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Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

Ducati has announced plans to launch ten new bikes by 2010 during a presentation that's currently happening in Milan. The firm says its plans include three new bikes for 2008 - presumably the Monster 696, the 848 and the 1098R which it has already shown - followed by another three new models for the 2009 range and four new machines ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 16 January 2008

Radical Ducati Cafe Racer

Spanish tuner Radical Ducati is set to launch its first complete homologated road bike later this month - the RAD 02 Cafe Racer. Designed around Ducati's two-valve and three-valve V-twin engines, the bike has been developed around two versions of Radical Ducati's own frame, in either aluminium or steel. The aluminium frame weighs just 4.1kg, while the steel version is ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 09 January 2008

Honda CB1100R concept could reach production

The designer of Honda's stunning CB1100R concept bike has said he would like to see the machine reach production. The retro-styled race-rep was the star of the Tokyo Motor Show last October. Now, after its incredible reception at the show, the designer of the machine has said that although it was originally just a concept, the possibility of production has ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 08 January 2008

Speeding only minor cause of motorcycle crashes

A new Government report has once again revealed that speeding is actually only a minor cause of motorcycle accidents. The Government’s “Compendium of Motorcycle Statistics 2007” repeats earlier findings showing that exceeding the speed limit is put down as a contributory factor – and even then not necessarily as the main cause – of just four percent of bike crashes ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 31 December 2007

Picture special: The Radd-ical Suzuki GSX-R1000

The designer of Yamaha’s GTS1000 has turned his hand to superbikes by creating this awesome hub-centre-steered version of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000. James Parker has spent decades working on alternative front suspension systems, and his designs have led to the only mass-produced hub-centre-steered machine ever offered in the form of the Yamaha GTS1000. And now he hopes his latest version will also ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 27 December 2007

Ducati design boss Pierre Terblanche leaves

Pierre Terblanche, Ducati’s design boss for the last decade, has left the firm to set up a design studio of his own. Terblanche, who can count designs including the Ducati 900SS, 999, Supermono and Multistrada among his achievements, will officially leave Ducati at the end of the year. Speaking to MCN, he said: “I’m not with Ducati as from the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 20 December 2007

Video: First tuned 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa unveiling

No motorcycle is more closely associated with tuning than Suzuki’s Hayabusa and this is the first of the new 2008 models to have been given a thorough going-over.Suzuki America commissioned the machine from Florida-based specialists Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC), and roped in clothing firm L-R-G, Lifted Research Group, to design and sponsor the bike.Clear fairing sections reveal the engine, and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 18 December 2007

Ducati Desmosedici sells out

If you want a Ducati Desmosedici and haven’t placed your order yet, you better start scouring the classifieds as the firm has now completely sold out its planned production run of 1500 machines. Ducati always said the Desmosedici RR would be available in limited numbers, and originally expected to make just a couple of hundred. But the incredible response to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 12 December 2007

Roehr superbike gets go-ahead

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod engined Roehr superbike has got the go-ahead to reach production in the middle of 2008. The motorcycle, which has been developed over several years by Walter Roehrich, uses a V-Rod engine bored out to 1250cc and mounted in a aluminium beam frame giving it superbike proportions. While the prototype, shown here, featured Ducati-esque bodywork and a double-sided ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 12 December 2007

Motorcycle legend Evel Knievel's body arrives in Montana

A fireworks display accompanied the arrival of the body of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel as his hearse reached Butte, Montana last night (Sunday, December 9, 2007) in preparation for his funeral today. The motorcycle legend died on November 30 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that causes hardening of the lungs. Evel Knievel will be buried at 11am (6pm GMT) after a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 10 December 2007

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