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The "Broughs of Bodmin Moor" – another major barnfind

Barnfinds continued to step from urban legend into reality earlier this year, when eight Brough Superior Motorcycles were discovered in a Cornish village. Stored in barns, the motorcycles were discovered whole, in parts, and some were partially submerged under five decades of dust. The "Broughs of Bodmin Moor" will be offered at Bonhams Sale of Important Collectors' Motorcycles at Stafford on 24 April 2016.Read More

Third strike for Victory’s new engine platform with the Combustion Concept

First there was the Project 156 naked 1,200 cc V-twin that Victory raced at Pikes Peak in June. Then a pre-production version of this engine debuted at EICMA in the Ignition power cruiser concept. Now Victory has unveiled the Combustion – the third and last concept model built around its new engine platform. The next time we'll hear of this motor, it will probably be in a new production model.Read More

Energica introduces the Eva electric streetfighter

Energica has followed on from its Ego superbike with the introduction of a second production model – the Eva electric streetfighter. Born in Modena, in the heart of Italy's Motor Valley, Eva is built around a downtuned version of the Ego's electric motor for longer range and rids itself of the full fairing for a pure streetfighter feel.

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In pictures: EICMA’s custom world

This year's EICMA was one of the biggest we have witnessed, and as such it had a lot on offer besides its numerous world premieres. One-off builds, concepts and some peculiar contraptions complemented the Italian show, acting as publicity magnets and occasionally as signs of things to come.

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Moto Guzzi rolls out new V9 cruiser family

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Motto Guzzi introduced two models at EICMA built around a brand new 850cc engine. The V9 Roamer and Bobber represent the evolution of the Nevada 750 – one of the longest running models in Moto Guzzi's contemporary range – and signal a fresh take on the company's trademark air-cooled transverse twin tradition.Read More

Wunderlich adds electric 2WD system and reverse gear to a standard BMW R1200GS

Two-wheel-drive motorcycles have some real advantages, but in the past they've tended to be highly complex systems that require significant re-plumbing of your motorcycle. That's what makes this concept from German Beemer tuners Wunderlich so appealing –using an electric hub motor in the front wheel, it looks like a relatively simple way to add electric 2WD, as well as a handy reverse gear, to a standard BMW R1200GS.Read More

Fusar Mohawk adds camera, comms, route logging and more to existing helmets

Touted by its creators as the most advanced helmet-mounted accessory ever, the Fusar Mohawk is designed to make any helmet smarter, safer and more social. With the inclusion of a 12-MP camera, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS, as well as a PTT coms system and connected mobile apps, the unit is intended to replace a host of helmet-mountable devices.Read More

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