Devastated by the financial crisis of 2008, Suzuki has been forced to sit by and watch as its rivals dominate the superbike class. But now the plucky Japanese company is ready to step back on the dance floor and boogie with a brand new GSX-R1000, built from the ground up to put the Big Gixxer back in contention at the pointy end of the sportsbike market. Featuring a mechanical variable valve timing system, Suzuki is aiming to engineer the L7 GSX-R so well it doesn't need top-shelf electronics like an Inertial Measurement Unit to compete.
BMW has flagged its ambition to move beyond the C Evolution scooter and enter the top class of electric motorcycles with a battery powered alternate to its S 1000 RR superbike – the experimental eRR.
As promised a month ago, Kawasaki has unveiled its new liter superbike. Developed with the input of Kawasaki Racing Team’s two World Superbike champions, the 2016 ZX-10R may look almost identical to its predecessor, but under those familiar fairings lies a brand new motorcycle packed with an impressive
arsenal of race-derived equipment.
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.
Kawasaki has teased the forthcoming unveiling of its 2016 Ninja ZX-10R with a partial image
and some rudimentary info. Scheduled for official presentation in October, the
new superbike will be a race biased evolution of the current model in an effort
to further cement its dominance in the World Superbike Championship.
The American rebellion in the form of a motorcycle is unfolding in Birmingham, Alabama. Confederate Motors set its sights on a 200-hp V-twin as the next evolution of the collectible Fighter series; and it has just delivered. Made exclusively from billet aluminum and featuring an advanced frame design that integrates both engine and transmission, the P51 Combat Fighter promises unheard-of performance from any motorcycle in its class.
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