BMW confirms the new machines will make 136 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque.
The H2 SX engine is retuned for street use. There’s also an SE edition model with upscale features; we don’t know if/when either is coming to Canada.
The FJ-09 is gone, but the replacement isn’t that different. The Tracer 900 should be available here for next riding season.
Team Green all but confirms the gossip, with video teasing new bike to be unveiled at EICMA.
Bondo hops aboard the Yamaha FJR1300 – and likes it.
Hinkley says new bikes will be available in the fall.
If you’ve been eagerly following the news from Motus as they work on bringing their small block-based V4 motorcycle to market, then you’ll be happy to hear there’s an update on the upstart company’s progress.
Taking on the likes of Honda’s venerable ST1300, Yamaha’s acclaimed FJR1300 or BMW’s luxurious K1200GT is by no means an easy feat, but after a couple of days in the saddle of Kawasaki’s all-new 2008 Concours 14, I can vouch for the fact that the class now counts one more option, and a truly impressive one at that.
Most people’s first recollection of the Catskills is as the location of Ripp Van Winkle’s famous snooze, but the roads through here are nothing to yawn about. With scenery to rival the Adirondacks to the north, and a web of county roads reminiscent of the Pennsylvania network to the west, this area is a “must do” destination for the sport-touring enthusiast.
It’s become a bit of a custom at CMG. Every year, when the leaves are turning and the temperatures dropping, we give the motorcycle season a grand send-off with a grand tour. It’s a good excuse to let loose, explore some roads and slap in a last comparo test before the snow hits.