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First Look: Kawasaki Electric Concept

First Look: Kawasaki Electric Concept

Is Kawasaki Teasing Us Yet Again With An EV Model?

Kawasaki hit 2019 EICMA with a number of interesting items, but I think the most notable entry may be the sleeper-hit of the year; the EV Project. That’s right sports fans, Kawasaki Heavy Industries is showing us that they are looking at displaced-carbon/electric motorcycles, and the “Electric Concept” gives us our first glimpse of what the concept is like moving forward.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Pan-America

2020 Harley-Davidson Pan-America

Harley’s first step into the ADV market and is quite promising with the 1250 Revolution Max motor, chain-drive and an electronic suspension

At the 2019 EICMA show in Milan, the Bar & Shield brand pulled the curtains off their brand-new, strategically developed machines that will bring them a new bunch of riders, ones who’ve never looked inside its shops before. Behold the “Bronx” and the “Pan-America.”

Paving the company into the Streetfighter and the ADV touring category, the Bronx and the Pan-America are the first babies of Harley’s “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022, though it all started with the launch of its first electric, no-clutch “twist and go” LiveWire.

These new motorcycles will be powered by the company’s new 60-degree V-twin Revolution Max engine that is supposed to be like nothing seen on a Harley before. The Milwaukee brand hasn’t divulged much information, but enough to just keep us excited through to their launch sometime towards the end of 2020. We’ve gathered them around here for a pre-production review of the Pan-America 1250 Adventure Tourer.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Bronx

2020 Harley-Davidson Bronx

The Milwaukee Brand’s entry into the hot streetfighter market

2020 is the year the Bar & Shield brand will be aggressively trying on new markets, and the first leg is already underway with the launch of its first electric, no-clutch “twist and go” LiveWire. As part of its “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” growth plan through 2022, this year’s EICMA witnessed Harley-Davidson unpacking their first-ever models, paving the company into the Streetfighter and the ADV category.

Rightly called the “Bronx” and the “Pan-America,” these new babies will be powered by the company’s new Revolution Max engine. Harley hasn’t divulged much information, but enough to just keep us excited through to their launch sometime towards the end of 2020. We’ve gathered them around here for a pre-production review of the Bronx. The Pan-America will follow suit.

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2014 Vespa Primavera

2014 Vespa Primavera

Vespa revealed their new 2014 Primavera at this year’s EICMA motorcycle show. The new scooter is available with three engine versions including 50 cc, 125 cc and 150 cc units.

The 2014 Vespa Primavera comes with a completely new design and rides on a set of fresh 11 ” wheels. Once on board you are met by a comfy seat, generous storage spaces and an ergonomically designed handlebar. You also get a fresh dash which offers a perfect mix between modern and analog instrumentation and led daylight running lights.

For 2014 the Primavera comes with an increased wheelbase and length which improves the stability comfort and agility.

The stopping power is assured by a rear 140 mm drum which offer pretty sharp stopping performances.

For the moment we don’t have any price information but stay tuned for more details.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Vespa Primavera.

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2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT

2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT

Triumph launched its new 2014 Thunderbird LT at EICMA. The motorcycle is loaded with a long list of comfort features which make it a great choice for touring lovers.

It is powered by a 1597 cc, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin engine that delivers a maximum power of 86PS at 4850 rpm and 146NM of torque at 2750 rpm. The engine is fueled by a 22 liter fuel tank and is mated to a six speed constant mesh transmission.

Compared to the previous generation, the 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT comes with lighter bars, whitewalled radial tires, laced rims and a 3-piece headlight.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include embossed saddlebags, a passenger backrest, spacious floorboards and a mid-sized windscreen.

As far as paint jobs are concerned, the 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT is offered in Caspian Blue/Crystal White and Lava Red/Phantom Black.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Thunderbird LT.

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2014 Brough Superior SS100

2014 Brough Superior SS100

The new Brough Superior SS100 made its debut at the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show. The motorcycle features a retro style and was born from the collaboration between Boxer Design and Akira.

When designing the motorcycle, the engineers used only top notch materials such as aluminum-magnesium alloy and titanium which play a major role in keeping the overall weight to as low as possible.

At the heart of the new Brough Superior SS100 sits a 997cc, four stroke 88°, V-twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder engine. Fire it up and it will reward you with a maximum power of 140 hp at 10 000 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 8 000 rpm.

The motorcycle rides on a set of modern suspensions which include a dual-wishbone Ohlis fork and a rear Ohlins Shock. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the front fork system is made from Aluminium-Magnesium alloy for the fork legs and titanium for the triangles while the rear swing arm is made of aluminium-magnesium alloy.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Brough Superior SS100.

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2014 Husqvarna 701 Concept

2014 Husqvarna 701 Concept

Husqvarna introduced the 701 Concept at EICMA on Tuesday. The new concept is certainly aimed at road-oriented motorcycle lovers and incorporates a lot of modern technologies.

The new concept seems to borrow many elements from the KTM 690 SMC, but this doesn’t mean that is less interesting. In terms of design, the concept features a futuristic style with large covers in the sub frame area, LED lights and relatively small wheels.

Its backbone is represented by a lightweight Chromoly steel trellis frame which houses a 690 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine. The engine’s output is rated at 49 kW (66 hp) at its power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission.

Check out what Husqvarna says about its new concept:

“The concept bike, which is clearly identifiable as a Husqvarna, showcases innovative ideas and incorporates all the major design features of a premium product. The bike gives a visual indication of the direction of Husqvarna design, the philosophy that future Husqvarna’s will follow, where the surfaces of the bodywork are understated, focusing on simplicity.

Technically, Husqvarna 701 is characterised by a big 690cc single cylinder 4-stroke engine, which produces 75hp and outstanding torque, harnessed within a lightweight Chromoly steel trellis frame and suspended by the latest WP fork and shock technology. The high performance exhaust gives the Husqvarna a soulful voice, while the latest Brembo radial brakes deliver eye-popping stopping power.
Husqvarna’s 701 embraces the 110-year heritage of the Husqvarna brand and projects it towards the future.”

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2014 Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré

2014 Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré

At this year’s EICMA motorcycle show, Yamaha revealed the 2014 XT1200ZE - a new endure tourer aimed at the modern riders.

The 2014 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré comes with standard electronically-adjustable suspensions, sport and town mappings, cruise control and a 3-stage traction control system.

The motorcycle weighs 265 kg (wet) and is propelled by an 1199cc, forward-inclined parallel 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 valves engine. The unit puts out a maximum power of 82.4 kW (112PS) at 7,250 rpm and 117.0 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission with wet multidisc clutch.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include a 4-position windscreen, 1 23 litres fuel tank, a height-adjustable seat, new body, heated grips, a top case, center stand and hand protectors.

For the moment Yamaha didn’t released any prices for the new XT1200ZE Super Ténéré.

Hit the jump for the 2014 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré.

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2014 Yamaha MT-07

2014 Yamaha MT-07

The all new Yamaha MT-07 made its official debut at the EICMA motorcycle show. The new motorcycle is the smaller version of the MT-09 so it shares a many features with its sibling.

In terms of style the Yamaha MT-07 comes with a muscular look a sporty tail, a sculpted fuel tank and seventeen inch wheels.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 689 cc, parallel twin, liquid cooled, inline, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke engine which delivers a maximum torque of 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) at 6,500 rpm and 55.0 kW (74.8PS) at 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a constant mesh six speed transmission with wet, multiple disc clutch.

The stopping power is assured by front hydraulic dual discs and rear hydraulic single discs.

For the moment, Yamaha didn’t release any prices, but we can expect it to be priced slightly lower than the MT-09 ($7,990) so it will be pretty affordable.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Yamaha The MT-07.

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2014 Ducati Monster 1200

2014 Ducati Monster 1200

Ducati has fully revealed its new 2014 Monster 1200. The motorcycle has an aggressive character and is propelled by the Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1198.4cc. The engine delivers a maximum output of 100.7 kW (135 hp) @ 8,750 rpm and 118 Nm (87 lb-ft) of torque @ 7,250 rpm. The unit is fed by a 17.5 liters fuel tank and is mated to a six speed gearbox with slipper clutch.

The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 weighs 209 kg and its backbone is represented by a trellis frame which is directly attached to the engine.

Other features include Brembo brakes, hydraulic clutch, ride by wire and a TFT display. You also get an adjustable seat, Ducati’s Safety Pack (DSP), LED lights and a low mounted number plate.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200.

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2014 Harley Davidson Street 750

2014 Harley Davidson Street 750

Harley Davidson revealed their new Street 750 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.

The motorcycle is a completely new model aimed at the emerging markets. The bike is built in India and is powered by a 749 CC liquid cooled revolution X engine which is kept in leash by a six speed transmission. The engine breathes through a 2 into 1 exhaust and needs to deal with a wet weight of 480 lbs.

In terms of design the 2014 Harley Davidson Street 750 comes with a tasty blackout style, a café style windscreen, an aggressive slash on the tail and a round headlight.
It is also worthy of being that the 2014 Harley Davidson Street 750 rides on a pair of 17” front and 15’ rear wheels.

The 2014 Harley Davidson Street 750 features a low seat height, smooth suspensions, premium brakes and broad handlebars.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Harley Davidson Street 750.

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2014 Honda CTX1300

2014 Honda CTX1300

At the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show Honda has taken the wraps off its new CTX1300 tourer. The motorcycle is a pretty new concept and Honda says that it represents the evolution of touring motorcycles.

Thanks to its versatile character, the Honda CTX1300 promises to feel similarly comfortable both in the city and on the highway. Needles to say that it comes with a comprehensive list of touring-oriented accessories which includes two side cases, a potent audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, a comfy seat and an ergonomically designed handlebar.

The motorcycle is offered in two versions, namely the standard model and the Deluxe. The latter comes with self-canceling turn signals, anti-lock brakes, traction control and blacked-out styling accents.

The 2014 Honda CTX1300 is powered by a 1261cc, liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted 90° V-4 engine which sends its power to the ground through a five-speed transmission.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CTX1300.

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