A better handling Sportster Harley has released its 2011 line-up including three all-new models. We’ve already covered the 2011 Sportster XR1200X, which was first shown in June, but we now have a price: $13,739. It’s a sporty offering with fully adjustable suspension, supersport-spec brakes and dirt-track inspired styling. But there’s a new Sportster model that … Continue reading 2011 Harley-Davidsons
848 EVO in Ducati Red: 140 hp and $1,000 worth of paint. Ducati says its new 848 EVO Superbike is the "most powerful middleweight sport bike on the market." With a Testastretta Evoluzione L-twin making a claimed 140 hp at 10,500 rpm and 72 lb-ft of torque at 9,750 rpm, it owns the power crown … Continue reading New 848 is power champ
Empulse at the gas station. Call it the Empulse — or maybe the Charge of the Light Brigade. Oregon-based electric-motorcycle manufacturer Brammo is showing off a new model that looks, and should nearly perform, like a gas-fed naked sport bike. The company says the Empulse will hit 160 km/h and weighs in at a slim … Continue reading Brammo will do the ton
National Motorsports, importers of Hyosung, Daelim, E-Max and Fischer now have the Canadian distribution rights to Zero motorcycles as well. Well, technically they are the "Master Representative of Zero motorcycles in Canada" but it sou7nds like it’s pretty much the same thing. The company takes over from Stephen Bieda, who ran the Canada arm of … Continue reading Zero to National Motosports
250 cc and $1,200 less than the Ninja 650R. Lower insurance rates, too. Kawasaki has just released details of the new 2011 Ninja 400R, which will be available in Canada beginning in mid-August. This new member of the Ninja family is closely based on the Ninja 650R, but it’s engine displaces 399 cc. Bore and … Continue reading 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R
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