member of Yamaha’s famous superbike family has been officially unveiled for the USA
and Canada. The R1S features several changes specifically devised to enhance
road use, while retaining the same basic dynamics, engine tech and electronic
arsenal that make the R1M and R1 extremely competent sport bikes.
and Yamaha have joined forces in pursuit of the development and promotion of Cooperative-Intelligent
Transportation Systems (C-ITS) principally designed for powered two-wheelers. Aiming
at increasing safety for riders, this initiative will focus on developing ITS applications
tailored to the specific requirements of motorcycles and scooters.
BMW’s Concept Stunt G 310 is, in its own right, a pretty funky machine. But it’s also our first glance at the German brand’s new 300 cc, single cylinder entry-level bike platform. Beyond the crazy paint job and stunt god Chris Pfeiffer’s antics, it’s a handsome looking machine – and its vertically mounted exhaust is a very cool touch.
On the back of three concept bikes revealed in late September, Honda has announced a second wave of prototypes to complement its line-up for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The headliner of this new prototype batch is without a doubt the Super Cub Concept, a modern take on the iconic 1958 moped that made Honda the giant it is today.
one market segment where Honda has been notably absent, it would be tilting
three-wheelers. That's about to change, though, as the new concept model that
Honda plans to unveil in Tokyo undeniably demonstrates its intent to enter this
relatively new vehicle class.
Switzerland 's Suter Racing has been toying with the idea of a two-stroke GP500 racer since 2012, when the MMX 500 was first announced. We had to wait for another three years, but now the two-stroke V4 powerhouse worthy of any GP500-era racing legend is here. This limited production pure racer from the past is definitely one for people with deep pockets and an appetite for outrageous power.
With a new range of 800cc 3-cylinder motorcycles that focus on real-world fun and road riding, it seems MV Agusta is ready to step down from its lofty historic perch, roll up the sleeves and get busy competing in a number of segments. At an Australian launch event, we had the chance to ride the bare-knuckle Dragster 800, the supermodel Dragster RR and the impressively practical Turismo Veloce.
A world first for motorized two-wheelers stands out among the typical upgrades announced for BMW Motorrad's 2016 scooter line-up. Side View Assist is a system that monitors the scooter's blind spots and prevents the rider from choosing a trajectory that crosses paths with other vehicles.
lights are there to inform following traffic that the vehicle is slowing down, but what happens if the deceleration is not the result of braking? The Stoptix
automatic brake light is designed to alert other road users that deceleration is
taking place in front of them even when the brakes have not been applied.
From the world's fastest jet-powered shopping trolley to the world's fastest motorized shed, records were falling left and right last weekend at the final Straightliners Top Speed event of the year in the UK. Britain's Gary Rothwell took the opportunity to have another stab at the high-speed wheelie category. Disappointed that he failed to break the world record last month, Rothwell piloted his 540-horsepower turbocharged Hayabusa to a ridiculous 209.822 mph on the back wheel for over one kilometer to smash the previous record and set a sky-high mark for next year's contenders.