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Honda sells 60 VFR1200Fs in two weeks

Andy Downes, 04 March 2010 16:13

Honda has confirmed it has sold 60 VFR1200s across the country in the two weeks it has been on sale. The firm has also launched a new fixed cost maintenance package for the bike to take it through to 24,000 miles of riding for £575. This fee takes care of the 600, 8000, 16,0000 and 24,000 mile service or the ...

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Inside a BMW S1000RR engine at 14,200rpm!

Andy Downes, 17 February 2010 17:29

This video of a BMW S1000RR125cc engine revving to 14,200rpm with the valves operating has just surfaced after being released by BMW USA. The video shows the valves, rocker arms and springs operating from idle through to the maximum revs of the 999cc inline four-cylinder engine. We think the cylinder has been cut away so we can see inside and ...

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2010 Yamaha FZ8 official image

Andy Downes, 27 January 2010 09:08

Yamaha’s new FZ8 has been fully revealed in this official image just released by the firm after leaked images were seen yesterday. New Yamaha FZ8 Fazer revealed in leaked pictures The new bike was due to be officially unveiled in the summer as a replacement for the FZ6 Fazer, had until now only been partially revealed with two teaser shots ...

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Milan Show: 2010 Triumph Speed Triple SE

Andy Downes, 11 November 2009 13:27

The Triumph Speed Triple SE gets more than just a cool paint job with uprated suspension, flyscreen and seat cowl and retains the 128bhp three-cylinder 1050 motor common to all Speed Triples. The suspension changes will be introduced on all Speed Triples in 2010 as the bike enters what is thought to be the final year before a new model ...

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The Honda Cub returns in Japan

Andy Downes, 30 October 2009 10:07

This recently launched version of the classic Honda Cub is an all-new incarnation that meets new emissions regulations yet still looks like the model that helped start up the Honda company with massive sales.   The Honda Cub 110 has a fuel-injected, four-speed engine clutchless gearbox with the traditional foot change. It looks very similar to the old model except for a ...

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Yamaha SR400 returns

Andy Downes, 30 October 2009 09:43

Yamaha has brought back the SR400 one year after the model was deleted because it failed stricter emissions rules.     Find a Yamaha for sale The bike is now fuel injected, passes emissions and otherwise unchanged. It's not thought it will be imported as an official model to the UK. 

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Poll: Would you consider buying the Honda CB1100?

Andy Downes, 26 October 2009 15:55

Honda wants to know if you would buy the CB1100 which was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show for the first time in full production form. At the moment there aren’t plans to bring the bike to Europe or anywhere else outside Japan because Honda is concerned it won’t be able to see enough to keep the price realistic. In ...

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New Yamaha Tenere concept is made of cloth!

Andy Downes, 21 October 2009 09:05

Yamaha has shocked the Tokyo Motor Show crowds by unveiling a concept version of the new Super Tenere which is due for release next year. Weirdly, the concept bike is made of cloth, though it does give a tantalising glimpse of what the Japanese firm will be bringing to production next year. Highlights include a 1200cc parallel twin engine with shaft drive, ...

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Inside the technology of the VFR1200F

Andy Downes, 16 October 2009 13:46

Honda has spent years developing the technology making up the new VFR1200F – some of it will only be making an appearance on future versions – but this is the first close look at the technology of the bike. More info on the Honda VFR1200 Reducing vibrationThere were several major challenges in getting the V4 ready for production, and reducing vibration was ...

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VFR1200F test rider speaks

Andy Downes, 14 October 2009 17:02

Honda test rider Dave Hancock is adamant the new VFR1200F is so good it will change the world of bikes for the next decade. More info on the Honda VFR1200 Hancock has been a Honda test rider for the past 20 years and had played a key role in developing bikes like the Super Blackbird, Fireblade, CBR600RR and now the ...

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