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
In 2007 Honda Canada gambled big that Canadian riders were ready for a small, unintimidating, but sporty motorcycle. The decision was taken after a lot of research into who was taking the riding schools (lots of people, many of them female), and who was going on through to get their final riding licence (disappointingly, not that many).
It took me a while to get accustomed to the dimly lit interior of the Deeley Harley-Davidson hospitality room. The usual trappings of a publicity machine were neatly laid out on the various tables a shiny coffee urn, clear pitchers of water and juice, press kits, and complimentary pads of paper for the absent minded journalists who forgot to bring their own.
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
Crossing the Equator, Rene heads into Kenya but has to take a rest to get the BMW fixed.
Good things come in threes – except, it seems, when it comes to wheels on vehicles. Most three-wheeled cars in recent memory (Isettas, Messerschmitts and Morgans to name a few) have been er, quirky, to say the least.
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
F800GS will sell for $12,250. BMW Canada has released pricing for all but one of their new models, including the F800GS dual sports and two additions to the high-performance boxer-engined HP2 line. The F800GS will retail for a suggested $12,250, and the F650GS – which uses the same 798 cc motor despite its designation – … Continue reading BMW prices released