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Harley-Davidson is giving money and a free bike to write about them on social media

Harley-Davidson is giving money and a free bike to write about them on social media

in a bid to entice the millennials, 8 inters will be chosen by H-D

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, the HR folks are busy setting up the stage for the brand and its social media presence.

Harley-Davidson USA in a bid to attract the millennials into motorcycling is giving a few guys an opportunity to intern with them to gain hands-on experience in integrated marketing communications. It will pay you to work with them for a period of 12 weeks, 40 hours a week, to ride its bikes and write about them on social media.

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This Pepsi Suzuki GSX-R1000 GP Edition pays homage to the racestar of yesterday

This Pepsi Suzuki GSX-R1000 GP Edition pays homage to the racestar of yesterday

Saluting Kevin Schwantz and his 1988 Pepsi-sponsored RGV500

A British Suzuki Motorcycle dealer from Swindon has commissioned a special GSX-R1000 Pepsi GP Edition. It pays homage to GP legend, Kevin Schwantz and his 1988 Pepsi-sponsored RGV500 that went on to win his 500GP title. The limited run motorcycle celebrates the 25th anniversary of this feat and the 30th anniversary of the Pepsi scheme on motorcycles.

Only 25 units of this special edition will be ever made, and each bike is numbered and bears the signature of the man himself along with the iconic number 34. Each one of them will come with a price tag of £13,999 ($19,500), $4,500 dearer than the GSX-R1000 ABS edition the bike it is originally based on.

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Aprilia's RSV4 RF 'Limited Edition' breaks cover

Aprilia’s RSV4 RF ’Limited Edition’ breaks cover

For $24,499, you get "aerodynamic appendages" on the bike

The world from today is going to change because Aprilia just gave us the world’s first production superbike with aerodynamic winglets. Underpinned by the legendary RSV4 architecture, the new machine will be a limited edition affair of just 125 units, and all of them are heading to North America.

Called as the Aprilia RSV4 RF LE (RF Limited Edition), the carbon fiber winglets on this will change the way future superbikes will look like. It was launched at the GP of Americas in Austin, Texas and will come with a price tag of $24,499, a $1,000 premium over the highly acclaimed Aprilia RSV4 RF.

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Honda has resurrected the Monkey Bike with a fresh new appeal

Honda has resurrected the Monkey Bike with a fresh new appeal

Gets a bigger engine and a host of new aesthetic and mechanical features

Honda had plans of sacking the original Z50 monkey bike last year with its completion of serving millions of customers for a good whole 50 years. But keeping that honor alive, the Japanese brand surprised all of us at the 45th International Tokyo Show when it rebooted the model albeit with a 125cc horizontal, single-cylinder engine that replaces the 4.5 hp 50cc mill.

Keeping up with the trend, the new Monkey 125 adopts features like the LED lights and digital instrumentation in a hope to keep the appeal alive and fresh. After what we thought of the-would be final-limited run of Monkey 50th Anniversary Special white and red model, this news of the 2018 model kindles all kinds of emotions attached to this iconic motorcycle.

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CAKE will introduce portable solar charging units for its motorcycles

CAKE will introduce portable solar charging units for its motorcycles

The brainchild of a Swedish Stefan Ytterborn, Cake intends “to speed up the journey towards a zero-emission society, while enhancing excitement and fun.” And their very first step is this Kalk electric off-roader that blurs the line between mountain bikes and motorcycles.

Further developing their product strategies, Cake entered into a partnership with Swedish all-green electricity provider Utellus to create solar charging environment specifically to charge their range of electric motorcycles.

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Aprilia's new RSV4 RF LE will come with winglets

Aprilia’s new RSV4 RF LE will come with winglets

To be the first road-legal production bike to have aerodynamic wings

The Aprilia RSV4 has been a well-accomplished name in the circuits of SBK championship, where the motorcycle has already recorded seven world titles in a span of six years. It is this testimony of the RSV4, which has made it quite unshakable when it comes to consistency in the liter class supersport segment.

For 2018, Aprilia North America is bringing a limited edition of the RSV4 to be launched on 22 April at the GP of Americas in Austin, Texas. It’s called the RSV4 RF LE and will be the world’s first road-legal production superbike that will come equipped with aerodynamic winglets.

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The Bugatti PG Bike. The world's most exclusive cycle

The Bugatti PG Bike. The world’s most exclusive cycle

and the lightest. It is lighter that a watermelon

To become a worthy successor of the great Bugatti Veyron, it takes a great deal of commitment and sacrifice, even by the people who made it in the first place. Luckily, the French chaps have pulled off a great feat and gave the world the Bugatti Chiron. A car, a piece of machinery that has no comparison to anything on the road. And also that it proves that the wealthy live a different way of life than the rest of us.

The French brand is at it once again in reminding us that we’re still peasants. But this time it has nothing to do with horse-power or four wheels. Instead, it is a two-wheeled cycle that Bugatti is making in collaboration with PG, the premier cycle guys from the Netherlands. It does, however, share a few things from the car – It is a piece of art, has a lot of carbon fiber and it costs money. Sh*t loads of it.

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Yamaha released more specification info on the three-wheeled Niken

Yamaha released more specification info on the three-wheeled Niken

Electronic rider aids and engine specifications

Launched at the 2017 Tokyo International Motor show, the Japanese brand set the pace with this stunning three-wheeled machine called the Niken. It is a three-wheeled motorcycle based on the hugely popular MT-09 platform that gets double the grip on the front and heightened ride stability for carving corners with minimal effort. Basically, Yamaha has stepped up their game with this.

Being the most talked about bike ever since its launch, the Niken showcases a crazy new innovation called the Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW), and now, the Japanese Blue Team has released a new technical video showcasing fresh new information that lets us understand its ’ultimate corner carving experience’.

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Aprilia RSV4 motor will now power the "Wolf GB08 Thunder"

Aprilia RSV4 motor will now power the "Wolf GB08 Thunder"

And that is NOT another motorcycle we are talking about

The Aprilia RSV4 has been a well-accomplished name in the circuits of SBK championship, where the motorcycle has already recorded seven world titles in a span of six years. It is this testimony of the RSV4, which has made it quite unshakable when it comes to consistency in the liter class supersport segment.

Now, the same V four soul has made its way into another Italian body to go win races. The Italian we are talking about here is not another two-wheeled dreamer but is a Formula X single seater race car called the Wolf GB08 Thunder. Running on the 65 degree V4 machine for the first time, the race car will run at the Italian Sport Prototype Championship 2018.

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Ducati motorcycles in the future will come with radar systems

Ducati motorcycles in the future will come with radar systems

The technology will help riders see through blind spots

In a bid to make motorcycling safe, manufacturers are foraying deep into embedding technology and innovation into their products to help riders stay safe on their bikes. Motorcycle accidents are close to 30 times more than those of cars, and Ducati is in an effort to minimize that as much as possible.

According to Ducati’s “2025 Safety Road Map” plan, future motorcycles will have the technology to determine the range, angle, or velocity of other road users in real time via front and rear radar. This will allow the vehicles to be aware of each other on the road and avoid untoward incidents that may involve human error.

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A motorcycle worth a $ 1 million is coming your way, and it is special

A motorcycle worth a $ 1 million is coming your way, and it is special

It is the final project undertaken by Massimo Tamburini.

Live supercar show “Top Marques Monaco” is moving this year with a sensational line-up of vehicles confirmed for its 15th-anniversary edition including brand-new supercars, rare classic cars, and an exceedingly rare million-dollar motorbike.

Yes, a motorcycle that has six zeros’ on its price tag. This is an extremely Limited Edition bike that’s called the "T12 MASSIMO" that was the final brainchild of Massimo Tamburini, also known as the ’Michelangelo of Motos’. Only 12 of these samples will be ever made, each for a million bucks.

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KTM 990 Adventure gets an AWD system built by a mechanical engineer

KTM 990 Adventure gets an AWD system built by a mechanical engineer

The front wheel gets power via chain drive and steering via a trailing arm

A Swiss mechanical engineer and ardent biker, Guido Koch, has patented an all-wheel-drive system based on a KTM 990 ADV motorcycle. Called the DT-A, Koch has worked on the all-wheel-drive system for nearly a decade and is on the outlook for investments to make it onto a full mass production scale.

The DT-A has retained only the engine, rear wheel, swingarm and the brake system of the original KTM 990. To set up the front-end with the drive, Koch modified the front suspension unit and swapped the conventional telescopic fork with a single-arm swingarm. It receives the drive unit via a chain linkage from the same LC8 motor.

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Now you can own the mighty Suter MMX 500 for just $330

Now you can own the mighty Suter MMX 500 for just $330

Yes, it’s just that much. But you will have to deal with the 1:12 scale model for that

The Swedish 2-stroke specialists, Suter, makes the $140,000 MMX 500 that’s been judged as the ultimate track weapon by honchos all around the industry. The 576cc V-4 delivers a claimed 195 hp and is well complimented by the Moto2 derived chassis and some top-spec Ohlins’ and Brembos’.

Only 99 salable units are being made creating exclusivity which means that they will hold their value better than most machines. If you are one of those many chaps like me, then you might have another small window of chance to own one MMX 500; albeit a 1:12 scale precision model.

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Here is your chance to win a Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Here is your chance to win a Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

If you are a British, The National Motorcycle Museum has a £2 raffle for you

The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, UK, has the winter raffle contest going on for a while now and is drawing to a close. It is running for one final week, and the contest winner stands a chance to win a 2018 Triumph Speedmaster.

All you need to do is to spend £2 ($10) to buy an entry ticket for the museum, and you could just get lucky. Even if you didn’t win, you still could feel proud about having helped the museum with showcasing some of history’s iconic motorcycles to enthusiasts just like you and me.

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The "Fat Sabbath" from Mutt Motorcycles

The "Fat Sabbath" from Mutt Motorcycles

Black Metal meets British customisation scene

Born out of a small custom workshop in Birmingham, UK, Mutt Motorcycles entered the production arena with tiny, aggressive looking retro motorcycles underpinned by Chinese and Japanese chassis and motors. Add a host of custom-made components, and the Mutts have managed to cough up quite a decent line-up of some mean looking machines on two-wheels.

For their recent installment, Mutt has come out with the most badass 125cc motorcycle on the planet. Named after the pioneers of heavy metal music, who also come from the same town as Mutt, the “Fat Sabbath” is their brand-new entry into the line of black-themed neo-retro motorcycles that are the blackest of the black (if there is even anything like that).

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Dab Designs 'Enhanced Racer' bolt-on custom kit for the BMW R nineT

Dab Designs ’Enhanced Racer’ bolt-on custom kit for the BMW R nineT

It’s called the ER Kit - Enhanced Racer

For the folks who custom build for a living, BMW’s boxer layout is their holy grail. Nothing else looks as retro and authentic as the two pods pouting out of the frame. Builders turned these spirited machines into a beacon of beauty, simplicity, class, and definition.

A French design house called Dab Designs have had their go on the BMW R NineT, but it isn’t a built like the one you think. There is no cutting, no welding, none of that dirty, oily stuff, but just a bolt-on pre-fabricated kit that can do the customized work for you in just under a couple of hours. It’s called the ER kit.

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Video: Rider saves himself after a 130 mph speed wobble

Video: Rider saves himself after a 130 mph speed wobble

Tank Slappers, steering wobbles, shimmy, speed wobble, and even death wobble are all names of the same dangerous situation that can happen to any motorcycle rider, especially for all the sportsbike fanatics. That is not at all a nice feeling when out of nowhere your bike starts wobbling like a maniac and there is very little that you could do.

That is exactly what happened to this bloke here who was caught on a GoPro footage taken by fellow motorcyclists while they were doing a high-speed freeway run. At 130 mph, his Ninja ZX-6R started wobbling heavily leaving the rider with no control of the bike for several hundred meters before the bike slowed back down and the rider gained control.

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Theives in London face the wrath of ZERO Motorcycle's new anti-theft device

Theives in London face the wrath of ZERO Motorcycle’s new anti-theft device

an exact Google map location with coordinates gave it all away

Motorcycle theft is a growing criminal activity in certain parts of the world. 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, 65 bikes are stolen per day and the latest victims reported have been the folks at ZERO Motorcycles. And the irony is that the bikes were stolen from the back of a transporter van while they were on “theft tracking” tests.

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Campagna joins hands with Zero Motorcycles to develop electric T-Rex

Campagna joins hands with Zero Motorcycles to develop electric T-Rex

T-Rex will have the motors, batteries and controllers from Zero

Jumped to fame way back in 1996, the Canadian Campagna T-Rex showcased bonkers three-wheeled trikes that ran on a 1.4-liter Kawasaki inline-four engine and two side-by-side seats. Later, a 1.6 liter BMW inline-six engine made a 160 horsepower in the T-Rex. 20 years later, Campagna has announced plans to build an electric version of its T-Rex three-wheeler.

To be showcased at the upcoming Montreal Electric Vehicle Show as a prototype, the Electric T-Rex will feature electric powertrain from Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains.

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Honda developing the EV-Cub with swappable batteries

Honda developing the EV-Cub with swappable batteries

Patent images shows the EV-Cub with two of such batteries

Serving 100 million happy customers is a well-achieved milestone for any business, and no other manufacturer but Honda could have made it seem this easy. Being the first two-wheeler to cross such a mark is the Japanese Red Wing’s Super Cub that began its life way back in 1958. As a matter of fact, 2018 bears a distinct significance for the Super Cub, marking its 60th anniversary.

Celebrating this feat, Honda has been planning an electric version of this mighty scooter with the “EV-Cub” showcased first during the 2009 Tokyo Show and the second iteration at the 2015 show. This little scooter is touted to become the first electric production model from Honda to hit the streets and the recent patent images re-stores the same faith.

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Husqvarna Svartipilen 701 snapped testing in production disguise

Husqvarna Svartipilen 701 snapped testing in production disguise

Borrows a lot from the concept model but not as much as we hoped

Ever since the time Husqvarna showcased its ‘Real Street’ Vitpilen 401 and the Swartipilen 401 concepts at the 2016 EICMA, the industry is abuzz to see some bonkers design unlike anything seen before on the streets. Finally, the Swedish Huskies dropped the Vitplilen 701 followed by the Vitpilen 401, Swartipilen 401.

The Svartiplen 701 was showcased as a concept version at the EICMA last week along with the production model of the Vitpilen 701. Now, our friends from Motorcyclenews have snapped the production version undergoing testing on a damp and dry day. It carries quite a lot of bits from the concept but not as much as we hoped.

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Video: A motorcycle possessed by a freerunner

Video: A motorcycle possessed by a freerunner

You must have heard about self-driving cars that is making so much of noise in the industry today. The technology of tomorrow has already arrived today and test runs are being implemented as we speak.

On motorcycles, however, the technology is yet to completely arrive. Honda and Yamaha are already showcasing their state-of-the-art concepts to the world.

But the story here is totally different. Physics takes a fun trip on all of these guys here.

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Honda gave the PCX 150 a fresh new update

Honda gave the PCX 150 a fresh new update

includes engine updates, LED-lights, ABS, larger fuel tank-storge

Prior to 2013, the PCX came with a 125 cc engine and a 1.6-gallon fuel tank. With a make-over in 2013, the PCX125 gave way to the PCX150 and a new chapter in the globally produced Honda scooter was launched. Since then, the scooter has received periodical updates to keep things fresh in the segment.

For 2018, Honda has given it yet another update to take satisfaction levels even higher. This update includes an all-new chassis, revised engine, updated comfort levels and ABS is now an optional package.

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Four female riders will ride around the globe and attempt to break a world record

Four female riders will ride around the globe and attempt to break a world record

As part of the International Female Ride Day

The 12th edition of the International Female Ride Day (IFRD) is happening on the 12th of next month celebrating female riders all across the world. This is the world’s largest and only women motorcycle rider event which is also synchronized across all borders and all countries.

On the occasion, a group of four female riders from four different nations will be attempting to break a record to be the quickest to travel around the globe on motorcycles. And they have been selected by none other than the record holder himself, Swiss rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita.

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Husqvarna unveils its new mini-motocross lineup for 2019

Husqvarna unveils its new mini-motocross lineup for 2019

Comes equipped with top-class mechanicals, potent motors and confident chassis

Husqvarna has just updated their two-stroke mini-motocross lineup to entice the future stars of the game. Offering some impressive features and top-of-the-line equipment list, Husky unveiled the TC50, TC65 and TC85 machines to take on the Kawasaki’s and the KTM brothers.

They 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. These motorcycles specifically offer powerful 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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Yamaha wins the Red Dot Design Award for its Tmax Scooters

Yamaha wins the Red Dot Design Award for its Tmax Scooters

The coveted design awards for the TMax 530 DX and XMax 300 models

More than just a practical commuter, the stylish TMax scooter has been Yamaha’s darling ever since it was launched in 2001. Although it was a bit long in the tooth here, it’s a whole different story across the pond. The scooter was at the top of the ranking charts in Europe for 17 years, and Yamaha has no signs of retiring it from there anytime soon.

These guys still manage to turn heads everywhere, and the proof of it is the Red Dot design award that was accredited to the TMax 530 DX and XMax 300 models. This is one of the most prestigious awards given to the best product that has been designed to serve its purpose with outstanding quality.

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"Janus" custom bolt-on kit that gives more with less

"Janus" custom bolt-on kit that gives more with less

All you need is an allen, hex wrench and a few hours to feel the ’80s

For someone like me living in an apartment and have no garage of sorts, the itch to customize my ride to my taste always takes the back seat. Calling a stock motorcycle my own is only by force and not with contention. But then again, shelling heaps of cash and the downtime of not having the motorcycle with me while it’s in a garage somewhere on the outskirts of the town is usually why I don’t bother much with it.

Coming to the rescue of such folks are these chaps from Istanbul’s Bunker Custom Cycles that have come up with a bespoke bolt-on custom kit for $1000 that will take up just a few hours on a Sunday afternoon to make your ride look like how you’d imagined it to be. Their first such kit is called the “Janus” that bolts on to the Yamaha MT-03 and MT-25 naked streets.

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Video: Man does the world first' wheelie across an Auckland bridge

Video: Man does the world first’ wheelie across an Auckland bridge

NOTE: We do not endorse/promote stunt riding on public roads. Keep yourself and other road users safe. Always consider safety first and wear a helmet and all riding gear.

In a project aptly called as “Wheelie King”, Japanese Masaru Abe pulled off the longest wheelie on a two-wheeler creating a record that now stands at an incredible distance of 311 miles. It was done on a closed course, rather a pre-created track just for this feat under marshals and all safety factors are taken into considerations.

Then there is this guy, just like all spoilt brats out there attempting the wheelie on public roads – across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge exactly. It is apparently the ’world first’ wheelie across the span of the mile-long bridge. But he is, however, facing the heat from the authorities for this act.

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Ducati Scrambler "Custom Rumble" has got four custom build finalists

Ducati Scrambler "Custom Rumble" has got four custom build finalists

The winner will travel to California, the land of the Scramblers

"Ducati Scrambler Custom Rumble" is an art competition organized by Ducati to find the most eye-catching customized Ducati Scrambler out there. In its 2nd edition, Ducati has anointed four finalists from four different categories to go head to head for ultimate victory. All 132 entries got voted on scramblerducati.com with no less than 200,000 votes were cast.

These finalists will get an opportunity to display their meticulous, passion-driven craftsmanship during World Ducati Week (WDW) - the world’s biggest gathering organized by Ducati from 20 to 22 July 2018 at Misano Adriatico for all motorcycle enthusiasts. And one winner will travel to California, the Scrambler’s backyard.

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Triumph celebrates the Spirit of '59 with these limited edition Bonnevilles

Triumph celebrates the Spirit of ’59 with these limited edition Bonnevilles

Unique paint scheme on the T120 and T100. Custom bikes in collaboration with D*Face

Triumph has been the oldest British motorcycle manufacturer that has a rich 115 years of heritage and has been sweating it out on the arena and treating us with exceptionally new modern classics over and over again. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them and now they are coming up with a limited run of their Bonneville T120 and T100 models.

Celebrating Triumph’s “Spirit of ’59” campaign, the brand has unfurled 59 examples of both the Bonneville models with fresh colors that take you back to the T120 Bonneville 650 bike of 1959, the era that announced the beginning of a cultural explosion that lives on in every Triumph Modern Classic.

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Video: A kindergarten kid gets caught by cops for riding a mini-moto on a highway

Video: A kindergarten kid gets caught by cops for riding a mini-moto on a highway

The first time I rode solo on a motorcycle was when I was a teenager filled with bursts of zits all over my face. I remember the feeling when the bike did not stall and I shifted to second gear for the very first time. The feeling is too deep to explain.

This fellow here, however, has got it just at the age of five on a mini-moto. From Indonesia, Restu was intercepted by the surprised police when he was found riding a mini-motorcycle with a pillion around town on the highway.

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India becomes the top production base for Honda worldwide.

India becomes the top production base for Honda worldwide.

6.4 million two-wheelers come only from India

Honda entered the Indian market in 2001 with two scooters – a segment which was believed to be taking its last breath at the time of their arrival. Against all the odds, both the scooters – Activa and Dio – went on churning a large number of volumes for their parent company, which went on to become the second largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the Indian market.

The company has come a long way since then and is on fire to go reach even higher heights. In the process, the Japanese Red has, together with its allied suppliers, invested ₹ 5400 crores ($830.5 million) into the Karnataka plant in Narasapura that just became the biggest two-wheeler manufacturer for Honda in the entire world.

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Singapore will give $2650 for de-registering your old motorcycle

Singapore will give $2650 for de-registering your old motorcycle

In a bid to curb old motorcycles from polluting the environment

Traffic in eastern countries is becoming a tourist highlight of sorts with people photographing it to share their experiences back home. Traffic causing gridlocks all across the towns and major cities have become a common sight, but the governments are worried about the bigger problem here. With so many vehicles plying, the environment is taking the hit with depleting air quality, especially with older vehicles emitting much more than current ones.

Hence, one of the eastern countries, Singapore, is taking a major step towards restricting these old motorcycles creating environmental and congestion woes before they could go out of gear. The National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced cash incentives of up to S$3,500 (USD$2650) to owners who will de-register their pre-2003 registered motorcycles over the next five years.

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Vanguard Motorcycles head towards being an e-mobility company with Erik Buell

Vanguard Motorcycles head towards being an e-mobility company with Erik Buell

Called the VanguardSparks, they aim to make value-for-money urban electric two-wheelers

Vanguard is a brand new name in the motorcycle world that has vowed to celebrate utilitarianism. The brand is touted to be an entirely new and distinct for premium motorcycles that are decisive on re-shaping the rule books.

Now, the American company has joined hands with 3 partners to attack the onset of electric motorcycles under a new banner: “VanguardSpark”. It will be an e-mobility company created to bring to market innovative, distinctive and great value-for-money urban electric two-wheelers.

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Video: A motorcycle powered by Patron Tequila

Video: A motorcycle powered by Patron Tequila

Patrón is a brand of tequila products by the Patrón Spirits Company from Mexico. Owning this empire is John Paul DeJoria who is also the same guy who founded the Paul Mitchell hair care products. With so much happening, it’s no surprise that he has moolah estimated at $3.4 billion. And what does one do with so much in his bank account? Have a garage full of exotic machines.

That is exactly what Paul has. A Texas garage housing a myriad of motorcycles including Beemers, Indians, and Harleys. Of all these, Paul’s craziest one is a "special" one-off 2008-2009 Arlen Ness and Victory motorcycle that runs on…wait for it… Tequila.

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 Kawasaki could have an Endurance model in the Z900RS class

Kawasaki could have an Endurance model in the Z900RS class

OBIBOI gives us this rendering tickling our brains

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s rich heritage, manufacturers are spinning motorcycles that exuberate the classic appeal and character that goes on to showcase their point of arrival into the world of two wheels. With almost every brand entering the neo-classic craze, Kawasaki also brought one of its own classics back, the Z900RS. Although it has the W800, the Z900RS will depict a much more modern take with thoroughly done modish mechanical features, fit and finish.

OBIBOI, our favorite Italian artist has reasons to believe that the Japanese Green Team have another model back in their head that might see the light sometime in the near future. To be called the Z900 RSR Endurance, Oberdan Bezzi sketched a ‘70s replica of the brand’s Endurance feats taking cues from the KR250/500 and the present Z900RS Café.

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Carberry Motorcycles launched a brand new 1-lire V-twin engine

Carberry Motorcycles launched a brand new 1-lire V-twin engine

Makes 52 hp and 60 lb-ft of torque

Carberry Motorcycles has been the new kid on the block for the custom scene. The company was the brainchild of an Australian chap, Paul Carberry, started ‘Dream Engines and Modifications (DEM)’ and has now started production in 2016 at Bhilai, India, the backyard of the Royal Enfield.

Their first product was christened as the ‘Double Barrel’, an engine that gets the long 90mm stroke engine inherited from RE and uses the cylinders, heads, and choice of 4 or 5-speed gearbox from RE. The company has just launched this new engine for enthusiasts around the world for ₹ 4.96 lakh ($7,600). But there is a small catch here; it’s just not yet available for everybody.

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Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July

Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July

Gets LCD instrument display, LED lighting and IMU-based ABS

"JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP" and the "Spirit of CAFÉ RACER". This is how Honda described its new Neo Sports Cafe motorcycle project that was unveiled to the world on November 6th, just a day before the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. Later what came of that is the CB1000R naked-retro along with the CB300R and the CB125R.

Honda started rolling the naked liter onto the streets soon after setting up the stage for to bring in a whole new flavor into motorcycling. Having the same classic design lines with modern underpinnings, the CBR300R is now making its way onto our shores, and we cannot be any less delighted for this honor.

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Yamaha “Turbo Maximus”

Yamaha “Turbo Maximus”

A perfect harmony of aesthetics and engineering

After serving 8 years in the Navy, Derek Kimes was scouting for new challenges. But little did he know that a day would come where he would custom build and custom engineer a motorcycle that would go on to win top honors at the Forged Invitational show at the Jekyll Island.

It wasn’t any other motorcycle, but his own 1982 black Yamaha XJ750 Maxim re-engineered to replicate the 1984 XJ750R (0U28) race bike that participated over in Japan in the 1984 Suzuka 8 Hours, both in terms of design and performance. This modern machine gets retrofitted with fuel injection and ...wait for it… a freakin turbo kit.

It’s aptly called the Yamaha “Turbo Maximus” spooling 200 hp.

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Video: A narrow escape for a motocross rider while dune bashing in Qatar

Video: A narrow escape for a motocross rider while dune bashing in Qatar

The Qatari desert has some of the world’s highest sand dunes where the adventure junkies meet up to run on Dune bashing sessions. You can find 4x4s, Quads, ATVs, and motorcycles pumping their adrenaline on the soft sands of the desert.

There are also freeride motocross sessions where riders hop onto their dirt trail bikes and race up a towering sand dune to jump almost up to 100ft in the air to finally land on the soft sand. One lad here was doing his usual runs where he built up speed and took the jump like business every day. But when he was about to land, his whole life must have flashed before his eyes.

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MV Agusta doubles-down on the "Special" with the RVS#1

MV Agusta doubles-down on the "Special" with the RVS#1

A PR stunt post their financial fracas to build customer relations

Some time back, MV Agusta created a special division called the Reparto Veicoli Speciali, or Special Vehicles Department, and handed them the task of creating the best MV Agusta machines that beam in terms of quality, research, performance, and emotions. This division was joined by the San Marino Research Center Castiglioni (born initially as CRC, Cagiva Research Center) to work on the brand’s Brutale Dragster 800 RR and come out with an evil looking motorcycle that will scare the daylights out of anything on the road.

Enter the RVS#1. Now, MV folks have released a ‘corporate video’ of this machine being built to rekindle their faith in customers who might have otherwise lost touch with the brand’s etiquettes amongst the recent financial scandals that put MV in troubled waters.

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BMW finds a cheaper way to manufacture carbon-fiber

BMW finds a cheaper way to manufacture carbon-fiber

Shows it with a carbon-fiber rear swingarm

The HP4 is an exemplary showcase of cutting-edge technology, exotic materials, skilled craftsmanship, design, and creativity. This tells us all about the experience, skillset and state-of-the-art know-how the folks at BMW have that make them rise above and beyond. Alas, all of this asks a hefty $78,000 affordable by just 1% of mankind.

Now, the same folks bring you an affordable way for the rest of the 99% to get all that carbon-fiber on to your motorcycle. And doing so, they have just received the 2018 JEC Innovation Award in the Leisure & Sports category for the development and manufacture of a rear swinging arm made of carbon fiber.

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This British lad to become the youngest to travel around the globe on a motorcycle

This British lad to become the youngest to travel around the globe on a motorcycle

And for a good cause too. Supporting the Movember Foundation

In an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, a British 22-year-old lad, Henry Crew, will travel around the globe on a motorcycle to become the youngest person to do so. His quest will take him 35,000 miles through 35 countries on six continents where he will be raising funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation.

It is a multinational charity that aims to raise awareness of and money for men’s health founded in 2003. It has funded more than 800 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, men’s health awareness and healthy lifestyles.

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Video: Robbie William is riding the heaviest wave on his motorcycle

Video: Robbie William is riding the heaviest wave on his motorcycle

For someone who is nicknamed ’Maddo’, this Australian stunt rider sure carries a million mad feats under his cap. He has already won numerous international FMX events around the world and has been recognized as one of the best FMX riders of all time. He also holds multiple motorbike stunt records and has acted in several action flicks as the motorcycle stuntman.

Now, Robert William ’Robbie’ Maddison has set his eyes on creating another record. He wants to become the first ever to surf an ocean wave on a motorcycle. And not just any wave, but one of the heaviest waves in the earth in Tahiti, a small island in the South Pacific.

Yes, you read that right. Riding a motorcycle through a wave, just like a surfer. Being a stuntman on land is itself a very tedious practice, and Robbie wants to now surf the wave on a motorcycle? That’s just bonkers.

Check out the skill Robbie has learned guys. Robbie just broke boundaries.

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Yamaha launches four new e-bikes

Yamaha launches four new e-bikes

For all kinds of terrains and torque options going upto 60 lb-ft

Setting sights on the 2018 FIM Trial-E Cup races in France and Belgium, the Yamaha Factory Racing chaps have worked out of Yamaha’s ‘Evolving R & D’ unit to get on with the rad looking TY-E concept. This is their entry into the electric motorcycle bandwagon. But their entry into electric two-wheelers happened way back in 1993 when Yamaha “launched the world’s first electrically power-assisted bicycle”.

Now, the Japanese Blue Team is launching a new breed of cycles powered by electric motors. With decent performance ratings, Yamaha has taken this foray into smaller powered “motorcycles” quite seriously. 500 Watt-hour batteries and 60 lb-ft of torque says a lot about these cycles.

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When the industry lured us to fool us on April 1

When the industry lured us to fool us on April 1

Good morning and welcome to our April Fool’s Day round-up. It has already been two good days since we came under hoax news and stories from the motorcycle world playing practical jokes on us. Thanks to the close proximities of these pranks to the company’s products and impressions, they tricked us into believing their true existence.

Some were instantly rubbed off, while some seemed pretty convincing. Nonetheless, they all were pure April’s Fool pranks, and if you did not catch them all, we have got you covered. Participating in the Sunday’s jester were pranksters from BMW, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha and a bunch of others including Lewis Hamilton.

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KYMCO wants to create an electric eco-system

KYMCO wants to create an electric eco-system

With swappable batteries and public charge outlets

Founded in 1963 after splitting from Honda, KYMCO or Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd is a Taiwanese company that manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs for worldwide distribution. Known for its scooters majorly, KYMCO showcased a new breed of electric scooter platform at the recently concluded Tokyo International Motor Show.

Addressing the current issues faced by all electric two-wheelers, KYMCO has launched the Ionex Many EV that goes with their idea of modern support systems that include upgrading the infrastructure and battery management solutions. This eco-system will sustain the possibilities of having swappable battery management solutions that enhance the range and practicality of owning an electric scooter.

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If Ducati makes a mid-weight SuperSport, this is how it will look

If Ducati makes a mid-weight SuperSport, this is how it will look

OBIBOI gives us this rendering tickling our brains

The history of Ducati is driven by a unique engineering talent that has always generated motorcycles of unmistakable design and most profound sporting spirit. Throughout their 90 years, the Bologna firm has created machines showcasing passion, emotions, and excellence. Be it their Panigales’, Scramblers’ or the very recent SuperSport 939. But the Italian maker hasn’t had any footfall in the mid-segment supersport arena because they pretty much did not give a damn.

But imagining them do it is going to bring a lot of sleepless nights to the Japanese players who have taken the top slots to the throne in the 600cc-800cc segment. There are no official word or snippets from anywhere suggesting this might happen, but this did not stop our friend Oberdan Bezzi to sketch this potent machine that can come out of the Borgo Panigale factory gates.

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The Watkins M001

The Watkins M001

An unusual take on engineering and craftsmanship between two wheels

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the Watkins M001.

A unique concoction by a Polish engineer, Jack Watkins, this machine on two wheels is the result of nine long years of sweat and blood. Jack’s brains were wound up by the extreme engineering he saw on another custom motorcycle built by Stellan Egeland back in 2009 - a BMW Harrier that had the hub-center steering design.

Fast forward to 2018, Jack managed to complete his vision of the funky front-end onto a bespoke metal plate chassis and bodywork built around a 2002 air-cooled BMW R1150RT engine. Luckily, he had the folks of Moto Spec in Gdańsk to help him set up his first ever build in their workshop. It is nothing short of an inter-galactic spaceship ready to take on the planet.

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2018 Ducati 939 SuperSport

2018 Ducati 939 SuperSport

A Panigale with toned down feistiness

Ducati always has had this insanity in them to time and again bring up machines that push the boundaries of two-wheeled glory, a boundary that will make every other manufacturer look like a speck of dust. For this alone, we must hand it to the Italian with all pomp and flair that they can literally pull off a true bloody special edition.

When it comes to sports bikes with full fairings, there are not many chaps in the world who make them better than these Italians. The Panigale, for instance, is the most coveted superbike for the way it looks, handles and rides. It is one of those Italian Exotics that can sweep you off your feet every time you get yourself near it. And if you do ride one, you know what a fearless machine it is, always wanting to break your spine due to the insanity, unless you tame it.

The current generations of Panigale is a bit intimidating and out-of-reach for a majority of buyers, due to its big and powerful engine and large denominations, in particular for riders who are new to the big bike world. It seems that Ducati has understood this fact, which is why it has come up with the all-new Supersport series, the re-entry of the brand into the family of Ducati. It takes in the 937 Testastretta motor and gets bolted on a relaxed sports bike trellis frame and gets the power lower in the rev range.

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2018 Benelli TNT 135

2018 Benelli TNT 135

Making a re-entry to take the throne away from the Gromers

Benelli was finding it difficult to locate its identity amidst the modern and competitive world, even more after a Chinese firm, Qianjiang acquired it. But now, it seems like a thing of the past. Benelli is trying to revive its fortunes by showcasing products designed by CentroStile Benelli and slowly helping their reputation get back to their original charm.

The firm has got itself a new importer – Benelli USA, a part of the SSR Motorsports in Greensboro, North Carolina. And the first Benelli coming to the USA from them is the TNT 135 monkey bike that made its appearance on our streets a few years ago, which was later discontinued. Now, it is coming back to snatch the throne from the Groms’ and the Z125s’.

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Yamaha enters the electric world with the new TY-E trial motorcycle

Yamaha enters the electric world with the new TY-E trial motorcycle

A 150 lb trial having a carbon-fiber monocoque body and a high-torque motor

Entering the electric bandwagon, the Japanese Blue team has officially announced its future plans with its new electric trials bike, the TY-E. This came just days after Yamaha filed a patent for TY-E name, which is now in its concept stage.

Setting sights on the 2018 FIM Trial-E Cup races in France and Belgium, the Yamaha Factory Racing chaps have worked out of Yamaha’s ‘Evolving R & D’ unit to get on with this rad looking concept. It is a 154 lbs lightweight, low-speed high torque machine built to take on any terrains.

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Video: Your chance to bend it like Rossi

Video: Your chance to bend it like Rossi

I know every one of your reading this article wished you could take the superbike out to the track and take the curve like a boss. Few of you might get lucky, but for the rest of us, there is the LeanGP simulator. A Spanish startup product that has created a unique motorcycling simulator for the average consumer.

Started as a Kickstarter campaign, the product reached its target in just 48 hours and soon became the first company to offer a motorcycle simulator for the masses offering a fun new way into video gaming.

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Travis Pastrana will jump over Caeser's Palace fountain, 14 buses and 50 cars

Travis Pastrana will jump over Caeser’s Palace fountain, 14 buses and 50 cars

America’s famous stuntman recreated Evel Knievel’s jumps

As part of the TV channel History’s ‘Evel Live’ event on July 8, Travis Pastrana and his crew will go on a live-transmission show to perform three bike jump attempts recreating Evel Knievel’s stunts that put the word ‘famous’ suffixed to his name.

They will include the recreation of the Knievel’s jumping across the fountain at Caesars Palace, a jump across 50 cars and a jump over 14 buses. The event is being organized by Nitro Circus, Pastrana’s extreme sports company that conducts adventure series live shows around the world.

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KTM busy with testing the Euro V compliant 1290 SuperDuke

KTM busy with testing the Euro V compliant 1290 SuperDuke

The flagship will emit 30 percent lesser emissions

When the flagship Super Duke was released in 2014, it blew us away and reigned supreme in the super naked market. It received major updates for 2017 showcasing no plans to be dethroned as the brand that gives us outright thrill seeking motorcycles along with being competitive.

Now, KTM has been caught busy testing their next generation of the flagship that is said to run on Euro V compliant mill. On the exteriors, there isn’t much new going on but on the inside, it is a whole different story.

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BMW R 1250 Global Sport rendered

BMW R 1250 Global Sport rendered

Between the scramblers and the full blown maxi-motard

BMW’s GS motorcycles refer to Gelände/Straße (German for off-road/road) and are distinguished by their long travel suspension, upright riding position and larger front wheels. Taking up the same moniker is the R 1250 Global Sport that has been rendered by an Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi.

Paying homage to the original 1980 BMW R80G/S, this urban combines cues from the classic GS motorcycle with modern technology and sophisticated craftsmanship that runs on a lightweight chassis and an air-cooled 1250cc boxer engine. It creates a platform that sits right in between the R nineT scramblers and the full-blown maxi-motard.

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Russian made AWD motorcycle that can be packed in your suitcase

Russian made AWD motorcycle that can be packed in your suitcase

An all-terrain two-wheel drive motorcycle that can take you on land and water

Could you imagine your motorcycle coming apart only so that you could pack it neatly in a bag and shove it in some corner of your house or your car? The same can again be refitted to run on snow, water, sand, hills, stairs, muddy banks, narrow gorges,.. you know where I am getting with this.

The Russians have made one for themselves and it looks like a whole lot of fun. It’s called the Taurus 2×2.

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The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club

Food, music and motorcycles. All under one roof

Life is about three things folks. Food. Motorcycles. Music. They have an aura about them that can take you to places no other substitute would do, and the solitude you find in each one of them can become hypnotic. And if you can find all of these under the same roof, a roof that once primarily used to store tobacco at the beginning of the 19th century, you do not need permission from your mother to get there.

Called ‘The Bike Shed’, this restaurant/café/lounge plays host to Europe’s biggest and best independent annual motorcycle show. Custom motorcycles, art, photography, live music, bars, great coffee, quality street-food, lounges, whiskey bar, cigar lounge, barbershop, tattoos and much more, all under one roof.

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Video: Watch 4 superbikes making a rainbow in the sky

Video: Watch 4 superbikes making a rainbow in the sky

Seeing the title image should tell you how. Idiots or no, four rich Brazilian guys calling themselves as the ‘Rainbow Bikers’ are upto some appalling stuff with their liter-class sportbikes. In a quest to create rainbows at their pool party, they decide to use their bike’s rear wheel do the job for them.

With four BMW S 1000 RR, all costing upwards of $15,995 a piece, they decided to dip the rear end of the bikes into the pool and hang them in balance at the exhaust belly panel. The tire is in contact with the water and by hitting the rev limiter, huge amounts of water gets displaced to form a big arc of water steam that ends up creating a rainbow in the sunlight.

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Suzuki set to bring back the "Katana' brand

Suzuki set to bring back the "Katana’ brand

The Japanese registered name protection for Katana and the logo

It was at the 2017 EICMA that we first heard of Suzuki’s intentions of bringing the name ‘Katana’ back into the motorcycling realm. Showcasing the ‘Katana 3.0 Concept’, Suzuki was mulling about bringing the concept to production, but somehow lost steam and people didn’t have much to talk about.

Now though, fresh new information has surfaced suggesting that Suzuki has strong intentions of getting it back for real. The Japanese firm has recently filed for a trademark application in the USA for the name ‘Katana’ and a swanky new logo too with the sword. It is more of a logo and name protection really.

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Valarie Thomson suffered a crash while attempting to set the motorcycle land-speed record

Valarie Thomson suffered a crash while attempting to set the motorcycle land-speed record

The BUB Seven Streamliner crashes past 4 miles. Luckily, Valarie walks unhurt

“America’s Queen of Speed” Valerie Thompson and her All American Team "7" Racing crew traveled 8,500 miles from her hometown in Scottsdale, Arizona, all the way to Southern Australia with the BUB Seven Streamliner to break the all-time land-speed record of 376.363 mph. With conditions all ideal and as anticipated, the team set to reach the 400 mph mark and Valerie took off.

Just when she reached the 4-mile marker, the BUB Seven Streamliner crashed at 299 mph and along with it smashed Valerie’s dreams to break the record. Fortunately, Thompson walked away from the stunning wreck with only minor injuries to her leg.

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Ducati's Panigale V4 goes up in flames. Owner gets a replacement immediately

Ducati’s Panigale V4 goes up in flames. Owner gets a replacement immediately

The first reported incidence and Ducati has taken full responsibility

Nitrouz, a happy Canadian customer of Ducati’s new fanboy flagship, the Panigale V4, never must have thought even in his wildest dreams that his machine would go up in flames instead of burning asphalt.

A stroll on a busy street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nitrouz smelt something burning, and a gaze down made him see his baby literally on fire. Reacting quick, he parked it off the street only to see the bike engulfed in flames. Luckily, folks at North American Ducati came to his rescue quite immediately and offered him a new V4 and an extended warranty.

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Triumph removes the Daytona 675 off its shelves

Triumph removes the Daytona 675 off its shelves

But fret not. They might already be developing a new one now

Earlier this week, Triumph removed their only fully-faired machine from their lineup on showroom floors and on their official websites. The demise of their 675cc Daytona Supersports was etched the day Euro IV emission norms came into existence. And with the decline of superbike sales across the globe, Triumph decided to let go of their capable machine.

But we don’t think it is the end of the line for the Daytona brand. Back in June last year, the British motorcycle manufacturer had announced their entry into the world of motorsports by replacing Honda as the engine manufacturer for the Moto2 Motorcycles from the 2019 season. Making use of the talented 765cc Triumph Street Triple engine, the folks at the racing department are putting all their resources into tuning this three-pot motor into a dedicated Moto2 worthy engine.

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2018 MV Agusta F3 800 RC

2018 MV Agusta F3 800 RC

A limited edition Italian Racing DNA festival

The hottest performing middleweight sportsbike in production wearing civilian clothing is the F3 800. The blend of performance similar to a liter class and handling prowess of a 600cc track machine is the DNA of every F3 800. And this limited-production RC (Reparto Corse) edition is a legitimate celebration of this MV Agusta’s superior qualities created by the honchos at the racing department, Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti.

There aren’t many quintessential motorcycle manufacturer like this Italian. They have had their own share of trumps and falls throughout their history but now it seems like MV is enjoying a rare period of sustained growth. Turning motorcycles into a work of art has become a trait at MV and this 2018 RC edition of the F3 is a graphically accurate duplicate of the factory racers.

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Vide: Rider on an Indian highway miraculously saves himself from an idiot trucker

Vide: Rider on an Indian highway miraculously saves himself from an idiot trucker

Roads in India are notorious. Jaywalkers, stray animals, vehicles coming from the wrong direction is all the norm there and people have even learned to just live with it. Law officers cannot help much even, considering the number of people and vehicles that ply on the roads.

There is an accident always bound to happen on Indian roads, and this is one such incident that was caught by a GoPro action camera mounted on the helmet of a Royal Enfield rider.

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Royal Enfield unveiled colourful new Thunderbird X

Royal Enfield unveiled colourful new Thunderbird X

Four new dapper colors for both 350cc and 500cc

Royal Enfield is having colorful new entries into their 2018 lineup, and ironically, they look even the more retro and chic. Called the Thunderbird “X” series, the Chennai based firm has added vibrant new colors to their Thunderbird models which made its debut back in 2000.

Although it never crossed the pond to North America, the Thunderbirds (both 350cc and 500cc) are very popular with the millennials back home in India. Now, Royal Enfield wants to entice the same breed of customers with splashes of colors and never before seen features on the thumper.

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The Gentleman's Racer by VanderHeide Motorcycles

The Gentleman’s Racer by VanderHeide Motorcycles

A carbon-fiber avant-garde machine with a patent-pending suspension setup

Carbon fiber has been considered the most exotic material ever since McLaren first made use of it to build a monocoque chassis for its Formula One car, 35 years ago. And so has Rolf van der Heide, a Dutch engineer who had worked for Spyker and Carver (makers of three-wheeled road machines) in the past. He saw endless possibilities of carbon fiber composites and went on to create the motorcycle of his dreams with it.

With his brother Sjors handling the business end and industrial designer Michiel, the ‘Gentleman’s Racer’ was born. With a 100% carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a 100% carbon fiber swingarm, a 100% carbon fiber front end and a patent-pending revolutionary designed suspension system, we see this creation as a genesis of a new breed of humankind. One who is not scared witless to venture into the realm reserved only for the upper-crust.

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Video: Home made Hoverbike

Video: Home made Hoverbike

Flying past the traffic might be a reality soon. We all living in the urban metropolitan cities and g getting stuck in traffic might as well be a birth-right. We are always in shock and denial, and even though we knew it was coming, we always find ourselves amazed at the hour-long standstill line. You feel so helpless, and the worst thing of all is that you will not see the end of it, and when it does, you pray this will never happen to you again. But as you know, it always comes back to haunt you. Luckily for us, there is someone out there looking for our problems and finding the right solutions.

British inventor Colin Furze has posted a series of new video explaining how to build yourself a flying motorcycle (err.. also known as a hoverboard).

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BMW preps the R 1200 GS Rallye for the GS Trophy

BMW preps the R 1200 GS Rallye for the GS Trophy

More performance and protection to clear all obstancles

Once every two years, BMW organizes the International GS Trophy where teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges and experience the tour of their lives. This year, the GS Trophy is going to Mongolia from 3 to 10 June 2018, and the teams will ride on 114 units of the BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles prepped by the folks at BMW.

The R 1200 GS Rallye will get adventure kitted with equipment from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalog allowing the adventure-thirsty riders to take on the challenge without having to worry about the capabilities of the already primed R 1200 GS.

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BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

Motorcycles in the next 100 years need no helmets or suspension

BMW is not some run of the mill company. It has one of the most prestigious history books, and for nearly a century, they have been making impeccable products that beam innovation and technological acumen. Started as an aircraft engine manufacturer, BMW started manufacturing two-wheelers in 1923 with the R32 that made use of the iconic flat-twin boxer configuration engine.

100 years down the line, BMW Motorrad still uses this boxer engine to power the finest of the finest motorcycles. To commemorate this heritage, BMW has offered us a sneak at how its next 100 years is going to be by showcasing the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 at the “Iconic Impulses. The BMW Group Future Experience” exhibition in Los Angeles.

After giving us saliva bubbles with its vision of the future through the MINI, Rolls-Royce and the BMW concepts, BMW now gives us the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100, a motorcycle that is an entirely radical concept of the traditional machine on two wheels today. Almost like being officiated at the altar of Utopia, this is “the essence of motorcycling and a symbol of the ultimate riding experience of the future” according to Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

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Video: The Streets' not dead. Gymkhana on two wheels

Video: The Streets’ not dead. Gymkhana on two wheels

Icon Motorsports teamed up with professional stunt rider, Kyle Sliger to adorn their brand new Street collection of clothing and helmets and rip apart on a Kawasaki ZX-10R through city streets, car parks and even a public fountain at one point.

The result was this Gymkhana styled video where Kyle rips around the empty streets performing stylish wheelies, tail drags, leah stands, crossovers, side slides and what not. There is also a moment where Kylie attempts to perform a stoppie but fails and loses out on his balance. But his luck or what, he manages to slide his leg along with the half-fallen bike, to make it look like another stunt performed well.

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Aero-E Racer

Aero-E Racer

An electric ‘scrambler-motard’ from the future

Imagine a world in 2050. Actually, you know what… don’t bother. Because this is what it’ll look like.

An Italian company who goes by the name Aero has managed to coup up this extraterrestrial green motorcycle which seems more like a hypothetical or a fictional character from a sci-fi flick. And it is called the ‘E-Racer’. This Aero project was in collaboration with an Italian automotive magazine – Inmoto and after almost a year of work, they landed this space-age E-Racer at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan.

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MV Agusta is bidding adieu to the F4 with a limited "Claudio" edition

MV Agusta is bidding adieu to the F4 with a limited "Claudio" edition

will come with exquisite materiel use and liveries

There aren’t many quintessential motorcycle manufacturer like this Italian. They have had their own share of trumps and falls throughout their history, but now it seems like MV is enjoying a rare period of sustained growth. Turning motorcycles into a work of art has become a trait at MV, and this F4 has been their flagship for quite some time now.

But this year will be the last for this fabled superbike and MV is planning to phase it out with a bang. A limited “Claudio” edition F4 superbike will be launched towards the end of this year marking the final chapter of the sexiest superbike of our age. It will be cladded with carbon-fiber wheels and a host of other top-of-the-line pieces, as an honor to the late Claudio Castiglioni, father of Giovanni Castiglioni, president of MV Agusta.

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BMW's baby G 310 cafe-racer gets rendered

BMW’s baby G 310 cafe-racer gets rendered

TVS is already producing a single cylinder G 310R for BMW Motorrad in their Hosur plant. This is no new news that 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. In the USA, the baby Beemer has been making steady strides for its ease of usage and functionality.

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 BMW Motorrad stable in the future for the entry-level segment.

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The "White Ghost" is the new benchmark in commuter electric motorcycle

The "White Ghost" is the new benchmark in commuter electric motorcycle

Stylish, practical and bang for the buck

Established in 2014, Sur-Ron is a 40-person Chinese firm that aims to build high-performance electric motorcycles and bikes. For their second installment, the company has launched a sub $3000 electric commuter motorcycle for the proletariats and the urban masses who love traveling on two wheels all-day to work.

Called as the “White Ghost”, it comes with first-in-class features and styling to go about the cement forest without having to care any less about polluting it. Specked out with a decent battery-motor combo, the White Ghost is best suitable for short runs within the urban jungle.

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Triumph is setting up stage for a new 1200 Scrambler

Triumph is setting up stage for a new 1200 Scrambler

Bigger engine, brakes, suspension and expectations

This is Triumph’s efforts to prove that they still can rule the popular scrambler category. Bringing in a significant update in capability and style to the iconic British company, the potent 1200 Scrambler prototype builds on the 900 Scrambler’s position as the fun and accessible machine and vies for top honors at the crowded segment which every motorcycle manufacturer is going collectively mad over. Luckily for Triumph, they have a history with the Scramblers that dates back to the legend Steve McQueen.

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. This machine will make it its life’s purpose to give a couple of sleepless nights to the BMW R NineTs’ and the Ducati’s 1100s’.

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Video: A racer walks away from a crash after bad start. But see how close he gets

Video: A racer walks away from a crash after bad start. But see how close he gets

Motorsports is dangerous. High powered machines need a great amount of skill to control them, especially when the throttle is fully open and the rider is demanding full power. The torque produced at the rear wheels of these machines necessitate the bike’s front end to lift and the rider ends up with a “wheelie”.

Not a bad thing if you ask me, but one has to know that they have perfected that skill with loads of practice. Letting go of the throttle at the right time is very important for not overdoing it. Luckily riders these days have electronic wizardry like Launch control and Lift control helping them stay safe.

But when blokes go racing, all electronic features will be turned off and the rider has only his skill to prove. But sometimes, in an attempt to get ahead of the pack, riders go overboard and try a little too hard, and when their stars don’t align for the day, then end up falling off the bike without being able to control it.

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Cagiva to make a comeback as an electric off-roader

Cagiva to make a comeback as an electric off-roader

MV Agusta is resurrecting their old brand

MV Agusta’s exotic Italian lineage has been through the history’s ups and downs. After being in an acrimonious situation for some time, the Italian brand is finally sailing on safe waters after a Russian investment group-Black Ocean signed an agreement to increase its capital making MV Holding to become the 100% owner of MV Agusta S.p.A.

With this, things have started to ease off, and MV Agusta is now concentrating on working on new machines for 2018 including a new line of four-pot Brutales’. Fresh new information also tells us that the Italian will be resurrecting the Cagiva brand back, but this time as an electric company rather than the sportsbike maker that it was before.

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The Digimoto. Showing how future motorcycles should be built

The Digimoto. Showing how future motorcycles should be built

Uses Virtual Reality, prototyping and state-of-the-art production methods

A Munich-based industrial designer who goes by the name Christian Zanzotti has come out with his latest motorcycle creation using a newfangled piece of technology, virtual reality.

What Zanzotti has done is, take a brand new BMW R1200R and dismantle it back to its iconic boxer engine and parts of the frame. Using Virtual Reality-prototyping and state-of-the-art production methods, he, along with his project partners GRAYDEV. and Wunderlich, the world’s largest BMW premium motorcycle outfitter, has assembled a futuristic motorcycle that manifests as a fused element of both man and machine.

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Video: A biker who forgot to practice before preaching

Video: A biker who forgot to practice before preaching

“Practice what you preach.“

Looks like this biker really had no stars aligned for him that day. While he was teaching young blokes in a Beemer to “Watch yourself”, as a consequence for some mishap that had happened before the video began filming, the biker ended up “not watching himself” and rammed into a curb on the middle of a road.

This 20-second video teaches all of us an important lesson today. If you are about to throw warnings at people, be sure that you have the knack to tackle such warnings yourself.

Now, Check out this video for yourself:

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Bandit 9 L.Concept

Bandit 9 L.Concept

A 125cc sci-fi Terminator blockbuster prop

Started as an advertising art director in Los Angeles when he was 19, Daryl Villanueva attained massive valuable skill sets, and a decade later, in 2011, he got this idea of starting a motorcycle company in China before he moved to Vietnam. He noticed that motorcycles had the same design, tanks, seats, and everything; and he wanted to change that very notion and create some exquisite looking ‘products’ that can gouge your eye out and scratch your brain to believe that it is indeed a motorcycle.

Taking the red pill, he started Bandit 9 and took stuff out of the motorcycle graveyard and started building one product after the other. Easily mistakable to some sci-fi Terminator blockbuster prop, this cannon gun looking steel is one of the most challenging builds of Daryl’s. It’s called as the “L Concept”.

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Royal Enfield to plunge resources into developing electric motorcycles

Royal Enfield to plunge resources into developing electric motorcycles

The Bullet maker will now make a Bullet but without the thumping

When Eicher took over affairs of Royal Enfield into their strides, they basically revived the dying fire of the cult motorcycle manufacturer. Since then RE has been at the top of the game releasing products that got every motorcycle aphrodisiac’s blood racing. Right from the Classic 500 till the very recent 650cc Twins. These motorbikes spoke for themselves and the sales figures are the proof of this.

Now, the company is stepping into unknown territories. Following every other automaker in the world, Royal Enfield has also been investing its resources into the newfound electric powertrain technology for the Indian market. Although it will be quite some time before we could see an electric Enfield, the thought of not having a thumper under the hood might shake the loyalists.

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Husqvarna finally releases their Huskies onto the streets

Husqvarna finally releases their Huskies onto the streets

The Vitpilen 701, Vitpilen 401 and Svartipilen 401 will hit showroom floors soon

Since the time Husqvarna showcased its ‘Real Street’ Vitpilen 401 and the Swartipilen 401 concepts at the 2014 EICMA, the industry is abuzz to see some bonkers design unlike anything seen before on the streets. The following year saw the Vitpilen 701 concept showcased at EICMA, and it wasn’t until this year that we get to see the production models for 2018.

Finally, after playing the tease game all this while, the Swedish Huskies have dropped the Vitpilen and the Svartipilen machines on the streets and will come to a showroom near you. This Vitplilen 701 will be the first of the Husqvarna’s ‘Real Street’ motorcycle lineup that is headed to bring in the Swedish company’s name into the world stage followed by the Vitpilen 401, Swartipilen 401 and Swartipilen 701.

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Valerie Thompson set to beat the motorcycle land-speed record

Valerie Thompson set to beat the motorcycle land-speed record

The world’s fastest female motorcycle racer to go above the 376.363 mph record

To be referred to as “America’s Queen of Speed” is a feat that might require a lifetime of sweat and blood. But even after achieving a land-speed record for seven times in her lifetime already, Valerie Thompson doesn’t seem to pull back on the throttle anytime soon. She and her All American Team "7" Racing crew are traveling to Australia to break the all-time land-speed record of 376.363 mph.

The planet’s fastest female motorcycle racer will travel 8,500 miles from her hometown in Scottsdale, Arizona, all the way to Southern Australia with the BUB Seven Streamliner and her crew. They will attempt to break the land-speed record at the World Speed Trials at the 28th Annual Speed Week which is a new motorcycle-only event regulated by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the AMA.

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BMW's electric supersport to beat the mighty HP4

BMW’s electric supersport to beat the mighty HP4

if they be pitted against each other for a 0-30 mph drag

The HP4 is an exemplary showcase of cutting-edge technology, exotic materials, skilled craftsmanship, design, and creativity. This tells us all about the experience, skillset and state-of-the-art know-how the folks at BMW have that make them rise above and beyond. But what if the same guys one day decide to power their machine with batteries and motors instead of pistons and shafts?

Don’t bother, because they have already done that a couple of years ago. The experimental vehicle eRR, created as a project with the Technical University of Munich, envisioned a BMW badge on an electric supersport motorcycle back in 2015 when the whole idea of electric powertrains was still in the concept stages.

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Yamaha announces the 2018 TMax SX Sport

Yamaha announces the 2018 TMax SX Sport

Comes with a fancy list of equipment, but don’t wait for it

More than just a practical commuter, the stylish TMax scooter has been Yamaha’s darling ever since it was launched in 2001. Although it was a bit long in the tooth here, it’s a whole different story across the pond. The scooter was at the top of the ranking charts in Europe for 17 years, and Yamaha has no signs of retiring it from there anytime soon.

While we are still only able to reach our hands on the 2015 model, Yamaha Europe has given the already sporty TMax SX a new upgrade for 2018 that ticks at being the sportiest and sexiest scooter there ever is. Called the ‘TMax SX Sport’ edition, the scooter gets packed with some fancy equipment, confusing a whole lot of new-bees with their decision-making abilities.

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A cheaper Royal Enfield Continental GT from Thailand

A cheaper Royal Enfield Continental GT from Thailand

Looks and feels retro. But drives a 10 hp motor under the hood

The Continental GT 650 is Royal Enfield‘s way of making the most powerful and the lightest modern day cafe racer which blends retro style with modern appeal perfectly. Powered by a 650cc, parallel-twin, air-oil-cooled engine which generates more power than any other Royal Enfield motorcycle till date. Since its launch in 2010, the Continental looks and feel very much in the 60s’ and 70’s and is unique. Not anymore though.

A Thailand based motorcycle manufacturer called Centaur recently launched a Continental GT lookalike and named it as the Stallion Centaur Siam 150cc. When I say lookalike, I mean a carbon copy. They have basically taken all the retro elements including the body panels off the GT and fixed on a smaller chassis and a smaller 150cc engine.

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Deus Ex Machina has come out with the Mad Max tribute on a Z900RS

Deus Ex Machina has come out with the Mad Max tribute on a Z900RS

Called the ’Goose’, this modern-retro makes you wet yourself

Kawasaki had already brought back the ethos of the famed Z1 of 1972 at the Tokyo International Motor Show with the Z900RS retro motorcycle. The same guys then gave it a headlamp cowl and dropped bars to get it running on the cafe-racer beeline.

When the Z900RS met the fans of the 1979 MadMax original movie, who also happen to be the top custom builders from the land down under, a tribute to Jim ‘Goose’ aka best friend of ‘Max’ was in order. Goose rode on his modded 1977 Kawasaki KZ1000 having a huge fairing upfront supplied by the now-defunct Melbourne-based company La Parisienne.

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We now know what ticks the Yamaha Niken. The LMW explained

We now know what ticks the Yamaha Niken. The LMW explained

Launched at the 2017 Tokyo International Motor show, the Japanese brand set the pace with this stunning three-wheeled machine called the Niken (probably formed by the diminution of ‘Ni’ which means ’two’ and ‘Ken’ which means ‘sword’ in Japanese). It is a three-wheeled motorcycle based on the hugely popular MT-09 platform that gets double the grip on the front and heightened ride stability for carving corners with minimal effort.

Being the most talked about bike ever since its launch, the Niken showcases a crazy new innovation called the Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW), and finally, the Japanese Blue Team has released fresh new information explaining the workings of the LMW. Just what we were waiting for.

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Video: Yamaha showcases what the Ténéré 700 World Raid is capable of

Video: Yamaha showcases what the Ténéré 700 World Raid is capable of

Yamaha showcased a ADV concept model at the 2017 EICMA and badged it with a new name, ’Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid’. Previous to that, Yamaha had showcased its mid-weight adventure concept last year and called it the ‘T7 concept’. It was then we knew that the Japanese guys are coming up with a winner in the adventure class for the next year.

Apparently, they need to further develop the machine by testing it on public roads and now, it looks like they are one step closer to giving us their mid-weight ADV machine. Essentially, Yamaha took the naked MT-07 (FZ-07 before) and added a bunch of things, or rather removed, to give us a focused ADV concept model that will take you over anything that has ‘earth’ written on it.

Now, their production prototype is tearing apart the Australian outbacks showing us the promising capabilities the Tenere inhibits.

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This 22 Motors Flow is an electric scooter with Artificial Intelligence

This 22 Motors Flow is an electric scooter with Artificial Intelligence

Another jewel from the Indian start-up eco-system

Adding to the onset of electric vehicle’s, 22 Motors from the Indian subcontinent have come up with an electric scooter that was unveiled at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo along with the Emflux One and the Menza Lucat EVs’. All from the budding Indian start-up eco-system.

Called as the’ 22 Motors Flow’, the scooter has various smart Internet of Things (IoT) features seen unlike on any other electric offerings in the recent past. Made for Indian conditions and commuters, the Flow comes with latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence (yes, you read that right), Lithium Ion Storage and advanced Electric Powertrains to be called as “ahead of time”.

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This could be Honda's next ADV motorcycle

This could be Honda’s next ADV motorcycle

Patent images showcase Honda’s attempt to go retro

What saw as Honda’s grand comeback to the ADV world, the CRF 1000L Africa Twin was one of the perfectly balanced machines from the Honda stable, a trait that is synonymous to a majority of the brand’s line-up. A lot of time had gone to engineer it and making it work better on multiple riding conditions and so it does effortlessly without any compromise.

Now, Honda is firing on all pistons to bring in newer products into the ADV segment, and we might have just stumbled upon the next big thing coming from the Japanese Red Winger. These patent images that fell on our lap recently showcasing a new Honda ADV model paying homage to the great ‘80s era where adventure motorcycling was a stigma in itself.

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Indian Motorcycles unveiled the Jack Daniel's Limited Edition Scout Bobber

Indian Motorcycles unveiled the Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Scout Bobber

Two American legends come together to create a motorcycle tribute

In 2016, Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniels, two legendary American brands joined forces to commemorate JD’s 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, which was registered in 1866. This occasion led to Indian Motorcycles building a very limited number (150 units) of the Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle models, all of which were sold barely under 8 hours within the launch.

For 2017, the same stalwarts came together again to produce yet another limited edition of the iconic spin-off of the sumptuousness Indian Chieftain and christened it as the Jack Daniel’s Chieftain. Carrying the legacy forward, the same folks have now created a gold & black Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Scout Bobbers.

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Video: Travis Pastrana's version of Gymkhana could be here

Video: Travis Pastrana’s version of Gymkhana could be here

If the cars have Ken Block, we have Travis Pastrana. A professional motocross racer, 17-time X Games winner, world record distant jumper, and the list goes on. Having so many tags behind his name, Travis Pastrana is undoubtedly the crazies daredevil there is out there. He has already had 32 surgeries and is still earning to get onto his bike every single time.

With Ken Block’s Gymkhana series making everyone gasp, Travis Pastrana is doing pretty much the same but with two lesser number of wheels. One fine day, Travis and his crew decide to have a friendly scooter race through Cape Town, South Africa. Winner gets the glory, the loser has to walk the plank leading into the cold ocean.

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Someone already sketched out a Harley-Alta motorcycle

Someone already sketched out a Harley-Alta motorcycle

The electric street tracker taken on values from both firms

Just days after Harley-Davidson and Alta Motors entered into a wedlock, creative heads from around the world have begun letting their imagination go wild. We have come across what we think is the first rendered image of the motorcycle that is touted to come out of this marriage.

The bike envisioned here is an electric street-tracker model that captures Harley’s values onto Alta’s Redshift platform. As a matter of fact, Alta has already showcased its street-tracker concept at last year’s One Moto Show, in Portland, Oregon. The Redshift ST concept was also built on the same platform.

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Harley-Davidson caught between games of tit-for-tat between governments

Harley-Davidson caught between games of tit-for-tat between governments

Trump trade wars with India and Europe will affect the already wounded brand

2018 hasn’t started well for our Bar and Shield brand which, at the end of 2017, saw a 6.7% downfall worldwide. In the US alone the numbers were down by 8.5% compared to the previous year. Then the news came of the firm shutting its Kansas City plant, due to the uprise of used Harleys being sold outside.

It received slander from Green activists opposing the waiving of pollution fines by the President Donald Trump administration. Now, it seems to have caught up in a brew of political strategies between the Trump government and the world over. And if you have been paying attention to the current affairs lately, Trump has declared Trade Wars with India and the European Union.

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Ducati is planning a big bash for the 25th anniversary of their Monster

Ducati is planning a big bash for the 25th anniversary of their Monster

A world record attempt, a parade and a competition in the cards

The history of Ducati is driven by a unique engineering talent that has always generated motorcycles of unmistakable design and most profound sporting spirit. The Monster is no different. Which is why Ducati has planned a big bash for its 25th anniversary inviting all monsteristi to a Sunday Ride Classic, 24 March at Le Castellet, France.

The busy program includes many other events celebrating Ducati’s naked machine apart from the special celebratory parade. It will include the original Monster 900 MY1993 displayed at the Ducati Museum, an exhibition of special and custom Monsters and various contests.

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Video: Do you really need a steering damper?

Video: Do you really need a steering damper?

Tank Slappers, steering wobbles, shimmy, speed wobble, and even death wobble are all names of the same dangerous situation that can happen to any motorcycle rider, especially for all the sportsbike fanatics. That is not at all a nice feeling when out of nowhere your bike starts wobbling like a maniac and there is very little that you could do.

It needs a lot of skill to get back your bike in control and a huge load of luck. But then there is a magical device does all that work for you: Steering dampers.

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Indian Motorcycles calls for non-pro builders to customize the Scout Bobber

Indian Motorcycles calls for non-pro builders to customize the Scout Bobber

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

Looking at what customers were making out of their products in the last decade, manufacturers have forayed into satisfying the current wave of enthusiasts wanting custom and classic motorbikes. Factory Customization was born.

Adding itself to this latest trend is our very own darling Indian Motorcycles. Indian teams up with Hot Bike magazine for “The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off” contest that will begin March 15th, 2018. They are calling in for participants to submit their creations digitally of which three top designs will be awarded with a new 2018 Scout Bobber to customize along with $10,000 for the build.

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Benelli unveils a 302 based tourer in China

Benelli unveils a 302 based tourer in China

Underpinned by the same mechanicals of the TNT 300

The 300cc category has had a condescending effect on the world’s motorcycle industry, and they got in the fresh breed of entry-level performance motorcycles to blaze the much needed thrilling experience to enthusiasts and purists. As was the TNT 300 and the Tornado 302, there is a new 302 Tourer that has begun treads on one automotive’s iconic names, Benelli.

Currently entering the Chinese space, the 302 tourer will be called as the Benelli BJ300GS and will come with upmarket equipment like the segment’s only dual disc brakes up front, USD suspension and a decent engine. Being a tourer, it will also come with both side and top panniers, windshield and more.

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