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KTM shows a new all-wheel-drive motorcycle under development

The all-wheel drive motorcycle seems certain to become more widespread over coming years as yet another major motorcycle manufacturer has disclosed its activities in the area. Austrian motorcycle powerhouse KTM is working in conjunction with Swedish Company Ohlins in the development of a mechanical/hydraulic system for driving the front wheel. A 2WD equipped KTM 525 EXC has been race tested in Europe recently by KTM Sport Director and former Factory Rider Kurt Nicoll. Austrian motorcycle powerhouse KTM has been around longer than Honda, Yamaha and Ducati, but only really became a recognised international marque in the last 25 years, thanks to its fast and reliable off-road motorcycles.  Read More

Ducati set to unveil MotoGP-based Roadster?

Ducati is rumoured to be preparing to unveil a V4 roadster based on it MotoGP-winning V4 Desmosedici, promising the strongest line-up of 1000cc Supersport motorcycles on the showroom floor in years.  Read More

If you want more power from the same capacity of engine, you go to more cylinders - it's one of the fundamental laws of engine construction. Of course there are a myriad of other considerations that have kept serious off-road motorcycles to a single cylinder... until now.  Read More

Yamaha two-wheel drive motorcycle

Sunday November 16, 2003 In one of the most significant moves in motorcycle history, Yamaha has announced that it will release a two-wheel drive motorcycle early in 2004.Though it is not the first two-wheel drive motorcycle in history, the new machine will be a landmark model as it seems certain to be the first of many - testing over the last five years has indicated enormous benefits in terms of safety, traction and (probably the one that counts most) outright cornering speed in slippery, sandy or muddy conditions.  Read More

F4 AGO gets new MV Agusta 1000 engine

Saturday November 15, 2003: The F4 AGO will house an improved and powerful engine in 2004 with the introduction of the 1000cc MV Agusta - an engine that can deliver power and torque record values that make the F4 AGO one of the fastest bikes in the world.  Read More

Petronas FP1 Roadster

Sunday November 9, 2003: One of the most exclusive road motorcycles in the world went on sale recently when Petronas' highly-publicised FP1 roadster was released at GALERI PETRONAS in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Read More

The G-Strider

Saturday November 1, 2003: Suzuki has released details of the futuristic G-Strider concept motorcycle which showed the world's first pictures of last week. The G-Strider is as interesting and radical as it looks, and in many ways it builds on the direction taken by the Burgman 650cc scooter...  Read More

Aprilia 2004 RSV 1000 R Factory arrives

Thursday October 30, 2003: The latest Aprilia supersport bike is an enhanced RSV 1000 R that brings together a twin V60 Magnesium engine and new RSV 1000 R settings with special ultra-light materials and quality production components to bring the Factory model up to track-riding standards.  Read More

KTM Superbike Concept RC8

Wednesday October 29, 2003: The RC8 Concept Bike is a statement of KTM's long term vision for the road that employs innovative design to achieve a radical concentration of its mass around the compact 75' V2 engine.  Read More

Radical Concepts:
 The Yamaha FC06

Thursday October 23, 2003: Three radical new bike designs from Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki respectively, plus two fuel-cell bikes from Yamaha are among the gems in-store when the 37th Tokyo Motor Show kicks-off on Friday.  Read More

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