Children, please avert your eyes. Honda has unveiled (pun intended) their new CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile "naked bike," at the EICMA Show. This sassy lady takes its inspiration from the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969 and will go on sale in the spring of 2011 with only one exterior paint option available: Pearl Black.
The new CB1000R is powered by a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power. Sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight. The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action.
And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front. Perhaps best of all, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding.
Press release after the jump.
Black with Red Frame Version
Fabulous looking in its new Black and Red outfit, the new Corsaro Avio Black is Moto Morini’s latest creation and even greater is the fact that the bike is already available at dealers in Italy so it won’t be long until it will find its place in your garage.
Moto Morini worked its magic on this brand new model showing that even the best can look better. As a result, the Black Pirate Avio, saddle and frame with red and black superstructure features the same (...)
Bimota holds a unique position in the history of sport motorcycles. The Emilia Romagna region of Italy has always been the heart of Italian motorcycle development and manufacture. Design and engineering in this region, ‘terra di motore’ (the land of engines), has always been fertile ground for the development of so many the new technical ideas and performance advancements of Italian motorcycles. Bimota entered the fray in the early 70’s with innovative solutions to chassis design most notably (...)
With the best model range available on the market aimed at young riders, Derbi has now extended its First Thrill philosophy to 125cc-capacity bikes, an opening to the world of two wheels for a large number of new riders. These are young adult riders who are passionate and receptive; eager to join the cycling world and ready to appreciate as new riders the same fantastic riding experience that younger riders do. Derbi delivers with its new range of 125cc models, packed with advanced design, (...)
The new Cagiva Mito SP525 model was launched at the 65° Motorcycle Exhibition, from 6th to 11th November 2007 in Milan.
The new Cagiva Mito SP525 model was launched at the 65° Motorcycle Exhibition, from 6th to 11th November 2007 in Milan. The new Mito SP525 has collected success between its fans. Also the presence of Giacomo Agostini, pilot that has gained a lot of victories, represented the fact that the new Mito is not a simple 125 road version, but it is something more, it represents the (...)
MV Agusta brought the 65th EICMA show to a successful conclusion winning the "Most Beautiful Motorcycle" award with the new Brutale 1078RR.
The award was organised by the magazine "Motociclismo", the best-known Italian specialist magazine in this sector. Voting never wavered throughout the show with more than 25.7% of visitors casting their ballots in favour of MV Agusta’s latest creation from a total of over 26,000 votes. Second with 15.2% was the Ducati Monster 696 (...)
Whether used for touring, off-road or battling city traffic, Granpasso 1200 is dedicated to the motorcyclist who racks up miles, wants a comfortable ride and ventures into places where there’s no trace of asphalt. He uses the bike to manoeuvre the streets, but that doesn’t mean he’s not looking for some fun. Moto Morini introduces its interpretation of the road Enduro, a multitasking, versatile bike suited for touring but that has the racing imprint that’s part of the DNA of all Moto Morini bikes.
Stunning Performance Naked style, breathtaking acceleration, light, responsive handling and invigorating thrills at every twist of its throttle. The new CB1000R packs full-blooded litre-class Super Sports performance into a compact, spare and muscular-looking form that speaks of good times and fast friends, blasting down the avenue in search of excitement in the bright lights.
Install a high power, high torque engine in a lightweight, agile frame. Add a streamlined design, wide handlebars and prestige components. This is the explosive cocktail just created by Aprilia’s R&D department. The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is an extreme motorcycle for the extreme rider, the rider who refuses all compromise in his quest for the best.
Once again Aprilia has amazed the motorcycling world with another highly innovative design, destined to dominate the maxi motard segment. (...)
KTM, the leader in the production of sports motorcycles celebrates a milestone in the company history with the world premiere of the first ever "Made in Austria" Superbike, the KTM 1190 RC8 at EICMA, the most important international motorcycle fair.
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer unveiled the 1190 RC8 on Tuesday, November 6 at 13.00 hours to herald a new era in the company history. KTM presented the series version of the most elaborate development project ever undertaken by the company, (...)
2007 was the twentieth anniversary of Aprilia’s first GP win and a year in which another four world championships were won. This extraordinary achievement is a repeat of Aprilia’s 2006 success story and takes the total of Aprilia’s world championship titles to an amazing 31. What better technical and sporting heritage could there be behind the Aprilia FV2 1200 concept bike? The FV2 1200 embodies the latest Aprilia technology and reveals the direction likely to be taken by technical and (...)
Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro
Aprilia celebrates a great 2007 full of victories (2 World titles in 250 GP, 2 World titles in 125 GP, the World Supermoto S2 Constructors’ title) amazing its fans with another innovative design. The Aprilia 750 Dorsoduro motard has been conceived and developed on the basis of experience gained from the world’s Aprilia-dominated GP and supermotard circuits. The Dorsoduro is powered by a 750 cc, 95hp, liquid cooled engine with a second generation ride-by-wire control (...)
Moto Guzzi is planning to launch a range of new models for 2008 at the EICMA show next week in Milano.
Besides the Stelvio 1200 adventure tourer that we presented you earlier today, Moto Guzzi’s next feature at the EICMA show will be a revival of it’s V7 Classic. Featuring a 750cc twin cylinder engine taken from the Breva, a flat tank and seat, the V7 Classic stands as an enjoyable and versatile machine.
More info as soon as this beauty will be unveiled...
Photo credits: Ivar Kvadhseim (...)
Here’s a picture of what seems to be the future Ducati 848 which will be officially presented at the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milano. For now, it will be available only as a dual seater but we’ll see soon enough the sport versions, 848 S and 848 R, with a single seat tail and enhanced performance.
The Ducati 848 is almost a faithful copy of 1098 except the weight which should be lower by about 6,5 lbs and the maximum power which would reach about 137 HP.
The retail price of (...)