Ducati unleashes the devil on the V-Max and V-Rod crowd. Looks like it’s not designed for a passenger. Visit Yamaha’s website and you’ll see them calling the V-Max the “Intelligent Monster”. Maybe Ducati took offence, and has therefore replied with the 2011 Diavel, the Italian firm’s first foray into the power cruiser market. Diavel … Continue reading Diavel – full info
Enertia has a range of 68 km; Enertia Plus can go 128 km before charges. American-made Brammo electric motorcycles will be coming to Canada, and as in the States, the bikes will be sold through the Best Buy chain of electronics stores, as well as through traditional motorcycle outlets. Two models are available, with each … Continue reading Brammo coming soon
A new, classic variation of the R1200R naked bike. The big news for the 2011 R1200R is a switch from the previous single-cam boxer to the more powerful twin-cam HP2 engine. The 1,170 cc twin now claims 110 hp, up just one from the previous model, but more significantly peak torque increases to 88 lb-ft, … Continue reading 2011 BMW R1200R and G650GS
Honda’s V-four crossover: automatic? As has become the norm, manufacturers often release conceptual sketches of soon-to-be-released models before any actual images or even proper descriptions of these machines surface. In keeping with this new trend, Honda has released another artist’s rendering of its upcoming V-four powered bike, toted a "crossover" due to its naked … Continue reading Honda's latest V-four sketch
CBR250R will be available in Canada in Black (shown above) and Red & Silver (below). Sweet. Honda has finally stepped up with a follow up to its successful CBR125R. Coming next spring, you’ll see a new CBR250R in Honda showrooms. This view shows the VFR inspired look. The all-new lightweight sport bike is powered … Continue reading CBR250R coming to Canada!
You’ll have to travel to Brazil to ride the new XTZ250 Ténéré. Small bore single-cylinders are increasingly popular; they’re inexpensive to run and they’re also fun to ride. So it’s good news that Yamaha has just introduced two new lightweight 250 singles, but alas, only in Brazil. Modelled after the firm’s Super Ténéré 1200 adventure … Continue reading 2011 Yamaha 250 singles
R version gets fancy suspension and brakes but does it get any extra horses? This one will cost you more than $10. Well here’s a bit of a surprise. After Triumph tarted about teaser pics and snippets of info of their new Tiger like a pimp with a $10 hooker, here we have a … Continue reading Daytona 675R pics
Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, this is the standard, road going Tiger with the 19 inch front wheel (the dirtier XC has a 21 inch front and can be seen below). At last a full array of studio high quality pics of Triumph’s new Tiger 800 have been leaked allowing us … Continue reading Tiger 800 – more pics
Canada viable? It would seem, contrary to what we suggested in our earlier news piece, that the new KTM 125 Duke may be being considered for the Canadian market after all. That’s a big MAY as it is likely that if KTM USA does not import the bike then the costs to get it tested … Continue reading Duke 125 Canada bound?
Honda Thailand have announced a couple of new models that may shortly see their way into Canada. Redesigned CBR150R. Coming to Canada in 125 format? The CBR150R is an update with reworked styling (headlight looks like it’s been taken off the VFR1200) and body panels similar to the CBR1000RR. The pipe too has been redesigned … Continue reading New Honda 125/250 for Canada?