Rendered:The Triumph Trident 660 "RR" Has The Potential To Be The Yamaha R7’s Worst Nightmare
As impressive as Triumph’s naked motorcycles are, sportbike enthusiasts are still begging the British bikemaker to re-introduce the Daytona, which was discontinued in 2017 and yes, we’ll be ignoring the Daytona 765 for now, thanks to its very limited production.
One such enthusiast is digital artist Oberdan Bezzi who, instead of whining like us, has taken to his sketch board to put together, this smashing render of what a modern-day Triumph sportbike could look like, probably based on the Trident 660.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R Could Be The ULTIMATE Four-cylinder Entry-level Sportbike
Love it or hate it, electrification is happening as we speak and it’s more a matter of when, not if, as we see the big guns jump aboard the EV train.
However, Kawasaki’s ideology seems a bit different than the rest, as the Japanese bikemaker is trying to whip up some flabbergasting internal combustion engines before it electrifies its portfolio.
A prime example of this is the four-cylinder Ninja ZX-25R and now, it looks like Kawasaki will soon back it up with a 400cc iteration, the Ninja ZX-4R.
SCOOP: KTM’s Flagship Naked Is Getting A Facelift For 2023!
This Ducati DesertX-inspired Supermoto Looks More Competent Than A Hypermotard 950
Just a couple of months back, Ducati took the wraps off its newest “middleweight” ADV, the DesertX, and the bike grew on a lot of people, thanks to its Dakar-inspired styling.
So much so, in fact, that digital artist Nick Murray (@muzza.nz on Instagram) even took things one step ahead, reimagining it as a Ducati supermoto bike, which he calls the 937 XSM. Now, we know Ducati already has the Hypermotard 950 in its stable, serving as a supermoto offering, but hey, the sky’s the limit when it comes to imagining things in the digital world.
SCOOP: Completely Revamped KTM 990 Duke Spotted Testing Near KTM’s Factory In Austria
The KTM 990 Duke was the OG Super Duke before the ballistic 1290 version came along, and if you’re a fan of the former, we’ve got good news for you.
An all-new twin-cylinder KTM naked has been spied testing near the bikemaker’s factory in Mattighofen, Austria. The test mule was flaunting a revised version of its LC8c engine, thus confirming a resurrection of the 990 Duke. This makes total sense. After all, it’d be an ideal next step in KTM’s middleweight lineup, comprising the 790 Duke, 890 Duke, and the 890 Duke R.
QJMotor’s New 600cc Sportbike; Looks Like A Cut-price Ducati Panigale That’s Coming For The Honda CBR650R
QJMotor, the Chinese partner company of big names like Harley-Davidson and MV Agusta, is on course to update its 600cc sportbike, the 600RR, in a couple of days. Lucky for us, though, most of its details are already out, all suggesting that it’s more than capable of taking on the popular Honda CBR650R.
Spotted!! A Look At Royal Enfield’s Much-Awaited 650cc Cruiser
It’s safe to say that Royal Enfield’s 650cc platform is a hit, and it only makes sense to cash in on it with newer bikes based on this platform.
Doing exactly that, the Indian giant is on course to introduce a couple of 650cc cruiser bikes, one of which was recently spotted testing. Let’s take a look.
Did Someone Say CYBER BIKE? Digital Artist Re-Imagines A Tesla On Two Wheels
Tesla is truly a game-changing manufacturer in the EV space. However, as electric bikes become more popular, maybe it’s about time for the EV giant to set its sights on this space as well.
Owing to this, Krishnakanta Saikhom has created a render of what a Tesla bike could look like in the future, and honestly, it’s near perfect!
This 450cc Sportbike Is CFMoto’s Answer To The Honda CBR500R & The Kawasaki Ninja 400
Last year at the 2021 EICMA, CFMoto showcased its mind-blowing SR-C21 concept, which was an instant hit and was expected to birth a multi-cylinder CFMoto sportbike in the future.
Now, a few months later, this seems to be coming true as the Chinese bikemaker has filed type-approval documents for its biggest sportbike yet, called the 450SR. The documents have now been leaked, revealing quite a few details about the bike.
SCOOP: Harley-Davidson’s New 500cc Naked Motorcycle Has Been Spotted!
In recent times, there’ve been a lot of rumors suggesting that Harley-Davidson is gearing up to set foot in the entry-level neo-retro motorcycle segment, which will come courtesy of its partnership with China’s QJMotor, the parent company of Benelli.
But in all this hype, what went missing is the first-ever sighting of Harley’s upcoming 500cc motorcycle.
Yes, you read that right. After the 353R, another Harley-Davidson motorcycle has been spotted in China which seems to be a 500cc offering, possibly an elder sibling to the highly anticipated 338R. Let’s dive into its details.
QJ Motor’s New Sportbike Aims To Ruffle The Feathers Of The Yamaha R7
Leading Chinese bikemaker QJ Motors, has a wide variety of motorcycles for its domestic market. These bikes not only compete against big names like Honda, KTM, and Suzuki but also outsell them, and it’s not stopping there.
Recently leaked approval documents have revealed that QJ Motors is now planning to set foot in the middleweight sportbike segment with two new 700cc motorcycles, suggesting an imminent unveil back home in China.
Scoop: Updated Triumph Street Triple 765 Spotted Testing With More Premium Components
Triumph Motorcycles has of late only given us updates about its EV plans, without shedding any light on the future of its ICE products. But now, the British bike maker’s upcoming 2022 Street Triple 765 has been spotted testing for the first time, revealing a fair bit about what we can expect from it.
Honda Rebel 250 & Rebel 500 Re-Imagined As Scramblers
With exponential growth in the popularity of scramblers, almost every major bike maker has a Scrambler of some sort in their line up. However, one manufacturer that is yet to add one though, is Honda.
According to the latest rumors in Japan, this could change soon as the company is looking to introduce not one but two new scrambler offerings based on the popular Rebel 500 and Rebel 250 platforms.
Accordingly, Japanese artist Shinji Miyakubo has used his rendering skills to give us an idea about what these upcoming Scramblers could look like.
The Much-Awaited Honda Hawk 11 Neo-Retro Bike To Debut In March
Honda has dropped the first-ever teaser image and video of its upcoming Hawk 11. To jog your memory, there had been several rumors suggesting that a new old-school Honda motorcycle is set to swoop in, essentially replacing the CB1100 that was discontinued last year.
But that’s not all, another teaser will drop sometime between now and the official launch date of the bike, set to take place at the Osaka Motorcycle Show 2022 scheduled for March the 19th.
With that out of the way, let’s dive into the details (or whatever we know so far).
Whatever Happened to the Baby Harley Davidson 338R?
Last year, spy shots of a ’baby’ Harley Davidson, called the 338R, were all over the internet. The bike was based on the Benelli 302, produced by Chinese manufacturer Qiangjiang, or QJMotor. Since then, all has been silent in Milwaukee. However, a new tie-in with Hero Motor Corp in India, as well as ongoing links with QJMotor, could see a small-displacement Harley Davidson suitable for the lucrative Indian and Asian markets.
The Royal Enfield 650 gets a Street Tracker rendering
Entering the 650cc twins into the market, Royal Enfield has fulfilled a long-standing purpose of enchanting world customers with its cafe-racer Continental GT 650 and the classic-retro Interceptor which were launched at the 2017 EICMA.
The bikes are yet to reach showroom floors and people have already started imagining them in a different genre. 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 Royal Enfield stable in the future. And it’s got a fancy name to it - Royal Enfield Fury 650.
Honda’s dreamy CBX six-cylinder could make a comeback
Manufactured by Honda between 1978 and 1982, the CBX was a production bike that has deceiving bodywork and a massive 1047cc inline, 24-valve, 6-cylinder engine that produced 105 hp. That low-frequency rumble coming out of this at idle and the high pitch tone when revved could make the hair on the back of your neck stand.
Until now, Honda hadn’t shown much interest in recreating that magic, but fresh patent application images show the Japanese intent to bring the beauty of the six cylinders onto a café-racer of the future.
Moto Guzzi soon to launch the V85 ADV machine
Announced at the previous EICMA show in Milan, Moto Guzzi showcased its interest at entering the midweight adventure market with the brand new V85 concept. It is the firm’s first attempt at the Enduro scene since the demise of its 1200cc Stelvio at the advent of Euro4.
Although the concept we saw was already close to what we could expect out of the factory, it was still a concept, and a few minor changes were expected. Confirming this are these images captured by the good folks at MotorcycleNews.com where MG is undergoing the final testing for the V85 sans the striking paintjob.
KTM’s baby 390 Adventure will soon make an entry to the scene
The genie was out of the bottle for quite a while now. The Austrian manufacturer has constantly been developing new products to cater its adventurist customers with the latest developments being the 790 Adventure R and the smaller 390 Adventure. The web is now flooded with images of KTM testing their newest creation on roads, and a few grabbed our attention too.
Captured by our good folks at Motorcycle.com, we’re more than glad that KTM has come a long way from exposed frame welds, flat sheet plastic zip-tied bodywork and an information-gathering module in place of the instrument panel.
Yamaha’s new Tenere 700 ADV machine snapped testing in Europe
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. Then, the brand showcased the ’Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid’ at last year’s EICMA, but for all our dismay, was still a prototype since they had yet to turn a few knobs more.
Fast forward to today, we have confirmation from the beautiful city of Milan that the 700 Tenere will hit showrooms soon. Heavily camouflaged or rather disguised in full black body panels, the test mule is a million miles away from home to taste the readiness of the bike in the Italian terrains.
KTM testing the Euro V compliant 1290 SuperDuke GT
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 is looking out to make use of the same formula on their long-distance V-twin rocket, the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT. The Austrian firm has been caught busy testing their next generation of the touring flagship underpinned by the mechanicals of the new Super Duke that is said to run on Euro V compliant mill. Not only is it a whole different story on the inside, but the exterior is also set to get a chiseled bodywork cued by its naked sibling.
Kawasaki could have an Endurance model in the Z900RS class
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.