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Video: Vyrus 987 in testing

Guy Procter, 18 January 2010 13:51

This is Prada heir Lorenzo Bertelli’s new toy – the new Ducati 1198R-powered Vyrus 987, as delivered to him by Vyrus boss Ascanio Rodorigo on Christmas Eve. Rodorigo borrowed the bike back to show off at the weekend’s Verona Motor Bike Expo (looks like they took the rug too). Previously set to be the world’s most powerful production bike, the ...

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New Bimota DB8: 1198 engine, two seats & cheaper price

Guy Procter, 15 January 2010 10:30

Bimota has wrongfooted the world with its new DB8 by revealing it’s a dual-seat, more powerful 1198-engined yet cheaper version of the DB7. The DB8 had been strongly tipped to be a naked Bimota DB7 to rival the Ducati Streetfighter, but that bike appears to be still in the works.     Bimota Moto2 bike may form basis of new HB4 ...

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Gorgeous new electric GP bike launches

Guy Procter, 14 January 2010 09:12

Italian firm CRP has launched the most conventionally sexy electric race bike yet ­ the eCRP 1.0. The bike has twin Agni motors (Agni were the firm behind last year¹s inaugural TTXGP winner on the Isle of Man) driving a single shaft. The control system is similar to TTX02 with touch panel interface and full wireless connectivity built in. The ...

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Troy Corser marks BMW S1000RR dealer launch day

Guy Procter, 07 December 2009 11:47

BMW S1000RR factory rider Troy Corser marked the final hours leading up to the bike’s UK dealer launch with a string of appearances over the weekend. The former WSB champion has completed a hectic few weeks of promotion for the new superbike including BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Bol d’Or in France, the Athens Motorshow in Greece, the EBMRIDERS ...

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Vyrus: The world's most-powerful road motorcycle

Guy Procter, 19 October 2009 09:44

Tiny Italian firm Vyrus will launch a new hub-centre-steered superbike in November which in its ultimate form offers 211bhp. That makes it easily the most powerful street bike in the world – eclipsing Ducati’s MotoGP replica Desmosedici by more than 10bhp. The 987 C3 4V is the latest evolution of Vyrus’s radical Ducati-engined superbike, replacing the 985’s 999R engine with ...

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2Evil is craziest scooter ever

Guy Procter, 11 September 2009 16:15

This insane little dragster is the most jaw-dropping scooter we’ve ever seen. Dubbed 2Evil by its French creators MXS, the knee-high prototype pumps out an incredible 50bhp from just two 86cc cylinders. The engine is based on a Gilera DNA 70 motor, heavily modified to accept a second, overbored Malossi cylinder, bringing capacity to 172cc. The one-off racer has an ...

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Act fast if you want a 2010 ABS Fireblade

Guy Procter, 08 September 2009 10:59

86% of 2010 Fireblades will be non-ABS after Honda decided not to up levels of supply significantly from last year. The decision is likely to lead to firm prices and frustrated demand for the C-ABS-equipped bike, which costs £1000 more than the £9,521 standard bike. The number of buyers opting for the combined, anti-lock-braking superbike exceeded expectations last year after ...

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Still no Doohan-rep for 2010 Honda Deauville

Guy Procter, 04 September 2009 10:25

Honda’s junior tourer, the 680cc Deauville 700, will be available in Pearl Concours Black, Bloom Red Metallic and Spangle Silver Metallic in 2010. Find a Honda Deauville for sale The news will disappoint those hoping for a wild 1996 Doohan replica. There are no other changes to the bike.   Read the Honda Deauville review Thinking of buying a Honda Deauville? Get ...

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New Ural outfit celebrates Hunt for Red October

Guy Procter, 24 July 2009 15:14

Russian bike dinosaur Ural is celebrating a bizarre anniversary with this scarlet versoion of its sidecar outfit. Find a Ural for sale The 750cc, 40bhp machine commemorates the 25th anniversary of spy thriller The Hunt for Red October.    In a nod to the submarine-themed novel, the special edition rides lower than normal, on 18 inch wheels instead of the usual ...

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Victory debut new models with a return to chick-on-bike marketing

Guy Procter, 24 July 2009 15:02

US cruiser maker Victory has launched two new model variants and attempted to renew its CORE concept bike by draping a lady over it.  Find a Victory motorcycle for sale The Cross Country (half-faired) and Cross Roads (unfaired) are Harley Roadking competitors powered by 1731cc 50-degree V-twins.     Read Victory motorcycle reviews Each bike share’s Victory’s unique selling-points of a ...


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