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OBIBOI plays with JAWA and BSA renderings

OBIBOI plays with JAWA and BSA renderings

The vintage British and Czech brands are making a comeback

While we know that the Indian auto major Mahindra purchased the iconic British biker BSA and rights to the Czech JAWA brand, it would take at the least a couple of years to see their first iterations of what is touted as ‘The grand revival’.

But that has not stopped rendering artists across the globe who have already started letting their imagination run wild. They say that ’Imagination is a place where all the important answers lies’ and I guess we have started to get ours.

An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi and is also famously called as OBIBOI has sketched some impressive looks of concepts which might be expected from the Mahindra stable in the future. They include desert runners, scramblers and street build concepts. Let’s have a look at these:

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CAKE is giving us the KALK. An electric dirt bike

CAKE is giving us the KALK. An electric dirt bike

A lightweight off-roader all made of aluminum and carbon fiber

I surprised myself there with the title. A ’LOL’ moment happened in my brain, all thanks to this new Swedish firm entering the two-wheeled world with their first product.

The brainchild of a Swedish Stefan Ytterborn, Cake intends “to speed up the journey towards a zero-emission society, while enhancing excitement and fun.” And their very first step is this Kalk electric off-roader that blurs the line between mountain bikes and motorcycles.

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Alta Motors dropped a powerful new Redshift MXR

Alta Motors dropped a powerful new Redshift MXR

The motocross bike gets big on power and range

The Brisbane, California based Alta Motors designs and manufactures the most advanced electric motorcycles in the industry. Starting in 2010, the firm has come a long way in establishing itself building bikes that prove to be better off-roaders than the petrol-powered counterparts.

Until now, their motorcycle line-up included a Supermoto (SM), an Enduro (EX) and a Motocross (MX) electric off-road bikes. Now, the makers are stepping up their game and have launched a brand new motorcycle called the Redshift MXR.

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SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200

SYM enters the ADV world with the NH-Trazer 200

A lightweight ensemble to lure young customers

We know, for one, that manufacturers develop low capacity motorcycles to get new riders into their strides from the very beginning. With manufacturers showing so much love to the adventure category, it’s high time that we get out and do a little exploring for ourselves.

Joining the league of the BMW’s, Kawasaki’s and Suzuki’s, the Taiwanese manufacturer SYM is entering the adventure field with its brand new NH-Trazer 200, and we have no clue what the acronym stands for.

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Honda might be working on a smaller Africa Twin

Honda might be working on a smaller Africa Twin

The little-ADV will cater new riders looking for an easy yet tough machine

What saw as Honda’s grand comeback to the ADV world, the CRF 1000L Africa Twin was one of the perfectly balanced machines from the Honda stable, a trait that is synonymous to a majority of the brand’s line-up. A lot of time had gone to engineer it and making it work better on multiple riding conditions and so it does effortlessly without any compromise.

It does, however, has a major drawback. It’s like a double-edged sword actually. Being big, heavy and powerful, its perfect for pro-riders, but for folks entering the segment will steer away from it for the same reasons.

Luckily Honda knows this and is working on to get a smaller adventure motorcycle that can be more accessible and easier to ride for beginners, and for those who want something more nimble and down to earth.

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Is the 2017 Kawasaki KX100 the right tool for your kid?

Is the 2017 Kawasaki KX100 the right tool for your kid?

A motocross bike built for the rising stars

Pushing kids to a motorsport world is still at a nascent stage in across many parts of the world. Although it is widening its horizon, giving them the right tool to do so was difficult. Enter the Green Team from Japan.

Kawasaki introduced their smaller guys, the KX65, KX85, KX100 and KLX110 dirt motorcycles to cater to the young stars interested in dirt riding and want to make a career out of it. An ideal learning curve en-route to the big bikes. In return, Kawasaki has relied on its aspiring young stars to provide input to help develop winning products.

Out of them, the KX100 has proven to be the optimal choice for getting your kid begin a career on the dirt.

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Yamaha's T7 concept is now the Ténéré 700 World Raid. But still a concept

Yamaha’s T7 concept is now the Ténéré 700 World Raid. But still a concept

The Japanese Blue team’s middleweight ADV dig

If you think you have a sharp memory (not that we’ll blame you if you don’t), 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.

Alas! Our excitement was short lived when they showcased just another concept model at this year’s EICMA and badged it with a new name, ’Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid’. Apparently, they need to further develop the machine by testing it on public roads.

Damn you Yamaha.

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Royal Enfield will bring the Himalayan to North America

Royal Enfield will bring the Himalayan to North America

A 411cc dual-sport enduro machine we all want

The self-attested “oldest motorcycle company in continuous production in the world” has been making the right moves to be heard the world over. And their recent project seems to have gained a lot of traction at the recently concluded EICMA show: The 650cc retro twins running on brand new twin-cylinder engines.

After dominating back home in India, the post-British brand has been relentlessly expanding for half a decade and have increased exports to 93% this year compared to last year. And for 2018, they have no plans for slowing down. Their dual-sport enduro is making its way to our shores.

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Norton is working on a 650cc "Urban-tracker"

Norton is working on a 650cc "Urban-tracker"

First of a series of models powered by the same new parallel-twin engine

Originally a parts supplier since 1898, Norton only began making their own motorcycle from 1908. With a company making motorcycles for over a century now, has seen its boat sailing all the ups and downs. Luckily, it seems to be calm waters for now after stabilizing their investments and is making headways.

After getting a tremendous response to their new V4 superbike, the British company is now heading to add two models in the scrambler series that will run on their new in-house 650cc parallel-twin powerplant.

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2017 Rokon Mototractor

2017 Rokon Mototractor

The Ultimate Off-Roader

Rokon, maker of some of the most unique, utilitarian motorcycles in the world , adds to its lineup this year with the Mototractor model. This newest contraption — and I mean that in the best possible way — focuses specifically on capabilities useful in an agricultural environment. Granted, you could transform a Trail-Breaker with loads of an accessories catalog, but the factory saves you the trouble. Mighty thoughtful, don’t you think? The Mototractor mill only puts out around 7-horsepower, but don’t let that fool you; it punches far above its weight and brings capabilities that go far beyond what you would normally expect, or even think to ask from a bike. I previously named a Rokon product as one of my favorites if I had to survive a zombie apocalypse, and digging into this model I am reminded of exactly why.

Continue reading for my review of the Rokon Mototractor.

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2016 - 2017 Rokon Scout / Rokon Ranger

2016 - 2017 Rokon Scout / Rokon Ranger

I can’t say enough good things about these Rokons, and quite frankly, neither can their owners. They have a frame that can withstand the punishment of wilderness riding and an enormous ground clearance. They’re lightweight, have hydraulic brakes; and they have an engine you can’t kill. They pull, they tow and they climb like a mountain goat. If you have business out in the woods, these babies are your huckleberry.

New in 2016, Rokon introduced the Ranger to add to the stable alongside the Scout and its siblings, the Trail-Breaker and the Rokon for Hunters.

Continue reading for my review of the Rokon Scout and Ranger.

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2017 Rokon Ranger / Trail-Breaker / Rokon For Hunters

2017 Rokon Ranger / Trail-Breaker / Rokon For Hunters

Rokon expands a little bit out of its pure off-road niche with the Ranger model that brings the traditional look and function associated with the Rokon brand to the street-legal, dual-sport sector. As with the rest of the Rokon inventory, a small Kohler engine powers a hydraulic system that enables the full time, front- and rear-wheel drive. Yeah, these bikes don’t exactly fit anyone else’s mold, but they aren’t meant to be, and they are very good at what they are built for. Today I’m going to check out the lineup, and see what Rokon has done with its newest addition to the family, the Mototractor.

Continue reading my review for the Rokon Ranger, Trail-Breaker, and Rokon for Hunters.

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2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XT EPS

2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XT EPS

Overview
If you want to know the one thing that makes Arctic Cat ROVs great, it’s everything — everything working together in perfect harmony. From the riding position to engine power to ground clearance and suspension travel, Arctic Cat riders around the world covet their Side by Sides for the freedom and abilities their Side by Sides give them. 2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XT EPS Features and Benefits:1000 H2 V-Twin 4-Stroke Engine with EFI
A 951cc power mill that’s more efficient, more (...)

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2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail

Overview
If you want to know the one thing that makes Arctic Cat ROVs great, it’s everything — everything working together in perfect harmony. From the riding position to engine power to ground clearance and suspension travel, Arctic Cat riders around the world covet their Side by Sides for the freedom and abilities their Side by Sides give them. 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail Features and Benefits:700 Inline Twin 4-Stroke with EFI 60+ Horsepower
Modern technology brings you more horsepower, (...)

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2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail XT

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail XT

Overview
If you want to know the one thing that makes Arctic Cat ROVs great, it’s everything — everything working together in perfect harmony. From the riding position to engine power to ground clearance and suspension travel, Arctic Cat riders around the world covet their Side by Sides for the freedom and abilities their Side by Sides give them. 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail XT Features and Benefits:700 Inline Twin 4-Stroke with EFI 60+ Horsepower
Modern technology brings you more (...)

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2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail Limited EPS

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail Limited EPS

Overview
If you want to know the one thing that makes Arctic Cat ROVs great, it’s everything — everything working together in perfect harmony. From the riding position to engine power to ground clearance and suspension travel, Arctic Cat riders around the world covet their Side by Sides for the freedom and abilities their Side by Sides give them. 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail Limited EPS Features and Benefits:700 Inline Twin 4-Stroke with EFI 60+ Horsepower
Modern technology brings you more (...)

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2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS

2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS

Overview
New 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS comes with Class-leading High Output 68 HP ProStar® engine – 13% more power, Electronic Power Steering (EPS), new Graphics and color scheme PLUS Upgrade Package, Hunter upgrade package included and many more. 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS Key Features:Hardest Working Features:
The ProStar® Engine Advantage
The RANGER XP® 900 ProStar® engine is purpose built, tuned and designed alongside the vehicle – resulting in an optimal balance of smooth, (...)

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2015 Polaris Ranger 570 EPS Full-Size

2015 Polaris Ranger 570 EPS Full-Size

Overview
New 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 EPS Full-Size comes with Powerful 44 HP ProStar® engine, Designed to accept revolutionary Pro-Fit cab system, Turbo Silver Upgrade Package included and many more. 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 EPS Full-Size Key Features:Hardest Working Features:
The ProStar® Engine Advantage
The RANGER 570 Full-Size ProStar® engine is purpose built, tuned and designed alongside the vehicle – resulting in an optimal balance of smooth, reliable power. The ProStar® 570 engine was (...)

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