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New Honda CB125F set for Birmingham debut

New Honda CB125F set for Birmingham debut

Wednesday, November 19 2014

Honda will reveal a brand new model at Motorcycle Live this week. The Japanese manufacturer has revealed its plans to unveil the new CB125F, a model that is heavily influenced by the similarly-named-but-not-the-same, CBF family. It takes a lot of its styling cues from the CBF , which means a naked style and a similarly […]

Honda PCX reigns supreme as winter sets in

Honda PCX reigns supreme as winter sets in

Tuesday, November 11 2014

The Honda PCX is the best selling two-wheeler in the UK for the second consecutive month. Honda’s well-equipped scooter sold 165 units in October, down from 288 in September, nine more than its nearest rival, the naked Honda CBF M with 156 new registrations. And the success of Honda’s scooter and naked models, along with […]

Stradale 800 unveiled by MV Augusta

Stradale 800 unveiled by MV Augusta

Monday, November 10 2014

MV Augusta has revealed a third new model in Italy, the Stradale 800. The touring-ready supermoto comes with a 115hp 798cc three cylinder engine, 10hp less than the Rivale on which the Stradale is based. Despite a drop in power the Stradale has been tweaked for touring which, according to the Italian manufacturer, will not […]

MV Augusta launches new Turismo Veloce 800

MV Augusta launches new Turismo Veloce 800

Monday, November 10 2014

MV Augusta has revealed the 798cc Turismo Veloce 800, a new lightweight tourer from the Italian manufacturer.  The Turismo Veloce 800 comes with a three-cylinder 100hp engine that’s been tweaked to get an extra 15 per cent of torque over the Rivale and Brutale models where the engine is taken from. It uses the marque’s […]

Power upped on Aprilia RSV4

Power upped on Aprilia RSV4

Wednesday, November 5 2014

Aprilia has upped the power on its race-ready RSV4 to create the new RR version. The Italian manufacturer has squeezed 16hp more out of its V4 engine, resulting in an output of 201hp and a power-to-weight ratio of 85 lb-ft, helped by it shedding 3kg of weight. It’s not just the 1000cc engine that’s been […]

Milan debut for BMW S 1000 XR

Milan debut for BMW S 1000 XR

Wednesday, November 5 2014

BMW has revealed the new S 1000 XR, an adventure sport bike which packs a mean punch.  The latest offering from BMW Motorrad is something of a beast, thanks to a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine. Based on the S 1000 R but very much a new bike, the XR puts out 160hp and 83lb-ft of […]

BMW revamps F800R for 2015

BMW revamps F800R for 2015

Wednesday, November 5 2014

BMW’s F800R roadster has undergone a makeover for 2015.  The German manufacturer has rung the changes on the bike, introducing an almost brand new front-end, after ditching its love-it-or-hate-it headlight of old. Now, there’s a symmetrical front light, as opposed to the lopsided look of the old F800R. And that revamped front-end is completed by […]

Special edition Thunderbird revealed by Triumph

Special edition Thunderbird revealed by Triumph

Wednesday, November 5 2014

Triumph has revealed a special edition of the Thunderbird power cruiser, called the Nightstorm.  The new model has had its chrome work toned down with its shiny surfaces blacked out. That means a blacked out exhaust and black handlebars, as well as darkened mirrors at the front-end. Across the fuel tank, new ghost flame livery […]

Triumph Rocket X unleashed in Milan

Triumph Rocket X unleashed in Milan

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Triumph has lifted the lid on a limited edition version of the Rocket III to celebrate a decade at the top of the charts. The 2,294cc motorbike is the world’s largest-capacity mass produced motorbike and has been for the past 10 years. And the Triumph Rocket X will be rolled off the production line to […]

Four Triumph Tiger 800s rolled out in Italy

Four Triumph Tiger 800s rolled out in Italy

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Triumph has revealed four new iterations of the Tiger 800.  The British manufacturer has updated its range with switchable ABS, traction control and Ride by Wire technology available for the first time. Ride by Wire is a fuel injection system that uses computers to give optimum torque for efficient riding. The fuel injection arrangement allows […]

Kawasaki reveals three sub-500cc models

Kawasaki reveals three sub-500cc models

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Kawasaki has revealed three sub-500cc models at the EICMA motorbike show in Milan.  In what has already been a busy day for Kawasaki, the Japanese manufacturer followed up its earlier unveiling of the Ninja H2 by rolling out the Ninja 250SL, Z250SL and the Z300. The single-cylinder Ninja 250SL and Z250SL are essentially the same […]

Kawasaki unveils Ninja H2

Kawasaki unveils Ninja H2

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Kawasaki has unveiled the latest Ninja, a brutal looking supersports bike based on the track-only H2R.  The H2 is an imposing looking machine with an aggressively raked front-end that’s matched with a unique paintjob. According to Kawasaki, the paint used on the Ninja H2 uses a chemical reaction to create a layer of pure silver […]

KTM reveals 1050 Adventure

KTM reveals 1050 Adventure

Tuesday, November 4 2014

KTM has unveiled the latest addition to its Adventure range – the 1050.  The 1050 falls into the line-up behind the 1190 and 1190 R but, unlike its bigger stablemates, the 95hp Adventure can be restricted to open it up to A2 licence holders, Under the new UK motorbike licence laws, anyone with an A2 […]

Two more scooters added to Yamaha line-up

Two more scooters added to Yamaha line-up

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Yamaha has added two new scooters to its line-up in the form of the X-Max 250 and 125 MomoDesign models. The Yamaha-Momo team-up is nothing new and the two have already got together previously to create the X-Max 400 MomoDesign. And the thinking behind the Italian design house and Japanese manufacturer’s latest work follows a […]

Yamaha reveals new naked triple

Yamaha reveals new naked triple

Tuesday, November 4 2014

Yamaha has revealed the new MT-09 Tracer, a touring-ready version of the MT-09 naked triple. The Tracer has been on the cards for a while and was finally unveiled officially at a press conference on the eve of the EICMA motorbike show in Milan. And the Tracer did not disappoint with a range of riding […]