New super Suzuki GSX for 2017 Kyalami Bikes Show

First viewings since global launch Take bikes on track test rides New GSX has more power, drive modes JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki’s GSX-R1000A will have its first public viewing and be available for track test rides at the 2017 South African Bike Festival at Kylami from May 26-28. The machine will be on display in…

Showrooms at last – here comes Ducati Multistrada 950

 New Multistrada 950 arrives in Ducati dealerships   Customised accessory packages available  Dedicated Strada clothing range LONDON, England- Ducati dealers across Britain and Ireland will this week take delivery of the much-anticipated Multistrada 950, the newest (Jan 2017) model in the Multistrada family,/ “The machine,” Ducat says, “will add accessibility and versatility without losing the renowned Ducati…

Honda Rebel: Sorry guys, but you just don’t do Harley

HONDA MOTORCYCLES has announced a new motorcycle for 2017 that, the bikemaker says, is “a totally fresh take on custom cool – the Rebel”. How cliched… Anyway, if any of you remember a film called ‘Easy Rider’ you’re probably old enough to remember flashback bikes such as this and maybe even buy one. Slim, blacked-out…

Delicious Ducati takes Eicma ‘best in show’

12 appearances, eight wins, at Eicma 31% of show/site voters said ‘Ducati’ ‘Sport bike for everyday use, too MILAN, Italy – The Ducati SuperSport has been declared the most beautiful bike of the 2016 Eicma motorcycle show – for the eighth time. This year’s (2016) event was the 74th, a five-day extravaganza of bikes and…

Fireblade still superhot hot after 25 years

Fireblade even sharper after 25 years More weight shed from Honda sport bike Two versions ready for 2017 sale LONDON, England – Honda is celebrating a quarter-century of the iconic Honda Fireblade – and its latest incarnation has just been released. The original machine, launched in 1992, was a creation of designer Honda’s Tadao Baba…

This is the most exclusive BMW yet built

Pure carbon-fibre frame, wheel rims Will this be the 2017 BMW for MotoGP? Teaser demo bike at Eicma 2016 in Milan 2017 BMW HP RACE: This is an artist’s impression of the final motorcycle. Below are more pictures of the machine as presented at Eicma 2016 in Milan, Italy. Image: BMW Motorrad You’re looking at…

Return of the monkey-bike – it’s the Motochimp

Compact and cool new electric bike Fast-charged in 60 minutes for 60km range Motochimp will be priced from $2000 SINGAPORE, Malaysia – Here comes a compact new electric motorbike which, its designer says, will change urban mobility for ever. Let’s start with its dollar price – the equivalent (Nov 9 2016) of R26 800. “The…

BMW’s K1600 B brings class to the American ‘bagger’

Carman’s Corner has already carried a feature on the 2017 BMW K1600 six-cylinder tourer – now comes the Bagger for frequent long-distance touring. MUNICH, Germany – A “Concept 101” study released in early 2015 was an impressive new chapter for BMW Motorrad in its history of concept bikes: a luxury interpretation of horizon-to-horizon motorcycling evoking…

Motorrad’s Big Six: Top-end ‘K’ goes upmarket

Top-end BMW – it’s the ‘Big Six’ of motorcycling Ultimate high-performance touring Multiple ride modes; automatic emergency call MUNICH, Germany – Six-cylinder in-line engines have been part of BMW automobile history and brand identity for more than 80 years. Come 2017, that won’t have changed… With the launch in 2010 of the K1600 GT and…

Avon markets bike tyre for on- and off-road

MELKSHAM, England – Avon Tyres has launched a TrekRider motorcycle tyre that, the company says, promises ” superb off- and on-road performance”. Avon says the TrekRider is its first adventure tyre with a 50/50 split of on- versus off-road performance though really meant for light to medium trails. “The tyres work as well in mud…

First look: New Ducati Supersport for Intermot

Sneak peeks at Ducati 2017 range Euro 4 emissions for Diavel and Monster 821 More features for Ducati 1299 Panigale and Panigale S BORGO PANGALE, Italy – On the eve of Intermot 2016, to be held in Cologne, Germany, from October 5-9, bikemaker Ducati has previewed some of the latest developments for 2017 and confirmed…

90 years on comes a renewed Ducati museum

BORGO PANIGALE, Italy – The Ducati Museum in this suburb of Bologna has been fully renovated to celebrate the bikemaker’s 90th anniversary and was opened with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in attendance. Ducati’s CEO, Claudio Domenicali,  welcomed the premier, as well as the president of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, Stefano Bonaccini, and Virginio Merola, the…