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BMW G310 R: The first "Beemer" under 500cc

The sub-500cc motorcycle market just got a bit more crowded, with the recent announcement of the BMW G 310 R. The one-cylinder, liquid-cooled roadster embodies what you'd expect from the German marque, with a silhouette that mimics the acclaimed S 1000 R and performance numbers that fall right in line with the competition. Read More

Limited edition Ural pays tribute to Star Wars

Ural is the most recent motorcycle manufacturer to join the blacked-out dark side, with its limited-edition Star Wars-themed Dark Force model ... complete with a 3-foot extendable lightsaber. The company is making only 25 of the gloss-black sidecar rigs, with pricing set at US$15,000.Read More

Wheelrider motorcycle top case doubles as carry-on luggage, includes solar panel

One thing motorcycles are not known for is ample storage space. A top case at the rear is a simple and affordable solution for extra storage space, but its practicality expires the moment it has to be carried by hand. The Wheelrider rethinks the top case with this in mind – it's sized according to airline carry-on luggage standards, equipped with wheels, extendable handle and a solar panel to charge devices.Read More

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Video review: BMW S1000XR is sportier and tourier than most sports tourers

The BMW S1000R super-naked is an absolute monster, but now it's got a much more respectably dressed older brother in the S1000XR adventure sports machine. Sharing the same 999cc, 160-horsepower, extreme performance engine, the XR adds luggage, centrestands, a more comfortable touring rider position, and pretty much every practicality you can think of. Don't let the beak fool you, this is no adventure bike – it's a next-gen sports tourer that's both sportier and tourier than any sports tourer I can think of. We spent 10 days with the S1000XR for the latest in our motorcycle review videos, enjoy!Read More

Spirit Charger Concept SC 01 portends the future of Kawasaki's H2 and H2R motorcycle line

Kawasaki gave us a potential glimpse of the future of it's supercharged product line-up at the Tokyo Motor Show when President Kenji Tomida showed a sketch of Concept SC 01 (SC stands for “Spirit Charger”), which uses softer lines and more luxurious materials than the hard-edged and spartan styling of the 200 hp Ninja H2 and 300 hp H2R. At the same time, Kawasaki showed a newly-developed version of it's supercharged engine which uses electronically-controlled flaps at the supercharger entrance aimed at increasing efficiency and fuel economy.Read More

Yamaha's 850cc sports three-wheeler MWT-9 concept

Tilting three-wheeled motorcycles look like going mainstream with the showing by Yamaha of a sporting MWT-9 concept at it's press conference at the opening of the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show today. The three-cylinder 850 cm3 MWT-9 concept is described as a "cornering master" and the indications are that it is likely to extend the existing three-wheeled 125 cm3 Tricity scooter into an entire family of three-wheelers.
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Yamaha shows Motobot motorcycle-riding humanoid robot

Yamaha surprised at the Tokyo Motor Show today when it showed a motorcycle-riding robot along with images showing the robot riding Yamaha's 1000cc R1M. The motorcycle-riding humanoid is part of an R&D effort aimed at creating advanced rider safety and rider-support systems. Read More

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