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Kawasaki Z750 – 2008 colours revealed

Ben Purvis, 01 September 2007 20:39

Today (Saturday) Kawasaki revealed the first of its 2008 model updates in the form of new colour options on the Z750 and VN900 cruiser. For next year, you’ll be able to buy the Z750 in black, blue or orange, while black is also offered on the VN900. We’ve still got a couple of weeks to wait before Kawasaki reveals the ...

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Picture exclusive: BMW HP2 Sport is in production

Ben Purvis, 28 August 2007 12:08

Take a look at some images of BMW's upcoming HP2 Sport. The sportiest BMW ever made is set to be released within weeks and it has been confirmed by an internal dealership document that it will be called the BMW HP2 Sport. For a further look at the new BMW HP2 Sport, see this week's MCN out Wednesday, August 29, 2007. ...

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New V-Max - but not until 2009

Ben Purvis, 28 August 2007 11:08

Yamaha’s next-generation V-Max concept looks set to go into production as a 2009 model. This message – apparently sent to Yamaha dealers in America, where the firm’s cruisers go under the Star Motorcycles brand – has been circulated on the internet, and it appears to show the motorcycle still has a year of development ahead of it before being ready for ...

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2008 Honda VFR revealed in new motorcycle patent

Ben Purvis, 16 August 2007 10:20

Details of Honda’s 2008 VFR1000 have been revealed in a newly published motorcycle patent document – which shows the motorcycle to have a radical new frame design. The Honda V-four sports tourer motorcycle, which gets a capacity boost to 1000cc for next year with an all-new engine, features a two-piece chassis, with separate front and rear sections. The engine itself provides the ...

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One-off BMW K1200R for Resident Evil 3: Extinction

Ben Purvis, 30 July 2007 13:57

BMW has created this one-off K1200R to celebrate the launch of the new Resident Evil: Extinction movie, which will hit cinemas next month. The third movie in the Resident Evil series sees lead actress Milla Jovovich riding a similar K1200R – minus the flashy paintwork – in a post-apocalyptic setting, battling zombies as she goes. The special bike was painted ...

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Biker escapes speeding ban

Ben Purvis, 27 July 2007 15:13

A biker from Millom has persuaded a judge not to ban him after being caught for speeding, by claiming that slowing his Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle would have caused a crash. Stephen Sharp was caught doing 56mph in a 30 limit on his Suzuki GSX-R1000motorcycle, but presented the judge with images of the road covered in muck from a local farm, claiming ...

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Vespa go back to the 1970s with retro scooter

Ben Purvis, 26 July 2007 17:36

Vespa is famous for its retro-style scooters – but rather than harking back to the 1950s or 1960s the new Vespa S reflects the firm’s 1970s machines. Both 50cc two-stroke and 125cc four-stroke versions are planned, featuring the same 70s-style, square-headlight looks. Just like the original Vespa 50 Special, the steel bodywork also provides the structure of the bike.

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Piaggio hybrid scooter

Ben Purvis, 26 July 2007 17:30

This is Piaggio’s HyS prototype – hybrid electric/petrol scooter which could see production in the very near future. The firm has already created prototypes of the machine, using the two-wheeled Vespa LX and Piaggio X8 as well as the three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 as the basis for the technology. Rather than packing two completely separate power plants – a petrol engine ...

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2008 Suzuki GSX-R colourschemes revealed

Ben Purvis, 24 July 2007 09:09

These are the colour options American buyers will be offered on the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle. As well as the ubiquitous blue and white scheme, Suzuki has added two all-new paint options, including an unusual black and gold option. The final new colour is a distinctive white and silver version, similar to the limited-edition Hayabusa offered in the UK this ...

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BMW buys Husqvarna

Ben Purvis, 20 July 2007 09:52

It has just been confirmed that BMW has bought the Husqvarana motorcycle brand outright. The deal was signed with Husqvarna boss Claudio Castiglioni yesterday, (Thursday July 19), and will be officially announced shortly. The deal sees BMW buy the brand, production facilities and take charge of all the staff. No price will be announced for the deal for several weeks. ...

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