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…

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…

Pushing too much shoves Marquez down to fifth

ARAGON – Marc Marquez looked set for his fifth successive Aragon MotoGP pole as he led the qualifying time sheets with just minutes to go. Then the reigning World champion then fell after asking too much of his Repsol Honda under braking at Turn 12. The Spaniard had been pushing to improve his lap time,…

Desmosedici Stradale: New V4 for coming Ducati sport bikes

New Desmosedici GP engine for production Key features include counter-rotating crankshaft Cutting-edge tech from racing to the road BOLOGNA, Italy – Ducati has given a preview of a new four-cylinder Desmosedici V4 engine designed, the prestige bikemaker says, “to power the Ducati supersport models of tomorrow”. Transferring the technology of its most cutting-edge engine from…

Be careful: Dashcams might be hashcams in court

Dashcams sometimes miss whole picture High-profile police patrols still necessary Protection? It could be the opposite… LONDON, England – The UK’s biggest road-safety charity has warned that the rush of drivers buying a dashcam might not create as many prosecutions for dangerous driving hoped. It could even lead to to fewer traffic patrols as officers…

V-Strom 250: Fuel-frugal ‘adventurer’ from Suzuki

How does 3.2 litres/100km sound for commuting? Accessories include three-piece luggage set ‘Cross the city – or go continental’ LONDON, England – Suzuki UK has confirmed pricing for its V-Strom 250, the newest addition to the brand’s adventure range expected in October 2017 In the UK, it will be the equivalent of R78 000, including…

Suzuki touring made easier with V-Strom travel pack

You CAN take it with you on a new Suzuki V-Strom Top-end top box designed for cruising holidays Kit comes with engine / fuel tank protection LONDON, England – Suzuki Europe has launched a Tourer accessory pack for the 2017 V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT to give riders, the bikemaker says, a chance to go…