New ZX-10 is in development. Kawasaki’s next ZX-10 superbike was designed to win races. The Ninja’s shape, material, rigidity, and weight of all its parts were re-evaluated in the process, making it a completely new motorcycle. How do we know this? Kawasaki told us, on their teaser website for the Next Big Kawasaki Thing (NBKT). … Continue reading ZX-10 a thing of 'beauty'
XR1200X comes with fully adjustable (and very modern) suspension. With Buell gone, Harley-Davidson hasn’t completely abandoned the sport rider and has released the sportiest Sportster in its 53-year model run. The 2011 XR1200X is a new variation on the XR750-inspired XR1200 introduced in Canada in 2009. The new X-model gets fully adjustable suspension, including a … Continue reading Sportster gets all sporty
Sprint GT for touring with sport. Triumph has launched a new 1050cc Sprint geared for riders who want more touring in their motorcycle and less sport. The Sprint GT complements the Sprint ST model, but features a reshaped fairing, an updated three-cylinder motor that makes 130 claimed horsepower and is geared for midrange power, 31-litre … Continue reading New Triumph Sprint GT
Gorgeous styling but is a claimed 26 HP enough? It was designed in England, manufactured in Taiwan and China and sold all over the world; now, the Megelli 250r may be coming to Canada. Word on the street is that SAGA Power, mostly known for their enduro and scooter line brought in from China, may … Continue reading Megelli to Canada?
Viking: ready to conquer North America? The Highland Group, a Swedish motorcycle manufacturer, has opened a production facility in the United States and plans to launch a line of bikes this year. Highland makes motorcycles in single and V-twin configuration and sizes from 350 to 950 cc (a 1,050 cc twin is in development) and … Continue reading The Vikings are coming
Air-cooled Monster gets 87 hp. Ducati Monsters are the firm’s biggest-selling models. So it’s no surprise that we’re getting an early-release 2011 model, with the introduction of the Monster 796. This new Monster uses an 803 cc V-twin borrowed from the Hypermotard 796, claiming 87 hp and 56 lb-ft of torque. It gets a new … Continue reading Monster 796 coming
KTM’s new Freeride also comes in supermoto on-raod style. In October 2008, pictures began circulating all over the web of an electric KTM motocrosser. That bike has finally been revealed and it is called the Freeride. The new 1-stroke… KTM claims 90 kg (198 lb) for the Freeride, with performance comparable to a 125 cc … Continue reading KTM's Freeride
KTM builds electric, but forgets to turn the lights on. At the Tokyo Motorcycle Show a week from now, KTM will unveil two prototype electric motorcycles. The two bikes are "near-series prototypes which in one year’s time will transfer the "Ready to Race" sporting spirit of the brand into a series model fit for the … Continue reading KTM plugs in
Fazer8, half-dressed Yamaha has released information and more photos of the company’s new FZ8 and Fazer8 motorcycles. The bikes are powered by a new 779 cc four-cylinder motor that makes 106 hp and 60.5 lb-ft (82 Nm) of torque. Both bikes feature aluminum frames that use the engine as a stressed member, 43 mm USD … Continue reading Yamaha's new 800s pictured
I just returned from Honda Canada’s 2010 model presentation held in Savannah, Georgia, and in the upcoming weeks we’ll have riding impressions of the new VT1300 Sabre and Interstate, the new VT750 Phantom and my favourite new Honda V-twin, the VT750RS, as well as two marvellous new standards, the CBF600 and CBF1000. A tad more … Continue reading Honda CB1000R preview