small packages

Constructed mainly to please the young and new riders looking for some fun and entertainment, Pocket / Monkey bikes piece of machinery. It is quite literally the most accessible motorcycles to ride with advanced suspension, a strong steel frame, alloy wheels with disc brakes, grippy, all-weather tires and racy, naked-bike styling that will have you grinning all day long.

This is our list of the top seven pocket bikes on sale in 2018 designed in a class and style of a mini motorcycle. Originally designed to help introduce children as young as 8 to the world of motocross, these mini motorcycles have gained their fair share of adult fans too. Pocket bikes provide high-octane, adrenaline-fueled fun in a smaller, safer package.

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Top 10 Adventure Tourers of 2018

Top 10 Adventure Tourers of 2018

capable off-roader with the balance and handling of a sport-standard

For some people, adventure is about finding your way through the unknown to see things no one has and doing things most haven’t. But unless you plan on walking, you need the right tool to get there. This is where these adventure touring machines comes in and sweeps you off your feet in the most humble and matured way.

Here are our top ten adventure tourers of 2018 that come with some impeccable versatility to trout the lands across the globe. With the looks and utility of a capable off-roader and the balance and handling of a sport-standard, adventure motorcycles are a bipartisan look at how to tackle paved roads and dirt. Big and powerful engines, long travel suspensions and a higher riding position with multiple rider aids adorn these machines.

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Top 7 Bobbers of 2018

Top 7 Bobbers of 2018

Stripping excess bodywork from a motorcycle, shortening the fenders and having a bob-tail

Minimalism and understatement do not always go hand in hand. In this case, it is the whole point of the design. Bringing the designs from their history books and fusing them with cues of early performance models, manufacturers catered to the ’bob-job’ from the 1930s through 1990s custom scene.

Stripping excess bodywork from a motorcycle, shortening the fenders and having a bob-tail, here is our list of the top seven Bobbers of 2018 that run on huge engines yet harks back to a different time – ostensibly the post-WWII era when returning servicemen stripped their bikes of all unnecessary weight for the sake of going faster.

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Top 7 Dressers of 2018

Top 7 Dressers of 2018

The most luxurious machines on two wheels

Full dresser, full dress tourer, or dresser are jargons for machines that love to hit the asphalt covering some major miles in the most sumptuous comfort. With complete sets of saddlebags and top box to carry all your and your passenger’s belongings, dressers are the ultimate cruising weapons that give you creature comforts like no other on two wheels.

Coming in hot with full fairings to protect you from the elements, large engines, navigation systems, an all-important music, and connectivity options and by far the most comfortable seats, here are our top ten dressers of 2018 that does all of it in luxury:

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Top 10 Baggers of 2018

Top 10 Baggers of 2018

Touring motorcycles with panniers to go the long distance

Baggers are nothing but motorcycles with large motors with plenty of low-end torque, forward set footpegs, and a laid-back reclined riding position defining any modern-day cruisers, with an addition of saddlebags. Meant for long distance travel, baggers maintain agility, an open feel, and classic motorcycle styling. In addition to the bags, they will often have windshields, partial fairing, a more comfortable seat, better suspension, larger tank, and forward controls.

Touring is synonymous with motorcycles; it’s an integral part of the riding experience. No other feeling satisfies a man’s desire for freedom, to head in a direction unknown. And if you don’t have the right tool to do it, the whole feeling just becomes uncanny. Here is our list of top ten baggers of 2018 touring the roads of the world:

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Top 10 Cruisers of 2018

Top 10 Cruisers of 2018

Large motors with plenty of low-end torque, forward set footpegs, and a laid-back reclined riding position

Being the closest thing to flying without leaving the ground, Cruisers have been the incarnation of the ‘30s to ‘60s American lifestyles. Large motors with plenty of low-end torque, forward set footpegs, and a laid-back reclined riding position define any modern-day cruisers. Traditionally, large V-twins ran under the hoods, but inline engines have become more common these days.

Here is our list of the cruiser motorcycles of 2018 that gets us to simply cruise, at one with our bike, taking in the sights and smells, the cool air washing over, and supposedly cleansing the soul. Basically defining the concept of motorcycling, cruisers keep us wandering off with just a twist of the throttle to the unknown.

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Top 10 Classics/Standards of 2018

Top 10 Classics/Standards of 2018

Chrome, laced wheels, round headlamp upright bars

Timeless designs that take you back to the pre-’60s era, heightened feeling of riding free-spirited machines and the sense of freedom. This is what a modern-day classic motorcycle offers without that knuckle bending fixes and ghastly scenes of oil dripping everywhere. Here are our top ten standard/classic motorcycles of 2018 that take us back to the time from the ’60s.

Recalling the past glories, these neo-classic motorcycles have still managed to retain the charm and posterity of minimalistic elegance along with providing modern day mechanicals and the bits. They run on efficient high output engines that are both reliable and powerful and are equipped with state of the art suspension and brake setups that will bring the bike to a halt not far from their point of application unlike the yesteryears.

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Top 10 Scramblers of 2018

Top 10 Scramblers of 2018

Motorcycles that promise to churn out rugged, stripped down, vintage fun

Reinforced for off-road duty, Scramblers of today hark back at the South-West California and the Mexico’s Baja scenes in the ’60s and ’70s. They were fitted with engines displacing upwards of 500cc and stripped off anything that is nonsensical to run on roads or no roads. Featured on these were off-road tires, wheels, and spokes and were given modified suspension systems and engine skid plates; a trademark indispensable in shielding the bike from rocks, stones, and the unforgiving desert terrain.

Here is our list of Scrambleresque motorcycles of 2018 that promise to churn out rugged, stripped down, vintage fun resurrected from its heyday during the 1960’s and earlier. Aiding it will be a torquey motor with high mounted exhaust pipes and knobby tires to take it on terrains otherwise not possible.

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Top 10 Sports-Tourers of 2018

Top 10 Sports-Tourers of 2018

Combining the performance of a sport bike with the long-distance capabilities

Call them bikes that perfectly fill the gap between thrilling sportsbike and the gigantic touring machines, sports-tourers are simply long haul motorcycles with sportbike expectations built to get the best out of that long way home. Here is our list of 2018’s top ten machines offering the same capabilities as touring bikes but without sacrificing any of the sporty performance.

They tend to be a bit lighter and corner well but aren’t the most comfortable. The riding position tends to be a bit more relaxed compared to sports machines, there’s better wind protection, much better pillion comforts, transmission with lower gearing and usually a whole quick release pannier system designed in.

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Top 10 Sportsbike of 2018

Top 10 Sportsbike of 2018

Built for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering, the competition is hot as ever

In a world where outright horsepower and straight-line speed hold center stage, these machines have blazed the streets and have swept us off our feet in the most fashionable ways possible. Built for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering, they come equipped with components from the industry’s best names to achieve a little more speed every single time they get on the paved asphalt.

With the emphasis of a sport bike being on performance, there are certain design elements that most motorcycles of this type will share. Rider ergonomics favor function. Apart form the high performing engines, they are built to cut through the air as smoothly as possible. High tech and expensive materials are often used on sport bikes to reduce weight.

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Top 10 Cafe-Racers of 2018

Top 10 Cafe-Racers of 2018

Lightweight, lightly powered motorcycle optimized for speed and handling. And all about the ’70s

Racing on bikes from café to café before a song could finish was the most therapeutic thing to have happened for motorcyclists in the ‘70s. Inspired by this culture, people and manufacturers started building motorcycles with minimal components to take them the distance in the shortest time. It embodied the classic café-racer cues taking us back in time with modern design bits and sophisticated packaging.

Here is our list of the best ten motorcycles of 2018 that remind us of that ‘70s. Round headlights, debonair half-shell fairing, humped seat, rear seat cowl, extended wheelbase, and the low-slung handlebar, it’s all in each one of these machines:

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Top 10 Street Motorcycles of 2018

Top 10 Street Motorcycles of 2018

Naked, lightweight and narrow. The perfect combination for the urban jungle

Although not an official segment of motorcycles, our lifestyle for daily transportation in urban communities have given rise to street motorcycles that are lightweight and nimble for the concrete jungle. Being an agile handler while looking the part is how we need our commute through the asphalt.

This is our list of the machines we think can handle those demands better than any other. A motorcycle with an upright riding position, lacking plastic fairings for that narrow lane splitting ability and a lightweight construction for the ease of flickability is what we are looking for, and here are our top ten:

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Helmet AC is here to save you from sticky sweat after a hot ride

Helmet AC is here to save you from sticky sweat after a hot ride

An American manufacturer using thermo-electric principle for cooling

We’ve all been there. Have huge miles to cover through blistering hot weather and the humid air is not making things any better. Sweat is trickling down our neck, and that itchy scalp makes us wish we could rip it off our head. Feeling fresh arriving at the destination only means feeling liberated when the helmet comes off the head. Well, thanks to an American manufacturer Feher, not anymore.

Using what they call as the “Mr.Cool” technology, the ACH-1 is the world’s first self-contained air-conditioned helmet. Invented and designed by Steve Feher, it is a $ 599 DOT certifies helmet fitted with an integrated A/C unit at the rear of the construction. Instead of using heavy standalone battery packs, it connects to the bike’s battery unit.

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MV Agusta is making a limited run Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI

MV Agusta is making a limited run Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI

Celebrating their second year of collaboration with Pirelli as their sole tire supplier

Two Italian brands, MV Agusta and Pirelli have become permanent partners where the latter was selected as the sole tire supplier for the Schiranna brand a year ago, and to celebrate this agreement, MV Agusta had made a limited edition version of the Brutale 800 RR called the “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI”.

Now, the same two companies have released another limited edition collaboration, but this time, it will be the newly updated Dragster 800 RR that will receive the Pirelli touch. In a pure exclusive visual treat by the folks who make “Motorcycle Art”, the Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI gets new paint schemes that showcase the partnership with the decals and new wheels that stick to new tires.

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Indian's brand new FTR 1200 Street Tracker designs leaked in patents

Indian’s brand new FTR 1200 Street Tracker designs leaked in patents

The brand will launch it at the Intermot Motorcycle Show next month

Unveiling the brand’s all-new FTR1200 custom street tracker at the 2017 EICMA, Indian has begun the onslaught of looking elsewhere for their inspirations other than just making vintage charmers and majestic cruising machines.

After a year of teasing us, the Springfield firm will be finally launching the production version for the streets at the Intermot show on October 2nd. And still more than a week to go for this big launch, the web has been flooded with the design patents of the motorcycle including the fuel tank, frame, motor and the suspension.

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Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350

Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350

A homage to the Indian Army Corps of Signals

Conceived as a tribute to the birth of the Royal Enfield WD/RE series of motorcycles and Royal Enfield’s military heritage, Royal Enfield launched a special limited run version of the Classic 500 called the “Pegasus” edition back in August this year. Not even a month later, the Indian brand launched another machine highlighting its association with the military.

Called the “Classic Signals”, this special edition motorcycles is based on the brand’s Classic 350 and pays homage to its close association and partnership with the Indian Armed Forces. It gets new colors and cosmetic updates and is also Royal Enfield’s first offering to get ABS in the Indian market where the Signals edition will be launched for.

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BMW showcases its first autonomous motorcycle

BMW showcases its first autonomous motorcycle

This self-riding machine will still, however, need the rider doing everything

Last year, BMW Motorrad showcased its Vision Next 100, a motorcycle that is an entirely radical concept of the traditional machine on two wheels today. It is a self-balancing motorcycle that makes the side stand become mundane and mute. It promises to enhance the stability of the motorcycle when on the move and also balances the bike when in stationery.

Now, the German chaps have made a motorcycle that starts its engine on its own, recognizes bends, accelerate and brake all on its own. After more than a couple of years of research, development and testing, graduate engineer Stefan Hans and his team revealed their autonomous BMW R 1200 GS at the BMW Motorrad Techday 2018.

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2019 BMW R 1250 GS

2019 BMW R 1250 GS

Making the Twin-boxer mill more powerful, clean and fuel efficient. Other high-tech features creep in too

The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has been the market leader in the adventure scene with their promising GS motorcycles running the show for more than 35 years. Topping this chart is their flagship workhorse, the R 1200 GS series and its flat-twin boxer engine that is undoubtedly the best companion for exploring the unexplored.

Currently, this machine runs on a 1170cc flat-twin boxer engine and is all set to receive some major updates for the 2019 year along with some high-tech features coming in as standard. The new mill is going to make it specked to Euro-V norms and also make more power without losing on any fuel efficiency. What’s the trick? It’s called the BMW ShiftCam technology.

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2019 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport

2019 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport

Inspired from the ‘bobbed’ flat track racers, gets Ohlins suspension and sportier riding stance

Celebrating 95 years for a company is a big thing and to have survived against all the odds was a mountainous task for Moto Guzzi. Paying tribute to this past effort of custom motorcyclists, MG headed to a major revival plan and launched the new range of V9 platform a couple of years ago that angles towards the cruiser style rather than the V7’s roadster theme.

The first offerings were in the form of the mainstream-custom “Roamer,” and the more sinister “Bobber” that was launched a couple of years ago. For 2019, the Lario eagle moniker is getting a sporty new variant of the Bobber to show its mean and racing side of its character. Called the “V9 Bobber Sport”, is has been inspired from the ‘bobbed’ flat track racers from the ‘50s America.

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Suzuki showcases its most lethal GSX-R1000R yet. It's called the "Ryuyo"

Suzuki showcases its most lethal GSX-R1000R yet. It’s called the "Ryuyo"

pumps out a massive 212 hp and comes with carbon-fiber and MotoGP components

Remember that special GSX-R 1000R with carbon-fiber fairing, top-spec exhaust, race-styled screen and lever guards we spoke about last week? Well, we thought that this was a limited edition affair to showcase Yoshimura’s involvement as the former’s official partner for the upcoming MotoGP season.

At least we were right about the limited edition part. What it is, is the Suzuki GSX-R1000R Ryuyo. It is a not so cheap, nor can be ridden on the street version of the “King of Sportsbike” that gets a bump in power to a crazy 212 hp while losing out a huge 77 pounds, courtesy - so much carbon-fiber.

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BMW unveils brand-new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT with the new ShiftCam technology

BMW unveils brand-new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT with the new ShiftCam technology

Making the Twin-boxer mill more powerful, clean and fuel efficient. Other high-tech features creep in too

The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has been the market leader in the adventure scene with their promising GS motorcycles running the show for more than 35 years. Topping this chart is their flagship workhorse, the R 1200 GS series and its flat-twin boxer engine that is undoubtedly the best companion for exploring the unexplored. Then there is the R1200RT, a sport touring motorcycle which has many at times been the bestselling model for BMW.

Currently, both these machines run on a 1170cc flat-twin boxer engine and are all set to receive some major updates for the 2019 year along with some high-tech features coming in as standard. The new mill is going to make them specked to Euro-V norms and also make more power without losing on any fuel efficiency. What’s the trick? It’s called the BMW ShiftCam technology.

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Is this the BMW G310RR? The German's new secret mini weapon?

Is this the BMW G310RR? The German’s new secret mini weapon?

Clad in carbon-fiber, it is a fully faired G 310 R sportster

Back in 2013, BMW teamed up with TVS Motors in a Euro 20 million partnership to support them with the manufacturing and distribution of smaller capacity motorcycles, starting with the G 310R. TVS also launched the Apache RR 310 that was nothing but a full faired G310R for the Indian markets.

Now though, the Germans have perfected that sportsbike and have slapped their badge on what we believe is the potent new mini-superbike, the BMW G310RR Supersport. Snapped by our friends at Oliepeil, this BMW G310RR was on display at the BMW Motorrad Days in Japan and has its dad, S 1000 RR, written all over it.

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Royal Enfield shattered a land speed record on the Continental GT 650

Royal Enfield shattered a land speed record on the Continental GT 650

Ridden by an 18-year-old, backed by Harris Performance and S&S

Entering the 650cc twins into the market, Royal Enfield has fulfilled a long-standing purpose of enchanting world customers with its cafe-racer Continental GT 650 and the classic-retro Interceptor which were launched at the 2017 EICMA.

Although late to the party, the bikes are yet to reach showroom floors and will be happening after the EICMA show of Milan in November. After having gathered many eye-balls, Royal Enfield has given us yet another convincing with its stunt of registering a land speed record with the Continental GT ridden by an 18-year-old pretty face during the Bonneville Speed Week.

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Kawasaki is out with its new 125cc Ninja and Z babies

Kawasaki is out with its new 125cc Ninja and Z babies

Final showcase to happen at the upcoming EICMA show

The Japanese Green Team have officially released images and introductory videos of their new babies of both their sports and naked categories, finally after a couple of years of speculation ever since the 2017 EICMA. It is the Ninja 125 and Z125 that will be revealed at the upcoming EICMA in Milan.

Although we already have the naked Z125 in our markets, it will be replaced with a newer, more advanced update along with its sportier Ninja sibling. While doing so, Kawasaki will finally have a product to cater to the basic A1 license that has so far limited them to the use of mopeds.

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR

Feel the WSBK on the streets with Finger-follower valve train, titanium rods, lightweight wheels

With their bikes dominating the WSBK championships, we can see the direct impact of this on their street products. With the integration of technology and electronics from their motorsport experience, they have continuously pushed the limits for better handling and a thrilling ride experience along with ground-breaking technology catering to the rider’s needs.

For 2019, the ZX-10R series is receiving major updates to slay the competition. New developments in the engine architecture will take the power figures to 200 hp+ to all three models. The RR will be a limited edition affair with even more fineness inside that 998cc mill.

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2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

Modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes and better safety tech

2014 was the year Ducati started rolling their Scrambler editions, and after almost half a decade, Scrambler is no longer just a model, but now it is a brand. Till today, Ducati has been making Scramblers which could have been abused, but it pleased the urban way and masses, and hence they became glorified street bikes.

And the most successful model is receiving a much-needed update for the year 2019 ‘Scrambler Joyvolution’. The Ducati Scrambler Icon – will now come with modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes, and better safety tech to keep both wheels planted in all situations.

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Suzuki teasing a special GSX-R 1000 R with Yoshimura ?

Suzuki teasing a special GSX-R 1000 R with Yoshimura ?

Gets carbon-fiber fairing, top-spec exhaust, race-styled screen and lever guards

Built by engineers with years of experience and dominations in production-based Superbike, Superstock and Endurance races worldwide, and most importantly the WSBK MotoGP technology, the 6th gen 2017 GSX-R 1000 was the most compact, the most aerodynamic and the best-handling GSX-R 1000 ever.

The folks who made it themselves are upping the ante for 2019 and will be showcasing a new edition of their “King of Sportsbike” at the upcoming EIMA show in Milan. It is going to be a much more brutal version of the already potent GSX-R 1000R and Suzuki Italy has published a couple of pictures on their social media platform giving us a glimpse of this new weapon, probably in conjunction with Yoshimura.

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Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler

Triumph gives us more glimpses at their new 1200 Scrambler

Bigger engine, brakes, suspension and expectations

This is the second teaser we received in a span of a couple of weeks proving that Triumph is on a path to rule the popular scrambler category with their upcoming brand-new weapon, the 1200 Scrambler. This second teaser shows us more of what we can expect from the Hinckley chaps.

The 1200 Scrambler boasts of the new high torque engine used on the Brit’s Bonneville lineup, and to handle all that additional power, this Scrambler gets equipped with bigger wheels, bigger brakes, and bigger suspension.

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Ducati's "Land of Joy" updates the Icon for 2019

Ducati’s "Land of Joy" updates the Icon for 2019

Modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes and better safety tech

2014 was the year Ducati started rolling their Scrambler editions, and after almost half a decade, Scrambler is no longer just a model, but now it is a brand. Till today, Ducati has been making Scramblers which could have been abused, but it pleased the urban way and masses, and hence they became glorified street bikes.

And the most successful model is receiving a much-needed update for the year 2019 ‘Scrambler Joyvolution’. The Ducati Scrambler Icon – will now come with modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes, and better safety tech to keep both wheels planted in all situations.

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Kawasaki to add a Z125 and a Ninja125 to their 2019 lineup

Kawasaki to add a Z125 and a Ninja125 to their 2019 lineup

To finally cater the A licence millennial riders

For 2019, the Japanese green team is bringing in smaller babies of both their sports and naked categories to our markets finally after a couple of years of speculation ever since the 2017 EICMA. It is the Ninja 125 and Z125 that will be revealed at the upcoming EICMA in Milan.

Although we already have the naked Z125 in our markets, it will be replaced with a newer, more advanced update along with its sportier Ninja sibling. While doing so, Kawasaki will finally have a product to cater to the basic A1 license that has so far limited them to the use of mopeds.

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Kawasaki adds more power to their 2019 ZX-10R superbikes

Kawasaki adds more power to their 2019 ZX-10R superbikes

Finger-follower valve train, titanium rods, lightweight wheels, self-healing paintjob

With their bikes dominating the WSBK championships, we can see the direct impact of this on their street products. With the integration of technology and electronics from their motorsport experience, they have continuously pushed the limits for better handling and a thrilling ride experience along with ground-breaking technology catering to the rider’s needs.

For 2019, the ZX-10R series is receiving major updates to slay the competition. New developments in the engine architecture will take the power figures to 200 hp+ to all three models. The SE will get self-healing paint while the RR will be a limited edition affair with even more fineness inside that 998cc mill.

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Kawasaki to introduce the naked Z400 as the 2019 model

Kawasaki to introduce the naked Z400 as the 2019 model

CARB documents brings out confirmation for the same

The Kawasaki Z400 is not a badge you’ll see for the first time on a Kawasaki machine. The Japanese used to make the ‘KZ400/Z400’ between 1974 and 1984 for Asian and American markets. The KZ400 even outsold Honda in the 400 cc twins market through the 1970s. But was culled from the showroom floors after a decade from its launch.

Now though, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) documents published indicate that the 399cc Kawasaki naked motorcycle will be coming back to the US shores after the launch of the full faired Ninja 400 last year and will look much similar to the Z300 it will replace but run on a brand new engine borrowed from the Ninja.

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2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse

New styling, rear cylinder de-activation, most powerful audio, riding modes. It’s got it all

The Dark Horse showcases the menacing character of the epoch Chieftain with the subtle yet dark cosmetic changes that give it a stealth outlook while blacking out just about everything.

For 2019, the Springfield manufacturer will equip the Chieftain Dark Horse with a fresh sleaze of aggressive styling and technology under its belt that enhances riding experience to an all new level. New restyled fairings and saddlebags and Ride-Enhancing Technology like ride modes, rear cylinder de-activation, and enhanced audio systems improve appeal, performance, comfort, and audio quality.

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BMW's new lethal S-1000RR superbike designs leaked

BMW’s new lethal S-1000RR superbike designs leaked

Patent imaged from China surface the web

This is the final showdown. And nothing is going to change henceforth. This, guys, is the 2019 BMW S-1000RR. Published by China’s intellectual property office, this liter-class weapon from the Bavarian manufacturer is finally out from the cages in the CAD forms, unofficially though.

Looking at it, and with the snapped test mule we showcased in July, we can confirm that this is indeed the 1000RR we all have been waiting for. The designs are a reminiscence of the S-1000 RRs’ we have been accustomed to before but misses out on that all prolific asymmetric headlights. Instead, we see a pair of matching lights on either side of the central air intake.

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Suzuki to unveil the Katana at the Intermot next month

Suzuki to unveil the Katana at the Intermot next month

It will produce close to 150 hp, thanks to a turbo-charged engine

Five months ago we learnt that the Japanese manufacturer filed for a trademark application in the USA for the name ‘Katana’ and a swanky new logo too with the sword. It was more of a logo and name protection really, suggesting that Suzuki has strong intentions of getting it back for real.

Looks like the Gods have heard us because Suzuki just released a teaser video confirming the possibility. The video tells us that the Katana will be showcased to us at the Intermot show next month. The video shows a sword being made on an anvil and a statement that reads “Feel the Edge”.

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Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019

Indian Motorcycles updates its Chieftain range for 2019

new updated fairing and saddlebag design, Rogue gunfighter seat, rear cylinder de-activation, enhanced audio system and riding modes

An ultra-premium bagger boasts worldly comfort, convenience, power, style, infotainment, craftsmanship and most important of all - confidence. It is everything the Chieftain stood for, and this time Indian Motorcycles have given it a ravishing new statement.

For 2019, the Springfield manufacturer will equip the Chieftain guns with a fresh sleaze of aggressive styling and technology under its belt that enhances riding experience to an all new level. New restyled fairings and saddlebags and Ride-Enhancing Technology like ride modes, rear cylinder de-activation, and enhanced audio systems improve appeal, performance, comfort, and audio quality.

“As we continue to evolve the Indian Motorcycle brand, we want to expand our lineup with more aggressive style options, while still maintaining the availability of our more classic style options,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle.

The 111 Thunderstroke powerplant running across the range is a 1811cc 49 degree V-Twin capable of belting out 73 hp of power and 119 lb-ft of torque.

Riders can customize their Chieftain range with a variety of accessories, including custom fit options like extended and reduced reach seats, mid-rise handlebars and reduced reach handlebars and PowerBand Audio options. Also available are color-matched accessories such as Hard Lower Fairings, Saddlebag Audio Lids, and a Quick Release Trunk.

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Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh

Production ready Harley Davidson LiveWire in the flesh

Brembos’, Showas’, cast aluminum housings, bash color palette

The Milwaukee brand will enter a new phase in 2019 with its brand new “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022. Harley Davidson has showcased multiple concepts under the LiveWire bandwagon including the 2019 production ready LiveWire motorcycle.

The production-ready model is out and we have the flesh sleaze of images in a bright orange getup. And honestly, this is arguably the most forward-thinking machine to have ever come out of the gates by Harley. A huge leap into the unknown for a brand with 115 years of vintage heritage.

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A 1980 Yamaha at 113 mph running on VODKA

A 1980 Yamaha at 113 mph running on VODKA

A land speed record by a Distillery owner, albeit for 72 hours

A few months back, we brought you a piece of a motorcycle powered by Patron Tequila. It was John Paul DeJoria’s "special" one-off 2008-2009 Arlen Ness and Victory motorcycle that runs on…wait for it… Tequila.

Another distillery owner has gone ahead and broken a world record with his alcohol powered motorcycle, this time, it with the Russian favorites, Vodka. The bike running on this elixir - a custom 1980 Yamaha XS850 and it an impressive 113 mph at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle Speed Trials on August 26.

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Moto Guzzi to give us a new V9 Bobber variant

Moto Guzzi to give us a new V9 Bobber variant

Called the ’Sport’, it will come with top-spec equipment and color options

Celebrating 95 years for a company is a big thing and to have survived against all the odds was a mountainous task for Moto Guzzi. Paying tribute to this past effort of custom motorcyclists, MG headed to a major revival plan and launched the new range of V9 platform a couple of years ago that angles towards the cruiser style rather than the V7’s roadster theme.

The first offerings are in the form of the mainstream-custom “Roamer,” and the more sinister “Bobber”. For 2019, the Lario eagle moniker is getting a sporty new variant to debut in another couple of days. Called the “V9 Bobber Sport”, Moto Guzzi has teased us with just one image, and we can tell you a little bit about it.

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2019 Indian Roadmaster

2019 Indian Roadmaster

Defining opulence on two wheels

The Roadmaster has always been the cream of the crop from Indian motorcycles and has constantly been raising the bar for comfort, convenience, power, style, infotainment, craftsmanship and most important of all - confidence. Being the best money can buy is not easy but this pulls it off with all bells and whistles every single time.

The same will be repeated for the 2019 edition where it receives a fresh sleaze of technology under its belt that enhances riding experience to an all new level. New Ride-Enhancing Technology like ride modes, rear cylinder de-activation, improved airflow and enhanced audio systems improves performance, comfort, and audio quality.

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2019 Indian Springfield Dark Horse

2019 Indian Springfield Dark Horse

Chose to either be ’Evil’ or ’Sane’

First out in the wild last year, the Springfireld Dark Horse was a solo saddle amalgamation of the mechanicals and stature of an Indian Springfield. It received subtle yet dark cosmetic changes to give it a stealth outlook while blacking out just about everything to showcase the menacing character of the epoch Springfield.

For 2019, the Springfield manufacturer will equip the Springfield Dark Horse with a fresh sleaze of technology under its belt that enhances riding experience to an all new level. New Ride-Enhancing Technology like ride modes, rear cylinder de-activation, and a few others. But the star of the show is what makes the Dark Horse rather sane. The White Smoke color option.

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Harley Davidson break up with Alta Motors in just six months

Harley Davidson break up with Alta Motors in just six months

Leaving the California based startup high and dry

We brought you this news almost half a year ago where Harley-Davidson ties the knot with Alta Motors to develop next-gen EVs’. It was an equity investment sharing ideologies and infrastructure to set up new technology and R&D to come up with innovative solutions to develop electric motorcycles.

But fresh new information tells us that the Bar & Shield brand had done a complete flip and have exited from its joint motorcycle project with Alta. They have culminated all involvements and investments in the San Francisco startup.

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Indian Motorcycles gives fresh updates to the 2019 Chief, Springfield & Roadmaster

Indian Motorcycles gives fresh updates to the 2019 Chief, Springfield & Roadmaster

New Ride-Enhancing Technology like ride modes, rear cylinder de-activation, improved airflow and enhanced audio systems

For the year 2018, America’s oldest brand gave the world a brand new lineage of motorcycles that are sophisticated and technologically packed while keeping the core values of its predecessors intact of being the vintage charmers. Three new machines rolled on our streets including the Roadmaster Elite, Springfield Dark Horse) and the Chieftain Elite.

For 2019, the Springfield manufacturer will equip the Chief, Springfield and Roadmaster guns with a fresh sleaze of technology under its belt that enhances riding experience to an all new level. New Ride-Enhancing Technology like ride modes, rear cylinder de-activation, improved airflow and enhanced audio systems improves performance, comfort, and audio quality. The Dark Horses, on the other hand, also gets style updates and expanded color options.

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Indian and the Spirit of Munro missed cracking the 200 mph mark

Indian and the Spirit of Munro missed cracking the 200 mph mark

A mechanical failure led the hot exhaust gases burn Lee’s legs

Driving the Indian “Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout” Lee Muro and the team were attempting to crack the 200mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the Speed Week earlier this month, for the second time.

Unfortunately, mechanical failures threw both the bike and the rider out of the race and left Lee with some pretty bad burns on his leg that were unable to have recovered. The current record by the Spirit of Munro is 191.286 mph recorded at the previous year’s Speed Week.

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This R 1200 GS will get your kid invested right from the beginning

This R 1200 GS will get your kid invested right from the beginning

Comes with a 6V battery and 2.5mph speeds

The greats of the motorcycle world have always had in their stride since the very beginning of their life. You look at every legendary figure of the motorsports world, one thing they have in common is their passion for things on two wheels from a very young age, some even when they have just begun to walk and talk.

Made by Rollplay, a toy company, this little GS is aimed at children aged three and above – and is the perfect introduction to two wheels for the little one in your family.

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Kawasaki Team 38 set a new world record for the fastest Ninja H2

Kawasaki Team 38 set a new world record for the fastest Ninja H2

at 209 mph, the Bonneville Speed Week got its new P-PB 1000 class record holder

Kawasaki took its Team 38 racing team, and the modded Ninja H2 to a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true god. A piece of land bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt - The Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway.

The team has set a new world record for being the fastest Ninja H2 with the official figure of 209 mph. The record run was a part of the Speed Week from August 11th to the 18th, 2018, the same time where speed junkies from all over the world will land on this 10 mile stretch in the pursuit of holding the title for the fastest man and machine.

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Honda spewing a new CBR1000RR Fireblade with 212 hp?

Honda spewing a new CBR1000RR Fireblade with 212 hp?

New trademark application for the US making it more than evident

Honda showcased the current CBR 1000RR at the 2016 Intermot. It is an all-new redesigned package from Honda which showcased major updates from since nearly a decade to give them a fighting chance in the already competitive high-tech superbike arena.

Ever since its launch, it has been proving its mettle on the track and on the road. And with Honda’s proven reliability, Honda wants to ramp it up and tickle the liter-class market with an updated CBR1000RR. Well, for now, they have filed for trademarking the name “Fireblade” in the US market, and we cannot stop smiling. Some say the 2019 model will make 212 hp even. Drooool.

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Buildbase Suzuki team livery gets onto our GSX-R1000 for the streets

Buildbase Suzuki team livery gets onto our GSX-R1000 for the streets

The limited edition affair gets Yoshimura pats and genuine accessories

Exclusively made for the European customers, Suzuki GB unveiled a new livery on their flagship GSX-R1000 liter-class machine inspired by its Buildbase Suzuki team. The £19,999 ($25,800) machine will feature a numbered fuel tank, a number of Yoshimura components, and loads of genuine accessories and will be made to only 50 numbered units.

Suzuki’s new GSX-R1000 enters its second year of competition in British Superbikes in 2018 after taking a race win at Assen in the Netherlands last season. The bike also went on to win the Australian and MotoAmerica Superbike championships in the hands of Josh Waters and Toni Elias respectively, both Buildbase riders.

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Vespa finally getting the Electtrica to production next month

Vespa finally getting the Electtrica to production next month

Pre-booking for he 2019 electric French scooter will begin in October

Showcased at the 2017 EICMA show in Milan, the Vespa Elettrica is Piaggio’s first bite into the electric bandwagon. Although Piaggio took its own time to offer an electric vehicle, it is late by no means, and fresh information tells us that the Piaggio Group plans to begin the production of the Vespa Elettrica electric scooter from September.

The Electtrica is the electric version of Vespa’s Primavera scooter with a lithium-ion battery and a 4kW motor that is guaranteed to get you 62 miles on a single charge. The first vehicles can be booked only online starting from the beginning of October.

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Indian equips its 2019 Scout and Scout Bobber with USB port and new colors

Indian equips its 2019 Scout and Scout Bobber with USB port and new colors

The Scout Sixty will receive new colors only

Called the "Icon Paint Series", India Motorcycles turned their Scout vintage charmers into high school teens with swanky new paint jobs for the 2018 season. Indian believes that this paint "have the ‘wow’ factor" delivering a high-quality finish along with offering the all-important factory warrant.

For the 2019 edition, all the Scout machines will receive new colors, and Indian will offer ABS standard on all the color options (and keeps ABS as an optional on Thunder Black models). Along with that, the Scout and the Scout Bobber will also get a USB charging port for staying charged on the go.

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Curtiss to introduced a V8 electric powered motorcycle later on

Curtiss to introduced a V8 electric powered motorcycle later on

Paying tribute to the V8 1907 land-speed record holder

Curtiss Motorcycles showcased its first ever electric concept, the "Zeus" earlier this year in May. Yes, it is still in its concept stages and is sure shares all the designs of a post-apocalyptic machine, but the chaps at Curtiss have thought much more ahead and have given a fitting setup to their past by showcasing a render to a new concept model.

Calling it the world’s first V-8 Battery powered electric motorcycle, Curtiss released the image of the oblong “Hera” electric motorcycle at the Pebble Beach with the company claiming the bike will be available in 2020.

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India's first ever entry into the Chopper scene with Avanturaa Motorcycles

India’s first ever entry into the Chopper scene with Avanturaa Motorcycles

Rudra and Pravega have landed and costs upwards of $30,000

Offering the folks of the sub-continent a taste of America’s dreamy history, Avanturaa Choppers has set up the stage to bring in the country’s first production chopper company that will cater to the premium segment of motorcycles.

Becoming the first Street-Legal choppers to be made and sold in India, the 25 employees strong company has opened its first showroom in Bangalore and plans to open more shops, including in Hyderabad and in Delhi. Their first models are the Rudra and the Pavega and are based on the same powertrain.

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A NASA Engineer won Indian's Scout Bobber Build Off contest

A NASA Engineer won Indian’s Scout Bobber Build Off contest

A Far-out Scout Bobber by Alfredo Juarez

Earlier this month, the Springfield manufacturer unveiled the builds of the “The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off” contest at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2018. After three months and 100 or so submissions, 12 semi-finalists were showcased online for a fan vote to determine the final three finalists. These three builders got a full paid trip to Minneapolis for an unveiling party of their customized Scout Bobbers at Sturgis.

Of the three, Alfredo (Fred) Juarez, a NASA engineer from Las Cruces won the grand prize and held the coveted “The Wrench” title along with a feature story in Hot Bike magazine on his custom Indian Scout Bobber.

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2019 Harley Davidson FXDR 114

2019 Harley Davidson FXDR 114

its most powerful and expensive Softail yet with aluminum and carbon-fiber bits

With what went down as the biggest shift in the company’s corporate stance, Harley Davidson has gone on record showcasing its future plans over the next five years in great detail. As part of its brand new “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022, HD has showcased multiple concepts under electric motorcycles, adventure-tourers, streetfighter, and Customs being the prominent ones.

But Harley has definitely taken care not to forget about its past nor the present. After releasing nine new Softails earlier this year, the Milwaukee brand has unleashed a brand new one, and this time, it gets the biggest of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engines with 1868cc. It’s the FXDR 114, and it comes built around the new platform with 240-section rear tire and lightweight aluminum swingarm.

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Honda will give us back the CBR600RR soon

Honda will give us back the CBR600RR soon

CARB documents provide us details of the new mid-weight mad being 22 lbs lighter

Introduced by Honda in 2003 as a race replica version of Honda’s CBR600F series, the CBR600RR was the most successful at the Supersport World Championship from 2002 to 2008, and again in 2010 and 2014. It was Honda’s more street-oriented 600-class sports bike that received periodical updates all the way until the 2013 model that lasted till the beginning of 2017, just when the Euro-IV norms kicked in. (The US markets still run the same model even today.)

Fresh new information from the CARB documents confirm the return of the most prolific mid-weight sportsbike, and this time, it is going to be 22 pounds lighter than the one it is replacing. In a bid to get back into the market after almost half a decade of no development on this particular platform, Honda will leave nothing to chances.

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Harley-Davidson launches its most powerful and expensive Softail yet - The FXDR 114

Harley-Davidson launches its most powerful and expensive Softail yet - The FXDR 114

Built around the new platform, comes with aluminum swingarm and carbon-fiber bits

With what went down as the biggest shift in the company’s corporate stance, Harley Davidson has gone on record showcasing its future plans over the next five years in great detail. As part of its brand new “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022, HD has showcased multiple concepts under electric motorcycles, adventure-tourers, streetfighter, and Customs being the prominent ones.

But Harley has definitely taken care not to forget about its past nor the present. After releasing nine new Softails earlier this year, the Milwaukee brand has unleashed a brand new one, and this time, it gets the biggest of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engines with 1868cc. It’s the FXDR 114, and it comes built around the new platform with 240-section rear tire and lightweight aluminum swingarm.

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2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III Limited

2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III Limited

500 units of Chrome, aluminum and Carbon-fiber

The V7 is the first model created by Moto Guzzi, and celebrating the 50th year of the first, the brand launched the V7 III with four editions in 2017: Stone, Special, Racer and a celebratory entrant Anniversario. Expanding this footprint for 2018, MG launched the ‘Rough’, ‘Milano’, ‘Stornello’, ‘Carbon Dark’ and finally this ‘Limited’ edition.

The Limited is what ’bringing of two worlds’ mean. Blending classic, elegant chrome with futuristic carbon-fiber and aluminum materials, this V7 is an eclectic and modern look that reiterates how well the V7 III lends itself to customization. It is an exclusive limited edition version in just 500 numbered units.

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At $1.9m, this is the most expensive motorcycle to have ever been made

At $1.9m, this is the most expensive motorcycle to have ever been made

Called the Harley Davidson Blue edition, it comes encrusted with jewelry, gold and silver plating

The highest amount paid for a motorcycle at an auction until now was for a 1951 Vincent 998cc Black Lightning which got sold for a whopping $929,000. But this brand new $1.9 million Harley Davidson makes that seem like change.

Encrusted with jewelry, heat-resistant LEDs, gold and silver plating, an armored glass dome amongst others, this Harley-Davidson Blue Edition will go down the history books as the most luxurious motorbike ever to have been produced. It took around 2500 man-hours to hand-craft this exquisite piece of machinery.

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BMW's R1200 series to get a revamped powertrain for 2019. To be called R1250

BMW’s R1200 series to get a revamped powertrain for 2019. To be called R1250

Euro-V specked, VVT, bigger capacity, more power, quieter running

Being the best-selling range of motorcycles for the Bavarian company, the GS legacy harks back close to 40 years, which was initiated with the R 80 GS back in 1980. Then there is the R1200RT, a sport touring motorcycle which has many at times been the bestselling model for BMW.

Currently, a 1170cc flat-twin boxer engine is the workhorse for both the flagship ADV motorcycle and is all set to receive some major updates for the 2019 year that is going to make it specked to Euro-V norms and also make more power without losing on any fuel efficiency. What’s the trick? It’s called VVT.

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Ducati testing out a refreshed Hypermortard for 2019

Ducati testing out a refreshed Hypermortard for 2019

Trellis subframe, TFT instrumentation and better electronic package

Ducati made a radical move in the context of motorcycling when it launched the Hypermotard for the first time in 2007. Much before the Diavel, it was the Hypermotard which started the trend of ‘cross-breeding’ at Ducati. And even today, the Hypermotard bridged the gap between refined sportbikes and minimalist supermotards driven by the belief in the upright and in-control riding position of a dirt bike, but not the harsh characteristics of its single cylinder engine.

It recently ditched the 821cc Monster derived mill for an all-new four-stroke, 937cc L-twin and is a 113 hp rocket. It looks like Ducati is taking another dig at it and is giving it a sizeable update for the 2019 model. Friends from MoreBikes have managed to get their hands on the bike undergoing testing under camouflage.

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MondialMoto to bring in a V5 powered superbike to the streets

MondialMoto to bring in a V5 powered superbike to the streets

200+hp, Ohlins, Brembo, Termignoni, Titanium and Carbon fiber. Its’ all in there

When Ducati came up with their V4 machine, it was touted to change the laws of street riding with its 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale. It is being considered all around for being 2018’s best motorcycle. And rightly so is also the most powerful bike in its class at the moment with 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque.

But there is another Italian firm by the name MondialMoto (and no, it has no resemblance to the F.B. Mondial), brewing a brand new V5 pot for the streets. Dubbed the MondialMoto V5S and V5R, its V5 motor will put out over 200 hp and will be covered with fancy materials and equipment list.

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How about a Honda Grom Repsol Fireblade edition?

How about a Honda Grom Repsol Fireblade edition?

This Blackpool dealer showcases the Grom’s customization abilities

Honda sort of created a niche for itself with the original Grom in 2014 when it combined big-bike features with scooter-like proportions. Then, Honda dressed up their little Grom in 2017, giving it more aggressive styling and a new LED headlight that was carried over to 2018. Twelve-inch tires, while still small for a motorcycle, are a lot bigger than the Z-series tires and a 30-inch seat sits anyone without hindrances.

But this Blackpool (UK) based dealer has just found a way to make it look like the fasted monkey bike ever by slapping a super cool replica of Marc Marquez’s MotoGP Repsol Fireblade to it, with full fairing and rear panel with seat cowls.

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Ducati currently developing new products to run on the V4 architecture

Ducati currently developing new products to run on the V4 architecture

Will include a brand new V4 R for WSBK and a V4 Multistrada to be the first ones

In what went down as the biggest shift for the company, Ducati’s 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale powered V4 is being considered all around for being 2018’s best motorcycle. And rightly so is also the most powerful bike in its class with 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque.

This newfound love for a four-cylinder version of their street bikes which will most probably change the whole dimension within the segment will now trickle down to run on other segments and with smaller capacities. CEO Claudio Domenicali confirmed the firm’s interests in developing cheaper, lower-performance versions of their V4 engines to reap all benefits of the technological feat.

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Ducati asking Hero's hand for a 300cc manufacturing partner ?

Ducati asking Hero’s hand for a 300cc manufacturing partner ?

In a bid to enter Asian markets and expand its foothold

India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day yesterday and is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. It looks like our motorcycle industry is also heading to the subcontinent in the jive to make more money. Why wouldn’t they? India became the biggest market for two-wheelers in the world, and it saw multiple international manufacturers setting up manufacturing or assembly units here.

The most recent speculation coming to the surface is the Italian Red making contact with Hero Motocorp trying to figure out how to make a 300cc baby. Although not official, these rumors don’t seem to slip away, and we strongly believe these to be true since all major manufacturers these days are looking at new ways to expand their market reach by introducing smaller displacement models to newer Asian countries.

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2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 / H2 Carbon

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2 / H2 Carbon

A massive 230 hp motor, new Stylema calipers, tires, instrumentation and more

When launched three years ago, the H2 was an elegant artwork of supreme violence making 207 hp, more power than any of the superbikes in competition then. Then came the rest of the chaps who caught on with the horsepower war, with the most recent Ducati V4 making 215 hp. But it looks like the Japanese Green team didn’t like losing this race yet.

So for 2019, they have bumped up their 998cc supercharged motor to produce a lathering 230 hp, and the non-street-legal H2R will be making a mind-boggling 300 hp at the crank! It will also come with a self-healing paintjob, new brake calipers, tires, TFT instrumentation and a new Bluetooth connectivity app.

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Akrapovic uses a human robot at its swanky-new test facility

Akrapovic uses a human robot at its swanky-new test facility

System to make test riders obsolete but developed improved products

What started as a passion to supply affordable, high-quality exhausts to the public, Akrapovic has come a long way since it setup shop in 1990 in Ivančna Gorica, Slovenia. Almost a decade ago, the company invested in new technology and modernization, upgrading computers in 3-D planning of configurations, programming of tools and computer-aided manufacture to make the top of the line steel, aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber exhausts to the world of two-wheels.

Now, they have done one better and have set up the “Hi-Tech Durability Dyno”. This testing facility involves a human robot that does prolonged tests on a fully autonomous 200 kW durability motorcycle chassis dyno. Yes, you read that right. A human robot.

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Triumph's 1200cc Scrambler confirmed with this video

Triumph’s 1200cc Scrambler confirmed with this video

Bigger engine, brakes, suspension and expectations

Rumors of a 1200cc Scrambler from the Hinckley chaps were floating the web for some time now. Triumph has finally confirmed this gossip when they released a teaser video of the “The all-new Scrambler 1200”. This is Triumph’s efforts to prove that they still can rule the popular scrambler category.

The 1200 Scrambler boasts of the new high torque engine used on the Brit’s Bonneville lineup, and to handle all that additional power, this Scrambler gets equipped with bigger wheels, bigger brakes, and bigger suspension.

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Kawasaki has upped the game with the 2019 Ninja H2 machines

Kawasaki has upped the game with the 2019 Ninja H2 machines

A massive 230 hp motor, new Stylema calipers, tires, instrumentation and more

When launched three years ago, the H2 was an elegant artwork of supreme violence making 207 hp, more power than any of the superbikes in competition then. Then came the rest of the chaps who caught on with the horsepower war, with the most recent Ducati V4 making 215 hp. But it looks like the Japanese Green team didn’t like losing this race yet.

So for 2019, they have bumped up their 998cc supercharged motor to produce a lathering 230 hp, and the non-street-legal H2R will be making a mind-boggling 300 hp at the crank! It will also come with a self-healing paintjob, new brake calipers, tires, TFT instrumentation and a new Bluetooth connectivity app.

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Could this "Custom" be Harley's new Sportster face?

Could this "Custom" be Harley’s new Sportster face?

The is the sportiest cruiser and we are digging it

The Sportster XR1200 was released in the United States in 2009, in a special color scheme including Mirage Orange highlighting its dirt-tracker heritage. The XR1200 had an Evolution engine tuned to produce 91 hp, four-piston dual front disc brakes, and an aluminum swingarm. But then it was discontinued on the United States Market for the 2013 lineup since it was sold in insufficient numbers.

Now, Harley Davidson has announced its future plans for at least the next five years, and has the XR1200 soul coming back in an all-new avatar. Called the ‘Custom’ for the moment, this new cruiser model might be the third new Sportster (after – Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special) from HD’s 100 new models in the coming decade.

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Benelli is setting up a new facility in India

Benelli is setting up a new facility in India

The Italian pressed the fast forward button on its expansion

In a country that is price conscious, it was a gamble played by motorcycle manufacturers when they decided to bring in their higher segment motorbikes into India. But luckily, people started investing in premium motorcycles that were lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. And the gamble paid off.

Now, Benelli, another Italian manufacturer (albeit owned by a Chinese firm) is setting up an assembly unit in the subcontinent. In a partnership deal with Adishwar Auto Ride India-Mahavir Group, Benelli will be selling their machines only to the Indian market.

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Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit

Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit

A 1000 watt motor giving 28 miles of range

Serving 100 million happy customers, the Honda Cub is the first two-wheeler to cross such a mark. Now, the moped is being made at 16 plants spread across 15 countries around the world that serves customers in more than 160 countries. That is some mind-boggling numbers considering the popularity and logistics involved with the Super Cub.

Looking at the future, a Chinese custom house that goes by the name Shanghai Customs is offering their answer to the depleting dinosaur fuel and the increasing environment concerns - the eCub 2. It is a 1000 watt electric scooter that can make a swift 28-mile distance in one full charge. It also comes in a DIY kit to convert an existing Honda Cub to the eCub 2.

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At 242 mph, this is the record for the fastest BMW motorcycle

At 242 mph, this is the record for the fastest BMW motorcycle

Set by Erin Still and the Hunter Sills Racing (HSR) team

In a huge salute to all women riders across the globe, Erin Sills with her team TOP 1 Oil and Hunter Sills Racing (HSR) broke a land-speed record for the World’s Fastest BMW Motorcycle previously held by none other than Erin Still’s late husband, Andy Sills, who set the record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2013.

Setting a new FIM world record of 229.266 mph, Erin Stills rode on a near-production BMW S1000 RR with aerodynamic aids and engine mods, but still a naturally aspirated machine at the ‘Cook Top of the World Shootout’. She overshot her late husband’s record by eight miles per hour.

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Indian showcases "The Wrench" finalists at the Sturgis show

Indian showcases "The Wrench" finalists at the Sturgis show

Winner gets $10K and their build featured in a magazine

Adding itself to this latest trend of the factory customization war, Indian Motorcycles called for non-pro builders to customize the Scout Bobber. Indian teamed up with Hot Bike magazine for “The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off” contest that began on March 15th, 2018. The top three designs were then awarded a new 2018 Scout Bobber to customize along with $10,000 for the build.

The Springfield company has finally unveiled the builds at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2018 after three months and they include builds from a NASA engineer from Las Cruces, NM, an OSHA safety inspector from Avon, OH, and a mechanical engineer from Buffalo, NY. Let’s find out how they stack up against each other.

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Harley Davidson is making this 975cc Streetfighter

Harley Davidson is making this 975cc Streetfighter

in a hope to attract new riders from new markets across the globe

There is a saying that goes - “There’s only one way to really understand Harley Davidson. Ride one.” All this while, this statement made complete sense of a brute machine that lets you cruise around in the brawniest fashion. But now, Harley is taking a whole new approach with the LiveWire electric motorcycles and a brand new segment – the naked streetfighter.

Yes, the Milwaukee brand is expanding its line of middleweight models with its first-ever streetfighter motorcycle that is planned for the 2020 year. This news comes along with the showcasing of its first-ever adventure bike, Pan-America, in a bid to bring new people to the brand from new markets across the world.

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This Finnish company is making the 'Tron' hubless electric motorcycle

This Finnish company is making the ’Tron’ hubless electric motorcycle

Called the E2, it is RMK’s first production model

Joining the new electric trend, a new Finnish company called RMK Vehicle Corporation will launch its first futuristic electric motorcycle – the E2 – at the MP 19 Motorcycle Show in Helsinki, Finland. Why futuristic? Have you had a look at its rear wheel? Yes, that’s a hubless unit with the electric motor in it.

Designing out of the traditional book norms, the Tron-style rear wheel happens to be lighter than a standard wheel and houses a 67 hp motor. It can source power from a choice of two battery options offering either 120 miles or 180 miles of range, with a top speed of around 100 mph.

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Ducati busy prepping up the 2019 Diavel

Ducati busy prepping up the 2019 Diavel

Spy shots and renderings confirm showcase at the upcoming EICMA

First showcased at the EICMA motor show in Milan 2011, the Diavel took all eyeballs for a trippy show. Long and low, with sleek and sexy lines, forward controls and a low seat height, this Bologna bruiser was something totally new from the Italian company known the world over for blending impeccable design and high-performance machines. Something like putting purists into a realm of more content and less bitter.

The bike always had a menacing outlook to it that was both handsome and evil at the same time. Rightfully it was quoted as ‘The Gentleman and The Bastard’. Now though, the Italians have upped the ante with a brand new 2019 Diavel built around the same exposed trellis chassis of the xDiavel. Don’t get too excited now, it’s just the spy shots under camouflage and a rendering is all that we have.

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Harley Davidson files patent for Autonomous Braking

Harley Davidson files patent for Autonomous Braking

Keeping the next generation of riders safer

Harley Davidson, in a surprising PR stunt, has gone on record showcasing its future plans over the next five years in great detail. Blowing the door wide open, HD gave us a peek at all their new products coming in the next five years including new internal combustion engines (500cc, 750cc, 975cc and 1,250cc) that will go onto 16 new models and its Project LiveWire models.

Fresh information just came in with regards to a new patent filing by the Milwaukee brand suggesting ‘Emergency Autonomous Braking System’ in the event of a collision. The system will make use of multiple sensors to study the surroundings as well as the alertness of the rider before it intervenes to activate the braking systems autonomously.

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Piaggio to fit its scooters with free tracking devices

Piaggio to fit its scooters with free tracking devices

Offer only untill October 2018 and for UK customers

The UK has been facing a notorious crime of motorcycle thefts. Things in London, however, is in a different level altogether. There were over 14,000 motorcycle thefts reported in London the last year, and 23,430 crimes were committed using motorcycles that were stolen of course.

On an average, 77 bikes worth are stolen per day and to crack this atrocity, London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke about manufacturers incorporating better anti-theft measures into their products to make it difficult for people just to whisk away bike without authorization. And joining Honda UK in this effort, Piaggio has offered to equip all the new Vespa GTS 300s’ and Piaggio Beverly 300/350s’ with tracking equipment free-of-charge.

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Indian Motorcycle attempting to break the 200 mph barrier

Indian Motorcycle attempting to break the 200 mph barrier

Aboard the Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout at the 70th annual Speed Week in Bonneville

Half a century ago, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamt of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Burt Munro’s dream finally came true at the age of 68 and 184.71 mph. This number was finally crossed by Indian on July 16 at the El Mirage 2017 by none other than Burt’s nephew who drove the 2017 Spirit of Munro Scout at 186.41 mph in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350 cc class. (Since Burt’s record was on an SA 1000cc class, his record still stands unbeaten in that class.)

Driving the Indian “Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout” again, Lee Munro and the team is attempting to crack 200mph next week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Spirit of Munro Scout bike will undergo small modifications to the intake and fueling while the streamlined body will have minor body adjustments.

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Cambox Vision Meca

Cambox Vision Meca

The most practical helmet camera there is out there

Fancy recording your track days, through the woods, dirt or just asphalt? A French company who goes by the name “Cambox Vision” is making its life’s purpose to satisfy such necessities. Of course, there are multiple action cameras out there, but none designed and developed purely for motorsports.

Cambox Vision has been making helmet cameras since the last couple of years and currently make helmet cameras specifically to capture beautiful emotions on horseback ("horse"), for motorsports( "meca"), and for extreme outdoor sports ("xtrem"). All of which are 3D printed and hand assembled at their facility in Nantes, France.

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Royal Enfield sold 250 limited edition "Pegasus" in 178 seconds

Royal Enfield sold 250 limited edition "Pegasus" in 178 seconds

Based on the Classic 500, the Pegasus is a tribute to WWII

During the World War II, Royal Enfield (“The Enfield Cycle Company Limited” then) was called upon by the British authorities to develop and manufacture military motorcycles. That was the birth of the Royal Enfield WD/RE series of motorcycles, also known as the "Flying Flea".

Conceived as a tribute this “Flying Flea” and Royal Enfield’s military heritage, Royal Enfield today launched a special limited run version of the Classic 500 called the “Pegasus” edition. With only 1000 units to be sold worldwide, the online bookings were opened for 250 of them last week in India and each one of them got sold out in under 3 minutes.

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WDW Ducati Panigale V4 S bikes are reeking huge numbers at the auction

WDW Ducati Panigale V4 S bikes are reeking huge numbers at the auction

Troy Bayliss’s machine gets a six figure price tag

In an event attended by over 10,000 Ducatistis, the World Ducati Week 2018 saw passionate motorcyclists from all over the world. Folks participated in around 250 different activities along with 1 World Ducati Wedding and 2 marriage proposals. Serene.

Amongst the host of events and attractions was "The Race of Champions" where top Ducati riders from MotoGP, WSBK and other motorsports arena lined up on the track to battle it out on the new one-off purpose built Panigale V4 S specked out especially for this competition. And 13 of these machines were then put to auction on eBay, which has now concluded. The numbers are out, and it is staggering.

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Harley Davidson to bite more into the Asian market with new 250cc to 500cc motorcycle

Harley Davidson to bite more into the Asian market with new 250cc to 500cc motorcycle

Will enter developing markets through strategic alliance

Harley-Davidson seems to be slowly shifting gears post its struggle to register any success stories due to its current downward trend in the market off-late. It has become a worldwide brand now after aggressive expansion that took place in the past decade, and to keep things from drifting away, HD dawned these new concepts upon us showing what the future holds in its sac.

And now, as part of its brand new “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022, HD has showcased multiple concepts under electric motorcycles, adventure-tourers, customs, and streetfighters being prominent ones. Surprisingly, Harley is also developing a more accessible, small-displacement product for the Asian markets.

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Harley Davidson sets the ball rolling for a bright electric future

Harley Davidson sets the ball rolling for a bright electric future

Showcases a production ready LiveWire and a few other concept models

Harley-Davidson promised to give us 100 new models in the coming decade and has already showcased 12 new ones this year. Nine new Softails, the Street Rod, and two from the Sportster series – Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special. With 88 more to come, Harley has gone ahead and registered three new names for their new motorcycle models: ‘Bronx’ ’48X’ and ’Pan America’.

Amongst the new names was also Harley’s newfound love for the LiveWire electric motorcycle that will run on the "Revelation" powertrain. And now, as part of its brand new “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022, HD has showcased multiple concepts under the LiveWire bandwagon including the 2019 production ready LiveWire motorcycle.

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World Ducati Week 2018 sets a new record

World Ducati Week 2018 sets a new record

Creates the biggest event in the history of WDW

Ducati’s biggest festival celebrating the iconic Italian brand’s 90 years of passion, emotions, and excellence - World Ducati Week 2018 that culminated last week attracted thousands of Ducatisti and passionate motorcyclists from all over the world.

What it also was, was a stage that saw a record-breaking attendees over the weekend of July 20, beating all previous records by over 10,000 Ducatisti. These many folks participated in around 250 different activities along with 1 World Ducati Wedding and 2 marriage proposals. Serene.

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Team Classic Suzuki made a one-off GSX-R1000

Team Classic Suzuki made a one-off GSX-R1000

Gets a vintage livery and a host of accessories

The British leg of the Japanese firm’s retro race team, Team Classic Suzuki, has been actively hitting the tracks at various classic endurance races across the globe with their Katana and XR69 vintage models.

Now, it has come with a one-off make of the new GSX-R1000 with its retro livery. A niche paint job and some sweet official Suzuki bolt-on accessories with Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme to entice the new breed of riders and racers. And if we manage to render the needed eyeballs, Suzuki has not refrained from thinking of having a limited production run of the same.

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The Royal Enfield 650 gets a Street Tracker rendering

The Royal Enfield 650 gets a Street Tracker rendering

Classic, yet find their home in the dirt

Entering the 650cc twins into the market, Royal Enfield has fulfilled a long-standing purpose of enchanting world customers with its cafe-racer Continental GT 650 and the classic-retro Interceptor which were launched at the 2017 EICMA.

The bikes are yet to reach showroom floors and people have already started imagining them in a different genre. An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi, also famously called as OBIBOI, has sketched an impressive looking concept which might be expected from the Royal Enfield stable in the future. And it’s got a fancy name to it - Royal Enfield Fury 650.

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2016 - 2018 Benelli Leoncino Trail

2016 - 2018 Benelli Leoncino Trail

Here to ride dusty back roads as well as rough terrain

Ever since Benelli started showcasing us products designed by CentroStile Benelli, their reputation seems to have gotten back to its original charm albeit owned by a Chinese firm. The same design house has once again wowed us by showcasing the Leoncino (pronounced Leon-cheeno), meaning the Lion Cub street and the Leoncino Trail, the scrambler-esque edition.

These motorcycles were first showcased at the 2015 EICMA as a concept, and the very next year, the production model came out for the European and a few Asian markets, and it had maintained the rugged and beautiful lines. We are here for the "all-terrain" version of the two-cylinder Casa di Pesaro.

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2017 - 2018 CCM Spitfire

2017 - 2018 CCM Spitfire

A limited edition work of art by the “SkunkwerX” division

Reminiscence of the Supermarine Spitfire, a British fighter aircraft from the times of World War II, the CCM Spitfire is the brainchild of a specialist division within the shackles of CCM called ‘the SkunkwerX team’. Launched first in 2017, all 150 of them were sold in the first week itself.

The bike gets a custom hand built chassis setup and a bespoke tank that defined all the models that came later from CCM’s “SkunkwerX” division including the Scrambler, Café Racer, Bobber and the Flat Tracker. They all use the same 600cc single pot mill borrowed from Husqvarna.

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Honda has two new 650cc machines in the pipeline

Honda has two new 650cc machines in the pipeline

One will be an exclusively new model, while one will be catering mainstream

The Honda CB600F (known as the Hornet in Europe and Brazil) was undoubtedly one of the most influential middleweight naked motorcycles. Originally launched in 1998, it had close ties to the race-winning CBR600RR but had always presented its own unique package of sporty performance and light, user-friendly handling.

In 2014 the model received a major update and got a displacement increase of 49 cc, the new model is called CB650F, which is currently sold in the US for $ 8,249. And according to Fabrice Recoque, director of the motorcycle division of Honda France, the world is getting TWO new 650cc naked motorcycles.

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Google Maps 'Two-Wheeler Mode' enters Asian markets

Google Maps ’Two-Wheeler Mode’ enters Asian markets

Will follow Europe and America in the coming years

Back in 2017, Google Maps introduced the ’Two-Wheeler Mode’ to its navigation app which let people who wish to travel on two-wheelers get accurate routes to their destination. This update, however, was only released for Indian users in it’s and slowly would roll onto the rest of the world.

As of today, Google Maps have completed its beta test in the biggest market for motorcycles and is ready with its final version. Announcing at an event in Thailand, the first markets to receive the ’Two-Wheeler Mode’ will be the East Asian countries where the major mode of transport for the masses is still two-wheelers.

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Kawasaki's Team 38 setting up stage to create a new speed record atop the H2

Kawasaki’s Team 38 setting up stage to create a new speed record atop the H2

From Japan to the Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kawasaki is taking its Team 38 racing team, and the modded Ninja H2 to a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true god. A piece of land bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt - The Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway.

The team is there to attempt and set a new world record in a category that has been undisclosed. The record run will be a part of the Speed Week from August 11th to the 18th, 2018, the same time where speed junkies from all over the world will land on this 10 mile stretch in the pursuit of holding the title for the fastest man and machine. Kawasaki has released a teaser video of the attempt this year at Bonneville.

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2019 Levis Motorcycles V6 Cafe-Racer concept

2019 Levis Motorcycles V6 Cafe-Racer concept

The V6 powered exotic Phoenix that has a six-figure price tag

Levis (Le-Viss not Lee-Vize) was a pre-WWII motorcycle maker (1911–1940) producing both two-stroke and four-stroke machines. With the craze of the British designs and brands taking mainstage in the industry currently, Levis is having a grand comeback in the most modern fashion and will join the likes of Ariel, BSA, Brough, Hesketh, Matchless, and Norton.

Set to be launched later in 2018, the Birmingham company is bringing out its new creation, the Levis V6 Cafe Racer. As you might have already guessed, it will run a V6 configuration with an incredibly narrow 22-degree V-angle, producing a decent 120bhp and 130ftlb of torque.

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KTM busy testing the sportier '790 Duke R'

KTM busy testing the sportier ’790 Duke R’

Will come equipped with Brembo calipers, re-tuned mill, and many more bits as standard

Nicknamed ’The Scalpel’, the 790cc brutal twin-cylinder was KTM’s entry to the hot naked middleweight market. With a quirky 105 hp on tap, this 370 lb orange streetfighter is the sharpest tool under the KTM roof all out to dominate streets.

Now, our friends at MoreBikes have stumbled upon the Austrian manufacturer testing the production version of the sportier ‘790 Duke R’ in action. The snaps showcase the bike sans any graphics and orange wheels instead of the black ones that come on the standard 790 Duke.

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Levis Motorcycles showcases its V6 Cafe-Racer concept

Levis Motorcycles showcases its V6 Cafe-Racer concept

At £102,000 ($ 132,000) tag, it gets itself in the exotic range

Levis (Le-Viss not Lee-Vize), the Birmingham company is bringing out its new creation, the Levis V6 Cafe Racer. Showcased as a prototype, the dramatic body of the unconventional café-racer is quite evident. It will run a V6 configuration with an incredibly narrow 22-degree V-angle, producing a decent 120 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque.

The same V6 will also power multiple genres of motorcycles in the future. The concept on display sees an in-house developed gearbox, stainless steel frames, interchangeable stainless panels and CNC machined from solid aluminum billet front forks, yokes, hand controls, wheels, radial calipers and headlamp.

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2017 - 2018 Kawasaki KX 250F

2017 - 2018 Kawasaki KX 250F

The Japanese Green Team’s single-most dominant motocross bike of the last decade

It is hands down is the single-most dominant motocross bike of the last decade. But for some time now, the Blue Crew has grabbed some of the limelight. STYLING
Let’s face it, nobody buys a motocross motorbike for the way it looks or for the way it is shaped and contoured. But, not many people realize that these design elements and minimalistic bodywork keep the motorcycle at the top of its game.
The 2017 onwards model features slimmer shrouds as a result of revised radiators and their new (...)

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Suzuki unveiled a small 49cc motocross for the young guns

Suzuki unveiled a small 49cc motocross for the young guns

Comes with auto clutch, keyed ignition and power limiter

Suzuki has announced a new product for the young greats of the motorcycle world, and a 49cc four-stroke motor powers it. Called the 2019 Suzuki DR-Z50, this small motocross machines provides the easiest access into the life of two-wheelers by being a simple and resilient machine to go frolicking around with.

It will have a strict competition only specs: sans a headlamp cluster, indicators or license plates; for hence cannot be registered to be used on the public roads. This motorcycles specifically offer electric start engines, a significantly lighter chassis, high ground clearance, long travel suspension and slimmer ergonomics to be able to move around the dirt and jump hills without any hindrance.

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Honda's dreamy CBX six-cylinder could make a comeback

Honda’s dreamy CBX six-cylinder could make a comeback

Fresh patent application reveals a cafe-racer silhouette

Manufactured by Honda between 1978 and 1982, the CBX was a production bike that has deceiving bodywork and a massive 1047cc inline, 24-valve, 6-cylinder engine that produced 105 hp. That low-frequency rumble coming out of this at idle and the high pitch tone when revved could make the hair on the back of your neck stand.

Until now, Honda hadn’t shown much interest in recreating that magic, but fresh patent application images show the Japanese intent to bring the beauty of the six cylinders onto a café-racer of the future.

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Twelve one-off Ducati V4 S race spec machines up for grabs

Twelve one-off Ducati V4 S race spec machines up for grabs

Ridden by MotoGp and WSBK rider at "The Race of Champions" at World Ducati Week 2018

Ducati’s biggest festival celebrating the iconic Italian brand’s 90 years of passion, emotions, and excellence - World Ducati Week 2018 – is just around the corner to attract thousands of Ducatisti and passionate motorcyclists from all over the world. Invading the Adriatic Coast from 20 to 22 July 2018 at the Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli".

Amongst the host of events and attractions is "The Race of Champions" where top Ducati riders from MotoGP, WSBK and other motorsports arena will lineup on the track to battle it out on the new one-off purpose built Panigale V4 S specked out especially for this competition. And 12 of these machines can all be yours. Read ahead.

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2016 - 2018 Benelli Leoncino Lion Cub

2016 - 2018 Benelli Leoncino Lion Cub

This Italian tribute to motorcycling may not make it here though

Ever since Benelli started showcasing us products designed by CentroStile Benelli, slowly their reputation seems to have gotten back to its original charm albeit owned by a Chinese firm. The same design house has once again wowed us by showcasing the Leoncino (pronounced Leon-cheeno), meaning the Lion Cub.

This street motorcycle was first showcased at the 2015 EICMA as a concept and people had then put a lot of money on these bikes because of the potential shown. Then the very next year, the production model came out for the European and a few Asian markets, and it had maintained the rugged and beautiful lines.

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