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Horex VR6 - how it all fits together

Guy Procter, 03 May 2011 10:02

Six cylinders no wider than four, big vee-engine character from an inline-sized lump? Reborn German manufacturer Horex promises this and up to 200bhp from its 1218cc VR motor (V for vee, R for in a row). Here’s how the engine works and the whole lot fits together. The bike features two banks of three cylinders set at a 15 degree ...

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Yes, yes, a thousand times yes

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 18:04

What else is there to say when faced with this combination of all good things that is the £5500 QTvan mobility scooter caravan? We don't know how this has passed us by until the very evening before the Royal wedding, for which it is being marketed. Sorry.

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The lazy way to look at tons of Tuono V4R pictures

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 17:54

Want to wallow in some Tuono V4R-porn? We can understand that. Here’s a way to bathe your eyes in all its loveliness – but BE WARNED, the effect on your ears will be the opposite.  

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You bought their kitchens. Will you buy their bikes?

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 12:13

The Ikea incursion has seen the Swedish way of life occupy our homes and give us undreamt-of storage options. Now they’re after your garage, as long defunct brand Swedish brand Ockelbo ponders a revival. Former snowmobile-maker Ockelbo has been helped by a group of students from the Umeå Institute of Design, who’ve created a range of concept bikes aimed at ...

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Tuono V4R too ugly? French to the rescue!

Guy Procter, 27 April 2011 17:26

Fabulous new Aprilia Tuono V4R too ugly for you? Here come the French, with what they hope is the answer - a modified RSV4, dubbed the V4 Street. Arriving just after the launch of the Tuono V4R the V4 Street would be the perfect riposte, if its prolapsed air intakes and hat-wearing headlight didn’t achieve the opposite of what was ...

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'Handling of a race bike, comfort of a street bike' - Motus MST-01 on track

Guy Procter, 26 April 2011 09:49

Of course you¹d expect to hear that in a promotional video, but it¹s an Ohlins technician talking, even if he couches his comments in the bubblewrap of 'This is the beginning... I can't imagine what the finished product's going to be'. As the 1645cc sports tourer mules blat or rather blart round Barber motorsports park it's hard to disagree that ...

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Suzuki/VW tie-up yields first fruit?

Guy Procter, 21 April 2011 17:08

VW has surprised the Shanghai car show by revealing an electric scooter. And if this is the first fruit of the VW-Suzuki partnership (the German firm own a fifth of the GSX-R maker) we can’t wait for what’s coming next – specifically a few beers, a movie and bed. Weighing 20kg without batteries and powered by a 350-watt motor, the ...

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ABS compulsory on US BMWs but 86% of UK BMW buyers opt for it anyway

Guy Procter, 21 April 2011 16:48

ABS will be standard on all BMWs sold in America from 2012, the firm's US bosses have announced. But it's a move unlikely to spread to British beemers while 86% of us are happy to pay between £645 and £965 to spec our BMWs up with anti-lock, (including 94% of S1000RR buyers) according to the firm. BMW's US vice president Pieter ...

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KTM 125 Duke - world's coolest 125 or what?

Guy Procter, 21 April 2011 16:35

Great behind-the-scenes video for some of the promos for KTM’s new 125 Duke. Has a bike firm ever made an eighth-litre bike look so damn good? And has anyone pulled off such a phenomenal piss-take on the motorcycling 'straight' world than KTM is by putting this stuff put, while its CEO Pierer presides over ACEM, the European representative of motorcycle ...

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New Yamaha YZF-R15: no compromise on the hugger

Guy Procter, 21 April 2011 15:31

New Yamaha? In this economic climate? And a ‘super sport urban bike’ at that? Yep, you read it right (Looking for a 125? Find a Yamaha YZF-R125 for sale). Unfortunately, the svelte new R6-alike 150cc machine isn’t destined for a showroom near you, unless you live in Pune, Hyderabad or Mumbai. It’s an India-only evolution of the original YZF-R15, the ...

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