Part electric bicycle, part motorcycle and part moped, the Bolt M-1 is a
capable, two-wheeled machine engineered for urban commuting. The fully
electric bike wears light motorcycle styling and can put out up to 5,500
watts for speeds up to 40 mph (64 km/h). It can also be dialed back to
1,000 watts and ridden like an e-bike.
The brand new CRF1000L has been officially unveiled by Honda, marking the return of the legendary Africa Twin logo twelve years after the venerable XRV750 went out of production. The clean-slate design of new adventure tourer aims to keep real world off-road capability in mind without compromising touring comfort and everyday agility.
As Yamaha embraces the neo-retro frenzy that has taken over the motorcycle industry, its XSR700 is the first model inspired by the Yard Built custom series to go into mass production. The brand new vintage-styled MT-07 (FZ-07) variant draws influence from the Faster Sons concept motorcycle, with its name paying homage to the iconic XS650 twin from the 1970s.
Two-strokes are far simpler machines than four-stroke engines. They’re also lighter, easier to work on, and downright angrier, pumping out a lot more power per cubic centimeter of displacement, which has won them a lot of fans. But they’ve had a reputation for belching out a fair bit of smoke and unburned fuel, a situation that just couldn’t fly alongside tightening emissions regulations around the world, so they’ve fallen out of favour. But now there’s a glimmer of hope. Earlier this month, Honda submitted a patent application for a brand new two stroke motor that uses direct fuel injection for a cleaner burn and better piston cooling. We may yet see a resurrection of the ring-dingers.
The European Union is encouraging the development of modular electric vehicles that car drivers will find attractive for urban commuting under an initiative called Range of Electric Solution L-category Vehicles (Resolve). The public release of this project’s funding has seen KTM and Piaggio emerge as the prime movers in a project that aims to make efficient three- and four-wheel tilting narrow track vehicles a common sight on European roads by the end of the decade.
The ScarabRV is a new ultralight camping trailer that frees you to hit the road with room for two, whether you're traveling by small car or motorcycle. In contrast to the typical cranking pop-up, this trailer's tent inflates into shape within a minute of arrival. Easy to tow and easy to use, the Scarab is designed to take the headaches out of travel and camping.
event commemorating late MV Agusta boss Claudio Castiglioni, his son Giovanni
revealed plans for a new superbike platform that will spawn three new models in
2016. Based on a brand new 1,000 cc engine and a new frame, the boutique Italian
motorcycle manufacturer announced its intention to restart an already successful superbike
Triumph has confirmed that motorcycle racer Guy Martin will pilot its Rocket III
Streamliner in a new land speed record attempt at the Bonneville salt flats in
late August. The Triumph team has to beat the current record of 376.363 mph
(605.697 km/h) if it wants to bring the coveted title back to the UK after an absence
of 45 years.
Following on from the recent unveiling of the MT-25 in Indonesia, Yamaha is set to introduce a larger capacity version for developed markets dubbed the MT-03 or MT-320 (FZ in USA).
Three years after we first spied the prototype, the zec00 electric motorcycle is finally ready for the road. Production of the radically-designed, handmade motorcycle is limited to a run of only 49 vehicles.