Tick-tock to the 4th … Rumour has it that there are a couple of new Yamahas about to be unveiled at the beginning of June. Yamaha Canada reps were tight lipped when asked for more details, only confirming that the two new models will be officially released on the 4th and 6th of June. Indeed … Continue reading New Yamahas in the pipe?
KTM have released a website dedicated to their new RC8 sportbike complete with smokin’ video. To check out the new site and video, go to www.ktm-rc8.net.
Xcountry time warps back from 2009, shrinking in the process. Bit early, perhaps, but BMW has announced some changes to the dual-sport G650 Xcountry for the 2009 model year. The bike has been lowered and new colours (plain sunset yellow and white metallic matt) have been chosen. A significant reduction in the height of the … Continue reading BMW shrink Xcountry
Yamaha 125 to grow up? Honda’s success with its CBR125 has obviously got the other manufacturers thinking, none more so than Yamaha. The tuning fork company has a ready-made competitor already on sale in other markets; the YZF-R125 mates a fuel-injected 125 cc engine to a steel R6-style Deltabox frame and aluminum swingarm, with styling … Continue reading Yamaha 250 sporter
The CB1100F that Honda previewed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October will roll off a production line and into North American showrooms about a year later, if rumours on a number of websites prove true. According to motorcycleclassics.com, the bike will likely be fuel injected, ABS brakes will be available, and a new engine … Continue reading Retro Honda … maybe
Crossbones takes you back to the fifties, only with a light from the sixties, suspension from the seventies and a motor from the eighties … The newest model in the Softail line of Harley-Davidsons is the FLSTSB Cross Bones, an old-style bobber with ape-hanger bars and a springer front end. Design cues hark back to … Continue reading Roll them Bones
Buell has introduced a second model in the Ulysses line; the XB12XT. The new Ulysses is shorter than the original ‘X’ model, thanks to less suspension travel, with a seat height of 780 mm (28 mm down on the X model), bringing it down to an altitude suitable for below-six-footers. Other features include lots of … Continue reading New shorter Ulysses
GSX-R 125? Maybe … According to British motorcycle magazine MCN, Suzuki is getting set to produce a pint-sized GSX-R for new riders. The mag claims that the liquid-cooled GSX-R125 will be released in the UK later this year and will look like its larger siblings. However, we contacted Suzuki Canada to confirm this story, … Continue reading Baby gixxer
No height, no problem It’s one small step for Bavarian motorcycle company, two feet flat on the ground for shortkind. BMW Motorrad will offer extra-low seats as options on some lines of 1200, 800, and 650 motorcycles, using lowered chassis to get riders closer to terra firma. It’s another move to attract new and reborn … Continue reading Get down with BMW
KTM has thrown some improvements at its big supermoto and come up with the 990 SM. Like KTM’s other big twins, the 990 uses the LC8 motor and has an increase in displacement to 999 cc. With the addition of fuel injection, power has been bumped to a healthy 115 hp. Sadly, it will not … Continue reading KTM Supermoto goes 990