Saturday, August 20, 2011

2012 Smart ebike revealed

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If electric bikes like this are the future, the future is going to be dull...

A division of Daimler AG, Smart makes some of the coolest small cars on the planet – we quite love their ForTwo cabriolet. And now, Smart are doing the, er..., smart thing and getting into producing bikes. The German company will have the Smart ebike on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month and will go into production early next year. The bike will be launched in Europe and in the US in 2012, followed by other regions later.

‘The Smart ebike is a true Smart – but on two wheels. It is an extremely well designed bicycle that is sure to draw admiring glances in the city. It's also really practical and easy to ride. Anyone can zip through town on it with or without exerting themselves – depending on their fitness level and as their mood takes them. And it's even easier to find a parking space than with the Smart ForTwo,’ says Smart CEO, Dr Annette Winkler.

Friday, August 19, 2011

2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade unveiled


The 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade was recently unveiled in Hong Kong. No dramatic changes, it seems, for next year. More details coming soon...
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For official high-res pics and other details of the 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, go here

Via iBike, FireBlades.org

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Motorcycling flights of fancy: The bikes we want in 2012!


What are the machines that ignite our moto-fantasies? Er, these...

Once in a while, we suppose it’s all right to indulge your motorcycle-related flights of fancy. Right now, we’re bored with the way things are. Nothing new or particularly exciting seems to be happening – there’ve hardly been any new bike launches in the last few weeks, and motorcycle manufacturers seem to have slipped into a state of somnolence. So, to stir things up a bit, we’ve come up with a list of six bikes that we’d like to see on the streets sometime soon. Forget logic and commonsense for a bit and just think about how fun these machines would be, if they were to exist...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

John McGuinness: "The McLaren MP4-12C is something else!"

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TT legend, John McGuinness loves the McLaren MP4-12C...!

Apart from the sheer visual spectacle – the photographs are usually pretty interesting – superbike vs supercar shootouts can actually be a bit boring, simply because they’re predictable. Most of the time, the verdict is that the bike accelerates harder, the car can brake later and corner harder, and top speed is about the same. There may be a few variations, but the underlying theme remains the same for most bike vs car shootouts.