BMW Announces Two New R18 Models
BMW extends the R18 line-up with two full touring models: the R18 B and the R18 Transcontinental. Featuring the same mechanicals and chassis as the R18 but with vast fairings and hard luggage - saddlebags on the R18 B and saddlebags and a top box on the R18 Transcontinental. Available in BMW Motorrad dealers from August.
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2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse
Indian subjects its new Chief platform to the homegrown-custom treatment to turn out the new Chief Bobber Dark Horse. Liberal blackout treatment adds another spice to the already custom-flavored Bobber as it seeks to connect to the homejob bikes of old. In spite of its attempt to channel the antique, the factory packs in lots of the modern with its Thunder Stroke 116 engine and under-the-hood electronic wizardry that promise to help you keep the thing dirty-side down.
Take a Look at the New Ducati V4 Granturismo Engine
Ducati progresses the fight for sportbike dominance with its new V4 Granturismo engine. Rather than pigeonholing the plant in just a narrow slice of bikes, Ducati built this engine to be a viable choice for use on street, track, and dirt. Electronics change the lump’s personality to suit a wide range of applications to give it a healthy dose of versatility. Plus, it comes in a compact package that is significantly shorter to allow for lower seat heights and further expand its candidacy throughout the factory’s range of platforms.
2022 Indian FTR Rally
Indian Motorcycle’s Joe Public, dual-surface version of its podium sweeping FTR 750 racebike, the FTR Rally, sees a number of improvements ahead of model year 2022. A refined powerplant drives this model along with expanded electronics and an off-road bias in the rider’s triangle, elements that play right into the “Rally’s” multi-surface capabilities. It comes naked, but a robust accessories lineup lets you gear up for proper rally riding or good old-fashioned globetrotting work.
Ducati Sales Up 43% in 2021 Over Same Period in 2020
New Harley Davidson Sportster S Launched
After three years of being teased, the new Harley Davidson Sportster S has been officially launched. Looking exactly like the concept, it is powered by a detuned 1250 Revolution Max engine, which now acts as a stressed member of the chassis. Strong Harley Davidson DNA in the looks but a huge advance in electronic sophistication over the old Sportster. Available from Fall 2021
Harley-Davidson Unveils the All-New Sportster S
Harley-Davidson unleashes a new Sportster design on the market, the Sportster S, and let me just say right out of the hole that this ain’t your daddy’s Sporty. This is something completely new for The MoCo.... well, almost anyway. Astute observers will see clear genetic markers from the earlier V-Rod range, and the more cynical of those might be tempted to call this a rebranded version of a discontinued model. Let’s dive into the details and you can make your own determination.
2021 Triumph Trident 660
With the release of the Trident 660, Triumph has hit the jackpot right out of the box and matched, if not beaten, all the competition in in one fell swoop. With a brilliant engine and chassis, stunning build quality and great looks, it may be small and compact and carry a competitive price tag, but has so much character and ability that you have to wonder how Triumph has done it.
2020 - 2021 Indian Roadmaster
Indian Motorcycle made a number of changes to its touring lineup ahead of MY2020 including a new powerplant for its full-dress Roadmaster. The base-model Roadmaster hits important historical high notes and maintains the full-size front fairing, but the real news here is the addition of the new Thunder Stroke 116 engine that toes the family line and pumps out over 120 pounds of stump-pulling torque. Comfort and luxury for the every-rider are the hallmarks of the Roadmaster, and it delivers with its usual style and aplomb.
2022 Indian Super Chief
America’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer rolls into model-year 2022 with a new platform that pulls double duty as a celebration of the Chief’s 100th anniversary; the Indian Super Chief. Old-school bagger style and homegrown custom details join to set this new machine apart from the pack. Available with and without ABS, the Super Chief is powered by the proven Thunder Stroke 111 plant. It comes shot in monochromatic paint schemes on the sheet metal with liberal blackout treatment everywhere else. The Super Chief is a rolling history lesson, and class is in.
2017 - 2020 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
A 1,200 cc plant pushes the classic-looking frame on the new-from-2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Much like Harley-Davidson’s Softail, it comes built to look like an old hard-tail. The result is a modern ride with very deep roots traceable back to the Speed Twin 5T of the late ’30s. There are plenty of other little historical touches here and there, and though this is no replica piece, it can serve as a sort of rolling museum.
2022 Indian FTR
Indian Motorcycle revamped and rebranded its FTR 1200 model as the FTR ahead of 2022 to maintain the momentum of the civilian-version of its proven Flat-Track platform. A new paint package dresses up the new version that comes complete with standard goodies such as a top-drawer suspension system and a retuned engine that now comes with Rear-Cylinder Deactivation for improved comfort.