Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Husqvarna Concept E-go revealed

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We're sure the Concept E-go will form the basis for a production-ready electric bike from Husqvarna at sometime in the near future...

Earlier in the day we posted the first pics of BMW’s electric scooter, the Concept e, and now we have for you the Husqvarna E-go, which Husqvarna claim is ‘a bike for the young riders of the future.’ Ahem. But it’s not just any old electric bike – according to the company, the E-go ‘boasts an explosive mix of road, off-road and supermotard experiences.’

BMW Concept e unveiled, provides a glimpse of our battery-powered future

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A brand-new electric scooter concept from BMW. We're bored to tears...

BMW have released official pics and some details of the Concept e, an electric scooter which is their vision for ‘urban mobility’ in the future. ‘Individual mobility is increasingly defined in terms of sustainability. The BMW Group has taken on the challenges of a rapidly changing world and is now developing serial production solutions to meet the mobility needs of the future,’ says a press release from the company.

Monday, September 12, 2011

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 announced


Ducati are hoping the Streetfighter 848 will appeal to a broader range of enthusiasts...
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Ducati have announced the 2012 Streetfighter 848, which is fitted with a revised version of the 848’s Testastretta L-twin. ‘With the enhanced geometry of a chassis that provides confidence-inspiring agility, the Streetfighter 848 has enriched its user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control (DTC),’ says a press release from Ducati.

The original Ducati Streetfighter won the ‘most beautiful bike’ award at the Milan Show when it was first shown, back in 2008, and Ducati hope to widen the Streetfighter’s appeal with the new 848, which will be available from November this year.

Also see our exclusive interview with the Ducati Streetfighter's designer, Damien Basset

Alan Cathcart tests the CR&S Duu


Mr Cathcart tests the CR&S Duu. 'It's an AC Cobra on two wheels,' he says...
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Friday, September 09, 2011

Shootout: MV Agusta F4 RR vs BMW S1000RR vs Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja


Between them, the F4 RR, S1000RR and ZX-10R pack close to 600 horsepower. Yes, that's a lot of horsepower and this is one big, noisy, flashy shootout. We'd take the BMW. Which one would you have?
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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Yamaha Racing show they haven’t forgotten Wayne Rainey


The legendary Wayne Rainey, during a recent visit to Misano...
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Yamaha Motor Racing’s base in Italy, in Gerno di Lesmo, near Milan, recently hosted a very special guest – three-time 500cc motorcycle grand prix roadracing world champion, Wayne Rainey. Rainey, who won the 500cc world championship in 1990, 91 and 92 spent a day with teams from Yamaha Motor Racing, Yamaha Motor Italy and Yamaha Motor R&D Europe. The legendary American rider also officially opened the Wayne Rainey Boardroom at the Yamaha facility and toured the entire site.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ducati to unveil Diavel AMG Special Edition

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Ducati have added a dose of AMG-style aggression to the Diavel...

Ducati will unveil the Diavel AMG Special Edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. The bike will feature AMG’s signature 5-spoke wheels, carbonfibre radiator grills with aluminium trim, AMG-style sport exhaust system with engraved end-caps and AMG-style horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara. ‘The model’s incredible attention to performance detail also ensures that every engine has its Desmodromic cam-timing set by hand and authenticated with the name of the engine technician engraved on the left-side engine casing. Further underlining the model’s exclusivity, each motorcycle will have a numbered plaque on the fuel tank,’ says a press release from Ducati.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Husqvarna release more details, pics of Nuda 900, Nuda 900R


The coolest Husqvarna in recent times? Yes, the Nuda!

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Husqvarna have released more pics and details of its new streetbikes, the Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R. ‘These exhilarating new models are the first to combine the history and race pedigree of Husqvarna, with the technological innovation and engineering prowess of the BMW Group, and the flair of Italian styling,’ says a press release from the company.

Husqvarna say the Nuda 900s can’t be shoehorned into any specific category. Instead, the company says, the Nuda 900s can be whatever you want them to be. Delivered as a crossover between a supermoto and a naked streetfigter, the Nuda 900 gets a black paintjob, while the Nuda 900R gets Husqvarna’s a more exuberant red and white competition colours.