2022 Bimota KB4: Detailed Specification Revealed
While we’ve known for a while what it looks like, up to now we’ve been short on detail specification of the new Kawasaki-engined Bimota KB4. In advance of its likely appearance at the EICMA motorcycle show in November, the specification has now been confirmed.
2021 KTM 890 Duke
KTM juiced up its 790 Duke platform with a more powerful engine, beefed up electronics, and improved suspension for its 2021 release in the U.S. market. New graphics are available on this new platform that comes with a robust electronics suite to help you keep the thing dirty-side down. It rocks a pricetag that’s a full grand less than the more-racetastic “R” variant for an ever so slightly more-relaxed type of rider.
Radical Electric Motorcycle Completes Initial Testing
Video: Yamaha’s Cross-Plane Engine Explained
2022 Triumph Speed Triple RR Revealed
2022 Indian FTR S
Indian expands its street-friendly Flat Track Racer line for 2022 with the addition of the FTR S model that brings top-shelf ride-quality/safety equipment and advanced electronics to the table. Power comes from the same mill that drives the rest of the platform with 120 horsepower on tap to get things moving right along.
2020 - 2022 Kawasaki Z900
Kawasaki beefed up its naked Z900 with even more under-the-hood updates for 2020 and an all-new look created by wild new color combinations. It may look a lot like the previous generation, but this model saw a ground-up rebuild that touched on just about everything but the engine with refinements across the board. While the 948 cc engine reprises its role as the beating heart of this machine, it also benefits from new electronic features to garner an advantage in the hotly-contested, sub-liter naked bracket.
2022 Suzuki Hayabusa: Still Fast, Now Beautiful
Suzuki’s Hayabusa has always been a bike of extremes: extreme performance, extreme looks, extreme dynamics. Many thought it was coming to the end of its life in 2018 but Suzuki knew when it was on to a good thing. The 2022 Hayabusa is still as fast as ever, but has grown from the ugly duckling into a graceful swan and received a huge upgrade, both mechanical and electronic, along the way.
2022 KTM RC390 and RC125 Revealed And They’re Brilliant
Buell Is Back With New Hammerhead Superbike
The Buell name has been absent since Harley Davidson closed the doors on the brand in 2009 as a cost-cutting exercise. Now, new owners LAP have announced a new model to wear the famous brand name, the 182bhp, V-Twin-powered ’Hammerhead’, which will carry on from where the 1190RX left off.
Triumph Tease First Superbike in 15 Years
Despite not having played in the faired litre-superbike class for well over a decade, it looks like Triumph is preparing to re-enter that class with a faired version of the Speed Triple 1200 RS. The teaser video shows virtually nothing but we can expect the Speed Triple 1200 RR - as it will be called - to be launched in time for the 2022 model year.
Is Yamaha About To Release R2 and R9 Models?
European trademark applications by Yamaha for the R2 and R9 names indicate that new faired sports bikes are on the way. The R9 is an obvious move, bridging the gap between the R7 and the R1 while the R2 could be a smaller version of the R3 or a larger version of the R125 and R15 and would be aimed at the Asian and Indian markets.
This Very Wet Lap of the Nurburgring Is Just Insane
This on-board lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife on a home-built Yamaha R1 with precious little in the way of electronic rider aids - traction control and ABS - in the pouring rain is properly scary. Yes, it’s running on full race wet tyres but with all that standing water, the rider is either brave or foolish. And he’s not hanging around.
Energica Motorycles Partners Up To Make Even More Powerfull Electric Bikes
Superbike vs. Supercar Drag Racing: Who Wins?
So, you think your supercar really is super? Don’t care what you are driving - McLaren, Ferrari, Nissan GTR, BMW, Tesla - can it beat a stock BMW S1000RR? The good people at Bike World spent a productive Monday morning pitting the BMW S1000RR against all comers. The results might surprise you.
Will Harley Davidson Build a Superbike?
2020 - 2021 BMW S 1000 RR
The Bayerische Motoren Werke led off its 2020 lineup with a new version of its race-tastic S 1000 RR. As usual for BMW, items that were optional equipment previously are now part of the standard equipment package. I’m talking about such features as all-around LED lighting, lean-sensitive ABS, and an adjustable clutch lever, just to name a few. The 999 cc powerplant shed some weight and took on the ShiftCam technology to deepen the torque well a bit and pick up a few ponies in the process. In short, Beemer’s new street-legal racebike comes to the table with more of the goods that made the previous generations such a hit.
2021 Honda CB1000R Black
Honda goes a bit beyond the cursory “Bold New Graphics” package that frequently heralds a new model-year with new bodywork and a blackout paint package on the Honda CB1000R that sets it well apart from the previous version to make it the “Black Edition.” Improved electronics join with the new looks for some under-the-hood improvements increasing its utility as a commuter, and a fun one at that. The punchy four-banger reprises its role as the beating heart with throttle-by-wire and riding modes on board to help with engine management.
Livewire Becomes Stand Alone Brand
Harley Davidson shocked the motorcycling world when it announced the Livewire electric bike, a stunning departure for one of the most conservative and tradition-bound manufacturers in the world. Now, it seems as if the parent company is sending its child out to fend for itself by making it a stand-alone brand, even though it will still be firmly kept within the H-D fold, helping with future projects and being sold through the existing H-D dealer network.
2021 BMW F900XR Road Test
BMW has extended the XR range with the new F900XR joining the S1000XR in the adventure-sports category. It’s an impressive bike but is there a problem lurking underneath the bodywork? The engine, built by Loncin in China, has no glaring flaws but BMW might have a problem on its hands due to buyer’s perceptions of the engine. Will it harm sales? Will the engine prove to be as bulletproof as previous BMW engine designs? Only time will tell and, if sales are harmed, that will be a pity as the F900XR has a lot going for it.