Ducati bringing 5 new models to Motorcycle Live

Bikes, bikes, bikes at UK’s 2017 Motorcycle Live show New Ducati accessories and clothing to browse Centre-stage will be limited-edition V4 Speciale LONDON, England – The 2018 Ducati range will be on display at this year’s Motorcycle Live (18-16 2017) – five new models with the most prominent the Panigale V4. It’s a machine which,…

Suzuki GSX-S Phantom to materialise early 2018

Touch of stealth for Suzuki’s GSX Iconic engine for low revs power 112kW and a slipper clutch standard already CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Suzuki has announced a GSX-S1000 FZ Phantom for 2018, an all-matte black machine that will join the popular GSX-S1000 and GSX-S750 Phantoms in showrooms. “The stealthy black livery,” Suzuki says, “is offset…

Scooter revolution: Kymco going long-distance with CV2/CV3

Two concept models from scooter experts Child-friendly three wheeler is one of them CV2/CV3 concept premiere at 2017 Milan show MILAN, Italy – Kymco, a company now well-known in the two-wheeler trade, has branched out further in pioneering the newest concept of maxi scooters and developing innovative products “hat exceed customers’ expectations”. Now the Super…

Bike touring? Think BIG with BMW’s new Grand America

Motorrad expands range of full-dresser tourers BMW K1600 Grand America premieres at EICMA Six-cylinder engine, exclusive gear, long-distance MILAN, Italy – The design of the BMW K1600 Grand America, the Germany bikemakers says, translates into relaxed, luxurious two-wheeled travel – a lifestyle common in the US, but growing in acceptance in Europe for trans-Continent touring….

Suzuki SV650X café racer revealed at EICMA

Café racer-inspired V-twin middleweight Same V-twin engine as the standard SV650 Rider-adjustable forks in the deal MILAN, Italy – Suzuki has revealed its 2018 SV650X, a café racer-inspired V-twin middleweight, at the EICMA extravaganza.. The bikemaker says the machine has taken design cues from the SV650 Rally Concept which the Japanese company showcased at the…

Honda CB4 Interceptor: Superconcept at EICMA

EICMA Design Studio shows off latest CB4 New perspective on the Café Racer world Electric power from the fairing fan MILAN, Italy – The Honda stand at the EICMA show here in northern Italy will again feature a Design Studio area to showcase the design work of Honda’s research and development facility down the road…

New CB1000R and Africa Twin Sport lead Honda’s EICMA line-up

Wide range of new bikes from the Flying Wings Tech and range improvements shown at EICMA Honda previews 2018 motorcycle range MILAN, Italy – Honda has revealed its full 2018 European motorcycle line-up on the eve of the EICMA show in Milan with the introduction of five new and two extensively upgraded models. And these…

Decade of smarter motorcycles will cut crashes

Urbanisation will change motorcycles as we know them Bosch tech will make motorcycles fit for the future Light electric vehicles will reduce complexity and cost MILAN, Italy – Megatrends such as urbanisation and Earth-friendly sustainability are apparently about to fundamentally change mobility and the use of motorcycles. Dirk Hoheisel, a member of the Bosch management…

Brilliant new Gold Wing: Not a prayer for other cruisers

Long-distance cruising just changed for ever Honda shaves weight and size from King of the Road High-tech gearbox, better aero effect, extra luggage space TOKYO, Japan – The true King of the Road, Honda’s Gold Wing, has been re-designed from its wheels up to be sharper, smaller and lighter – but still with its flat…

Five new Ducatis for 2018 – here’s the first

25-year-old Monster 900 was inspiration for 821 Ducati Safety Pack keeps a rein on performance Monster 821 first of five new models for 2018 BORGO PANIGALE, Italy – Ducati has released information and images of the first of five new models to be released by the Italian motorcycling icon – Monster 821. The latest “naked”…

Getting safer: BMW Motorrad and the R1200 RS Connected

Striving towards better protection for bikers Connected Drive will ‘talk’ across many brands Meet the R1200 RS Connected Ride prototype MUNICH, Germany – BMW Motorrad claims to be regarded as a front-runner when it comes to motorcycle safety, a trailblazer with anti-lock brakes, anti-slip control, dynamic traction control  and riding equipment. BMW Motorrad adds that it…

Marquez brands name on 2017 Aragon MotoGP

MADRID. Spain – Defending champion Marc Marquez won the 2017 Aragon MotoGP on Sunday (Sept 24) after starting fifth to take a 16-point lead in the World championship. It was an all-Spanish podium: Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa was second, Jorge Lorenzo third for Ducati. Italian veteran Valentino Rossi, making a remarkable comeback barely three…