The newest top-of-the-line Ducati Panigale V4 sportbike unveiled at the the 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show has some familiar features: it oozes with Italian style. It looks fast even when it’s standing still. And it’s red. The sea-change lies beneath the bodywork: The bike is designed around a new V4 engine, a massive…
Bimota is like that weird uncle you only see during the holidays, who tries to sit you down and tell you what you should do with your life. However, with the Impeto, this Italian firm just might be onto something great.
The Bimota Tesi 3D RaceCafe definitely takes the prize for the “most special” bike released at the EICMA show in Milan. I still can’t decide if I’d be proud or ashamed to call this thing my own, but I do know I definitely need to ride it.
If you thought this year was a fun bike launch/EICMA season, wait til you see what’s coming for 2017. Kawasaki just declared they have 12 bikes coming over the next two years, we should see more forced induction things, KTM better bring me my 800 cc twins, and Husqvarna confirmed the 401 Vitpilen is on the way. The…
On the one hand, the idea that Ducati thinks people are so dumb that they can’t tracker-ize the regular Scrambler is pretty insulting. On the other hand, this Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro is pretty damn cool. This one got lost in the new bike fray of EICMA a bit, but is well worth taking a gander at.
What is it with modern superbikes these days? None of them have received major updates lately and, to be completely honest, they’re all a bit underpowered. Juuuust kidding, the current crop of 1000s are absolutely fucking mental. But, if you still are not entertained, Aprilia is here to help.
Today, the term “Scrambler” means a retro/classic looking motorcycle that’s been given higher bars, off-road tires, and exhaust that looks cool but will likely burn your leg. And, quite honestly, there isn’t anything wrong with that. However, it used to mean something entirely different.
Roland Sands took five of the new Indian Scout Sixtys and gave them the flat tracker treatment, which were unveiled last night at an insane warehouse event in Long Beach, California last night.
The Victory Ignition Concept is the most exciting thing to happen in the cruiser space, well, since the Indian Scout. The two come from the same company Polaris, who are likely on the cusp of renaissance in the cruiser realm. As a guy who doesn’t really get cruiser, I’m insanely excited.
Do you crave adventure? The fresh air, the wide-open expanses, and the limitless freedom – all without leaving city limits? Honda wants to make a thing for that too.
Moto Guzzi adds a touch of weird sophistication to every bike they make. It starts with that motor placement, and the individuality just seeps throughout. This year, they brought to EICMA what all the cool kids brought to EICMA – a Scrambler, but they also brought a heavy weight surprise.
It’s hard not to root for MV Augusta. The Italian brand has a storied racing history, and post-HD ownership embarked on product blitz to try and fix public perceptions. They’re flawed, exotic, beautiful machines, and very Jalop.
KTM have given their single-cylinder sport naked Duke 690 an overhaul, its first since 2012. Motorcycles have come a long way since then, and the wee Duke has had some catching up to do - but the addition of cornering ABS should put the 690 on everyone’s radar.
The point of competition has changed once again in the Adventure segment. First it was farkles like extra lights or moveable windscreens. Then it was the power. Now, top tier ADV bikes must have a slew of electronic aids to keep Ewan “I only ride with a full support crew” McGregor and every other goofball upright…
No one does a concept bike as well as Husqvarna, and their new Vitpilen 701 Concept is proof that true love does exist. I would give them all of the dollars I have for this this motorcycle, even the ones I hid in the attic.
Here’s one for all of you sport tourers who look at bikes like the Ducati Multistrada, BMW 1200 GS, BMW S1000XR, or Aprilia Caponord and wonder why they’re all so underpowered. Why can’t a guy ride across the country and attempt to affect the rotation of the Earth at the same time? Well, now he can.
There have been superchargers, surprises, and scramblers galore at EICMA - but let’s talk about some real excitement. Some news for the people. The SV650 is back!! How about that internet, your darling has returned. Oh wait, it hasn’t?
Last week, we broke news that BMW released a scrambler version of their R nineT roadster. They officially uncovered the bike at EICMA in Milan, Italy today and we have more details and a ton of pretty pictures so you can start your day drooling.
Of the four Japanese brands, Suzuki were the ones hit hardest by the recession, which is why they’ve been the slowest to update or release new models. But, they’re back with a bang with the all-new GSX-R1000—the first superbike to use variable valve timing technology.